The Mysterious Bookshop

In search of the perfect gift for the mystery lover in your life? The Mysterious Bookshop is proud to present our collection of holiday recommendations, whether you're looking for crime novels, murder mysteries, psychological suspense, or spy thrillers!

Feel free to reach out to our knowledgeable booksellers for more personalized suggestions at info@mysteriousbookshop.com or (212) 587-1011.

From now until Christmas, all orders and in-store sales will come with a free copy of "A Christmas Puzzle," a seasonal tale by Icelandic novelist Ragnar Jónasson commissioned specially for The Mysterious Bookshop!

Jónasson’s story is the twenty-seventh we’ve published as an exclusive holiday offer for our customers. The first eighteen are collected in Christmas at the Mysterious Bookshop (Vanguard, $15.99). The book includes original stories by Mary Higgins Clark, Lawrence Block, Ed McBain, Donald Westlake, Thomas Cook, and more, all set at The Mysterious Bookshop. Signed by Otto Penzler.

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Looking for a holiday read? Check out The Christmas Egg by Mary Kelly. The latest treasure unearthed from the British Library Crime Classics archive, The Christmas Egg is a tightly-paced, quirky and highly enjoyable jewel of the British crime genre. This never-before-republished novel goes beyond the neat puzzles of country house historical mysteries by delivering the darker side of British police procedurals in an evocative urban setting. $14.95



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A Christmas Resolution
 by Anne Perry
. A smitten woman is about to marry a dangerous man—unless Detective Hooper and his new wife, Celia, can prevent it. But Celia herself has not always been truthful, especially not during the murder trial following her cousin’s death. How can she be believed now, when she lied on the stand? This Yuletide season finds love and faith put to the test. Hardcover, $21.00




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The Mistletoe Murder
 and Other Stories
 by P.D. James
. Four previously uncollected stories from one of the great mystery writers of our time--swift, cunning murder mysteries (two of which feature the young Adam Dalgliesh) that together, to borrow the author's own word, add up to a delightful "entertainment." Each of these stories is as playful as it is ingeniously plotted, the author's sly humor as evident as her hallmark narrative elegance and shrewd understanding of some of the most complex—not to say the most damning—aspects of human nature. $15.95


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A Maigret Christmas
 and Other Stories by Georges Simenon
. A lighthearted holiday collection of Jules Maigret’s exploits. Many of these stories feature observant and resourceful children, frightened yet resolute, who bring out a paternal streak in the childless Maigret. The rapport between the inspector and these youthful heroes imparts a delightful freshness to this holiday collection. A Maigret Christmas is a cornucopia for fans of Maigret and mysteries alike. $13.00



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Looking for something a little more unconventional? Try a set of our Mysterious Classics CardsThe Mysterious Bookshop has produced an exclusive collection of collectible baseball-style cards devoted to covers and dust jackets of the greatest works of mystery and detective fiction. More than sixty covers and dust jackets are featured in this boxed collection, including The Maltese FalconThe Big SleepThe Postman Always Rings Twice and The Murder of Roger Ackroyd.



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For those who want to infuse some mystery into old Christmas traditions, we've got two different Sherlock Holmes advent calendars to intrigue and inspire with 24 short stories each—can you solve these cases before the world's most famous detective does?




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Reading a ghost story on Christmas Eve was once as much a part of traditional Christmas celebrations as turkey, eggnog, and Santa Claus. Acclaimed Canadian cartoonist Seth has revitalized the tradition, designing and illustrating a series of classic Christmas ghost stories. Trimmed to fit the coziest stocking, they’re perfect gifts for those who want a bit of extra Christmas chill!




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We have a large number of piracies of the early Sherlock Holmes novels—beautiful books in various bindings printed in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Priced between $30 and $60 based on condition, these make great, unique gifts. Email us at info@mysteriousbookshop.com to inquire!





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2020 is a strange year for small businesses here in New York City, so what better way to show your love of local mystery purveyors than a Mysterious Bookshop t-shirt? We've got them available in white-on-black, red-on-black, and black-on-red.

You could also pick up a Mysterious Bookshop tote bag and carry your literature in style! Available in three fashionable colorways.



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And if you really don't know what to get for the mystery lover in your life, you can always pick up a Mysterious Bookshop gift card!

Please feel free to call us at 212-587-1011 or email us at info@mysteriousbookshop.com with any questions about this year's gift guide

Specializing in Mystery Fiction and all its subgenres, including Detective, Crime, Hardboiled, Thrillers, Espionage, and Suspense.

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Located at 58 Warren St in New York City, we are open Monday-Saturday from 11am-7pm.

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