Friday, May 27, 2011

Sally's Weekly Update for 05/27/11

Below is the latest update.

Have a good and extended weekend.

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 5/27/11


Not a mystery, but very exciting nevertheless. At least for Sally. Her vacation will be a 77 mile hike on the Tarka Trail which winds across the moors of North Devon in England towards the Bristol Channel. The trail is named for Tarka the Otter (a children’s book written by Henry Williamson in 1927) who fled across Exmoor to escape hunters. The story does not end well for Tarka. Why are so many children’s books heartbreaking?

But I digress. I will be away from the store from Sunday, June 5th, returning on Friday, June 17th.

I will be sending out a Weekly Update on Friday, June 3rd and you can catch me then or the next day, Saturday June 4th.

We will skip a Weekly Update on June 10th.

Normal service will resume on Friday, June 17th.

In my absence, please contact Ian, Dan, or Otto. If you are a Crime Club Member, please mention that fact, so that orders, changes, etc. can be put on your file and communicated to me.


Thursday, June 2nd 6.30p.m. - 8.00p.m.

Bill Loehfelm will discuss his new novel

The Devil She Knows $26.00

Friday, June 3rd 6.30p.m. - 8.00p.m.

H.T. Narea will discuss his debut novel, a financial thriller

The Fund $24.99

Events are free and refreshments are served.


Michael Koryta stopped by and signed copies of The Ridge, the author’s latest thriller which, like So Cold the River and The Cypress House, contains more than a dash of the supernatural. The on sale date of this thriller is June 7th, but please order your copies now. $24.99

In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson tells the story of William E. Dodd, who was America’s ambassador to Hitler’s Germany in 1933. Dodd is disturbed by what he witnesses in the Third Reich. Not so his daughter, Martha, who is entranced by the parties and the handsome young men dedicated to restoring Germany to a position of world prominence. Larson is a prominent chronicler of historical events whose bestsellers have included Isaac’s Storm and The Devil in the White City. $26.00

Eric Van Lustbader is signing even as I type! The ink is not yet dry on Blood Trust, a McClure/Carson thriller. When Alli Carson, FBI agent, becomes a murder suspect, she and National Security Adviser Jack McClure begin a treacherous journey that leads them into the heart of the international slave trade. $25.99

Edgar Award-winning author Stefanie Pintoff signed copies of her third book featuring Detective Simon Ziele. Secret of the White Rose is set in 1906 in New York City where Judge Hugo Jackson has been murdered. Since Jackson was presiding over the trial of Al Drayson, an anarchist who set off a bomb at a Carnegie family wedding, Ziele must steer the investigation past the rounding up of the usual suspects in order to look at all possible motives for the murder. $24.99


This Is Mr. Fortune by H.C. Bailey, Doubleday Crime Club, NY. 1938. First U.S. Edition. $85.00

Full red morocco; author’s copy, with his gilt-stamped initials at the foot of the spine; minor wear, else near fine. This is typically how Doubleday bound authors’ copies in this period.

(Raymond Chandler) Chandler Before Marlowe Edited by Matthew J. Broccoli, USC Press, Columbia. 1973. First Edition. $75.00

One of 499 numbered copies. Fine in a very slightly used publisher’s slipcase.

The Man Who Knew Too Much by G.K. Chesterton, Cassell, London. 1922. First Edition. $65.00

The title was borrowed for two Hitchcock films of the same title, originally produced in 1935 and remade in 1956. Very good.

The Corpse in the Constable’s Garden by G.D. H & M.I. Cole, Morrow, NY. 1931. First U.S. Edition. SIGNED. $75.00

Cloth soiling else very good. Signed by both authors.

Black Cypress by Frances Crane, Lippincott, PA. 1948. $40.00

Fine copy in dust jacket, which has sunned and chipped spine.

She Died a Lady by Carter Dickson, Morrow, NY. 1943. First Edition. $185.00

A Sir Henry Merrivale mystery. Bookplate, spine lightly sunned, else near fine in dust jacket with tape remains near lower spine area, causing partial lifting of the logo on spine, light wear at top of spine. In Adey.

Mr. Polton Explains by R. Austin Freeman, Dodd, Mead, NY. 1940. First U.S. Edition. $175.00

Dr. Thorndyke. Very fine in dust jacket, which is rubbed on spine and front flap fold.

Delta Blues, Edited by Carolyn Haines, Tyrus Books, Madison, WI. 2010. First Edition. SIGNED. $150.00

Short stories. Signed by all contributors who include Ace Atkins, Bill Fitzhugh, Charlaine Harris, John Grisham. Also signed by Carolyn Haines and Morgan Freeman who wrote the Foreword. Fine in boards as issued. Carolyn Haines name misspelt on front board. Edges are gold-leafed.

Cat Chaser by Elmore Leonard, Arbor House, NY. 1982. First Edition. SIGNED. $65.00

Fine in dust jacket.

Embassytown by China Mieville, Macmillan, London. 2011. First Edition. SIGNED. $45.00

Fine in fine dust jacket.

Lady Molly of Scotland Yard by Baroness Orczy, Cassell, London. 1910. First Edition. $125.00

Some staining; a good copy

Unravelled Knots by Baroness Orczy, Doran, NY. 1926. First U.S. Edition. $375.00

Detective short stories. Very good in the scarce dust jacket.

Shame the Devil by George Pelecanos, Little Brown, Boston. 2000. First Edition. SIGNED. $25.00

Very fine in dust jacket.

Hell to Pay by George Pelecanos, Little Brown, Boston. 2002. First Edition. SIGNED. $25.00

Very fine in dust jacket.

Soul Circus by George Pelecanos, Little Brown, Boston. 2003. First Edition. SIGNED. $25.00

Very fine in dust jacket.

Hard Revolution by George Pelecanos, Little Brown, Boston. 2004. First Edition. SIGNED. $25.00

Very fine in dust jacket.

The Night Gardener by George Pelecanos, Little Brown, Boston. 2006. First Edition. SIGNED. $25.00

Very fine in dust jacket.

Bethlehem Road by Anne Perry, St. Martin’s, NY. 1990. First Edition. $45.00

Very good in dust jacket.

The Mind of Mr. J.G. Reeder, Hodder & Stoughton, London. 1925. First Edition. $75.00

Queen’s Quorum title. Neat name on front endpaper, pale blue cover soiled, else very good.


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