Finaly - SUCCESS! Today's newzine went out as planned today. If, for some reason, you didn't get it as expected, here it is:
We’re taking in a HUGE collection on consignment. 17 boxes of paperbacks, with boxes of hardcovers to come after the paperbacks are on the shelves. These are nearly all mass markets from the 70s-90s, American and British authors mostly but some other countries as well. Not many cozies but lots of whodunnits, suspense, thrillers, noir, espionage, private eye and police novels. Many had been wrapped in saran wrap for years and years and are in really great condition.
There are so many that there’s no way to make a list. But if you’re looking for something older, something to fill out your collection or a copy to replace one book you’ve read to death, let us know and we’ll see if we have a copy.
As of this writing, we’re not even halfway through the boxes, so don’t imagine what’s on the shelves now is all there is!
They’re available in Whatever Denomination You Want.
They Don’t Expire.
You can Order Them by Phone, e-mail or through the Website, and we can Mail them directly to the recipient if you’d like.
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Links of Interest:
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1892927/news - Three Seconds by Roslund-Hellstrom movie
Tess Gerritsen explains the "gravity" of her legal situation vs. Hollywood. Gravity lawsuit update - Tess Gerritsen
Lawrence Block just posted a very short Bernie story, complete with illustrations. A Burglar's Complaint
Don Winslow is profiled in the LA Times, and since he’ll be in on Thursday, July 9th to sign The Cartel, you might want to get a peek at the driving force behind the great books!
While we specialize in mystery and crime books,we can order virtually any new book that you might want, no matter what its topic.
New Signings (with authors who will be visiting the shop):
Signing for both new releases: Saturday September 19th at Noon:
Maia Chance - Come Hell or Highball (Sept., Minotaur hc, $24.99). Lola Woodby is living the carefree life of a society woman in Prohibition America. Then her wealthy husband dies, leaving her a pile of debt. From the penthouse to the flophouse in the time it takes to shake a martini. To make it worse, at her husband’s funeral, one of his chippies asks Lola to do something for her and she’ll be paid a nice chunk of change. This twist thinks Lola’s husband had a certain roll of film… First in a new comic series by this PNW writer.
Maia Chance - Cinderella Six Feet Under (Sept., Berkley pbo, $7.99). 2nd with Victorian variety hall star Ophelia Flax. Her friend Prudence has vanished but a body is discovered in her family’s deserted Parisian mansion: ball gown, single glass slipper and a dead ringer for Pru. Second and third books from this new Northwest author.
[A Reminder: Reserving ahead of time – such as in next few days – is HIGHLY recommended. For the most part, we’ll be ordering only enough for those who reserve. You don’t have to pay until you pick it up or we mail it. Ask us to hold a copy for you!]
See the calendar of all currently-scheduled events on our website. The website calendar contains plot synopses. At the bottom of it is the updated, complete list of signed copies that we’ll be getting from other sources. Click Here.
Craig Johnson, June 20
Carola Dunn, June 27
Ingrid Thoft, June 30
Roger Hobbs, July 7
Don Winslow, July 9
Yasmine Galenorn, July 11 Drop-by!
Mike Lawson, July 11
Christine Carbo, July 18
Jenny Milchman, July 30
Kevin O’Brien, Aug 1
Richard Kadrey, Aug 25
J.A. Jance, Sept 8
Yasmine Galenorn, Oct 31
And there are always more on the way!
Remember, too, that while it is always fun to come in and meet the author in person, that isn’t always possible. So reserve a signed copy to be mailed to you or for you to pick up later. Those who reserve in advance get the copies in the best condition!
Word of the Week:
fink (n.) From 1902, of uncertain origin, possibly from German Fink "a frivolous or dissolute person," originally "a finch"; the German word also had a sense of "informer" (compare stool pigeon). The other theory traces it to Pinks, short for Pinkerton agents, the private police force hired to break up the 1892 Homestead strike. As a verb, 1925 in American English slang. Related: Finked; finking. (thanks to etymonline.com)
You can browse our collectable and hard-to-find books, as well as signed copies from earlier author events, on Biblio.com. You do not have to place an order through them, especially if you’re a long-time customer and we have your ordering info. Just email us to order.
What We’ve Been Reading:
I’ve had the shop following Maureen Johnson’s twitter feed for a while, since she’s informative, funny and on top of a lot of things. I’ve had her series on my To Be Read pile for a while, but I hadn’t actuall y read them because I was afraid I wouldn’t enjoy them as much as her twitter feed and it would ruin some of the fun. Does that make any sense?
Anyway, I finally got around to reading The Name of the Star (Speak, $9.99) and The Madness Underneath (Speak, $9.99), the first two in her trilogy. “Reading” may not be the right word. “Devouring” may come closer.
Aurora “Rory” Deveaux arrives in London from a small town in Louisiana. She’s going to be taking her senior year of high school at Wexford, a prestigious boarding school, while her lawyer parents take a sabbatical in Bristol. She’s absolutely a fish out of water, and the British academic standards leave her reeling, but she gamely jumps in and does her best.
Then a series of killings in the area seem to be re-enacting the Ripper murders, and Rory sees the man who may be responsible. But as it turns out, she’s the only one who can see him. And he knows it.
These are YA novels, true, but they’re smart and complex and thought provoking. Maureen Johnson has created some wonderful people, with all kinds of quirks and flaws and fabulous challenges. One of the best things about her writing is that it’s never condescending to teenagers, and it’s vibrant enough for older, jaded readers like me. You can take messages about life and how people change and grow or you can just enjoy the story.
We didn’t have the third one, The Shadow Cabinet (Putnam, $17.99), but we have it on order and I’ll snag one as soon as it comes in today, and honestly, I can’t wait. The second one leaves off at a huge cliffhanger, so I’m jittery while I’m waiting for it. Such a good series! If you haven’t read them and you don’t mind a good ghost story, you should! And follow Maureen Johnson on Twitter if you don’t already. She’s a hoot!
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And Have a Relaxing and Book-Filled Weekend!