Friday, November 12, 2010

Sally's Weekly Update for 11/12/10

Here's the latest list of goodies from The Mysterious Bookshop

Happy reading!

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 11/12/10


Just a reminder that we are ending our year’s events with a bang!

Dennis Lehane will be making his only New York appearance at Mysterious.

Moonlight Mile is a Patrick Kenzie/Angela Gennaro mysery. $26.99

This is a Crime Club Main Selection.


Please join us (if you can) for our annual Christmas party on Thursday, December 9th.

In addition to the festivities, we will also host a spectacular autographing party in honor of

Christmas at the Mysterious Bookshop, edited by Otto Penzler.

Seventeen stories, originally published as chapbooks and given to customers as Christmas gifts over the last seventeen years have been gathered in one volume.

All the living authors who wrote the stories have been invited , and we expect most of them to be present to sign copies.

As well as Otto, contributors are: Charles Ardai, Lisa Atkinson, Lawrence Block, Mary Higgins Clark, Thomas H. Cook, Ron Goulart, Jeremiah Healy, Rupert Holmes, Andrew Klavan, Michael Malone, Anne Perry, S.J. Rozan and Jonathan Santlofer. In the book, but no longer with us, are George Baxt, Edward D. Hoch, Evan Hunter (Ed McBain) and Donald E. Westlake.

The signing event will be held from 6.00p.m. to 7.00p.m. If you cannot attend but would like to have autographed first editions, please let us know as soon as possible. The price is $24.95.


Dangerous to Know by Tasha Alexander features Lady Emily Hargreaves, newly returned from her honeymoon in Constantinople, where she had a near brush with death. The calm she seeks on her mother’s estate in Normandy is shattered when, out horseback riding, she comes upon the body of a murdered woman. A Soft Boiled Club Main Selection. $24.99.

Paul Auster stopped by to sign copies of Sunset Park. Beautifully written, the novel weaves together the stories of several unforgettable characters, connected by family and work, during the dark months of the 2008 economic collapse. An Unclassifiable Club Main Selection. $25.00

Walter Mosley also dropped in to sign The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey. This is not a mystery, but a story of the complex tensions at the heart of race in America. Ptolemy Grey is ninety-one, marooned in a cluttered Los Angeles apartment overflowing with mementos from his past. Then at his grandnephew’s funeral he meets Robyn, seventeen and without a family of her own, and he experiences a seismic shift, in his head, his heart, and his life. $25.95

We were saddened to learn that Stephen J. Cannell passed away. His latest thriller, The Prostitutes’ Ball is available and his publisher has sent signed bookplates to us. If you would like a copy of this final Shane Scully novel, please let us know. $25.99


We have a very few copies left of Field Grey by Philip Kerr. This latest Bernie Gunther novel has been put aside for you if you pre-ordered it. It is also a British Crime Club Main Selection. $48.00


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

Author’s first novel and winner of this year’s CWA Gold Dagger Award. Fine in fine dust jacket.

The Burglar in the Library by Lawrence Block, No Exit Press, UK. First Edition. SIGNED. $100.00

True first edition. Fine in fine dust jacket.

The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown, Doubleday, NY. 2009. First Edition. SIGNED. $75.00

Fine in fine dust jacket.

Hunter and Hunted: The Ed and Am Hunter Novels, Vol. 1 by Fredric Brown, Masters, Hermitage, PA. 2002. $45.00

First edition of the introduction; contains The Fabulous Clipjoint, The Dead Ringer, The Bloody Moonlight, Compliments of a Fiend. As new in dust jacket.

Jack Taylor by Ken Bruen, Mysterious Bookshop, NY. 2007. First Edition. SIGNED. $60.00

A biography of his famous series character. Limited to only 100 hardcover copies, numbered and signed. Very fine without dust jacket, as issued.

Bangkok 8 by John Burdett, Knopf, NY. 2003. First Edition. $24.00

Author’s outstanding first novel. As new in dust jacket.

A Jade in Aries by Tucker Coe, Random House, NY. 1970. First Edition. SIGNED. $100.00

Mitch Tobin mystery by Donald E. Westlake under the Coe pseudonym. Fine in a price-clipped dust jacket that has light wear at spine ends. Signed on the title page "Donald E. Westlake (Ol’ Tuck)" A very scarce book to find with an autograph.

My Last Goodbye by Margaret Coel, ASAP, CA. 2002. Limited Edition. SIGNED. $36.00

Original story by Coel, with an introduction by Nancy Pickard and original artwork by Phil Parks. Signed by Coel, Pickard and Parks. Number 295 of 300 limited copies. Fine in boards as issued.

Mefisto in Onyx by Harlan Ellison, Zeising, Shingletown, CA. 1993. First Edition. INSCRIBED. $50.00

Very fine in dust jacket, which has a trace of rubbing at lower edge. Inscribed: "To Ed Hoch - as promised, and with good wishes, to a long-time friend. This Edgar nominee came in 2nd. Oh well. Harlan." Also signed in full and dated 13 June 94, Los Angeles.

Time and Again by Jack Finney, Simon & Schuster, NY. 1970. First Edition. $65.00

First edition in first state dust jacket with a price and the correct photo caption. A near fine copy of the greatest of all New York mystery novels in a very good dust jacket with small closed tears at spinal extremities and some corners.

The Shadow Scrapbook by Walter B. Gibson, Harcourt, NY. 1979. First Edition. $45.00

A compendium of material about the Shadow on radio, in the pulps, books, etc. With color and black-and-white photos of movie posters, pulp covers, memorabilia, etc. Fine. Large format trade paperback.

The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett by Richard Anobile, Editor. Avon, NY. 1974. First Edition. $20.00

First edition of this volume in The Film Classic Library, which reproduces stills from every scene in the Bogart movie with the accompanying dialogue. Relentlessly interesting, even if you’ve seen the film (or maybe especially if you’ve seen it). Near fine. Large format trade paperback.

Talking God by Tony Hillerman, Harper, NY. 1989. First Edition. INSCRIBED. $100.00

Very fine, as new copy in dust jacket. Inscribed from one Grand Master to another: "To Ed & Pat - from a fellow sufferer, Tony Hillerman." From the library of Edward D. Hoch.

The Jungle Kids by Evan Hunter, Pocket, NY. 1956. First Edition. $50.00

A Queen’s Quorum title. Small crease on front cover, else near fine copy of this paperback.

Happy New Year, Herbie and Other Stories by Evan Hunter, Simon & Schuster, NY. 1963. First Edition. $65.00

Page tops faded, else fine in dust jacket, which has a trace of wear to spine ends and a corner.

See Them Die by Ed McBain, Simon & Schuster, NY. 1960. First Edition. $200.00

Very fine in dust jacket.

Hail, Hail, the Gang’s All Here by Ed McBain, 1971. First Edition. INCRIBED. $100.00

An 87th Precinct novel. Fine in dust jacket, which is very lightly rubbed at extremities. With a fine inscription that nearly fills the front endpaper, dated 4/3/71: "To Abby & Julius, with thanks for making me part of the gang on a Saturday night in April. Affectionately, Evan "Ed McBain" Hunter." From the library of Donald E. Westlake and his wife, the Abby of the inscription.

Not Quite Dead Enough by Rex Stout, Farrar & Rinehart, NY. 1944. First Edition. $450.00

Near fine in a dust jacket, which is chipped at spine ends, with half-inch chips extending to front panel; nicks and tears along top edge.

Too Many Women, by Rex Stout, Viking, NY. 1947. First Edition. $250.00

A fine copy in dust jacket which has light wear at the top of the spine and along folds.

The Money Harvest by Ross Thomas, Morrow, NY. 1975. First Edition. SIGNED. $100.00

About fine in dust jacket.


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