Saturday, June 5, 2010

Sally's Weekly Update for 06/04/10

We've just learned that The Lineup (which won an Edgar Award at the end of April) has been nominated for an Anthony Award. The Anthonys will be presented at Bouchercon in San Francisco later this year.
Congratulations to editor Otto Penzler for whom it is an honor just to be nominated :-)

Meanwhile, your Weekly Update appears below.

Sally Owen
The Mysterious Bookshop

The Mysterious Bookshop

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Weekly Update 6/4/10


May we suggest a perfect gift for Father’s Day? A subscription - of any length - to one of our Crime Clubs!

Just give us your Dad’s name and address, and your credit card, and we’ll send, in your name, a signed first edition - at cover price - every month for as long as you designate.

Here’s are quick descriptions of the clubs (go to our newsletter online for more detailed descriptions):


Bestselling authors such as Michael Connelly, Lee Child, Elmore Leonard, Sue Grafton, and Janet Evanovich sign for us here.


Take a chance on new authors whose books have gone on to become not only bestsellers, but also valuable editions. Previous selections have included Laurie King, Duane Swierczynski, Elizabeth Kostova, Sean Chercover, and Tim Dorsey.


Not especially favored by Dads, this club has the minimum of sex and violence and include historicals and traditional mysteries by the likes of Charles Todd, Alexander McCall Smith, and Mary Higgins Clark.


Dark and darker stories are included here: Jeffery Deaver, John Sandford, George Pelecanos, and Chelsea Cain.


The best of British authors are to be found in this category: Ian Rankin, Val McDermid, John Connolly, and C.J. Sansom.


For the Dad who prefers a more literary bookshelf, Joyce Carol Oates, Paul Auster, Michael Chabon, and Jonathan Lethem have signed for us.


Our newest club showcases the work of authors such as Alan Furst, Stella Rimington, Barry Eisler, Andrew Grant, and Robert Littell.


Tuesday, June 8th 6.30 p.m. - 8.00 p.m.

Peter Steiner will be talking about and signing copies of

The Terrorist

Thursday, June 10th 6.30 p.m. - 8.00 p.m.

A double feature:

Gabriel Cohen - The Ninth Step

Brian Wiprud - Buy Back

All events are free. Books are available for signing and light refreshments are served.


Laurie R. King has signed the tenth volume in the Mary Russell series. The God of the Hive features Mary and Sherlock Holmes who are being pursued by a killer who seems to be immune from justice. A Soft Boiled Club Selection. $25.00

The trade edition of Agents of Treachery, edited by Edgar-award winner Otto Penzler, is now available. This trade paperback original is signed by EAW Otto only, and contains stories from some of the most gifted thriller writers extant: Lee Child Charles McCarry, David Morrell, Robert Wilson, Stella Rimington, Olen Steinhauer, etc. $15.95

(Father’s Day alert). Many of you have the limited hardcover edition of Agents of Treachery signed by all contributors. We still have a couple of copies of the numbered edition (limited to 250 copies) available for $150.00.

Please note that we have sold out of the letterd and numbered editions of Stories: All New Tales edited by Neil Gaiman and Al Sarrantonio.

However, we still have a few numbered copies of Dark End of the Street edited by Jonathan Santlofer and S.J. Rozan and signed by all contributors. $150.00


Only a few copies of the following two books still available:

Dark Blood by Stuart MacBride features DS Logan McRae as a reluctant member of a team helping convicted rapist Richard Knox (who has, after all, served his time) settle into his Aberdeen home. But things are about to go spectactularly wrong. $38.00

Kraken by China Mieville is not a mystery but we love this author. When a perfectly preserved giant squid disappears from the research wing of the Natural History Museum, London is plunged into a battle of warring cults some of whom are sure the squid is a god. $45.00


The White Circle by Carroll John Daly, Edward Code, NY. 1936. First Edition. $125.00

Author’s first book. Fine.

Service of All the Dead by Colin Dexter, St. Martin’s, NY. 1979. First U.S. Edition. $250.00

An uncommon early Inspector Morse title. A very fine copy in a very fine dust jacket and rare in this condition.

The Delicate Ape by Dorothy B. Hughes, Duell, Sloan & Pearce, NY. 1944. First Edition. $35.00

Very good in a lightly chipped dust jacket which is trimmed about 1/8th inch.

Ride the Pink Horse by Dorothy B. Hughes, Duell, Sloan & Pearce, NY. 1946. First Edition. $45.00

The pages are tanned, as usual, and there are some marks on the front cover, else a very nice copy in a price-clipped dust jacket with minor wear to extremities. The basis for the famous film noir starring Robert Montgomery.

The Mysterious Cure by J.O. Jeppson, Doubleday, NY. 1985. First Edition. SIGNED. $25.00

A collection of science fiction and mystery stories about a psychiatrist club exchanging tales of their patients. With an introduction by Isaac Asimov, the author’s husband. Fine in dust jacket. Signed "Janet Jeppson Asimov."

Blood of Vintage by Thomas Kyd, Lippincott, PA. 1947. First Edition. $45.00

Fine in a lightly chipped and rubbed dust jacket.

Virgin by James Patterson, McGraw-Hill, NY. 1980. First Edition. $75.00

Early title by the best-selling author - before he was a best-seller. Very fine, as new, in like dust jacket.

The Cape Cod Mystery by Phoebe Atwood Taylor, Bobbs-Merrill, IN. 1931. First Edition. $75.00

Scarce first Asey Mayo mystery and a Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone. Spine creased, else near very good.

Murder on the Second Floor by Frank Vosper, Putnam, London. 1929. First Edition. $175.00

Very rare play - only the second copy Otto has ever seen. A fine, fresh copy in the even rarer dust jacket, which is bright and fresh with only trivial chipping at the top edge.

The Mind of Mr. J. G. Reader by Edgar Wallace, Hodder & Stoughton, London. 1925. First Edition. $75.00

First edition of this Queen’s Quorum title. Neat name on front endpaper, pale blue cover soiled, else very good.