Saturday, October 15, 2011

Sally's Weekly Update for 10/14/11

The latest update appears below.

Have a lovely weekend

Sally Owen
The Mysterious Bookshop

The Mysterious Bookshop

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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 10/14/11


Tuesday, October 18th 6.30 p.m. - 8.00 p.m.

Doug Magee will be here to discuss and sign his latest suspense novel

Darkness All Around $25.00


The Revisionists by Thomas Mullen is a literary thriller set in the not-too-distant future which features Zed, an agent from the far future whose job it is to insure that history is not changed (and there is a group from the future which would like to do just that) so that the world he comes from, the Perfect Present, is not endangered in any way. This absorbing novel challenges the reader at every turn as Zed tries to disrupt the Great Conflagration, an imminent disaster, by interfering with the lives of a CIA agent and a young Washington lawyer. A Thriller/Espionage Club Main Selection. $25.99

A Killer’s Essence is the latest grisly crime novel from Dave Zeltserman. Stan Green is a jaded New York detective who is assigned to one of the most shocking homicides of his career. There is one witness, but he’s a neurologically damaged recluse subject to hallucinations. When the murderer strikes again and again, Green’s best hope is this man and his ghoulish apparitions, but there is just a chance that this witness is not insane, but instead terrifyingly perceptive. $23.95


Here’s a round-up of the Dagger Awards presented by the Crime Writer’s Association:

CWA Gold Dagger

Tom Franklin - Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter

CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger

Steve Hamilton - The Lock Artist

CWA John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger

S.J. Watson - Before I Go To Sleep

CWA International Dagger

Anders Roslund & Borge Hellstrom - Three Seconds

CWA Dagger in the Library (Body of Work)

Mo Hayder


Pegasus Books has reissued three of John Gardner’s James Bond novels:

Icebreaker, Licence Renewed, and For Special Services. $14.95 each

We have some copies of The Guardians by Canadian writer Andrew Pyper. Pyper (one of Sally’s favorite writers) steps into Stephen King territory here with the story of four men who grew up together and played on the local hockey team. Now, twenty-four years later, three of them return to their small hometown when one of their number commits suicide. Great stuff. $17.95

Who are the worst villains of all time? How many people did Agatha Christie kill with her pen? Who has really gotten away with murder? A Miscellany of Murder by The Monday Murder Club is a trivia lover’s delight as it poses and answers questions from History and Literature, to True Crime and Televison. $14.95


One Night Stands by Lawrence Block, Crippen & Landru, VA. 1999. First Edition. SIGNED. $60.00

Collection of early short stories. As new in dust jacket.

Threesome by Lawrence Block, A.S.A.P. Press, CA., & Subterranean Press, MI. 1999. SIGNED. $75.00

Trilogy of novels, originally published under the Jill Emerson pseudonym. Limited to 300 copies, signed by Block and Phil Parks, the illustrator. Very fine without dust jacket, as issued.

Two For Texas by James Lee Burke, Huntington Beach, CA. 1992. First Hardcover Edition. SIGNED. $100.00

Limited to 400 copies in glassine dust jacket and slipcase. All very fine.

The Concrete Blonde by Michael Connelly, Little Brown, Boston. 1994. First Edition. SIGNED. $75.00

Third Harry Bosch novel. Very fine in dust jacket.

The Last Good Kiss by James Crumley, Random House, NY. 1978. First Edition. $100.00

Author’s second mystery and arguably the greatest private eye novel ever written. Very fine in immaculate dust jacket and without the seemingly ubiquitous remainder mark.

The Iron Hand of Mars by Lindsey Davis, Hutchinson, London. 1992. First Edition. SIGNED. $175.00

Fourth Marcus Didius Falco novel. Very fine, as new copy in dust jacket.

London Dossier by Len Deighton, Cape, London. 1967. First Edition. $100.00

Very fine in dust jacket.

Original Sins by Martin Edwards, Editor, Scorpion Press, Gladestry, Limited Edition. SIGNED. $150.00

Collected stories limited to 85 signed numbered copies. Signed by every contributor, including Reginald Hill, Peter Lovesey, Barbara Nadel, Andrew Taylor, Charles Todd, Laura Wilson, Simon Brett, Ann Cleeves, Christopher Fowler. Fine in marbled boards with glassine cover.

L.A. Confidential by James Ellroy, Mysterious Press, NY. 1990. First Edition. SIGNED. $125.00

The great novel that inspired the Oscar-winning film of the same title. Fine in dust jacket.

Dead Skip by Joe Gores, Random House, N. 1972. First Edition. $100.00

Author’s second novel and the debut of the DKA team. Very fine in pristine white dust jacket, seldom found thus.

The White South by Hammond Innes, Collins, London. 1949. First Edition. $75.00

Adventure-mystery novel. Small stain on fore-edge, else a fine copy in a bright pictorial dust jacket with a closed tear on the front panel and light wear at top of spine.

A Cold Red Sunrise by Stuart M. Kaminsky, Scribners, 1988. First Edition. $75.00

Review material laid in. Winner of the Edgar for Best Novel. Very fine in dust jacket.

City Primeval by Elmore Leonard, Arbor House, NY. 1980. First Edition. $60.00

Minor bump at base of spine, else very fine in dust jacket.

A Savage Place by Robert B. Parker, Delacorte, NY. 1981. First Edition. SIGNED. $150.00

Very fine in dust jacket.

Ceremony by Robert B. Parker, Delacorte, NY. 1982. First Edition. SIGNED. $125.00

Very fine in dust jacket.

Parker on Writing by Robert B. Parker, Lord John Press, CA. 1985. First Edition. SIGNED. $250.00

One of only 75 copies signed by Parker; there was also a 300-copy edition. Water stain on rear cover, trace of wear to leather spine tips.

Strip Jack by Ian Rankin, St. Martin’s NY. 1994. First U.S. Edition. $450.00

Very fine in dust jacket and scarce thus.

Flower in the Desert by Walter Satterthwaite,, St. Martin’s, NY. 1992. First Edition. $35.00

Very fine in dust jacket.

Chinaman’s Chance by Ross Thomas, Simon & Schuster, NY. 1978. First Edition. $125.00

Very fine in a dazzling dust jacket.

Twilight at Mac’s Place by Ross Thomas, Mysterious Press, NY. 1990. First Edition. SIGNED. $75.00

Limited to 100 numbered copies signed. Very fine in slipcase. Although issued without a dust jacket, this copy has a very fine dust jacket added.


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