Friday, February 11, 2011

Sally's Weekly Update for 02/11/11!

The latest list of books you can't live without appears below.

Sally Owen
The Mysterious Bookshop

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Weekly Update 2/11/11


Thursday, February 17th, 6.30 p.m. - 8.00 p.m.

Mark Alpert discusses his latest thriller

Omega Theory $24.99

When Iran tests a nuclear weapon, the whole world is put on notice. And when the son of science historian David Swift is kidnapped, things begin to get a whole lot worse.

Admission is Free


Alex Berenson was here signing copies of The Secret Soldier. John Wells, ex-CIA operative, goes undercover in Saudi Arabia when Kind Abdullah asks for his help after a series of terrorist attacks puts his kingdom on edge. A Thriller/Espionage Main Selection. $25.95

Agent X by Noah Boyd once again features Steve Vail who helped the FBI solve an extortion plot. Now Vail is needed again. A man known as Calculus, an officer at the Russian Embassy, claims that he has a list of Americans who are selling confidential information to the Russian SVR. Calculus is suddenly recalled to Moscow and the FBI suspects that the Russians will be hunting down the traitors and killing them before the FBI can find them. Vail is the perfect man for the job. $24.99

Open City is a first novel by Teju Cole which features a young Nigerian doctor doing his residency in Manhattan. When he is not working Julius walks, navigating the city which does nothing to alleviate his feelings of isolation. Julius crisscrosses social territory as well as the physical landscape trying provide insight into his journey. This is a novel about national identity and we’re carrying signed copies because we can’t let a book with this many rave reviews get away from us. $25.00


We are getting signed copies of two titles which we think will sell out rapidly. By taking pre-orders, we may be able to get more signed copies if necessary, so please let us know if you would like a copy of the following:

When the Killing’s Done by T.C. Boyle. $26.95

Alma Boyd Takesue is a National Park Service biologist and the public face of a project to eradicate invasive species, such as rats and pigs, from the Channel Islands off Santa Barbara. Opposing her is Dave LaJoy, founder of an organization called For the Protection of Animals. What begins as the disruption of public meetings and protests soon escalates. We’re very excited to be getting signed copies of this tense tale.

The Tiger’s Wife by Tea Obreht. $25.00

This is a brilliant debut by Obreht, the youngest of the New Yorker’s 20-Under-40. Natalia Sefanovi, a doctor living in an unnamed country, crosses the border in search of answers about the death of her beloved grandfather. Ian has read this and says it is " of the best books I’ve ever read." That sells me. This will be a Main Selection of the First Mystery Club.


The Death Angel by Clyde B. Clason, Doubleday Crime Club, NY. 1936. First Edition. $40.00

Very good.

Poison Jasmine by Clyde B. Clason, Doubleday Crime Club, NY. 1940. First Edition. $65.00

Scarce locked room mystery. Very good.

Walking the Perfect Square by Reed Farrel Coleman, Permanent Press, NY. 2001. First Edition. SIGNED. $100.00

First Moe Prager mystery. Fine in fine dust jacket.

The Continental Op by Dashiell Hammett, Random House, NY. 1994. First Edition Thus. $50.00

Seven stories which first appeared in Black Mask, edited and with a new introduction by Steven Marcus. Fine in fine dust jacket.

Grootka by Jon A. Jackson, Foul Play, NY. 1990. First Edition. SIGNED. $65.00

A Detective Sergeant "Fang" Mulheisen novel. Fine in fine dust jacket.

The Two-Bear Mambo by Joe R. Lansdale, Mysterious Press, NY. 1995. First Edition. SIGNED. $30.00

Fine in fine dust jacket.

The Ivory Grin by John Ross Macdonald, Knopf, NY. 1952. First Edition. SIGNED. $1,000.00

Fine in price clipped dust jacket with one inch tear at top of spine and slight scuffing at bottom extremity.

The Goodbye Look by Ross Macdonald, Knopf, NY. 1969. First Edition. $45.00

Lew Archer. Fine in fine dust jacket.

The Dame by Richard Stark, Macmillan, NY. 1969. First Edition. SIGNED. $150.00

Fine in fine dust jacket. Signed by Donald E. Westlake (RS).

Deadly Edge by Richard Stark, Random House, NY. 1971. First Edition. SIGNED. $1,000.00

Fine in fine dust jacket. Signed by Donald E. Westlake (RS).

Lemons Never Lie by Richard Stark, World Publishing, NY. 1971. First Edition. SIGNED. $250.00

Fine in fine dust jacket. Signed by Donald E. Westlake (RS)

Fireworks: The Lost Writings by Jim Thompson, Donald I. Fine, NY. 1988. First Edition Thus. $40.00

Fine in fine dust jacket.

The Bishop Murder Case by S.S. Van Dine, Gregg, Boston. 1980. Reprint. $25.00

With a new illustration by Chris Steinbrunner and illustrations from the 1930 film starring Basil Rathbone. Very fine in dust jacket.

The Scarab Murder Case by S.S. Van Dine, Grosset & Dunlap, NY. Reprint. $45.00

Originally published in 1930. Very fine in an as new dust jacket except for a small nearly invisible closed tear.

A Cool Breeze on the Underground by Don Winslow, St. Martin’s, NY. 1992. First Edition. $100.00

Author’s first novel. Fine in dust jacket scuffed at top and bottom of spine.

The Trail to Buddha’s Mirror by Don Winslow, St. Martin’s, NY. 1992. First Edition. $200.00

Ink marks on top edges (not a remainder mark) else fine in fine dust jacket.

Way Down on the High Lonely by Don Winslow, St. Martin’s, NY. 1993. First Edition. $45.00

Fine copy in dust jacket with ½" chip at bottom of spine.


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