Saturday, August 28, 2010

Sally's Weekly Update for 08/27/10!

We're making a habit, it seems, of publishing the finest mystery authors in beautiful limited first editions! See our Special Announcement.

A good weekend from us all.

Sally Owen
The Mysterious Bookshop

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Weekly Update 8/27/10


The Mysterious Bookshop

Continues Its Series of Deluxe Editions

By Today’s Most Important Crime Writers


By James Ellroy


The Mysterious Bookshop is publishing a special limited edition of this exceptional memoir, signed by the author, one of the most collectable mystery writers working today. It will be produced in the same elegant format as our previous publications, almost all of which have sold out on publication. It is the true first edition and will be released before the trade edition is published by Alfred A. Knopf.

This edition is limited to only 100 copies, numbered and signed by James Ellroy. Bound in marbled boards with a leather spine. The price is $150.00

There are also 26 lettered copies in a variant binding available at $275.00.

Reserve your copy today.


We will be publishing limited editions (and true firsts) of the following:

Elmore Leonard - Djibouti

Dennis Lehane - Moonlight Mile (Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro)

Robert Crais - The Sentry (Joe Pike)

Lawrence Block - A Drop of the Hard Stuff (Matthew Scudder)

Michael Connelly - Future title to be announced

...and we’ll be adding other titles in the future.

Please contact us to place advance orders or to arrange a standing order so that you will be guaranteed copies of these strictly limited editions.


We now have the U.S. Edition of Bad Boy by Peter Robinson. $25.99. We still have one or two of the signed U.K. Edition, which is the true first. $48.00

A.E. Roman received a very favorable review recently in Publisher’s Weekly for his sophomore effort, The Superman Project, which once again features Chico Santana. This time Chico finds himself investigating The Superman Project, which peddles German philosophy, Hinduism, and American comic-book mythology as a method toward self-improvement. But the members of TSP are hiding more than a few secrets. $25.99

Lisa Unger was here signing copies of her new thriller, Fragile. Set in a small community outside New York City, the disappearance of a teenage girl echoes the abduction, years ago, of another local girl. In a town where the past is always present, nobody is above suspicion. $24.00

The Garden of Betrayal is Lee Vance’s second thriller, which I found hard to put down despite my very limited knowledge of the post-recession oil wars. However, Vance is a Wall Street insider and he weaves his incredible knowledge of how the Street works into a heart-thumping thriller about kidnapping, murder, and the blowing up of a natural gas pipeline by suspected terrorists. A great Summer read, $24.95

A Note about the latest from Dick Francis and Felix Francis....

Crossfire is here. The U.S. Edition is the true first and it will not be signed. Nor do we expect that Felix Francis will sign the U.K. Edition. $26.95


The Eight of Swords by John Dickson Carr, Harper, NY. 1934. First Edition. $45.00

Good-very good copy of a scarce book.

True Detective by Max Allan Collins, St. Martin’s, NY. 1983. First Edition. SIGNED. $125.00

Small spot on page edges, else about fine in dust jacket. The scarce first Nate Heller novel. Signed and inscribed to Donald E. Westlake and his wife. "To Don & Abby .../best regards/Elvin," apparently a joke of some sort as the handwriting is clearly the author’s. Also signed in full on the title page. $125.00

Mirage by Max Allan Collins, St. Martin’s NY. 1988. First Edition. SIGNED. $25.00

A Nate Heller novel. Light water-staining at the edge, else about fine in dust jacket. Signed and inscribed to Donald E. Westlake and his wife: "To Don and Abby-/whose friendship/has been no mirage/Al/2-1-88." Also signed in full on the title page.

Majic Man by Max Allan Collins, Forge, NY. 1999. First Edition. SIGNED. $35.00

Very fine in dust jacket. A Nate Heller novel. Signed and inscribed to Donald E. Westlake and his wife: "To Dona and Abby –/magical friends/Al/almost Christmas/’99." Also signed in full on the title page.

The Snarl of the Beast by Carroll John Daly, Gregg, Boston. 1981. First of this Edition. $35.00

Contains a new introduction by mystery scholar Charles Shibuk. The best Race Williams novel. Fine in dust jacket.

No Crib for His Bed by Joe Gores, Crippen & Landru, VA. 2004. First Edition. $15.00

DKA Files story. Limited to 355 copies. Very fine in wrappers.

The Incident at the Merry Hippo by Elspeth Huxley, Morrow, NY. 1964. First U.S. Edition. $28.50

A good detective story set in Africa. About fine in a dust jacket with a crease along the front hinge and minor rubbing to spine ends.

Liz Peters, PI, by Elizabeth Peters, Crippen & Landru, VA. 2003. First Separate Edition. $15.00

Semi-hard-boiled short story that was originally published in Christmas Stalkings, edited by Charlotte MacLeod, in 1991. Very fine in stiff wrappers.

Door to Death by Rex Stout, Dell, NY. (1951). First Separate Edition. $45.00

First separate printing of this novella. Fine in pictorial wrappers.

Dead Reckoning by Lee Thayer, Dodd, Mead, NY. 1954. First Edition. $35.00

Colored pencil note on front endpaper, else a fine copy in a bright dust jacket with a few closed tears.

The Dragon Murder Case by S.S. Van Dine, Otto Penzler Books, NY. 1996. Facsimile Edition. $40.00

A perfect replica of the first printing of 1933. Very fine in dust jacket.

Ten Thousand Blunt Instruments and Other Tales of Mystery by Philip Wylie, Crippen & Landru, VA. 2010. $29.00

Part of Crippen & Landru’s Lost Classics series. Edited by Bill Pronzini. As new. Shrinkwrapped.


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