Saturday, January 16, 2010

Sally's Weekly Update for 01/15/10

This should have gone out yesterday, but we were gratifyingly busy with the Baker Street Irregulars who stopped by.


Sally Owen
The Mysterious Bookshop

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 1/15/10

The Baker Street Irregulars are in town for their yearly banquet celebrating all things Sherlockian!

Many of them are here today - and so is CNN. The word is that a segment, shot in the store and probably containing an interview with Otto, will air on Monday or Tuesday, probably in the afternoon. If you miss it, you will be able to find it on line - google CNN and Sherlock Holmes

UK First Editions!!!

The U.S. editions of the following two titles will be signed here in the store. However, the true first editions will be the British. Please let us know if you want a UK edition, so we can order a copy for you:

Lee Child - 61 Hours

Henning Mankell - The Man From Beijing

Do not forget to pre-order Split Image by Robert B. Parker if you would like a signed first edition. This won’t happen until the Fall, but we want to have enough first editions here in the store when Parker stops by. Split Image is a Jesse Stone AND Sunny Randall mystery.


Tuesday, January 19th 6.30 p.m. - 8.00 p.m.

Alan Gordon reading from and discussing

The Parisian Prodigal

Wednesday, January 20th 6.30 p.m. - 8.00 p.m.

Ira Berkowitz reading from and discussing

Sinner’s Ball

Admission is free


Alice I Have Been by Melanie Benjamin is a very unusual historical literary mystery featuring Alice Liddell - she of In Wonderland fame. As Alice reaches the end of her life, she tells of her magical 10th year when she urged a grown-up friend to write down one of his fanciful stories. $25.00

Robert Crais features Joe Pike in the latest thriller, The First Rule. Elvis Cole is there for back-up but the case, involving organized criminal gangs of the former Soviet Union, is personal for Pike. A Crime Collectors Club Main Selection. $26.95

Among Thieves by David Hosp is fiction inspired by the true story of the biggest art theft of the twentieth century. In 1990, two men dressed as policemen entered the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston and escaped with 500 million dollars worth of paintings. The mystery remained unsolved but now the case may just break wide open. $24.99

Sleepless is Charlie Huston’s latest thriller and features LAPD undercover cop Parker Hass. Hass is working as a drug dealer trying to cut off the illegal trade in Dreamer, the only drug that can give a population infected with insomnia the one thing they crave - sleep. A Hard Boiled Club Main Selection. $25.00


John Burdett, who doesn’t write nearly fast enough for his legion of fans, has a new one: The Godfather of Kathmandu. Sonchai Jitpleecheep of the Royal Thai Police is summoned to the most shocking and intriguing crime scene of his career. The author will not be visiting these shores so no signed copies. $25.95

A Whisper to the Living by the late Stuart M. Kaminsky is the last Inspector Rostnikov mystery. $23.99

Our authors don’t often hit the culture pages of Entertainment Weekly, but The Chill by Jason Starr, a graphic novel, made THE MUST LIST of that magazine. A serial killer is on the loose in New York City. There is a suspect but every witness provides a different description of her. Shrinkwrapped, so not signed. $19.99


Long Time Coming by Robert Goddard tells the story of Eldritch Swan who, after being incarcerated in an Irish prison for thirty-six years, is released and finds himself on a journey with his nephew that takes them back to the Second World War and the secret of Swan’s imprisonment. A British Crime Club Selection. $38.00

Bequest by A.K. Shevchenko is a first novel which begins when an ambitious lieutenant of the Russian Security Service stumbles across file N1247. Three crucial documents are missing which, if found, could change the balance of power in Europe. $50.00

FOR COLLECTORS (to honor the birthday of Sherlock Holmes - a Capricorn)

The Improbable Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, edited by John Joseph Adams, Night Shade Books, San Francisco, 2009. First Edition. $15.95

New stories about Holmes by Neil Gaiman, Stephen King, Laurie R. King, Michael Moorcock, Naomi Novik, Anne Perry, etc. Paperback original. Fine.

A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle, Facsimile Edition. $250.00

Facsimile of first Sherlock Holmes adventure. Limited to 100 copies. Boxed.

The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle, George Newnes, London. 1902. First Hardcover Edition. $2,500.00

Beautiful copy. Previous owner’s name in fep with raised stamp

The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle, George Newnes, London. 1905. First Hardcover Edition. $1,250.00

Rubbing at top of spine. Owner’s bookplate on inside. Lovely copy

Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle, John Murray, London. 1924. First Edition Thus. $45.00

Near fine with author’s initials engraved on front board and engraving on spine.

The Penguin Complete Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Penguin, London. 2009. $75.00

New edition of the complete Holmes. Fine in boards.

Sherlock Holmes Volume 1: The Trial of Sherlock Homes by Leah Moore and John Reppion, Dynamite Entertainment, 2009. First Edition. $24.99

Graphic novel illustrated by Aaron Campbell. Fine in fine dust jacket.

The Vampire Archives edited by Otto Penzler, Vintage Crime, New York. 2009. First Edition. SIGNED. $25.00

NEIL GAIMAN, who wrote the preface, stopped by and we have a couple of copies with his signature as well as that of Otto Penzler.

The Baker Street Letters by Michael Robertson, Minotaur, New York. 2009. First Edition. $24.95

Two lawyers lease offices on London’s Baker Street and begin to receive mail addressed to Sherlock Holmes. Fine in fine dust jacket.


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