Friday, May 7, 2010

Sally's Weekly Update for 05/07/10!

Please note (again) that your scribe will be here until close of business tomorrow (5/8/10) and will not be back in the store until 5/21/10.

Below is the latest Weekly Update. If you wish to purchase an item from this update, please call the store or write to Ian Kern at
If you are a crime club member, please identify yourself as such to Ian and he'll make sure I receive a note of your order - to keep your, and our, records up to date.

There will be no Weekly Update next week, but we will resume with the update on 5/21/10.

Until then, pleasant reading.

Sally Owen
The Mysterious Bookshop

The Mysterious Bookshop

58 Warren Street

New York, NY 10007

Ph: 212-587-1011


Open Seven Days, 11.00 a.m. - 7.00 p.m.

Weekly Update 5/7/10


Wednesday, May 12th 6.30p.m. - 8.00p.m.

Thomas Perry

will discuss his new thriller


Thursday, May 13th 6.30p.m. - 8.00p.m.

Chris Grabenstein

will discuss his mystery

Rolling Thunder

Monday, May 17th 6.30p.m. - 8.00p.m.

Andrew Grant

will discuss his new thriller

Die Twice

All events are free. Signed copies will be available.


Brunonia Barry, bestselling author of The Lace Reader, has a new novel. The Map of True Places takes place in Salem, Massachusetts where Zee Finch, a respected psychotherapist, has returned after one of her patients commits suicide. There she finds that her father, Finch, long ago diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease , has been hiding how really sick he is. $25.99

Our Burden’s Light by Patrick Thomas Casey is a first novel set in the Shenandoah Valley where two families are caught on either side of a moment of small-town violence. $25.99

Carol Higgins Clark has signed her new Regan Reilly mystery, Wrecked. $25.00

The Eye of the Red Tsar by Sam Eastland introduces Pekkala, once the Romanovs’ most trusted investigator. Ten years after the execution of that royal family, Pekkala is in prison but the state needs him for one final mission: find the bodies of the murdered Romanovs, locate the killers, find the royal child rumored to still be alive, and give Stalin the international coup he craves. A First Mystery Club Selection. $25.00

Sorry to say, we only have 10 copies of Jim Nisbet’s new novel, Windward Passage. First come, first served here. $25.95

In The Hypnotist by M.J. Rose, Lucian Glass, an FBI agent, is haunted by a death he wasn’t able to prevent and a crime he’s never been able to solve. Working undercover at the Phoenix Foundation - dedicated to the science of past-life study - he submits to a treatment of hypnosis in order to maintain his cover and undertakes a series of journeys that will lead him to question his own sanity. Past Life is now a TV series based on M.J. Rose’s Reincarnationist novels. $24.95

Scott Turow stopped by and signed copies of Innocent, his legal thriller that is a sequel to his mega-hit Presumed Innocent. $27.99

Not signed but...

Robert B. Parker’s western, Blue-Eyed Devil, is here. Some of you have asked us to send any future Robert B. Parker books automatically. We will start doing that next week. $25.95


Brian McGilloway has written a new Inspector Benedict Devlin mystery, The Rising. When Devlin is summoned to a burning barn, he finds a man who is identified as a local drug dealer. But it soon becomes clear that the death was no accident. $43.00

Random, a first mystery by journalist Craig Robertson, is a doozy! Glasgow is being terrorized by a serial killer nicknamed The Cutter. That’s because this killer always severs the right pinky of his victims. Apart from that, there is no pattern to the killings: no victim is connected to any other victim and the method of murder is never the same. Jock the Ripper? Yes, he’s called that. This is a limited hardcover edition. $50.00


(Aviation Mystery) Murder in the Stratosphere by Gilbert Etheridge, Phoenix, NY. First Edition. 1940. $100.00

Name and address on front endpaper, remainder marks on bottom edges, else a fine, tight copy in dust jacket that is lightly worn at spine end and edges.

The White Priory Murders by Carter Dickson, Morrow, NY. 1934. First Edition. $200.00

One bump at top of front hinge, else about fine.

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.

Cotton Comes to Harlem by Chester Himes, Muller, London. 1966. First U.K. Edition. $85.00

A Coffin Johnson and Grave Digger Smith novel and scarce in hardcover. Fine in dust jacket.

Run Man Run by Chester Himes, Muller, London. 1967. First U.K. Edition. $65.00

As is true for most Himes crime novels, a scarce hardcover edition. Fine in a rubbed and lightly chipped dust jacket.

The Doorbell Rang by Rex Stout, Viking, NY. 1965. Second Printing. SIGNED. $85.00

About fine in a near fine dust jacket. Inscribed and signed by Stout.

The League of Frightened Men by Rex Stout, Pyramid, NY. 1966. Paperback Edition. SIGNED. $35.00

Bit of soiling to white wrappers, else near fine. Inscribed and signed by Stout.

Yellow-Dog Contract by Ross Thomas, Morrow, NY. 1976. First Edition. $100.00

Fine in dust jacket, which has a slightly sunned spine.

The Greene Murder Case by S.S. Van Dine, Scribners, NY. 1928. First Edition, Second State. $175.00

Has two dates on the copyright page. Name, else fine in dust jacket with light chipping at extreme top of spine, minor nicks; overall, a very good or better copy.

The Bishop Murder Case by S.S. Van Dine, Scribners, NY. 1929. First Edition. $100.00

Near fine in dust jacket, which is quite rubbed on the spine; no chips, but several creases and small tears.

The Gracie Allen Murder Case by S.S. Van Dine, Scribners, NY. 1935. First Edition. $175.00

A fine, bright copy in a price-clipped dust jacket which is slightly rubbed.

Kahawa by Donald E. Westlake, Viking, NY. 1982. First Edition. SIGNED. $75.00

Author’s personal favorite novel, a giant caper set in Idi Amin’s Uganda. A bit of foxing in the gutters, else about fine in dust jacket.


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