Friday, May 13, 2011

Sally's Weekly Update for 05/13/11!

I was going to tell you how lucky Friday 13th is for The Mysterious Bookshop (we opened on that date) ...and then my printer went kaflooey.

Now I'm going to see if the Update can be sent out.

If you get this, have a wonderful weekend. And even if you don't...

Sally Owen

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 5/13/11


The White Devil by Justin Evans is set at The Harrow School in London where American Andrew Taylor is enrolled.. When one of his schoolmates dies mysteriously Andrew is blamed and becomes an outcast. He becomes obsessed with Lord Byron, who attended Harrow two centuries before, and finds himself trying to solve a two-hundred-year-old literary mystery that threatens his life and the lives of his schoolmates. An Unclassifiable Club Main Selection. $24.99

The Burning Lake is Brent Ghelfi’s fourth novel featuring Alexei Volkovoy (Volk) who investigates the murder of a journalist in Putin’s Russia. We have very few of this title. $24.95

Tabloid City by Pete Hamill tells of one fateful day in New York City. A wealthy socialite and her secretary are murdered setting off a storm of activity: The editor of the city’s late afternoon tabloid stops the presses; the NYPD gears up for a high profile case; a disgraced hedge fund manager tries to flee the country; and an angry extremist plots a deadly attack. A Thriller/Espionage Club Main Selection. $26.99

The Big Book of Adventure Stories is the latest mammoth book edited by Otto Penzler. Stories are set on the open seas, on desert islands, and in lush and dangerous jungles. Authors include Jack London, H. Rider Haggard, Alistair MacLean, O. Henry, Rudyard Kipling, and Cornell Woolrich. The complete novel of Tarzan the Terrible by Edgar Rice Burroughs is here, as is the story that introduced The Cisco Kid. It will be Otto’s joy to sign this for you. $25.00


This is a new feature - a once-a-month look at some noteworthy paperbacks.

Once again - noteworthy paperbacks. Unsigned.

Akashic is publishing three titles in their Noir series this month: $15.95 each

Pittsburgh Noir features original stories by Stewart O’Nan, K.C. Constantine, Nancy Martin, Terrance Hayes, Kathleen George, etc.

San Diego Noir features original stories by T. Jefferson Parker, Don Winslow, Gar Anthony Haywood, Luis Alberto Urrea, Lisa Brackmann, etc.

Cape Code Noir features original stories by Paul Tremblay, Dave Zeltserman, Jedediah Berry, Dana Cameron, etc.

Butcher’s Moon, a Parker novel by Richard Stark has been reprinted by the University of Chicago. $15.00

Darkside is Belinda Bauer’s follow-up to her Gold Dagger-winning first novel, Blacklands. $15.00

Room by Emma Donoghue was nominated for a number of awards and is a New York Times Book Review Best Book of the Year. $14.99

Two titles by Ira Levin have been reissued: Sliver, which has been long out of print. $14.95. And A Kiss Before Dying which has a new introduction by Otto Penzler. $14.95

The best vampire book ever written? Anno Dracula by Kim Newman always makes that list and it is available once again. $9.99

Oscar Wilde and the Vampire Murders is the latest in Gyles Brandreth’s series. Wilde investigates a murder in the house of the Duke and Duchess of Albemarle, a murder which threatens to destroy the very heart of the Royal Family. Can’t have that, can we? This has been published in the U.S. simultaneously in hardcover and paperback. $15.00

Stark House has reprinted Gang Girl and Sex Bum by Don Elliott in their Erotic Classics series. Don Elliott is Robert Silverberg and, unlike some of his contemporaries, he is not embarrassed about his early years writing "adult" paperbacks. Silverberg writes the introduction here. $19.95

Please note that in our May Newsletter online we have created a Classic Reprints category.There is also a listing of Doc Savage, The Shadow, The Whisperer, and The Avenger stories now available in large paperback format. We have just received The Shadow # 48, Doc Savage #47 and The Avenger #5 And of course, there is a complete listing of ALL May/June paperbacks


The Devil’s Edge by Stephen Booth finds DC Ben Cooper and DS Diane Fry investigating when a band of home invaders who have been terrorising a community leave a dead body behind them. $45.00

Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson is a first novel causing much excitement in the U.K. That excitement is beginning to catch on here. What if you lost your memory every time you went to sleep? Your name, your identity, your past? And the one person you trust may only be telling you half the story? Welcome to Christine’s life. After we put aside the copies for the British Crime Club, we only have a few left. First come first served. A British Crime Club Main Selection. $35.00


Incredible Ink by Howard Browne, McMillan, Tucson, 1997. First Edition. SIGNED. $100.00

Limited to 350 signed and numbered copies. Fine in fine dust jacket. Boxed.

The Devil by Ken Bruen, Mysterious Bookshop, NY. 2010. First Edition. SIGNED. $150.00

Limited to 100 copies. Fine in boards as issued.

Devil May Care by Sebastian Faulks, Penguin, London. 2008. First Edition. $54.00

A James Bond novel set in the Cold War. Written by Faulks to celebrate the centenary of Ian Fleming’s birth on May 28th 2008. Fine in fine dust jacket.

The Thinking Machine by Jacques Futrelle, Dodd Mead, NY. 1907. First Edition. $375.00

Illustrations by The Kinneys. Shelfwear top and bottom of spine, else near fine.

Jade Woman by Jonathan Gash, Collins Crime Club, London. 1988. First Edition. SIGNED. $60.00

A Lovejoy novel. A flawless copy in dust jacket.

A Great Deliverance by Elizabeth George, Bantam, NY. 1988. First Edition. $75.00

Author’s first novel. Slight shelfwear top and bottom of spine, else fine in fine dust jacket.

Amateur in Violence by Michael Gilbert, Davis, NY. 1973. First Edition. $60.00

One complete short novel and ten short stories. Edited and with an introduction by Ellery Queen. A paperback original. Fine.

M is for Malice by Sue Grafton, Holt, NY. 1996. First Edition. SIGNED. $25.00

Kinsey Milhone. Dust top edges, else fine in like dust jacket.

The Columbo Collection by William Link, Crippen & Landru, VA. 2010. First Edition. SIGNED. $45.00

Twelve original stories featuring the disheveled and unflappable Lieutenant Columbo. Just one more thing....a Bonus Story, Columbo’s Mistake, in pamphlet form, is included.

Death in Ecstasy by Ngaio Marsh, Sheridan, NY. 1941. First Edition. $250.00

Near fine in bright dust jacket with slight rubbing on creases and tiny chips top of spine.

The Devil’s Mantle by Frank L. Packard, Doran, NY. 1927. First Edition. $250.00

Library stamp on front endpaper, else fine in dust jacket showing slight wear top and bottom of spine.

Heresy by S.J. Parris, HarperCollins, London. 2010. First Edition. SIGNED. $33.00

Authors first novel. Set in England in 1583 and introducing Giordano Bruno, a radical monk who has fled the Inquisition for the court of Elizabeth I. Francis Walsingham, Elizabeth’s chief spymaster, sends Bruno to Oxford University rumored to be a hotbed of Catholic dissent, where Bruno finds himself not only drawn into college intrigues, but also stalking a cunning and determined killer through the cloisters of Oxford.

Cardington Crescent by Anne Perry, St. Martin’s, NY. 1987. First Edition. $100.00

Very fine, as new copy in dust jacket.

In the Bleak Midwinter by Julia Spencer-Fleming, St. Martin’s, NY. 2002. First Edition. SIGNED. $200.00

Author’s first novel. Introduces Clare Fergusson and Russ Van Alysteyne. Fine in fine dust jacket.

Trouble in Triplicate by Rex Stout, Viking, NY. 1949. First Edition. $100.00

Three stories featuring Nero Wolfe: Before I Die; Help Wanted, Male; and Instead of Evidence. Near fine in dust jacket showing wear at the extremities.

The Prince of Mist by Carlos Ruiz Zafon, Little Brown, NY. 2010. First U.S. Edition. SIGNED. $24.99

It’s wartime, and the Carver family leave the capital and move to a small coastal village where they’ve recently bought a home. But from the minute they cross the threshold, strange things begin to happen. For all ages.


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