Saturday, September 26, 2009

Sally's Weekly Update for 09/25/09

The Mysterious Bookshop

58 Warren Street

New York, NY 10007

Ph: 212-587-1011

Fax: 212-587-1126

Open Seven Days, 11.00 a.m. - 7.00 p.m.

Weekly Update 9/25/09


Wednesday, September 30th 7.00 p.m. - 8.30 p.m.

Celebrate the publication of

Tower by Reed Farrel Coleman (written with Ken Bruen)


The Fury by Jason Pinter.

Both books are paperback originals.

Thursday, October 1st 6.30 p.m. - 8.00 p.m.

Rizzo’s War by Lou Manfredo

Hardboiled debut.

Books will be available for signing and light refreshments will be served.

The Lineup

We are expecting copies of The Lineup to be delivered today. We have been told that each volume weighs 2.5lbs and we are going to have to charge $10 postage and handling for each volume. Sorry about that, but the postage is actually higher than that. If you are buying more than one copy the price will be pro-rated. International customers will be charged the actual cost by weight plus $3.00.


Blood’s A Rover by James Ellroy completes The Underworld U.S.A. Trilogy (American Tabloid and The Cold Six Thousand are the first two books in the series). Set in the summer of 1968 following the assassination of both Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy, this is political noir as only Ellroy can tell it. A Crime Collector’s Club Selection. $28.95

Hell’s Kitchen is a first novel by screenwriter Charles Kipps and introduces Conor Bard, a New York City homicide cop who works out of Hell’s Kitchen. When the body is found of a successful criminal defense attorney with rumored ties to the Mafia, Bard must deal with a long list of suspects. A Hard Boiled Club Selection. $25.00

The Vampire Archives, edited by Otto Penzler, is bound to be popular as Halloween approaches. This oversize paperback volume received rave reviews from Publisher’s Weekly not only because it is the most complete volume of vampire tales ever published, but also because of the superb extensive Bibliography compiled by our very own Dan Seitler. Otto and Dan will sign. $25.00

After the Fire, A Still Small Voice is a first novel by Evie Wyld set in Australia . This beautifully written story of two men and the wars that shaped them is high on Ian Kern’s list of favorites. $24.00


Agatha Christie’s Secret Notebooks by John Curran is a very important contribution to the world of mystery. Curran deciphered Christie’s notebooks, 73 of them, after the death of Christie’s daughter. He discovered alternative plots, titles, and characters and previously unpublished work including two Hercule Poirot stories. We don’t have many of this title. $50.00

Lindsey Davis returns to her first love, the 17th century, with Rebels and Traitors, and pens a novel set against the English Civil War and the dark plots of the Commonwealth. Again, not many of this title. $48.00

The Price of Love by Peter Robinson is a collection of short stories, one of which features DCI Alan Banks. Not many of these either. $45.00


A Coffin For Dimitrios by Eric Ambler, Alfred A. Knopf, NY. 1939. First U.S. Edition. $2,000.00

Collector’s blind stamped ex-libris on the front free endpaper, else fine in a dust jacket with a little creasing. Haycraft-Queen cornerstone.

The Poisoned Chocolates Case by Anthony Berkeley, Crime Club, Garden City. 1929. First U.S. Edition. $500.00

Very good to fine in a very good dust jacket with some minor chipping and a waterstain on the front panel. Haycraft-Queen cornerstone.

The Beast Must Die by Nicholas Blake, Harper & Brothers, NY. 1938. First U.S. Edition. $350.00

Owner’s faint ex-libris blind stamp on the front free endpaper; owner’s ink name. Very good in a dust jacket with numerous small chips and tears. Haycraft-Queen cornerstone.

The Judas Window by John Dickson Carr (Carter Dickson), Morrow. NY. 1938. First Edition. $875.00

Very good in dust jacket. Haycraft-Queen cornerstone.

The Innocence of Father Brown by G.K. Chesterton, Cassell, London. 1911. First Edition. $350.00

First Father Brown book. Queen’s Quorum; Haycraft-Queen cornerstone. Goldstone bookplate; blind-stamp ex-libris; minor staining to the last two leaves; very good, bright copy.

His Last Bow by Arthur Conan Doyle, John Murray, London. 1917. First Edition. $500.00

Bookplate; spine a little faded; some spotting; very good.

The Old Man in the Corner by Baroness Orczy, Greening, London. 1909. First Edition. $650.00

Previous owner’s blind ex-libris stamp on the front free endpaper; back hinge started; very good. Haycraft-Queen cornerstone and Queen’s Quorum.

The Roman Hat Mystery by Ellery Queen, Frederick A. Stokes, NY. 1929. First Edition. SIGNED. $650.00

Author’s first book. Front hinge cracked about half-way from the bottom; faint owner’s ex-libris blind stamp on the front free endpaper; slight spine cocking and cloth fraying; signed as Dannay and Queen on the title page.

The Patience of Maigret by Georges Simenon, Harcourt Brace, 1940. First U.S. Edition. $350.00

Very good in dust jacket. Haycraft-Queen cornerstone.

Phantom Lady by Cornell Woolrich (William Irish), Lippincott, Philadelphia. 1942. First Edition. $1,750.00

A very good or better copy in a very good dust jacket with some chips and tears. Haycraft-Queen cornerstone.


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