Sally's Weekly Update # 326
We still have mass market and trade edition paperbacks that we've taken from our shelves, and we'd still like you to have them at sale price. Twelve books for $25.00 plus shipping. This is a great way to discover new mystery/crime/suspense authors. Remember - the choice of titles is ours.
Wednesday, August 15th 6.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m.
Best-selling author Laura Lippman will discuss her standalone suspense novel And When She Was Good. $26.99
Join us as we celebrate a new book by one of our favorite authors.
SIGNED COPIES NOW AVAILABLE
Gerald Elias was here signing copies of Death and Transfiguration, his fourth book featuring the blind musician Daniel Jacobus. Always a pleasure hearing the author talk about music and play music from the story. (I was disappointed not to hear more of Scheherezade - a favorite piece of music of mine). $26.99
Tana French also stopped by sign copies of Broken Harbor After only three previous books, French has become one of our most popular authors. French uses a device that insures that readers do not have to have read previous books (although why wouldn't you want to!). A minor police character in one book becomes the dominant investigator in the next. This also satisfies those of us who like a series. Mick "Scorcher" Kennedy from Faithful Place is front and center here. $27.95
The Dog Stars by Peter Heller is a powerful novel featuring the pilot of a 1956 Cessna who lives in a world filled with loss. He has survived the flu that seems to have killed everyone. He lives in the hangar of a small abandoned airport and flies the perimeter until he hears a random transmission on his radio. Risking everything, he flies past his point of no return following the trail of the static broken voice on the radio. This postapocalyptic novel is high on Ian's favorite list right now. $24.95
A Way With Murder by R.J. Jagger features Denver private investigator Bryson Wilde who lives in an edgy 1950s world where the nights are hot, the jazz is whisky-soaked and the women are dangerous. When a young blonde who thinks she may be the target of a killer walks into Bryson's office and asks for his help, he foresees a dangerous but straightforward hunt. What he doesn't foresee is that he will be swept into a deadly vortex where nothing is as it seems. A Hard Boiled Crime Club Main Selection. $25.95
Lies, Knives, and Girls in Red Dresses by two-time PEN winner Ron Koertg updates classic stories - The Little Match Girl, Bearskin, the Robber Bridegroom, etc. - in a dark and gruesome fashion. This is being marketed as a YA board book, but we wouldn't recommend reading this to children However, if you're a fan of twisted fairy tales, Tim Burton, or Kelly Link, you'll love this Halloween take. With gorgeous cut paper illustrations from Andrea Dezso. We are the only shop with signed copies.$17.99
Sorry Please Thank You by Charles Yu is a collectrion of original stories which draw from both pop culture and science. A big-box employee is confronted by a zombie during the graveyard shift, a problem that pales in comparison to his inability to ask a coworker out on a date; a fighter leads his band of virtual warriors across a deadly computer-generated landscape, but does he have what it takes to be a hero?; and a company outsources grief for profit. Yu fills his stories with equal parts humor and piercing insight into the human condition. $24.95
Exeunt Murders by Anthony Boucher, Southern Ill. U. Press, Carbondale, 1983. First Edition. $35.00 Very fine in dust jacket. The
Crimson Goddess by Elaine Sterne Carrington, Appleton-Century, NY. 1935. First Edition. $150.00 Although set on Long Island, India's most dangerous goddess, Kali, prominently figures in a series of murders. A small ink mark inside front cover, else a fine, fresh copy in a beautiful bright pictorial dust jacket with some fraying to top of spine and one corner.
The Little Sister by Raymond Chandler, Otto Penzler Books, 1996. Facsimile. $40.00 An exact facsimile of the first edition. Very fine, as new copy in pristine dust jacket. Ashes by Charles Frances Coe, Random House, NY. 1952. First Edition. $50.00 A novel of organized crime and political corruption by the noted hard-boiled pulp writer. Very fine with only a trace of wear along top edge.
The Windblow Mystery by Edward Gellibrand, Hamilton, London. (1926). First Edition. $150.00 Windblow is a mansion in which it is claimed no one can sleep without meeting a tragic end unless he is of unblemished character. The occupier is found hanged the next morning, but the new tenants do not believe it was a supernatural occurrence. A remarkably fine and fresh copy in dust jacket with light chipping at lower edge of front panel, a couple of small closed tears, else clean and bright.
Weep for a Blonde by Brett Halliday, Dodd, NY. 1957. First Edition. $65.00 A hint of rubbing at spine ends, else a fine copy in a near fine jacket. Small chips to three corners, larger chip to bottom corner of rear panel.
A Man Named Thin and Other Stories by Dashiell Hammett, Mercury, NY. 1961. First Edition. $125.00 Edited and introduced by Ellery Queen. A fine copy, and scarce thus.
Who Guards the Prince by Reginald Hill, Collins, London. 1982. $45.00 Fine, fresh copy in dust jacket. The Quests of Simon Ark by Edward D. Hoch, Mysterious Press, NY. 1984. First Edition. $45.00 Only 1,000 copies printed. Very fine, as new, in dust jacket.
Leopold's Way by Edward D. Hoch, Southern Ill. U. Press, Carbondale, 1985. First Edition. $75.00 Very fine in dust jacket. Review material laid in.
The Riddle of the Traveling Skull by Harry Stephen Keeler, Dutton, NY. 1934. First Edition. $100.00 Light rubbing at base of spine, else a fine, fresh copy in dust jacket, which has a long closed tear and a small chip at the top of the spine.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire, The Girl Who Kicked theHornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson, MacLehose, London. 2008-2009. First Edition. $2,000.00 One of the greatest world-wide publishing phenomena of all time. All three books are in perfect condition in perfect dust jackets. Complete sets of the Millennium Trilogy in this condition have become impossibly rare.
Doll by Ed McBain, Delacorte, NY. 1965. First Edition. $200.00 One of the scarcest of the 87th Precinct novels to find in collectors' condition. Very fine in dust jacket.
He Who Hesitates by Ed McBain, Delacorte, NY. 1965. First Edition. $200.00 One of the scarcest of the 87th Precinct novels to find in collectors' condition. Very fine in dust jacket.
Silhouette in Scarlet by Elizabeth Peters, Congdon & Weed, NY. 1983. First Edition. $45.00 Vicky Bliss mystery. A very fine copy in dust jacket.
Golden Remedy by Rex Stout, Vanguard, NY. 1931. First Edition. $175.00 Author's scarce third book, a non-mystery. A very good-near fine copy with a light discoloration on the front cover (possibly a water splash).
Forest Fire by Rex Stout, Farrar & Rinehart, NY. 1933. First Edition. $75.00 Author's scarce fourth book, a non-mystery. Endpapers badly stained, else a very good copy.
The Silent Speaker by Rex Stout, Viking, NY. 1946. First Edition. $45.00 Fine, fresh copy in dust jacket, which has light wear at spine ends and top corner of front panel.
Nothing But a Man by Jim Thompson, Popular Library, NY. 1970. First Edition. $200.00 Paperback original. Fine in wrappers.
Bony Buys a Woman by Arthur Upfield, Heinemann, London. 1957. First Edition. $85.00 A fine copy in a near fine dust jacket with very slight wear at corners.
Madmen's Bend by Arthur Upfield, Heinemann, London. 1963. First Edition. $85.00 Top edge dusty, else fine in dust jacket.