Saturday, June 19, 2010

Sally's Weekly Update for 06/18/10

Have a wonderful Father's Day weekend.

Happy reading!

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 6/18/10


Lauren Belfer stopped by to sign A Fierce Radiance, her second novel. Claire Shipley is a reporter for Life Magazine who, during the early days of WWII, finds herself on top of one of the nation’s most important stories. In the labs of New York City’s Rockefeller Institute, some of the country’s best doctors and researchers are racing to find a cure that will save the lives of thousands of wounded American soldiers - a miraculous new drug called Penicillin. A Soft Boiled Club Selection. $25.99

We are already sold out of Spies of the Balkans (except for those we have put aside for members of the Thriller/Espionage Club) but Alan Furst is going to come back to the store and sign more copies. If you have not ordered yet, let us know and we’ll send you a signed copy when it becomes available. A Thriller/Espionage Club Selection. $26.00

The Case of the Man Who Died Laughing by Tarquin Hall is the second story from the files of Vish Puri, Most Private Investigator. A prominent Indian scientist dies in a fit of giggles when a Hindu goddess appears out of the mist and plunges a sword in his chest. Vish Puri, master of disguise and lover of all things fried and spicy, doesn’t believe the murder is a supernatural occurrence. The author is going to stop by the store today and sign his book, and I’m hoping my assumption that he will be here does not act as a jinx. $24.00

Not Signed but...

Stories: All-New Tales Edited by Neil Gaiman and Al Sarrantonio is now available in the trade edition. $27.99


No One Rides for Free by Larry Beinhart, Morrow, NY. 1986. First Edition. SIGNED. $65.00

Winner of the Edgar for Best First Mystery. Very fine in dust jacket.

Charlie Chan Carries On by Earl Derr Biggers, Grossett & Dunlap, NY. 1930. $100.00

Early reprint. Fine in dust jacket with tiny nicks.

Yours Truly, Jack the Ripper by Robert Bloch, Belmont, NY. 1962. First Edition. $45.00

Paperback original. Crime and horror stories. About fine.

The Prince of Spies by G. Davison, Jenkins, London. 1932. First Edition. $35.00

Sequel to The Man with the Twisted Face. Very scarce.

The Thinking Machine by Jacques Futrelle, Dodd, Mead, NY. 1907. First Edition. $375.00

A Queen’s Quorum title. Spine ends worn, else a nearly fine copy of this important book.

County Kill by William Campbell Gault, Simon & Schuster, NY. 1962. First Edition. $100.00

A Brock (the Rock) Callahan private eye novel. Very fine in dust jacket with minute rubbing at spine tips.

Getting to Know the General by Graham Greene, Bodly Head, London. 1984. First Edition. $150.00

A memoir of the author’s relationship with an important Panamanian general whose plane was blown up by a hidden bomb. Very fine, fresh copy in a perfect dust jacket.

Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris, St. Martin’s, NY. 1988. First Edition. $200.00

A very fine copy in dust jacket; the basis for the excellent film starring Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins. Laid in (not glued) is a neat slip of paper with the rare autograph of the elusive author.

The Ordeal of Mrs. Snow by Patrick Quentin, Random House, NY. 1962. First Edition. $75.00

Queen’s Quorum title. Fine in dust jacket. A review slip is laid in.

The Face of Trespass by Ruth Rendell, Hutchinson, London. 1974. First Edition. $400.00

Fine in dust jacket.

Death Out of Thin Air by Stuart Towne, Coward-McCann, NY. 1941. First Edition. $350.00

An impossible crime story by Clayton Rawson under this pseudonym. The character is Don Diavalo, a magician. Contains two novellas, originally published in the very rare pulp magazine, Red Star. Near fine, square copy of this very scarce book.

The Winter Murder Case by S.S. Van Dine, Scribner, NY. 1939. First Edition. $375.00

The last and one of the scarcest of the Philo Vance series. A fine, fresh copy in a bright dust jacket with creasing at top corners of spine. Very scarce in such outstanding condition.

The Ice-House by Minette Walters, St. Martin’s, NY. 1992. First U.S. Edition. $100.00

Author’s brilliant and scarce first novel. A fine copy in a bright, fresh dust jacket that shows a bit of rubbing at top and bottom of spine and along top edge of the front panel.


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