Friday, October 28, 2011

Sally's Weekly Update for 10/28/11

Here's the latest update. Sorry that there are so few copies available on some titles. This sometimes happens when we receive copies so badly damaged that we can't sell them to you, and we can't replace them.
Feeling a bit wintry here!

Have a very scary Halloween.

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.


Tuesday, November 1st. 6.30 p.m. - 8.00 p.m.

Join us as we celebrate historical mystery fiction!

Tasha Alexander - A Crimson Warning

Lauren Willig - The Orchid Affair

Deanna Raybourn - The Dark Enquiry

will discuss their latest novels.

Wednesday, November 2nd. 6.30 p.m. - 8.00 p.m.

The Mysterious Bookshop and Mulholland Books celebrate the work of

Duane Swierczynski - Hell and Gone

Megan Abbott - The End of Everything

Q.R. Markham - Assassin of Secrets

Lawrence Block will be our guest moderator.

Refreshments will be served


We’re happy to announce that the website for our digital publishing imprint, has launched!

Right now we have eBooks availabe from Ken Bruen, Thomas H. Cook, James Ellroy, Adam Hall, Mark McShane, Ellery Queen, Ross Thomas, and Donald E. Westlake - and there are many more on the way.

The website also features exclusive content and video from our authors.

Visit us at to learn more, and to find out how you can win three free eBooks (contest ends November 2).


Ken Bruen - The Book of Virtue. Biblio Mystery # 1

This is here and is being shipped out.

We have very few these still available. If you haven’t ordered yours, there’s still time. First come, first served. Numbered copies $50.00 each. Lettered copies $100.00 each.

Lawrence Block - Afterthoughts

We will begin shipping out the hardcover edition of this title next week. $35.00

Lawrence Block - The Night and the Music

We are a few weeks away from shipping out the limited edition. This will be the only hardcover edition of this title and it is limited to 100 signed copies. $150.00 We still have copies available for sale

We also have the signed trade paperback $17.95

Michael Connelly - The Drop (Harry Bosch)

Numbered Limited Edition. $150.00. Lettered Edition. $275.00 SOLD OUT

This is printed and bound and we are awaiting delivery.

UK Edition (First Trade Edition)

We are expecting this to be delivered from the UK next week. SOLD OUT

US Edition

This will be here at the end of November. It will be our Crime Collectors Club Main Selection.

Michael Connelly has been in touch and has told us that he will not be touring for this title. He has, however, told us that he will visit four stores only (and we are one of them) to sign. Crime Club members will get their copy automatically, but Michael has volunteered to inscribe copies for anyone who wants one, or who wants to give a gift for the holidays. Place your order by December 4th and we’ll make sure it arrives for the holidays.


Raymond Benson was here to sign his thriller, The Black Stiletto in which Martin Talbot discovers that his mother, now stricken with Alzheimer’s, was the renowned Black Stiletto! Back in the 1950s the Black Stiletto battled Communist spies, took on the Mafia and stalked common crooks. As Talbot struggles with the revelations about his mother, one of the Stiletto’s old enemies resurfaces with a thirst for revenge. We have very few of this title left. A Thriller/Espionage Club Main Selection. $25.95

For Special Services by John Gardner has just been reissued along with two other titles featuring James Bond. The reason we mention this is that Otto Penzler wrote the new Introduction and will sign copies. Trade Paperback. $14.95

The Blood Red Indian Summer by David Handler finds Mitch Berger and Connecticut State Trooper Des Mistry dealing with their first genuinely racially charged case in the historic New England village of Dorset. A Soft-Boiled Club Main Selection. $24.99

We have only a few copies left of Double Dexter by Jeff Lindsay. In this outing, the unthinkable happens: Dexter is seen doing his thing to a very deserving recipient of his brand of justice. There is also a cop killer at large in Miami and Dexter must deal with this as well as someone who wants to expose him, mimic him, and ultimately kill him. A Hard-Boiled Main Club Selection. $25.95


Audio: We have audio copies of Headstone by Ken Bruen. Read by John Lee, this is unabridged - 5 hours on 5 CDs $26.95

The Avengers 2012 Calendar is here! $15.95. I’m excited!


Murder Recalls Van Kill by Spencer Bayne, Harper, NY. 1939. First Edition. $75.00

Bibliomystery. From the library of Rex Stout, with a non-authorial inscription to him. Near fine.

Burglars Can’t Be Choosers by Lawrence Block, Random House, NY. 1977. First Edition. SIGNED. $150.00

First Bernie Rhodenbarr novel. Very fine in a pristine dust jacket.

The Sins of the Fathers by Lawrence Block, Dark Harvest, IL. 1992. First Hardcover Edition. SIGNED. $175.00

First Matthew Scudder novel, with a new introduction by Stephen King. Very fine in a very fine dust jacket.

Time to Murder and Create by Lawrence Block, Dark Harvest, IL. 1993. First Hardcover Edition. SIGNED. $200.00

Second Matthew Scudder novel, with a new introduction by Jonathan Kellerman. Very fine in a very fine dust jacket.

Burning Angel by James Lee Burke, Trice, New Orleans. 1995. First Edition. SIGNED. $175.00

Limited to 150 copies, numbered and signed by Burke. Very fine in slipcase.

Spanish Blood by Raymond Chandler, World, Cleveland. 1946. First Edition. $100.00

About fine in dust jacket with light wear to spine ends and a small closed tear on front panel.

Brown’s Requiem by James Ellroy, Armchair Detective Library, NY. 1994. First American Hardcover Edition. SIGNED. $150.00

Author’s first novel, limited to 100 copies, numbered and signed, with a new introduction by the author. Very fine, without dust jacket, as issued, in a slipcase.

$106,000.00 by Dashiell Hammett, Spivak, NY. 1943. First Edition. $125.00

Digest-sized paperback original. Upper corner of rear cover chipped, top corners of several pages at rear creased, else an unusually nice copy.

The Contintental Op by Dashiell Hammett, Spivak, NY. 1945. First Edition. $150.00

Digest-sized paperback original. Near fine with minimal rubbing at edges.

The Big Knockover by Dashiell Hammett, Random House, NY. 1966. First Edition. $75.00

Edited by Lillian Hellman. Very fine in dust jacket.

Double Whammy by Carl Hiaasen, Putnam, NY. 1987. First Edition. $50.00

Author’s second comic crime novel. Fine in dust jacket.

People of Darkness by Tony Hillerman, Harper, 1980. First Edition. SIGNED. $450.00

An absolutely fine, as new copy in price-clipped dust jacket.

The Skinwalkers by Tony Hillerman, Harper, NY. 1982. First Edition. SIGNED. $150.00

An absolutely fine, as new copy in dust jacket.

Better Angels by Charles McCarry, Dutton, NY. 1979. First Edition. $50.00

Fine in dust jacket.

The Annex and Other Stories by John D. Macdonald, Eurographica, Helsinki. 1987. SIGNED. $200.00

Four stories collected in this edition, limited to 350 numbered copies, signed and dated. As new in stiff paper covers and dust jacket.

Promised Land by Robert B. Parker, Houghton Mifflin, Boston. 1976. First Edition. $300.00

Parker’s Edgar-Award winning novel. Fine in dust jacket.

The Judas Goat by Robert B. Parker, Houghton Mifflin, Boston. 1978. First Edition. $125.00

Parker’s fifth Spenser novel. Very fine in dust jacket.

Cutter and Bone by Newton Thornburg, Little Brown, Boston. 1976. First Edition. $50.00

The basis for the cult classic film, Cutter’s Way. Fine in dust jacket.


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