Friday, March 23, 2012

Sally's Weekly Update for 03/23/12

The Spring Cut Back is almost complete on The High Line.  If you haven't visited this relatively new New York landmark, don't miss it when you're next in the area.
Here's this week's 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 3/23/12
Wednesday, March 28th 6.30 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. Local author Robert Blechman will discuss his novel, Executive Severance, a mystery composed entirely of 140-word Tweets. $16.95
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


Stay Close is Harlan Coben’s latest - a stand alone that depicts the American dream as a nightmare. It features three people living suburban lives, lives they never wanted. They are hiding secrets that even those closest to them would never suspect. Even as the terrible consequences of long-ago events come together in the present and threaten to ruin lives, these three will find themselves confronting the dark side of the American dream and discover that the line between one kind of life and another can be whisper-thin. $27.95

Lauren Groff stopped by to sign copies of Arcadia. The bestselling author of The Monsters of Templeton sets her latest in the 1970s when a few dozen idealists set out to live off the land. Arcadia follows this romantic, rollicking and tragic utopian dream from its hopeful start through its heyday and after. $25.99

Elizabeth Hand will be here later today to sign copies of Available Dark featuring Cass Neary, introduced in the underground classic Generation Loss. Photographer Neary accepts a job offer overseas and, in Helsinki, authenticates a series of disturbing but stunning images taken by a famous fashion photographer who has cut himself off from the violent Nordic music scene where he first made his reputation. She then leaves for Reykjavik but is soon back in Finland when the photographer’s mutilated corpse is discovered. Cass Neary will have her own worst fears confirmed: it’s always darkest just before it turns completely black. $23.99

Trail of the Spellmans is the fifth book by Lisa Lutz chronicling the ongoing saga of Spellman Investigations which is always bound up with the crazy world of the intergenerational Spellman family. A Soft Boiled Main Selection $25.00

Poison Flower by Thomas Perry once again features Jane Whitefield, , the warrior woman from New York State with an extraordinary range of skills which she uses to help the innocent and not so innocent evade their enemies. This time out, she orchestrates the escape of James Shelby from a heavily guarded criminal court building. Shelby has been unjustly convicted of his wife’s murder, but Jane is going to have to contend with the real killer and his henchmen who will stop at nothing, including kidnapping Jane, in order to find Shelby’s hiding place. This nail biter is a Crime Club Main Selection. $24.00

We have just received the latest Jo Nesbo thriller from the U.K. We will not have nearly enough of Phantom, the new Harry Hole thriller, but your orders will give us some idea of how many more to bring across the pond. Meanwhile, first come first served. Again. This is not signed and never will be - even when the U.S. edition is published later this year. $45.00

The Crime of the Century by Kingsley Amis, Mysterious Press, NY. 1989. First U.S. Edition. SIGNED. $125.00 Limited to only 26 copies, lettered and signed by Amis. Fine in slipcase.
The Night of the Ripper by Robert Bloch, Doubleday, NY. 1984. First Edition. $30.00 A young American doctor and a London policeman are on the trail of the Ripper, aided by Arthur Conan Doyle, George Bernard Shaw and the Elephant Man. Very fine in dust jacket.
The Mystery of the Blue Train by Agatha Christie, Dodd, Mead, NY. 1928. First U.S. Edition. $450.00 Near fine in dust jacket, which is chipped at spine ends and at top of rear panel.
Crooked House by Agatha Christie, Collins Crime, London. 1949. First Edition. $75.00 Owner’s inscription, lower two inches of spine sunned, else very good in dust jacket with large chip at base of spine and chip at top of front panel.
Ordeal by Innocence by Agatha Christie, Collins Crime Club, London. 1958. First Edition. $35.00 Near fine in dust jacket, which has a triangular chip at the top of the front hinge.
Credit for Murder by Spencer Dean, Doubleday Crime Club, NY. 1961. First Edition. $40.00  Very fine in a clean, bright dust jacket with one tiny scratch on cover. Review slip laid in.
The Silver Jackass by Frank Gruber as Charles K. Boston, Reynal & Hitchcock, 1941. First Edition. $300.00 Near fine in jacket with small chips along the back top edge and corners.
The Gift Horse by Frank Gruber, Farrar & Rinehart, 1942. First Edition. $125.00 Very good-near fine in like dust jacket. Gift inscription in ink on front pastedown, jacket has small chips along edges and spine extremities.
The Whispering Master by Frank Gruber, Rinehart, NY. 1947. First Edition. $50.00 The publisher of the book that Fletcher and Cragg sell goes missing. Bottom edge shelf-worn, else very good in dust jacket that is chipped at spine ends and along bottom edges.
The Honest Dealer by Frank Gruber, Rinehart, NY. 1947. First Edition. $75.00 Fletcher and Cragg get mixed up with murder in Las Vegas. Minor bibliophilic content. Fine in dust jacket, which has a tape repair along top of spine and some staining on back panel.
The Lonesome Badger by Frank Gruber, Rinehart, NY. 1954. First Edition. $75.00 Fine in dust jacket with light foxing to endpapers.
Smart Moves by Stuart M. Kaminsky, St. Martin’s NY. 1986. First Edition. $20.00 Hollywood private eye Toby Peters becomes involved in a case with Nazis. Albert Einstein, Paul Robeson, the FBI and other 1940s characters. Very fine in dust jacket.
The Big Bounce by Elmore Leonard, Robert Hale, London. 1969. First U.K. Edition. SIGNED. $3500.00 First hardcover edition of the author’s first crime novel. Signed by the author on a laid-in bookplate. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Hale customarily printed 1000 copies of American titles, virtually all of which were earmarked for the British library system. Rare in collectors’ condition.
Ax by Ed McBain, Simon & Schuster, NY. 1964. First Edition. $275.00 Early 87th Precinct title. Small, neat rubber stamp on front endpaper, else fine in a stunning,, fresh dust jacket.
Eight Black Horses by Ed McBain, Mysterious Press, NY. 1985. SIGNED. $60.00 Limited to 300 copies, numbered and signed. New in slipcase (and original shrink wrap).
Jane Whitefield by Thomas Perry, Mysterious Bookshop, NY. 2010. First Edition. SIGNED. $60.00 Author’s profile of his popular series character. Limited to 100 hardcover copies, numbered and signed by Perry. (Accompanied by a first paperback edition). Very fine without dust jacket, as issued.
Texas by the Tail by Jim Thompson, Gold Medal, Greenwich. 1965. First Edition. $125.00 Paperback original. Fine in wrappers.
Bank Job by Donald E. Westlake, Simon & Schuster, NY. 1972. First Edition. INSCRIBED & SIGNED. $150.00 A very fine copy of this title that inspired the motion picture of the same title. One tiny soil mark at base of spine on the otherwise exceptionally clean and fresh dust jacket. Inscribed and signed.
Murder Among Children by Donald E. Westlake writing as Tucker Coe, Random House, NY. First Edition. INSCRIBED & SIGNED. $175.00 Second Mitch Tobin mystery. Two small oxidization marks on front endpapers, else a sharp copy in a gorgeous, clean white dust jacket. Inscribed on the title page as "ol’ Tuck" and signed in full.
Butcher’s Moon by Donald E. Westlake writing as Richard Stark, Random House, NY. 1974. First Edition. INSCRIBED & SIGNED. $200.00 Parker novel. Near fine in dust jacket, which has the usual spine sunning. Inscribed and signed as both Richard Stark and Donald E. Westlake.


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