Friday, July 9, 2010

Sally's Weekly Update for 07/09/10!

"Thrillerfest" is in town and we expect many of the authors in attendance to stop by and sign . We should have a fairly long list of signed books for you next week.

Meanwhile, here's this week's list.

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 7/9/10


Tuesday, July 13th 6.30p.m. - 8.00p.m.

A Double Event

Denis Tafoya will discuss his new book, The Wolves of Fairmount Park. Hardcover

Jonathan Mabery will discuss his new book, The Dragon Factory. Paperback Original.

Wednesday, July 14th 6.30p.m. - 8.00p.m.

Peter Straub will discuss his new novella, A Special Place: The Heart of a Dark Matter. Paperback Original.

Thursday, July 15th 6.30p.m. - 8.00 p.m.

Rebecca Cantrell will discuss her new book A Night of Long Knives. Hardcover

Admission is Free


Midnight Angels by Lorenzo Carcaterra is the first in a proposed trilogy. Kate Westcott is in Florence studying the work of Michelangelo. She and a fellow student discover a secret chamber in a corridor sealed since the time of the Medicis. Inside are three small Michelangelo miniatures long rumored to exist but never before seen. Soon Kate is running for her life. A Thriller/Espionage Club Selection. $26.00

Barry Eisler stopped by to sign Inside Out, featuring Ben Traven who is ordered to find and eliminate a rogue operative who has stolen torture tapes from the CIA and is blackmailing the U.S . Government. $25.00

As Husbands Go is the latest from Susan Isaacs. Susie B. Anthony Rabinowitz Gersten assumed her marriage to plastic surgeon Jonah was a happy one, until he’s found dead in the Upper East Side apartment of a second-rate "escort." Susie searches for the answers to Jonah’s death - and life. Susan Isaacs is in top form here. $25.00

Camilla Lackberg is being called the new Swedish sensation (a reference to the success of Stieg Larsson’s books) and The Ice Princess is her American debut. When Erika Falck returns to her hometown , she discovers that her childhood friend is dead. Erica wants to write a book about their friendship, but detective Patrik Headstrom is following his own suspicions about the case. Despite ordering many copies, we are rapidly running out since customers couldn’t wait for the book to be signed, so get in touch soon. $25.95

James Mauro was here earlier this week and signed more copies of Twilight at the End of the World, his account of the 1939 New York World’s Fair, the dream built atop the notorious garbage dump in Corona, Queens. That world’s fair was plagued with bad weather, power failures, and bomb plots. $28.00

Dark Harbor: The War for the New York Waterfront, by Nathan Ward, tells the story of the Mafia-controlled waterfront which has been portrayed in the movies with, apparently, little exaggeration. Ward manages to portray an age which was, at once, more corrupt and more innocent than our own. $26.00.


Bryant & May off the Rails by Christopher Fowler is the eighth mystery featuring the investigators from the Peculiar Crimes Unit. This time out they are on the trail of a young man named Mr. Fox who has escaped from a locked room and murdered one of their own. That trail leads them deep into the subterranean world of the London Underground where they will uncover a mystery as bizarre as anything they have ever encountered. $43.00

We have been able to get a few copies of the U.K. edition of The Thousand Autumns of Jacob De Zoet by David Mitchell. Mitchell will be in town to sign the U.S. edition next week, but the U.K. is the true first edition. For those of you who have not read Mitchell, his work is extraordinary, and look for this title to be on the Man Booker Prize Short List. $48.00


Murder in Manhattan by Bill Adler, creator, Morrow, NY. 1984. First Edition. SIGNED. $60.00

A round-robin novel by eight authors: Thomas Chastain, Mary Higgins Clark, Dorothy Salisbury Davis, Lucy Freeman, Joyce Harrington, Warren Murphy, Bernard St. James and Whitley Streiber. Very fine in dust jacket. This copy is signed by all eight contributors.

The Three-Corpse Trick by Miles Burton, Collins Crime, London. 1944. First Edition. $65.00

Inscription on front endpaper, else near fine.

The Concrete Blonde by Michael Connelly, Little Brown, Boston. 1994. First Edition. SIGNED. $50.00

Author’s third book. Fine in dust jacket.

Death of a Blue Movie Star by Jeffery Deaver, Bantam, NY. 1999. First Edition. $25.00

Scarce paperback original. Very fine, unread copy.

Crimson Friday by Dorothy Cameron Disney, Random House, NY. 1943. First Edition. $75.00

A fine copy in a fine, fresh, bright, price-clipped dust jacket.

Rain Fall by Barry Eisler, Putnam, NY. 2002. First Edition. SIGNED. $45.00

Author’s first novel. Introduces John Rain. Fine in fine dust jacket.

Diagnosis: Impossible by Edward D. Hoch, Crippen & Landru, Norfolk, VA. 1996. First Edition. $20.00

A collection of locked room mysteries and other impossible crimes involving Dr. Sam Hawthorne, including the vanishing of a horse and carriage from inside a covered bridge, the vanishing of a small boy from a swing, etc. One of a very small number of hardcover copies that were produced as an overrun on the limited edition. This copy is not numbered or signed. Very fine in dust jacket.

"Find the Woman" (Ross Macdonald) in The Queen’s Awards 1946, edited by Ellery Queen, Little Brown, Boston. 1946. First Edition. $75.00

This is the first publication of Macdonald’s first short story. A very fine copy in dust jacket, which has a sunned spine.

The Score by Richard Stark, Pocket, NY. 1964. First Edition. $25.00

Paperback original. Bookstore stamps, spine dings, else very good.

The Rare Coin Score by Richard Stark, Gold Medal, Greenwich, CT. 1967. First Edition. $20.00

Paperback original. Wear at spine ends, corners and edges, else very good.

The Green Eagle Score by Richard Stark, Gold Medal, CT. 1967. First Edition. $35.00

Paperback original. Spine is slightly cocked with a light reading crease, else near fine.

The Sour Lemon Score by Richard Stark, Gold Medal, CT. 1969. First Edition. $25.00

Paperback original. Spine cocked, else about very good.


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