Friday, April 23, 2010

Sally's Weekly Update for 04/23/10!

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Weekly Update 4/23/10


The Edgar Awards Banquet takes place next Thursday, April 29th. To kick off this very important event:

Tuesday, April 27th.

6.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m.

The Mysterious Bookshop and The Mystery Writers of America will host a party celebrating the release of


Edited by Charlaine Harris.

Many of the contributors will be attending and will sign copies of the anthology.

Admission is free and light refreshments will be served.



Edited by Jonathan Santlofer and S.J. Rozan

The Mysterious Bookshop is publishing a special limited edition of this exceptional anthology, signed by every contributor.

The vision of the editors was to produce a collection of dark tales, half written by mystery writers, the other half by mainstream literary writers, in which it is clear that the lines between the two camps have blurred. Some of the world’s most distinguished authors have written original, never previously published, stories for this landmark volume.

The contributors to this collection are Madison Smart Bell, Lawrence Block, Stephen L. Carter, Lee Child, Michael Connelly, Lynn Freed, James Grady, Amy Hempel, Janice Lee, Jonathan Lethem, Laura Lippman, Patrick McCabe, Val McDermid, Joyce Carol Oates, Francine Prose, Abraham Rodriguez Jr., S.J. Rozan, Jonathan Santlofer, and Edmund White.

Those of you who have purchased our previous limited editions know how beautiful these volumes are. This edition is limited to 250 copies, numbered and signed by all contributors. Bound in marbled boards with a leather spine. The price is $150.00. There are also 26 lettered copies available at $275.00

Reserve your copy today.

We have received Memory by Donald E. Westlake. This limited hardcover edition is $29.95. If you have not already ordered your copy, now would be a good time.


Because of the the recent eruption in Iceland of a volcano, the name of which nobody but Icelanders can pronounce, travel was disrupted for several of our authors.

We are sorry to say that our May Soft-Boiled Selection will have to be changed because Alexander McCall-Smith was unable to get here. Luckily we have a great substitute: Laurie King’s book, The God of the Hive. We do think we will be able to get tipped in signatures from McCall-Smith, so let’s start again: if you’d like a copy of The Double Comfort Safari Club with a tipped-in signature, let us know.

In addition, we were hoping to have signed copies of Elegy for April by Benjamin Black. This is not going to happen.


The Weed that Strings the Hangman’s Bag by Alan Bradley is the second mystery to feature Flavia de Luce. When beloved puppeteer, Rupert Porson, has a deadly rendezvous with electricity, Flavia puts aside her chemistry experiments and schemes of vengeance against her big sisters, and investigates. This is a Soft Boiled Club Main Selection. $24.00

CBS News anchor, Don Dahler, has written a golf mystery, Water Hazard. Huck Doyle, former Tour Pro, gets a Sponsor exemption and finds himself playing in the Sony Open in Hawaii. When his benefactor dies of a gunshot wound, Huck feels obligated to find out who killed the millionaire banker. $24.99

American Subversive by David Goodwillie is a political thriller set in New York City. Goodwillie is being hailed as a major new voice in American fiction, and this title has already gone into a third printing, so order while supplies last. This is a First Mystery Club Main Selection. $25.00

David Grann finally stopped by to sign The Devil and Sherlock Holmes, his non-fiction pieces sub-titled Tales of Murder, Madness and Obsession. The title story is familiar to Sherlockians: A renowned Sherlock Holmes scholar, on the trail of long-lost Arthur Conan Doyle papers, is found garroted.. All these true cime essays prove that Sherlock Holmes was correct when he said "life is infinitely stranger than anything which the mind of man could invent." $26.95

The Third Rail is Michael Harvey’s third thriller set in Chicago. A woman is shot as she waits for her train to work. An hour later, a second woman is gunned down as she rides an elevated train through The Loop. Then a church is attacked and it becomes clear that the city of Chicago is under siege. Michael Kelly, cop turned investigator, is drawn into the case by the killers themselves. This is a Hard Boiled Crime Club Selection. $24.95

The November Criminals is a first mystery by Sam Munson. High School Senior, Addison Schacht is applying to the University of Chicago. His essay question is What are your best and worst qualities? He has a lot to say about that: he sells drugs to his classmates, he has a complicated relationship with his best friend, his classmate is murdered, and he’s obsessively investigating that death. A novel of teenage maladjustment! $24.95


Blood Harvest is S.J. Bolton’s third mystery - she writes stand-alones. Set in a small town perched on the moors of England, this darker than dark story features the newly-arrived Fletcher family whose children are seeing a mysterious child, and the newly-arrived Vicar who is dealing with strange events at his church. But then the town has been there a long time, and harbors some terrifying secrets. $33.00

We have received some signed copies of Solar by Ian McEwan from England. We did offer the US edition a few weeks ago, but for those of you who want a true first... $48.00

American Devil is Oliver Stark’s first novel. Like many UK authors, Stark sets his story in the US. Tom Harper, NYPD’s star homicide detective, is on the verge of losing his shield for striking a superior officer when New York is left reeling by a series of brutal murders. $50.00


We have a run of Fredric Brown titles. These are the uniform editions published by Dennis McMillan, and they are first editions, but NOT the signed limited editions that we have offered in the past. An opportunity to add an important author to your collection at a reasonable price.

All are first editions, fine in fine dust jacket. And all are $35.00.

Thirty Corpses Every Thursday

Before She Kills

Happy Ending

Who Was That Blonde I Saw You Kill Last Night?

Nightmare in Darkness

Red is the Hue of Hell

Whispering Death

The Pickled Punks

The Water Walker


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