Friday, September 11, 2009

Sally's Weekly Update for 09/11/09

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Weekly Update 9/11/09

A Halloween Idea

Half-Minute Horrors, edited by Susan Rich, is an anthology for children. But these very very short stories will have a wider appeal because of the list of contributors, which include Lemony Snicket, James Patterson, Faye Kellerman, Brad Meltzer, Margaret Atwood, Neil Gaiman, Joyce Carol Oates, Jonathan Lethem, and Michael Connelly. For ages 10 and up. Hey, that’s us! $12.99.

Vertigo Crime has published the first two Graphic Novels in what we hope will be an ongoing series.

Dark Entries is written by Ian Rankin with art by Werther Dell’Edera. $19.99

Filthy Rich is written by Brian Azzarello with art by Victor Santos. $19.99


Mark Billingham’s latest featuring DI Tom Thorne is here. In Blood Line, Thorne investigates what looks to be a routine domestic murder - until a bloodstained sliver of an x-ray is found clutched in the dead woman’s fist. $43.00

Ordinary Thunderstorms by William Boyd tells the story of Adam Kindred, a climatologist in London for a job interview. A chance encounter in a bistro leads to a series of accidents through which Adam will lose everything - home, family, friends, job, reputation, etc. There’s a reward for his capture and a hired killer is stalking him. Boyd is the author of Restless, the Costa Novel of Year. $48.00

The Crucifix Killer is a first novel by Chris Carter. In Los Angeles, a young woman is found savagely murdered. On the nape of her neck is carved a double-cross, the signature of a psychopath known as the Crucifix Killer. But that’s not possible. Two years ago the Crucifix Killer was caught and executed. $33.00

Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier (author of Girl with a Pearl Earring) is not really a mystery and we only have a couple of them. This novel, set in the 19th century, focuses on the discoveries by one woman which set the scientific world on fire by challenging ideas about the world’s creation and stimulating debate about our origins. $40.00

A Week In December is Sebastian Faulks’s latest. Over seven days, we follow the lives of seven major characters as Faulks pieces together the complex patterns of modern urban life. From the man who took over the James Bond franchise. $48.00

Small Wars by Sadie Jones is a portrait of a marriage . Hal is a dedicated soldier with a brilliant career ahead of him and Clara is his soul mate. When Hal is posted to Cyprus in the middle of the Emergency - the British are defending the colony against Cypriots who want union with Greece - the atrocities of that ‘small war’ begins to drive them apart. $33.00

Denise Mina has a new book and a new protagonist in Still Midnight. DS Alex Morrow is handed a case guaranteed to make her career. Two strangers force their way into a suburban home and demand millions the family doesn’t have and ask for a man nobody has heard of. Obviously a mistake. But there’s a dark undercurrent here and the case is going to explode in a most surprising way. $33.00

Occupied City is the second book in David Peace’s Tokyo Trilogy. It is 1948 , the third year of the U.S. occupation of Japan, when a man, claiming to be a doctor, enters a bank and tells the employees he has been sent by the Occupation authorities to treat anyone who might have been exposed to the outbreak of dysentery. Within minutes twelve bank employees are dead and the biggest manhunt in Japanese history begins. $50.00

Henry Porter has a new thriller, The Dying Light. Kate Lockhart, lawyer, attends the funeral of her ex-lover, David Eyam. The congregation is made up of corporate leaders, ministers, and spies because David had one of the best minds of his generation. But when Kate learns of his last will and testament, a legacy that certain members of the congregation will do anything to suppress, she will have to struggle to understand the last few years of his life. And hers. $33.00

The Complaints by Ian Rankin features Malcolm Fox who works for "The Complaints" the cops who investigate other cops. Fox must investigate Jamie Breck, who is dirty, but nobody can prove it. As Fox takes on the job, he learns there’s more to Breck than anybody thinks. A British Crime Club Selection. $48.00

Craig Russell has a new book featuring Jan Fabel, The Valkyrie Song. An English pop star is found dead in Hamburg’s red-light district. There’s a female serial killer on the loose - the Angel of St. Pauli. Fabel investigates and discovers the case is more complicated than he at first thought. $48.00

The Empty Death is Laura Wilson’s second book set in war-torn London (the first, Stratton’s War won the CWA Ellis Peters Historical Award). It is the summer of 1944 and DI Ted Stratton is called on the investigate when a doctor is found dead in suspicious circumstances near Middlesex Hospital. $48.00


The Given Day by Dennis Lehane, Wm. Morrow, NY. 2008. First Edition. SIGNED. $45.00

Fine in dust jacket.

The Whiskey Rebels by David Liss, Random House, NY. 2008. First Edition. SIGNED. $26.00

Fine in dust jacket.

Return to the Scene by Q. Patrick, Simon & Schuster, NY. 1941. First Edition. $150.00

A fine, fresh copy in an excellent dust jacket which is bright and clean, with minor wear to the top corners and top of spine. Very scarce in such collectable condition.

A Morbid Taste for Bones by Ellis Peters, Morrow, NY. 1978. First U.S. Edition. $75.00

A Brother Cadfael mystery. Looks fine- but isn’t. The exterior of the dust jacket has a tiny chip at top of spine, else is clean and fresh. However, there is glue residue on the flaps and on the endpapers. No other markings.

Death from a Top Hat by Clayton Rawson, Putnam, NY. 1938. First Edition. $100.00

Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone. One of the great locked room mysteries. The first Great Merlini novel. Spine sunned, else very good.

The Headless Lady by Clayton Rawson, Putnam, NY. 1940. First Edition. $450.00

Fine, sharp copy in a bright price-clipped dust jacket with chips and creases on spine and corners. The third Great Merlini novel.

The Great Merlini by Clayton Rawson, Gregg, Boston. 1979. First Edition. $100.00

The complete Merlini short stories - masterpieces of impossible crimes. Very fine in dust jacket.

The Bishop Murder Case by S.S. Van Dine, Scribner, NY. 1929. First Edition. $150.00

Fourth Philo Vance mystery. Fine in dust jacket which has light creasing to edges.

Enough by Donald E. Westlake, Evans, NY. 1966. First Edition. $65.00

Fine in dust jacket.


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