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


The Strange Adventures of Bromley Barnes by George Barton, Page, Boston. 1918. First Edition. $85.00 Uncommon short story collection. Very good copy.
Dead Man Twice by Christopher Bush, Doubleday Crime Club, NY. 1930. First U.S. Edition. $100.00 Name, else about fine in an unusually nice dust jacket with only light wear at top of spine.
Another Man’s Murder by Mignon G. Eberhart, Random Youse, NY. 1957. First Edition. SIGNED. $35.00 Very good in dust jacket. Inscribed and signed by the author. A signed Christmas card laid in.
Sea Fog by J.S. Fletcher, Knopf, NY. 1926. First U.S. Edition. $60.00 Very good-near fine in the scarce dust jacket, which is chipped at spine ends and corners.

Mainly a reprint house, G&D published high quality books, frequently buying the pages from the original publisher and simply putting on a new title page. The dust jackets were frequently identical to the first printings. These editions are far more affordable for readers and collectors who simply want a nice hardcover edition and don’t care whether it’s a first edition. Here are a few on our shelves at this time:
The Perfect Murder Case by Christopher Bush, ca. 1930s. $40.00
Fine in dust jacket with rubbing at edges, closed tear on spine.
Scotland Yard Can Wait! By David Frome, ca. 1930s. $20.00
Address label on preliminary page, else fine in dust jacket with wear at spine ends and edges.
Put on the Spot by Jack Lait, 1930. $65.00
A true first edition. Fine. Dust jacket is chipped at top of spine, affecting the first word; also very shallow chipping at top of front panel.
The Spanish Cape Mystery by Ellery Queen, ca. 1930s. $25.00
Inscription on front endpaper, else fine in dust jacket with light rubbing and a heavily sunned spine.
The Tragedy of X by Ellery Queen, writing as Barnaby Ross, ca. 1930s. $45.00
About fine in dust jacket with minor nicks.
The Tragedy of Y by Ellery Queen, writing as Barnaby Ross, ca. 1930s. $60.00
Fine in dust jacket with tiny closed tears.
The Penthouse Mystery by Ellery Queen, 1941. $25.00
A true first edition. Name on front endpaper, else fine in dust jacket with chipping at spine ends.
The Scarab Murder Case by S.S. Van Dine, ca. 1930s. $25.00
Inscription on front endpaper, else very fine in a lightly chipped dust jacket.
The Dragon Murder Case by S.S. Van Dine, ca. 1930s. $25.00
Front endpaper torn, following blank page marker, else about fine in a bright dust jacket with light chipping at spine ends and rubbing along edges.
The Greene Murder Case by S.S. Van Dine, ca. 1930s. $25.00
Fine in a lightly chipped and edge-worn dust jacket.
Nick’s Trip by George Pelecanos, St. Martin’s, NY. 1993. First Edition. SIGNED. $450.00
Author’s uncommon second book. Fine in dust jacket.
Down by the River where the Dead Men Go by George Pelecanos, St. Martin’s, NY. 1995. First Edition. SIGNED. $175.00
Very fine in dust jacket.
King Suckerman by George Pelecanos, Little Brown, Boston. 1996. First Edition. SIGNED. $45.00
Fine in dust jacket.
The Sweet Forever by George Pelecanos, McMillan, Missoula, Mt. 1999. First Edition. SIGNED. $100.00
Limited to 400 copies, numbered and signed, in a slipcase.
Shame the Devil by George Pelecanos, Little Brown, Boston. 2000 SIGNED. $25.00
Fine in dust jacket.
Right as Rain by George Pelecanos, Little Brown, Boston. 2001. First Edition. SIGNED. $25.00
Fine in dust jacket.
The Score by Richard Stark, Gregg, Boston. 1981. First Hardcover Edition. $65.00
Fine in near fine dust jacket with a bit of sunning to the spine.


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