Friday, February 17, 2012

Sally's Weekly Update for 02/17/12

Gosh, you're a tough audience!  I promise I will never again suggest that there is no sporting event going on over the weekend.   It is obvious that I have some very serious blind spots.
I'll stick to Downton Abbey to which I am very seriously addicted.
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. *
* Soon to be open Six Days, 11.00 a.m. - 7.00 p.m.
Weekly Update 2/17/12
Monday, February 27th 6.30 p.m. - 8.00 p.m.
Blood Relations: The Selected Letters of Ellery Queen, 1947 - 1950
is edited by Joseph Goodrich who will be here to discuss his book and take questions. Two actors will also be on hand to read from the letters. $14.95
The Next One to Fall is Anthony Award-winning Hilary Davidson’s second novel featuring travel writer Lily Moore. Lily is in Peru with her friend, photographer Jesse Robb, visiting the Lost City of the Incas, Machu Picchu, where they discover a woman clinging to life at the bottom of an ancient staircase. Just before she dies, the woman tells Lily the name of the man who pushed her. But when the local police investigate, the forensic evidence they find doesn’t match what Lily knows. $24.99
Shooting Hollywood by Melodie Johnson Howe is a collection of Diana Poole stories. Poole is blonde, sexy and in her 40's and trying to rebuilt her acting career by playing middle-aged parts. But Hollywood is brutal and Diana Poole finds crime in that world of glitz, glamour and greed. Melodie Johnson Howe was "one of the last of the starlets." Limited to 175 signed and numbered copies with a separate pamphlet entitled Acting Tips. $43.00
Stewart O’Nan stopped by to sign copies of The Odds. On the eve of their thirtieth anniversary, Marion and Art Fowler liquidate their savings and book the bridal suite at Niagra Falls’ ritziest casino. While they sightsee by day, at night they risk it all at the roulette while, fighting to rescue their home, fix their finances and, against even greater odds, save their marriage. $25.95

Paperbacks of Note
The Mystery of Dr. Fu-Manchu by Sax Rohmer has been reissued by Titan Books. Contains an appreciation of Dr. Fu-Manchu by Leslie S. Klinger. $9.95

Also available The Return of Dr. Fu-Manchu.

I’ll Be Seeing You by Mary Higgins Clark, Simon & Schuster, NY. 1993. First Edition. SIGNED. $23.00 Fine in fine dust jacket
Walking Back the Cat by Robert Littell, Overlook Press, NY. First U.S. Edition. $25.00 Fine in fine dust jacket.
Widow’s Walk by Robert B. Parker, Putnam, NY. 2002. First Edition. SIGNED. $24.95 Signed on tipped-in page. Fine in fine dust jacket.
The Chinese Orange Mystery by Ellery Queen, Stokes, 1934. First Edition. $60.00 Spine sunned, else near fine.
The Perfect Crime by Ellery Queen, Grosset & Dunlap, 1942. First Edition. $25.00 A novelization of the movie, Ellery Queen and the Perfect Crime. Near fine in chipped dust jacket, especially at top of spine with ½" loss.
The Murderer is a Fox by Ellery Queen, Little Brown, 1945. First Edition. $75.00 About fine in dust jacket with light wear at spine ends and a small nick on front panel. Unaccountably scarce.
Having a Wonderful Crime by Craig Rice, Simon & Schuster, NY. 1943. First Edition. $150.00 Fine in dust jacket which has been strengthened at spine ends with cellophane tape which has bled through and is visible. The basis for the 1945 movie starring Pat O’Brien as Malone and Carole Landis.
Another copy. Cleveland, World. Reprint. $20.00 Very good in chipped dust jacket. Motion picture edition with photos on the front panel.
The Lucky Stiff by Craig Rice, Simon & Schuster, NY. 1945. First Edition. $75.00 Fine in dust jacket, with moderate wear at spine ends.
My Kingdom for a Hearse by Craig Rice, Simon & Schuster, NY. 1957. First Edition. $50.00 Very good in soiled dust jacket.

"Dee Dee" by Eliot H. Robinson, Small, Maynard, Boston. 1925. First Edition. $45.00 Uncommon clerical mystery. A few slim scrapes on cover, else fine and tight in chipped, stained and tape-repaired dust jacket.
Curiosity Killed a Cat by Anne Rowe, Morrow, NY. 1941. First Edition. $125.00 Library label on free front endpaper, which has a clipped corner, else a fine, clean copy in a fine, bright dust jacket that has a trace of wear at spine ends. A scarce book.
The Return of Frank Clamart by Henry C. Rowland, Harper, NY. 1923. First Edition. $150.00 A newspaper cartoonist, a French former master criminal and a beautiful Russian join forces to destroy a drug and murder ring. A fine copy in dust jacket with mild edge wear and chipping. A very scarce book in jacket.
Tomorrow I Die by Mickey Spillane, The Mysterious Press, NY. 1984. First Edition Thus. $25.00 Short stories by Spillane collected for the first time introduced and edited by Max Allan Collins. Fine in dust jacket which shows some rubbing.
The Greene Murder Case by S.S. Van Dine, Scribners, NY. 1928. First Edition. $100.00 First issue (with 1928 on the copyright page). Apart from light staining to the rear endpaper, a fine, fresh copy with the white lettering pristine, in a dust jacket with wear to spine ends, corners, top edge and with staining to rear panel.
The Red Pavilion by Robert Van Gulik, Heinemann, London. 1964. First U.K. Edition. $275.00 Preceded by the soft cover Kuala Lumpur edition. Very fine, fresh copy in dust jacket, which has a lightly sunned spine and a bit of rubbing at hinges.
The Red Pavilion by Robert Van Gulik, Scribner, NY. 1968. First U.S. Edition. $100.00 Preceded y the U.K. and Kuala Lumpur editions. Very fine, fresh copy in dust jacket.
The Chinese Maze Murders by Robert Van Gulik, Amereon, n.d. NY. $100.00 A rare reprint edition limited to only 200 copies. Very fine without dust jacket, as issued.


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