Friday, April 30, 2010

Sally's Weekly Update for 04/30/10

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Weekly Update 4/30/10



We are all thrilled that Otto Penzler received an Edgar Award last night for The Lineup in the Best Critical/Biographical Category.

John Hart received Best Novel for The Last Child (three books, three nominations, two wins!)

Stefanie Pintoff received Best First Novel for In The Shadow of Gotham

Marc Strange received Best Paperback Original for Body Blows

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Edited by Jonathan Santlofer and S.J. Rozan

Published by The Mysterious Bookshop

Place your orders for this exceptional anthology. Limited to 250 numbered copies at $150.00 and 26 lettered copies at $275.00.

Stories written by the following contributors, and SIGNED by all:

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 McCable, Val McDermid, Joyce Carol Oates, Francine Prose, Abraham Rodriguez Jr., S.J. Rozan, Jonathan Santlofer, and Edmund White.

We did run out of The Lineup and had to disappoint many of you. Just sayin...


We have received the Charles Todd profile of Ian Rutledge, signed by both authors. $60.00

There are extra copies for sale.

Don’t forget that when you order from The Mysterious Bookshop, you receive a FREE paperback copy of the profile.


Ace Atkins was among the many authors who were in town for the Edgar Awards. He stopped by to sign Infamous, his latest thriller. Set in 1933, this tells the story of the gangster known as George "Machine Gun" Kelly who staged the kidnapping-for-ransom of an Oklahoma oilman named Charles Urschel. He would live to regret it. $25.95

C.J. Box, last year’s Edgar Award winner, signed Nowhere to Run. Joe Pickett is in his last week as the temporary game warden in the town of Baggs, Wyoming. But strange things are happening, and Joe is reluctant to leave. $25.95

Reckless is the latest from bestselling author Andrew Gross. Ty Hauck is shattered when he learns that a friend has been brutally murdered along with her husband and daughter; a wealthy banker, seeing that his world is about to crumble, knows that his family is in unfathomable danger; and a U.S. government agent watches the sudden bank transfers of millions in cash and suspects that this is the first step in a plot to unleash a wave of global panic. $25.99

Our signed copies of This Body of Death by Elizabeth George are here. This is an Inspector Lynley novel. $28.99

We do have some copies of Crimes By Moonlight left after our very successful event. This anthology, edited by Charlaine Harris (who was not here and did not sign) is signed by eight of the contributors who did attend. $24.95

Delighted that Kelli Stanley was in town so that she could sign City of Dragons which is getting all kinds of terrific reviews. The story is set in San Francisco in 1940 and features Miranda Corbie, Spanish Civil War nurse, ex-escort, and private investigator. $24.99

Ilustrado is the first novel of Miguel Syjuco. This won the Man Asian Literary award even before it was published. The body of Crispin Salvador is pulled from the Hudson River. The lion of Philippine literature is gone and so is the only manuscript of his final book, a work meant to rescue him from obscurity by exposing the crimes of the Filipino ruling families. Miguel, his student and friend, sets out for Manila to investigate. An Unclassifiable Club Selection. $26.00

This is a P.S: The Executor by Jesse Kellerman received one of those rare raves from Marilyn Stasio in last week’s New York Times Book Review. $25.95


(African American), The Mind Reader by W. Adolphe Roberts, Macaulay, NY. 1929. $65.00

The second novel by the author of the first mystery written by a black writer (The Haunting Hand). A genuine detective story with occult overtones. Ends of spine worn, front flap affixed to free front endpaper, else about very good copy of a scarce book.

Mad Men’s Holiday by Fredric Brown, Dennis McMillan, HI. 1985. Limited Edition. $450.00

Limited to 350 copies SIGNED and numbered by Newton Baird who wrote the introduction to this edition.

Seeing is Believe by Carter Dickson, Morrow, NY. 1941. $450.00

A fine copy in a dust jacket that is creased down the spine and lightly frayed at both ends.

Kyd for Hire by Hyde Harris, Gollancz, London. 1977. First Edition. SIGNED. $60.00

A brilliant hard-boiled writer, later using the name "Timothy Harris" who went to Hollywood and wrote very few books, all of which are excellent. This is the true first, the American edition being published later as a paperback original. Very fine in a very fine dust jacket. Inscribed and signed.

The Black House by Patricia Highsmith, Heinemann, London. 1981. First Edition. $45.00

Eleven short stories, nine of them previously unpublished. Fine with slight tanning at edges as usual. In fine dust jacket with slight sunning to spine.

Mermaids on the Golf Course by Patricia Highsmith, Heinemann, London. 1985. First Edition. $50.00

Short stories. Fine with slight tanning at edges as usual. In fine dust jacket.

The Black Tower by P.D. James, Faber, London. 1975. First Edition. SIGNED. $300.00

Fine in like dust jacket showing slight rubbing to top of spine. Signed, with a later-than-publication date.

The Disentanglers by Andrew Lang, Longmans, London. 1902. First Edition. $100.00

A scarce short story collection. Pale beige covers slightly soiled, some foxing, still a better than very good copy.

The Barbarous Coast by Ross MacDonald, Knopf, NY. 1956. First Edition. $250.00

One of the most distinguished of the Lew Archer novels. Apart from a small darkened part at the top of the spine, a fine fresh copy in dust jacket, which has a chip at the top of the spine and light soiling to the back panel, but otherwise fine.

Nemesis by Jo Nesbo, HarperCollins, NY. 2008. First U.S. Edition. $65.00

Scarce second book to be translated into English. Fine in fine dust jacket.

Fer-De-Lance by Rex Stout, The Mysterious Bookshop. Facsimile of First Edition. $200.00

Fine in fine dust jacket.



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