Friday, June 25, 2010

Sally's Weekly Update for 06/25/10!

The latest batch of goodies from The Mysterious Bookshop!!

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 6/25/10


Tuesday, June 29th. 6.30p.m. - 8.00p.m.

Zoe Sharp and Lee Child will be here to celebrate the release of Killer Instinct, Sharpe’s first book in the Charlie Fox series.

Child, a big fan of the series, wrote the introduction to this edition.

For some inexplicable reason, we still have some numbered copies of The Dark End of the Street for sale.

A reminder for those of you who have not yet bought your copy: These original stories of sex and crime are signed by all the contributors; Madison Smart Bell, Lawrence Block, Stephen L. Carter, Lee Child, Michael Connelly, Lynn Freed, James Grady, Amy Hempel, Janice Lee, Jonathan Lethem, Laura Lippman, Patrick McCabe, Val McDermid, Joyce Carol Oates, Francine Prose, Abraham Rodriguez Jr., S.J. Rozan, Jonathan Santlofer, and Edmund White.

In addition, co-editor Jonathan Santlofer, a talented artist, has peppered this volume with his brilliantly disturbing artwork.

Limited to 250 signed and numbered copies. $150.00


Imperial Bedrooms by Bret Easton Ellis takes up where Less Than Zero left off. The infamous teenagers of that earlier book are now in desperate middle age and their stories are told with Ellis’s usual dark wit. $24.95

Sizzling Sixteen by Janet Evanovich chronicles the latest escapades of New Jersey bounty hunter, Stephanie Plum. Janet told us that she is starting a new series which will be available in September, but she is not giving up on the Plum! A Crime Collectors Club Selection. $27.99

Twilight at the World of Tomorrow is work of non-fiction by James Mauro. In the Summer of 1939 America was enjoying a season of hope for peace an prosperity, symbolized by the opening of the New York World’s Fair. But the optimism of that time came crashing down in the next two years plagued as the Fair was by freakish weather, power failures, and bomb threats. Joe Lynch and Freddy Socha, two police detectives, investigated the arrival of terrorism on American shores in a chilling preview of things to come. We don’t have many of this title signed right now but we will be hosting an event in July and will have more signed copies then. $28.00


A Bonanza for fans of Lindsey Davis:

Nemesis, Davis’s latest novel featuring her beloved sleuth Marcus Didius Falco, is set in the high summer of 77 as a psychotic killer stalks Rome. $48.00

After twenty years and twenty books featuring Marcus Didius Falco, Lindsey Davis has given us Falco: The Official Companion. But Davis gives us so much more, including her own private background as a failed assassin and how atheism improved her knitting. Here too are the rewards and heartache involved in research: why the baby had to be born in Barcelona; which plots evolved from intense loathing of management trainees. A must for fans of Davis, but plenty here for those of you who think there is no such thing as TMI from one England’s most popular historical writers. $50.00

Young Sherlock Holmes: Death Cloud by Andrew Lane is the first in a new series featuring young Holmes (he’s fourteen here as he begins his illustrious career). This hardcover edition is limited to 500 hardcover copies, numbered and signed. Lane is a devotee of Sherlock Holmes and has already written the next Young SH novel. $33.00

The Illusion of Murder is the second historical novel by Carol McCleary featuring Nelly Bly, reporter, feminist, and amateur detective. Here she takes up Jules Verne’s challenge to beat the record of his fictional hero, Phineas Fogg, and finds adventure and murder on her journey during which she will meet actress, Sarah Bernhardt and Frederick Selous, the real life inspiration for Rider Haggard’s hero in King Solomon’s Mine and for Indiana Jones. $50.00

I collect Robert Ryan’s work (he has written fictional accounts of the life of T.E. Lawrence and Scott of the Antarctic), but now that he’s written a novel based on one of the great crimes of the last century, its time to share him with you. Signal Red tells of the crime that shocked a nation. On August 8th 1963, a team of criminals, led by a charismatic mastermind, held up the Royal Mail train en route to London and escaped with millions. For those of you fascinated by The Great Train Robbery! $50.00


Out of His Head by Thomas Bailey Aldrich, Carleton, NY. 1862. First Edition. $85.00

Queen’s Quorum #6. This is the first state (of four) with the name "Thackaray" misspelled on the title page for "Thackeray". Rare. The cloth at the top and bottom of the spine is chipped away, and there is heavy wear at the corners and edges. Internally very good.

(Booksellers’ Catalogues) $45.00

A collection of five catalogues (one duplicate) issued by the House of El Dieff in the 1950s and 1960s, all devoted to mystery fiction, Arthur Conan Doyle and Sherlock Holmes. Some underlinings and annotations. Important early catalogues.

Pardon My Ghoulish Laughter by Fredric Brown, (N.P.), Dennis McMillan, 1986. First Edition. SIGNED. $100.00

Short stories from the pulps. Limited to 400 copies, numbered and signed by Donald E. Westlake, who wrote the introduction.

Fell and Foul Play by John Dickson Carr, International Polygonics, NY. 1991. First Editiion. $100.00

Several impossible short stories (a woman is stabbed in a locked tower, a man is bludgeoned in a room with locked windows and doors, etc.). Very fine in very fine dust jacket. Adey #2014-2016.

Innocent Blood by P.D. James, Scribner, NY. 1980. Third Printing. SIGNED. $20.00

Fine in dust jacket.

A Tan and Sandy Silence by John D. MacDonald, Lippincott, Philadelphia. 1979. First American Hardbound Edition. $450.00

Very fine in dust jacket, which has a bit of soiling to rear panel.

Jack & Jill by James Patterson, Little Brown, Boston. 1996. First Edition. SIGNED. $25.00

Third Alex Cross mystery. Very fine in dust jacket.

The House on Tollard Ridge by John Rhode, Dodd, Mead, NY. 1929. First U.S. Edition. $200.00

Very good/near fine in dust jacket that is internally reinforced at spine ends, chipped at spine ends, else very good. Scarce jacket.

Signal For Death by John Rhode, Dodd, Mead, NY. 1941. First U.S. Edition. $150.00

Spine a trifle sunned, else fine in dust jacket, which has a long closed tear and crease on front panel, some fraying at top of spine and a crease at front hinge. Terrific cover illustration of a plane and searchlight.

Presumed Innocent by Scott Turow, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, NY. 1987. First Edition. SIGNED. $45.00

Author’s first mystery. About fine in dust jacket.


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