Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Sally's Weekly Update for 04/09/10

The Mysterious Bookshop

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Weekly Update 4/9/10


MEMORY by Donald E. Westlake

This is the first publication ever of Memory, a novel by Donald E. Westlake, discovered after the author’s death on January 1, 2009.

Hospitalized after a liaison with another man’s wife ends in violence, Paul Cole has just one goal: to rebuild his shattered life. But with his memory damaged, the police hounding him, and no way even to get home, Paul’s facing steep odds — and a bleak fate if he fails...

This final novel by three-time Edgar Award winner Donald E. Westlake is a noir masterpiece, a dark and painful portrait of a man’s struggle against merciless forces that threaten to strip him of his very identity.

The Mysterious Bookshop will publish a small hardcover edition of 200 copies in a full-cloth binding without a dust jacket.

The price is $29.95. Hard Case Crime is publishing a mass market paperback at $7.95


We are excited to be carrying signed first editions of Noir by Robert Coover. This original writer has turned his considerable writing talent to the classic detective story - and turned it inside out. An Unclassifiable Club Selection. $24.95

We have only a few copies of A River in the Sky by Elizabeth Peters, the latest Amelia Peabody mystery. First come, first served..... $25.99

Hazard by Gardiner Harris is, unfortunately, a timely thriller. Harris sets his story in a Kentucky coal mine where an apparently straightforward accident comes under suspicion by the mine inspector. The author’s reporting in Kentucky led to broad changes in laws governing coal mine safety. $25.99

Expiration Date by Duane Swierczynski features Mickey Wade who is out of work, out of time, and quite possibly out of his mind. A Trade Paperback original. $13.99

The Mapping of Love and Death by Jacqueline Winspear is the seventh novel featuring popular sleuth Maisie Dobbs. $25.99


We have some copies of Horns by Joe Hill from the U.K. This is not the first edition (the U.S. edition is) but it is signed by Hill who has also drawn cartoons. It also boasts a wonderful dust jacket which is almost reason enough to add this to your collection. $38.00


(Bibliomystery) Enter Sir John by Clemence Dane and Helen Simpson, Cosmopolitan, NY. 1928. First U.S. Edition. $125.00

A murder in a London theater is solved by means of a neatly rewritten play. The basis for the 1930 Alfred Hitchcock film, Murder!, which starred Herbert Marshall. Cloth soiled, else near fine in dust jacket that is also near fine except for one-inch closed tear at front hinge.

Clues for Dr. Coffee by Lawrence G. Blochman, Lippincott, Philadelphia. 1964. $75.00

Short story collection. Very fine in very fine, price-clipped dust jacket.

Sheriff Olsen by M.G. Chute, Appleton, NY. 1942. First Edition. SIGNED. $150.00

Exceptionally scarce short story collection. The spine is minutely sunned, else very fine in dust jacket, with light wear at spine ends and along edges. Inscribed and signed.

The Peril Ahead by John Creasey, Stanley Paul, London. 1946. First Edition. $45.00

A Department "Z" thriller. Near fine in the very scarce dust jacket, which is chipped.

Lincoln Rhyme by Jeffery Deaver, Mysterious Bookshop, NY. 2007. First and only Edition. $60.00

A profile in the format of a previously unpublished story by the six-time Edgar nominee. Limited to only 100 hardcover copies, numbered and signed. As new without dust jacket, as issued.

Hypnotic Tales by James L. Ford, Puck, NY. 1891. First Edition. $100.00

Illustrated. A scarce mixed collection which contains "The Detective’s Tale." About fine.

The Looking-Glass War by John Le Carre, Heinemann, London. 1965. First Edition. $100.00

Fine in a price-clipped dust jacket with just slight fading to the spine, much less than usual for this title.

Through a Glass Darkly by Helen McCloy, Random House, NY. 1950. First Edition. SIGNED. $100.00

Under-rated suspense novel. About fine in a price-clipped, rubbed and slightly chipped dust jacket. Inscribed and signed, "To Allen J. Hubin – This my favorite of all my books."

The Midnight Club by James Patterson, Little Brown, Boston. 1989. First Edition. $45.00

Early title. Fine in dust jacket.

The Brownstone House of Nero Wolfe (Rex Stout) by Ken Darby, Little Brown, Boston. 1983. First Edition. $85.00

A very fine copy in a crisp dust jacket with some toning to rear panel.

The Money Trap by Lionel White, Dutton, NY. 1963. First Edition. $150.00

Tiny date at top of front endpaper, else a very fine, crisp copy in dust jacket, which is lightly rubbed at edges. The basis for the 1963 film noir of the same title which starred Glenn Ford and Rita Hayworth. Very scarce.


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