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Weekly Update 8/5/11
SIGNED COPIES NOW AVAILABLE
Kiss Her Goodbye is the new Mike Hammer novel from Max Allan Collins. Mickey Spillane’s character lives on and, when an old friend in the New York Police Department commits suicide, he heads to his old stomping ground for the funeral. But Hammer is sure his pal would never have killed himself and when a woman is murdered practically on the funeral home’s doorstep, Hammer is drawn into a hunt for a cache of Nazi diamonds that makes the Maltese Falcon look like a knickknack. $25.00
The Magician King by Lev Grossman picks up where his first novel in the series, The Magicians, left off. Quentin Coldwater, having found out that Fillory, the utopia described in his favorite children’s fantasy novels is real, is now ready to set out on an epic quest, along with his band of young magicians. If this reminds you of the novels of C.S. Lewis and J.K. Rowling, that may be the point. Getting great reviews. $26.95
Quiver is the first novel of Holly Luhning. In the sixteenth century, Countess Elizabeth Bathory began to torture and kill servant girls in order to bathe in their blood and keep herself young. Now Danica Winston, a young forensic psychologist has a patient who, she suspects, may have belonged to a cabal idolizing Bathory and re-enacting her savage murders. (The Countess by Rebecca Johns, published recently, told the story of Elizabeth Bathory). A First Mystery Main Selection. $25.00
The Gentlemen’s Hour by Don Winslow features former cop, now PI, Boone Daniels. Daniels loves to surf and he and his best friends, surfers all, are a tightly knit group, so when one of their number is murdered and another stands accused, the small world of Pacific Beach is rocked to its core. $25.00
Ringer by Brian M. Wiprud features Morty Martinez who is charged by his La Paz diocese with recovering a gold ring missing from a conquistador’s mummified finger. The missing ring turns up on the hand of New York City billionaire Robert Tyson Grant and the story of how it got there and what happens subsequently is told by Morty - the night before his execution. $26.99
The Care of Time by Eric Ambler, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1981. First Edition. $35.00
Fine in dust jacket.
Madball by Fredric Brown, Dell, NY. 1953. First Edition. $20.00
Paperback original. Covers rubbed; very good.
The Bloomsbury Wonder by Thomas Burke, Mandrake, London. 1929. First Edition. $100.00
Very fine in a dust jacket with a slightly darkened spine but otherwise fine.
The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler, Otto Penzler & First Edition Library, 1994. $150.00
A facsimile of the 1939 first edition. As new in dust jacket and slipcase.
Three Thousand Dollars by Anna Katharine Green, Badger, Boston. 1910. First Edition. SIGNED. $450.00
Spine lettering rubbed off, else very good or better copy of an uncommon title. Signed and inscribed by the author: "For my cousin/Elizabeth D. Shephard/With the constant/affection of the author/Anna Katharine Green Rohlfs/December 1909."
The Gift Horse by Frank Gruber, Farrar & Rinehart, 1924. First Edition. $125.00
Very good-near fine in like dust jacket. Gift inscription on front pastedown, jacket has small chips along edges and spine extremities.
The Ice Princess by Camilla Lackberg, Pegasus, NY. 2010. First U.S. Edition. $60.00
Author’s first novel. Fine in fine dust jacket. Signed.
The Preacher by Camilla Lackberg, Pegasus, NY. 2011. First U.S. Edition. $30.00
Fine in fine dust jacket. Signed.
(Mystery Writers of America) The Annual given out at the Edgar Allan Poe Awards Dinner. 1965. $25.00
With original articles by Kenneth Millar (Ross Macdonald), Robert Bloch, Vincent Starrett (a short Sherlock Holmes parody titled "The Adventure of the Acephalous Agronomist") and others. A crease in the rear cover, else fine.
(Mystery Writers of America) The Annual given out at the Edgar Allan Poe Awards Dinner. 1970. $50.00
With original articles by Robert Bloch, Stanley Ellin, Robert L. Fish and others. SIGNED by the grand master, James M. Cain, Ellery Queen (both Frederic Dannay and Manfred B. Lee), Robert Block, Stanley Ellin, Robert L. Fish, Chris Steinbrenner, Luther Davis, Joe Gores, Dick Francis. Fine.
(Mystery Writers of America) The Annual given out at the Edgar Allan Poe Awards Dinner. 1970. $25.00
With original articles by Robert Bloch, Stanley Ellin, Robert L. Fish and others. SIGNED and Inscribed by the Grand Master, James M. Cain. Fine.
(Mystery Writers of America) The Annual given out at the Edgar Allan Poe Awards Dinner. 1971. $10.00
With original articles by John Dickson Carr, Robert Bloch, Stanley Ellin and others. SIGNED by the Grand Master, Mignon G. Eberhart. Fine.
This Strange Adventure by Mary Roberts Rinehart, Doubleday Doran, NY. 1929. First Edition. $300.00
A remarkably fine copy in a bright, fresh dust jacket with a couple of tiny nicks at top of folds. The best jacket for this vintage mystery one could hope to find.
Black Aura by John Sladek, Walker, N.Y. 1974. First U.S. Edition. $30.00
Impossible crime novel. About fine in dust jacket.
Too Many Cooks by Rex Stout, Farrar & Rinehart, NY. 1938. First Edition. $1,250.00
A long inscription is on the last page (not in Stout’s hand), else a fine, bright copy in the original dust jacket, which is sunned on the spine, price-clipped, a dime-sized chip at the bottom of the corner of front panel, some closed tears and lightly frayed at spine ends. Overall, a very nice copy of a very scarce book in collectors’ condition.
Fer-de-Lance by Rex Stout, Otto Penzler & First Edition Library, NY. 1996. $175.00
A facsimile of the 1934 first edition. As new in dust jacket and slipcase.
If You Can’t Be Good by Ross Thomas, Morrow, NY. 1973. First Edition. $150.00
Fine in dust jacket.
Spies, Thumbsuckers, etc. by Ross Thomas, Lord John Press, CA. 1989. First Edition. SIGNED. $75.00
Collection of essays and the author’s only short story. Limited to 300 copies; there was a also a deluxe edition of 50 copies. Very fine with dust jacket, as issued.
Black Angus by Newton Thornburg, Little Brown, Boston. 1978. First Edition. $25.00
Very fine in dust jacket, which remarkably shows no rubbing, as it usually does.