Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Golf Mysteries


With Father's Day coming up, we have an excuse to send another list of books to you!

GOLF MYSTERIES
Just in time for Father’s Day, here is a small selection of mysteries involving golf for those who play the game, watch the game, or like to read about the game.


Duke, Will, Fair Prey, New York, Graphic Publishing, 1956. First edition. Paperback original. A 13-year-old boy wins the Southern California Junior Championship and continues to improve, shooting a 64 of the championship tee of the Canyon Country Club, where he works as a caddie. After graduating college, he takes a job at the pro shop while deciding about whether to turn pro. One of the members humiliates him in front of other players at the club so, when he turns up dead in the rough, he is the prime suspect. Duke is the pseudonym of William Campbell Gault. Very good copy. $25.00


Francis, Dick, To the Hilt, New York, Putnam, 1996. First U.S. edition. A Scottish painter on a remote mountain is attacked by four thugs and he realizes that four golf paintings have been stolen, all views of Pebble Beach. Another of his golf paintings has been seen by an art critic who thinks the painter could be great because he had courage. He later plays, not because of much skill, but because, he says, he "paints frustration.". Fine in dust jacket. Signed by Francis. $35.00


Fuller, Timothy, Reunion with Murder, Boston, Little, Brown, 1941. First edition. A man in a dinner jacket is found dead on the 11th tee at the Syonsett Golf Club. Fine in a bright and fresh dust jacket, which is very lightly rubbed at edges. $175.00
Another copy. Near fine. $20.00
Another copy. Good reading copy. $12.50

More After the Cut! 

Friday, May 11, 2012

Sally's Update 4/11


Here at The Mysterious Bookshop, we are one person short right now.  Please be patient with us regarding emails and packages.
We'll be up to speed again shortly.

Meanwhile, have a spectacular Mother's Day.


 UPCOMING EVENTS


Tuesday, May 22nd, 6.30 p.m. - 8.00 p.m.
Edgar Award-winner Bruce DeSilva will discuss his second novel
Cliff Walk $24.99
Reporter Liam Mulligan investigates a case of government corruption and sex slavery in the great state of Rhode Island.
Join us for the launch party.





SIGNED COPIES NOW AVAILABLE


We have signed copies of Getaway by Lisa Brackmann. Michelle Mason is in gorgeous Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, after the unexpected death of her financier husband. Soon, she finds herself enmeshed in a covert operation involving drug runners, goons, and venture capitalists. $25.00


The Reflecting Eye by John Connolly is a Charlie Parker novella, with illustrations by David Wolfe. This was signed by John on his Atria Bus Tour last month and no bookstore was allowed to sell any of the 725 numbered copies except during that tour. Now that the tour is over, we do have a very limited number of copies for sale. This hardcover edition in red boards is signed by Connolly and David Wolfe and we will sell it on a first-come, first-serve basis. $30.00


A French girl walks into a bar! Not the start of a joke, but of a tense twisted noir tale, set in 1990s Brooklyn over the course of a single week. Andrew Cotto was here signing copies of Outerborough Blues: A Brooklyn Mystery. Trade Paperback Original. $15.05
Ed Lin signed One Red Bastard, the sequel to Snakes Can’t Run, in the new series featuring Chinatown detective-in-training Robert Chow. It is the fall of 1976 and New York’s Chinatown is in an uproar over the possibility of Mao’s daughter being granted asylum. But for Chow, rumors turn deadly serious when his girlfriend is accused of murdering the daughter’s representative. $25.99

The Lola Quartet is the third novel by Emily St. John Mandel, a Brooklyn based author who is gaining a fine reputation here in the tri-State area. Set in 2009, Gavin Sasaki, a young reporter, returns in disgrace to the Florida town of his birth. There he begins a search for his missing high school girlfriend and her daughter who looks a lot like Gavin. $24.95


More After the Jump! 

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Sally's Weekly Update for 05/04/12

 
 
Here's the weekly update.
 
Have a wonderful weekend.
 
Sally Owen
The Mysterious Bookshop
 
 
The Mysterious Bookshop
58 Warren Street
New York, NY 10007
Ph: 212-587-1011
Fax: 212-587-1126
Open Monday thru Saturday, 11.00 a.m. - 7.00 p.m.

UPCOMING EVENTS
Monday, May 7th, 6.30 p.m. - 8.00 p.m.
Ed Lin will discuss One Red Bastard
The first in a new series. It is is 1976 and Chinatown, New York, is in an uproar over the possibility of Mao’s daughter being granted asylum. But for Detective Robert Chow, rumors turn deadly serious when his girlfriend is accused of murdering the daughter’s representative. $25.99
Tuesday, May 8th, 6.30 p.m. - 8.00 p.m.
Nick Santora will discuss his latest novel, Fifteen Digits
Five men find themselves in over their heads when they use insider info to wrack up an obscene amount of cash. Nick Santora is co-creator of the hit TV show, Breakout Kings. $24.99
Thursday, May 10th, 6.30 p.m. - 8.00 p.m.
Andrew Cotto will discuss his debut, Outerborough Blues
Caesar Stiles is a Brooklyn bartender with more trouble than hours in the day. And yet, when a beautiful young French woman asks for help in finding her missing brother, Caesar just can’t say no. Trade Paperback Original. $15.95

SIGNED COPIES NOW AVAILABLE
Ace Atkins signed copies of Robert B. Parker’s Lullaby. Atkins has, with the blessing of the Parker estate, taken over the Spenser series. When he was here, he talked about the honor he felt taking over this much loved series. Joan Parker, Bob’s widow, was also here and endorsed that decision saying that Lullaby was a worthy entry in the ongoing stories of one of the most famous detectives in literature. A Crime Collector’s Club Main Selection. $26.95
In Pursuit of Spenser is an anthology of mystery writers writing about Robert B. Parker and his creation. This paperback original is signed by contributors Ace Atkins, Reed Farrel Coleman, and Parnell Hall as well as by Otto Penzler who edited the book and by Joan Parker who wrote a short introduction. $14.95

Chris Grabenstein signed copies of Fun House, his latest mystery featuring John Ceepak. A fictional reality TV show sets up production in the fictional Jersey Shore town of Sea Haven. Ceepak and his partner, Danny Boyle, have to baby-sit the buff and boozy kids partying up in a rental house, but even they can’t stop one young cast member from being murdered - and others from being threatened with the same fate. $25.00
Grabenstein also signed copies of his novel for youngsters, Riley Mack and the Other Known Troublemakers.. Riley Mack is a twelve-year-old whose first adventure includes a middle-school bully, bank robbers, dogs in peril and missing dollars. For ages 8-12. $16.99

We have signed copies of Dorchester Terrace by Anne Perry. This historical mystery features Charlotte and Thomas Pitt. Thomas Pitt is now head of Britain’s Special Branch and when he hears of a plot to blow up connections on the Dover-London rail line, he wonders why anybody would destroy a whole train to kill the one obscure Austrian Royal traveling on that train. Or are the rumors designed to distract Pitt from an even more devastating plot? A Soft Boiled Crime Club Main Selection. $26.00

Peter Straub signed Mrs. God. Esswood House is the home of the Seneschal family, aristocratic patrons of the literary arts for well over a hundred years. There has always been talk of a hidden secret but what English manor house doesn’t have a few ghost stories? When Professor William Standish receives the rare honor of receiving an Esswood Fellowship to study the papers of his relative, Isobel Standish, he is thrilled. But strange things start to happen almost as soon as he arrives. $23.95


Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Party for CLIFF WALK by Bruce DeSilva 05/22/12

 
The Mysterious Bookshop
is proud to present:

Bruce DeSilva
discussing his new novel
Cliff Walk

Tuesday, May 22nd
from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

Admission is free.

The Mysterious Bookshop
58 Warren Street (Between Church and West Broadway)
New York, NY 10007
(212) 587-1011
info@mysteriousbookshop.com

Mother's Day

Yet another list of books from The Mysterious Bookshop.  This one with Mother in mind.
Sally Owen
The Mysterious Bookshop
MOTHER’S DAY

On May 13th we will be celebrating our Moms.
What better gift than a book?
The staff of The Mysterious Bookshop has come up with a list of books, both hardcover and paperback, at least one of which, we think, will appeal to the Mom in your life.

Murder at the Lanterne Rouge by Cara Black The girlfriend of Aimee Leduc’s business partner disappears. When the woman’s picture is found on the body of a murdered scientist, the French Secret Service become involved. Set in Paris. $25.00 (Signed copies available)
The Lost Years by Mary Higgins Clark When Mariah Lyons finds her father dead in his study and her Alzheimer’s-afflicted mother clutching the murder weapon, it sets off a search for a document stolen from the Vatican library. $26.99 (Signed copies available)
The Widow’s Daughter by Nicholas Edlin In 1943 Captain Peter Sokol is a surgeon in the U.S. Marines stationed in Auckland, New Zealand, where he and his longtime nemesis have fallen in love with the same beautiful and enigmatic woman. $15.00
The Gods of Gotham by Lindsay Faye Timothy Wilde, latest member of the newly-formed NYPD, finds himself dealing with a gruesome case of child murder and abduction. $25.95 (Signed copies available)
Arcadia by Lauren Groff A story of generations living off the land, often with tragic consequences. From the author of The Monsters of Templeton. $25.99 (Signed copies available)
Smilla’s Sense of Snow by Peter Hoeg The Twentieth Anniversary Edition of the thriller that was considered one of the best books of 1992. When Smilla Jaspersen discovers that her neighbor - a neglected six-year-old boy, and possibly her only friend - has died in a tragic accident, a peculiar intuition tells her it was murder. $17.00
The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane by Katherine Howe In Salem, Massachusetts in 1681, fear and suspicion lead to small town unspeakable acts. In Marblehead, Massachusetts in 1991 a young woman is about to discover that she is tied to Salem in ways she never imagined. $15.99
The House of Velvet and Glass by Katherine Howe After losing her mother and sister on the Titanic, Sibyl Allston retreats into a world of mysticism and parlor-tricks. But when her brother is kicked out of Harvard, Sibyl and psychology professor Benton Derby team up to solve a terrifying mystery. $25.99 (Signed copies available)
The Vanishers by Heidi Julavits Julie Severn lives quietly in Manhattan but when a controversial artist goes missing, Julie’s gift for psychic connection is used to find the woman’s whereabouts. $26.95 (Signed copies available)
Pirate King by Laurie R. King The latest adventure featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes is now in paperback. $15.00
Drawing Conclusions by Donna Leon When Signora Altavilla’s death is ruled a heart attack, her son seems much relieved. Commissario Brunetti, however, is convinced that things are not as straightforward as they appear. $15.00
Mr. Churchill’s Secretary by Susan Elia Macneal London 1940, and war rages across the channel as the threat of a Blitz looms larger. This does not deter Maggie Hope who possesses all the skills of the finest minds in British intelligence, but her gender qualifies her only to be the newest typist at No. 10 Downing Street where she soon finds herself working for the Prime Minister. $15.00
Dorchester Terrace by Anne Perry After being promoted to the head of Special Branch, Thomas Pitt’s first challenge is to puzzle out the rumor of the assassination of a minor Austrian Duke. $26.00
The Cove by Ron Rash Hiding deep in the mountains with her brother, newly returned from the horror of WW1, Laurel Shelton does her best to stay away from the local politics of Mars Hill. But the arrival of a mute man with a dangerous past changes everything. $26.99 (Signed copies available)
Instruments of Darkness by Imogen Robertson In the year 1780, Harriet Westerman, the unconventional mistress of a country manor in Sussex, finds a dead man on her grounds. She recruits the reclusive anatomist Gabriel Crowther to help her find the murderer. $15.00
The Book of Lost Fragrances by M.J. Rose The discovery of a long lost family secret has deadly implications for Jac L’Etoile and her brother Robbie, both heirs to a famous French perfume company. $24.00 (Signed copies available)
The Truth of All Things by Kieran Shields At the turn of the 20th Century, Portland, Maine becomes host to a serial killer. A blue-collar detective and a unique private eye dig deep into the region’s occult history as they investigate. $25.00 (Signed copies available)
The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party by Alexander McCall Smith (No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency) As Precious Ramotswe investigates the deaths of cows at a cattle post outside Gaborone, she finds herself also pursuing other mysteries closer to home. $14.95
The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection by Alexander McCall Smith (No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency) Precious Ramotswe joins forces with her mentor to right a grave injustice. $24.95 (Signed copies available)
The Family Fang by Kevin Wilson Annie and Buster Fang have spent most of their adult lives trying to distance themselves from their famous artist parents. But when a bad economy and a few bad personal decisions converge, the two siblings have nowhere to turn but their family home. $13.99
A Lesson in Secrets by Jacqueline Winspear In the summer of 1932, psychologist and investigator Maisie Dobbs accepts an undercover assignment from the British Secret Service. Sent to pose as a junior lecturer at a private college in Cambridge, she will monitor any activities "not in the interests of His Majesty’s government.


Friday, April 27, 2012

Sally's Weekly Update for 04/27/12

The Update is a little late this week.  We're all a bit sluggish after last night's festivities!
Congratulations to all Edgar Award Winners.
Sally Owen
The Mysterious Bookshop
The Mysterious Bookshop
58 Warren Street
New York, NY 10007
Ph: 212-587-1011
Fax: 212-587-1126

Open Monday thru Saturday, 11.00 a.m.- 7.00 p.m.


Weekly Update 4/27/12

THE 66TH EDGAR ALLAN POE AWARDS


Last night the Edgar Awards were held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City.
And the winners were...

BEST NOVEL
Gone by Mo Hayder
 


BEST FIRST NOVEL BY AN AMERICAN AUTHOR
Bent Road by Lori Roy
 


BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL
The Company Man by Robert Jackson Bennett

 
A complete list of the winners can be found at the website of the Mystery Writers of America: www.mysterywriters.org
A good time was had by all.


UPCOMING EVENTS

Tuesday, May 1st 6.30 p.m. - 8.00 p.m.
Ace Atkins will sign copies of Robert B. Parker’s Lullaby, a Spenser novel. $25.95
Otto Penzler is the editor of In Pursuit of Spenser, a tribute to Robert B. Parker and his greatest creation: Spenser.
Contributors who attend this event will sign copies of this trade paperback original. $14.95
The introduction to In Pursuit of Spenser, written by Otto, is on line until Wednesday, May 2nd at 12.00 a.m. You can find it at smartpopbooks.com
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Wednesday, May 2nd 6.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m.
Chris Grabenstein will sign copies of Fun House, his latest mystery set on the Jersey Shore. $25.00
 
SIGNED COPIES NOW AVAILABLE
Vengeance, edited by Lee Child, presents twenty-one suspenseful stories from some of today’s top crime writers. We have SECOND EDITIONS ONLY signed by the contributors who attended the event. These include Lee Child, Michael Connelly, Twist Phelan, Alafair Burke, and Janice Law. $25.99

Gone by Mo Hayder won the Edgar for Best Novel. Gone follows detective Jack Caffery and police diver Flea Marley as they investigate a brilliant and twisted carjacker in disturbing game of hide and seek. We have the only signed U.S. editions available in this country. $24.00

Katherine Howe signed copies of The House of Velvet and Glass, her second novel. It is 1915 in Boston and Sibyl Allston is still reeling from the deaths of her mother and sister on the Titanic. Trapped in a world over which she has no control, Sibyl finds solace in the parlor of a table-turning medium. From the opium dens of Boston’s Chinatown to the opulent salons of high society, from the back alleys of colonial Shanghai to the decks of the Titanic, the story builds to a final shocking twist. $25.99

Icefall by Matthew J. Kirby won an Edgar last night for Best Juvenile. Trapped in a hidden fortress tucked between towering mountains and a frozen sea, Solveig and her brother, the crown prince, together with an army of restless warriors awaits news of her father’s victory in battle. But as winter stretches on, it becomes clear that a traitor lurks in their midst. $17.99
We now have signed copies of The Cove by Ron Rash. Deep in the rugged Appalachians of North Carolina is the town of Mars Hill. The townsfolk believe that Laurel Shelton is a witch. Laurel, alone except for her brother, Hank, newly returned from the trenches of France, yearns for her life to begin. Then Walter, a mute, appears bound for New York. He slips into life in the cover and brings Laurel the only happiness she has ever known. But Walter harbors a secret that could destroy everything. .An Unclassifiable Club Main Selection. $26.99

An American Spy by Olen Steinhauer once again features Milo Weaver, a member of the Department of Tourism, the most clandestine department in the Company. Now it’s beginning to look as if Tourism’s enemies are gearing up for a final, fatal blow that will settle once and for all who is pulling the strings and who is being played. A Thriller/Espionage Club Main Selection. $25.99

 

Nelson DeMille Discusses John Corey in TMBS's bibliomystery The Book Case


As you probably know, Nelson DeMille wrote a short story for our Bibliomystery Series titled The Book Case. Then he wrote a blog discussing his character, John Corey! Check it out!

Back in 1997, I wrote a book titled Plum Island which featured a character named John Corey.  Corey was NYPD, homicide, though when we first meet him, he’s sitting on the back porch of a borrowed house that overlooks the water on the east end of Long Island, convalescing from wounds he’d received in the line of duty.

John Corey is thinking about life, and one of his thoughts is, “It occurred to me that the problem with doing nothing is not knowing when you’re finished.”

And thus was born the wisecracking but wise about-to-be-ex-cop.

I had never done a series character, and John Corey was supposed to retire from the NYPD and retire from my life after I wrote The End.

But after Plum Island was published, I started getting hundreds of letters from readers asking if I was going to do another John Corey book.

Well, I wasn’t, but John Corey looked like he could pay the rent for me.

The problem was I’d retired Corey on a medical disability which is almost as stupid as authors who kill of their main character.

The solution was to get Corey a job as a contract agent with the Federal Joint Terrorist Task Force, (which I renamed the “Anti-Terrorist Task Force,” in my books) and put him to work in the city he knew and loved, but this time chasing terrorists.

The next Corey book was The Lion’s Game, then Night Fall, Wild Fire, and The Lion.  Corey will be back in October in The Panther, still paying my rent.

I learn from my fan letters, and many of my readers were asking if I’d go back in time and show John Corey when he was a city detective.  I’m not a fan of prequels, but finally the idea started to sound good.

But before I jumped into that idea with a full novel, I decided to write a short story and see how it played with readers and with me.  The result is The Book Case a good length short story showing an earlier John Corey before he got plugged by the bad guys and wound up on that back porch looking at the sea.

The Book Case is a classical murder mystery featuring the sharp-eyed, trench-coated detective who’s got a nose for things that don’t smell right, and a brain that goes into overdrive as soon as he steps over the crime scene tape.

It was a challenge to do an earlier version of my successful Corey character, but also fun.  And we get to see that the wiseass we know and love in the novels was always a wiseass.  But we always suspected that.

We still have a few copies of The Book Case left, call us up to get your copy before they're all gone!  




Party for OUTERBOROUGH BLUES by Andrew Cotto 05/10/12




The Mysterious Bookshop
is proud to present:

Andrew Cotto
discussing his new novel
Outerborough Blues

Thursday, May 10th
from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm.

Admission is free.

The Mysterious Bookshop
58 Warren Street (Between Church and West Broadway)
New York, NY, 10007
(212) 587-1011
info@mysteriousbookshop.com

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Party for FIFTEEN DIGITS by Nick Santora 05/08/12



The Mysterious Bookshop
is proud to present:

Nick Santora
discussing his new novel
Fifteen Digits

Tuesday, May 8th
from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm.

Admission is free.

The Mysterious Bookshop
58 Warren Street (Between Church and West Broadway)
New York, NY 10007
(212) 587-1011
info@mysteriousbookshop.com

Party for ONE RED BASTARD by Ed Lin 05/07/12



The Mysterious Bookshop
is proud to present:

Ed Lin
discussing his new novel
One Red Bastard

Monday, May 7th
from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm.

Admission is free.

The Mysterious Bookshop
58 Warren Street (Between Church and West Broadway)
New York, NY 10007
(212) 587-1011
info@mysteriousbookshop.com

Friday, April 20, 2012

Sally's Weekly Update for 04/20/12

We're heading into Edgar Awards Week.  This will be the sixteenth time I have attended the Awards Banquet (hope I didn't jinx anything by mentioning that) and the most striking change is that there is no longer dancing before the awards. Otto Penzler and Mary Higgins Clark always made such a striking couple! 
And yes, it was the 33rd birthday of The Mysterious Bookshop last Friday.
Here's the update.
Sally Owen
The Mysterious Bookshop
The Mysterious Bookshop
58 Warren Street
New York, NY 10007
Ph: 212-587-1011
Fax: 212-587-1126
Open Monday thru Saturday, 11.00 a.m. - 7.00 p.m.

Weekly Update 4/20/12

UPCOMING EVENTS
Tuesday, April 24th 6.30p.m - 8.00 p.m. The Mysterious Bookshop and The Mystery Writers of American team up to present
Vengeance, an anthology of original stories edited by Lee Child
The anthology will be signed by contributors including Lee Child, Michael Connelly, Twist Phelan, Adam Meyer, Steve Liskow, Orest Stelmach, Janice Trecker, C.E. Lawrence, Anne Swardson, Darrell James, Mike Wiecek, Jim Fusilli, and Dreda Say Mitchell.
$25.99

Thursday, April 26th. 6.00 p.m.- the wee hours of the morning!
The Edgar Awards will be presented at The Grand Hyatt Hotel. We will be there.



SIGNED COPIES NOW AVAILABLE

White Horse is a first novel by Alex Adams set in a dystopian future where the president of the United States has announced that human beings are no longer a viable species. When Zoe, who works at Pope Pharmaceuticals, realizes that everyone she loves is disappearing, she starts running. Her journey of survival is set in a shockingly changed world but, along the way, Zoe comes to see that humans are defined not by their genetic code, but rather by their actions and choices. $19.99

Cara Black was here signing copies of Murder at the Lanterne Rouge. The disappearance of her business partner’s girlfriend leaves Aimee Leduc with mixed feelings. But when the woman’s picture is found on the body of a murdered scientist, Aimee finds herself involved with the French Secret Service. A Soft Boiled Crime Club Main Selection. $25.00

Philip Kerr signed the U.S. edition of his latest Bernie Gunther thriller, Prague Fatale. It is 1941 and Bernie is back from the eastern front working homicide at Kripo. But now Kripo answers to Reinhard Heydrich, a man Bernie both fears and hates. Heydrich is now Reichsprotector of what was, until 1938, Czechoslovakia and he believes he is a target of an assassination plot. Bernie is ordered to Prague to watch Heydrich’s back. $26.95

The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection is the latest Precious Ramotswe mystery from Alexander McCall Smith. The best detective from the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency faces a tricky situation when her personal and professional lives become entangled. $24.95

The Girl Next Door by Brad Parks is the third mystery to feature veteran reporter Carter Ross. When Nancy Marino is killed by a hit-and-run driver while delivering the Eagle-Examiner, Ross sees an opportunity to write a heroic piece about a woman killed too young. He attends her wake to gather tributes and anecdotes and is told by Nancy’s sister that the accident might not have been accidental at all. $24.99

Wallace Stroby signed copies of Kings of Midnight featuring Crissa Stone. Trying for one more score to get her lover out of jail and retire from her life of crime, Crissa finds herself on a collision course with ex-mobster Benny Roth. $24.99

MATTHEW SCUDDER - NEW EDITIONS
Lawrence Block has regained the rights to some of his Matthew Scudder mysteries. Hopefully, he’ll get them all back at some time because now they have been reissued as handsome trade paperbacks. All signed of course.
A Stab in the Dark - Matthew Scudder # 4 $18.95
A Walk Among the Tombstones - Matthew Scudder #10 $18.95
A Long Line of Dead Men - Matthew Scudder #12 $18.95

In addition, we have copies of Block’s collected Matthew Scudder stories back in stock:
The Night and The Music $18.95


Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Party for FUN HOUSE by Chris Grabenstein 05/02/12

 
 
The Mysterious Bookshop
is proud to present:

Chris Grabenstein
discussing his new novel
Fun House

Wednesday, May 2nd
from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

Admission is free.

The Mysterious Bookshop
58 Warren Street (Between Church and West Broadway)
New York, NY 10007
(212) 587-1011
info@mysteriousbookshop.com

Party for ROBERT B. PARKER'S LULLABY by Ace Atkins 05/01/12



The Mysterious Bookshop
is proud to present:

Ace Atkins
discussing his new novel
Robert B. Parker's
Lullaby
A Spencer Novel

Tuesday, May 1st
from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm.

Admission is free.

The Mysterious Bookshop
58 Warren Street (Between Church and West Broadway)
New York, NY 10007
(212) 587-1011
info@mysteriousbookshop.com

New books by Langton, Klavan, Marlowe, Haywood and Healy from MysteriousPress.com

    

It's a busy day at MysteriousPress.com--we've got 37 new eBooks available! 


 Up first, we have nine John Cuddy novels from Jeremiah Healy. First appearing in Blunt Darts (1984), Cuddy is a Boston-based private eye who has become Healy's best-known character. Moral, honest--and violent, when need-be--Cuddy makes his living solving cases that have fallen through the cracks of the formal judicial system. You can find those books here.
Next we have the six Aaron Gunner mysteries by Gar Anthony Haywood. Gunner was introduced in 1987's Fear of the Dark, which was influenced by a love for the Los Angeles mysteries of Ross Macdonald. Publishers Weekly said that Haywood "has a good ear for the sour voice of the true private eye and the sense of tired hopelessness of the underclass they have always served." You can find those books at this link. 
We've also added seven Homer Kelly novels by Jane Langton, completing the series at 18 books. Kelly is a Harvard University professor who solves murders in his spare time, and Langton is prolific writer who's won the Bouchercon Lifetime Achievement Award. We also have an exclusive video profile with Langton. You can find that, and her books, here. 
We also have 14 books by Stephen Marlowe, featuring his globe-trotting private eye, Chester Drum. Although a private detective in the mold of Philip Marlowe, Drum was distinguished by his jet-setting lifestyle, which carried him across the globe, from Mecca to South America, in espionage-tinged adventures. You can find Marlowe's books here. 
Finally, we've added another novel by Andrew Klavan: The Scarred Man. In this chilling book, a ghost story forces a man to confront the darkest secret of his past. You can find it, and the rest of Klavan's books, at this link. 



Friday, April 13, 2012

Sally's Weekly Update for 04/13/12



Friday the 13th.  Lucky day for us - that's the date we opened.  And if it was Friday, April 13th, 1979. The Mysterious Bookshop is celebrating a birthday.
Wish I could confirm all this but Otto is not here.

Have a lovely weekend.  
Sally Owen
The Mysterious Bookshop
The Mysterious Bookshop
58 Warren Street
New York, NY 10007
Ph; 212-587-1011
Fax: 212-587-1126
Open Monday thru Saturday, 11.00 a.m. - 7.00 p.m.

Weekly Update 4/13/12

UPCOMING EVENTS
Tuesday, April 17th, 6.30 p.m. - 8.00 p.m.
Cara Black will be here to discuss and sign Murder at the Lanterne Rouge, her latest mystery featuring Aimee Luduc. When the girlfriend of her business partner disappears, Aimee becomes involved with the French Secret Service after the woman’s picture is found on the body of a murdered scientist. $25.00

Thursday, April 19th, 6.30 p.m. - 8.00 p.m.
Wallace Stroby will be here to launch his latest thriller, Kinds of Midnight which again features career-criminal Crissa Stone. She’s determined to retire from a life of crime and a five million dollar haul would help. But first she’ll have to outwit both the mob and the FBI. $24.99

Friday, April 20th, 6.30 p.m. - 8.00 p.m.
Katherine Howe will sign copies of The House of Velvet and Glass. After losing her mother and sister on the Titanic, Sybil Allston retreats into a world of mysticism and parlor-tricks. But when her brother is kicked out of Harvard under strange circumstances, Sibyl and psychology professor Benton Derby team up to solve a terrifying mystery. $25.99


BEFORE WE BEGIN....
We have copies of The Mystery Issue of the Los Angeles Times Magazine. Articles by or about Denise Hamilton, Elmore Leonard, The Killing, Guns used by fictional cops, Sara Gran, and Sweden. Also a portrait of Joseph Wambaugh by Michael Connelly, and The Ten Most Wanted; A Year in Crime Fiction by Otto Penzler.
A copy is free with purchase while supplies last and IF YOU REQUEST IT. It is not available without purchase.


SIGNED COPIES NOW AVAILABLE

Our signed copies of Force of Nature by C.J. Box are here. Joe Pickett’s friend, Nate Romanowski, used to be in a secret Special Forces unit in Central Asia. A colleague did something terrible at that time and is now looking to eliminate anybody who knows about it. Nate is afraid that Joe Pickett and his family will be targeted to draw Nate out. $25.95

Gypped by Carol Higgins Clark once again features Regan Reilly who runs into an old friend whose recent financial windfall may have put her in danger from those close, and not so close, to her. $25.00

Lou Manfredo was here signing Rizzo’s Daughter, the third in the series featuring the Brooklyn cop. Rizzo is about ready to retire but when his daughter, Carol, decides to join the force he decides to stay on until she’s settled. With his daughter on patrol, Joe knows all too well what dangers await her. $25.99

Last Will is the latest from Liza Marklund. In the midst of a brutal Scandinavian winter, a member of the Nobel Prize committee is gunned down in the city of Stockholm. Reporter Annika Bengtzon, who made eye contact with the killer just seconds before the shots were fired, is the key witness. She finds herself in the middle of a violent story of terror and death, the roots of which date back centuries. $25.00

M.J Rose signed copies of The Book of Lost Fragrances. Jac L"Etoile, heir to the French perfume company, has always been haunted by visions but, with the help of a doctor, she was able to explore the symbolism of her visions and led to her successful career as a mythologist, television personality and author. Her brother, Robbie, now head of the House of L’Etoile contacts Jac about a remarkable discovery in the family archives but disappears before he can share the secret and Jac finds herself plunged into a world she thought she had left behind. $24.00

Mudwoman by Joyce Carol Oates explores the high price of success in the life of a woman - the first female president of a lauded ivy league institution. Meredith "M.R." Neukirchen has a commitment to her career and a moral fervor for her role that is all-consuming. This powerful exploration of the enduring claims of the past is at once a psychic ghost story and an intimate portrait of a woman cracking the glass ceiling at enormous personal cost. $26.99

The Inquisitor by Mark Allen Smith introduces Geiger, a professional torturer or "information retrieval" expert with his own moral code. When he makes the split-second decision to save a young boy he has been asked to interrogate, he puts himself and his partner in harm’s way and his reputation on the line. A First Mystery Main Selection. $27.00

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

MWA Party for VENGEANCE with Lee Child, Michael Connelly and More! 04/24/12

The Mysterious Bookshop
and
The Mystery Writers of America
will host a party
celebrating the release of

Vengeance

with editor
Lee Child
and contributors:
Michael Connelly, Twist Phelan, Adam Meyer,
Steve Liskow, Orest Stelmach, Janice Trecker,
C. E. Lawrence, Anne Swardson, Darrell James,
Mike Wiecek, Dreda Say Mitchell
and Jim Fusilli.

Join us in celebrating the publication of
Vengeance ($25.99, Mulholland)
with a greeting and reception. Copies will be available for autographs.
Light refreshments will be served.

Tuesday, April 24th
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm.

Admission is Free.

The Mysterious Bookshop
58 Warren Street (Bet. Church and W. Broadway)
New York, NY 10007
(212) 587-1011
info@mysteriousbookshop.com

Friday, April 6, 2012

Sally's Weekly Update for 04/06/12

 
 
Our event on Thursday, April 12th is called The Atria Bus Tour.  I'm thinking now that I should explain that Atria is the name of the authors' publisher.
 
A beautiful cloudless day in New York City.
 
Have a great weekend.
 
Sally Owen
The Mysterious Bookshop
 
 
The Mysterious Bookshop
58 Warren Street
New York, NY 10007
Ph: 212-587-1011
Fax: 212-587-1126
Open Monday thru Saturday, 11.00 a.m. - 7.00 p.m.

Weekly Update 4/6/12

UPCOMING EVENTS
Thursday, April 12th, 6.30 p.m. - 7.30 p.m. The Mysterious Bookshop is delighted to be hosting the kickoff event for the Atria Bus Tour.
Bestselling authors John Connolly, M.J. Rose, William Kent Krueger, and Liza Marklund will be on hand to discuss their work and sign copies of their latest novels.
Then off they go on a whirlwind tour of the U.S!
Catch them here first.

Friday, April 13th, 6.30 p.m. - 8.00 p.m.
Joseph Olshan will stop by to discuss his latest literary thriller, Cloudland ($24.99)
Set in the Upper Valley of Vermont, Cloudland follows ex-reporter Catherine Winslow as she tries to stop a serial killer - one who may be basing his killings on an unfinished Wilkie Collins novel! Peter Straub calls it "...a serious work of literature, which gives great depth and resonance to the well-wrought thriller plot."

SIGNED COPIES NOW AVAILABLE
The Lost Years, the latest from Mary Higgins Clark, is something of a departure for the Queen of Suspense. When Mariah Lyons finds her father dead in his study and her Alzheimer-afflicted mother clutching the murder weapon, it sets off a search for a document stolen from the Vatican library and a race to unmask the real killer. This breathless murder mystery involving a hunt for what may be the most precious religious and archaeological treasure of all time is a Soft Boiled Crime Club Main Selection. $26.99

Adam Levin stopped by to sign Hot Pink, his follow-up to his very successful first novel, The Instructions. These ten short stories which feature legless prodigies, dirty old men, protective fathers, and walls that ooze gels are bound to add to reputation of one of the most interesting writers at work today. $22.00

 The Truth of All Things by Kieran Shields is already receiving stellar reviews. Set in Portland Maine in 1892, Shields’ first novel introduces Deputy Marshall Archie Lean who is called in to investigate a prostitute’s murder. The body is laid out like a pentagram and pinned to the earth with a pitchfork, the "traditional" method of killing a witch. Lean enlists the help of historian Helen Prescott and criminalist Perceval Grey who is known for combining modern investigative techniques with an almost eerie perceptiveness. Together, these detectives pursue the killer’s trail through postmortems and opium dens, into the spiritualist societies and lunatic asylums of gothic New England. A First Mystery Club Main Selection. $25.00

The New Republic by Lionel Shriver features Edgar Kellogg, a man who has always wanted to be popular. A disgruntled corporate lawyer, Edgar becomes a journalist and is offered the post of foreign correspondent in a Portuguese backwater. He’s replacing a disappeared, larger-than-life reporter; a character he longs to emulate; a character his fellow journalists can’t seem to stop talking about. Shriver, the author of We Need To Talk About Kevin, addresses weighty issues like terrorism with a light, tongue-in-cheek touch, plus more personal issues: what makes particular people so magnetic while the rest of us inspire a shrug? $26.99

Jack Sussek was here to celebrate the publication of his first book, Manhattan Affair, a steamy love story wrapped in a thriller. This tale of murder, conspiracy, and sex, takes a look at the world of moneyed New Yorkers through the eyes of three former New England college classmates. There was barely room to move here at the store, but we did manage to save some signed copies of this Trade Paperback Original. $14.95

We’re delighted to be able to offer signed copies of Harbor Nocturne by Joseph Wambaugh. This panoramic tale of crime and corruption is set in the southernmost Los Angeles district of San Pedro, one of the world’s busiest harbors, where an unlikely pair of lovers are unwittingly caught between the two warring sides of the law amid the investigation of a horrifying human-trafficking ring. Wambaugh, the father of the modern police novel, delivers a roller coaster ride with the authentic dialog of big city police work. $27.00

NOT SIGNED, BUT...
The Library of America has published Goodis, which collects five of the novels of David Goodis: Dark Passage; Nightfall; The Burglar; The Moon in the Gutter; and Street of No Return. These novels of mean streets and doomed people are essential classics. $35.00
Stark House has put out two new noir classics in one trade paperback: One is a Lonely Number by Bruce Elliott and Black Wings Has My Angel by Elliott Chaze. New introductions by Ed Gorman and Bill Crider. $19.95


Today's Kindle Daily Deal is The Westies: Inside New York's Irish Mob by TJ English. The book has been marked down to $1.99 for today only!

Today's Kindle Daily Deal is The Westies: Inside New York's Irish Mob by TJ English. The book has been marked down to $1.99 for today only. Here's the description:
A decades-long saga of murder and betrayal on Manhattan’s gritty West Side
It’s men like Jimmy Coonan and Mickey Featherstone who gave Hell’s Kitchen its name. In the mid-1970s, these two long-time friends take the reins of New York’s Irish mob, using brute force to give it hitherto unthinkable power. Jimmy, a charismatic sociopath, is the leader. Mickey, whose memories of Vietnam torture him daily, is his enforcer. Together they make brutality their trademark, butchering bodies or hurling them out the window. Under their reign, Hell’s Kitchen becomes a place where death literally rains from the sky.
When Mickey goes down for a murder he didn’t commit, he suspects his friend has sold him out. He returns the favor, breaking the underworld’s code of silence and testifying against his gang in open court. From his testimony comes this incredible story of what it means to make it in a world where murder is commonplace.
English's latest book, Savage City, has been nominated for an Edgar Award.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Party for THE HOUSE OF VELVET AND GLASS by Katherine Howe 04/20/12

The Mysterious Bookshop
is proud to present:

Katherine Howe
discussing her new novel
The House of Velvet and Glass

Friday, April 20th
from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm.

Admission is free.

The Mysterious Bookshop
58 Warren Street (Between Church and West Broadway)
New York, NY 10007
(201) 587-1011
info@mysteriousbookshop.com

Party for KINGS OF MIDNIGHT by Wallace Stroby 04/19/12

The Mysterious Bookshop
will host a party
celebrating the release of

Kings of Midnight
by Wallace Stroby

Join us in celebrating the new novel
Kings of Midnight (Minotaur)
Mr. Stroby will discuss and read from his book
and answer questions.
Copies will be available for autographs.
Light refreshments will be served.

Thursday, April 19th
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm.

Admission is Free

The Mysterious Bookshop
58 Warren Street (Between Church and West Broadway)
New York, NY 10007
(201) 587-1011
info@mysteriousbookshop.com

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

MysteriousPress.com has just made six Dan Fortune novels by Dennis Lynds available in eBook formats!

MysteriousPress.com has just made six Dan Fortune novels by Dennis Lynds available in eBook formats.



Dennis Lynds was a renowned author of mystery fiction. Raised in New York City, he earned a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart during World War II, before returning to New York to become a magazine editor. He published his first book, a war novel called Combat Soldier, in 1962, before moving to California.

Two years later Lynds published the Edgar Award-winning Act of Fear (1967) under the pseudonym Michael Collins, which introduced his best known character: the one-armed private detective Dan Fortune. The Fortune series would last for more than a dozen novels, spanning three decades, and is credited with marking a more politically aware era in private eye fiction.

Besides the Fortune novels, the incredibly prolific Lynds wrote science fiction, literary fiction, and several other mystery series. He died in San Francisco in 2005.

You can find the books here.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Sally's Weekly Update for 03/30/12

 
 
Here's the Weekly Update.
 
Have a great weekend.
 
Sally Owen
The Mysterious Bookshop
 
 
The Mysterious Bookshop
58 Warren Street
New York, NY 10007
Ph: 212-587-1011
Fax: 212-587-1126
Open Monday thru Saturday, 11.00 a.m. - 7.00 p.m.


Weekly Update 3/30/12


UPCOMING EVENTS
Tuesday, April 3rd 6.30 p.m. - 8.00 p.m.
Jack Sussek reads from and discusses his debut novel Manhattan Affair, a story of New York City nostalgia mixed with murder, conspiracy and sex. $14.95

BIBLIOMYSTERY # 5 IS HERE
Pronghorns of the Third Reich by C.J. Box tells a tale of terror and books - set in rural America. 100 copies are signed and numbered $50.00. 26 copies are lettered and numbered. $100.00.
A free copy of the paperback edition accompanies each hard cover edition.
Paperback editions purchased alone are $4.95
Paperback edition purchased alone by Crime Club Members are $1.00

SIGNED COPIES NOW AVAILABLE
Executive Severance by Robert K. Blechman is a delightful mystery written in real time Tweets. Starting in May of 2009 the author posted a new Executive Severance tweet twice a day every day for 15 months, thus creating a new art form. $16.95

Heidi Julavits signed The Vanishers, a novel receiving outstanding reviews from her peers. Julia Severn is a student at an elite institute for psychics where she locks horns with her mentor, who subjects Julia to the humiliation of reliving her mother’s suicide. Julia retreats to Manhattan where she’s recruited to track down a missing person, an artist who might have a connection to her mother. "...(she has invented)...a new genre: the astral detective thriller - Jennifer Egan. "...one of the best novels I’ve ever read." Karen Russell.

Yrsa Sigurdardottir signed Ashes to Dust, a thriller set in Iceland where a crew is about to excavate the site of a village buried by lava in a volcanic eruption. Markus, who was a teenager when the volcano erupted, enlists the help of attorney Thora Gudmundsdottir to try to prevent the excavation from going forward. When bodies turn up in Markus’s childhood home, Thora begins to question her client’s motives for wanting to stop the excavation. $26.99

Also here was Helene Tursten, another Scandinavian star, who signed Night Rounds, the follow-up to Tursten’s first book, Detective Inspector Huss. Irene Huss is a former Ju-Jitsu champion and a Detective Inspector in the Violent Crimes Unit in Goteborg, Sweden. One nurse lies dead and another vanishes after their hospital is hit by a blackout. The only witness claims to have seen Nurse Tekla doing her rounds, but Nurse Tekla died sixty years ago. Iren Huss must untangle this intriguing case. $25.00


Thursday, March 29, 2012

Party for MURDER AT THE LANTERNE ROUGE with Cara Black 04/17/12

The Mysterious Bookshop
is proud to present:

Cara Black
discussing her new novel
Murder at the Lanterne Rouge

Tuesday, April 17th
from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm.

Admission is free.

The Mysterious Bookshop
58 Warren Street (Between Church and West Broadway)
New York, NY, 10007
(212) 587-1011
info@mysteriousbookshop.com

Party for CLOUDLAND with Joseph Olshan 04/13/12

The Mysterious Bookshop
is proud to present:

Joseph Olshan
discussing his new novel
Cloudland

Friday, April 13th
from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm.

Admission is free.

The Mysterious Bookshop
58 Warren Street (Between Church and West Broadway)
New York, NY, 10007
(212) 587-1011
info@mysteriousbookshop.com

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Party with Atria Books for THE GREAT MYSTERY BUS TOUR 04/12/12

 
 
The Mysterious Bookshop
and
Atria Books
will host a party celebrating

The Great Mystery Bus Tour
with
John Connolly,
Liza Marklund, 
M. J. Rose, and William Kent Krueger

Join us in celebrating The Great Mystery Bus Tour
with a greeting and reception. Light refreshments will be served.

Thursday, April 12th
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm.

Admission is Free.

The Mysterious Bookshop
58 Warren St. (Between Church and West Broadway)
New York, NY 10007
(212) 587-1011
info@mysteriousbookshop.com

Bibliomysteries

Here's our latest list of Bibliomysteries.
Sally Owen
The Mysterious Bookshop
BIBLIOMYSTERIES
Since it has proven to be the most popular list we send out, we’re again offering some books in one of the most interesting sub-genres of the mystery world, "Bibliomysteries," which are books about books. They may be set in bookstores or libraries, they may involve collectors, librarians or authors, or they may involve rare books or manuscripts, but, for all of us who love the world of books, these are among the most satisfying books in the field, both for readers and for the many collectors who have specialized in these titles. If you would like to put together your own collection of bibliomysteries, whether reading copies or fine first editions, please make contact with Otto, who would enjoy working with you.

Anderson, Frederick Irving, "The Jorgenson Plates" contained in The Female of the Species edited by Ellery Queen, Boston, Little, Brown, 1943. Second printing Contains this story with much about the technical aspects of publishing in England and America. The Sophie Lang character served as the basis for three Paramount films, all starring Gertrude Michael: The Notorious Sophie Lang (1934), The Return of Sophie Lang (1936) and Sophie Lang Goes West (1937). Near fine copy. $15.00
Babson, Marian Murder on a Mystery Tour, N.Y., Walker, 1987. First U.S. edition A mystery weekend in England, sponsored by an American mystery bookstore, is attended by mystery fans, crime novelists–and murder. Very fine in dust jacket. $20.00
Block, Lawrence, The Burglar in the Library, London, No Exit, 1997. First trade edition, preceding the U.S. edition. The first issue with misprint of "settle" for "settled" on first page. This is one a very small number of copies (reputedly 47) misbound with the Scorpion Press title page. Very fine in dust jacket. Signed on the title page. $100.00
Block, Lawrence, Burglars Can’t Be Choosers, N.Y., Dutton, 1995. First printing of this reprint edition. Professional thief Bernie Rhodenbarr discusses how to hide money in books, as well as how to hide evidence in the style of Edgar Allan Poe. The first book in the series. Very fine in dust jacket. $23.95
Block, Lawrence, The Burglar Who Liked to Quote Kipling, N.Y., Dutton, 1996. First printing of this reprint edition. Rhodenbarr, now the owner of a second-hand bookstore, becomes involved in the theft of a rare Kipling volume. Very fine in dust jacket. Signed. $25.00
Block, Lawrence, The Burglar Who Studied Spinoza, N.Y., Dutton, 1997. First printing of this reprint edition. Thief and bookstore owner Rhodenbarr becomes involved with a very rare coin and a fence who collects books on Spinoza. Very fine in dust jacket. Signed. $23.95
Block, Lawrence, The Burglar Who Painted Like Mondrian, N.Y., Dutton, 1983. First printing of this reprint edition. Bookseller Bernie Rhodenbarr leaves his bookshop to steal a Mondrian painting. Very fine in dust jacket. Signed. $23.95
Breen, Jon L(inn), The Gathering Place, N.Y., Walker, 1984. First edition. A Los Angeles bookseller becomes involved in murder when she uncovers some curious facts about an early Hollywood screenwriter. Very fine in dust jacket. $45.00
Bruen, Ken, The Book of Virtue, N.Y., Mysterious Bookshop, 2011. First edition. Short story. A man who never read more than the sports page leaves an inheritance to his son, a beautiful book titled The Book of Virtue. Very fine in dust jacket. One of 26 lettered copies, signed, $100.00. Paperback, $4.95
Carter, Robert A(yres), Casual Slaughters, N.Y., Mysterious Press, 1994. First paperback edition. The head of a publishing company finds that his star author has been murdered and his million dollar manuscript stolen. As new. $7.50
Coleman, Reed Farrel, The Book of Ghosts, N.Y., Mysterious Bookshop, 2011. First edition. Short story. A man over-writes his murderous past, spinning a web of lies that remains a secret until The Book of Ghosts is discovered, wrapped in the striped pajamas of Auschwitz. Very fine in dust jacket. One of 26 lettered copies, signed, $100.00. One of 100 numbered copies, signed, $60.00. Paperback, $4.95
Crispin, Edmund (pseudonym of Robert Bruce Montgomery), The Case of the Gilded Fly, N.Y., London House & Maxwell 1970. First printing of this reprint edition. The murder of an actress involves a coterie of odd figures, including a parrot who quotes Heinrich Heine in German and a large team of monkeys testing the statistical hypothesis that they will inevitably type all the books in the British Museum. The first Gervase Fen mystery. Near fine copy in dust jacket. $15.00
Crispin, Edmund (pseudonym of Robert Bruce Montgomery), The Case of the Gilded Fly, N.Y., IPL, 1991. With a new introduction by Douglas G. Greene. First printing of this paperback edition. The murder of an actress involves a coterie of odd figures, including a parrot who quotes Heinrich Heine in German and a large team of monkeys testing the statistical hypothesis that they will inevitably type all the books in the British Museum. The first Gervase Fen mystery. $7.50