Friday, February 25, 2011

Sally's Weekly Update for 02/25/11

Here's the latest update

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 2/25/11


As some of you know, we have rescheduled our event with Joyce Carol Oates. This was originally postponed because of a snowstorm. So fingers crossed for clement weather.

Wednesday, March 9th 6.30 p.m. - 8.00 p.m.

Give Me Your Heart: A Collection of Short Stories $25.00

In addition we have first editions of the memoir, A Widow’s Story. $27.99

Not a mystery, but an extremely well received memoir from one of our most important writers.

If you cannot attend and would like a copy of either of these books, please let us know.


We have our signed copies of When The Killing’s Done by T.C. Boyle. We had asked you to pre-order this book, and all of you who did so have a copy put aside for you. That leaves only five unclaimed copies. First come, first served. $26.95

Sam Eastland’s second thriller, Shadow Pass, is here. Inspector Pekkala is called in by Josef Stalin when Colonel Rolan Nagorski, inventor of a new weapon being secretly developed in the Russian countryside, is killed. Answerable to no one, Pekkala has the dictator’s permission to go anywhere and ask anything. But in Soviet Russia that can be a death sentence. A Thriller/Espionage Main Selection. $25.00

The Oracle of Stamboul by Michael David Lukas is a terrific debut novel set in Stamboul in the late 1800s, where the sultan luxuriates while the empires of Europe and Russia plot at his borders. A young, gifted girl is being taught by an American minister who may be a spy and her father’s business partner, Moncef Bey, has a past history of secret societies and political maneuvering. But this young girl, Eleonora, will charm the Sultan and change the course of an empire’s history. $24.99

Learning to Swim is Sara J. Henry’s disturbing first novel. When Troy Chance witnesses a young boy falling from a ferry on Lake Champlain, she dives from her ferry and swims, with the boy on her back, nearly a mile to shore. There she expects the boy’s parents or the police to be waiting. But nothing. Only a deafening silence. Troy’s search for the boy’s family will take her into a world of wealth and privilege; a world where the murder of a small boy is not unthinkable. $24.00

Gideon’s Sword by Preston & Child is the first in a new series featuring Gideon Crew, a trickster and master thief who, when he learns from his dying mother that his father was framed and deliberately slaughtered, embarks on a mission of vengeance. But someone very powerful is watching, someone who has need of Gideon’s special skills. This operation is clearly going to be the first of many for Gideon. A Thriller/Espionage Main Selection. $26.99

The Second Son by Jonathan Rabb features, once again, Chief Inspector Nikolai Hoffner who has been forced out of the Kriminalpolizei as the Nazis rise to power. But this does not stop him from searching for his son, Georg, who has been swept up in the Spanish Civil War. This is the final installment of Rabb’s Berlin trilogy. $26.00

Kate Shugak is back in Dana Stabenow’s Though Not Dead. The residents of Alaska’s largest national park are shocked when old Sam Dementieff is found dead. He leaves Kate instructions that will take her through Alaska’s colorful history as she tries to fulfill Sam’s wishes without losing her own life. A Soft Boiled Club Main Selection. $25.99


We have only a few copies of Silent Voices by Ann Cleeves. When DI Vera Stanhope finds the body of a woman in the sauna room of her local gym, she wonders if, for once in her life, she’s uncovered a simple death from natural causes. But noooo. Cleeves is tremendously popular in the U.K. - more so than here - but she is beginning to gather fans this side of the pond. $48.00

The Payback by Simon Kernick is thrilling roller-coaster of a ride involving two cops with pasts that haunt them. Dennis Milne is a former cop who now earns his living killing the bad guys - people who in his opinion deserve to die. He is in Manila awaiting his next target. DI Tina Boyd is also in Manila. She’s looking for the man she holds responsible for the death of her lover. She knows he is in Manila and she’s determined to find him before he finds her. $35.00


The Crooked Lip by Herbert Adams, Methuen, London. 1925. First Edition. $65.00

Fore-edges foxed, else a fine, clean copy.

Death Walks in Eastrepps by Francis Beeding, Mystery League, NY. 1931. First U.S. Edition. $100.00

Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone. About fine in dust jacket, which shows wear at spine, edges and corners.

Priest by Ken Bruen, Bantam, London. 2006. First Edition. SIGNED. $45.00

A Jack Taylor crime novel. Very fine in dust jacket.

Sanctuary by Ken Bruen, TransWorld, Ireland. 2008. First Edition. SIGNED. $45.00

A Jack Taylor crime novel. Very fine in dust jacket.

The Postman Always Rings Twice by James M. Cain, Knopf, NY. 1934. First Edition. $300.00

Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone. The front flap of the dust jacket has been pasted inside the front cover, else a near very good copy in a supplied later issue dust jacket which is price-clipped and has a small tape ghost on the front panel.

The Brasher Doubloon, World, Cleveland. 1946. First Edition. Second Printing. $35.00

The movie edition of The High Window with scenes from the movie on the front and back covers of the dust jacket. Endpapers are stained (apparently from the binding glue, else very good in a nice bright jacket with tiny chips at fore-edge and top corner.

Buried for Pleasure by Edmund Crispin, Lippincott, Philadelphia. 1949. First U.S. Edition. $45.00

Small stain to front cover, else very good in rubbed dust jacket, which has wear to spine tips and a closed tear and crease on front panel.

Glimpses of the Moon by Edmund Crispin, Gollancz, London. 1977. First Edition. $45.00

Very fine in dust jacket.

The Black House in Harley Street by J.S. Fletcher, Doubleday Crime Club, NY. 1928. First U.S. Edition. $30.00

Fine in chipped dust jacket.

Dead Skip by Joe Gores, Random House, NY. 1972. First Edition. $25.00

First DKA novel. Fore-edges of pages stained, else fine and clean in a lovely dust jacket.

Doctored Evidence by Donna Leon, Atlantic Monthly Press, NY. 2004. First U.S. Edition. SIGNED. $22.00

Fine in fine dust jacket.

Dead I Well May Be by Adrian McKinty, Scribner, NY. 2003. First Edition. SIGNED. $65.00

Introduces Michael Forsythe. Fine in fine dust jacket.

The Hand of Fu Manchu by Sax Rohmer, McBride, NY. 1917. First U.S. Edition. $20.00

Rear hinge crack, staining on covers and endpapers; a good copy.

Emperor Fu Manchu by Sax Rohmer, Jenkins, London. 1959. First Edition. $45.00

Light tape stains on cover, else very good in a near fine dust jacket.

She Who Sleeps by Sax Rohmer, Doubleday, NY. 1928. First U.S. Edition. $25.00

Very good.

Master of Villainy (Sax Rohmer), Popular Press, Ohio. First Edition. 1976. First Edition. $45.00

A biography of Rohmer by Cay Van Ash and Elizabeth Sax Rohmer. A fine copy in dust jacket.

PLEASE NOTE: We have just acquired a virtually complete run of Sax Rohmer titles in hardcover reading copies, most priced $12.50 - $20.00. If you are looking for specific titles, let us know.

The Kill Artist by Daniel Silva, Random House, NY. 2000. First Edition. $100.00

Introduces Gabriel Allon, art restorer and Mossad operative. Fine in fine dust jacket.


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