Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Sally's Weekly Update for 03/09/12
MYSTERIOUS BOOKSHOP WEEKLY UPDATE
Greetings from sunny New York. We hit 70 F yesterday. A little more seasonal today. Have a pleasant weekend whether you're skiing or sunbathing.
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 (24.95) 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
BIBLIO MYSTERY SERIES
Just a note to let you know that Biblio Mystery number 4 is now available. Those of you who subscribe to this series are beginning to receive it now.
The Book Case by Nelson DeMille is set in a mystery bookstore where the owner, whose initials are coincidentally O.P., has been found murdered. His pretty, young wife is definitely a person of interest. Numbered Editions, limited to 100 copies $50.00. Lettered Editions, $100.00.
Paperback editions are available for $6.95. $1.00 to member of the Crime Club.
The next in the series will be by C.J. Box.
SIGNED COPIES NOW AVAILABLE
Bloodland by Alan Glynn is a paperback original, winner of the Ireland AM Crime Fiction Award, which has been getting these kind of reviews: "...I’ve not read such a multilayered, expertly plotted portrayal of arrogance, greed, and hubris in a long time. (There are) echoes of John le Carre, 24, and James Ellroy here, but Glynn’s talent is all his own, and his ability to ratchet up the tension is eye-popping." - The Guardian (London) $16.00
Hard Target by Howard Gordon, executive producer of 24 and co-creator of Homeland, once again features Gideon Davis who is about to get married when he discovers evidence of an impending terrorist attack on U.S. soil. Both Gideon and his ex-girlfriend, FBI agent Nancy Clement, are convinced that a serious plot exists but her bosses are not because the informant is less than reliable. $25.99
Gods Without Men by Hari Kunzru begins with the disappearance of a couple’s young son during a vacation in the Mojave desert, but this extraordinary novel is more than a crime novel as it uses diverse cultures to speculate on the nature of reality. Starred review in Publisher’s Weekly and praise from fellow authors such as Annie Proulx and David Mitchell. An
Unclassifiable Crime Club Main Selection. $26.95
The Expats by Chris Pavone is sold out. We have enough copies for the Crime Club (it is a First Mystery main selection) and those of you who have pre-ordered.
We have been able to get more first editions and Chris Pavone has said he will stop by to sign in the next couple of weeks. Please let us know if you haven’t yet ordered and want a signed first edition of this title.
SIGNED FROM THE U.K.
A Sentimental Traitor is the new thriller from Michael Dobbs. When a missile tears a passenger plane from the skies over London, everyone on board is killed, including thirty-seven exceptional children. Who would have killed them? And why? Harry Jones starts searching for answers and stumbles into the middle of a plot that stretches from Russia to the Islamic revolution in Egypt. Yet every lead he pursues leads to the secret corners of Brussels and a British woman named Patricia Vane. Dobbs has been writing thrillers for years and is also the author of the Parliamentary Novels, televised in the U.K., including House of Cards and To Play the King. $45.00