Friday, December 3, 2010

Sally's Weekly Update for 12/03/10

Here's the latest from the superbly decorated Mysterious Bookshop. Dan, who is responsible for our holiday look, is going to take photographs over the next few days and post them on our blog.


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 12/3/10


It is rare for us to get signed copies of any of Tom Clancy’s books, but we have managed to get his signature on Dead or Alive. Clancy’s thriller features President Jack Ryan who, once again, is caught in the crossfire of politics and power as bad men do bad things. $28.95

We do have some signed copies of Port Mortuary, the latest Kay Scarpetta mystery from Patricia Cornwell. Signed on the half-title page. $27.95

Haiti Noir is the newest addition to the very popular short story series from Akashic Books. This hardcover edition is signed by the distinguished author, Edwige Danticat, who wrote the introduction and contributes a story. $24.95

Edge is a stand alone from Jeffery Deaver. Behind the well-known U.S. security organizations such as the CIA and FBI is another anonymous government agency dedicated to intelligence surveillance and citizen protection. Shock waves ripple through this agency when a D.C. detective Ryan Kessler becomes the target of a man hired to obtain information by any means necessary up to, and including, the kidnapping of the target’s family. $26.99

Cows, the latest from Matthew Stokoe, has been published in a hardcover edition limited to 65 signed and numbered editions. Just a few of these. $60.00


Young Sherlock Holmes: Red Leech by Andrew Lane is the second in the series. This adventure begins in Surrey but young Sherlock will soon find himself in America. This is limited to 500 signed and numbered editions. $33.00

Kate Morton is less well known here than she is in her native Australia or in the UK. Her novels, The House at Riverton and The Forgotten Garden were best sellers in England. Now we have signed UK firsts of her latest, The Distant Hours, a sprawling novel which begins with a lost letter that reaches its destination fifty years after it was sent. The daughter of the addressee sets out to solve the riddle of her mother’s past and finds herself at Middlehurst Castle. The truth about what happened there in 1941 has been waiting a long time for someone to find it. $43.00


Charlie Chan Carries On by Earl Derr Biggers, Grosset & Dunlap, NY. 1930. $100.00

An early reprint with the same dust jacket image as the first edition. A fine copy, with the jacket showing very minor wear along top edge.

The Burglar Who Studied Spinoza by Lawrence Block, Random House, NY. 1980. First Edition. SIGNED. $125.00

Very fine in dust jacket. Review slip laid in.

Mostly Murder by Fredric Brown, Knopf, NY. Dutton. 1953. First Edition. $600.00

A very scarce short story collection. A fine copy in dust jacket.

The Butterfly by James M. Cain, Knopf, NY. 1947. First Edition. $125.00

Fine in dust jacket, which has a trace of rubbing at corners.

Poirot Investigates by Agatha Christie, John Lane, London. 1924. First Edition. $2,000.00

A very rare Queen’s Quorum title, one of the most elusive of all of Christie’s first editions. Original orange/yellow cloth. The spine is uniformly faded but not badly; there is some soiling and a few light spots on rear cover; page ends are foxed. Overall, a very good copy, with no wear to the cover and with hinges intact.

The Scarecrow by Michael Connelly, Orion, London. 2009. First Edition. SIGNED. $48.00

True first edition. Fine in fine dust jacket.

Blood of Victory by Alan Furst, Random House, NY. 2002. First Edition. SIGNED. $24.95

Fine in fine dust jacket.

Stories Edited by Neil Gaiman and Al Sarrantonio, Mysterious Bookshop. NY. 2010. Limited Edition. SIGNED. $200.00

Limited to 250 numbered copies and signed by all contributors. Fine in marbled boards as issued.

Naked Came the Manatee by Carl Hiaasen et al, Putnam, NY. 1995. First Edition. SIGNED. $22.95.

Signed by Hiaasen only. Fine in fine dust jacket.

Seldom Disappointed by Tony Hillerman, Harper, NY. 2001. First Edition. $26.00

A memoir by the late Hillerman. Fine in fine dust jacket.

The Velvet Touch by Edward D. Hoch, Crippen & Landru, VA. 2000. Limited. SIGNED. $65.00

Limited to 250 signed copies. Nick Velvet stories. As new in dust jacket.

The Howard Hughes by Stuart Kaminsky, St. Martin’s, NY. 1979. First Edition. $50.00

A Toby Peters mystery. Fine in fine dust jacket. Scarce.

Buried Caesars by Stuart M. Kaminsky, Mysterious Press, NY. 1989 First Edition. SIGNED. $30.00

A Toby Peters mystery. Fine in fine dust jacket.

The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larsson, Quercus, London. 2009. First English Translation. $100.00

Second volume of the Millenium Trilogy. Very scarce. Fine in fine dust jacket.

The Man From Beijing by Henning Mankell, Harvill Secker, London. 2010. First Edition. SIGNED. $65.00

The scarce true first edition, signed and dated by Mankell. Fine in fine dust jacket.

Promised Land by Robert B. Parker, Houghton Mifflin, Boston. 1976. First Edition. $175.00

Author’s Edgar-winning fourth Spenser novel. Very fine in dust jacket, which has a bit of soiling to the white spine.

The Agents of Treachery Edited by Otto Penzler, Mysterious Bookshop. NY. 2010. Limited Edition.SIGNED. $150.00

First edition of this anthology of original espionage stories. Limited to 250 numbered copies and signed by all contributors. Fine in marbled boards, as issued.

The Unlikely Spy by Daniel Silva, Villard, NY. 1996. First U.S. Edition. SIGNED. $60.00

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

Empty Mile by Matthew Stokoe, Akashic Books, NY. 2010. Limited Edition. SIGNED. $65.00

Limited to 85 signed and numbered copies. Fine in boards as issued.

While Drowning in the Desert by Don Winslow, St. Martin’s, NY. 1996. First Edition. SIGNED. $25.00

Fifth book by Winslow. Very fine in dust jacket.


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