Friday, December 17, 2010

Sally's Weekly Update for 12/17/10

Greetings from Warren Street where we're beginning to feel the holiday spirit!

Just! I've been out for some of this week with a 'flu bug. I do have a few emails from some of you which I haven't yet replied to, but, I will. I will.

Meanwhile, here's a selection of books to tempt your pocketbooks.


Sally Owen
The Mysterious Bookshop
sally@mysteriousbookshop.com


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 12/17/10



SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT


THE SENTRY


By Robert Crais


LIMITED SIGNED EDITION

The Mysterious Bookshop is publishing a special limited edition of this exceptional novel, signed by the author, one of the most popular mystery writers working today. It will be produced in the same elegant format as our previous publications, almost all of which sold out on publication. It will be released before the trade edition is published by Putnam. This is our second book with Robert Crais, following last year’s The First Rule, which sold out shortly after publication.

This edition is limited to only 100 copies, numbered and signed by Robert Crais. Bound in marbled boards with a leather spine. The price is $150.00. There are also 26 lettered copies available at $275.00. Reserve your copy today.

We have mentioned this limited edition before and many of you have already pre-ordered. We do have a note of your pending order. In addition, those of you who subscribe to all our publications are already guaranteed a copy. If any details have changed, please let us know as soon as you can.



EVENT

THE GRAND GAME: A CELEBRATION OF SHERLOCKIAN SCHOLARSHIP. Volume One, 1902 - 1959.

Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger.

The Grand Game is based on the lovely fantasy played by scholars and Sherlockians that Holmes was a real person and that the 60 canonical tales were actually written by Dr. Watson and reflect true historical events. The good doctor was frequently careless in keeping straight the dates and details from one story to the next, leaving the path open for scholars to explain the discrepancies and inconsistencies, stimulating the speculations of distinguished scholars for more than a century, and many of the best of these appear in this volume of classic articles covering the years 1902-1959.

Articles are by such luminaries as Ronald Knox, A.A. Milne, Dorothy L. Sayers, Christopher Morley, Rex Stout, Anthony Boucher, Red Smith, and even Franklin D. Roosevelt. The sixty-six articles contained in this remarkable book are among the best examples of "the grand game" to be produced during the first six decades of the twentieth century.

We are hosting a signing event on Friday, January 7th from 11.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m. This will be the culmination of the week-long celebration of Sherlock Holmes’ birthday (see what we mean?), when the Baker Street Irregulars comes to New York for their annual banquet.

Copies of The Grand Game will be signed by both authors. $39.95. In addition, Graham Moore will be here tp sign additional copies of his best-selling mystery The Sherlockian. AND, we have just learned, Otto Penzler’s Sherlockian book, Bohemian Souls, will be published in time for this event and he, of course, will be on hand to sign copies.



SIGNED COPIES NOW AVAILABLE



Loren D. Estleman has already signed copies of The Left-Handed Dollar, his latest Amos Walker novel and sent them back to us. This is our January Hard Boiled Crime Club Main Selection. $24.99

It seems I misspoke when I said we were sold out of first edition of Christmas at the Mysterious Bookshop, edited by Otto Penzler. We did find a small cache, signed by the authors who were here at our Christmas Party. $24.95



We were pleasantly surprised to receive a very few signed copies of Anne Rice’s latest novel, Of Love and Evil. Very few! We also received from her publisher beautiful signed bookplates. If you do not manage to get a signed first edition, please be sure to let us know if you would then like a copy with a signed bookplate. $24.95



NOT SIGNED, BUT...



Hellcats and Honeygirls by Lawrence Block and Donald E. Westlake is the Collected Collaborative Novels of these authors, written when they were young men, starting out. But I’m not going to tell you about that because Lawrence Block has written a terrific introduction to this collection and you’ll want to read what he has to say about their friendship and what writers, real writers, will do to become, and stay, writing. An absolute must for fans of both authors. No. Lawrence Block will not sign copies. $30.00

The Exploits of The Patent Leather Kid by Erle Stanley Gardner, Crippen & Landu, Norfolk, VA. $29.00

Latest in the Lost Classics series. Edited by Bill Pronzini. Fine in dust jacket. Shrinkwrapped.



FOR COLLECTORS

Liquor, Guns & Ammo by Kent Anderson, McMillan, Tucson. 1998. First Trade Edition. SIGNED. $30.00

As new, in dust jacket.

Ariel by Lawrence Block, Arbor House, NY. 1980. First Edition. SIGNED. $45.00

Very fine in dust jacket.

Mostly Murder by Fredric Brown, Dutton, NY 1953. First Edition. $600.00

A very scarce short story collection. A fine copy in dust jacket.

The Glass Rainbow by James Lee Burke, Scorpion Press, Gladestry. 2010. Limited Edition. SIGNED. $150.00

Limited to 75 signed and numbered editions, signed by Burke. With an appreciation by John Connolly. Fine in marbled boards as issued.

The Italian Secretary by Caleb Carr, Carroll & Graf, NY. 2005. First Edition. SIGNED. $30.00

Fine in fine dust jacket.

The Mysterious Mr. Quin by Agatha Christie, Dodd Mead, NY. 1930. First U.S. Edition. $5,000.00

Apart from the ubiquitous bit of fading to the pink spine (much less than usual), this is a fine, fresh copy in a dazzling dust jacket - possibly the best copy on earth (or elsewhere). Twice as expensive as most copies in the scarce dust jacket, but 20 times better.

Amos Walker’s Detroit by Loren D. Estleman, Wayne State University Press, Detroit. 2007. First Edition. SIGNED. $34.95

As it says. Text is by Estleman, photographs by Monte Nagler. Fine in dust jacket

Amphigorey Also by Edward Gorey, Congdon & Weed, NY. 1983. First Edition. SIGNED. $200.00

A handsome, over-sized collection of drawings and illustrated stories. Very fine in price-clipped dust jacket.

Amphigorey Again by Edward Gorey, Harcourt, NY. 2000. First Edition. $35.00

Attractive companion to the above title. Very fine in dust jacket.

Flesh and Blood by John Harvey, Wm. Heinemann, London. 2004. First Edition. SIGNED. $38.00

Fine in fine dust jacket.

Les Miserables by Victor Hugo, Carleton, NY. 1862. First U.S. Edition. $4,500.00

Five volumes. A Haycraft-Queen cornerstone and one of the great novels of the 19th century. This edition precedes the editions of two other American publishers issued in the same year. It was published in the same years as the Brussels and Paris first editions (in French) and the first English edition, published in London. This is an extraordinarily rare book still in the original paper wrappers - the only copy I have ever seen or heard of in my 45 years as a collector and 32 as a bookseller. Rebound copies of the first U.S. edition turn up, and copies in cloth may be found, but never in wrappers. The rear cover of volume 2 has been replaced with matching paper, and there are small chips and tears to all volumes, but it has not been rebacked or restored in any other way and is overall about a very good copy. Possibly unique, but certainly one of the greatest of all rarities for collectors of highspot literature.

Sidetracked by Henning Mankell, Harvill Press, London. 1999. First English Translation. $45.00

Fine in fine dust jacket.

Virgin by James Patterson, McGraw-Hill, NY. 1980. First Edition. $75.00

Author’s fifth book. The basis for the 1991 film Child of Darkness, Child of Light. An exceptionally fine, fresh copy in dust jacket.

The Vampire Archives, by Otto Penzler, Editor, Vintage Crime, New York. 2010. First Edition. SIGNED. $25.00

This copy is signed by Otto and Neil Gaiman, who wrote the Preface. Large paperback format. Fine.

The Devil to Pay by Ellery Queen, Stokes, NY. 1938. First Edition. $650.00

A bit of foxing, and the pale gray linen cloth has darkened, as usual - this is not soiling, but oxidation causing discoloration as on all copies examined - else about fine. The scarce dust jacket is dazzling, without a hint of wear, except that the rear flap inexplicably has been excised and replaced with a photocopy. It looks like the best copy in the world - but it’s not. Still, a difficult book in this condition.

The Hunter by Richard Stark, Pocket, NY. 1962. First Edition. $45.00

First Parker novel by Donald E. Westlake under this pseudonym. A paperback original. About fine - square, tight, no creases - and scarce in this condition.

The Green Eagle Score by Richard Stark, Gold Medal, Greenwich, CT. 1967. First Edition. $25.00

Paperback original. A Parker novel. Bit of soiling, but near fine.

Thurber on Crime by James Thurber, The Mysterious Press, NY. 1991. First Edition. $20.00

Fine in fine dust jacket.

Scotty Scouts Around by Raoul Whitfield, Crippen & Landru, Norfolk, VA. 2002. $25.00

First separate edition. A pamphlet of this short story, originally published in the April 1926 issue of Black Mask magazine. It was issued with the limited hardcover edition of Jo Gar’s Casebook and not available separately. (Pamphlet only). Very fine in stiff wrappers.



Sally

sally@mysteriousbookshop.com

Friday, December 10, 2010

Sally's Weekly Update for 12/10/10!

We're recovering from our Christmas Party!

To all of you who were here, thanks for making it such a wonderful evening.

We missed those of you who couldn't make it, but Dan will be posting photographs from the event later today.
If you are on Facebook and have not already done so, become a friend of The Mysterious Bookshop. There's always a lot of information on that site.

And here is the latest update!

Sally Owen
The Mysterious Bookshop
sally@mysteriousbookshop.com


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 12/10/10





The Mysterious Bookshop’s Christmas Party yesterday evening was a smashing success!

As well, as our loyal local customers, the following authors were here:

Mary Higgins Clark, Lawrence Block, Michael Malone, Jason Starr, Reed Farrel Coleman, S.J. Rozan, Lisa Atkinson, Rupert Holmes, Nelson DeMille, Joe Kanon, Adam Dunn, Lee Child, Megan Abbott, Alafair Burke, Wallace Stroby, Jim Fusilli, Bruce DeSilva, Peter James, Ron Goulart, Thomas H. Cook, Jonathan Santlofer, Lindsay Faye, etc.

If I missed anybody, I apologize.

Contributors who were here signed copies of Christmas at The Mysterious Bookshop edited by Otto Penzler.. We had an enormous number of pre-orders and the authors were extremely patient signing those copies and copies bought by party attendees. We have no more first editions of this title left!

We do however, have a very limited numbered of second editions signed by the contributors.



SIGNED COPIES NOW AVAILABLE



A Stranger in Mayfair is the fourth mystery by Charles Finch featuring gentleman sleuth Charles Lenox and his new wife, Lady Jane Grey. Lenox is asked by a colleague to consult in a murder case and then is abruptly called off the case, but not before he has learned some unsettling facts. A Soft Boiled Crime Club Main Selection. $24.99

Dead Like You by Peter James is up to his usual sinister and disturbing standard. Detective Superintendent Roy Grace investigates a series of attacks on women where the victims’ shoes are taken. It reminds him of case from 1997. Is this a copycat or has the "Shoe Man" resurfaced? James has not found the wide audience here that he has in the U.K. That should change - he’s a wonderfully dark writer. $25.99



Not Signed But...



We have a wonderful collection for Patricia Highsmith fans. Selected Novels and Short Stories contains classics such as Strangers on a Train and the lesser known The Price of Salt, which she wrote under the name Claire Morgan, as well as a selection of her disturbing stories. $35.00



FOR COLLECTORS

The White Russian by Tom Bradby, Bantam, London. 2003. First Edition. $25.00

Author’s first book. Fine in fine dust jacket.

The Problem of the Wire Cage by John Dickson Carr, Harper, NY. 1939. First Edition. $300.00

A fine copy of this Dr. Fell mystery in the scarce tennis-related dust jacket, which is lightly worn along edges and spine ends, with a small chip at the bottom of the front panel.

The Thinking Machine by Jacques Futrelle, Dodd, Mead, NY. 1907. First Edition. $375.00

Queen’s Quorum title. Corners and spine ends rubbed, else very good.

Mean High Tide by James W. Hall, Delacorte, NY. 1994. First Edition. SIGNED. $25.00

Fine in fine dust jacket.

Charlie Resnick by John Harvey, Mysterious Bookshop, NY. 2008. First Edition. SIGNED. $60.00

Limited to only 100 hardcover copies, numbered and signed by Harvey. A profile of the great author’s most famous character. Very fine, without dust jacket, as issued.

Shotgun Rule by Charlie Huston, Ballantine. NY. 2007. First Edition. SIGNED. $25.00

Fine in fine dust jacket.

Glitz by Elmore Leonard, Arbor House, NY. 1985. First Edition. SIGNED. $35.00

Review copy with publisher’s material laid in. Fine in fine dust jacket.

Mr. Paradise by Elmore Leonard, Wm. Morrow, NY. 2004. First Edition. SIGNED. $30.00

Fine in fine dust jacket.

Dexter in the Dark by Jeff Lindsay, Doubleday, NY. 2007. First Edition. SIGNED. $40.00

Third Dexter thriller. Fine in fine dust jacket.

Report for Murder by Val McDermid, St. Martin’s Press, NY. 1987. First U.S. Edition. SIGNED. $40.00

Author’s first book. Introduces Lindsay Gordon. Fine in fine dust jacket.

The Falls by Ian Rankin, Orion, London. 2001. First Edition. SIGNED. $40.00

Fine in fine dust jacket.

A Winter Haunting by Dan Simmons, Wm. Morrow, NY. 2002. First Edition. SIGNED. $30.00

Fine in fine dust jacket.

Out on A Rim by Ross Thomas, Mysterious Press, NY. 1987. First Edition. 1987. $40.00

Fine in fine dust jacket.

Ah! Treachery by Ross Thomas, Mysterious Press, NY. 1994. First Edition. SIGNED. $40.00

Fine in fine dust jacket.

Hard-Core by Jim Thompson, Donald Fine, NY. 1986. First Thus. $30.00

Fine in fine dust jacket.

More Hard-Core by Jim Thompson, Donald Fine, NY. 1986. First Thus. $30.00

Fine in fine dust jacket.

The Scarab Murder Case by S.S. Van Dine, Scribners, NY. 1930. First Edition. $275.00

Former owner’s name and neat bookplate, else an exceptionally fine bright copy in a near fine dust jacket which has only the slightest rubbing at the top of the spine.

Murder in Canton by Robert Van Gulik, Scribners, NY. 1967. First U.S. Edition. $75.00

A Judge Dee Mystery. Fine in dust jacket.

Blind Man of Seville by Robert Wilson, HarperCollins, London. 2003. First Edition. SIGNED. $30.00

A Javier Falcon mystery. Fine in fine dust jacket.

The Dawn Patrol by Don Winslow, Knopf, NY. 2008. First Edition. SIGNED. $30.00

Fine in fine dust jacket.



Sally

sally@mysteriousbookshop.com

Christmas Party 2010



Our Christmas Party celebrating the release of CHRISTMAS AT THE MYSTERIOUS BOOKSHOP was a lively success! Guests included: Mary Higgins Clark, Rupert Holmes, Nelson DeMille, Lawrence Block, Michael Malone, Jason Starr, Reed Farrel Coleman, S.J. Rozan, Lisa Atkinson, Joe Kanon, Adam Dunn, Lee Child, Megan Abbott, Alafair Burke, Wallace Stroby, Jim Fusilli, Bruce DeSilva, Peter James, Ron Goulart, Thomas H. Cook, Jonathan Santlofer and Lindsay Faye.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Sally's Weekly Update for 12/03/10

Here's the latest from the superbly decorated Mysterious Bookshop. Dan, who is responsible for our holiday look, is going to take photographs over the next few days and post them on our blog.

Enjoy.


Sally Owen
The Mysterious Bookshop
sally@mysteriousbookshop.com


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 12/3/10



SIGNED COPIES NOW AVAILABLE



It is rare for us to get signed copies of any of Tom Clancy’s books, but we have managed to get his signature on Dead or Alive. Clancy’s thriller features President Jack Ryan who, once again, is caught in the crossfire of politics and power as bad men do bad things. $28.95



We do have some signed copies of Port Mortuary, the latest Kay Scarpetta mystery from Patricia Cornwell. Signed on the half-title page. $27.95

Haiti Noir is the newest addition to the very popular short story series from Akashic Books. This hardcover edition is signed by the distinguished author, Edwige Danticat, who wrote the introduction and contributes a story. $24.95

Edge is a stand alone from Jeffery Deaver. Behind the well-known U.S. security organizations such as the CIA and FBI is another anonymous government agency dedicated to intelligence surveillance and citizen protection. Shock waves ripple through this agency when a D.C. detective Ryan Kessler becomes the target of a man hired to obtain information by any means necessary up to, and including, the kidnapping of the target’s family. $26.99

Cows, the latest from Matthew Stokoe, has been published in a hardcover edition limited to 65 signed and numbered editions. Just a few of these. $60.00





SIGNED FROM THE U.K.



Young Sherlock Holmes: Red Leech by Andrew Lane is the second in the series. This adventure begins in Surrey but young Sherlock will soon find himself in America. This is limited to 500 signed and numbered editions. $33.00

Kate Morton is less well known here than she is in her native Australia or in the UK. Her novels, The House at Riverton and The Forgotten Garden were best sellers in England. Now we have signed UK firsts of her latest, The Distant Hours, a sprawling novel which begins with a lost letter that reaches its destination fifty years after it was sent. The daughter of the addressee sets out to solve the riddle of her mother’s past and finds herself at Middlehurst Castle. The truth about what happened there in 1941 has been waiting a long time for someone to find it. $43.00



FOR COLLECTORS

Charlie Chan Carries On by Earl Derr Biggers, Grosset & Dunlap, NY. 1930. $100.00

An early reprint with the same dust jacket image as the first edition. A fine copy, with the jacket showing very minor wear along top edge.

The Burglar Who Studied Spinoza by Lawrence Block, Random House, NY. 1980. First Edition. SIGNED. $125.00

Very fine in dust jacket. Review slip laid in.

Mostly Murder by Fredric Brown, Knopf, NY. Dutton. 1953. First Edition. $600.00

A very scarce short story collection. A fine copy in dust jacket.

The Butterfly by James M. Cain, Knopf, NY. 1947. First Edition. $125.00

Fine in dust jacket, which has a trace of rubbing at corners.

Poirot Investigates by Agatha Christie, John Lane, London. 1924. First Edition. $2,000.00

A very rare Queen’s Quorum title, one of the most elusive of all of Christie’s first editions. Original orange/yellow cloth. The spine is uniformly faded but not badly; there is some soiling and a few light spots on rear cover; page ends are foxed. Overall, a very good copy, with no wear to the cover and with hinges intact.

The Scarecrow by Michael Connelly, Orion, London. 2009. First Edition. SIGNED. $48.00

True first edition. Fine in fine dust jacket.

Blood of Victory by Alan Furst, Random House, NY. 2002. First Edition. SIGNED. $24.95

Fine in fine dust jacket.

Stories Edited by Neil Gaiman and Al Sarrantonio, Mysterious Bookshop. NY. 2010. Limited Edition. SIGNED. $200.00

Limited to 250 numbered copies and signed by all contributors. Fine in marbled boards as issued.

Naked Came the Manatee by Carl Hiaasen et al, Putnam, NY. 1995. First Edition. SIGNED. $22.95.

Signed by Hiaasen only. Fine in fine dust jacket.

Seldom Disappointed by Tony Hillerman, Harper, NY. 2001. First Edition. $26.00

A memoir by the late Hillerman. Fine in fine dust jacket.



The Velvet Touch by Edward D. Hoch, Crippen & Landru, VA. 2000. Limited. SIGNED. $65.00

Limited to 250 signed copies. Nick Velvet stories. As new in dust jacket.

The Howard Hughes by Stuart Kaminsky, St. Martin’s, NY. 1979. First Edition. $50.00

A Toby Peters mystery. Fine in fine dust jacket. Scarce.

Buried Caesars by Stuart M. Kaminsky, Mysterious Press, NY. 1989 First Edition. SIGNED. $30.00

A Toby Peters mystery. Fine in fine dust jacket.

The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larsson, Quercus, London. 2009. First English Translation. $100.00

Second volume of the Millenium Trilogy. Very scarce. Fine in fine dust jacket.

The Man From Beijing by Henning Mankell, Harvill Secker, London. 2010. First Edition. SIGNED. $65.00

The scarce true first edition, signed and dated by Mankell. Fine in fine dust jacket.

Promised Land by Robert B. Parker, Houghton Mifflin, Boston. 1976. First Edition. $175.00

Author’s Edgar-winning fourth Spenser novel. Very fine in dust jacket, which has a bit of soiling to the white spine.

The Agents of Treachery Edited by Otto Penzler, Mysterious Bookshop. NY. 2010. Limited Edition.SIGNED. $150.00

First edition of this anthology of original espionage stories. Limited to 250 numbered copies and signed by all contributors. Fine in marbled boards, as issued.

The Unlikely Spy by Daniel Silva, Villard, NY. 1996. First U.S. Edition. SIGNED. $60.00

Author’s first novel. Fine in fine dust jacket.

Empty Mile by Matthew Stokoe, Akashic Books, NY. 2010. Limited Edition. SIGNED. $65.00

Limited to 85 signed and numbered copies. Fine in boards as issued.

While Drowning in the Desert by Don Winslow, St. Martin’s, NY. 1996. First Edition. SIGNED. $25.00

Fifth book by Winslow. Very fine in dust jacket.



Sally

sally@mysteriousbookshop.com

Christmas at The Mysterious Bookshop 2010

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Joyce Carol Oates at The Mysterious Bookshop 01/12/11




The Mysterious Bookshop
is proud to present:

Joyce Carol Oates
discussing her new collection
of short stories
Give Me Your Heart
Tales of Mystery and Suspense

Wednesday, January 12th
from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm.

Admission is free.

The Mysterious Bookshop
58 Warren Street
(Between Church and West Broadway)
(212) 587-1011
info@mysteriousbookshop.com

December 2010 Newsletter

It's December, and here's our December Newsletter. Yay!

Just click on one of the links below

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Happy Holidays

Sally Owen
The Mysterious Bookshop
sally@mysteriousbookshop.com

Friday, November 26, 2010

Sally's Weekly Update for 11/26/10

Hope you had a wonderful day and are almost recovered.

Now back to business....


Sally Owen
sally@mysteriousbookshop.com


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 11/26/10



SIGNED COPIES NOW AVAILABLE



The Emperor’s Tomb, the new thriller from Steve Berry, features former justice department operative Cotton Malone whose latest adventure takes him to China and to the underground army of terra-cotta warriors which remained sealed for more than 2,000 years. Malone is pitted against a ruthless ancient brotherhood in a land where danger lurks at every turn. $26.00



The Sherlockian by Graham Moore is a must for Sherlockians and, of course, anybody who loves a good mystery. In December 1893 Arthur Conan Doyle killed off Sherlock Holmes. Eight years later he brought him back. Doyle said nothing during that time and after his death, the diary that would have shed light on his reasons disappeared. Cut to the present day and the death of a leading Doylean scholar. Harold White, newly inducted into the Baker Street Irregulars will hunt for that missing diary and the killer of that scholar. A First Mystery Club Main Selection. $24.99



The Greatest Russian Stories of Crime and Suspense is the latest collection edited by Otto Penzler. These extraordinary stories from some of the greatest Russian writers - Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, Chekhov, and Pushkin - are now available in one volume . Needless to say, only Otto will be signing. $25.00.



GIFTS

We are carrying a few unique items for the holiday season. Here are some of them:



Hitchcock Piece by Piece by Laurent Bouzereau

This must for Hitchcock fans includes exclusive pictures and removable memorabilia from the Master’s Archives. $45.00

The Man Who Left Too Soon by Barry Forshaw

The biography of Stieg Larsson. $27.95

The Millenium Trilogy by Stieg Larsson

A handsome hardcover set of Larsson’s best-selling trilogy. Also included is a hardcover edition of On Stieg Larsson, a collection of previously unpublished essays about, and correspondence with, the author. $99.00

Baker Street Irregular by Jon Lellenberg

A period spy novel beginning in 1933 and featuring Woody Hazelbaker who, with fellow Sherlockians, gets involved in anti-Nazi efforts amid strong isolationist sentiment. $39.95



The Night Bookmobile by Audrey Niffenegger

This graphic novel about a young woman who searches for a bookmobile which seems to carry only her very favorite books is a must for bibliophiles. It looks like a children’s book. Children of all ages with a passion for books. $19.95





FOR COLLECTORS

The Charlemagne Pursuit by Steve Berry, Ballantine, NY. 2008. First Edition. SIGNED. $26.00

Fine in fine dust jacket.

The Scarecrow by Michael Connelly, Dennis McMillan, Az. First Edition. SIGNED. $175.00

Lettered copies, shrinkwrapped and slipcased.

The Blasphemer by Nigel Farndale, Doubleday, London. 2010. First Edition. SIGNED. $32.50

Short listed for the prestigious Costa Prize. Fine in fine dust jacket.

Dirty White Boys by Stephen Hunter, Random House, NY. 1994. First Edition. SIGNED. $30.00

Review slip enclosed. Fine in fine dust jacket.

Pale Horse Coming by Stephen Hunter, Simon & Schuster, NY. 2001. First Edition. SIGNED. $25.00

Fine in fine dust jacket.

First Lady by Michael Malone, Sourcebooks, IL. 2001. First Edition. SIGNED. $24.00

A Cuddy R. Mangum mystery. Fine in fine dust jacket.

The Godwulf Manuscript by Robert B. Parker, Houghton Mifflin, Boston. 1974. First Edition. SIGNED. $450.00

The author’s first Spenser novel. A very fine copy in an extraordinarily fine white dust jacket with none of the soiling so common to it. Inscribed: "...Golden leaves unleaving, Robert B. Parker." Obviously an early inscription as the signature is full, rather than the initials with which he signed all his later books.

God Save the Child by Robert B. Parker, Houghton Mifflin, Boston. 1974. First Edition. SIGNED. $450.00

Author’s second Spenser novel. A very fine copy in a gorgeous price-clipped dust jacket. Inscribed and signed.

Looking for Rachel Wallace by Robert B. Parker. Delacorte, NY. 1980. First Edition. $300.00

An exceptional copy in a perfect, unrubbed, as new dust jacket, and virtually impossible to find in this condition.

Early Autumn by Robert B. Parker, Delacorte, NY. 1981. First Edition. $45.00

Fine in dust jacket, which has a mere trace of wear at the foot of the spine.

Savage Place by Robert B. Parker, Delacorte, NY. 1981. First Edition. $35.00

Small price label removed from front endpaper, leaving a rubbed dime-sized spot, else fine in dust jacket.

Pale Kings and Princes by Robert B. Parker, Delacorte, NY. 1987. Limited Edition. SIGNED. $100.00

Limited to 225 signed and numbered copies. Gilt edges. Fine in slipcase.

Playmates by Robert B. Parker, Putnam, NY 1989. Limited Edition. SIGNED. $100.00

Limited to 250 signed and numbered copies. Gilt edges. Fine in slipcase

Stardust by Robert B. Parker, Putnam, NY. 1990. Limited Edition. SIGNED. $100.00

Limited to 200 signed and numbered copies. Fine in slipcase.

Paper Doll by Robert B. Parker, Putnam, NY. 1993. Limited Edition. SIGNED. $100.00

Limited to 135 signed and numbered copies. Fine in slipcase.

Thin Air by Robert B. Parker, Putnam, NY. 1995. Limited Edition. SIGNED. $100.00

Limited to 75 copies. Fine in fine dust jacket.

The Cold War Swap by Ross Thomas, Morrow, NY. 1966. First Edition. SIGNED. $1,000.00

About fine in dust jacket, which has very light wear at the tips of the spine. An extremely nice copy of this very scarce book, winner of the Edgar for Best First Novel.

If You Can’t Be Good by Ross Thomas, Morrow, NY. 1973. First Edition. SIGNED. 150.00

Fine in dust jacket. Inscribed and signed.

The Money Harvest by Ross Thomas, Morrow, NY. 1975. First Edition. SIGNED. $150.00

About fine in dust jacket. Signed on the title page.

Smoke by Donald E. Westlake, Mysterious Press, NY. 1995. First Edition. SIGNED. $25.00

Fine in fine dust jacket.

Put A Lid On It by Donald E. Westlake, Warner Books, NY. 2002. First Edition. SIGNED. $23.95

Fine in fine dust jacket.

Death of a Red Heroine by Qui Xialong, Soho Press, NY. 2000. First Edition. $40.00

Author’s first novel. Anthony Award Winner. Edgar Award Nominee. Fine in fine dust jacket.



Sally

sally@mysteriousbookshop.com

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Bibliomysteries

Here's another list of Bibliomysteries to tempt you.

Sally Owen
The Mysterious Bookshop
sally@mysteriousbookshop.com


BIBLIOMYSTERIES



BIBLIOMYSTERIES

Since it has proven to be the most popular list we send out, we’re again offering some books in one of the most interesting sub-genres of the mystery world, "Bibliomysteries," which are books about books. They may be set in bookstores or libraries, they may involve collectors, librarians or authors, or they may involve rare books or manuscripts, but, for all of us who love the world of books, these are among the most satisfying books in the field, both for readers and for the many collectors who have specialized in these titles. If you would like to put together your own collection of bibliomysteries, whether reading copies or fine first editions, please make contact with Otto, who would enjoy working with you.


Anderson, Frederick Irving, "The Jorgenson Plates" contained in The Female of the Species edited by Ellery Queen, Boston, Little, Brown, 1943. Second printing Contains this story with much about the technical aspects of publishing in England and America. The Sophie Lang character served as the basis for three Paramount films, all starring Gertrude Michael: The Notorious Sophie Lang (1934), The Return of Sophie Lang (1936) and Sophie Lang Goes West (1937). Near fine copy. $15.00

Block, Lawrence, The Burglar Who Studied Spinoza, N.Y., Random House, 1980. First edition. Thief and bookstore owner Rhodenbarr becomes involved with a very rare coin and a fence who collects books on Spinoza. Very fine in dust jacket. Review slip laid in. $100.00

Block, Lawrence, The Burglar in the Library, London, No Exit, 1997. First trade edition, preceding the U.S. edition. The first issue with misprint of "settle" for "settled" on first page. This is one a very small number of copies (reputedly 47) misbound with the Scorpion Press title page. Very fine in dust jacket. Signed on the title page. $100.00

Caldwell, Ian, and Dustin Thomason, The Rule of Four, N.Y. First U.S. edition. In 1999, two Princeton students have been studying one of the world’s rarest books, hoping to unlock its secrets, as scholars have attempted to do for 500 years. When they locate a rare diary, they are almost there, only to have the campus in an uproar when another studier of the book is murdered. Signed by both authors. Very fine in dust jacket. $65.00

Carlisle, Kate, Homicide in Hardcover, N.Y., Obsidian, 2009. Paperback original. Brooklyn Wainwright is a book restoration expert whose friend is found dead with an allegedly cursed copy of Goethe’s Faust clutched in his hand. The first book in the series. Very fine. $6.99

Carlisle, Kate, If Books Could Kill, N.Y., Obsidian, 2010. First edition of this paperback original. Book restoration expert Brooklyn Wainwright is at the Edinburgh Book Fair when he ex shows up with an original manuscript that could change history and humiliate the British monarchy. Very fine. $6.99

Carlisle, Kate, The Lies that Bind, N.Y., Obsidian, 2010. Advance proof copy of this paperback original. Book restoration expert Brooklyn Wainwright is teaching a bookbinding class at Bay Area Book Arts when the nasty director of the event winds up dead. Original wrappers. Very fine. $10.00

Carlisle, Kate, The Lies that Bind, N.Y., Obsidian, 2010. First edition of this paperback original. New. $7.99

Clarins, Dana (pseudonym of Thomas Gifford), Woman in the Window, Unity, ME, Five Star, 1999. First hardcover edition. A successful literary agent looks out her window to see a man throw a gun onto a construction site, and he sees her. Very fine without dust jacket, as issued. $35.00

Dane, Clemence, and Helen Simpson, Enter Sir John, N.Y., Cosmopolitan, 1928. First edition. A murder in a London theater is solved by means of a neatly rewritten play. Frontispiece. Very good copy. $35.00

Derleth, August, The Casebook of Solar Pons, Sauk City, WI, 1965. First edition, limited to 3,000 copies. Contains "The Adventure of the Spurious Tamerlane" and "The Adventure of the Haunted Library." Very fine in dust jacket. $150.00

Derleth, August, The Chronicles of Solar Pons, Sauk City, WI, 1965. First edition, limited to 4,000 copies. Contains "The Adventure of the Unique Dickensians," a parody of Vincent Starrett’s great bibliomystery, "The Unique Hamlet. Very fine in dust jacket. $40.00

Devine, Dominic (pseudonym of D.M. Devine), This Is Your Death, N.Y., St. Martin’s, 1982. First U.S. edition. When a popular novelist and television personality is murdered, his biographer investigates by searching for information in his diaries. Very fine, as new copy in dust jacket. $20.00

Dolson, Hildegarde, Please Omit Funeral, Philadelphia, Lippincott, 1976. Book club edition. After a right-wing extremist demonstrates against "dirty" books in the library and burns them, a local author is murdered and she is the prime suspect. Near fine in dust jacket. $8.50

Dunning, John, The Bookman’s Wake, N.Y., Scribner, 1995. Book club edition. Denver rare book bookseller Cliff Janeway is happily buying and selling books when he is asked to pick up a young woman fugitive who may have stolen a priceless copy of Poe’s The Raven. He doesn’t like the job, but can’t resist because of the book. Fine in lightly worn dust jacket. $10.00

Engleman, Paul, Catch a Fallen Angel, N.Y., Mysterious Press, 1986. First edition. When the centerfold model for a magazine disappears before her photos run, suspicion falls on a rival magazine publisher planning his first issue—with the same model. Edges of boards sunned, else very good in dust jacket. $10.00

Fearing, Kenneth, The Big Clock, N.Y., Harcourt, 1946. First edition. A young woman involved with a large publishing company is murdered by a member of the prestigious publishing house. The basis for the outstanding 1948 Paramount film noir directed by John Farrow, with a screenplay by Jonathan Latimer; it starred Ray Millan and Charles Laughton. It was remade by Orion in 1987 as No Way Out. Fine in dust jacket, which has a sunned spine and small chips. Uncommon. $125.00

Fiechter, J(ean) J(acques), Death by Publication, N.Y., Arcade, 1995. First edition in English. Advance reading copy. (Translated from the French Tire a Part, Paris, 1993). The head of one of England’s most prestigious publishing houses has always seemed quite content to be the silent supporter of his great authors as editor, translator and publisher. But when his best-selling French author delivers his greatest work, he recognizes it as a true story about the only woman he ever loved, reduced to ruin by the charismatic Frenchman, and determines to ruin him. Very fine in wrappers. $12.50

Fenster, Bob, The Last Page, N.Y., Perseverance Press, 1989. Second printing Trade paperback original. A New York mystery editor is found slumped across her desk with a rejection slip stapled to her sleeve and a bullet hole in her heart. Could a writer have accepted rejection badly? Very fine. $10.00

Fish, Robert L., Kek Huuygens, Smuggler, N.Y., Mysterious Press, 1976. First edition. A collection of clever short stories including one in which the gentleman smuggler manages to help steal the original manuscript of a Bach cantata. One of 1,000 copies. Fine in dust jacket. $10.00

Fuller, Timothy, Harvard Has a Homicide, 1936. Reprint. The murder of a professor sets off an investigation throughout Harvard, the Hasty Pudding Club and its famous library. Very good reading copy. $15.00

Furutani, Dale, Death in Little Tokyo, N.Y., St. Martin’s, 1996. First edition. A mystery fan masquerades as a private eye at his local mystery club’s weekend event when a femme fatale turns up. The author’s first book. Very fine in dust jacket. $35.00

Garland, Lawrence (pseudonym of Lawrence Toppman and Steven Garland), The Affair of the Unprincipled Publisher, New Castle, DE, Oak Knoll, 1983. First edition, wrappered issue, limited to 275 copies. (There was also a simultaneous hardcover state limited to 50 copies.) Dr. Watson discovers a manuscript that proves Sherlock Holmes and Thomas J. Wise, the notorious forger, crossed paths. Very fine. $50.00

Gifford, Thomas, see Clarins, Dana

Harrison, Michael, The Exploits of the Chevalier Dupin, Sauk City, WI, Mycroft & Moran, 1968. First edition. A collection of short stories featuring Poe’s C. Auguste Dupin, including "The Mystery of the Fulton Documents." Very fine in dust jacket. $75.00

Harrison, Michael, Murder in the Rue Royale, London, Stacey, 1972. First U.K. edition of The Exploits of the Chevalier Dupin with four additional stories. Fine in dust jacket, which has two small tears at top of front and rear panels. $60.00

Hart, Carolyn G., Death on Demand, N.Y., Bantam, 1987. First edition. Paperback original. The first mystery in the series about Annie Laurence, the proprietress of the "Death on Demand" mystery bookstore on Broward’s Rock Island, S.C., holds a weekly meeting of mystery writers called "The Sunday Night Regulars" which doesn’t turn out as planned when one of the authors is murdered. Very fine, unread copy. $100.00

Hart, Carolyn G., Something Wicked, N.Y., Bantam, 1988. First edition. Paperback original. An Annie Laurence mystery in which the bookshop owner must deal with the surprising fact that her fiancé Max is accused of murdering the leading man in a summer stock production of Arsenic and Old Lace. Very fine, unread copy. Inscribed and signed. $45.00

Another copy. First edition. Very fine, unread copy. Not signed. $20.00

Hart, Carolyn G., Design for Murder, N.Y., Bantam, 1988. First edition. Paperback original. Annie Laurence, owner of the "Death on Demand" mystery bookstore, is invited to stage a mystery night that ends in murder. Very fine, unread copy. $20.00

Hart, Carolyn G., The Christie Caper, N.Y., Bantam, 1991. First edition. To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Agatha Christie’s birth, Annie Laurence hosts a spectacular mystery convention at her Death on Demand bookshop, only to have it crashed by a literary critic who prefers hard-boiled crime and is writing a biography that will trash the memory of Dame Agatha. How many attenders want to kill him for that? Very fine in dust jacket. A signed bookplate is affixed inside the front cover. $20.00

Another copy. Unsigned. Very fine in dust jacket. $18.00

Hart, Carolyn G., Mint Julep Murder, N.Y., Bantam, 1995. First edition. Annie Darling, owner of the Death on Demand Bookstore, attends the Dixie Book Festival and finds a publisher poisoned. Advance reading copy. Very fine in original wrappers. $7.50

Hess, Joan, Strangled Prose, N.Y., St. Martin’s, 1986. First edition. The first novel about Claire Malloy, who operates the Book Depot, a classy college bookshop located in an old train station. She reluctantly agrees to host a book signing party at her shop for the author of a steamy romance, a roman a clef about escapades of faculty members. Very fine in dust jacket. $100.00

Hess, Joan, Murder at the Murder at the Mimosa Inn, N.Y., St. Martin’s, 1986. A Claire Malloy mystery set at a murder mystery weekend. Very fine in dust jacket. $75.00

Hess, Joan, Dear Miss Demeanor, N.Y., St. Martin’s, 1987. First edition. A Claire Malloy mystery in which her daughter’s principal falls dead from a mouthful of poisoned peach compote. Very fine in dust jacket. $25.00

Hess, Joan, Busy Bodies, N.Y., Dutton, 1995. First edition. Claire Malloy becomes involved with an artist whose front yard showcases a coffin and a nude model, causing so large a crowd and commensurate noise that the local mystery writer can’t finish her book. Advance proof copy. Very fine in original wrappers. $10.00

James, P.D., Original Sin, N.Y., Knopf, 1995. First U.S. edition. Murder occurs at a reputable old London publishing house, established in 1792, when the new owner decides that major changes are in order. Fine in dust jacket. $24.00

Kaminsky, Stuart M(elvin), Never Cross a Vampire, N.Y., St. Martin’s, 1980. First edition. Bela Lugosi hires Hollywood private eye Toby Peters to clear William Faulkner of the murder of his literary agent. Very fine in dust jacket, which has extremely trivial rubbing at spine ends. $65.00

Kaminsky, Stuart M., He Done Her Wrong, N.Y., St. Martin’s, 1983. First edition. Hollywood private detective Toby Peters is hired to find Mae West’s stolen diary. Very fine in dust jacket. $35.00

Kenney, Susan, Garden of Menace, N.Y., Scribner, 1983. First edition. A Vassar professor is hired to edit the papers of famed author Lady Viola Montfort-Snow and learns that some people will do anything to prevent her—including murder. A fine fresh copy in dust jacket; advance copy with review slip and publicity letter laid in. $20.00

Kurnitz, Harry, Invasion of Privacy, N.Y., Random House, 1955. First edition. A hot young Hollywood producer acquires the rights to a book by a beautiful woman and, after the film is shot, learns it was based on a true story. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. $17.50

Lewis, Roy Harley, Miracles Take a Little Longer, N.Y., St. Martin’s, 1986. First edition. Rare bookseller Matthew Coll answers a late night knock on his door and confronts a figure seemingly out of a Gothic novel. Light glue stains on endpapers, else about fine in dust jacket rubbed at edges. $20.00

Ludlum, Robert, The Chancellor Manuscript, N.Y., Dial, 1977. 4th printing. Peter Chancellor learns of a secret group of men who were involved in killing J. Edgar Hoover and reveals many secrets in the form of a novel. Much information about publishing. Fine in dust jacket. $12.50

McCrumb, Sharon, Zombies of the Gene Pool, N.Y., Simon & Schuster, 1992. First edition. Murder at a science fiction convention attended by many of the giants of the genre. Very fine in dust jacket. $20.00

MacDonald, Marianne, Road Kill, London, Hodder, 2000. First edition. Antiquarian bookseller Dido Hoare becomes involved in a mystery when her nanny is locked up and her house is burgled. Very fine in dust jacket. Signed. $40.00

MacDonald, Marianne, Blood Lies, London, Hodder, 2001. First edition. Antiquarian bookseller Dido Hoare becomes involved in a mystery in an idyllic Georgian mansion in a picture postcard village. Signed. Very fine in dust jacket. $40.00

MacDonald, Marianne, Die Once, London, Hodder, 2002. First edition. Dido Hoare has the perfect customer—polite, enthusiastic, loyal and rich. Three days after she sells him a first edition of Dickens’ The Haunted Man, he jumps to his death—and his check bounces. Signed. Very fine in dust jacket. $42.50

McGaughey, Neil, Otherwise Known as Murder, N.Y., Scribner, 1994. First edition. America’s leading authority on mystery fiction takes a pseudonym to attempt his own novel but before he can begin he is asked to find one of the mystery world’s most influential writers and finds murder. Very fine in dust jacket. Signed. $25.00

McGaughey, Neil, A Corpse by Any Other Name, N.Y., Scribner, 1998. First edition. The author known as Stokes Moran decides to divest himself of his more famous identity. Then his wife and literary agent is asked to identify the body of Stokes Moran. Very fine in dust jacket. Signed. $25.00

Manson, Cynthia, ed., Murder by the Book, N.Y., Carroll & Graf, 1995. First edition. An anthology of mystery stories, all of which involve rare books, manuscripts, rare book dealers and mystery writers. Contributors include Lawrence Block, Joseph Hansen, Michael Innes, Margaret Maron, Bill Pronzini and Dorothy L. Sayers. Very fine in dust jacket. $25.00

Monteilhet, Hubert, Murder at the Frankfurt Book Fair, N.Y., Doubleday, 1976. First edition. A novel about the publishing industry involving "a young librarian," "a plump publisher" and "a distinguished professor¼and plagiarist." Non-authorial gift inscription on front endpaper, else fine in dust jacket. $22.50

Morley, Christopher, The Haunted Bookshop, N.Y., Doubleday, Page, 1919. First edition. One of the greatest of all bibliomysteries. This is the presumed second state, with page 76 not numbered. A very good copy of an uncommon highspot, lacking the rare dust jacket. $65.00

Neri, Kris, Revenge of the Gypsy Queen, Highland City, FL, Rainbow, 1999. First edition. First edition. Mystery writer Tracy Eaton uses her sleuthing skills to find a kidnapped bride. Praised by Carolyn Hart. Fine in dust jacket. Signed. $20.00

Offord, Lenore Glen, Walking Shadow, N.Y., Simon & Schuster, 1959. First edition. At the Ashland, Oregon, Shakespeare Festival, someone adds a line to one of Shakespeare’s plays, leading to murder. First edition. Very good in dust jacket. $15.00

O’Scollain, Shuggie, The Printer’s Proof, London, Cadds, 2006. First edition (The book states "First Paperback Edition" but there is no record of a hardcover edition ever having been produced). Many over tones of Sherlock Holmes in a case involving England’s printer’s union, notably the NUPBW, which represented the men who did the folding, guillotining (cutting the page edges) and binding of books. Fine trade paperback edition. $19.95

Penzler, Otto, ed., Christmas at the Mysterious Bookshop, N.Y., Vanguard, 2010. The ultimate bibliomystery! All 17 stories are mysteries set during the holiday season and at least partially set in the Mysterious Bookshop. Stolen books, priceless manuscripts, murder—it’s all here. Includes stories by Donald E. Westlake, Lawrence Block, Ed McBain, Michael Malone, Mary Higgins Clark, Anne Perry, Thomas H. Cook, Jonathan Santlofer, S.J. Rozan, Rupert Holmes, Edward D. Hoch, George Baxt, Ron Goulart, Jeremiah Healy, Charles Ardai, Andrew Klavan and Lisa Atkinson. Signed. $24.95

Perez-Reverte, Arturo, The Club Dumas, N.Y. Harcourt, 1996. First U.S. edition of The Dumas Club. Translated from the Spanish; first published in Spain in 1993. An obsessed book hunter is asked to authenticate a manuscript chapter of Alexandre Dumas’ The Three Musketeers. The basis for the 2000 Artisan film, The Ninth Gate, starring Johnny Depp and directed by Roman Polanski. Very fine in dust jacket. $65.00

Peterson, Linda Lee, Edited to Death, Henderson, NV, 21st Century Publishing, 2005. First edition. A writer for San Francisco’s Small Town magazine investigates a murder at the chi-chi publication, taking her from Pacific Heights to a legendary North Beach bookstore. Very fine in dust jacket. $23.00

Bill Pronzini Collection

The Nameless detective series, all feature mention of and musings about his extensive collection of rare pulp magazines. The author is a collector of mystery fiction and pulp magazines, as well as an expert who has written extensively on both subjects and compiled numerous anthologies. Collecting is important to his detective and there are numerous references to the subject. Some titles inevitably place a greater emphasis on rare books, magazines and book stores than others. No attempt has been made to quantify the extent of bibliophilic content in all of the following books.

Pronzini, Bill, Dragonfire, N.Y., St. Martin’s, 1982. First edition. Very fine in dust jacket. $25.00

Pronzini, Bill, Bindlestiff, N.Y., St. Martin’s, 1983. First edition. Very fine in dust jacket. $25.00

Pronzini, Bill, Quicksilver, N.Y., St. Martin’s, 1984. First edition. Very fine in dust jacket, which has minuscule wear at base of spine. $20.00

Pronzini, Bill, Nightshades, N.Y., St. Martin’s, 1984. First edition. Very fine in dust jacket. $25.00

Pronzini, Bill, and Marcia Muller, Double, N.Y., St. Martin’s, 1984. First edition. Very fine in dust jacket. $35.00

Pronzini, Bill, Bones, N.Y., St. Martin’s, 1985. First edition. Very fine in dust jacket, which is lightly rubbed at spine ends. Signed and inscribed: "6-14-85/For Ed & Pat/Hoch/With all/best regards/Bill Pronzini." Nice association from one Grand Master to another. $60.00

Pronzini, Bill, Graveyard Plots, N.Y., St. Martin’s, 1985. First edition. Very fine in dust jacket. $25.00

Pronzini, Bill, Deadfall, N.Y., St. Martin’s, 1986. First edition. Very fine in dust jacket, which has a tiny chip at top of front panel. $25.00

Pronzini, Bill, Shackles, N.Y., St. Martin’s, 1988. First edition. Very fine in dust jacket, which is lightly rubbed at spine ends. Signed and inscribed: "6-3-88/For Pat & Ed/Hoch/Very best/as ever/Bill Pronzini." Nice association from one Grand Master to another. $60.00

Pronzini, Bill, Small Felonies, N.Y., St. Martin’s, 1988. First edition. A collection containing some Nameless stories and "The Man Who Collected The Shadow." Very fine in dust jacket. Signed and inscribed: "Nov. 1988/For Pat & Ed Hoch/Very Best,/as always/Bill Pronzini." Nice association from one Grand Master to another. $65.00

Pronzini, Bill, Jackpot, N.Y., St. Martin’s, 1990. First edition. Very fine in dust jacket. Signed and inscribed: "March 1990/For Pat & Ed Hoch/Best/Regards,/Always/Bill Pronzini. Nice association from one Grand Master to another. $50.00

Pronzini, Bill, Breakdown, N.Y., Delacorte, 1991. First edition. Very fine in dust jacket. $25.00

Pronzini, Bill, Quarry, N.Y., Delacorte, 1992. First edition. Very fine in dust jacket. $20.00

Pronzini, Bill, Demons, N.Y., Delacorte, 1993. First edition. Very fine in dust jacket with a bit of creasing at top of front panel. Signed and inscribed: "For Ed and Pat/Hoch/With warmest regards, as/ever/Bill Pronzini/’93." $50.00

Pronzini, Bill, Sentinels, N.Y., Carroll & Graf, 1996. First edition. Very fine in dust jacket. Signed and inscribed: "June ‘96/For Ed and Pat Hoch/Warm regards/as always/Bill Pronzini." Nice association from one Grand Master to another. $45.00

Pronzini, Bill, Illusions, N.Y., Carroll & Graf, 1997. First edition. Very fine in dust jacket. Signed and inscribed: "For Ed and Pat Hoch/With Warm regards/as ever/Bill Pronzini/July ’97." Nice association from one Grand Master to another. $45.00

Pronzini, Bill, Boobytrap, N.Y., Carroll & Graf, 1998. First edition. Very fine in dust jacket. $23.00

Pronzini, Bill, Sleuths, Unity, ME, Five Star, 1999. First edition. A collection containing several Nameless stories. Very fine without dust jacket, as issued. $25.00

Reno, Marie, Final Proof, N.Y., Harper, 1976. Book club edition. The editorial director of a major book club is found slumped over a set of galley proofs. Written by a long-time publishing insider. Near fine in dust jacket. $7.50

Schorr, Mark, Red Diamond, Private Eye, N.Y., St. Martin’s, 1983. First edition. Simon Jaffe is a New York cab driver by day, an avid pulp fiction reader and collector by night. Fine in dust jacket. Inscribed and signed. $45.00

Sims, George R., The Despain Papers, Philadelphia, PA, Holmes, 1992. First U.S. and first hardcover edition; trade edition limited to 650 copies. Very fine in lightly rubbed dust jacket. $25.00

Sladek, John (Thomas), Invisible Green, London, Gollancz, 1977. First edition. A locked room mystery in which the victims of various bizarre murder methods are a group of detective story aficionados who call themselves The Seven Unravellers. Very fine in dust jacket. $100.00

Starrett, Vincent, "The Adventure of the Unique Hamlet," contained in 221B: Studies in Sherlock Holmes, N.Y., Macmillan, 1940. The first publication after the very rare privately printed edition of 1920 of what many believe to be the finest Sherlock Holmes pastiche ever written. A very fine, fresh copy in a bright dust jacket with a small chip at head of spine and a piece torn from the front flap, which is price-clipped. $150.00

Starrett, Vincent, The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes, N.Y., Otto Penzler. First of this edition. Contains "The Adventure of the Unique Hamlet." Fine in wrappers. $7.95

Straus, Ralph, Pengard Awake, N.Y., Appleton, 1920. First U.S. edition. An English book collector travels to Chicago and meets an antiquarian bookseller in his shop in Chicago and tries to help him cope with a dark mystery. Gift inscription on front endpaper, else a very nice, about fine copy in the scarce dust jacket, which has a few nicks and tears. A classic bibliomystery. $150.00

Strong, Tony, The Poison Tree, London, Doubleday, 1997. First edition. A young woman moves to Oxford to study for her doctorate in detective fiction and learns that her home was once the site of a brutal murder. Soon, strange and frightening events begin. Very fine in dust jacket. $35.00

Symons, Julian, The Colour of Murder, London, Collins, 1957. First edition. A happily married visits the library, where he begins an affair with a pretty young woman, leading to murder. Covers marked, else very good in dust jacket, which is sunned at the spine and has a closed tear. $25.00

Taylor, Phoebe Atwood, Proof of the Pudding, N.Y., Norton, 1945. First edition. This tangential bibliomystery involves primary source material being used to write an unwanted biography. Very fine in price-clipped dust jacket, which has light wear at the top of the spine. $75.00

Trocheck, Kathy Hogan, To Live and Die in Dixie, N.Y., Harper, 1993. First edition. An authentic Civil War diary is fervently pursued by numerous characters, from various university librarians to a lunatic Civil War buff. Very fine in dust jacket. $20.00

Valin, Jonathan, Final Notice, N.Y., Dodd, Mead, 1980. Private detective Harry Stoner is hired to stop a psychopath who has been mutilating books in a Cincinnati library by cutting out parts of the female anatomy from art books before he escalates to the real thing. Very fine in dust jacket. $125.00

Vance, G. Warlock, The Missing Narrative of Neptune, Morristown, N.Y., Scrybe Press, 2008. First edition. Trade paperback original. A private eye novel in which three people die over a stolen 16th-century manuscript. "I mean, really, how hard can it be to find a one-of-a-kind book in Greensboro, N.C.?" Very fine. $15.00

Van Gieson, Judith, The Stolen Blue, Albuquerque, N.M., University of New Mexico, 2000. First edition. Claire Reynier’s job is to buy books for the University of New Mexico’s library, a job she loves. But when a collector invites her to a remote wilderness ranch, her dream job becomes a nightmare. Very fine in dust jacket. Signed. $22.95

Wallace, Edgar, The Door with Seven Locks, N.Y., Doubleday, 1928. A man of evil repute steals a book of biology from a library–not the least of his crimes. Filmed in London by Rialto in 1940 with a screenplay by Norman Lee, Gilbert Gunn and John Argyle; it was directed by Lee and starred Leslie Banks and Lilli Palmer. It was released in the United States by Monogram as Chamber of Horrors. Very good. $15.00

Wren, Lassiter, and Randle McKay, The Baffle Book, N.Y., Doubleday, 1928. Later printing. A collection of solve-them-yourself mysteries, including "The Problem of Napoleon’s Signatures." Fine in dust jacket, which has minor spine wear. $45.00

Wren, Lassiter, and Randle McKay, The Third Baffle Book, N.Y., Doubleday, 1930. First edition. Another collection of solve-them-yourself mysteries, including "The Stolen Endymion." Very good. $15.00

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Sally's Weekly Update for 11/19/10

Here's the latest update.

The staff of The Mysterious Bookshop wish you a very wonderful Thanksgiving holiday.

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Weekly Update 11/19/10


SIGNED COPIES NOW AVAILABLE



Michael Ayoob signed copies of his first novel, In Search of Mercy. Dexter Bolzjak is an emotionally damaged ex-hockey goalie who is persuaded by Lou Kershon to find Lou’s lost love, the actress Mercy Carnahan. Winner of Minotaur Books’ PWA Best First Private Eye Novel Competition, this is a tense and provocative mystery. A Hard Boiled Club Main Selection. $24.99

Andrew Klavan’s new thriller, The Identity Man, tells the story of John Shannon, a petty thief on the run after being framed for a murder he did not commit. When he is offered a new beginning by a stranger calling himself The Identity Man Shannon jumps at the chance and finds himself living a life that seems to be too good to be true. It is. A Thriller/Espionage Club Main Selection. $25.00

In Moonlight Mile, Dennis Lehane has returned to the characters who established his reputation as one of the great writers of crime novels. Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro are ten years older and an old case has returned to haunt them. In the novel Gone Baby Gone, Patrick and Angie took on a case that was never really emotionally resolved for them. Now they are going to have a chance to get it right. Best to have read that first book to get the utmost enjoyment from this one. A Crime Collectors Club Main Selection. $26.99

The true first edition of Moonlight Mile was published by The Mysterious Bookshop in a beautiful edition signed and limited to 100 copies. We have a few left. $150.00

Coffins, edited and with an introduction by Otto Penzler, is the third paperback containing stories taken from The Vampire Archives. Signed by Otto of course. $7.99



Death Notice is Todd Ritter’s first mystery and is set in Perry Hollow, Pennsylvania, which has never had a murder until George Winnick, a farmer, is found in a homemade coffin on the side of the highway with his lips sewn shut and his veins and arteries drained of blood and filled with embalming fluid. Chilling as that is, it becomes more so when it is discovered that the Perry Hollow Gazette obituary writer received a death notice for Winnick before he was killed. Then things take a turn for the worse. $24.99

FOR COLLECTORS

Miss Hurd: An Enigma by Anna Katharine Green, Putnam, NY. 1894. First Edition. $500.00

Bookplate, sliver chipped from bottom of front cover, else very good in the original wrappers. A rare book in this fragile binding.

Doctor Izard by Anna Katharine Green, Putnam, NY. 1985. First Edition. $450.00

Very good copy in the original wrappers. Very scarce in collector’s condition in this fragile binding.

The Eight Strokes of the Clock by Maurice Leblanc, Macaulay, NY. 1922. First U.S. Edition. $65.00

Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone and Queen’s Quorum title. Spine ends worn, else very good.

The Red House Mystery by A.A. Milne, Methuen, London. 1922. First Edition. $45.00

Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone title. Top of spine frayed, covers faded, else very good, tight copy.

Shrink Rap by Robert B. Parker, Putnam, NY. 2002. First Edition. SIGNED. $25.00

A Sunny Randall mystery. Fine in fine dust jacket.

The Case of the Foster Father by Virginia Perdue, Doubleday Crime Club, NY . 1942. First Edition. $125.00

A tape strip reinforces (unnecessarily) the interior of the top of the spine, else a fine copy in dust jacket.

Aftermath by Peter Robinson, McClelland & Stewart, Toronto, 2001. First Edition. SIGNED. $30.00

An Inspector Alan Banks mystery. Fine in fine dust jacket.

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

Scribbling on rear page, else 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.

Where There’s a Will by Rex Stout, Farrar & Rinehart, NY. 1940. First Edition. $2,250.00

Endpapers foxed, a stain on one page, else an exceptionally bright and fresh copy in the scarce dust jacket, which is lightly worn at corners and spine tips. A lovely collector’s copy.

The Nero Wolfe Cookbook by Rex Stout, Viking, NY. 1973. First Thus. $15.00

Fine in boards.

Sally

sally@mysteriousbookshop.com

Friday, November 12, 2010

Sally's Weekly Update for 11/12/10

Here's the latest list of goodies from The Mysterious Bookshop

Happy reading!

Sally Owen
The Mysterious Bookshop
sally@mysteriousbookshop.com


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 11/12/10



EVENTS

Just a reminder that we are ending our year’s events with a bang!

Dennis Lehane will be making his only New York appearance at Mysterious.

Moonlight Mile is a Patrick Kenzie/Angela Gennaro mysery. $26.99

This is a Crime Club Main Selection.



CHRISTMAS AT THE MYSTERIOUS BOOKSHOP

Please join us (if you can) for our annual Christmas party on Thursday, December 9th.

In addition to the festivities, we will also host a spectacular autographing party in honor of

Christmas at the Mysterious Bookshop, edited by Otto Penzler.

Seventeen stories, originally published as chapbooks and given to customers as Christmas gifts over the last seventeen years have been gathered in one volume.

All the living authors who wrote the stories have been invited , and we expect most of them to be present to sign copies.

As well as Otto, contributors are: Charles Ardai, Lisa Atkinson, Lawrence Block, Mary Higgins Clark, Thomas H. Cook, Ron Goulart, Jeremiah Healy, Rupert Holmes, Andrew Klavan, Michael Malone, Anne Perry, S.J. Rozan and Jonathan Santlofer. In the book, but no longer with us, are George Baxt, Edward D. Hoch, Evan Hunter (Ed McBain) and Donald E. Westlake.

The signing event will be held from 6.00p.m. to 7.00p.m. If you cannot attend but would like to have autographed first editions, please let us know as soon as possible. The price is $24.95.



SIGNED COPIES NOW AVAILABLE



Dangerous to Know by Tasha Alexander features Lady Emily Hargreaves, newly returned from her honeymoon in Constantinople, where she had a near brush with death. The calm she seeks on her mother’s estate in Normandy is shattered when, out horseback riding, she comes upon the body of a murdered woman. A Soft Boiled Club Main Selection. $24.99.

Paul Auster stopped by to sign copies of Sunset Park. Beautifully written, the novel weaves together the stories of several unforgettable characters, connected by family and work, during the dark months of the 2008 economic collapse. An Unclassifiable Club Main Selection. $25.00



Walter Mosley also dropped in to sign The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey. This is not a mystery, but a story of the complex tensions at the heart of race in America. Ptolemy Grey is ninety-one, marooned in a cluttered Los Angeles apartment overflowing with mementos from his past. Then at his grandnephew’s funeral he meets Robyn, seventeen and without a family of her own, and he experiences a seismic shift, in his head, his heart, and his life. $25.95

We were saddened to learn that Stephen J. Cannell passed away. His latest thriller, The Prostitutes’ Ball is available and his publisher has sent signed bookplates to us. If you would like a copy of this final Shane Scully novel, please let us know. $25.99



SIGNED FROM THE U.K.

We have a very few copies left of Field Grey by Philip Kerr. This latest Bernie Gunther novel has been put aside for you if you pre-ordered it. It is also a British Crime Club Main Selection. $48.00



FOR COLLECTORS

Blacklands by Belinda Bauer, Bantam Press, London. 2010. First Edition. SIGNED. $75.00

Author’s first novel and winner of this year’s CWA Gold Dagger Award. Fine in fine dust jacket.

The Burglar in the Library by Lawrence Block, No Exit Press, UK. First Edition. SIGNED. $100.00

True first edition. Fine in fine dust jacket.

The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown, Doubleday, NY. 2009. First Edition. SIGNED. $75.00

Fine in fine dust jacket.

Hunter and Hunted: The Ed and Am Hunter Novels, Vol. 1 by Fredric Brown, Masters, Hermitage, PA. 2002. $45.00

First edition of the introduction; contains The Fabulous Clipjoint, The Dead Ringer, The Bloody Moonlight, Compliments of a Fiend. As new in dust jacket.

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

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

Bangkok 8 by John Burdett, Knopf, NY. 2003. First Edition. $24.00

Author’s outstanding first novel. As new in dust jacket.

A Jade in Aries by Tucker Coe, Random House, NY. 1970. First Edition. SIGNED. $100.00

Mitch Tobin mystery by Donald E. Westlake under the Coe pseudonym. Fine in a price-clipped dust jacket that has light wear at spine ends. Signed on the title page "Donald E. Westlake (Ol’ Tuck)" A very scarce book to find with an autograph.

My Last Goodbye by Margaret Coel, ASAP, CA. 2002. Limited Edition. SIGNED. $36.00

Original story by Coel, with an introduction by Nancy Pickard and original artwork by Phil Parks. Signed by Coel, Pickard and Parks. Number 295 of 300 limited copies. Fine in boards as issued.

Mefisto in Onyx by Harlan Ellison, Zeising, Shingletown, CA. 1993. First Edition. INSCRIBED. $50.00

Very fine in dust jacket, which has a trace of rubbing at lower edge. Inscribed: "To Ed Hoch - as promised, and with good wishes, to a long-time friend. This Edgar nominee came in 2nd. Oh well. Harlan." Also signed in full and dated 13 June 94, Los Angeles.

Time and Again by Jack Finney, Simon & Schuster, NY. 1970. First Edition. $65.00

First edition in first state dust jacket with a price and the correct photo caption. A near fine copy of the greatest of all New York mystery novels in a very good dust jacket with small closed tears at spinal extremities and some corners.

The Shadow Scrapbook by Walter B. Gibson, Harcourt, NY. 1979. First Edition. $45.00

A compendium of material about the Shadow on radio, in the pulps, books, etc. With color and black-and-white photos of movie posters, pulp covers, memorabilia, etc. Fine. Large format trade paperback.

The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett by Richard Anobile, Editor. Avon, NY. 1974. First Edition. $20.00

First edition of this volume in The Film Classic Library, which reproduces stills from every scene in the Bogart movie with the accompanying dialogue. Relentlessly interesting, even if you’ve seen the film (or maybe especially if you’ve seen it). Near fine. Large format trade paperback.

Talking God by Tony Hillerman, Harper, NY. 1989. First Edition. INSCRIBED. $100.00

Very fine, as new copy in dust jacket. Inscribed from one Grand Master to another: "To Ed & Pat - from a fellow sufferer, Tony Hillerman." From the library of Edward D. Hoch.

The Jungle Kids by Evan Hunter, Pocket, NY. 1956. First Edition. $50.00

A Queen’s Quorum title. Small crease on front cover, else near fine copy of this paperback.

Happy New Year, Herbie and Other Stories by Evan Hunter, Simon & Schuster, NY. 1963. First Edition. $65.00

Page tops faded, else fine in dust jacket, which has a trace of wear to spine ends and a corner.

See Them Die by Ed McBain, Simon & Schuster, NY. 1960. First Edition. $200.00

Very fine in dust jacket.

Hail, Hail, the Gang’s All Here by Ed McBain, 1971. First Edition. INCRIBED. $100.00

An 87th Precinct novel. Fine in dust jacket, which is very lightly rubbed at extremities. With a fine inscription that nearly fills the front endpaper, dated 4/3/71: "To Abby & Julius, with thanks for making me part of the gang on a Saturday night in April. Affectionately, Evan "Ed McBain" Hunter." From the library of Donald E. Westlake and his wife, the Abby of the inscription.

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.

The Money Harvest by Ross Thomas, Morrow, NY. 1975. First Edition. SIGNED. $100.00

About fine in dust jacket.



Sally

sally@mysteriousbookshop.com

Christmas Party for CHRISTMAS AT THE MYSTERIOUS BOOKSHOP 12/09/11





Please join us for our annual Christmas party on Thursday, December 9th. In addition to the usual festivities, we will also host a spectacular autographing party in honor of an anthology that means a great deal to all of us at the store. Christmas at the Mysterious Bookshop, edited by Otto Penzler and published by Vanguard, contains 17 stories originally printed in chapbooks and given to bookshop customers as Christmas gifts over the past 17 years. All the living authors who wrote the stories collected in this handsome volume have been invited and we expect most of them to be present to autograph copies.
What a Christmas gift! Otto will be happy to personally inscribe copies to everyone on your gift list who reads and you will have the added bonus of a page full of autographs by many of today’s most distinguished mystery writers. The contributors are Charles Ardai, Lisa Atkinson, Lawrence Block, Mary Higgins Clark, Thomas H. Cook, Ron Goulart, Jeremiah Healy, Rupert Holmes, Andrew Klavan, Michael Malone, Anne Perry, S.J. Rozan, and Jonathan Santlofer. Also in the book but, sadly, no longer with us except in fond memory are George Baxt, Edward D. Hoch, Evan Hunter (Ed McBain), and Donald E. Westlake.
The signing event will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. If you cannot attend but would like to have autographed first edition copies—guaranteed to be in time for Christmas—please let us know as soon as possible. The price is $24.95.

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Thursday, November 11, 2010

John Lawton Party Photos!



Last week we were happy to host a lovely book party for A LILY OF THE FIELD by John Lawton!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

The November 2010 Newsletter Now Available!





This is our penultimate Newsletter for 2010. And the year went where?

The two links are below. The Holiday Season is just about upon us, so you'll want to read this one very carefully (we hope).

http://www.mysteriousbookshop.com/home/newsletter/newsletter.pdf

http://www.mysteriousbookshop.com/home/printnewsletter/print_newsletter.pdf


Sally Owen
The Mysterious Bookshop
sally@mysteriousbookshop.com

Friday, November 5, 2010

Sally's Weekly Update for 11/05/10

Here's the latest update.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Sally Owen
The Mysterious Bookshop
sally@mysteriousbookshop.com


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 11/5/10



EVENTS




Monday, November 15th 6.30 p.m - 8.30 p.m.

DENNIS LEHANE will be here to promote his new book

Moonlight Mile $26.99

His first Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro mystery in a decade.

This will be his only appearance in New York!



SIGNED COPIES NOW AVAILABLE



Seth Harwood signed both hardcover and paperback copies (published simultaneously) of Young Junius. This dark thriller is set in 1987 when fourteen-year-old Junius Posey sets out to find his brother’s killer. HC $24.95 PB $14.95

The Dead Detective by William Heffernan features Harry Doyle, who was brought back to life when he was a ten-year-old and who now dedicates himself to putting killers behind bars. This may be his hardest case; the murder of notorious child molester. $24.95

We do have a few copies left of Great House by Nicole Krauss, the National Book Award-nominated novel which was our Unclassifiable Club Selection last month. $24.95

The Instructions by Adam Levin, which takes place over four days and is more than 1,000 pages long, is getting extraordinary reviews. Gurion Maccabee and his army of tweens are determined to take down their unfair school system. Odd, yes, but there is so much more to this sprawling novel and the writing is sparkling. Levin is being compared to David Foster Wallace. First editions of this small print run from McSweeney’s come in red, blue, and grey boards. We have the blue only. $29.00



SIGNED FROM THE U.K.

Oscar Wilde and the Nest of Vipers by Gyles Brandreth is the fourth in the series of Victorian murder mysteries featuring the playwright and his good friend, Arthur Conan Doyle. When the Duchess of Albemarle is found murdered with two tiny puncture marks in her throat, the Prince of Wales asks Oscar and Arthur to discreetly investigate. $48.00



FOR COLLECTORS

Special Assignments by Boris Akunin, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London. 2007. First English Translation. $35.00

Fine in fine dust jacket with a signed bookplate laid in.

Free Reign by Rosemary Aubert, Bridge Works, NY. 1997. First Edition. SIGNED. $30.00

Author’s first book. Fine in fine dust jacket.

Christine Falls by Benjamin Black, Holt, NY. 2006. First Edition. SIGNED. $25.00

First in Black’s (the author John Banville) mystery series set in Dublin. Fine in fine dust jacket.

Black Cherry Blues by James Lee Burke, Little Brown, Boston. 1989. First Edition. $100.00

Winner of the Edgar for Best Novel. Very fine, as new copy in dust jacket.

Get Dutch! A Biography of Elmore Leonard by Paul Challen, ECW Press, Canada. First Edition. SIGNED. $17.95.

Trade Paperback Original. Fine. Signed by Elmore Leonard.

Cut Me In by Hunt Collins, Abelard-Schuman, NY. 1954. First Edition. $200.00

A very scarce mystery novel by Evan Hunter under this early pseudonym, written two years before the first Ed McBain title was released. There is an inked letter on the front endpaper, else very good in dust jacket, which has a crease down the spine and has light wear along the top edge.

Every Dead Thing by John Connolly, Simon & Schuster, NY. 1999. First U.S. Edition. SIGNED. $30.00

Author’s first novel, introducing Charlie Parker. Fine in fine dust jacket.

Leave the Grave Green by Deborah Crombie, Scribner, NY. 1995. First Edition. SIGNED. $25.00

Fine in fine dust jacket.

Four to Score by Janet Evanovich, St. Martin’s Press, NY. 1998. First Edition. SIGNED. $60.00

Signed and dated on publication date. Fine in fine dust jacket.

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

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

The Book of Spies by Alan Furst, Ed., Modern Library, NY. 1994. First Thus. SIGNED. $35.00

This anthology of literary espionage contains excerpts from the some of best, and lesser known, works of Greene, Le Carre, Conrad, Ambler, Maugham, etc. Signed by Furst. Fine in fine dust jacket.

That Affair Next Door by Anna Katharine Green, Putnam, NY. 1897. First Edition. $250.00

Endpapers toned, page tops dusty, else a fine copy in blue cloth with the gold still bright and fresh. An early Ebenezer Gryce mystery by this historically important author.

Acts of Contrition by William Heffernan, New American Library, NY. 1986. First Edition. SIGNED. $20.00

Fine in fine dust jacket.

The Dark Wind by Tony Hillerman, Harper, NY. 1982. First Edition. SIGNED. $375.00

Very fine in dust jacket.

The Frumious Bandersnatch by Ed McBain, Simon & Schuster, NY. 2004. First Edition. SIGNED. $30.00

A novel of the 87th Precinct. Fine in fine dust jacket.

Friends, Lovers, Chocolate by Alexander McCall Smith, Little Brown, London. 2005. First Edition. SIGNED. $42.50

An Isabel Dalhousie mystery. Fine in fine dust jacket.

The Old Man in the Corner by Baroness Orczy, Greening, London. 1909. First Edition, Second Printing. $100.00

Armorial bookplate, trivial rubbing to spine ends and corners, else about a fine copy of this Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone and Queen’s Quorum title. Celebrating its 100th birthday, this is an unusually nice copy, with the gold and front cover illustration bright and fresh. Identical in appearance to the first printing.

Money for Nothing by Donald E. Westlake, Warner Books, NY. 2003. First Edition. SIGNED. $30.00

Fine in fine dust jacket.

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

Limited to 400 copies, numbered and signed by the author. Very fine, as new copy in dust jacket.



Sally

sally@mysteriousbookshop.com

William Heffernan on THE DEAD DETECTIVE



Author William Heffernon offers insight into his new novel THE DEAD DETECTIVE and reads the prologue during his appearance last night at The Mysterious Bookshop in New York.

Seth Harwood on YOUNG JUNIUS



We were happy to host a party for YOUNG JUNIUS by Seth Harwood this week. Here Seth talks about and reads a portion from his new novel!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Halloween 2010



The Mysterious Bookshop played to host to dozens of trick or treaters in our neighborhood of Tribeca this Halloween! Here are some of the best costumes!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Sally's Weekly Update for 10/29/10!

We're beginning to think about the holiday season (gulp!).

There's no better, or more appreciated, gift than a book, so we hope you browse the next few Weekly Updates with your loved ones in mind. We'll try and make the updates exciting and pocketbook friendly.

Meanwhile, we hope your Halloween is full of candy.

Sally Owen
The Mysterious Bookshop
sally@mysteriousbookshop.com


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 10/29/10



EVENTS

Wednesday, November 3rd 6.30 p.m. - 8.00 p.m.

Seth Harwood

Young Junius A Trade Paperback Original $14.95

A tale of vengeance set amid the crumbling housing projects of Cambridge, MA.

Thursday, November 4th 6.30 p.m. - 8.00 p.m.

William Heffernan

The Dead Detective $24.95

Featuring PI Harry Doyle

Friday, November 5th 6.30 p.m. - 8.00 p.m.

John Lawton

A Lily of the Field $24.00

Espionage fiction from the creator of Det. Frederick Troy (who makes an appearance in this story)



SIGNED COPIES NOW AVAILABLE



Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin tells the story of two boyhood friends, Larry Ott and Silas Jones, who share a special bond. Then Larry is accused of a crime. Twenty years later Larry lives in the same small town to which Silas returns as a constable. Then Larry becomes the prime suspect in a similar crime! Otto’s favorite of the month. $24.99

We have signed copies of The Confession by John Grisham. The signature appears on a tipped-in page. $28.95

The Countess by Rebecca Johns is based on a true story - history’s first and, possibly, worst female serial killer. In 1611, Countess Erzsebet Bathory , a powerful Hungarian noblewoman, was walled up inside her castle tower for the gruesome murders of dozens of female servants. In this dramatization of her life, the Countess tells her story in her own words as she writes to her son. Not for the squeamish. $25.00

The limited edition of The Moonlight Mile by Dennis Lehane is here. This is the true first edition of Lehane’s latest Patrick and Angie mystery. It is signed. Numbered copies are limited to 100 copies for $150.00. Lettered copies are limited to 26 copies for $275.00. Published by The Mysterious Bookshop and bound in marbled boards.

P.S. Dennis will be here at The Mysterious Bookshop on Monday, November 15th for the official launch of The Moonlight Mile.

We have received first UK editions of The Lineup edited by Otto Penzler. This Edgar Award-winning collection has been signed by Otto. $25.00

F. Paul Wilson was here signing Fatal Error, his penultimate Repairman Jack novel. $25.99. While he was here, Wilson signed his story which appears in Fear, an anthology of suspense and horror for young adults edited by R.L. Stine. Just a couple of these available. $16.99



Not signed, but...

Outfit by Richard Stark is the second Parker novel to be adapted as a graphic novel by Darwyn Cooke. $24.99

One of our most popular anthologies recently was Damn Near Dead. Now we have Damn Near Dead 2, more original Geezer Noir from Ace Atkins, C.J. Box, Joe R. Lansdale, Denise Mina, S.J. Rozan, Don Winslow, etc. A paperback original. $18.00



FOR COLLECTORS

Travels in the Scriptorium by Paul Auster, Holt, NY. 2006. First Edition. SIGNED. $25.00

Fine in fine dust jacket.

The Garston Murder Case by H.C. Bailey, Doubleday, NY. 1930. First U.S. Edition. $100.00

A Joshua Clunk novel. Name inside front cover, foxing on fore-edges, else fine in a bright, fresh dust jacket with minor chips at base of spine.

Eclipse by John Banville, Picador, London. 2000. First Edition. SIGNED. $35.00

Fine in fine dust jacket.

Heartsick by Chelsea Cain, Minotaur, NY. 2007. First Edition. SIGNED. $25.00

Author’s first book. Fine in fine dust jacket.

The Accident Man by Tom Cain, Bantam, London. 2007. First Edition. SIGNED. $35.00

Author’s first thriller. Fine in fine dust jacket.

Deal Breaker by Harlan Coben, Dell, NY. 1995. First Edition. SIGNED. $30.00

A paperback original. Author’s first Myron Bolitar mystery. Fine.

Drop Shot by Harlan Coben, Dell, NY. 1996. First Edition. SIGNED. $30.00

A paperback original. Author’s second Myron Bolitar mystery. Fine.

The Black Ice by Michael Connelly, Little Brown, Boston. 1993. First Edition. SIGNED. $125.00

Author’s second book. Very fine, fresh copy in dust jacket.

Trace by Patricia Cornwell, Putnam, NY. 2004. First Edition. SIGNED. $30.00

Fine in fine dust jacket.

Three Lights Went Out by George Robert Dean, Doubleday Crime Club, NY. 1937. First Edition. $125.00

A fine, fresh, bright copy in dust jacket, which has light edge wear.

Whiskey River by Loren D. Estleman, Bantam, NY 1990. First Edition. SIGNED. $30.00

Fine in fine dust jacket.

Poachers by Tom Franklin, Wm. Morrow, NY. 1999. First Edition. SIGNED. $35.00

Author’s first book. Short stories, including the title story which won the Edgar Award. Fine in fine dust jacket.

Six Days of the Condor by James Grady, Norton, NY. 1974. First Edition. $175.00

Iconic espionage novel; the basis for the Robert Redford film, Three Days of the Condor. Very fine in dust jacket.

Mr. Sandeman Loses His Life by Eugene Healy, Holt, NY. 1940. First Edition. $75.00

Fine, crisp copy in price-clipped dust jacket with minor edge wear.

Black is the Fashion for Dying by Jonathan Latimer, Random House, NY. 1959. First Edition. $45.00

A very fine copy by this important hard-boiled writer and noted Hollywood screenwriter, in an exceptionally clean an fresh dust jacket.

Dismas Hardy by John Lescroart, Mysterious Bookshop, NY. 2008. First Edition. SIGNED. $60.00

A 40-page profile of the author’s most famous character. Limited to only 100 hardcover copies. Very fine without dust jacket as issued.

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

This 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.

Brother’s Keepers by Donald E. Westlake, Evans, NY. 1975. First Edition. SIGNED. $75.00

A fine, fresh copy in dust jacket of an absurdly funny book.

Kahawa by Donald E. Westlake, Viking, NY. 1982. First Edition. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED. $35.00

The author regarded this as his masterpiece. Very fine in dust jacket which has a hint of sunning.



Sally

sally@mysteriousbookshop.com