Friday, May 6, 2011

Sally's Weekly Update for 05/06/11

Thanks to all of you who weighed in on the hats worn at the Royal Wedding :)

Here's the latest update.

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 5/6/11

Many of you have asked to be on a list to automatically receive any future Robert B. Parker books. .

As I’ve mentioned to some of you, the Parker franchise will continue - but with new authors.

We do know that Ace Atkins will continue the Spenser series.

There may be no more books written by Parker, although there is a possibility that he was working on a novel when he died and that novel will be completed by another author.

Let’s deal with this on a case by case basis. We’ll let you know as future "Robert B. Parker" books are published, give you as much information as we can, and you can make the decision then whether or not you want them. We will send you nothing automatically.


Cara Black signed copies of Murder in Passy featuring Aimee Leduc who tries to clear her father of murder charges and battle police corruption. A Soft Boiled Crime Club Main Selection. $25.00

After a very successful event last night, we have only five signed copies left of The Serial Killer’s Daughter by Heywood Gould. Peter Vogel, a college senior, is obsessed with Hannah Seeley, a classmate. Their relationship continues after graduation when Hannah finally confesses that someone is stalking her; someone would like to see her dead. Possibly because she is the daughter of the infamous Robbinsgate Killer, now sitting on California’s death row. $25.00

Lisa Lutz has teamed up with her ex, David Hayward, to write a tag-team novel which looks to be as much about them as about their creations, Paul and Lacey Hansen. In Heads You Lose, Paul and Lacey are pot-growing siblings eking out a living in Northern California. When they discover a headless corpse on their property, they move the body and wait for somebody else to find it. But it reappears a few days later and two amateur sleuths are born. However, the authors begin to disagree about how the story should unfold; the body count rises, victims and suspects develop surprising characteristics and the rivalry between the siblings and between the authors reaches homicidal intensity. The authors clearly survived this ordeal. Both have signed! $24.95

Jan Merete Weiss joined Cara Black at the store to introduce her investigator Captain Natalia Monte of the Naples Carabinieri. In These Dark Things, Monte is called in to investigate the death of a college student and discovers links between the dead girl and the Camorra, a brutal Napali criminal organization that predates the Mafia. $24.00

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Chris Adrian, another of The New Yorker’s 20-Under-40, will be signing The Great Night, an enchanting tale set in San Francisco’s Buena Vista Park. When three people become inexplicably lost in the park, it sets the stage for a retelling of A Midsummer Night’s Dream as well as the release of an ancient menace bent on causing chaos in the city. $26.00

Eva Gabrielsson has written about her life with one of the most popular authors of the past couple of years. There Are Things I Want You to Know About Stieg Larsson and Me is being published in June. Gabrielsson will be in New York and, although we cannot guarantee it, we are hoping she will stop by to sign copies of this memoir. $23.95

We have just learned that Erik Larson will sign copies of In The Garden of Beasts. This portrait of Berlin during the first years of Hitler’s Chancellorship is told through the stories of two people: William E. Dodd, who became America’s first ambassador to Hitler’s regime and Dodd’s daughter, Martha, who was mesmerized by the glamor of Berlin’s salon society. Larson gives us a stunning history of the Third Reich and its leaders. $26.00

Jo Nesbo will sign the U.S. edition of The Snowman. With the first snow of the season falling, a young woman goes missing. Then another. And another. Detective Harry Hole is called in the solve what looks to be a serial killer loose on the streets of Oslo. A Hard Boiled Club Main Selection. $25.95


Average Jones by Samuel Hopkins Adams, Bobbs-Merrill, IN. 1911. First Edition. $75.00

Queen’s Quorum. A very good copy.

A Dance at the Slaughterhouse by Lawrence Block, Morrow, NY. 1991. First Edition. SIGNED. $35.00

A Matthew Scudder novel. Slight shelf wear top and bottom of spine in like dustjacket.

A Walk Among the Tombstones by Lawrence Block, Morrow, NY. 1992. First Edition. SIGNED. $20.00

A Matthew Scudder novel. Previous owner’s raised library stamp on half-title page, else fine in like dust jacket.

Dead Man Twice by Christopher Bush, Doubleday Crime Club, NY. 1930. First U.S. Edition. $100.00

Name, else about fine in an unusually nice dust jacket with only light wear at top of spine.

Poison in Jest by John Dickson Carr, Harper, NY. 1932. First Edition. $150.00

Slight wear top and bottom of spine and previous owner’s name on front endpaper, else about fine.

And So to Murder by Carter Dickson, Morrow, NY. 1940. First Edition. $400.00

About fine in like dust jacket.

She Died a Lady by Carter Dickson, Morrow, NY. 1943. First Edition. $185.00

Previous owner’s bookplate on inside board, else about fine in dust jacket rubbed top and bottom of spine.

The Big Nowhere by James Ellroy, Mysterious Press, NY. 1988. SIGNED. $20.00

Chapter one, produced in advance of the first book publication for promotional purposes. Twenty pages, stapled. Very scarce. Inscribed and Signed by Ellroy.

Odds Against by Dick Francis, Harper & Row, NY. 1965. First U.S. Edition. SIGNED. $400.00

Author’s fourth book. Top and bottom of spine scuffed, else near fine in like dust jacket.

Hammett by Joe Gores, Putnam, NY. 1975. First Edition. $65.00

Near fine in dust jacket with slight rubbing top and bottom of spine.

A Cold Red Sunrise by Stuart M. Kaminsky, Scribners, NY. 1988. First Edition. $75.00

Edgar-winning Best Novel of the Year. Inspector Rostnikov. A very fine, pristine copy.

Mildred Pierced by Stuart M. Kaminsky, Carroll & Graf/Otto Penzler, NY. 2003. $10.00

Advance proof copy. Toby Peters. A trifle dust on the top of the front cover, else very fine in wrappers.

The Far Side of the Dollar by Ross Macdonald, Knopf, NY. 1965. First Edition. $300.00

A very fine fresh copy.

Blue City by Kenneth Millar, Knopf, NY. 1947. First Edition. $375.00

Date and small rubber stamp on front endpaper, else near fine in dust jacket, which has a darkened spine, light chips at top of spine, and a closed tear at the top corner of the front panel. The author’s third (of four) crime novels before he began to use the pseudonym John Ross Macdonald and, later, Ross Macdonald.

Stolen Woman by Wade Miller, Gold Medal, NY. 1950. First Edition. $45.00

One of the past hard-boiled authors of mainly paperback originals. Fine and scarce thus.

The Gracie Allen Murder Case by S.S. Van Dine, Scribners, NY. 1935. First Edition. $175.00

A fine, bright copy in a price-clipped dust jacket which is lightly rubbed.

A Brother’s Blood by Michael C. White, Harper, NY. 1996. First Edition. SIGNED. $100.00

Author’s first novel. Edgar Award Nominee. Fine in fine dust jacket.


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