Friday, September 23, 2011

Sally's Weekly Update for 09/23/11

Here's the latest update.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Sally Owen
The Mysterious Bookshop

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Weekly Update 9/23/11

Another Announcement from The Mysterious Bookshop!

Exciting times here at store. We no sooner announce one mouth-watering piece of news than another comes along:

AFTERTHOUGHTS by Lawrence Block

Originally published as an e-book, Lawrence Block has authorized The Mysterious Bookshop to publish this title in a limited hardcover edition.

Afterthoughts contains the author’s reflections on his career which spans more than fifty years. These more than forty-five essays talk about his work including the semi-autobiographical series featuring Matthew Scudder.

It is a must for fans of Lawrence Block.

Hardcover Edition limited to about 100 copies, each signed by the author. $35.00

Please place your orders as soon as you can since we anticipate a high demand for this title.

A reminder that our Rare Book Sale ends on September 30th. There are still some wonderful books left. Go to our website And click on Rare Book Sale.


Sara Blaedel is one of the most popular crime writers in Denmark. She stopped by the store and signed copies of Call Me Princess, which has now been translated into English. In an idyllic neighborhood of Copenhagen, a young woman is found bound an gagged, the victim of a rape. Detective Inspector Louise Rick learns that the victim met her rapist on a dating website. Louise suspects that the rapist is using the website to target future victims and immerses herself in the online dating world. $25.00

Eoin (pronounced Owen) Colfer stopped by to sign his first mystery, Plugged. The author of the Artemis Fowl series for children has written a wickedly funny crime caper which tells the story of Daniel McEvoy, an Irish bouncer working in New Jersey. Dan has problems, not the least of which is that the girl he loves has been murdered and the mob and the cops are after him. A First Mystery Club Main Selection. $24.95

Bye Bye, Baby is a Nathan Heller mystery from Max Allan Collins. Hooray! It is 1962 and Marilyn Monroe hires Heller to tap her phone and record conversations in case Twentieth Century Fox tries to cancel her contract for delaying the production of Something’s Got to Give. And then Marilyn is dead from an overdose, an apparent suicide. But Heller isn’t buying it. $24.99

Special Agent Pendergast is back in Cold Vengeance by Preston & Child. Devastated to discover that his wife, Helen, was actually murdered (sorry if that was a Spoiler - but if you don’t know this, then you’re probably not a fan) Pendergast wants revenge. As he stalks Helen’s betrayers, he also delves into her past and learns that Helen may have been a collaborator in her own murder. $26.99

On Canaan’s Side is the latest from Sebastian Barry. Barry has been short-listed for the Man Booker prize in the past and this tells the story of Lilly Bere’s life in her own words. As her tale unfolds, Lilly tries to make sense of her life and of the people who’s lives she has touched. Spanning nearly seven decades, this novel explores memory, war, family ties and love and loss. $25.95


About the Murder of a Startled Lady by Anthony Abbott, Farrar, NY. 1935. Later Printing. SIGNED. $35.00

In this impossible crime novel, a medium states that a spirit message has told her of the location of a corpse - which turns out to be true. Inscribed and signed.

The Book of Murder by Frederick Irving Anderson, Dutton. NY. 1930. First Edition. $100.00

Scarce Queen’s Quorum title by one of the great under-rated writers of mystery stories. Spine ends worn, else very good

(Audio) The Black Lizard Collection of Black Mask Stories, edited by Otto Penzler

Volume 1: 7 hours on 6 CDs $29.95 Includes Come and Get It by Erle Stanley Gardner

Volume 2: 61/2 hours on 6 CDs $29.95 Includes The Dancing Rats by Richard Sale

Volume 3: 71/2 hours on 6 CDs $29;95 Includes The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett

Trent Intervenes by E.C. Bentley, Knopf, NY. 1938. First U.S. Edition. $125.00

Uncommon Queen’s Quorum title. A fine copy in dust jacket, which has light wear at spine ends and several tears on front panel.

A Morning for Flamingoes by James Lee Burke, Little Brown, Boston. 1990. First Edition. $65.00

Author’s fourth mystery. Very fine in dust jacket.

Burning Angel by James Lee Burke, Hyperion, NY. 1995. First Edition. SIGNED. $35.00

As new in dust jacket.

The Eyes of Max Carrados by Ernest Bramah, Grant Richards, London. 1923. First Edition. $250.00

Uncommon collection of detective stories about a blind detective. Covers a bit soiled, else very good.

Serenade by James M. Cain, Knopf, NY. 1937. First Edition. $200.00

Heel or spine and one corner bumped, else very good in dust jacket which is chipped at spine ends and rear cover.

The Department of Queer Complaints by Carter Dickson, Morrow, NY. 1940. First Edition. $45.00

Queen’s Quorum collection of locked room mysteries. Cover lightly soiled, three-quarter inch split at bottom of front hinge, else very good.

The Adventures of Tyler Tatlock by Dick Donovan, Chatto & Windus, London. 1900. First Edition. $200.00

Short collection by hugely popular Victorian mystery writer. Gold spine lettering dulled, tiny ding at bottom of spine, else very good in a handsome pictorial binding.

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

Bryant & May mystery. Fine in fine dust jacket.

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

Bryant & May mystery. Fine in fine dust jacket.

The Victoria Vanishes by Christopher Fowler, Doubleday, London. 2008. First Edition. SIGNED. $35.00

Bryant & May mystery. Fine in fine dust jacket.

The Bus That Vanished by Leon Groc, Macaulay, NY. 1928. First Edition. $50.00

An "impossible" crime set in Paris, in which a bus disappears from a restricted area. Name, else about fine in dust jacket, which is worn at hinge of front flap and is lightly rubbed.

The Blackbirder by Dorothy B. Hughes, Duell, Sloane & Pearce, NY. 1943. First Edition. $125.00

Gift inscription on front endpaper, a small bookseller’s label inside front cover, else a fine copy in dust jacket, which is fine and bright except for a small chip at top of spine and another on the rear panel.

Vicious Circle by Robert Littell, Overlook, NY. 2006. First Edition Thus. $24.95

Fine in fine dust jacket.

The Old Man in the Corner by Baroness Orczy, Greening, London. 1909. First Edition. $150.00

Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone and Queen’s Quorum title. Spine ends and hinges worn, else near very good.

Raffles After Dark by Barry Perowne, Cassell, London. 1933. First Edition. SIGNED. $100.00

Small spot on rear cover, bubbling of cloth along front hinge, as usual due to the binder’s glue, else a near fine, bright copy. An inscribed presentation copy, signed by the author and dated in the year of publication.

Death from a Top Hat by Clayton Rawson, Putnam, NY. 1938. First Edition. $125.00

Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone, and one of the great locked room mysteries. The first Great Merlini novel. Spine sunned and rubbed at spine ends, else very good.

Once Against the Law by Donald E. Westlake and William Tenn, Macmillan, NY. 1968. First Edition. $35.00

An uncommon anthology of literary crime and mystery stories. Fine in dust jacket.


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