Friday, November 5, 2010

Sally's Weekly Update for 11/05/10

Here's the latest update.

Have a wonderful 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 11/5/10


Monday, November 15th 6.30 p.m - 8.30 p.m.

DENNIS LEHANE will be here to promote his new book

Moonlight Mile $26.99

His first Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro mystery in a decade.

This will be his only appearance in New York!


Seth Harwood signed both hardcover and paperback copies (published simultaneously) of Young Junius. This dark thriller is set in 1987 when fourteen-year-old Junius Posey sets out to find his brother’s killer. HC $24.95 PB $14.95

The Dead Detective by William Heffernan features Harry Doyle, who was brought back to life when he was a ten-year-old and who now dedicates himself to putting killers behind bars. This may be his hardest case; the murder of notorious child molester. $24.95

We do have a few copies left of Great House by Nicole Krauss, the National Book Award-nominated novel which was our Unclassifiable Club Selection last month. $24.95

The Instructions by Adam Levin, which takes place over four days and is more than 1,000 pages long, is getting extraordinary reviews. Gurion Maccabee and his army of tweens are determined to take down their unfair school system. Odd, yes, but there is so much more to this sprawling novel and the writing is sparkling. Levin is being compared to David Foster Wallace. First editions of this small print run from McSweeney’s come in red, blue, and grey boards. We have the blue only. $29.00


Oscar Wilde and the Nest of Vipers by Gyles Brandreth is the fourth in the series of Victorian murder mysteries featuring the playwright and his good friend, Arthur Conan Doyle. When the Duchess of Albemarle is found murdered with two tiny puncture marks in her throat, the Prince of Wales asks Oscar and Arthur to discreetly investigate. $48.00


Special Assignments by Boris Akunin, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London. 2007. First English Translation. $35.00

Fine in fine dust jacket with a signed bookplate laid in.

Free Reign by Rosemary Aubert, Bridge Works, NY. 1997. First Edition. SIGNED. $30.00

Author’s first book. Fine in fine dust jacket.

Christine Falls by Benjamin Black, Holt, NY. 2006. First Edition. SIGNED. $25.00

First in Black’s (the author John Banville) mystery series set in Dublin. Fine in fine dust jacket.

Black Cherry Blues by James Lee Burke, Little Brown, Boston. 1989. First Edition. $100.00

Winner of the Edgar for Best Novel. Very fine, as new copy in dust jacket.

Get Dutch! A Biography of Elmore Leonard by Paul Challen, ECW Press, Canada. First Edition. SIGNED. $17.95.

Trade Paperback Original. Fine. Signed by Elmore Leonard.

Cut Me In by Hunt Collins, Abelard-Schuman, NY. 1954. First Edition. $200.00

A very scarce mystery novel by Evan Hunter under this early pseudonym, written two years before the first Ed McBain title was released. There is an inked letter on the front endpaper, else very good in dust jacket, which has a crease down the spine and has light wear along the top edge.

Every Dead Thing by John Connolly, Simon & Schuster, NY. 1999. First U.S. Edition. SIGNED. $30.00

Author’s first novel, introducing Charlie Parker. Fine in fine dust jacket.

Leave the Grave Green by Deborah Crombie, Scribner, NY. 1995. First Edition. SIGNED. $25.00

Fine in fine dust jacket.

Four to Score by Janet Evanovich, St. Martin’s Press, NY. 1998. First Edition. SIGNED. $60.00

Signed and dated on publication date. Fine in fine dust jacket.

Odds Against by Dick Francis, Michael Joseph, London. 1965. First Edition. Inscribed and SIGNED. $500.00

Author’s fourth book. Name on front endpaper, else fine in a bright, price-clipped dust jacket. Inscribed and signed on the title page.

The Book of Spies by Alan Furst, Ed., Modern Library, NY. 1994. First Thus. SIGNED. $35.00

This anthology of literary espionage contains excerpts from the some of best, and lesser known, works of Greene, Le Carre, Conrad, Ambler, Maugham, etc. Signed by Furst. Fine in fine dust jacket.

That Affair Next Door by Anna Katharine Green, Putnam, NY. 1897. First Edition. $250.00

Endpapers toned, page tops dusty, else a fine copy in blue cloth with the gold still bright and fresh. An early Ebenezer Gryce mystery by this historically important author.

Acts of Contrition by William Heffernan, New American Library, NY. 1986. First Edition. SIGNED. $20.00

Fine in fine dust jacket.

The Dark Wind by Tony Hillerman, Harper, NY. 1982. First Edition. SIGNED. $375.00

Very fine in dust jacket.

The Frumious Bandersnatch by Ed McBain, Simon & Schuster, NY. 2004. First Edition. SIGNED. $30.00

A novel of the 87th Precinct. Fine in fine dust jacket.

Friends, Lovers, Chocolate by Alexander McCall Smith, Little Brown, London. 2005. First Edition. SIGNED. $42.50

An Isabel Dalhousie mystery. Fine in fine dust jacket.

The Old Man in the Corner by Baroness Orczy, Greening, London. 1909. First Edition, Second Printing. $100.00

Armorial bookplate, trivial rubbing to spine ends and corners, else about a fine copy of this Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone and Queen’s Quorum title. Celebrating its 100th birthday, this is an unusually nice copy, with the gold and front cover illustration bright and fresh. Identical in appearance to the first printing.

Money for Nothing by Donald E. Westlake, Warner Books, NY. 2003. First Edition. SIGNED. $30.00

Fine in fine dust jacket.

Kiss Your Ass Goodbye by Charles Willeford, McMillan, FL. 1987. First Edition. SIGNED. $275.00

Limited to 400 copies, numbered and signed by the author. Very fine, as new copy in dust jacket.


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