Friday, November 20, 2009

Sally's Weekly Update for 11/20/09

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Weekly Update 11/20/09



By Robert Crais


We are happy to tell you that we will be publishing a limited edition of Robert Crais’ new book, The First Rule.

This will be the ‘true first edition’ since it will be published in December (the trade edition of The First Rule is coming out in January and will still be the main selection of The Crime Collector’s Club).

The Limited Edition will be published two ways: There will be 100 signed and numbered editions and 26 lettered editions.

Numbered Editions will be published in blue boards and will cost $150.00

Lettered Editions will be published in red boards and will cost $275.00

We’re excited about this limited edition because it comes on the heels of The Lineup which was published in the same handsome format and which sold out very quickly. We are also hoping that this will be the first (or is the second? ) of several limited editions we would like to offer in this format.

Crime Club Members: This limited edition is being offered in addition to the trade edition which members of The Crime Collectors’ Club will receive automatically. If that presents any problem, please contact me (Sally).

Reserve your copy today! Supplies are limited :) :)

Colum McCann has won the prestigious National Book Award for Let The Great World Spin. Congratulations to members of The Unclassifiable Club and all of you who scored a signed first edition. No, we have no more left, and the book is no longer available in first printing.


Tears of Pearl by Tasha Alexander is set in Turkey as the sun is setting on the British Empire. But not quite yet! Lady Emily and Colin Hargreaves, diplomats, are honeymooning in Constantinople when a harem girl is found strangled in the courtyard of the Sultan’s Topkapi Palace. Sir Richard St. Clare, an Englishman who works at the Embassy, recognizes her as his daughter who was kidnapped twenty years earlier. Intrigue! Romance! Skullduggery! We’re extremely pleased to have signed books from this author. A Soft Boiled Club Selection. $24.99

Broken Jewel by David L. Robbins is based on a true story. After the fall of Manila in WWII two thousand allied civilians were imprisoned in an internment camp which was notorious for its horrendous conditions. Remy and Talbot Tuck, father and son, hatch a plan to save themselves and their fellow prisoners. A Thriller/Espionage Club Selection. $25.00

Sano Ichiro, samurai detective, returns in The Cloud Pavilion by Laura Joh Rowland. Set in 1701 Japan, Sano investigates the abduction of several women. $24.99


Blood’s a Rover by James Ellroy has just been published in the U.K. This is not the true first edition, but for completists, we are offering first printings for $20.00


Jack Taylor by Ken Bruen, Mysterious Bookshop, NY. 2007. First Edition. SIGNED. $60.00

A biography of his series character. Limited to only 100 hardcover numbered copies. Very fine without dust jacket as issued.

Lullaby Town by Robert Crais, Bantam. NY. 1992. First Edition. SIGNED. $275.00

Inscribed and signed by author. Very fine in dust jacket.

Dead Cert by Dick Francis, Joseph, London. 1962. First Edition. SIGNED. $9,000.00

A stunning copy of the author’s rare first novel. The dust jacket is clean, unfaded, not price-clipped, and truly as new – one of the few copies on this planet to have survived in this condition. Inscribed and signed on the title page. The copy!

Nerve by Dick Francis, Joseph, London. 1964. First Edition. $2,250.00

Author’s scarce second novel. Fine in fine dust jacket.

Odds Against by Dick Francis, Joseph, London. 1965. First Edition. SIGNED. $500.00

Author’s fourth book. Name on front endpaper, else in a bright, price-clipped dust jacket. Inscribed and signed on the title page.

The Ministry of Fear by Graham Greene, Viking, NY. 1943. Second Impression. $650.00

Second printing before publication. Previous owner’s name on front endpaper, else fine in dust jacket showing rubbing top and bottom of slightly sunned spine.

"Leo Harting: A Biography" by John Le Carre, Doubleday, NY. 1970. $10.00

Contained in Works in Progress. Uncommon little paperback book. One corner creased, else very good.

Girl in a Big Brass Bed by Peter Rabe, Gold Medal, CT. 1965. First Edition. $35.00

Paperback original. Very fine, unread copy.

Violence by Cornell Woolrich, Dodd Mead, NY. 1958. First Edition. $35.00

About fine in a price-clipped dust jacket with a sunned spine.

Hotel by Cornell Woolrich, Random House, NY. 1958. First Edition. $25.00

About fine in dust jacket with light wear at edges and a faded spine.


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