Friday, October 22, 2010

Sally's Weekly Update for 10/22/10!

Here's the latest update.

We are always sorry when we get don't have enough copies of a title. Sometimes it is because we have been unable to get the quantities we want, and sometimes it is because we sell out so quickly to our walk-in customers.
In any case, our apologies in advance if you are unable to get the title you want.

Happy reading from all of us in Autumnal New York.

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 10/22/10


Wednesday, October 27th 6.30p.m. - 8.00p.m.

F. Paul Wilson will read from and discuss his penultimate Repairman Jack novel

Fatal Error $25.99


James R. Benn stopped by to sign copies of Rag and Bone, his fifth Billy Boyle WWII mystery. Billy is sent to London to investigate the murder of a Soviet embassy official. Billy’s uncle Ike - General Eisenhower - is taking the murder seriously, wanting to avoid a breach with the Russian allies. $25.00.

The U.S. edition of Worth Dying For by Lee Child has now been signed. This latest Jack Reacher thriller is a Crime Collectors Club Main Selection. $28.00.

We have a few copies (very few) of the novel Roy & Lillie by Loren D. Estleman. This tells of the real-life love story between Judge Roy Bean and Lillie Langtry who never met but who corresponded for more than twenty years. $24.99

A few copies also of The Book of Murdock by Loren D. Estleman. Again, not a mystery, but a Western adventure featuring Page Murdock, a man of the cloth, who keeps one hand on his bible and the other on his revolver. $24.99

The Shimmering Blond Sister is the latest mystery from David Handler featuring film critic Mitch Berger and Connecticut state trooper Des Mitry. A Soft Boiled Crime Club Selection. $24.99

Law of Attraction is a first novel by Alison Leotta introducing Assistant U.S. Attorney Anna Curtis who works out of Washington, D.C. At the trial of a batterer, Anna is shocked when the victim, Laprea Johnson lies on the witness stand and frees her boyfriend. Even more shocked when she hears that Laprea’s body has been found in a trash heap. $25.00

The always gracious Alexander McCall Smith was here signing The Charming Quirks of Others, his latest Isabel Dalhousie novel. Isabel is asked to discreetly investigate when one of the three serious candidates for headmaster at the local boy’s school is accused of having a very serious skeleton in his closet. $24.95

Collusion by Stuart Neville is the follow-up to his first novel, The Ghosts of Belfast. Although Gerry Fagan from that first thriller is featured, it is Detective Inspector Jack Lennon who takes center stage here. A Hard Boiled Club Selection. $25.00

We have just a few of the UK edition of Collusion. This is a paperback original but Neville signed them while he was here. If you asked for one of these recently, you will receive it, otherwise it is first come, first served. $35.00

Agents of Treachery, edited by Otto Penzler, has just been published in the UK. This is the first hardcover edition (our edition was a limited, and the first U.S. was a trade paperback). Otto and Lee Child, a contributor, have signed these. Very few. Very very few. $40.00

Same story with The Best American Mystery Stories 2010, just published in the UK. The first hardcover edition and signed by series editor Otto and guest editor, Lee Child. Very few of these. $35.00

The Wilding by Benjamin Percy is a thrilling read. Three generations of the Cave family, Paul, Justin, and Graham go hunting in Echo Canyon, Oregon, one last time before that particular wilderness is claimed by developers. It is man against nature and nature against man. Justin’s wife stays home and it becomes clear that danger also lurks in so-called civilized areas. $23.00

Not Signed but...

The U.S. edition of Our Kind of Traitor by John Le Carre is here. We’re hearing that this is one of the best Le Carre’s in a long time. $27.95


Psycho by Robert Bloch, Simon & Schuster, NY. 1959. First Edition. $450.00

Iconic novel, superbly adapted for the screen by Alfred Hitchcock. A fine, tight copy, with pages a bit tanned as usual for the cheap paper used, in a fresh dust jacket with a one-inch closed tear on the front panel, light wear to the top of the spine, and a bit of soiling to the rear panel. A very nice collectable copy of a book generally found in poor condition or priced at double or triple this copy.

The Office by Fredric Brown, McMillan, Miami Beach. 1987. First Edition. $100.00

Limited to 425 copies, numbered and signed by Philip Jose Farmer, who wrote the introduction. Very fine in dust jacket.

Madman’s Holiday by Fredric Brown, McMillan, HI. 1985. First Edition. $600.00

Limited to 350 copies, numbered and signed by Newton Baird, who wrote the introduction. Very fine in dust jacket. Scarce.

Brother Monster by Fredric Brown, McMillan, Miami Beach. 1987. First Edition. $400.00

Limited to 400 copies, numbered and signed by Harry Altshuler, who wrote the introduction. Very fine in dust jacket.

The Poet by Michael Connelly, Little Brown, Boston. 1996. First Edition. SIGNED. $45.00

Fine in fine dust jacket.

Tabernacle by Thomas H. Cook, Houghton Mifflin, Boston. 1983. First Edition. SIGNED. $60.00

A fine copy of this uncommon title by one of today’s greatest crime writers. The dust jacket has very slight wear at the base of the spine.

Best American Noir of the Century, edited by James Ellroy and Otto Penzler, HMH, Boston. 2010. SIGNED. $30.00

This copy has been signed by contributors Thomas H. Cook, Joyce Carol Oates, Elmore Leonard, as well as Otto Penzler.

Red Gold by Alan Furst, Random House, NY. 1999. First Edition. $65.00

A fine copy in a fine dust jacket, which is usually found with severe rubbing to the black background.

Murder By Reflection by H.F. Heard, Vanguard, NY. 1942. First Edition. $75.00

Fine in dust jacket which is lightly rubbed and with minor chipping on the spine.

Poison Is a Bitter Brew by Anne Hocking, Doubleday Crime Club, NY. 1942. First U.S. Edition. $45.00

Endpapers foxed, small ding on spine, else fine and bright in dust jacket, which has a 3/4" chip at the bottom of the spine.

The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith, Pantheon, NY. 1998. First Hard Cover Edition. SIGNED. $50.00

Introduces Precious Ramotswe. Fine in fine dust jacket.

La’s Orchestra Saves the World by Alexander McCall Smith, Pantheon, NY. 2008. First Edition. SIGNED. $23.95

Charming stand alone set in wartime England. Fine in fine dust jacket.

The Better Angels by Charles McCarry, Dutton, NY. 1979. First Edition. $35.00

A fine copy in dust jacket of this outstanding thriller about a presidential race in which the allegation against one of the candidates is that he ordered the assassination of a leading Arab leader.

The Last Supper by Charles McCarry, Dutton, NY. 1979. First Edition. $65.00

A fine copy in dust jacket of this superb espionage thriller about McCarry’s series hero, Paul Christopher.

The Doomsters by Ross Macdonald, Knopf, NY. 1958. First Edition. $750.00

A fine copy in a bright dust jacket which has a bit of dust soiling and a closed tear on rear panel and a tiny chip at lower rear hinge. As usual, colors on the spine have faded. Still, an unusually nice copy of a scarce book in collectors’ condition.

Blue City by Kenneth Millar, Knopf, NY. 1947. First Edition. $375.00

Author’s third book before taking the Ross Macdonald pseudonym. Neat date and rubber stamp on front endpaper, else fine in dust jacket, which has a single closed tear at top of front panel and shallow chipping at top of spine.

The Thousand Autumns of Jacob De Zoet, Random House, NY. 2010. First U.S. Edition. SIGNED. $35.00

U.S. edition of the Booker Prize-nominated book. Fine in fine dust jacket.


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