Friday, June 17, 2011

Sally's Weekly Update for 06/17/11

Wonderful vacation, thank you for asking, although I had one very scary day! I will never walk across a Moor again without a guide!

Meanwhile, here's a terrific list of books, both signed and unsigned.

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 6/17/11


Friday, June 24th 6.30p.m.- 8.00p.m.

Susan Goldstein will discuss and sign copies of her first novel

Hollywood Forever $25.95

Refreshments will be served.


If you love a well-written, gory, serial killer novel (and who doesn’t !), then Thou Shalt Kill by Daniel Blake is for you. When a prominent surgeon is found burned to a crisp, the authorities are soon searching for a killer the media is calling The Human Torch. Blake is a pseudonym of British author Boris Starling. $25.00

Carte Blanche, the latest James Bond novel by Jeffery Deaver, has now been published in the U.S. 007 is now an Afghan war vet and operative who reports to a secret organization independent of MI6. $26.99. We still have one or two copies of the U.K. edition which is the true first. $50.00

The very talented Sara Gran has penned the first if a new series. Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead introduces DeWitt who hopes to become as great a detective as the famous Frenchman Jacques Silette. Her first case finds her investigating the disappearance of a well-know DA in post-Katrina New Orleans. This quirky story is much loved by Ian and Sally. An Unclassifiable Club Main Selection. $24.00

Edgar Award-winner Steve Hamilton stopped by to sign copies of Misery Bay in which Alex McKnight investigates a suicide that may be tied to a rash of brutal murders. A Hardboiled Club Main Selection. $24.99

New York author Jason Starr signed copies of his latest, The Pack, about an out-of-work Dad who falls on hard times. But not for long! A chance meeting with a group of neighborhood fathers introduces him to a world of power - and terror - which may be just too much for him to handle. $25.95

Vaclav and Lena is a first novel by Haley Tanner set in the Russian immigrant community of Brighton Beach. The two title characters are childhood friends, but when Lena disappears Vaclav must go behind the scenes of this small Brooklyn community to find her. $25.00

Robopocalypse by Daniel Wilson is not our usual fare, but this looks to be one of the big hits of the Summer, so how could we resist? Set in the not-too-distant future, a sentient AI named Archos has decided that human beings are the cause of the planet’s suffering and the only solution is extermination. So it is war - between robots and humans! The film is already in development with Steven Spielberg. $25.00


Now You See Me by S.J. Bolton is the fourth novel by one of our favorite authors. A young London policewoman finds herself enmeshed in a very dangerous game with a killer who appears to be copying the murders of Jack the Ripper. This is a must for Ripperologists. A British Crime Club Main Selection. $35.00

Although not a mystery, we are carrying copies of Handel’s Bestiary by Donna Leon. Leon, an opera fan, traces the history of twelve animals used in that composer’s arias. This delightful book is illustrated by Michael Sowa and contains a CD of each aria. $45.00

Denise Mina has yet to find the audience she deserves in the U.S. but The End of the Wasp Season may be the book to do it. The suicide of a local banker leaves few people mourning his demise, but DS Alex Morrow sees ties to a brutal murder in Glasgow. A British Crime Club Main Selection. $35.00

Many of you (and us) have been waiting for the next novel featuring PI Max Mingus. Voodoo Eyes by Nick Stone is here and finds Mingus still on the trail of cult leader and vicious killer, Solomon Boukman. This is a wonderful series and, no, we don’t have copies of either Mr. Clarinet or King of Swords. Wish we did. $50.00


The Canceled Czech by Lawrence Block, Fawcett/Gold Medal, NY. 1966. First Edition. SIGNED. $35.00

Paperback original. About fine.

Tanner’s Twelve Swingers by Lawrence Block, Fawcett/Gold Medal, NY. 1967. First Edition. SIGNED. $30.00

Paperback original. Near fine.

Two for Tanner by Lawrence Block, Fawcett/Gold Medal, NY. 1968. First Edition. SIGNED. $30.00

Paperback original. Near fine.

Fell and Foul Play by John Dickson Carr, International Polygonics, NY. 1991. First Edition. $100.00

Several impossible short stories (a woman is stabbed in a locked tower, a man is bludgeoned in a room with locked windows and doors, etc). Very fine in very fine dust jacket. Adey $2014-2016.

Rope for an Ape by Dana Chambers, Dial, NY. 1947. First Edition. $50.00

Hard-boiled novel. Lower corners bumped, else fine in dust jacket, which has minor wear at spine ends.

County Kill by William Campbell Gault, Simon & Schuster, NY. 1962. First Edition. $100.00

A Brock (the Rock) Callahan private eye novel. Very fine in dust jacket with minute rubbing at spine tips.

Getting to Know the General by Graham Greene, Bodley Head, London. 1984. First Edition. $150.00

A memoir of the author’s relationship with an important Panamanian general whose plane was blown up by a hidden bomb. Very fine, fresh copy in a perfect dust jacket.

Lives You Wished You Led but Never Dared by L. Ron Hubbard, Theta Books, FL. 1978. First Edition. $35.00

Before creating a cult/religion, Hubbard was one of the great pulp writers and this volume collects adventure and crime stories. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a couple of small closed tears.

A Tan and Sandy Silence by John D. MacDonald, Lippincott, Philadelphia. 1979. First American Hardbound Edition. $450.00

Very fine in dust jacket, which has a bit of soiling to rear panel.

Killing Orders by Sara Paretsky, Morrow, NY. 1985. First Edition. $60.00

Third V.I. Warshawski mystery. Very fine in immaculate dust jacket.

Bitter Medicine by Sara Paretsky, Morrow, NY. 1987. First Edition. $45.00

Fourth V.I. Warshawki mystery. Very fine in immaculate dust jacket.

The Ordeal of Mrs. Snow by Patrick Quentin, Random House, NY. 1962. First Edition. $75.00

Queen’s Quorum title. Fine in dust jacket. A review slip is laid in.

One Across, Two Down by Ruth Rendell, Hutchinson, London. 1971. First Edition. $250.00

Previous owner’s bookplate on front endpaper, else fine in a fine, price-clipped dust jacket.

The Face of Trespass by Ruth Rendell, Hutchinson, London. 1974. First Edition. $400.00

Fine in dust jacket.

Signal for Death by John Rhode, Dodd, Mead, NY. 1941. First U.S. Edition. $150.00

Spine a trifle sunned, else fine in dust jacket, which has a long closed tear and crease on front panel, some fraying at top of spine and a crease at front hinge. Terrific cover illustration of a plane and searchlight.

Officer Down by Theresa Schwegel, St. Martin’s, NY. 2005. First Edition. $25.00

Author’s first book. Winner of the Edgar Award. Fine in dust jacket.

The Girl Hunters by Mickey Spillane, Dutton, NY. 1962. First Edition. $45.00

An exceptionally fine, fresh copy of this Mike Hammer novel.

Death out of Thin Air by Stuart Towne, Coward-McCann, NY. 1941. First Edition. $350.00

An impossible crime story by Clayton Rawson under this pseudonym. The character is Don Diavolo, a magician. Contains two novellas, originally published in the very rare pulp magazine Red Star. Near fine, square copy of this very scarce book.

The Ice-House by Minette Walters, St. Martin’s, NY. 1992. First U.S. Edition. $100.00

Author’s brilliant and scarce first novel. A fine copy in a bright, fresh dust jacket that shows a bit of rubbing at top and bottom of spine and along top edge of the front panel.


1 comment:

laughingwolf said...

great stuff, sally... glad you're safe!