Friday, June 11, 2010

Sally's Weekly Update for 06/11/10!

The Mysterious Bookshop limited editions are looking very handsome on my bookshelves!

Have a wonderful weekend.

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 6/11/12

We are starting to charge and ship the following titles which are now in:

Neil Gaiman: Stories. Numbered and Lettered editions. Please note that we are sold out of this title.

Jacqueline Winspear - Maisie Dobbs Profile. We still have some of these available. Numbered Editions are limited to 100 copies $60.00. Lettered Editions are limited to 26 copies. $100.00


The Ninth Step is Gabriel Cohen’s latest Jack Leightner novel. A killing in a Brooklyn deli takes a bizarre turn when a crew of Homeland Security agents show up wearing anti-radiation gear. Soon Homicide Detective Leightner is embroiled in two dangerous and far-reaching investigations. $25.99

The Passage by Justin Cronin is being billed as the hot read of the Summer. I’m reading it now and so far it is spectacular! I have only read a quarter of this more than 700-page novel but I’m beginning to think this is even better than my all-time favorite apocalyptic novel, The Stand by Stephen King, to which it is being compared. The writing is crisp, the story is riveting, and I can’t wait to cancel all my social obligations so I can just sit at home and devour this extraordinary story. The bad news is that it’s the first book in a trilogy! An Unclassifiable Club Selection. $27.00

The Lion by Nelson DeMille features special agent John Corey who is once again on the trail of his arch-enemy, the Libyan terrorist known as The Lion. Ten years ago, The Lion disappeared (this story is told in The Lion’s Game) but now he has resurfaced and is methodically murdering his enemies. A Crime Collector’s Club Selection. $27.99

Peter Steiner is not a well-known name in thriller writing, but he certainly deserves to be. The Terrorist is the third in his series featuring Louis Morgon, who was once a CIA operative in the Middle East but who now lives in the French countryside where all he wants to do is garden, paint and have dinners with his friends. But an old enemy with a grudge has other ideas. $23.99

Brian M. Wiprud was here signing copies of Buy Back which features Tom Davin , an insurance investigator who has arranged an art theft to cover the debt he owes to a ruthless loan shark. Tommy must navigate his troubles, and Brooklyn, with the help of tantric yoga, his father’s aphorisms, and a comely masseuse. $24.99


We still have a few copies of May’s British Crime Club selection, The Whisperers by John Connolly. This latest thriller featuring private detective Charlie Parker will not be published in the U.S. until July. A British Crime Club Selection. $43.00

The Priest is a first novel by Gerard O’Donovan, a former journalist who sets his story in his hometown of Dublin. A killer is stalking the streets and branding his victims with the sign of the cross. When a foreign diplomat’s daughter is assaulted and left for dead, the case is given to Detective Inspector Michael Mulcahy, a tough cop, who finds in the Priest a nemesis more evil and elusive than any he has ever faced. A British Crime Club Selection. $50.00

We have sold out of the limited edition of The Holy Thief by William Ryan, a first novel set in Stalin’s Russia. But we have managed to get signed copies of the trade edition. A British Crime Club Selection. $33.00

The Prince of Mist is the latest from Carlos Ruiz Zafon. Although this story of murder and the paranormal was originally written for young adults, we think readers of all ages will enjoy the latest from the author of The Shadow of the Wind. $24.99


Stolen Away by Max Allan Collins, Bantam, NY. 1991. First Edition. $100.00

Author’s scarcest book in hardcover. A novel about the Lindbergh kidnapping. Very fine in dust jacket.

The First Rule by Robert Crais, The Mysterious Bookshop, NY. 2010. First Edition. $150.00

Limited to 100 copies, signed and numbered. Precedes all other editions. Fine in marbled boards with glassine cover.

Someone Like You by Roald Dahl, Knopf, NY. 1953. First Edition. $350.00

Important Queen’s Quorum title. Very fine in a price-clipped dust jacket.

Aloysius X.L. Pendergast Profile by Douglas Preston and Lincoln, Child, The Mysterious Bookshop, NY. 2008. First Edition. $60.00

Limited to 100 copies, numbered and signed by both authors. This is the original edition which was later reprinted in the trade edition of the Edgar-award winning anthology, The Lineup. Fine in boards as issued.

A Body for Bill by Ione Sandberg Shriber, Farrar & Rinehart, NY. 1942. First Edition. $100.00

Two small, light spots on front cover, else a very fine, fresh copy in dust jacket with trivial wear at corners.

The Girl in His Past by Georges Simenon, Prentice-Hall, NY. 1952. First U.S. Edition. $25.00

About fine in dust jacket with a bit of wear at the top of the spine and two small closed tears.

The Man Who Found Himself by Margaret Stacpoole and H. De Vere, John Lane, NY. 1920. First Edition. $40.00

Cover a bit rubbed, else very good or better in the scarce dust jacket, which is lightly chipped and with closed tears.

The Dogs Do Bark by Jonathan Stagge, Doubleday Crime Club, 1937. First Edition. $150.00

Bookplate inside front cover, else a very good copy in the scarce dust jacket, which is frayed at spine ends.

Murder in G Sharp by Kurt Steel, Bobbs-Merrill, Indianapolis. 1937. First Edition. $40.00

Features wise-cracking sleuth Hank Hyer. Name and address on front endpaper, small split at hinge, else near fine in dust jacket, which is lightly chipped at top of spine and one corner.

The Locked Room by Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo, Pantheon, NY. 1973. First U.S. Edition. $15.00

A man is shot in a locked room. Fine in price-clipped dust jacket.