Saturday, September 10, 2011

Sally's Weekly Update for 09/09/11

What an extraordinary couple of days at the US Open Tennis Championship! What drama!

I did add to my collection of signed caps. This time, the very dour Andy Murray did the honors. Rafa remains elusive.

Back to books,

Here's the latest update. Hope your reading year is as satisfying as mine. I've already compiled quite a list of "favorites."

Have a good weekend.

Sally Owen
The Mysterious Bookshop

The Mysterious Bookshop

58 Warren Street

New York, NY 10007

Ph: 212-587-1011

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Open Seven Days, 11.00 a.m. - 7.00 p.m

Weekly Update 9/9/11


Laura Lippman signed copies of her latest, The Most Dangerous Thing. Five friends come together when the youngest and wildest of them dies a violent death. It is the first time they have been together for years - and the revelations begin. Each of these old friends has a secret and each begins to wonder if their secret has been discovered - and if someone within their circle is out to destroy them. $25.99

Children of Paranoia by Trevor Shane is a dystopian novel set in a time when The War is the only thing that matters. Joseph has been killing people on behalf of a cause that he believes in but doesn’t fully understand. The War is governed by a rigid set of rules, and fought by two distinct sides - one good and one evil. The only unknown is which side is which. When Joseph meets Maria, his purpose becomes unimportant, but he’s about to learn that leaving The War can be more dangerous than fighting it. $25.95


The following books will be released within the next couple of weeks. Those we expect to be signed may be here later, depending on the author’s schedule, but please take a look and let us know if you would like to reserve a copy:

Laurie R. King - Pirate King (A Mary Russell mystery. A Soft Boiled Crime Club Main Selection). $25.00 SIGNED

Erin Morgenstern - The Night Circus (A First Mystery Crime Club Main Selection) $26.95 SIGNED

Jo Nesbo - Headhunters (Trade Paperback Original - will not be signed) $14.95

Robert B. Parker & Michael Brandman - Killing the Blues. (A Jesse Stone novel). $25.95


The Poisoned Chocolates Case by Anthony Berkeley, Crime Club, Garden City. 1929. First American Edition. $500.00

Very good to fine in a very good dust jacket with some minor chipping and a water stain on the front panel. Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone.

The Beast Must Die by Nicholas Blake, Harper & Brothers, NY. 1938. First American Edition. $350.00

Owner’s faint ex-libris blind stamp on the front free endpaper; owner’s ink name. Very good in dust jacket with numerous small chips and tears. Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone.

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie, Collins, London. 1936. $1,000.00

A very good copy. Harycraft-Queen Cornerstone.

The Black Dahlia by James Ellroy, Mysterious Press, NY. 1987. First Edition. $125.00

Very fine in dust jacket.

The Spider Lily by Bruno Fischer, David McKay, Philadelphia. 1946. First Edition. $175.00

Fine in dust jacket.

The Hardboiled Dicks by Ron Goulart, Ed., Sherbourne, LA. 1965. First Edition. $45.00

Collection of pulp stories, with a long introduction about the history of detective pulp magazines. Very fine in dust jacket.

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest by Stieg Larsson, Maclehose Press, London. 2009. First English Translation. $50.00

Fine in fine dust jacket.

The Fortress of Solitude by Jonathan Lethem, Doubleday, NY. 2003. First Edition. SIGNED. $45.00

Fine in fine dust jacket.

Early Millar by Ross Macdonald and Margaret Millar, Cordelia Editions, Santa Barbara, CA. 1982. First Edition. $125.00

Contains the first stories of both authors, including Macdonald’s "The South Sea Soup Co.," a Sherlockian parody originally published in their high school magazine, The Grumbler, in 1931. Limited to only 150 paperbound copies. Very fine.

Black Water by Joyce Carol Oates, Dutton, NY. 1992. First Edition. SIGNED. $50.00

Fine in fine dust jacket.

The Best American Mystery Stories 1999 by Otto Penzler, Editor, Guest Editor Ed McBain, Houghton Mifflin, NY. 1999. First Edition. SIGNED. $45.00

Signed by Otto Penzler and Ed McBain, plus contributors Thomas H. Cook and Tom Franklin. Fine in fine dust jacket.

The Best American Mystery Stories 2002 by Otto Penzler, Editor, Guest Editor James Ellroy, Houghton Mifflin, NY. 2002. First Edition. SIGNED. $45.00

Signed by Otto Penzler, plus contributors Michael Connelly, Thomas H. Cook, and Scott Wolven. Fine in fine dust jacket.

The Best American Mystery Stories 2003 by Otto P:enzler, Editor, Guest Editor Michael Connelly, Houghton Mifflin, NY. 2003. First Edition. SIGNED. $45.00

Signed by Otto Penzler and Michael Connelly. Fine in fine dustjacket.

A Morbid Taste for Bones by Ellis Peters, Morrow, NY. 1978. First U.S. Edition. $75.00

First Brother Cadfael mystery. Looks fine-but isn’t. The exterior of the dust jacket has a tiny chip at top of spine, else clean and fresh. However, there is glue residue on the flaps and on the endpapers. No other markings.

(Rex Stout) Rex Stout a Biography by John McAleer, Little Brown, Boston. 1977. Second Printing. $25.00

Definitive Edgar-winning tome. Fine in dust jacket.

The Little Friend by Donna Tartt, Knopf, NY. 2002. First Edition. SIGNED. $40.00

Fine in fine dust jacket.

Saw Red by Bob Truluck, McMillan, Tucson. 2003. First Edition. SIGNED. $30.00

Fine in fine dust jacket.

Writ in Barracks by Edgar Wallace, Methuen, London. 1900. First Edition. $100.00

Scarce book of war poetry by the famous thriller writer. Hinges cracked, else very good-near fine. Laid in is a scarce pamphlet titled "When London Calls!," a separately printed poem from the book. Fine.


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