Friday, January 28, 2011

Sally's Weekly Update for 01/28/11

Here's the latest update from the store that wishes Spring was here!
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 1/28/11

As some of you may know, Jeffery Deaver is the author of the next James Bond novel which will be published in the Spring. The true first edition of this thriller will be the UK edition and we’d like to make sure we order enough signed copies of that edition. Please let us know if you’d like to reserve a copy of the UK edition. We will, of course, have signed U.S. editions a few weeks later, but we do need to know numbers for the UK edition. This will NOT be a Crime Club selection.

The latest Henning Mankell will also NOT be a Crime Club selection. Mankell has said that this will be his last Kurt Wallander mystery. In any case, we’d like to see if we have ordered enough of the US edition (the true first edition) of The Troubled Man.

We have managed to get first editions of the Edgar Award nominated Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin. The author will be here soon to sign them. Reserve your copy today.


Ian had to twist my arm to read The Reapers Are the Angels by Alden Bell! This is a post-apocalyptic trade paperback original and I’m not keen on the living dead, much as I was lukewarm about vampires until Suzy McKee Charnas, Kim Newman and Anne Rice wrote extraordinary books featuring those bloodsuckers. But I digress! I read The Reapers Are the Angels in one sitting. It is an extraordinary story, superbly written. Alden Bell’s writing is being compared to Flannery O’Connor, William Faulkner, Cormac McCarthy by reviewers. This is Southern gothic style at its best. Don’t miss it. $15.00

Wallace Stroby will be here later today to sign Cold Shot to the Heart. Crissa Stone, a career criminal, has her sights on an illegal card game . The take could be in the seven figures range and Crissa wants it. She puts a crew together for the robbery but when one of her crew loses his cool, Crissa comes to the attention of Eddie the Saint, a hit man who could use the work, and the money. A Hard Boiled Crime Club Main Selection. $24.99


As Bad As I Am by William Ard, Rinehart, NY. 1959. First Edition. $50.00

Fine in dust jacket.

The Prisoner by Boileau & Narcejac, Hutchinson, London. 1957. First English Translation. $350.00

Translated from the French by Geoffrey Sainsbury. By the authors of the books on which such films as Vertigo and Diabolique were based. A very fine, tight copy in a bright, fresh dust jacket with a bit of wear at spinal extremities and corners. Very scarce.

Deceiver’s Door by Christopher B. Booth, Chelsea, NY. 1929. First Edition. $100.00

The adventures of a gentleman who has proclaimed himself "the greatest criminal in the world." Front hinge cracked, else about fine in fine pictorial dust jacket with minor chipping at spinal extremities.

5 Murderers by Raymond Chandler, Avon, NY. 1944. First Edition. $25.00

Mass market edition of this paperback original. A very good copy with no major flaws.

The White Priory Murders by Carter Dickson, Morrow, NY. 1934. First Edition. $150.00

Light wear at top of spine, else about fine.

The Chronicles of Michael Danevitch of the Russian Secret Service by Dick Donovan, Chatto & Windus, London. 1897. First Edition. $150.00

Original decorated dark blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in silver. Cases of the celebrated Russian detective related to fellow detective Dick Donovan. Listed in Glover and Greene, Victorian Detective Fiction, and Queen, The Detective Short Story. Apart from very minor rubbing at spine ends and corners, a fine, fresh copy.

Deadline by John Dunning, Cahill, Huntington Beach. 1995. First U.S. Hardcover Edition. SIGNED. $75.00

Very fine in dust jacket.

Black Sunday by Thomas Harrison, Putnam, NY. 1975. First Edition. $125.00

Author’s first, preceding his Hannibal Lecter thrillers. A fine copy with two dust jackets, neither of which is price-clipped. One jacket is clean but has a triangular chip out of the front panel; the other has general wear with small chips and nicks and a closed tear.

Go By Go by Jon A. Jackson, Dennis McMillan, AZ. 1998. First Edition. SIGNED. $30.00

Fine in dust jacket.

All God’s Children by Arthur Lyons, Mason/Charter, NY. 1976. First Edition. INSCRIBED. $250.00

Fine in dust jacket. Inscribed by the author.

A Gentle Axe by R.N. Morris, Faber & Faber, London. 2007. First Edition. SIGNED. $35.00

Fine in series featuring police detective Porfiry Petrovich (from Crime and Punishment). Fine in dust jacket.

Double Play by Robert B. Parker, Putnam, NY. 2004. First Edition. SIGNED. $25.00

Fine in dust jacket.

Jack & Jill by James Patterson, Little Brown, Boston. 1996. First Edition. SIGNED. $35.00

The third Alex Cross mystery. Fine in dust jacket, which has an "Autographed Copy" sticker on front panel. Signed on title page.

Soul Circus by George P. Pelecanos, Orion, London. 2003. First Edition. SIGNED. $35.00

Precedes US trade Edition. Fine in dust jacket.

The Fencing Master by Arturo Perez-Reverte, Harcourt, NY. 1998. First English Translation. SIGNED. $50.00

Fine in dust jacket.

Vanishing Act by Thomas Perry, Random House, NY. 1995. First Edition. SIGNED. $35.00

Introduces Jane Whitefield. Fine in dust jacket.

Hide and Seek by Ian Rankin, Otto Penzler Books/Macmillan, NY. 1993. First U.S. Edition. $40.00

Second John Rebus novel. Tiny remainder mark on bottom edge, else very fine in dust jacket. Scarce.

Let It Bleed by Ian Rankin, Simon & Schuster, NY. 1996. First U.S. Edition. $100.00

Very fine in dust jacket. Scarce in collector’s condition.

A Question of Blood by Ian Rankin, Orion, London. 2003. First Edition. SIGNED. $45.00

A John Rebus mystery. Fine in dust jacket.

December 6 by Martin Cruz Smith, Simon & Schuster, NY. 2002. First Edition. SIGNED. $26.00

Fine in dust jacket.

(Rex Stout) A One-page typed letter dated May 5, 1943. SIGNED. $275.00

Typed on the letterhead of the Writers’ War Board, of which Stout was president. It is a long, earnest plea for the recipient (Jo Laurie, Jr.) to write a speech in favor of the creation of the United Nations. The letter is signed by Stout and six other members of the board of directors, including Clifton Fadiman.

69 Babylon Park by Harry Whittington, Avon, NY. 1962. First Edition. $45.00

Paperback Original. About fine in wrappers with some light rubbing to extremities.


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