Friday, September 2, 2011

Sally's Weekly Update for 09/02/11

With neither earthquake nor hurricane, we are enjoying a quiet week of weather here.

Here's the latest update.

Have a good weekend

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 9/2/11


C.J. Box has signed copies of Back of Beyond, a stand alone thriller. Cody Hoyt, a cop and alcoholic who has been struggling with his sobriety, investigates the death of his friend Hank Winters. At first it looks like suicide, but Cody knows Hank better than that. When clues link the murder to an outfitter leading tourists on a multi-day wilderness horseback trip, Cody is desperate to get on their trail especially since the trip includes his son, Justin. $25.99

Death and the Maiden by Gerald Elias finds the Magini string quartet in disarray as it prepares for a performance of Schubert’s masterpiece. As the hour of the performance approaches, amateur sleuth Daniel Jacobus along with his old friend Nathaniel Williams, and his new companion, Trotsky the bulldog, must unravel the puzzle as one by one the musicians of the quartet mysteriously vanish. $26.99

The Cut by George Pelecanos is the first in a new series featuring Sperio Lucas, a veteran of the Iraq war, whose specialty is recovering stolen property. But when a high-profile crime boss hires him to find out who’s been stealing from his operation, Lucas finds himself in a world of men whose amorality and violence leave him reeling. A Crime Club Main Selection. $25.99

The Killer is Dying by James Sallis features a hired killer on his final job, a burned out detective whose wife is dying slowly and in agony, and a young boy abandoned by his parents and living by his wits. While they never meet, their stories are linked. Beautifully writtern. A Hard Boiled Club Main Selection. $24.00

We do have some copies (very few) of Flashback by Dan Simmons. Sorry to those of you who have had to wait so long for this title but the author was ill and his tour postponed for a while. But it is always worth waiting for Simmons who sets this novel in a dystopian future when the policies of the United States have caused nearly total economic , political and moral collapse. Not that the general population cares - they’re addicted to flashback, a drug that allows users to re-experience the best moments of their lives. One of those addicts, Nick Bottom a former detective, is asked by a top governmental adviser to investigate the five-year-old murder of his son. This is a provocative novel from one of the most imaginative writers at work today. $27.99


Dancing Bear by James Crumley, Random House, NY. 1983. First Edition. $100.00

Fine in fine dust jacket.

Love Insurance by Earl Derr Biggers, Bobbs-Merrill, IN. 1914. First Edition. $25.00

Very good, bright copy

Baudolino by Umberto Eco, Harcourt, NY. 2002. First English Translation. SIGNED. $30.00

Fine in fine dust jacket.

The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana by Umberto Eco, Harcourt, NY. 2005. First English Translation. SIGNED. $30.00

Fine in fine dust jacket.

Ten Lords A-Leaping by Ruth Dudley Edwards, HarperCollins, London. 1995. First Edition. $20.00

Fine in fine dust jacket.

Seventy-Seven Clocks by Christopher Fowler, Doubleday, London. 2005. First Edition. SIGNED. $35.00

Bryant & May. Fine in fine dust jacket.

White Corridor by Christopher Fowler, Doubleday, London. 2007. First Edition. SIGNED. $35.00

Bryant & May. Fine in fine dust jacket.

The Case of the Demure Defendant by Erle Stanley Gardner, Morrow, NY. 1956. First Edition. $45.00

Fine copy in dust jacket. Review slip laid in.

The Cana Diversion by William Campbell Gault, Worldwide, Toronto. 1980. First Edition. INSCRIBED and SIGNED. $35.00

True first edition of the paperback original. Corners minutely creased, else very fine, unread copy. Inscribed and signed by Gault.

Blood on Biscayne Bay by Brett Halliday, Ziff-Davis, Chicago. 1946. First Edition. $50.00

About fine in a very good jacket. Some minor crimping to spine ends. Chips to top and bottom of dj spine and corners, a 2" semi-closed tear at top of rear corner. Front panel and spine are still clear and bright.

Weep for a Blonde by Brett Halliday, Dodd, NY. 1957. First Edition. $65.00

A hint of rubbing at spine ends, else a fine copy in a near fine jacket. Small chips to three corners, larger chip to bottom corner of rear panel.

Yellow Shadows by Sax Rohmer, Burt, NY. 1926. $20.00

Very good, near fine copy in chipped pictorial dust jacket that lacks back panel and flap.

Dead Reckoning by Lee Thayer, Dodd, Mead, NY. 1954. First Edition. $35.00

Colored pencil note on front endpaper, else a fine copy in a bright dust jacket with a few closed tears.

The Seersucker Whipsaw by Ross Thomas, Morrow, NY. 1967. First Edition. SIGNED. $750.00

A beautiful copy. Fine in like dust jacket.

Nothing But a Man by Jim Thompson, Popular Library, NY. 1970. First Edition. $200.00

Paperback original. Fine in wrappers.

Ironside by Jim Thompson, Popular Library, NY. 1967. First Edition. $75.00

Paperback original. Very fine in wrappers.

Child of Rage by Jim Thompson, Centipede Press, CO. 2008. First of this Edition. $50.00

With a new introduction by Ed Gorman. Very fine hardcover without dust jacket, as issued.


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