Friday, January 20, 2012

Sally's Weekly Update for 01/20/12

I hate winter!!  I have been out sick with the dreaded lurgie (as we Brits say - I think you call it the 'flu).
I'm feeling better thank you but I am way behind with my emails and wanted to let you know that I will be answering you all in the order your emails were received. 
I also wanted you to know that, every now and again, I lose one of your emails.  I can't explain it, but I usually find out when you follow up asking where your order is.  99% of the time I acknowledge emails so if you feel that far too long has passed since you wrote, please don't hesitate to give me a nudge.
Now on to the good stuff....
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 1/20/12

* Open Seven Days until Monday, February 27th. From then on we’ll be open six days, Monday thru Saturday, 11.00 a.m.- 7.00 p.m.
Here are the first three categories:
The Ranger by Ace Atkins
Gone by Mo Hayder
The Devotion of Suspect X by Keigo Higashino
1222 by Anne Holt
Field Grey by Philip Kerr
Red on Red by Edward Conlon
Last to Fold by David Duffy
All Cry Chaos by Leonard Rosen
Bent Road by Lori Roy
Purgatory Chasm by Steve Ulfelder
The Company Man by Jackson Bennett
The Faces of Angels by Lucretia Grindle
The Dog Sox by Russell Hill
Death of the Mantis by Michael Stanley
Vienna Twilight by Frank Tallis
Other categories may be found on the Mystery Writers of America website:
Winners will be announced at the Edgar Award Banquet on April 26th. SIGNED COPIES NOW AVAILABLE
A Study in Sherlock edited by Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger is a collection of stories inspired by everybody’s favorite detective. We have first editions signed by the two editors plus Jerry Margolin, S.J. Rozan, Neil Gaiman (whose story has been nominated for an Edgar Award) and Jan Burke. This paperback original is now in its third printing, so first come... $15.00
The Flame Alphabet by Ben Marcus is a novel about how far we will go, and the sorrows we will endure, in order to protect our families. A terrible epidemic has struck the country: the sound of children’s speech has become to lethal to adults. For Sam and Clare it seems the only way to escape their daughter’s malevolent speech is to run away. But that’s not so easy. They still love her and in a few years she too will be susceptible to the language toxicity. Rave reviews from Michael Chabon and Jonathan Saftan Foer for this. The stunning dust jacket was designed by Peter Mendelsund. An Unclassifiable Crime Club Main Selection. $25.95
What It Was by George Pelecanos, a thriller featuring Derek Strange, has been published as a paperback original ($9.99), but also as a limited, signed and slipcased edition for $35.00.
Cell 8 by Roslund & Hellstrom is here. In Ohio, a young man is awaiting execution for the murder of his girlfriend. When he dies of a heart disease it would seem that the case is closed. Six years later on a ferry between Finland and Sweden, a man attacks a drunken lout leaving him in a coma. Detective Superintendent Ewert Grens is assigned to this seemingly straightforward case and finds that there is a shocking connection between his case and the closed case in the United States. Signed by both authors. $24.95
Tom Rob Smith signed the U.S. edition of Agent 6, his third novel featuring Leo Demidov who, this time out, must struggle with a devastating conspiracy that shatters everything he holds dear. $25.99
The Man with Three Chins by Delano Ames, Regnery, NY. 1968. First U.S. Edition. $35.00 Juan Llorca mystery. One neat "Withdrawn" stamp, else about fine.
Death Dives Deep by Michael Avallone, Signet, NY. 1971. First Edition. $45.00 8vo, paper. Fine in wrappers.
London Bloody London by Michael Avallone, Curtis Books, NY. 1972. First Edition. $45.00 8vo, paper. Fine in wrappers
Deceiver’s Door by Christopher B. Booth, Chelsea, NY. 1929. First Edition. $100.00 The adventures of a gentleman who has proclaimed himself "the greatest criminal in the world." Front hinge cracked, else about fine in fine pictorial dust jacket with minor chipping at spinal extremities.
The Stoat by Lynn Brock, Collins Crime Club, London. 1940. First Edition. $85.00 A very scarce book in first edition. Very good-near fine in orange cloth binding.
The Animal Factory by Edward Bunker, Viking, NY. 1977. First Edition. SIGNED. $750.00 The basis for the Steve Buscemi-directed cult favorite of the same title. Very fine in dust jacket.
High Sierra (W.R. Burnett), Edited by Douglas Gomery, U. Of Wisconsin Press, WI. 1979. First Edition. SIGNED. $250.00 The very scarce hardcover edition. Fine in dust jacket. Signed by Gomery.
The Asphalt Jungle by W.R. Burnett, Knopf, NY. 1949. First Edition. $1,000.00 Basis for the legendary noir film directed by John Huston starring Sterling Hayden. Very fine in dust jacket.
Killed on the Rocks by William L. DeAndrea, Mysterious Press, NY. 1990. First Edition. $15.00 Under-valued author who won Edgars for his first two books. He was also one of the last practitioners of "impossible crime" stories, of which this is one - when a body is found on a crest of newly fallen snow, dozens of yards from the nearest house, with no footprints leading to or from the body. Very fine in dust jacket.
The Plague Court Murders by Carter Dickson, Morrow, NY. 1934. First Edition. $75.00 Lending library stamps, some pages wrinkled due to a binding error, else very good.
Unidentified Woman by Mignon G. Eberhart, Random House, NY. 1943. First Edition. $20.00 Fine in dust jacket, which has a tiny chip at top of spine.
The Blind Pig by Jon A. Jackson, Random House, NY. 1978. First Edition. $175.00 Author’s second book. Very fine in dust jacket without the ubiquitous remainder mark.
Uniform Justice by Donna Leon, Heinemann, London. 2003. First Edition. SIGNED. $50.00 As new in dust jacket.
Doctored Evidence by Donna Leon, Heinemann, London. 2004. First Edition. SIGNED. $40.00 As new in dust jacket.

The Killing Floor by Arthur Lyons, Mason/Charter, NY. 1976. First Edition. $500.00 Fine in dust jacket.
Dead Ringer by Arthur Lyons, Mason/Charter, NY. 1977. First Edition. SIGNED. $85.00 Near fine in dust jacket.
The Judas Goat by Robert B. Parker, Houghton Mifflin, Boston. 1978. First Edition. $100.00 Fifth Spenser novel. Page tops dusty, else fine in dust jacket.
Triangle by Teri White, Charter, NY. 1982. First Edition. $45.00 Author’s first book, an Edgar-winning paperback original. A minor bump at top of the spine, else very fine, unread copy and scarce thus. Laid in is a signed letter from the editor.
69 Babylon Park by Harry Whittington, Avon, NY. 1962. First Edition. $45.00 Paperback original. About fine in wrappers with some light rubbing to extremities.
Poontang and Other Poems by Charles Willeford, New Athenaeum Press, FL. 1966. First Edition. SIGNED. $3,000.00 In stiff, gray wrappers. Fine with small bump to bottom corner. By far the rarest of Willeford’s works.

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