Friday, November 13, 2009

Sally's Weekly Update for 11/13/09

The Mysterious Bookshop

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New York, NY 10007

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

Weekly Update 11/13/09


Sorry to say that, after putting copies aside for the Unclassifiable Crime Club, we have only a very few copies of Invisible by Paul Auster. Such a pity. We cannot get more copies. So it is first come, first served here. An Unclassifiable Crime Club Selection. $25.00

John Connolly stopped by and signed the U.S. edition of The Gates. This is definitely a not-for-young-adults-only story. $24.00

We are happy to be able to offer signed copies of The Museum of Innocence by Nobel Prize winner Orhan Pamuk. This novel, set in Istanbul, is getting terrific reviews. $28.95

And we have exactly two copies of A Tale About a Tiger by S.J. Rozan. Rozan’s short stories have been collected here by the publisher Crippen & Landru. A separate pamphlet, The Private Eye: An American Hero, a column written by Rozan as President of the Private Eye Writers of America, is included. $43.00


Because the holiday season is just about upon us, we wanted to let you know about a couple of books which will not be signed but which we highly recommend:

Typhoon is the third novel by Charles Cumming, a former British Secret Service recruit who is fast becoming the U.K’s top thriller writer. This stand-alone is set in Hong King in 1997 as the British prepare to hand over that colony to China. It features Joe Lennox of MI6 who, ten years later, finds himself back in China as Beijing prepares to host the Olympics. I read this and was much impressed. $25.99

Andrew Vachss has a new thriller. Haiku tells the story of Ho, a revered sensei who, after causing the death of a student, roams the streets looking for ways to atone. No signed copies!! $24.99


The Anniversary Man by R.J. Ellory is the latest from one of the U.K.’s most exciting writers. His work is slowly being published here. You’ll be hearing his name a lot, especially around The Mysterious Bookshop. A British Crime Club Selection. $48.00

Acts of Violence, a first novel from Ryan David Jahn, is causing a lot of excitement on the other side of the pond. It is the dark story of Katrina Marino’s murder, from the point of view of her neighbors and it is drawing some great reviews. $38.00

Sweet Sorrow by David Roberts is the latest mystery featuring Lord Edward Corinth and Verity Browne and is set in England in August of 1939. $38.00


Whores by James Crumley, McMillan, MT. 1988. First Edition. SIGNED. $200.00

Limited to 475 numbered copies. Very fine, as new, in dust jacket.

The Dark Wind by Tony Hillerman, Harper, NY. 1982. First Edition. SIGNED. $450.00

Very fine in dust jacket.

The Ghostway by Tony Hillerman, McMillan, San Diego. 1984. First Edition. SIGNED. $600.00

This precedes the Harper edition. Limited to 300 numbered copies. Very fine, as new copy in a perfect dust jacket.

See Them Die by Ed McBain, Simon & Schuster, NY. 1960. First Edition. $250.00

Very fine in dust jacket.

The Better Angels by Charles McCarry, Dutton, NY. 1979. First Edition. $35.00

Faint glue stain on front endpaper, else fine in dust jacket. $35.00

Surrogate by Robert B. Parker, Lord John Press, CA. 1982. First Edition. SIGNED. $225.00

Limited to 300 numbered copies. This is copy #100. Glue residue on front endpaper where a bookplate was removed, else very fine in dust jacket, which has a sunned spine.

Too Many Cooks by Rex Stout, Farrar & Rinehart, NY. 1938. First Edition. $1,250.00

A fine, bright copy with the top edge stain as fresh as when it was published. In the original dust jacket, which is sunned on the spine, price-clipped, a dime-sized chip at bottom corner of front panel, some closed tears and lightly frayed at spine ends. Overall, a very nice copy of a very scarce book in collectors’ condition.

Not Quite Dead Enough by Rex Stout, Farrar & Rinehart, NY. 1944. First Edition. $450.00

Near fine in a dust jacket, which is chipped at spine ends, with half-inch chips extending to front panel; nicks and tears along top edge.

Too Many Women by Rex Stout, Viking, NY. 1947. First Edition. $250.00

A fine copy in dust jacket, which has light wear at the top of the spine and along folds.

Kiss Your Ass Goodbye by Charles Willeford, McMillan, FL. 1987. First Edition. SIGNED. $275.00

Limited to 400 numbered copies. Very fine, as new copy in dust jacket.


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