Friday, May 21, 2010

Sally's Weekly Update for 05/21/10!

I'm baaaack!

And not that thrilled about it either!.

I jest. Why would I want to be in Paris drinking great wine and eating escargots when I could be here sending out the Weekly Update?

And we do have some great books for you,

Hope you enjoy them.

Best of weekends to you all

Sally Owen
The Mysterious Bookshop

The Mysterious Bookshop

58 Warren Street

New York, NY 10007

Ph: 212-587-1011

Fax: 212-587-1126

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

Weekly Update 5/21/10


Don’t miss out on our limited editions. The following three titles are still available - but they’re going fast, so if you have not yet ordered your copies.....

MEMORY by Donald E. Westlake

The final novel of three-time Edgar Award winner Westlake was discovered after his death.

Limited to 200 hardcover editions in a full-cloth binding without dust jacket. $29.95

THE DARK END OF THE STREET, Edited by Jonathan Santlofer and S.J. Rozan

Original stories about sex and crime signed by every contributor including Lawrence Block, Lee Child, Michael Connelly, and Val McDermid.

Limited to 250 copies, numbered and signed. Bound in marbled boards with leather spine. $150.00

26 Lettered copies $275.00.

STORIES: ALL NEW TALES, Edited by Neil Gaiman and Al Sarrantonio

This volume, to be published in June, contains stories by, among others, Roddy Doyle, Neil Gaiman, Joe R. Lansdale, Peter Straub, Lawrence Block and Chuck Palahniuk.

Signed by all but three of the contributors (Jodi Picoult, Richard Adams, Diana Wynne Jones).

Limited to 250 copies, numbered and signed. Bound in marbled boards with leather spine. $150.00

26 Lettered copies $275.00


The Poacher’s Son is Paul Doiron’s first novel in a planned series. Mike Bowditch, a Maine game warden, finds his life spiraling out of control when the evidence in a local murder points towards his father. A First Mystery Club Selection. $24.99

61 Hours by Lee Child again features Jack Reacher who finds himself stranded in South Dakota in the middle of a blizzard. He protects a woman whose plea for justice makes her the target of shadowy forces. This is the first in a planned two-parter. The conclusion will be published sometime in October. A Crime Collector’s Club Selection. $28.00

Sailor & Lula by cult-classic author Barry Gifford collects all seven of the Sailor novels including Wild At Heart (filmed by David Lynch). A Trade Paperback original. $19.95

Rolling Thunder by Chris Grabenstein is the sixth in the Detective Ceepak series. We only have a small number of signed copies left after a terrific event last week. So first come, first served. $25.00

In Die Twice, Andrew Grant brings back David Trevellyan of Royal Navy Intelligence, who, this time out, is asked to track down a rogue operative. $24.99

House of Secrets by Richard Hawke is a stand alone from the author of the Fritz Malone series. When a charming senator is blackmailed for a tryst with an advisor, and implicated in her death, he finds himself up against more than one antagonist. $25.00

Freeze Frame by Peter May is the fourth in the Enzo MacLeod series. The cold case of a man murdered twenty years earlier draws forensics ace MacLeod to an island off the coast of Brittany. Trade Paperback original. $14.95

Tell-All by Chuck Palahniuk finds an aging Hollywood star the target of an extreme celebrity takedown. Her overworked assistant takes on the role of bodyguard when a gossip columnist foretells the star’s demise. Each copy of the book has been signed, stamped, and "Chanel-led." Not for the "scent-sitive." $24.95

Strip by Thomas Perry is a stand alone. When "Manco" Kapak is robbed at gunpoint, he has reason to believe that Joe Carver is the culprit. But Carver isn’t and he’s ticked off that he’s been accused and decides to teach Manco a lesson. $26.00

Fever Dream by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child finds Agent Pendergast grieving over the death of his wife. When he discovers that death was no accident, he digs deeper and stumbles on secrets from her past that turn his whole world upside down. $26.99

Storm Prey is John Sandford’s twentieth book featuring Lucas Davenport and it is one of his best. When Davenport’s wife, Weather, witnesses a robbery-homicide, the thieves decide to take her out. But they don’t know her husband! $27.95

The Nearest Exit by Olen Steinhauer is a follow-up to The Tourist and once again features Milo Weaver who finds himself in a tough spot when his handlers order him to kill a fifteen-year-old girl in Berlin. A Thriller/Espionage Club Selection. $25.99


The Girl Who Kicked a Hornet’s Nest by Stieg Larsson is the long-awaited third volume in the late author’s Millenium Trilogy. This title goes on sale next Tuesday, the 25th, but we already have some of our copies and they are first editions. We are expecting more later today but we hear they are probably fourth editions. Just so you know! $27.95


Mrs. McGinty’s Dead by Agatha Christie, Dodd, Mead, NY. 1952. First U.S. Edition. $75.00

Very fine in dust jacket with minor wear at spine ends.

One Minute Past Eight by George Harmon Coxe, Knopf, NY. 1957. First Edition. SIGNED. $65.00

A bit of foxing, else fine in a near fine dust jacket. Inscribed and Signed by the author on the front endpaper.

Mr. Polton Explains by R. Austin Freeman, Dodd, Mead, NY. 1940. First U.S. Edition.

Dr. Thorndyke. Very fine in dust jacket, which is rubbed on spine and front flap fold.

The Blessing Way by Tony Hillerman, Harper, NY. 1973. Fourth Printing. SIGNED. $175.00

Author’s Edgar-Award-winning third novel. About fine in a near fine dust jacket which is the same as the jacket for the first printing; with a closed tear at base of spine. Slightly soiled.

Ashende or the British Agent by W. Somerset Maugham, Heinemann, London. 1928. First Edition. $150.00

Important spy novel and a Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone. Apart from very light rubbing to the hinges, a near fine, bright copy.


A Drink Before the War, Harcourt, NY. 1994. First Edition. SIGNED. $125.00

Very fine in very fine dust jacket.

Darkness Take My Hand, Morrow, NY. 1996. First Edition. SIGNED. $85.00

Very fine in like dust jacket.

Sacred, Morrow, NY. 1997. First Edition. $23.00

Very fine in like dust jacket.

Gone, Baby, Gone, Morrow, NY. 1998. First Edition. $24.00

Very fine in like dust jacket.

Prayers For Rain, Morrow, NY. 1998. First Edition. $25.00

Very fine in like dust jacket.

Mystic River, Morrow, NY. 2001. First Edition. SIGNED. $50.00

The basis of the Academy Award-winning motion picture. Very fine like dust jacket.

Shutter Island, Morrow, NY. 2003. First Edition. $25.95

The basis for the recent Martin Scorcese film. Very fine in like dust jacket.

Coronado, Morrow, NY. 2006. First Edition. SIGNED. $24.95

The collected short stories and a play. Very fine in like dust jacket.

The Given Day, Morrow, NY. 2008. First Edition. SIGNED. $25.95

Very fine in dust jacket.


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