Friday, April 16, 2010

Sally's Weekly Update for 04/16/10!

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Weekly Update 4/16/10


Edited by Otto Penzler

As some of you already know, the limited editions of Agents of Treachery have started to ship!

If you ordered a copy, you should be receiving it very soon.

If you did not order a copy, well, why not? The lettered edition is sold out, but we still have a few numbered editions left at $150.00

This beautifully produced edition is limited to 250 copies and contains 14 never-before-published stories by many of the world’s best-selling and most distinguished writers of international intrigue: Lee Child, Dan Fesperman, Joseph Finder, James Grady, Stephen Hunter, Andrew Klavan, John Lawton, Gayle Lynds, Charles McCarry, David Morrell, Stella Rimington, Olen Steinhauer, John Weisman, and Robert Wilson.

Every copy is signed by every contributor.

This is the only hardcover edition of this book (a trade paperback edition will be published in June) and because of the high quality of the paper and other materials used in the production of this deluxe edition, it is unusually heavy, so shipping will be charged at $10 per copy.

* The book received a starred review in Publisher’s Weekly.


We have also received our Mysterious Profile for April. Charles Todd’s profile of Ian Rutledge is signed by both authors (Charles and Caroline Todd, both sign as Charles).

Numbered copies are limited to 100 copies and cost $60.00

If you have not yet ordered your copy, please let us know as soon as you can.


Mary Higgins Clark sent us signed copies of The Shadow of Your Smile. The queen of suspense is always generous about providing signed copies of her books although sometimes we’ve had to wait. Not this time. $25.99

The Executor is the third dark thriller from Jesse Kellerman. A young student takes a job as a "conversationalist" with an elderly woman. He is so comfortable living in her big house that he would do anything, anything to stay there forever! $25.95

The Spellmans Strike Again is the fourth book by Lisa Lutz featuring Izzy Spellman, who has now taken over the family business. This transition will not be a smooth one! $25.00

Carol McCleary’s first book, The Alchemy of Murder, has now been published in the U.S. This historical takes place at the Paris World’s Fair in 1889 and features Nelly Bly who is tracking a killer. She is helped by Jules Verne, Oscar Wilde, and Louis Pasteur. First in a series. $24.99

Beatrice and Virgil is the new novel from Man Booker Prize winner Yann Martel. This allegorical novel is not a mystery, but anything from the author of Life of Pi deserves attention. $24.00

Ken Mercer was here reading from his first novel, Slow Fire. Will Magowan is offered a job as police chief of Haydenville, a tiny town in rural California. Out of options, Will accepts the job but finds that this small town is being corrupted by a criminal influence that threatens to destroy it. $25.99

Cornelia Read is getting much attention these days for her powerful novels featuring Madeline Dare. Invisible Boy finds Madeline investigating the death of a small boy after she finds his skeleton in her own family cemetery. Dark stuff. $24.99

Beautiful Assassin by Michael White tells the story of Tat’yana Levchenko , a Soviet sniper and hero, who went missing at the peak of her fame. A Thriller/Espionage Club Selection. $24.99


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

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

The Case of the Crumpled Knave by Anthony Boucher, Simon & Schuster, NY. 1939. First Edition. $65.00

Library stamp and label removed from front endpaper, else near fine in rubbed dust jacket which has tears and creases on spine.

Cross by Ken Bruen, Scorpion Press, Gladestry. 2007. Limited Edition. SIGNED. $160.00

Limited to 77 numbered and signed copies. With an appreciation by Denise Mina and Michael Johnson. Fine in marbled boards as issued.

Murder at the New York World’s Fair by Freeman Dana, Random House, NY. 1938. First Edition. $50.00

A surprisingly scarce book by Phoebe Atwood Taylor under this pseudonym, published the year before the famous World’s Fair opened. Lower portion of spine scuffed, front endpaper lacking, else near fine copy.

Fatal Descent by Carter Dickson (with John Rhode), Dodd, Mead, NY. 1939. First US Edition. $450.00

A sliver of darkening at top of spine, else an exceptionally fine and bright copy in a price-clipped dust jacket that is quite chipped at top and bottom of spine. Very scarce in jacket.

American Gigolo by Timothy Harris, Delacorte, NY. 1979. First Edition. $125.00

Novelization of a screenplay by Paul Schrader. An exceptionally fine copy in a white dust jacket which has one ½" tear at the rear hinge.

Deeper than the Dead by Tami Hoag, Dutton, NY. 2010. First Edition. SIGNED. $50.00

Fine in fine dust jacket.

Storm Cycle by Iris and Roy Johansen, St. Martin’s Press, NY. 2009. First Edition SIGNED. $65.00

Signed by both authors. Fine in fine dust jacket.

Murder, Ancient and Modern by Edward Marston, Crippen & Landru, VA. 2005. Limited Edition. SIGNED. $43.00

Limited to 225 numbered and signed copies. Contains an original story, The End of the Line, in pamphlet form. Fine in fine dust jacket.

Maigret Triumphant by Georges Simenon, Hamilton, London. 1969. First Edition. $75.00

Surprisingly scarce omnibus, containing Maigret and the Burglar’s Wife, Maigret’s Revolver, My Friend Maigret, Maigret in Court, and Maigret Afraid. Fine in a price-clipped dust jacket with light wear at head of spine.

Ultimate Punishment by Scott Turow, Farrar, Straus, Giroux, NY. 2003. First Edition. SIGNED. $45.00

Subtitled "A Lawyer’s Reflections on Dealing with the Death Penalty." Fine in fine dust jacket.


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