Friday, April 8, 2011

Sally's Weekly Update for 04/08/11

Here's the latest update.

Happy weekend to all.

Sally Owen
The Mysterious Bookshop

The Mysterious Bookshop

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New York, NY 10007

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Weekly Update 4/8/11





The Mysterious Bookshop is publishing a special limited edition of this exceptional novel, signed by the author, one of the most popular mystery writers working today. It will be produced in the same elegant format as our previous publications, almost all of which sold out on publication. It will be released before the trade edition is published by Mulholland. This is the first Matthew Scudder novel in many years and it is a masterpiece, taking Scudder back to an earlier time.

The edition is limited to only 100 copies, numbered and signed by Lawrence Block. Bound in marbled boards with a leather spine. The price is $150.00. There are also 26 lettered copies available at $275.00

Reserve your copy today.


Friday, April 15th 6.30 p.m. - 8.00 p.m.

Jessica Speart will discuss and sign

Winged Obsession $25.99

This true crime story follows US Fish and Wildlife Agent Ed Newcomer as he tries to catch butterfly smuggler Yoshi Kojima.

Tuesday, April 19th 6.30 p.m. - 8.00 p.m.

Marcia Clark will discuss and sign

Guilt By Association $25.99

This first thriller features L.A. deputy DA Rachel Knight who must confront the shocking crime of a colleague’s murder-suicide and solve the case of a teenage girl’s rape.


School of Night by historical novelist Louis Bayard is set in modern day DC and the England of James I, both centuries sharing one shocking secret. Hired to retrieve a letter written by Thomas Harriot (known as England’s Galileo), disgraced scholar Henry Cavendish and Clarissa Dale find themselves on the trail of buried treasure. $25.00

Mobbed is the latest Regan Reilly mystery from Carol Higgins Clark. This thriller is set on the Jersey Shore where Regan and her husband are celebrating the birthday of Regan’s mother, the suspense writer Nora Regan Reilly!! $25.00

Carol’s real-life mother, suspense writer Mary Higgins Clark has a new one too. I’ll Walk Alone features Alexandra "Zan" Moreland, an interior designed who is terrified to discover that someone is using her credit cards and manipulating her financial accounts in order to bankrupt her and destroy her reputation. They may also be impersonating her in a scheme that may involve kidnapping and murder. $25.99

Red on Red by Edward Conlon tells the story of NYPD detectives Meehan and Esposito, one damaged and instrospective, the other ambitious and unscrupulous. This very well-written slice of police life is receiving terrific reviews. Please note that we sold out of our first batch (except for first mystery crime club members) but we have been able to get more first editions. They’ll be here next week. A First Mystery Club Main Selection. $26.00

Camilla Lackberg stopped by to sign paperback editions of her best-seller, The Ice Princess. Trade Paperback $15.00; Mass Market Paperback $$7.99

Nathan Larson signed copies of his first novel The Dewey Decimal System. This paperback original, set in New York City in the future after several large-scale terrorist attacks, features an obsessive-compulsive man, dubbed Dewey Decimal, who has taken it upon himself to reorganize the contents of the New York Public Library. We are almost sold out of this edition. $15.95 The limited hardcover edition of this title is a First Mystery Club Main Selection.

Henning Mankell stopped by and tirelessly signed The Troubled Man, the last Kurt Wallander mystery. We did ask that you pre-order this title and most of our copies are already gone, but if you hurry, there are a few left. $26.95


(Aviation Mystery) Murder in the Stratosphere by Gilbert Eldridge, Phoenix, NY. 1940. First Edition. $100.00

Name and address on front endpaper, remainder marks on bottom edges, else a fine, tight copy in dust jacket that is lightly worn at spine ends and edges.

The Shaggy Dog and Other Murders by Fredric Brown, Dutton, NY. 1963. First Edition. $500.00

Fine in a fine dust jacket. A beautiful copy of this classic collection.

The Exploits of a Physician Detective by George F. Butler, M.D., Clinic Publishing, Chicago. 1908.First Edition. $150.00

Scarce short story collection. Spine a little faded as usual, else a very good copy.

The Big Four by Agatha Christie, Dodd, Mead, NY. 1927. First U.S. Edition. $75.00

Tear at the inside margin of pages 161-162, very light wear at spine tips, else very good copy of an uncommon title in first printing.

The Murder at Hazelmoor by Agatha Christie, Dodd, Mead, NY. 1931. First U.S. Edition. $50.00

Very good.

Murder in Three Acts by Agatha Christie, Dodd, Mead, NY. 1934. First U.S. Edition. $65.00

Very good.

Cards on the Table by Agatha Christie, Dodd, Mead, NY. 1936. First U.S. Edition. $50.00

Very good.

Appointment with Death by Agatha Christie, Dodd, Mead, NY. 1938. First U.S. Edition. $50.00

Previous owner’s label on front endpaper, else very good.

Murder for Christmas by Agatha Christie, Dodd, Mead, NY. 1939. First U.S. Edition. $60.00

Bit of wear at spine tips, else very good plus.

The Body in the Library by Agatha Christie, Dodd, Mead, NY. 1942. First U.S. Edition. $45.00

Bit of wear at spine tips, else very good.

Crooked House by Agatha Christie, Collins Crime, London. 1949. First Edition. $75.00

Owner’s inscription, lower two inches of spine sunned, else very good in dust jacket with large chip at base of spine and chip at top of front panel.

Ordeal By Innocence by Agatha Christie, Collins Crime Club, London. 1958. First Edition. $35.00

Near fine in dust jacket, which has a triangular chip at the top of the front hinge.

The Caribbean Mystery by Agatha Christie, Collins, London. 1964. First Edition. $40.00

Fine in soiled dust jacket.

Sheriff Olsen by M.G. Chute, Appleton, NY. 1942. First Edition. Inscribed and SIGNED. $150.00

An exceptionally scarce short story collection. The spine is minutely sunned, else very fine in dust jacket, with light wear at spine ends and along edges.

The Mean Streets by Thomas B. Dewey, Simon & Schuster, NY. 1955. First Edition. $65.00

About fine in a near fine jacket. Cloth and dj extremities a bit rubbed, a little wear to top of dj spine, otherwise a handsome copy.

Found and Fettered by Dick Donovan, Hutchinson, London. 1894. First Edition. $100.00

A scarce short story collection. Spine a little rubbed at ends, else very good.

Marked for Murder by Brett Halliday, Dodd, Mead, NY. 1945. First Edition. $100.00

Top of spine crimped, otherwise fine in a very good dust jacket. Small chips to corners and spine ends and some light spotting to front panel.

Woman in the Dark by Dashiell Hammett, Spivak, NY. 1951. First Edition. $125.00

A collection of stories collected from the pulps. With a new introduction by Ellery Queen. A fine copy in wrappers. Not a super-rare book, but very scarce in this outstanding collectors’ condition.

Honour of Thieves by C.J. Cutliffe Hyne, Chatto &Windus, London. 1895. First Edition. $150.00

Scarce Victorian crime novel. Corners a bit bumped, some light soiling, but a near fine copy.

The Looking-Glass War by John Le Carre, Heinemann, London. 1965. First Edition. $100.00

Fine in a price-clipped dust jacket with just slight fading to the spine, much less than usual for this title.


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