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.


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.


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.

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

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

Mother's Day

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

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.