Friday, March 2, 2012

Sally's Weekly Update for 03/02/12

March.  Spring Training!  We think the Yankees will be going all the way!!  How's your team stacking up?  (I know, I deserve whatever I get asking a question like that).
Here's the Weekly Update.
Happy reading.
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 3/2/12
Tuesday, March 13th 6.30 p.m. - 8.00 p.m Local suspense writer Alison Gaylin, author of And She Was ($5.99) teams up with Hal Ackerman, author of Stein, Stung ($24.94) to discuss their latest novels.

Thursday, March 15th 6.30 p.m. - 8.00 p.m.
Lindsay Faye will be here as we celebrate the release of her latest novel, The Gods of Gotham ($25.95), a mid-19th century historical set here in New York.

Friday, March 16th 6.30 p.m. - 8.00 p.m.
Thomas Perry, bestselling author of the Butcher Boy series, will stop by to discuss his latest Jane Whitefield novel, Poison Flower ($24.00)
Authors will sign their books. Light refreshments will be served.


Blood Relations: The Selected Letters of Ellery Queen, 1947 - 1950 by Joseph Goodrich reveals the stormy collaboration between Frederic Dannay and Manfred B. Lee, the men who created Ellery Queen. A fascinating look at the artistic and psychological workings of two men who created together what neither could create alone. Large format paperback original. $14.95

We are offering a very limited number of hardcover and paperback copies of Charles McCarry’s latest novel, Ark. Earth’s wealthiest man gathers together the world’s leading physicists and engineers, and asks them to design a spaceship large enough to safeguard a sample of humanity. Money is no object, but time is short. The apocalypse is on its way. Ark, a eBook original, was previously only available in digital formats, or as a print-on-demand edition. We have the only signed copies. $35.00 hardcover. $18.95 softcover.

Bradford Morrow stopped by and signed The Uninnocent, his extraordinary collection of thrilling and disturbing short stories. $25.00

The Technologists by Matthew Pearl is an historical set in Boston in 1868 where a fiery cataclysm in the Harbor throws commerce into chaos as ships’ instruments spin out of control. Soon after, another catastrophe devastates the heart of the city. Is it sabotage or Nature? Enter the first class to enter Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a daring institution with a mission to harness science for the benefit of all. A band of the Institute’s best and brightest students come together to save innocent lives and track down the truth. $26.00

Kira Peikoff was here last night to celebrate the publication of her debut novel, Living Proof. Set in 2027, when destroying an embryo is considered first-degree murder, fertility clinics still exist but have to pass rigorous inspections by the U.S. Department of Embryo Preservation. One small clinic seems to be able to pass every government requirement and since the head of that clinic, Arianna Drake, has a radical past, undercover agent Trent Rowe is sent in to investigate possible illegal activity. $24.99

The Mirage by Matt Ruff is a mind-bending novel in which an alternate history of 9/11 uncovers startling truths about America and The Middle East. It is 11/9/2001 and Christian fundamentalists hijack four jetliners. They fly two into the Tigris & Euphrates World Trade Towers in Baghdad, a third into the Arab Defense Ministry while the fourth plane, bound for Mecca, is brought down by its passengers. In the Summer of 2009, Arab Homeland Security agent Mustafa al Baghdadi interrogates a captured suicide bomber who claims that the world they are living in is a mirage. America is a superpower, and the Arab states are just a collection of "backward third-world countries." A search of the bomber’s apartment turns up a copy of The New York Times dated September 12, 2001, that appears to support his claim. $25.99

Swan Song by Edmund Crispin, Gollancz, London. 1947. First Edition. $35.00 Covers stained, else good-very good in the scarce dust jacket, which is lightly stained and chipped at base of spine (not affecting text) and one corner.
Buried for Pleasure by Edmund Crispin, Lippincott, Philadelphia. 1949. First U.S. Edition. $45.00 Small stain to front cover, else very good in rubbed dust jacket, which has wear to spine tips and a closed tear and crease on front panel.
Shadows in Bronze by Lindsey Davis, Sidgwick & Jackson, London. 1990. First Edition. $75.00 The second Marcus Didius Falco novel set in ancient Rome in which the slightly sleazy private eye has been employed by the emperor. Very fine in dust jacket.
Vendetta by Michael Dibdin, Faber, London. 1990. First Edition. $100.00 Oscar Buralo turned a derelict farmhouse in the middle of Sardinia into an impregnable fortress. No one could get in and no one could get out. So how was Buralo murdered? Inspector Aurelio Zen must solve an impossible crime. The author’s rare second novel. Very fine in dust jacket.
The Rose Demon by P.C. Doherty, Headline, London. 1997. First Edition. $30.00 A tale of terror, mystery and black magic set in the Middle Ages. Very fine, as new in dust jacket.
The Night of the Hunter by David Grubb, Harper, NY. 1953. First Edition. $35.00 The chilling story of two children being hunted down by the man with Love and Hate tattooed on his knuckles, memorably filmed with Robert Mitchum in 1955. Name inside front cover, else very good - near fine in dust jacket with a thumbnail-size chip at base of spine.
A Deadly Shade of Gold by John D. MacDonald, Lippincott, PA. 1974. First Hard Cover Edition. $400.00 Travis McGee novel. Very fine in dust jacket, which has minor wear to bottom of spine.
That Preposterous Will by L.G. Moberly, Ward Lock, London. 1906. First Edition. $125.00 Trivial wear to corners, else a fine copy of a scarce Edwardian mystery novel in a lovely decorative binding.
Hildegarde Withers Makes the Scene by Stuart Palmer, Random House, NY. 1969. First Edition. $50.00 Completed by Fletcher Flora after Palmer’s death. Fine in a clean, fresh dust jacket.
(Reference) The Great Cop Pictures by James Robert Parrish, Scarecrow, NJ. 1990. First Edition. $75.00 An extraordinary book which describes and evaluates pretty much every police movie ever made, with full credits. Nearly 700 pages with bibliography. Very fine without dust jacket, as issued.
(Reference) The Great Detective Pictures by James Robert Parrish & Michael R. Pitts, Scarecrow, NJ. 1990. First Edition. $75.00 Definitive book on the subject, describing every important movie ever made, with full credits. More than 600 pages with bibliography. Very fine without dust jacket, as issued.
(Reference) The Great Gangster Pictures II by James Robert Parrish, Scarecrow, NY. 1987. First Edition. $35.00 Sequel to the original, published eleven years earlier, adding later films and filling in some earlier titles omitted from the first volume. Nearly 400 pages with bibliography. Very fine without dust jacket, as issued.
The Wanderers by Richard Price, Houghton Mifflin, Boston. 1974. First Edition. $65.00 The basis for the 1979 film starring Ken Wahle and Karen Allen. Very fine in dust jacket.
Liability Unlimited by John A. Saxon, Mill, NY. 1947. First Edition. $65.00 An exceptionally fine, fresh copy in dust jacket by this hard-boiled writer whose only other book was ghost-written by Robert Leslie Bellem.
Make My Bed Soon by John Stephen Strange, Doubleday, NY. 1948. First Edition. $65.00 Fine in a price-clipped dust jacket with two tiny closed tears.
Night of Reckoning by John Stephen Strange, Doubleday, NY. 1958. First Edition. $65.00 Previous owner’s signature on endpaper, else fine in dust jacket with the merest trace of wear at top of spine. Review slip laid in.


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