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
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New York, NY 10007
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Weekly Update 3/30/12

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

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

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. " 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

Death of a Ghost by Margery Allingham, Doubleday Crime Club, NY. 1934. First U.S. Edition. $25.00 Haycraft-Queen cornerstone. Name, else very good-near fine.
The A.B.C Murders by Agatha Christie, Dodd, Mead, NY. 1936. First U.S. Edition. $600.00 Apart from a bit of soiling to the top edges, a fine copy with the yellow cloth bright and fresh. In the very scarce dust jacket, which is lightly chipped at the top of the spine and front panel.
Cards on the Table by Agatha Christie, Dodd, Mead, NY. 1936. First U.S. Edition. $50.00 Very good.
Death Comes as the End by Agatha Christie, Collins, London. 1945. First Edition. $300.00 A fine, fresh copy in dust jacket, which is lightly worn at spine ends.
Tragedy in the Hollow by Freeman Wills Crofts, Dodd, Mead, NY. 1939. First U.S. Edition. $135.00 Near fine in dust jacket, which is lightly chipped at spine ends and rubbed along front hinge; still very good.
Fear Comes to Chalfont by Freeman Wills Crofts, Dodd, Mead, NY. 1949. First U.S. Edition. $350.00 Very fine, crisp copy in dust jacket with just a bit of wear to spine extremities.
Killed on the Rocks by William L. DeAndrea, Mysterious Press, NY. 1990. First Edition. $17.50 An excellent "impossible crime" story with a body found in the middle of freshly fallen snow, dozens of yards from the nearest house and with no footprints leading to or from the body. Very fine in dust jacket.

The Limping Goose by Frank Gruber, Rinehart, NY. 1954. First Edition. $75.00 Down on their luck as usual, booksellers Fletcher and Cragg have taken a temporary job as collection agents and run into trouble when they accept a bank in the shape of a goose as payment. Very fine in dust jacket, which has a sunned spine.
The Deserters by George C. Jenks & Anne Alice Chapin, Fly, NY. 1911. First Edition. $45.00 Spine a bit rubbed, else about fine copy. Illustrated with four inserted plates.
Dancing in the Dark by Stuart M. Kaminsky, St. Martin’s, NY. 1996. First Edition. $20.00 Hollywood private eye Toby Peters becomes involved in a case with Fred Astaire, Betty Grable, Rita Hayworth and other 1940s characters. Very fine in dust jacket.
A Lively Game of Death by Marvin Kaye, Saturday Review, NY. 1971. First Edition. INSCRIBED & SIGNED. $20.00 Set at New York’s annual Toy Fair. Very fine in a price-clipped dust jacket with a few small dings and a closed tear.
Jigsaw by Ed McBain, Doubleday, NY. 1970. First Edition. $75.00 Faint evidence of label removed on front endpaper, else very fine in dust jacket.
Mortal Stakes by Robert B. Parker, Houghton Mifflin, Boston. 1975. First Edition. SIGNED. $475.00 Parker’s third Spenser novel. An exceptionally fine copy in a price-clipped dust jacket which has none of the usual rubbing; the merest trace of rubbing to the spine ends.
Promised Land by Robert B. Parker, Houghton Mifflin, Boston. 1976. First Edition. $300.00 Parker’s Edgar Award-winning novel. Fine in dust jacket.
Where There’s a Will by Rex Stout, Farrar & Rinehart, NY. 1940. First Edition. $225.00 Endpapers stained; very good.
One L by Scott Turow, Putnam, NY. 1975. First Edition. $175.00 Pages very lightly spotted, else a fine copy in a bright, price-clipped dust jacket.
The Busy Body by Donald E. Westlake, Random House, NY. 1966. First Edition. SIGNED. $250.00 A fine copy in an exceptionally fine, clean, dust jacket.
A Jade in Aries by Donald E. Westlake writing as Tucker Coe, Random House, NY. 1970. First Edition. INSCRIBED & SIGNED. $100.00 Fourth Mitch Tobin mystery. A red letter "H" has been stamped on a preliminary page, else a fine copy in dust jacket with virtually none of the rubbing usually associated with this title. Inscribed on the title page as "ol’ tuck" and signed in full.

The Dame by Donald E. Westlake writing as Richard Stark, Macmillan, NY. 1969. First Edition. SIGNED. $125.00 Small remainder mark on top edge, else very fine in dust jacket. Signed on the title page.


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