Friday, October 24, 2008


Nice review of The Brass Verdict by Michael Connelly in the Wall Street Journal 10/24/08 by Tom Nolan. Connelly's latest teams cop Harry Bosch with lawyer Mickey Haller (The Lincoln Lawyer).
We have signed copies.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Richard Belzer at The Mysterious Bookshop

TV star, comedian, talk show host and now mystery novelist Richard Belzer dropped by the store today with his dogs Django and Bebe to sign copies of his new book I Am Not a Cop! written with Michael Black.

Part One

Part Two

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Where's My Newsletter?

For those of you who can't find your September 2009 Mysterious Bookshop Newsletter, no, you are not going crazy!

There was no September Newsletter published (although you can find it online at our website:, but to make up for it the October/November newsletter will be combined into one and should be out within the next couple of weeks.

Christmas Story News

We've received confirmation that this year's Mysterious Bookshop Christmas story will be written by none other than Jonathan Santlofer!

The annual Christmas story is free with purchase starting in December and as long as supplies last!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Leonard Cassuto Will Discuss HARD-BOILED SENTIMENTALITY on Tuesday October 28th!

The Mysterious Bookshop
is proud to present:

Leonard Cassuto
discussing his new book
Hard-Boiled Sentimentality
The Secret History of American Crime Fiction

Tuesday, October 28th
from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm.

Admission is free.

Maan Myers Discuss THE ORGAN GRINDER at The Mysterious Bookshop

The Mysterious Bookshop
is proud to present:

Martin and Annette Meyers
discussing their new novel written as
Maan Meyers:

The Organ Grinder

Thursday, October 23rd
from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm.

Admission is free.

Saturday, October 11, 2008


The New York Times Book Review 10/12/08 has a front page review of A MOST WANTED MAN by John Le Carre. Alan Furst, the reviewer, thinks this may be Le Carre's finest work!!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

John Banville Goes Online

John Banville better known to mystery readers as Benjamin Black has posted the first chapter of his new novel at The Manchester Review- becoming the 1st Booker Prize winner to put his work in progress online.

Interesting Mark Billingham Interview

Friday, October 3, 2008

Sam Spade Returns!

In 1930 Knopf published "The Maltese Falcon" by Dashiell Hammett and the world was introduced to Sam Spade. Admirably portrayed by Humphrey Bogart in the third film adapation, Spade has since become a part of the American psyche. Now, in February of 2009, Knopf will publish a prequel by noted hardboiled author Joe Gores. Entitled "Spade & Archer," this new look into the life of our favorite PI will deal with the formation of the eponymous agency, as well as the murder, mayhem, and mysterious mistresses we have come to expect. Intrigued? Excited? We are too! Mr. Gores will be touring a few cities in promotion, so keep your eyes and ears open.