Friday, September 3, 2010

Sally's Weekly Update for 09/03/10!

Just returned from two glorious (and scorching) days at the U.S. Open - Tennis that is.

Watched the Russian, Azarenka, faint on the court, and the U.S. hopeful Capra beat the number 7 seed, Raznai.

Oh, back to work....

Here's the latest from The Mysterious Bookshop

Sally Owen
The Mysterious Bookshop

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Weekly Update 9/3/10



By James Ellroy


This exceptional memoir by one of our most important mystery writers is here.

This is the true first edition and is limited to:

100 signed numbered editions $150.00

275 signed lettered editions $275.00

Many of you have pre-ordered this collectable edition, but if you have not, we have some copies left.

Gerald Elias was here reading from and playing Danse Macabre (yes, it’s a piece of music), the second mystery featuring blind, curmudgeonly, violin pedagogue Daniel Jacobus. $24.99

Spider Bones by Kathy Reichs is the latest in the Temperance Brennan series. This series, always good, has become a huge hit since the popular television show. Reichs, who has always signed for us, made sure that we got signed copies. $26.99

We have signed copies of the new Arkady Renko novel, Three Stations, by Martin Cruz Smith. This is the Crime Collectors Club Main Selection. $25.99

Not signed but...

Charlie Chan by Yunte Huang is a new look at the Honorable Detective. It tells the fascinating story of the evolution of Chan from island legend to pop culture icon to vilified postmodern symbol. A must for those who value the history of mystery. $26.95


Started Early, Took My Dog is the latest mystery from Kate Atkinson featuring PI Jackson Brodie . This is the fourth in this wonderful series. A British Crime Collectors Club Selection. $48.00

Room by Emma Donoghue is not a mystery in the true sense of the word. It is the story of five-year-old Jack, who tells the story of his life with Ma in an eleven feet by eleven feet room. What he doesn’t realize is that there is a world out there. This is a devastating and uplifting story which is receiving much attention in the U.K. and which is already long-listed for the Man Booker Prize. $35.00

The Cobra is the latest thriller from Frederick Forsyth. Ex-CIA Special Ops Paul Devereux is given the task of putting the global drug cartels out of business. And failure is not an option. A dirty war is about to get a whole lot dirtier. $48.00

Red Station by Adrian Magson is the first in a new thriller series featuring Harry Tate. When Harry, an MI5 operative, is involved in a fatal shooting and risks embarrassing the agency, he is sent to an outpost known as Red Station. Harry is told to keep his head down and to do his job. What he is not told is that the Russians are coming, and that Harry will not be coming back. $50.00


Death is a Lonely Business by Ray Bradbury, Knopf, NY. 1985. First Edition. $25.00

A hard-boiled detective novel by an author better known for his science fiction and fantasy. Very fine in dust jacket. Review slip laid in.

Career in C Major by James M. Cain, McGraw-Hill, NY. 1986. First Edition. $35.00

Collection of stories. Very fine in dust jacket.

The Fantastic Saint by Leslie Charteris, Doubleday, NY. 1982. First Edition. $75.00

Very fine in dust jacket, which has a trace of darkening to its white spine. Very scarce in this condition.

The Secret of Father Brown by G.K. Chesterton, Harper, NY. 1927. First U.S. Edition. $100.00

A fine, crisp copy (no dust jacket).

The Anastasia Syndrome and Other Stories by Mary Higgins Clark, Simon & Schuster, NY. 1989. First Edition. SIGNED. $45.00

Signed and inscribed to Edward D. Hoch and his wife: "To Ed and Pat/My blessed buddies/Happy reading and/Love Mary." Also signed in full and with a cartoon self-portrait, dated Nov. 1, 1989. A great association copy from one Grand Master to another. Fine in dust jacket.

Funeral in Berlin by Len Deighton, Putnam, NY. 1965. First U.S. Edition. $45.00

Author’s second espionage novel, the basis for the Michael Caine film. Fine in dust jacket, which has light wear at spine tips and one corner.

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").

American Gigolo by Timothy Harris, Delacorte, NY. 1979. First Edition. $125.00

A novel based on a screenplay by Paul Schrader. A scarce noir classic. Very fine in dust jacket.

Running from Legs and Other Stories by Ed McBain, Unity, ME. 2000. First Edition. $50.00

Very fine in pictorial boards without dust jacket, as issued. This first edition had a very small print run which mainly went into libraries.

No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy, Knopf, NY. 2005. First Edition. $100.00

Noir masterpiece which was the basis for the multi-award-winning film. Very fine in dust jacket.

The Fantastic Stories of Cornell Woolrich by Cornell Woolrich, Southern Illinois University Press, IL. 1981. First Edition. $100.00

A fine copy in a lightly rubbed dust jacket.


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