Saturday, November 20, 2010

Sally's Weekly Update for 11/19/10

Here's the latest update.

The staff of The Mysterious Bookshop wish you a very wonderful Thanksgiving holiday.


Sally Owen
The Mysterious Bookshop

The Mysterious Bookshop

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New York, NY 10007

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Weekly Update 11/19/10


Michael Ayoob signed copies of his first novel, In Search of Mercy. Dexter Bolzjak is an emotionally damaged ex-hockey goalie who is persuaded by Lou Kershon to find Lou’s lost love, the actress Mercy Carnahan. Winner of Minotaur Books’ PWA Best First Private Eye Novel Competition, this is a tense and provocative mystery. A Hard Boiled Club Main Selection. $24.99

Andrew Klavan’s new thriller, The Identity Man, tells the story of John Shannon, a petty thief on the run after being framed for a murder he did not commit. When he is offered a new beginning by a stranger calling himself The Identity Man Shannon jumps at the chance and finds himself living a life that seems to be too good to be true. It is. A Thriller/Espionage Club Main Selection. $25.00

In Moonlight Mile, Dennis Lehane has returned to the characters who established his reputation as one of the great writers of crime novels. Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro are ten years older and an old case has returned to haunt them. In the novel Gone Baby Gone, Patrick and Angie took on a case that was never really emotionally resolved for them. Now they are going to have a chance to get it right. Best to have read that first book to get the utmost enjoyment from this one. A Crime Collectors Club Main Selection. $26.99

The true first edition of Moonlight Mile was published by The Mysterious Bookshop in a beautiful edition signed and limited to 100 copies. We have a few left. $150.00

Coffins, edited and with an introduction by Otto Penzler, is the third paperback containing stories taken from The Vampire Archives. Signed by Otto of course. $7.99

Death Notice is Todd Ritter’s first mystery and is set in Perry Hollow, Pennsylvania, which has never had a murder until George Winnick, a farmer, is found in a homemade coffin on the side of the highway with his lips sewn shut and his veins and arteries drained of blood and filled with embalming fluid. Chilling as that is, it becomes more so when it is discovered that the Perry Hollow Gazette obituary writer received a death notice for Winnick before he was killed. Then things take a turn for the worse. $24.99


Miss Hurd: An Enigma by Anna Katharine Green, Putnam, NY. 1894. First Edition. $500.00

Bookplate, sliver chipped from bottom of front cover, else very good in the original wrappers. A rare book in this fragile binding.

Doctor Izard by Anna Katharine Green, Putnam, NY. 1985. First Edition. $450.00

Very good copy in the original wrappers. Very scarce in collector’s condition in this fragile binding.

The Eight Strokes of the Clock by Maurice Leblanc, Macaulay, NY. 1922. First U.S. Edition. $65.00

Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone and Queen’s Quorum title. Spine ends worn, else very good.

The Red House Mystery by A.A. Milne, Methuen, London. 1922. First Edition. $45.00

Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone title. Top of spine frayed, covers faded, else very good, tight copy.

Shrink Rap by Robert B. Parker, Putnam, NY. 2002. First Edition. SIGNED. $25.00

A Sunny Randall mystery. Fine in fine dust jacket.

The Case of the Foster Father by Virginia Perdue, Doubleday Crime Club, NY . 1942. First Edition. $125.00

A tape strip reinforces (unnecessarily) the interior of the top of the spine, else a fine copy in dust jacket.

Aftermath by Peter Robinson, McClelland & Stewart, Toronto, 2001. First Edition. SIGNED. $30.00

An Inspector Alan Banks mystery. Fine in fine dust jacket.

Too Many Cooks by Rex Stout, Farrar & Rinehart, NY. 1938. First Edition. $1,250.00

Scribbling on rear page, else a fine, bright copy with the top edge stain as fresh as when it was published. In the original dust jacket, which is sunned on the spine, price-clipped, a dime-sized chip at bottom corner of front panel, some closed tears and lightly frayed at spine ends. Overall, a very nice copy of a very scarce book in collectors’ condition.

Where There’s a Will by Rex Stout, Farrar & Rinehart, NY. 1940. First Edition. $2,250.00

Endpapers foxed, a stain on one page, else an exceptionally bright and fresh copy in the scarce dust jacket, which is lightly worn at corners and spine tips. A lovely collector’s copy.

The Nero Wolfe Cookbook by Rex Stout, Viking, NY. 1973. First Thus. $15.00

Fine in boards.


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