Saturday, November 28, 2009

Sally's Weekly Update for 11/28/09

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Weekly Update 11/28/09

Hope your Thanksgiving was a good one!

The BIG NEWS around here is that Janet Maslin, book criticof The New York Times, just named her top 10 books of the year and one of them is Otto Penzler’s The Lineup!!

This title has gone back to press for a second printing but we still have some autographed first editions of the perfect gift book, with entertaining and informative biographies of the most popular detectives written by today’s most distinguished authors. $25.99.

If you haven’t yet reserved your Signed Limited Edition of The First Rule by Robert Crais, do it soon. 100 numbered copies at $150.00. 26 lettered copies at $275.00.


We have signed copies of U is For Undertow!! Sue Grafton signed at her publisher and we’re really happy to have them here. According to a pal of mine, this is the best Kinsey Milhone in years! A Crime Collector’s Club Selection. $27.95

Washington Shadow is the second book by Aly Monroe and takes place in September 1945 when post-war Britain sends John Maynard Keynes to D.C. to beg for a loan. Agent Peter Cotton is part of the back-up team but his assignment involves the break-up of America’s wartime intelligence agency. He will discover an Anglo-American conspiracy that will change the world of post-war intelligence forever. A British Crime Club Selection. $43.00

Katherine Hall Page signed copies of her latest Faith Fairchild mystery, The Body in the Sleigh. Just in time for the holiday season. $15.99


The Black Camel by Earl Derr Biggers, Grosset & Dunlap. Reprint. $65.00

A handsome copy of this Charlie Chan mystery, near fine in very bright dust jacket with just a hint of wear at the extremities.

The Long Goodbye by Raymond Chandler, Houghton Mifflin, Boston. 1954. First U.S. Edition. $450.00

A near fine copy in dust jacket with large chip bottom of spine and small chip at top. There is some smudging on back of dj

Cut Me In by Hunt Collins, Abelard-Schuman, NY. 1954. First Edition. $200.00

A very scarce mystery novel by Evan Hunter under this early pseudonym, written two years before the first Ed McBain title was released. There is an inked letter on the front endpaper, else very good in dust jacket, which has a crease down the spine and has light wear along the top edge.

Lullaby Town by Robert Crais, Bantam, NY. 1992. First Edition. SIGNED. $750.00

Very fine in dust jacket.

For Kicks by Dick Francis, Joseph, London. 1965. Second Printing. SIGNED. $75.00

Fine in chipped dust jacket. Same format and jacket image at the first printing.

Fire in the Flesh by David Goodis, Gold Medal, NY. 1957. First Edition. $45.00

Paperback original. Reading crease, some spine rubbing, near very good.

Doctor Izard by Anna Katharine Green, Putnam, NY. 1895. First Edition. $450.00

Very good copy in the original wrappers. Very scarce in collector’s condition in this fragile binding.

The Jungle Kids by Evan Hunter, Pocket, NY. 1956. First Edition. $65.00

A Queen’s Quorum title. Near fine copy of this paperback original and uncommon in this collectible condition.

Strangers When We Meet by Evan Hunter, Simon & Schuster, NY. 1958. First Edition. $35.00

Non-mystery. Basis for the film with Kim Novak. Very good in chipped dust jacket.

Every Little Crook and Nanny by Evan Hunter, Doubleday, NY. 1972. First Edition. $20.00

Fine in dust jacket, which has light wear at the top of the spine.

The Pusher by Ed McBain, Pocket, NY. 1956. First Edition. $45.00

Third 87th Precinct novel. A bit of rubbing at the spine edge, else about fine copy of this paperback original.

The Crossroads by John D. MacDonald, Simon & Schuster, NY. 1959. First Edition. $35.00

Pages tanned as usual, else fine in a chipped dust jacket.