Friday, December 16, 2011

Sally's Weekly Update 12/16/11

After living in Brooklyn for twenty years, I shall be moving to Manhattan next week. Once I get over the trauma of moving my books, this will be a good thing! I'll be away from the store from Sunday, December 18th until Friday, December 23rd. I'll be back on Christmas Eve, Saturday, December 24th. There will be no Weekly Update until Friday, December 30th.

Please send your emails to or call the store. Ian, Dan, even Otto, will be able to help. If you are a Crime Club member please identify yourself as such - your files are set up in a different way and we wouldn't want your information to be lost.
So. Whatever you plan on celebrating this coming holiday season - from Christmas to Festivus - have a wonderful time. Please note that I will be away from the store from December 18th until December 24th. Yes, I will be BACK for Christmas! How perverse.


Reed Farrel Coleman signed copies of his latest Moe Prager novel, Hurt Machine. Hardcovers ($24.95) and paperback editions ($15.95) were published simultaneously.

Colin Cotterill’s publisher has sent along signed bookplates for his latest Dr. Siri mystery, Slash and Burn. $25.00

More after the Jump!


I have already ordered from the U.K. a few signed copies of Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel, the sequel to Wolf Hall, the Man Booker Prize-winning story of Thomas Cromwell. This is in no way a mystery, but there are one or two of you who will want a copy I know. Maybe more than one or two of you. Let me know. We can’t guarantee unlimited copies, but we’d like to see how many we should be ordering.


Me Tanner, You Jane by Lawrence Block, Macmillan, NY. 1970. First Edition. $200.00

An exceptionally fine copy in dust jacket without the ubiquitous remainder mark. A review copy with a slip laid in.

Sometimes They Bite by Lawrence Block, Arbor House, NY. 1983. First Edition. $75.00

Very fine in a very fine dust jacket.

In the Midst of Death by Lawrence Block, Delavan, WI. 1995. First Hardcover Edition. SIGNED. $150.00

Matthew Scudder. With a new introduction by Martin Cruz Smith. Limited to 500 numbered copies. Very fine in a very fine dust jacket.

Two for Texas by James Lee Burke, Pocket, NY. 1982. First Edition. SIGNED. $100.00

Paperback original. Very fine.

Dixie City Jam by James Lee Burke, Hyperion, NY. 1994. First Edition. $100.00

A special edition of 1,525 copies presented to booksellers in advance of the trade edition. Fine without dust jacket, as issued, in slipcase. Very fine.

Red Wind by Raymond Chandler, World, Cleveland. 1946. First Edition. $45.00

Small stain at lower spine, else very good in chipped dust jacket.

Omnibus by Raymond Chandler, Knopf, NY. 1964. First Edition. $45.00

Collection of Chandler’s first four novels. Very fine, tight copy in a bright dust jacket with a small closed tear on front panel and trivial rubbing at top of spine.

Persuader by Lee Child, Delacorte, NY. 2003. First Edition. SIGNED. $60.00

A Jack Reacher novel. Very fine in dust jacket.

Silver Pigs by Lindsey Davis, Crown, NY. 1989. First U.S. Edition. $45.00

First ancient Rome novel introducing poet and private investigator Marcus Didius Falco. Very fine, as new copy in dust jacket.

A Body in the Bath House by Lindsey Davis, Century, London. 2001. First Edition. SIGNED. $45.00

Very fine, as new copy in dust jacket.

Hammett by Joe Gores, Putnam, NY. 1975. First Edition. $45.00

Fine in dust jacket, which is rubbed at spine ends.

The Dark Wind by Tony Hillerman, Harper, NY. 1982. First Edition. $200.00

An absolutely fine, as new copy in dust jacket. Advance copy with a review slip laid in.

Coyote Waits by Tony Hillerman, Harper, NY. 1990. First Edition. SIGNED. $125.00

Limited edition of 500 numbered copies signed by Hillerman. As new in slipcase.

The Blackboard Jungle by Evan Hunter, Simon & Schuster, NY. 1954. $65.00

Important novel that inspired the successful film of the same title. Library stamps on front and rear endpapers, else very good in like dust jacket.

Uniform Justice by Donna Leon, Heinemann, London. 2003. First Edition. SIGNED. $50.00

As new in dust jacket.

The Girl, the Gold Watch & Everything by John D. MacDonald, Hale, London. 1974. First U.K. and First Hardcover edition. $50.00

Very fine in dust jacket.

Black Money by Ross Macdonald, Knopf, NY. 1966. First Edition. $250.00

A fine copy in dust jacket, which has light wear at spine ends.

The Widening Gyre by Robert B. Parker, Delacorte, NY. 1983. First Edition. $45.00

Very fine in dust jacket.

Concourse by S.J. Rozan, St. Martin’s, NY. 1995. First Edition. $45.00

Author’s second books. Fine in dust jacket.

The League of Frightened Men by Rex Stout, Farrar & Rinehart, NY. 1934. First Edition. $250.00

Second Nero Wolfe novel. A Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone. Dust jacket flaps cut out and pasted to front endpapers, spine lettering faded, else a very good copy.

The Rubber Band by Rex Stout, Grosset &Dunlap, NY. 1936. Reprint. $300.00

An about fine copy in a beautiful dust jacket, which replicates the artwork of the first edition; one small chip at top of spine, a small rubbed spot at top of front flap, else about fine and very scarce thus.

Not Quite Dead Enough by Rex Stout, Farrar & Rinehart, NY. 1944. First Edition. $375.00

Bookplate of famed collector Adrian Homer Goldstone inside front cover, else fine in dust jacket, which has a thumbnail-sized chip at top of spine and chips and tears along edges.

The Final Deduction by Rex Stout, Viking, NY. 1961. First Edition. $125.00

Fine copy in a bright, fresh dust jacket with the merest trace of wear at top of spine.

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