Friday, August 19, 2011

Sally's Weekly Update for 08/19/11!

Here is our Weekly Update.

Under separate cover I will be sending you a link to our Fall 2011 Rare Sale Catalog which is posted on our website.

Have a very bookish weekend.

Sally Owen
The Mysterious Bookshop

The Mysterious Bookshop

58 Warren Street

New York, NY 10007

Ph: 212-587-1011

Fax: 212-587-1126

Weekly Update 8/19/11


Last week we announced our new Bibliomystery series which we will begin publishing in the Fall with Ken Bruen’s story.

Each story has been commissioned by the bookshop as an original mystery and will not be available in any other store or in any other form until some time after publication.

Many of you have signed on for the complete series, but we want to remind those of you who have not yet contacted us that each story is a limited edition hardcover in an illustrated dust jacket. The hardcover editions are limited to only 100 copies, numbered and are signed by the author. $50.00

There also will be 26 lettered copies, also signed by the author, at $100.00

The stories will be available in paperback for $4.95 each.

Some of you have indicated that you want only stories by specific authors (so far we have stories from Ken Bruen, Anne Perry, Reed Farrel Coleman, C.J. Box, Nelson DeMille, and William Link). This is perfectly fine, except in the scenario where we get 100 subscribers to the whole series (we are certainly hoping for that). Subscribers will of course get preference.


Loren D. Estleman has signed copies of Infernal Angels featuring Motor City investigator Amos Walker who reluctantly has to embrace the twenty-first century when he is asked to recover HDTV converter boxes which have been stolen. In the course of his investigation Walker stumbles onto a dead body. Some things never change. $24.99

We have signed copies of The Twelfth Enchantment by David Liss. This historical features Lucy Derrick who, after the death of her father, is forced to be an unwanted boarder of her tyrannical uncle. But when a handsome stranger, the notorious rake Lord Byron, enters her life, Lucy discovers that her unfortunate circumstances are going to be transformed in ways at once astonishing and seemingly impossible. Liss has fashioned here a tale of romance with a dash of the supernatural. $26.00


The latest sensation from Scandinavia is The Keeper of Lost Causes by Jussi Adler-Olsen. This bestseller from Denmark, which won the Glass Key Award, introduces the flawed detective Carl Morck who works in Department Q, created to investigate cold cases. I’m reading this one now and highly recommend this to those of you who like your detectives quirky and smart. We are carrying the First U.S. Edition. $25.95

DC Comics has published an anthology of the Doc Savage comics magazine published between 1975 and 1977. For the first time, all eight issues of this hard-to-find series are collected here. $19.99

White Heat by M.J. McGrath looks like a very promising first mystery. It introduces Edie Kiglatuk, half Inuit, half outsider, who happens to be the best guide in her corner of the Arctic. While leading two adventurers on an alleged duck hunting expedition, one man is shot and killed. When the surviving adventurer returns - this time on an expedition to uncover the remains of Victorian explorer Sir James Fairfax - and mysteriously disappears, Edie sets out to discover what the two men were really after and who wanted to stop them. $25.95

The Warsaw Anagrams by Richard Zimler is getting terrific reviews. Set in the Warsaw Ghetto in 1940, it tells the story of murder. A young boy goes missing and his body is discovered tangled in the barbed wire surrounding the ghetto. And then another body turns up, this time a young girl. Evidence begins to point to the unthinkable, a Jewish traitor luring children to their deaths. Zimler, the acclaimed author of The Last Kabbalist of Lisbon, takes us into the most forbidden corners of Nazi-occupied Warsaw. $25.95


Revenge Can Wait by Irene Alexander, Putnam, NY. 1941. First Edition. $75.00

Murder strikes an artistically pre-eminent family in California. A first novel in the style of Mary Roberts Rinehart and Mignon Eberhart. Fine in a near-fine dust jacket that has some fading on spine.

Punish Me With Kisses by William Bayer, Congdon & Lattes, NY. 1980. First Edition. SIGNED. $45.00

Fine in fine dust jacket.

A Fifth of Bruen by Ken Bruen, Busted Flush, TX. 2006. First Edition Thus. SIGNED. $25.00

The early fiction of Bruen. Trade Paperback. Fine.

The Kristiana Killers by Donald Q. Burleigh, Dutton, NY. 1937. First Edition. $75.00

Murders in Maine. A fine copy in yellow cloth; the dust jacket is a bit rubbed and has some fraying at top and bottom of spine.

Veiled Murder by Alice Campbell, Random House, NY. 1949. First U.S. Edition. $35.00

Set on England’s Devonshire coast. Inscription, else fine in dust jacket.

Lucky Dip and Other Stories by Liza Cody, Crippen & Landru, VA. 2003. Limited Edition. SIGNED. $42.00

Collection of Cody’s short stories limited to 250 signed copies. Includes separate pamphlet, White Knights & Giggling Bimbos, an original short story. Fine in fine dust jacket.

Ashes by Charles Frances Coe, Random House, NY. 1952. First Edition. $50.00

A novel of organized crime and political corruption by the noted hard-boiled pulp writer. Very fine with only a trace of wear along top edge.

Leave the Grave Green by Deborah Crombie, Scribners, NY. 1995. First Edition. SIGNED. $30.00

Third Duncan Kincaid/Gemma James mystery. Fine in dine dust jacket.

Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norell by Susanna Clarke, Bloomsbury, London. 2004. First Edition. SIGNED. $75.00

Fine in white dust jacket with black endpapers. Signed by both the author and the illustrator, Portia Rosenberg. Fine in fine dust jacket.

Crime Beat: Selected Journalism 1984-1992 by Michael Connelly, Steven C. Vascik Publ., LA. SIGNED. $200.00

Limited to 150 numbered copies signed by Connelly. Fine in marbled boards and slipcased.

Mr. Strang by John Carroll Daly, Stokes, NY. 1936. First Edition. $37.50

Tiny snag at top of front cover, a small scuff on spine, else a very nice, bright copy.

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

A Sir Henry Merrivale mystery. A fine copy in a price-clipped dust jacket, which is lightly chipped at spine ends.

Blood of Victory by Alan Furst, Random House, NY. 2002. First Edition. SIGNED. $25.00

Fine in fine dust jacket.

Dark Voyage by Alan Furst, Random House, NY. 2004. First Edition. SIGNED. $25.00

Fine in fine dust jacket.

The Foreign Correspondent by Alan Furst, Random House, NY. 2006. First Edition. SIGNED. $25.00

Fine in fine dust jacket.

The Spies of Warsaw by Alan Furst, Random House, NY. 2008. First Edition. SIGNED. $25.00

Fine in fine dust jacket.

Lew Archer, Private Investigator by Ross Macdonald, Mysterious Press, 1977. First Edition. $100.00

The introductory essay written especially for this book and handsomely produced as an eight-page promotional pamphlet. An important scarce Macdonald item. Fine in gray wrappers with deckled edges.

Shadows from the Thames by Edward Noble, Pearson, London. 1900. First Edition. $150.00

A very scarce Victorian short story collection. Orange-yellow spine sunned, small stains on front and back covers, hinges cracked; overall about very good in a handsome pictorial binding.

The Twisted Thing by Mickey Spillane, Dutton, NY. 1966. First Edition. $50.00

Previous owner’s name, else fine in lightly rubbed dust jacket.

A Hair’s Breadth by Lee Thayer, Dodd, Mead, NY. 1940. First Edition. $40.00

A Peter Clancy novel. Bookplate, else fine in dust jacket.

The Dragon Murder Case by S.S. Van Dine, Otto Penzler Books NY. 1996. $39.95

Facsimile edition - a perfect replica of the first printing of 1933. Very fine in dust jacket.


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