Friday, August 20, 2010

Sally's Weekly Update for 08/20/10!

Below is the latest update. Hope you enjoy.

Happy 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 8/20/10


Thursday, August 26th 6.30p.m. - 8.00p.m.

Lisa Unger

reading from and discussing her new novel


Monday, August 30th 6.30p.m. - 8.00p.m.

Gerald Elias

reading from and discussing his new novel

Danse Macabre

He will also play his violin.

Refreshments will be served.


Our signed limited copies of The Devil by Ken Bruen are here. This is the latest Jack Taylor thriller and we do have a few copies left. First come, first served:

Numbered copies - Limited to 100 copies. $150.00

Lettered copies - Limited to 26 copies $275.00

Laura Lippman has signed her new novel, I’d Know You Anywhere. This is a suspenseful stand-alone thriller which moves between past and present to explore the lasting effects of crime on a victim’s life. $25.99

Fangs is the second volume of tales taken from The Vampire Archives by Otto Penzler. This is a mass market paperback. $7.99


We will be getting signed first editions of Three Stations by Martin Cruz Smith. This will be a CRIME COLLECTORS CLUB main selection. Members of that club will receive their copy automatically, but if you are not in that club and would like a copy, please let us know. $25.99


The Fabulous Clipjoint by Fredric Brown, Gregg, Boston. 1979. $25.00

First of this edition of the author’s Edgar-winning first mystery. Contains a new introduction by Ron Goulart. Very fine in dust jacket.

The Enchanted Isle by James M. Cain, Mysterious Press, NY. 1985. First Edition. $35.00

Very fine in dust jacket.

Career in C Major by James M. Cain, McGraw-Hill, NY. 1986. First Edition. $35.00

Very fine in dust jacket.

The Fantastic Saint by Leslie Charteris, Doubleday, NY. 1982. First Edition. $75.00

Very fine in dust jacket, which has a trace of darkening to its white spine. Very scarce in this condition.

The Red Thumb Mark by R. Austin Freeman, Collingwood Bros., London. 1907. First Edition. $4500.00

First Dr. Thorndyke book. Original publisher’s wrappers; the book was also issued in cloth. Owner’s blind-stamped ex-libris; some foxing; tissue repair along the spine and front wrapper; short tear in bottom right corner of the front wrapper; tiny chip at the corners of both wrappers; INSCRIBED on the half-title: "Barnaby Ross/Ellery Queen (author’s own copy) E.Q." Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone.

Cinderella by Ed McBain, Holt, NY. 1986. First Edition. SIGNED. $65.00

Early novel in the Matthew Hope series. Inscribed and signed by McBain to Edward D. Hoch and his wife: "To Ed and Pat-/How nice to meet you!/Warmest wishes/Ed McBain." A nice association copy from one Grand Master to another. Very fine in dust jacket.

Stranded by Val McDermid, Flambard, London. 2005. First Edition. SIGNED. $45.00

Short story collected limited to 325 hard cover copies, signed. Contains an introduction by Ian Rankin. Very fine in dust jacket.

Herbert in Motion and Other Stories by Ian Rankin, Revolver, London. 1997. First Edition. SIGNED. $200.00

Very rare short story collection, limited to only 200 copies, numbered and signed on the title page, with the author’s sketch of a tic-tac-toe puzzle. Very fine in card wrappers.

The Deep by Mickey Spillane, Dutton, NY. 1961. First Edition. $45.00

Very fine in a near-fine, price-clipped dust jacket (black) with a short closed tear and crease on front cover.

(Rex Stout) Royal Decree by John McAleer, Pontes Press, MD. 1983. First Edition. SIGNED. $45.00

First and only edition. Conversations with Stout on such subjects as his craft, his peers, Nero Wolfe and Archie, etc. A 73-page booklet, limited to 1,000 numbered copies. This copy inscribed and signed, "Best wishes to my friend Ed Hoch, John McAleer." Fine.

A Hair’s Breadth by Lee Thayer, Dodd, Mead, NY. 1940. First Edition. $40.00

A Peter Clancy novel. Bookplate, else fine in dust jacket.

The Deadly Isles by John Holbrook Vance, Bobbs-Merrill, IN. 1969. First Edition. $150.00

A fine copy of a scarce mystery novel by the author better known as Jack Vance. The dust jacket is lightly rubbed and has a small, nearly invisible closed tear at the top of the front hinge.

Young and Innocent by Donald E. Westlake writing as Edwin West, Monarch, CT. 1964. First Edition. $45.00

Paperback original, a soft-core lesbian novel. Light cover creases, else about fine and apparently unread.


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