Friday, January 21, 2011

Sally's Weekly Update for 01/21/11

The Edgar Award Nominees have been announced!

Did any of your favorites make the cut?

Sally Owen
The Mysterious Bookshop

The Mysterious Bookshop

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New York, NY 10007

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Open Seven Days, 11.00 a.m. - 7.00 p.m.

Weekly Update 1/21/11


Friday, January 28th 6.30 p.m. - 8.00 p.m.

Wallace Stroby will be here to discuss and sign copies of his latest thriller

Cold Shot to the Heart $24.99



Caught by Harlan Coben

Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin

Faithful Place by Tana French

The Queen of Patpong by Timothy Hallinan

The Lock Artist by Steve Hamilton

I’d Know You Anywhere by Laura Lippman


Rogue Island by Bruce DeSilva

The Poacher’s Son by Paul Doiron

The Serialist: A Novel by David Gordon

Galveston by Nic Pizzolatto

Snow Angels by James Thompson


Long Time Coming by Robert Goddard

The News Where You Are by Catherine O’Flynn

Expiration Date by Duane Swierczynski

Vienna Secrets by Frank Tallis

Ten Little Herrings by L.C. Tyler

To see the complete list, log on to The Mystery Writers of America’s website:

Please note that we no longer have signed copies of any of the above titles. We would be happy to search for copies for you (although it is doubtful that they are still available at cover price). We can also obtain unsigned and/or later editions of these titles.


The Poison Tree by Erin Kelly is a first mystery set in London and has been called "brilliant" by Jeffery Deaver, "compelling" by Sara Paretsky, and "ingeniously plotted" by Stefanie Pintoff. A First Mystery Club Main Selection. $26.95

Our event for The Diviner’s Tale by Bradford Morrow was a success. As it should have been. This beautifully written novel featuring a gifted young woman named Cassandra Brooks is garnering nothing but superlatives from reviewers both here and in the UK. An Unclassifiable Club Main Selection $26.00

The Border Lands by T. Jefferson Parker is the latest Charlie Hood novel and we’re delighted to be able to offer signed copies. $26.95.

The U.S. edition of The Death Instinct by Jeb Rubenfeld is now signed. The story features Stratham Younger and Sigmund Freud (who also appeared in The Interpretation of Murder). This thriller is set against the backdrop of the devastating Wall Street bombing of September 1920 - a crime that remains unsolved to this day. $26.95

We have signed copies of Big Wheat: A Tale of Bindlestiffs and Blood by Richard A. Thompson. It is the Summer of 1919 and men, women and machines are moving across the land bringing in the wheat harvest. But with progress comes a serial killer who believes that he should water the earth with blood, and there is no shortage of victims. He’s been killing for years now and nobody can stop him. Nobody even knows he exists. $24.95

The Lonely Death is the latest mystery to feature Inspector Ian Rutledge. We have copies signed by both authors who write under the name Charles Todd. This is a Soft Boiled Club Main Selection. $24.99


We have a few copies left of The Dark Side by Belinda Bauer. Her second thriller looks to be as dark and disturbing as Blacklands, her debut which won the CWA Crime Novel of the Year in the U.K. This is a British Crime Club Main Selection. $35.00


Troubled Star by John August, Little Brown, Boston. 1939. First Edition. $100.00

Fine in dust jacket with small chips to top and bottom of spine.

London Bloody London by Michael Avallone, 8vo, paper. Curtis Books, NY. 1972. First Edition. $35.00

Fine in wrappers

The Triumphs of Eugene Valmont, by Robert Barr, Appleton, NY. 1906. First U.S. Edition. $85.00

Uncommon Queen’s Quorum title. Rear hinge split, owner’s name, wear to spine ends. Good-very good.

The Office by Fredric Brown, Dennis McMillan, FL. 1987. First Edition. $100.00

Limited to 450 copies SIGNED by Philip Jose Farmer who wrote the introduction.

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

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

The Blood-Red Dream by Michael Collins, Dodd, Mead, NY. 1976. First Edition. $35.00

Fine in near fine dust jacket with some rubbing.

The Plague Court Murders by Carter Dickson, Morrow, NY. 1934. First Edition. $75.00

Lending library stamps, some pages wrinkled due to a binding error, else very good.

Seeing is Believing by Carter Dickson, Morrow, NY. 1941. First Edition. $450.00

A fine copy in a dust jacket that is creased down the spine and lightly frayed at both ends.

William Gillette. A spectacular poster of Gillette, painted by Frederic Dorr Steele. "Farewell to the Stage: William Gillette in His Famous Creation: Sherlock Holmes. Baltimore, Ford Theatre. 1930. $3,500.00

The poster is approximately 131/2" x 21" matted, framed and glazed, overall approximately 18" by 26" in excellent condition. Holmes is pictured in his rooms at 221B Baker Street in dressing gown, smoking a pipe, with his violin case close at hand. The same poster was used for all the theatres on Gillette’s tour, only the name of the theatre being changed.

Red Dragon by Thomas Harris, Putnam, NY. 1981. First Edition. $75.00

Fine in fine dust jacket.

The Dead Are Discreet by Arthur Lyons, Mason & Lipscomb, NY. 1974. First Edition. $450.00

Fine in dust jacket.

The Last Supper by Charles McCarry, Dutton, NY. 1983. First Edition. $65.00

Fine in fine dust jacket.

Giovanni’s Gift by Bradford Morrow, Viking, NY. 1997. First Edition. SIGNED. $22.95

Fine in fine dust jacket.

Hide and Seek by James Patterson, Little Brown, Boston. 1996. First Edition. $20.00

Bottom of spine a trifle bumped, else very fine in dust jacket.

The Club Dumas by Arturo Perez-Reverte, Harcourt, NY 1993. First U.S Edition. $65.00

Fine in fine dust jacket.

Uncle Abner by Melville Davisson Post, Appleton, NY. 1918. First Edition. $200.00

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

The Ransomed Madonna by Lionel White, Dutton, NY. 1964. First Edition. $45.00

Fine in about fine dust jacket. Rubbing to top of dj spine, ink mark on front panel.

Triangle by Teri White, Charter, NY. 1982. First Edition. $45.00

Author’s first book, and Edgar-winning paperback original. A minor bump at the top of the spine, else very fine, unread copy and scarce thus. Laid in is a signed letter from the editor.

High Priest of California/Wild Wives by Charles Willeford, Re/Search, CA. 1987. First Edition. SIGNED. $250.00

Limited to 250 copies. Signed and numbered. Fine in fine dust jacket. Contains the two titular novels and a play based on the first respectively. Produced in a dos-a-dos format.


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