Thursday, June 11, 2009

Sally's Weekly Update for 06/11/09

Here's the latest update. A day early!

Happy Reading.

Sally Owen
The Mysterious Bookshop

The Mysterious Bookshop

58 Warren Street

New York, NY 10007

Ph: 212-587-1011

Fax: 212-587-1126

Open Seven Days, 11.00 a.m. - 7.00 p.m.

Please note that your scribe will be on vacation from Friday, June 12th - Friday, June 19th.

Emails from you to me will be picked up by Ian, who will deal with any urgent questions or orders. Otherwise, I will deal with emails when I return on Saturday, June 20th.

And of course, Ian, Dan, and Otto will be happy to take your phone calls..



Wednesday, June 17th. 6.30 p.m. - 8.00 p.m.

Michael Baden and Linda Kenney Baden


Thursday, June 18th. 6.30 p.m. - 8.00 p.m.

Marc Blatte


Refreshments will be served.


The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane is Katherine Howe’s first novel. Harvard grad Connie Goodwin is asked by her mother to handle the sale of her grandmother’s abandoned home near Salem. What Connie discovers leads her on a quest to unearth a rare artifact of singular power, a physick book. The story travels between the witch trials of the 1690s and the present day. $25.99


I wrote a few weeks ago about the order in which The Scarecrow by Michael Connelly was being published. The true first edition of this title is the limited, slipcased edition from Dennis McMillan Publications. Several of you expressed interest in buying this edition, which is limited to156 lettered copies (that’s the alphabet x 6) and costs $250.00.

Please let me know if you would like a copy.



This small publishing house has specialized in bringing out beautifully produced short story collections by the greatest mystery writers of the 20th century, as well as some who have been under-appreciated or neglected by all except the most sophisticated aficionados. We have recently had the good fortune to purchase a complete collection of these important books, all in hardcover and in perfect, as new condition. If you have been collecting these, here’s a good opportunity to fill in whatever gaps you may have. You might also want to consider collecting them if you haven’t already done so, or you may find new titles here that are certain to reward you with excellent reading, as the publisher has excellent taste in choosing which authors to publish.

Every book listed is a first edition. All the limited editions include a separate pamphlet laid in with a story not included.

Allyn, Douglas, All Creatures Dark and Dangerous, 1999. $40.00

Limited to 200 SIGNED copies.

Biggle, Lloyd, Jr., The Grandfather Rastin Mysteries, 2007. $29.00

Brand, Christianna, The Spotted Cat & Other Mysteries from Inspector Cockrill’s Casebook, 2002. $29.00

Brand, Max, Masquerade: Ten Crime Stories. $29.00

Carlson, P.M., Renowned Be Thy Grave: The Murderous Miss Mooney, 1998. $40.00

Limited to 200 SIGNED copies.

Cave, Hugh B., Long Live the Dead, 2000. $40.00

One of the great pulp writers. Limited to 200 SIGNED copies.

Cave, Hugh B., Come Into My Parlor, 2002. $42.00

Limited to 250 SIGNED copies.

Child, Charles B., The Sleuth of Baghdad, 2002. $27.00

Collins, Max Allan, Kisses of Death: A Nate Heller Casebook, 2001. $42.00

Limited to 250 SIGNED copies.

Collins, Michael, Fortune’s World, 2000. $40.00

Limited to 200 SIGNED copies.

Collins, Michael, Slot-Machine Kelly: the Collected Private Eye Cases of the "One-Armed Bandit" $29.00

Commings, Joseph, Banner Headlines: The Impossible Files of Brooks U. Banner, 2004. $29.00

Locked room mysteries. With a memoir by Edward D. Hoch.

Doyle, Arthur Conan, The Surgeon of Gaster Fell, 2000. $50.00

First separate edition of this short story issued to honor Doyle as "Ghost of Honor" at Malice Domestic. Limited to 1,000 copies. A very scarce pamphlet. As new.

DuBois, Brendan, The Dark Snow & Other Mysteries, 2002. $42.00

Limited to 225 SIGNED copies.

Dunlap, Susan, The Celestial Buffet & Other Morsels of Murder, 2001. $40.00

Limited to 250 SIGNED copies.

Faherty, Terence, The Confessions of Owen Keane, 2004. $42.00

Limited to 200 SIGNED copies.

Gardner, Erle Stanley, The Danger Zone & Other Stories, 2004. $29.00

Edited by Bill Pronzini.

Gault, William Campbell, Marksman & Other Stories, 2002. $29.00

Edited by Bill Pronzini.

Gilbert, Michael, The Man Who Hated Banks, 1997. $40.00

Limited to 230 SIGNED copies.

Gilbert, Michael, The Curious Conspiracy, 2002. $42.00

Limited to 275 SIGNED copies.

Godfrey, Peter, The Newtonian Egg, 2002. $25.00

Some impossible crimes.

Gores, Joe, Stakeout on Page Street & Other DKA Files, 2000. $40.00

Limited to 250 SIGNED copies.

Gores, Ed., Famous Blue Raincoat, 1999. $42.00

Limited to 250 SIGNED copies.

Goulart, Ron, Adam and Eve on a Raft, 2001. $42.00

Limited to 225 SIGNEDcopies (with cartoon).

Healy, Jeremiah, The Concise Cuddy, 1998. $42.00

Limited to 250 SIGNED copies.

Healy, Jeremiah, Cuddy - Plus One, 2003. $43.00

Limited to 250 SIGNED copies.

Hornsby, Wendy, Nine Sons: Collected Mysteries, 2001. $42.00

Limited to 225 SIGNED copies.

Howard, Clark, Challenge the Widow-Maker & Other Stories of People in Peril, 2000. $40.00

Limited to 225 SIGNED copies.

Keating, H.R.F., In Kensington Gardens Once..., 1997. $35.00

Limited to 175 SIGNED copies.

Keating, H.R.F., Majumdar Uncle: An Inspector Ghote Story, 2003. $15.00

A pamphlet limited to 355 copies published as a Christmas gift for friends of the publisher and not offered for sale. As new.

(Keating, H.R.F.) The Verdict of Us All, 2007. $43.00

Stories by members of the Detection Club to honor Keating. Includes stories by Len Deighton (a Sherlock Holmes adventure), P.D. James, Reginald Hill, Colin Dexter, etc. Edited by Peter Lovesey, with a preface by Dick Francis. Limited to 300 copies.

Kersh, Gerald, Karmesin, 2003. $35.00

King, C. Daly, The Complete Curious Mr. Tarrant, 2003. $29.00

Several locked room mysteries.

Lewin, Michael Z., The Reluctant Detective & Other Stories, 2001. $42.00

Limited to 250 SIGNED copies. With a facsimile page of notes for this series.

Lovesey, Peter, The Sedgemoor Strangler & Other Stories of Crime, 2001. $42.00

Limited to 275 SIGNED copies. Contains a Sherlock Holmes story and an impossible crime.

McCloy, Helen, The Pleasant Assassin & Other Cases of Dr. Basil Willing, 2003. $27.00

Marston, Edward, Murder Ancient and Modern, 2005. $43.00

Limited to 225 SIGNED copies.

Millar, Margaret, The Couple Next Door: Collected Short Mysteries, 2004. $29.00

Mitchell, Gladys, Sleuth’s Alchemy: Cases of Mrs. Bradley & Others, 2005. $45.00

Myers, Amy, Murder, ‘Orrible Murder, 2006. $43.00

Limited to 190 SIGNED copies. Contains a Sherlock Holmes story.

Queen, Ellery, The Adventure of the Scarecrow and the Snowman, 1998. $100.00

First edition of a radio play to honor Queen as "Ghost of Honor" at Malice Domestic. Limited to 1,000 copies. A scarce pamphlet. As new.

Peters, Ellis, The Trinity Cat & Other Mysteries, 2006. $29.00

Symons, Julian, The Detections of Francis Quarles, 2006. $29.00


1 comment:

deverowe said...

Good to see all the old faithful getting new books out, but when is The Mysterious Bookshop going to take a quick look into the outer darkness at my just out hard-boiled private eye Vegas novel THE FOREVER GIRL by Chris O'Grady? It's at:
Try it. You'll be glad you dunit!