Saturday, January 14, 2012

Sally's Weekly Update for 01/13/12

Sherlock rules!
Meanwhile, here's the Weekly Update.
Have a great weekend.
Sally Owen
The Mysterious Bookshop
The Mysterious BookshopOpen Seven Days, 11.00 a.m. - 7.00 p.m. *

Weekly Update 1/13/12* We Are Changing Our HoursAs of Monday, February 27th, The Mysterious Bookshop will be closed on Sundays. When we first moved to our new location, we thought we would benefit from the foot traffic in this area. That has not happened, to our satisfaction, and the staff is stretched thin.
Sunday, February 26th will be the last Sunday that we will be open. We will then revert to our original schedule: Monday through Saturday 11.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m.
We’ll remind you of this from time to time during the next few weeks.
The Grand Game: A Celebration of Sherlockian Scholarship Volume 2 1960-2010 Edited by Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger. SIGNED. $39.95This second volume completes the carefully selected sampling of the best and most important pieces of Sherlockian scholarship. Signed by both editors.
In, IDW Publishing, 2011, First Edition. SIGNED. $16.99Classic Detective Fiction 1862-1910. Twenty stories published during the earliest days of detective literature. Introduction and annotations by Holmes scholar, Leslie S. Klinger. Fine in wraps as issued.

The Chalk Girl
Gideon’s Corpse
William Gillette, America’s Sherlock Holmes by Henry Zecher, Xlibris Corporation, 2011. First Edition. SIGNED. $34.95A biography of one of the world’s premier actors and playwrights who was the stage’s original Sherlock Holmes. Also available, signed, in paperback for $23.95
by Preston & Child again features Gideon Crew who has ten days to track a mysterious terrorist cell before a major American city is vaporized by a nuclear attack. The bomb was assembled in New York City, but his journey takes Gideon to the mountains of New Mexico where he learns that the end may be something worse - far worse - than mere Armageddon. A Thriller/Espionage Crime Club Main Selection. $26.99
by Carol O’Connell once again features Mallory. When a young girl appears in New York’s Central Park with blood on her shoulders and a story about her Uncle Red who has turned into a tree, the police are, at first, skeptical, until they find the body in the tree. Mallory, newly returned to the Special Crimes Unit, sees something in the girl that she understands. Mallory is damaged; some say she is dangerously unstable, but she can tell a kindred spirit when she sees one. For those of you who thought Lisbeth Salander was an original, think again. Mallory has appeared in nine previous novels. $25.95
The Shadow of Sherlock Holmes: Classic Detective Fiction Edited by Leslie S. Klinger
by Nancy Bilyeau is set in 1537 during the bloody schism between Church and State. Joanna Stafford, a Dominican nun, learns that her favorite cousin has been condemned to burn at the stake. Defying the rule of enclosure, Joanna leaves the priory to stand at her cousin’s side and finds herself reluctantly in the service of the Bishop of Winchester. She must find an ancient relic - a crown so powerful, it may hold the ability to end the Reformation. A First Mystery Club Main Selection. $24.99
FOR COLLECTORS.38 Fine in dust jacket.
The Land of Laughs by Jonathan Carroll, Viking Press, NY. 1980. First Edition. $40.00Author’s first book. Stamp on endpaper, else fine in dust jacket with a one inch closed tear on front.
The Chronicles of Michael Danevitch of the Russian Secret Service by Dick Donovan, Chatto & Windus, London. 1897. First Edition. $150.00Original decorated dark blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in silver. Cases of the celebrated Russian detective related to fellow detective Dick Donovan. Listed in Glover and Greene, Victorian Detective Fiction, and Queen, The Detective Short Story. Apart from very minor rubbing at spine ends and corners, a fine, fresh copy.
Sherlock Holmes for Dummies by Steven Doyle and David A. Crowder. Wiley, NY. 2010 First Edition. SIGNED. $19.99The Edgar-nominated guide to all things Sherlockian. Signed by Doyle. Fine in wraps as issued.
The Dark Wind by Tony Hillerman, Harper, NY. 1982. First Edition. $200.00An absolutely fine, as new copy in dust jacket. Advance copy with a review slip laid in.
The Ghostway by Tony Hillerman, Harper, NY. 1985. First Edition. SIGNED. $300.00An absolutely fine, as new copy in dust jacket.
The First Eagle by Tony Hillerman, Harper, NY. 1998. First Edition. SIGNED. $125.00Limited to 250 numbered copies. As new in slipcase.
Fallen Angel by William Hjorstberg, Harcourt, NY. 1978. First Edition. $100.00A fine copy of this ground-breaking mystery novel in a bright, unrubbed dust jacket.
The Blackboard Jungle by Evan Hunter, Simon & Schuster. 1954. First Edition. $65.00Important novel that inspired the successful film of the same title. Library stamps on front and rear endpapers, else very good in like dust jacket.
The White South by Hammond Innes, Collins, London. 1949. First Edition. $75.00Adventure-mystery novel. Small stain on fore-edge, else a fine copy in a bright pictorial dust jacket with a closed tear on the front panel and light wear at top of spine.
The Beekeeper’s Apprentice by Laurie R. King, St. Martin’s Press, NY. 1994. First Edition. SIGNED. $350.00Introduces Mary Russell. Fine in fine dust jacket.
A Monstrous Regiment of Women by Laurie R. King, St. Martin’s Press, NY. 1995. First Edition.SIGNED. $35.00Second Mary Russell mystery. Fine in fine dust jacket.
Matters of Suspense by Ruth Rendell, Eurographica, Helsinki. 1986. First Edition Thus. SIGNED. $100.00First of this edition of short stories, limited to 350 numbered copies. Signed and dated 1986 on the title page, thought the copyright page states 1982, 1983. Very fine in stiff card covers.
The Mummy or Ramses the Damned by Anne Rice, Chatto & Windus, London. First U.K. Edition. 1989. $50.00Part of bookstore stamp and residue on front inside board else fine in like dust jacket.
A One-Page Typed Letter by Rex Stout SIGNED. $300.00Dated August 14, 1945. On the letterhead of the Writers’ War Board, of which he was president, written to Lewis Mumford in which he tells Mumford how fabulous his piece in the Saturday Review of Literature was. A great association between two cultural icons. Fine condition.
The Way We Die Now by Charles Willeford, Ultramarine Press, 1988. First Edition. SIGNED. $250.00Limited to only 99 copies. Signed and numbered. Fine without dust jacket as issued. A very handsome edition.


by William Ard, Rinehart, N.Y. 1952. First Edition. $65.00

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