Friday, August 6, 2010

Sally's Weekly Update for 08/06/10

Here's the latest from your favorite (I hope) bookstore!

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 8/6/10





The Mysterious Bookshop is publishing a special limited edition of this exceptional novel, 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 sold out on publication. It will be released before the trade edition is published by St. Martin’s Minotaur.

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

There are also 26 lettered copies available at $275.00

Reserve your copy today.

The above notice was sent to you on Monday, August 2nd, and many of you have reserved your copies. If you have not done so, but keep meaning to, please let us know as soon as you can. Both the numbered and the lettered copies are quickly selling out.

We expect to receive this limited edition on August 20th.


We had a very successful event here this week when contributors celebrated the publication of the anthology Indian Country Noir. We do have some copies of this trade paperback original still available. Signed by Sarah Cortiz, Mistina Bates, R. Narvaez, and Reed Farrel Coleman. $15.95

Babylon Nights by Daniel Depp is the second in the series featuring PI David Spandau. This time out, Spandau must protect an aging star from a deranged stalker. Set in Hollywood, this series is turning out to be a very dark, cynical, and irreverent portrait of Hollywood now. A Hard Boiled Club Selection. $24.00

Akashic Books has issued a hard cover edition of Empty Mile by Matthew Stokoe. This edition is limited to 85 signed and numbered editions. We have very few of them. In boards as issued. $60.00. Please note that the true first edition is a trade paperback.


Blacklands by Belinda Bauer, Bantam, London. 2010. First Edition. SIGNED. $75.00

Short listed for the CWA Gold Dagger. Fine in fine dust jacket.

Blood Harvest by S.J. Bolton, Bantam, London. 2010. First Edition. SIGNED. $33.00

Short listed for the CWA Gold Dagger. Fine in fine dust jacket.

The Bride of Newgate by John Dickson Carr, Harper, NY. 1950. First Edition. SIGNED. $450.00

An important association copy. Signed and inscribed from one Grand Master to another: ""To Ed Hoch at the end of a stormy meeting of MWA, and with all good wishes. John Dickson Carr." Dated 5/3/50. A fine copy in dust jacket, which is very lightly worn at edges.

The Secret of Father Brown by G.K. Chesterton, Harper. NY. 1927. First U.S. Edition. $100.00

A fine, crisp copy (no dust jacket).

Gone by Mo Hayder, Bantam, London. 2010. First Edition. SIGNED. $38.00

Short listed for the CWA Steel Dagger. Fine in fine dust jacket.

Doors by Ezra Hannon, Stein & Day, NY. 1975. First Edition. $100.00

The only book under this name by Evan Hunter, who also used the pseudonym Ed McBain. An exceptionally fine copy in a clean, bright dust jacket with a tiny, nearly invisible scuff at the base of the spine.

Acts of Violence by Ryan David Jahn, Macmillan, London. 2010. First Edition. SIGNED. $38.00

Short listed for the CWA John Creasey (New Blood) award. Fine in boards as issued.

And All Through the House by Ed McBain, Doubleday, NY. 1984. SIGNED. $50.00

First edition of this 87th Precinct Christmas short story, issued as a premium for members of the Literary Guild. It was later expanded and published in hardcover by Warner Books. Very fine in original pictorial wrappers.

The Writing on the Wall and Other Stories by Val McDermid, Revolver, London. 1997. First Edition. SIGNED. $45.00

Limited to only 200 signed and numbered copies. Very fine in stiff wrappers.

One More Sunday by John D. MacDonald, Knopf, NY. 1984. Second Printing before Publication. SIGNED. $125.00

Fine in a very good dust jacket. Signed and inscribed by MacDonald to Donald E. Westlake and his wife: "Dear Abby & Don/We’re still miffed we/had no chance to see/more of you guys at/ that Bouchercon thing/Best yours/John and Dorothy May ‘84/ps - We go around the world on/Royal Viking Sky starting Jan. ‘85/How about signing up for all or part?" A very nice association copy between two of the best and most successful mystery/crime writers of their era. MacDonald is infamous for having signed very few books.

Banshee by Margaret Millar, Morrow, NY. 1983. First Edition. SIGNED. $125.00

An excellent association copy, signed and inscribed from one Grand Master to another: "For Pat and Ed Hoch, Affectionately, Margaret Millar." An uncommon autograph. Very fine in dust jacket with a tiny closed tear at base of spine.

Surrogate by Robert B. Parker, Lord John Press, Ca. 1982. First Edition. SIGNED. $400.00

Limited to 300 numbered copies, signed by the author. A Spenser short story. Very fine in dust jacket.

The Case Book of Ellery Queen by Ellery Queen, Spivak, NY. 1945. First Edition. SIGNED. $65.00

Digest-sized paperback original short story collection. Previous owner’s name and note on front cover, else good. Signed on the title page by Ellery Queen and as Frederic Dannay.

Miss Pinkerton by Mary Roberts Rinehart, Farrar & Rinehart, NY. 1932. First Edition. $175.00

The basis for the 1932 film starring Joan Blondell and George Brent, and the 1941 remake titled The Nurse’s Secret, starring Lee Patrick and Regis Toomey. An exceptionally fine copy in dust jacket, which has one small closed tear on front panel.

The Holy Thief by William Ryan, Mantle, London. 2010. First Edition. SIGNED. $58.00

Short listed for the CWA John Creasey (New Blood) award. Limited to 500 signed and numbered copies. Fine in fine dust jacket.

Carolina Skeletons by David Stout, Mysterious Press, NY. 1988. First Edition. 1988. $45.00

Winner of the Edgar for Best First Mystery. A novel based on the true story of the youngest person in America ever executed for murder - a 14-year-old black boy accused of killing two white girls. Fine in dust jacket.

The Franchise Affair by Josephine Tey, Macmillan, NY. 1949. First U.S. Edition. $30.00

Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone. Annotations on front endpaper, else very good in dust jacket.