Friday, June 3, 2011

Sally's Weekly Update for 06/03/11

We'll be skipping a week, so the next Weekly Update will be sent to you on June 17th.

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 6/3/11


I will be in the store on Saturday, June 4th and then will be gone until 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.



Wednesday, June 8th. 6.30 p.m. - 8.00 p.m.

Jason Starr will discuss his new novel

The Pack $25.95

Events are free and refreshments are served


David Ignatius signed copies of his latest thriller, Bloodmoney. Someone in Pakistan is killing members of a new CIA intelligence unit. Sophie Marx, a young CIA officer with a big chip on her shoulder tries to figure out who is doing the killing and why. A Thriller/Espionage Crime Club Main Selection. $25.95

Bill Loehfelm was here signing The Devil She Knows featuring Maureen Coughlin a Staten Island native who works at the Narrows, a bar in that borough of New York. When she walks in on a politician and her co-worker in a compromising position she is asked to keep quiet, which she’s happy to do until her co-worker is found dead on the train tracks the next morning. $26.00

The Fund is a first novel by H.T. Narea, an international investment banker who has used his experience to fashion a thriller about financial terrorism. This page turner is receiving rave reviews from thriller writers such as Nelson DeMille and financiers who warn that this is a story that tells the truth about international finance. $24.99


We have asked before but it looks as though Eva Gabrielsson will be signing copies of her memoir for us. "There are Things I Want You to Know" About Stieg Larsson and Me tells of Gabrielsson’s thirty year relationship with Stief and Stieg’s struggle to expose Sweden’s right-wing extremists. If you would like a signed copy, please let us know. $23.95


We have signed copies of Hell’s Bells by John Connolly. The full title of this sequel to The Gates is Samuel Johnson Vs. The Devil Round II: Hell’s Bells. Connolly’s latest will appeal to adults, both young and old $33.00

Great anticipation for our next title: Carte Blanche, the new James Bond novel from Jeffery Deaver is here. This U.K. edition is the true first and, if you cast your mind back, you will remember that we asked you to pre-order this. If you did, you are guaranteed a copy. If you didn’t, we do have a few copies left over, but do hurry. $50.00

The third volume of the Young Sherlock Holmes series is now available. Black Ice by Andrew Lane finds young Sherlock defending Mycroft who was discovered holding a knife and leaning over a corpse. $33.00


Locked Room Murders by Robert Adey, Crossover Press, SF. 1991. $100.00

The definitive bibliography of "impossible" crimes, listing all known examples to the publication date (2019 titles), with publication date, as well as describing the problem. In the back is the solution. Very fine without dust jacket, as issued.

The Wages of Fear by Georges Arnaud, Bodley Head, London. 1952. Third Printing. $45.00

Issued in the same year as the first printing. The basis for the 1953 French film of the same title, remade in 1958 as Violent Road (aka Hell’s Highway) and in 1977 by William Friedkin as Sorcerer. Uncommon in the original format of the first edition in English. Fine in a near fine dust jacket.

The Lost Emeralds of Zarinthia by Henry Beauchamp, Knight & Millet, Boston. 1900. First Edition. $50.00

American issue. Very good. With elements of mystery and fantasy.

What Is This Mystery? By M.E. Braddon, Hilton & Co., NY. 1866. First American Edition. $100.00

Possibly the first edition. Publisher’s wrappers; chips, tears and staining; a good copy of a scarce early mystery by an important female mystery writer.

Aurora Floyd by M.E. Braddon, A.L. Burt, n.d. NY. (ca 1890). Reprint. $100.00

Very good. A bookplate signed by Braddon in 1898 quoting Browning is pasted inside the front cover. A copy of a dramatization of Lady Audley’s Secret is laid in.

The Screaming Mimi by Fredric Brown, Dutton, NY. 1949. First Edition. $35.00

Covers badly soiled, chip in spine. A good copy in dust jacket, which appears to be a neatly cut-down book club edition jacket.

Philip Marlowe’s Guide to Life by Raymond Chandler, Knopf, NY. 2005. First Edition. $25.00

Edited by Martin Asher. A compendium of quotations. Surprisingly elusive little book. Very find in dust jacket.

The Diamond Ransom Murders by Nellise Child, Knopf, NY. 1935. First Edition. $125.00

An impossible crime in which four men disappear from a limousine parked at one of the busiest streets in Los Angeles at noon. A very fine, fresh copy in dust jacket, which has a slightly sunned spine and a short tear on read panel.

One Minute Past Eight by George Harmon Coxe, Knopf, NY. 1957. First Edition. SIGNED. $65.00

A bit of foxing, else fine in a near fine dust jacket. Inscribed and signed by the author on the front endpaper.

The Cavalier’s Cup by Carter Dickson, Morrow, NY. 1953. First Edition. $75.00

Merrivale. Small partial stamp on front endpaper, else fine in price-clipped dust jacket with light wear at spine ends. In Adey.

The Horizontal Man by Helen Eustis, Harper, NY. 1946. First Edition. $45.00

Scarce Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone. Corners bumped, spine dull, else about very good.

The D’Arblay Mystery by R. Austin Freeman, Hodder & Stoughton, London. 1926. First Edition. $45.00

A Dr. Thorndyke mystery. Some cover wear, else very good.

Suspect by Hugh Lawrence Nelson, Rinehart, NY. 1954. First Edition. $45.00

Author’s last book, a private eye novel. Very fine in dust jacket.

The Tragedy of X by Barnaby Ross, Viking, NY. 1932. First Edition. $65.00

First Drury Lane mystery by Ellery Queen under this pseudonym and a Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone. Embossed on front free endpaper, else very good.

The Scarab Murder Case by S.S. Van Dine, Grosset & Dunlap, n.d. NY. Reprint. $45.00

Originally published in 1930. Very fine in an as new dust jacket except for a small nearly invisible closed tear.

The Fatal 5 Minutes by R.A.J. Walling, Morrow, NY. 1932. First U.S. Edition. $25.00

Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone. Bookplate, spine sunned and ends rubbed, else very good.


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