Friday, July 30, 2010

Sally's Weekly Update for 07/30/10!

From New York, sunny with low humidity, comes this week's Weekly Update!

Sally Owen
The Mysterious Bookshop

The Mysterious Bookshop

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Weekly Update 7/30/10


Wednesday, August 4th

6.30 p.m. - 8.00 p.m.

The Mysterious Bookshop and Akashic Books present


Edited by Sarah Cortez & Liz Martinez

Contributors Reed Farrel Coleman, Richie Narvaez, Mistina Bates, and David Cole etc. will be attending.


The long list for The Man Booker Prize, one of the most prestigious literary awards, was announced this past week. On that list is The Thousand Autumns of Jacob De Zoet by David Mitchell. We have no more U.K. editions, but we do have signed first U.S. editions. $26.00

The John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger 2010 short list was also announced. Those of you who are in the British Crime Club have signed first editions of a couple of these.

We do have just a few of nominee The Holy Thief by William Ryan left. $58.00.


Kings of the Earth is Jon Clinch’s second book (after Finn). It tells the story of the Proctor brothers who live quietly in upstate New York until one of them dies in his sleep and the other two are suspected of murder. An Unclassifiable Club selection. $26.00

Carl Hiaasen stopped by to sign his latest, Star Island. It features twenty-two year old Cherry Pye, a pop star since she was fourteen who is about to attempt a comeback from her latest drug-and-alcohol disaster. It also features Ann DeLusia , Cherry’s double when Cherry is "indisposed" who is kidnapped by obsessed paparazzo Bang Abbott. $26.95


No Good from a Corpse by Leigh Bracket, Macmillan, AZ. 1999. First Trade Edition SIGNED $60.00

This collection of stories and title novel is limited to 1,000 copies. With an introduction by Ray Bradbury and an afterword by Michael Connelly. This copy is signed by Bradbury and Connelly. Very fine in dust jacket.

The Baby in the Icebox by James M. Cain, Holt, NY. 1981. First Edition. $25.00

Very fine in dust jacket.

The Little Sister by Raymond Chandler, Otto Penzler Books, NY. 1996. $40.00

An exact facsimile of the first edition. Very fine, as new copy in pristine dust jacket.

Elephants Can Remember by Agatha Christie, Collins Crime Club, London. 1972. First Edition. $50.00

Very fine, fresh copy in dust jacket.

True Detective by Max Allan Collins, St. Martin’s, NY. 1983. First Edition. INSCRIBED. $125.00

Small spot on page edges, else fine in dust jacket. The scarce first Nate Heller. Signed and inscribed to Donald E. Westlake and his wife. "To Don & Abby -/best regards/Elwin" apparently a joke of some sort as the handwriting is clearly the author’s. Also signed in full on the title page.

Suicide Hill by James Ellroy, Mysterious Press, NY. 1986. First Edition. SIGNED. $125.00

Page tops dusty, else fine in dust jacket. Signed and inscribed (Dear reader - "And death was a thrill on Suicide Hill")

There Came Both Mist and Snow by Michael Innes, Gollancz, London. 1940. First Edition. $75.00

A scrape on front cover, else very good or better. Very scarce.

The Good Old Stuff by John D. MacDonald, Harper & Row, NY. 1982. First Edition. INSCRIBED. $375.00

Fine in dust jacket with light wear to spine ends. Signed and inscribed to Donald E. Westlake and his wife. "For Don and Abby/Cheers!/John D. MacDonald/17 Sept. ‘82." A wonderful association copy between two giants of the genre.

Lew Archer, Private Investigator by Ross Macdonald, Mysterious Press, NY. 1977. First Edition. $100.00

Introductory essay written especially for this book and handsomely produced as an eight-page promotional pamphlet. An important scarce Macdonald item. Fine in gray wrappers with deckled edges.

Fire Over England by A.E.W. Mason, Hodder & Stoughton, London. 1936. First Edition. $375.00

A couple of rubbed spots on cover, else about fine in a bright, fresh dust jacket, which has trivial wear at the spine ends. Complete with the rare wrap-around band, which is sunned at the spine.

The Dutch Blue Error by William G. Tapply, Scribners, NY. 1985. First Edition. $125.00

Pages slightly soiled, else a fine copy in dust jacket with a review slip laid in. The author’s second mystery features stamp collecting.


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