Saturday, January 2, 2010

Sally's Weekly Update for 01/02/10!

Happy New Year. Hope this one is a happy, healthy, and prosperous one for us all.

I've been out of touch for nearly a week because of dire problems with my computer. All is well now, but for those of you who sent an email to me in the last week, hold on, I'm getting to them in the order they were received.

What's the first book you'll be reading this year? Under the Dome by Stephen King for me!

Sally Owen
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Weekly Update 1/2/10

Happy New Year!


Stephen Hunter traveled up from Maryland to sign copies of I, Sniper. We appreciate that. This Bob Lee Swagger novel is a Crime Collector’s Club selection. $26.00


Rupture by Simon Lelic is a first novel about a school shooting - the perpetrator is a teacher, rather than a student. When Lucia May, the policewoman dealing with the case, asks students and teachers questions about the days leading up to the shooting, she discovers that this case is not as simple as she first thought. One of 250 signed and numbered copies. $33.00


Even the Wicked by Lawrence Block, Wm, Morrow, NY. 1997. First Edition. SIGNED. $23.00

Matthew Scudder. Fine in fine dust jacket.

The Mardi Gras Murders by Bristow and Manning, Mystery League, NY. 1932. First Edition. $35.00

About fine in a chipped and torn dust jacket.

No Beast So Fierce by Edward Bunker, Norton, NY. 1973. First Edition. $750.00

Basis for the film Straight Time, directed by Ulu Grosbard and starring Dustin Hoffman. Very scarce. Previous owner’s name, else an exceptional copy.

The Asphalt Jungle by W.R. Burnett, Knopf, NY. 1949. First Edition. $1,000.00

Basis for the legendary film directed by John Huston starring Sterling Hayden. Very fine in dust jacket.

The Innocence of Father Brown by G.K. Chesterton, John Lane, NY. First U.S. Edition. 1911. $100.00

Queen’s Quorum title. About fine with no wear.

A Simple Act of Violence by R.J. Ellory, Orion, London. 2008. First Edition. SIGNED. $54.00

Fine in fine dust jacket.

Flying Finish by Dick Francis, Armchair Detective Library, NY. 1991. SIGNED. $125.00

Originally published in 1965. Limited to 26 lettered copies. Very fine, in slipcase.

Spend Game by Jonathan Gash, Ticknor, NY. 1981. First U.S. Edition. $30.00

A Lovejoy novel. Fine in lightly rubbed dust jacket.

Act of God by Jeremiah Healy, Pocket Books, NY. 1994. First Edition. SIGNED. $20.00

John Cuddy. Fine in fine dust jacket.

Death in Ecstasy by Ngaio Marsh, Sheridan, NY. 1941. First U.S. Edition. $250.00

A fine, fresh copy in dust jacket, which is lightly worn at corners and spine ends. Scarce in dust jacket.

Shaft by Ernest Tidyman, Macmillan, NY. 1960. First Edition. $100.00

Basis for the Blackploitation film. Tiny remainder dot on top edge, else fine in dust jacket. Scare in collector’s condition.

The Scold’s Bridle by Minette Walters, St. Martin’s, NY. 1994. First U.S. Edition. SIGNED. $25.00

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


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