Friday, April 2, 2010

Sally's Weekly Update for 04/02/10

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 4/2/10


31 Bond Street by Ellen Horan is a first novel based on a famous nineteenth-century murder case. When the stabbed and neatly decapitated body of a dentist is found in his town house in lower Manhattan, the identity of the killer consumes national interest in the days preceding the Civil War. Horan sets this story against a tumultuous era characterized by a sensationalist press, aggressive new wealth, a booming real-estate market, racial conflict, and the erosion of old codes of behavior. A First Mystery Club Selection. $25.99

We have signed copies of the U.S. Edition of Solar by Ian McEwan. Michael Beard is a Nobel Prize-winning physicist whose best work is behind him. When Beard’s professional and personal worlds collide in a freak accident, an opportunity arises for him to extricate himself from his marital mess, reinvigorate his career, and save the world from environmental disaster. McEwan signed these books in the publisher’s warehouse on an already tipped in page. $26.95

The Sheen on the Silk is a stand alone from Anne Perry. Set in thirteenth-century Constantinople, this story features physician Anna Zarides who wants to prove the innocence of her twin brother, Justinian, who has been exiled to the desert for conspiring to kill Bessarion, a nobleman. $27.00


61 Hours by Lee Child is here. This edition precedes the US edition by two months. We wrote about this a couple of months ago, and those of you who pre-ordered will receive your copies. However, we have a couple of copies left. $48.00


The Specimen Case by Ernest Bramah, Doran, NY. 1925. First U.S. Edition. $200.00

Contains a Max Carrados story. Top of spine rubbed, else a near fine copy in the scarce dust jacket, which is chipped at top and bottom of spine, has a closed tear on rear panel, and interior tape has bled through to be visible at spine ends.

The Life of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle by John Dickson Carr, Harper, NY. 1949. First Edition. SIGNED. $175.00

Fine in a price-clipped dust jacket with wear at spine ends. Signed "In Baker Street Fellowship. John Dickson Carr"

The Killing Floor by Lee Child, Putnam, NY. 1997. First Edition. SIGNED. $125.00

Author’s first novel. Fine in fine dust jacket.

Black Notice by Patricia Cornwell, Putnam, NY. 1999. Limited Edition. SIGNED. $150.00

Limited to 200 signed and numbered copies. Fine in slipcase.

The Primitive by Chester Himes, Signet, NY. 1956. First Edition. $125.00

A very fine, unread copy of this uncommon paperback original and rare in this condition.

Beneath the Bleeding by Val McDermid, HarperCollins, London. 2007. First Edition. SIGNED. $85.00

A Tony Hill/Carol Jordan mystery. Scarce.

The Man Who Smiled by Henning Mankell, Scorpion Press, Gladestry. Limited Edition, 2005. SIGNED. $285.00.

Limited to 15 lettered deluxe copies and signed by Mankell and John Harvey, who wrote the appreciation. Fine in marbled boards as issued.

Week End to Kill by Frederick Nebel, Century, Chicago. 1945. First Edition. $100.00

This digest-sized paperback original also includes Hugh Pentecost’s Secret Corridors. Creasing to covers, else a near fine copy of this very scarce book.

My Adventure in the Flying Scotsman by Eden Phillpotts, James Hogg, London. 1988. First Edition. $2,000.00

Early Queen’s Quorum title. Even in 1948, when Ellery Queen compiled his list of the 106 most important short story collections in the history of detective fiction, he described this title as "rare" and he was right. The rainbow-colored board are rubbed, as with most copies, else a very good copy.

Look Your Last by John Stephen Strange, Doubleday Crime Club, NY. 1943. First Edition. $100.00

Fine in dust jacket, which has trivial wear at spine ends and barely noticeable closed tears and a crease on the rear panel.


No comments: