Friday, April 22, 2011

Sally's Weekly Update for 04/22/11

Here's the latest update.

Mother's Day is coming up and in the next few days I'll be sending you a list of books you may want to consider for the moms in your life.

Have a wonderful weekend

Sally Owen
The Mysterious Bookshop

The Mysterious Bookshop

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New York, NY 10007

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Weekly Update 4/22/11




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

We expect the following contributors to be here:

Michael Connelly

David Morrell

Twist Phelan

S.J. Rozan

Jonathan Santlofer

Angela Zeman

....and others

Hardcover: $24.99 Paperback: $15.99


A Drop of the Hard Stuff signed by Lawrence Block is here!

This is the true first edition of his latest Matthew Scudder novel and is limited to 100 numbered copies $150.00, and 26 lettered copies $275.00

There has been a tremendous response to this exciting limited edition, but we still have a few copies left. If you have not already ordered your copy, get in touch with us soon.

Marcia Clark signed copies of Guilt By Association. This first novel by former prosecutor Clark introduces DA Rachel Knight, a member of the elite Special Trials Unit, a group of handpicked prosecutors that handles only the toughest and most sensitive cases in the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office. Well, Clark certainly knows what that’s all about and her book has received terrific reviews from James Ellroy and David Baldacci. $25.99

Critically acclaimed author Arthur Phillips stopped by to sign The Tragedy of Arthur. The protagonist, Arthur Phillips, is a novelist whose father, a con artist, shares with him a secret that he’s kept for years: a previously unknown play by William Shakespeare entitled The Tragedy of Arthur. Is this the Bard’s last great gift or is it the last great con of Arthur’s father? This novel explores the tension between storytelling and truth telling and includes, in its entirety, the lost five-act play. An Unclassifiable Crime Club Main Selection. $26.00

We sold out of Black Orchid Blues by Persia Walker on the night she was here signing. But she came back this week to sign more first editions of her novel set in 1920s Harlem and featuring society columnist Lanie Price. A Trade Paperback original. $15.95

We’re delighted to have finally receive signed copies of Satori, Don Winslow’s novel based on Trevanian’s Shibumi. Many of you pre-ordered this and we have copies for you. If you did not preorder, we have very few copies left, so first come, first served. $25.99


Blood Count by Robert Goddard is here. Thirteen years ago surgeon Edward Hammond performed a life-saving operation on Serbian gangster Dragan Gazi. Now Gazi is standing trial for war crimes at the international court in The Hague for slaughtering thousands in the Balkan civil wars. In return for keeping Hammond’s secret, plus another secret that Hammond didn’t even know he had, the Gazi family has a favor to ask! We probably don’t have nearly enough copies of this one. $38.00

Hanging Hill is the latest from Mo Hayder. What if you found yourself divorced and penniless? With no skills and a teenage daughter to support? What if the only way to survive was to do things you never thought possible? That’s Sally’s dilemma. Her sister, Zoe, is the opposite. She’s a detective inspector who loves her job. No-one would guess that she hides a crippling secret which, if exposed, may destroy her. A British Crime Club Main Selection. $40.00

Stagestruck is the latest Peter Diamond mystery from Peter Lovesey. Diamond’s latest case is set at The Theatre Royal in Bath, a two-hundred year old theater steeped in tradition. Now that tradition includes murder. $50.00


Dead Man Twice by Christopher Bush, Doubleday Crime Club, NY. 1930. First U.S. Edition. $100.00

Name, else about fine in an unusually nice dust jacket with only light wear at top of spine.

Mildred Pierce by James M. Cain, Knopf, NY. 1941. First Edition. $65.00

Spine darkened, corners worn: a good-very good copy in dust jacket. This is the basis for the Joan Crawford film and the current HBO mini-series.

Three-Act Tragedy by Agatha Christie, Collins, London. 1935. First Edition. $275.00

Orange boards a bit soiled, name on front endpaper, else a very good copy. Scarce.

The Hound of Death by Agatha Christie, Collins, London. 1936. Collins, London. 1936. $200.00

First Collins edition after the first printing by Odham’s Press, which was huge. A small number of sheets were then provided to Collins, who added its own title page and binding, in this case black cloth with orange lettering. Far scarcer than the first printing. A touch of foxing at edges, else near fine.

I Married a Dead Man by William Irish, Lippincott, Philadelphia. 1948. First Edition. $450.00

A fine, crisp copy in an unusually nice dust jacket with a small chip out of the top of the rear panel. The basis for the 1950 film noir, No Man of Her Own, starring the queen of noir films, Barbara Stanwyck.

(Stieg Larsson) Afterword, MacLehose, London. 2010. First Edition. $35.00

Four essays relating to the publishing phenomenon, including "Working with Stieg Larsson" by his editor, "Stieg Larsson - the Un-Swedish Author" by John Henri Holmberg, his friend and champion, etc. Unstated but limited to 5,000 copies. Handsomely printed and bound, without a dust jacket, as issued. Very fine.

The Singing Diamonds by Helen McCloy, Dodd, Mead, NY. 1965. First Edition. $35.00

Very scarce short story collection by an under-rated suspense writer. Tape marks on cover, rubber stamp inside front cover - a good copy in a very good, unmarked dust jacket.

The Ivory Grin by John Ross Macdonald, Knopf, NY. 1952. First Edition. SIGNED. $1,000.00

The fourth Lew Archer. A near fine copy in a price-clipped dust jacket that has wear at the top of the spine but is otherwise far superior to most copies of this early title. Signed "John Ross Macdonald" on free front endpaper.

Death in a White Tie by Ngaio Marsh, Furman, NY. 1936. First U.S. Edition. $275.00

A fine copy in the rare dust jacket, which has nicks and small closed tears; the red on the spine has faded.

Red Death by Walter Mosley, Norton, NY. 1991. First Edition. SIGNED. $75.00

In first issue dust jacket (priced at $18.95). Very fine, as new.

Richard Stark (pseudonym of Donald E. Westlake), The Damsel, Macmillan, NY. 1967. First Edition. $200.00

Tiny bump at base of spine, else an exceptionally fine copy and scarce thus.

Richard Stark (pseudonym of Donald E. Westlake), The Dame, Macmillan, NY. 1969. First Edition. SIGNED. $150.00

Very fine in dust jacket. Signed as "Donald E. Westlake (RS)."

Richard Stark (pseudonym of Donald E. Westlake), The Blackbird, Macmillan, NY. 1969. First Edition. $200.00

Very fine in dust jacket.

Richard Stark (pseudonym of Donald E. Westlake), Deadly Edge, Macmillan, NY. 1971. First Edition. SIGNED. $1,000.00

Very fine in dust jacket. Signed as "Donald E. Westlake (RS)." A very scarce book in collectors’ condition.

Richard Stark (pseudonym of Donald E. Westlake) , The Sour Lemon Score, Gold Lion, London. 1973. First English and First Hardcover Edition. $100.00

This edition precedes the Allison & Busby edition that is generally catalogued as the first hardcover edition. Very fine in dust jacket. Scarce.


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