Charles Martin will discuss and sign copies of his first novel, Neon Panic ($14.95 trade paperback). Set in Hong Kong, Inspector Herman Lok must solve the murder of a young woman and prove the ties between the triads and the Hong Kong Symphony Orchestra.
Monday, December 12th 7.00 p.m. - 8.30 p.m.
Reed Farrel Coleman will discuss his latest Moe Prager novel, Hurt Machine($24.95 hardcover, $15.95 trade paperback). Moe searches for his estranged sister-in-law and turns up a hornet’s nest of corruption. Coleman is the winner of the Shamus, Macavity, Barry, and Anthony awards.
SIGNED COPIES NOW AVAILABLE
Ken Bruen will be here this evening to sign copies of Headstone, the latest Jack Taylor mystery. Jack must tackle his most ruthless opponent yet, a group known as Headstone. Jack is also trying to track down a man of the cloth who has absconded with the church’s money. $24.00
Ken will also sign paperback copies of The Book of Virtue, our first biblio mystery. This little gem is $4.95 ($1.00 if you’re a member of the Crime Club).
The Book of Ghosts by Reed Farrel Coleman is our second biblio mystery. The hardcover and paperback editions are now here. We will start to ship the limited numbered and lettered editions this month. We still have some copies available. Numbered editions are $50.00, lettered editions are $100.00 and paperback editions are $4.95 ($1.00 if you’re a member of the Crime Club). If you order a number or lettered edition, you will receive a free copy of the paperback edition. We will also ask Reed to sign the paperback editions when he’s here.
James W. Hall has signed copies of Dead Last. When a serial killer crosses paths with the reclusive Thorn, Thorn has no choice but to leave Key Largo and join forces with a young policewoman from Oklahoma who is investigating the murders. A Hard Boiled Crime Club Main Selection. $25.99
Soft Target by Stephen Hunter takes place on Black Friday at America’s largest shopping mall in suburban Minneapolis. It is 3.00 p.m.and ten thousand people are at the Mall of America to shop. Twelve of them are there to kill. Ex-Marine sniper Ray Cruz becomes the country’s only hope. A Thriller/Espionage Club Main Selection. $26.99
Full list of collector's copies and gift suggestions after the jump.
FOR COLLECTORS/GIFT SUGGESTIONS
Detective Fiction: The Collector’s Guide by John Cooper & B.A. Pike, Scolar Press, London. 1994. Second Edition. $85.00. Revised and expanded. More than 150 authors are listed with checklists and, most significantly, descriptions of their first editions - the best book every written on the subject of sorting out true first editions of Golden Age authors, and others. Fine in dust jacket.
Fer-de-Lance by Rex Stout, Farrar & Rinehart, NY. 1934. First Edition. $450.00. The first Nero Wolfe novel. A Hayrcraft-Queen Cornerstone. A near fine copy with no fading, staining, or rubbing; the gold lettering is still bright.
Top Story Murder by Anthony Berkeley, Doubleday Crime Club, NY. 1931. First US Edition. $65.00. One of Berkeley’s rarest Roger Sheringham titles. Very good/near fine.
Tour de Force by Christianna Brand, Scribners, NY. 1955. First U.S. Edition. $25.00. Spine sunned, fore-edges foxed, else very good in dust jacket. One of the best books by a rival to Agatha Christie among the great British writers of pure detection.
Bangkok 8 by John Burdett, Knopf, NY. 2003. First Edition. $24.00. Author’s outstanding first novel. As new in dust jacket.
Cut Me In by Hunt Collins, Abelard-Schuman, NY. 1954. First Edition. $200.00. A very scarce mystery novel by Evan Hunter under this early pseudonym, written two years before the first Ed McBain title was released. There is an inked letter on the front endpaper, else very good in dust jacket which has a crease down the spine and has light wear along the top edge.
The Black Echo by Michael Connelly, Little Brown, NY. 1992. First Edition. SIGNED. $250.00. Author’s first book, introducing Harry Bosch. Edgar-winner. A fine copy in dust jacket.
Shallow Graves by Jeffery Deaver writing as William Jefferies, Avon, NY. 1992. First Edition. SIGNED. $75.00. Paperback original. Fine, unread copy. Signed as both Jefferies and Deaver.
Bloody River Blues by Jeffery Deaver writing as William Jefferies, Avon, NY. 1993. First Edition. SIGNED. $75.00. Paperback original. Fine, unread copy. Signed s both Jefferies and Deaver.
Reunion with Murder by Timothy Fuller, Little Brown, Boston. 1941. First Edition.$175.00. A fine, crisp copy in dust jacket, which is lightly rubbed at top of spine and front edge. An extremely nice copy of this famous golf mystery.
The Shadow and the Golden Master by Walter B. Gibson, Mysterious Press, NY. 1983. $25.00. First book edition of two Yellow Peril novels featuring Shiwan Khan. Fine in dust jacket, which has minor wear at spine ends.
Miss Hurd: An Enigma by Anna Katharine Green, Putnam, 1894. First Edition. $500.00. Bookplate, sliver chipped from bottom of front cover, else very good in the original wrappers. A rare book in this fragile binding.
The Jungle Kids by Evan Hunter, Pocket, NY. 1956. First Edition. $50.00. A Queen’s Quorum title. Small crease on front cover, else near fine copy of this paperback.
Happy New Year, Herbie & Other Stories by Evan Hunter, Simon & Schuster, NY. 1963. First Edition. $65.00. Page tops faded, else fine in dust jacket, which has a trace of wear to spine ends and a corner.
Phantom Lady by William Irish, Lippincott, Philadelphia. 1942. First Edition. $125.00. Cornell Woolrich’s first book under this pseudonym and a Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone. Very good/near fine copy in a later issue dust jacket (with a review on the front flap) which has light wear along top edge and base of spine.
The Eight Strokes of the Clock by Maurice Leblanc, Macaulay, NY. 1922. First U.S. Edition. $65.00. Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone and Queen’s Quorum title. Spine ends worn, else very good.
Out of the Shadows by Gene D. Phillips, Scarecrow Press, U.K. 2012. First Edition. $37.95. A new book in which the author provides an in-depth examination of several key noir films as well as films not often associated with film noir. Perfect for buffs!
101 Years’ Entertainment by Ellery Queen, Editor, Little Brown, Boston. 1941. First Edition. $45.00. Probably the best detective anthology of all time. Top edge a little dusty, else about fine, in a bright, near fine dust jacket with a closed tear and crease at the front hinge.
Where There’s a Will by Rex Stout, Farrar & Rinehart, NY. 1940. First Edition. $2,250.00. Endpapers foxed, a stain on one page, else an exceptionally bright and fresh copy in the scarce dust jacket, which is lightly worn at corners and spine tips. A lovely collector’s copy.
Plunder Squad by Donald E. Westlake writing as Richard Stark, Random House, NY. 1972. First Edition. SIGNED. $500.00. Scarce Parker novel. Fine in dust jacket, on which the yellow lettering on the spine has faded slightly so is lighter than the type on the front panel; it is otherwise fine and clean. Inscribed and signed on the title page as Richard Stark (aka Donald E. Westlake).
Deadly Edge by Donald E. Westlake writing as Richard Stark. Random House, NY. 1971. First Edition. SIGNED. $300.00. Scarce Parker novel. Fine in dust jacket, which has a nearly invisible slit on the front panel; it is otherwise as new. Inscribed and signed on the title page as Richard Stark (aka Donald E. Westlake).