Friday, October 16, 2009

Sally's Weekly Update for 10/16/09

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.

Weekly Update 10/16/09


Tuesday, October 20th 6.30 p.m. - 8.00 p.m.

Sarah Langan

Audrey’s Door

Wednesday, October 21st 6.30 p.m. - 8.00 p.m.

Derek Haas

Columbus: A Silver Bear Thriller

and, don’t forget....

Thursday, October 29th 6.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m.



OUR FOURTH ANNIVERSARY - at this location!

Time to party!!

Please join us.

Please Note

Our newsletter lists the November selection for the British Crime Club as A Quiet Belief in Angels by R.J. Ellory. This is incorrect. That title was published as a paperback original two years ago in England and is just being published here in hardcover. We do have signed copies.

Our November selection for the British Crime Club is R.J. Ellory’s latest book, The Anniversary Man.

Last week I told you about The Dark Page II: Books That Inspired Film Noir which covers the years 1950-1965.

We also have more copies of The Dark Page I.. This covers the years 1940-1949.

Both volumes are $95.00 and would make wonderful presents this holiday season - especially for you.


Richard Belzer’s new book, I Am Not a Psychic, once again features Richard Belzer as himself. And once again he is caught up in a real life crime. A Soft Boiled Club Selection. $24.00

A Quiet Belief in Angels by R.J. Ellory is a superb mystery by a very talented author. This story blew me away when I read it last year. Luckily for us, his work is now being published in this country. $24.95

The limited edition of The Anniversary Man by R.J. Ellory has just arrived. Limited to 70 numbered copies and signed by the author. With an appreciation by Ken Bruen. Fine in marbled boards as issued. We have very few copies. $150.00

Stardust by Joseph Kanon is a thriller set in postwar Hollywood against a background of political intrigue. Ben Collier returns from wartime Europe to find that his brother, who has a successful career in the movies, has died under mysterious circumstances. A Thriller/Espionage Selection. $27.99

Detectives Don’t Wear Seat Belts by Cici McNair is a memoir about the author’s experience as a female detective. $22.99

The Ghosts of Belfast is a first novel by Stuart Neville, and its causing quite a stir. Fegan was an IRA killer in Northern Ireland who served time in the Maze prison. Now that peace has come, he is being haunted by the ghosts of his innocent victims. In order to appease them, he is going to have to kill those who gave him his orders. A Hard Boiled Club Selection. $25.00

Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger is, like her first novel The Time Traveler’s Wife, a haunting book in every sense of the word. Twins Julia and Valentina Poole inherit a house in London. It borders Highgate Cemetery which contains, among others, Christina Rosetti, George Eliot, Radclyffe Hall, and Karl Marx. Niffenegger has produced another story about the tenacity of life - even after death. $26.99


Fever of the Bone by Val McDermid finally arrived. This is the latest in the Tony Hill/Carol Jordan series (Wire in the Blood) and, as always with these protagonists, this is not for the faint hearted. $48.00


The Office by Fredric Brown, McMillan, Miami Beach, 1987. First Edition. $100.00

Limited to 425 copies and signed by Philip Jose Farmer, who wrote the introduction. Very fine in dust jacket.

The Gibbering Night by Fredric Brown, McMillan, HI. 1991. First Edition. $60.00

Limited to 425 copies, numbered and signed by Joe R. Lansdale, who wrote the introduction. Although signed, this is not numbered.

Sex Life on the Planet Mars by Frederic Brown, McMillan, Miami Beach. 1986. First Edition. $45.00

Introduction by Charles Willeford. Very fine in dust jacket.

The Yiddish Policemen’s Union by Michael Chabon, HarperCollins, NY. 2007. First Edition. SIGNED. $60.00

Fine in fine dust jacket.

Aces, Eights and Murder by M.V. Heberden, Doubleday Crime Club, NY. 1941. First Edition. $100.00

Very fine, sharp copy in dust jacket, which has a sunned spine.

The Glass Cell by Patricia Highsmith, Doubleday, NY. 1984. First Editiion. $500.00

An early title and one of the author’s rarest. A small, neat date (11/10/04) on front endpaper, probably the publication date, else a fine copy in a fresh dust jacket and rare in such collector’s condition.

Blind Man with a Pistol by Chester Himes, Morrow, NY. 1969. First Edition. $125.00

A Coffin Ed and Grave Digger Jones novel. A fine copy in a fine fresh dust jacket with one small scratch on front panel.

Death of a Big Shot by Clifford Knight, Dutton, NY. 1951. First Edition. $65.00

Fine in dust jacket with a trace of wear at top of spine.

The Doomsters by Ross Macdonald, Knopf, NY. 1958. First Edition. $750.00

A fine copy in a bright dust jacket which has a bit of dust soiling and a closed tear on rear panel and a tiny chip at lower rear hinge. As usual, colors on the spine have faded. Still, an unusually nice copy of a scarce book in collectors’ condition.

Blue City by Kenneth Millar, Knopf, NY. 1947. First Edition. $375.00

Author’s third book before taking the Ross Macdonald pseudonym. Neat date and rubber stamp on front endpaper, else fine in dust jacket, which has a single closed tear at top of front panel and shallow chipping at top of spine.

Anatomy of a Killer by Peter Rabe, Abelard-Shuman, NY. 1960. First Edition. $125.00

This is the hard-boiled author’s only American hardcover edition. Neat date at top of front endpaper, else fine in dust jacket with the merest trace of rubbing at spine ends.


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