Friday, December 11, 2009

Sally's Weekly Update for 12/11/09

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 12/11/09


Tuesday, December 15th 6.30 p.m. - 8.00 p.m.

Brad Parks reads from and discusses his hard-boiled debut

Faces of the Gone


The Big Wake-Up by Mark Coggins is the 5th in the August Riordan series. When San Francisco P.I. Riordan witnesses the death of a beautiful university student from Buenos Aires, he finds himself drawn into the hunt for the remains of Eva Peron which were supposedly returned to Buenos Aires from Italy and buried in an underground tomb. $24.95.

Signed copies also available in paperback. $14.95

The U.S. edition of The Price of Love by Peter Robinson is here. These short stories include a new novella featuring Robinson’s character, Detective Inspector Alan Banks. $25.99


Talking About Detective Fiction by P.D. James. James discusses the genre: the authors and their work; compares British and American Golden Age mystery writing; and sees a renewal of the detective hero in recent years. $22.00

La’s Orchestra Saves the World by Alexander McCall-Smith is set in England in 1939. La, escaping the bombing in London, settles in a small village and organizes an amateur orchestra made up of local musicians and those stationed on the nearby RAF base. $23.95


The Disappeared by M.R. Hall features Jenny Cooper, the Severn Vale District coroner (introduced in The Coroner). This is limited to 250 numbered and signed copies. $$38.00


Liquor, Guns & Ammo by Kent Anderson, McMillan, Tucson. 1998. First Trade Edition. SIGNED. $30.00

As new in dust jacket.

The Thief Who Couldn’t Sleep by Lawrence Block, Armchair Detective Library, NY. 1994. First Hardcover Edition. SIGNED. $75.00

This was first published in paperback in 1966. Evan Tanner. Limited to only 100 numbered and signed copies. Very fine in slipcase.

The Burglar Who Painted Like Mondrian by Lawrence Block, Arbor House, NY. 1983. First Edition. SIGNED. $75.00

Very fine in dust jacket. Inscribed and signed.

When the Sacred Ginmill Closes by Lawrence Block, Arbor House, NY. 1986. First Edition. SIGNED. $50.00

Perhaps the best Matt Scudder novel. Fine in dust jacket.

The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown, Doubleday, NY. First Edition. SIGNED. $75.00

We sold out of our own signed copies within an hour (as you know) but we just had an opportunity to buy a few signed copies of the first edition. Alas, no longer at list price, but we have the lowest price of anyone else offering these scarce signed copies. Fine in dust jacket.

Mostly Murder by Fredric Brown, Dutton, NY. 1953. First Edition. $600.00

A very scarce short story collection. A fine copy in dust jacket.

A Case of Lone Star by Kinky Friedman, Morrow, NY. 1987. First Edition. $35.00

Author’s second book. Fine in dust jacket.

Charlie Resnick by John Harvey, Mysterious Bookshop, NY. 2008. First Edition. SIGNED. $60.00

Limited to only 100 hardcover copies, numbered and signed by Harvey. A profile of the great author’s most famous character. Very fine in boards, as issued.

The Given Day by Dennis Lehane, Scorpion Press, Gladestry. 2008. First Edition. SIGNED. $150.00

Limited to only 80 copies numbered and signed. Precedes the U.S. trade edition. Handsome production with leather spine and marbled boards.

The Last Supper by Charles McCarry, Dutton, NY. 1983. First Edition. $100.00

Fine in dust jacket.

A Death in China by William D. Montalbano & Carl Hiaasen, Atheneum, NY. 1984. First Edition. $35.00

A fine copy in a lightly chipped dust jacket that has a sunned spine.

The Scarab Murder Case by S.S. Van Dine, Scribners, NY. 1930. First Edition. $275.00

Former owner’s name and neat bookplate, else an exceptionally fine bright copy in a near fine dust jacket which has only the slightest rubbing at the top of the spine.

The Ten Faces of Cornell Woolrich by Cornell Woolrich, Simon & Schuster, NY. 1965. First Edition. $350.00

Very fine in very fine dust jacket with the logo on the spine slightly sunned.



Mark Coggins said...

Sally, by the way, there are only 1,000 copies of the hardcover edition of THE BIG WAKE-UP. That plus well-known artist Owen Smith's:

cool cover illustration make the edition something of a rarity.

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