Friday, April 15, 2011

Sally's Weekly Update for 04/15/11!

Philip Kerr was here earlier and we are now waiting for Michael Connelly.


Happy reading

Sally Owen
The Mysterious Bookshop

The Mysterious Bookshop

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New York, NY 10007

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Open Seven Days, 11.00 a.m. - 7.00 p.m.

Weekly Update 4/15/11


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

Marcia Clark will be discussing her new book

Guilt By Association $25.99

Tuesday, April 26th 6.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m.

Edgar Award Week: The Mysterious Bookshop and Mystery Writers of America will host a party celebrating the release of

The Rich and the Dead

with editor

Nelson DeMille

plus contributors (to be announced)

Hardcover $24.99. Paperback $15.99


He hasn’t arrived at the store yet, but Michael Connelly is so reliable, we feel confident in telling you that we are about to have signed copies of The Fifth Witness - featuring Mickey Haller. It will, of course, be a Crime Collectors Club Main Selection. $27.99

Forensic pathologist Jonathan Hayes was here signing copies of A Hard Death featuring brilliant forensic pathologist Edward Jenner, introduced in Hayes’ first book, Precious Blood. The political fallout from the case described in that book has forced Jenner out of New York and into Port Fontaine, Florida where a gruesome discovery in the heart of the Everglades will lead him to a shadowy criminal conspiracy. $25.99

Philip Kerr signed copies of the U.S. edition of Field Grey, the latest Bernie Gunther thriller. Spanning twenty-five years, Field Grey begins with the street riots in Berlin in 1931 and follows Bernie’s career into the Cold War. Considered by some readers to be the best of the series so far. $26.95

Drawing Conclusions by Donna Leon is her twentieth book to feature Commissario Guido Brunetti. This is the U.S. edition which is the true first. We will be getting some signed U.K. editions later in the month. $24.00

Emily, Alone is not a mystery but it is by one of our favorite authors, Stewart O’Nan.. This story of an older woman as a familiar but invisible figure, one rarely portrayed honestly, is a graceful look at late life - its joys, regrets and sorrows - told by a master storyteller. I’m sold. $25.95

A Lesson in Secrets by Jacqueline Winspear has, at last, arrived. Sorry about the delays we experienced receiving the latest Maisie Dobbs novel, but the wait is worthwhile. If you have already ordered this title, we do have a note of it. $25.99


The latest Flavia de Luce novel, A Red Herring without Mustard, is here. The true first of this title is the U.S. but unfortunately, Alan Bradley did not tour this country for this edition. He lives in Malta, so he went to the U.K. instead. Well, wouldn’t you? In any case, we have the U.K edition for those of you who are collecting this wonderful series and would like a signed copy. $35.00

Coroner Jenny Cooper is back in The Redeemed by M.R. Hall. Jenny’s investigation into the death of a high-profile political campaigner will lead her to a powerful new religious organization and to those who control it. $48.00

An Agent of Deceit is a first novel by Chris Morgan Jones introducing Ben Webster who is employed by a private London intelligence agency. When a client asks him to expose the dealings of shadowy Russian oligarch Konstantin Malin, Webster finds himself fixated not only on Malin but also on his front man, Richard Lock who is hard put to explain how he came to be one of Russia’s largest investors. $43.00

Sanctus by first-time author Simon Toyne is a must for conspiracy buffs. This apocalyptic thriller begins when a man throws himself from the oldest inhabited place on earth, a mountainous citadel in the historic Turkish city of Ruin. This is no ordinary suicide but a symbolic act witnessed, thanks to the media, by the entire world. $38.00


Clues for Dr. Coffee by Lawrence G. Blochman, Lippincott, PA. 1964. First Edition. $75.00

Short story collection. Very fine in very fine, price-clipped dust jacket.

The Dead Ringer by Fredric Brown, Dutton, NY. 1948. First Edition. $250.00

Author’s second mystery novel. Very good in a near fine dust jacket which has a small chip at the top and bottom of spine.

The Five Day Nightmare by Fredric Brown, Dutton, NY. 1962. First Edition. $125.00

Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Top and bottom edges lightly sunned with light foxing to endpapers. A closed tear at top of front panel and some rubbing to extremities.

Handle with Fear by Thomas B. Dewey, Mill & Morrow, NY. 1951. First Edition. $40.00

Very good in like dust jacket. Shelfwear top and bottom of spine. Dust jacket has chips on corner and top and bottom of spine.

Every Bet’s a Sure Thing by Thomas B. Dewey, Simon & Schuster, NY. 1953. First Edition. $50.00

Fine in near fine dust jacket. Rubbing to top and bottom of dj spine and tiny chip top corner of front panel.

The Plague Court Murders by Carter Dickson, Morrow, NY. 1934. First Edition. $75.00

Lending library stamps, some pages wrinkled due to a binding error, else very good.

Hypnotic Tales by James L. Ford, Puck, NY. 1891. First Edition. $100.00

Illustrated. A scarce mixed collection which contains "The Detective’s Tale." About fine.

Death in Donnegal Bay by William Campbell Gault, Walker, NY. 1984. First Edition. $25.00

Fine in fine dust jacket. Publisher’s promo material laid in.

The Chicano War by William Campbell Gault, Walker, NY. 1986. First Edition. $45.00

Fine in fine dust jacket.

Hangman’s Tie by Christopher Hale, Doubleday Crime Club, NY. 1943. First Edition. $30.00

A State Police Officer Trench mystery. Near fine in price-clipped dust jacket.

Murder is My Business by Brett Halliday, Dodd, NY. 1945. First Edition. $45.00

Near fine in dust jacket showing large chip top of front panel covering the width of the jacket. Smaller chip to bottom corner of rear flap. A scarce title.

One Night with Nora by Brett Halliday, Dodd, NY. 1953. First Edition. $50.00

Near fine in very good dust jacket. Light foxing to end papers and some rubbing to spine ends and bottom edges.

American Gigolo by Timothy Harris, Delacorte, NY. 1979. First Edition. $125.00

Novelization of a screenplay by Paul Schrader. An exceptionally fine copy in a white dust jacket which has one ½ inch tear at the rear hinge.

The Delicate Ape by Dorothy B. Hughes, Duell, Sloan & Pearce, NY. 1944. First Edition. $35.00

Very good in a lightly chipped dust jacket which is trimmed about 1/8th inch.

A Matter of Conviction by Evan Hunter, Simon & Schuster, NY. 1959. First Edition. $15.00

Near fine in a rubbed dust jacket with a chip out of the front panel. A crime novel by Ed McBain under the author’s real name.

Blood of Vintage by Thomas Kyd, Lippincott, Philadelphia. 1947. $45.00

Fine in a lightly chipped and rubbed dust jacket.

The Disentanglers by Andrew Lang, Longmans, London. 1902. First Edition. $100.00

A scarce short story collection. Pale beige covers slightly soiled, some foxing, still a better than very good copy.

Death and Chicanery by Philip MacDonald, Jenkins, London. 1963. First U.K. Edition. $45.00

Fine in dust jacket, which has the author’s name faded on spine. Short stories.

Stolen Woman by Wade Miller, Gold Miller, NY. 1950. First Edition. $45.00

One of the past hard-boiled authors of mainly paperback originals. Fine and scarce thus.

The Player on the Other Side by Ellery Queen, Random House, NY. 1964. First Edition. $35.00

Neat date at top of front endpaper, else fine in near fine dust jacket.

(Rex Stout), Nero Wolfe of West 35th Street, Viking, NY. 1969. First Edition. $65.00

Review slip laid in. Fine in dust jacket, which has a tear at the rear hinge.


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