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Newsletter #68 December, 2004 - February, 2005

24th Anniversary Sale

        December 1 marks Uncle Edgar's 24th anniversary, and we're celebrating with a huge sale. Come into Uncle Edgar's or Uncle Hugo's and save 10% off everything except gift certificates. A discount card will save you even more--you'll get both the 10% savings from the sale and the 10% savings from the discount card. Come in and save on new books, used books, calendars, jigsaw puzzles, audiobooks, music, magazines, model kits, etc. (Sale prices apply to in-store purchases, but not to mail orders.)
        The 24th Anniversary Sale lasts Friday, November 26th through Sunday, December 5th--giving you two weekends to take advantage of the sale.
        We will also be having our annual inventory reduction sale December 26-31, but that will feature deep discounts on things we really, really want to get rid of. It will not be a store-wide sale, like the 24th Anniversary Sale.

Neighborhood Update

        The road construction on Chicago Ave. is finished for the season. However, for most of the area between the bridge and Lake St. they cut away about 1 foot of sidewalk when they tore out the curbs and replaced them with new curbs (slightly closer to the buildings, thus slightly increasing the width of the road). They won't be replacing the rest of the sidewalks until probably next fall. The parking meters were anchored in the strip of sidewalk that the city removed, and the city decided that if they just stuck the parking meters into the gravel where the anchors used to be, they'd have a lot of parking meters disappear. So, this block of Chicago Ave. is supposed to be free parking for about a year.
        Construction on the former Sears building started a couple of months later than originally planned, but they've been very busy since they started-on some things. Workers have been swarming over the main building, and there's a huge hole in the ground to the east of the main building where the new parking ramp and some housing is going in. But construction on the hotel was also supposed to start this fall, and so far all they've done is strip away the blacktop parking lot to expose the dirt underneath. The building over the former railroad tracks (which I tried to buy to move the bookstores into) was supposed to come down this fall, but there's no sign of it being torn down-but the developer still claims that it is not for sale and that it will be torn down.
        The bike path and walking path in the Greenway (formerly rail road tracks) were blacktopped in October and opened to the public around the beginning of November, in spite of the fact that the Sears building over the Greenway was supposed to come down this fall and the Chicago Ave. Bridge over the Greenway is supposed to come down in the spring of 2005.
        You should be able to get to the Uncles like normal until about next April, when they close Chicago Ave. and tear out the bridge. Once they close the street, you will only be able to reach the Uncles from Lake St. And thanks to the loyal customers who continued to shop here during this fall's construction. My impression is that we were hurt less by the construction than any of the other local businesses.

Award News

        The Hugo Awards included Best Novel to Paladin of Souls by Lois McMaster Bujold ($24.95 signed).

        Many mystery awards were announced at Bouchercon:
        The Anthony Awards included Best Novel to Every Secret Thing by Laura Lippman ($7.99 pb or $24.95 signed hc), Best First Novel to Monkeewrench by P. J. Tracy ($6.99), Best Paperback Original to Deadly Legacy by Robin Burcell ($6.99), Best Young Adult Mystery to Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J. K. Rowling ($29.99), and Best Historical Mystery to For the Love of Mike by Rhys Bowen ($23.95, $6.99 pb due early December).
        The Barry Awards included Best Mystery Novel to Every Secret Thing by Laura Lippman ($7.99 pb or $24.95 signed hc), Best First Novel to Monkeewrench by P. J. Tracy ($6.99), Best British Crime Novel to The Distant Echo by Val McDermid ($6.99), and Best Paperback Original to Tough Luck by Jason Starr ($12.00).
        The Shamus Awards included Best Novel to The Guards by Ken Bruen ($13.95), Best First Novel to Black Maps by Peter Spiegelman ($22.95), and Best Paperback Original to Cold Quarry by Andy Straka ($5.99).
        The Macavity Awards included Best Mystery Novel to The House Sitter by Peter Lovesey ($13.00) and Best First Novel to Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear ($14.00 signed).

Holiday Gift Ideas

        Our single most popular gift option continues to be our gift certificate. We can issue one in any amount. It can be used at either or both stores. It can even be used for mail order, and it can be purchased by phone or fax (if you have Mastercard, Visa, or Discover Card), and we can mail it either to the purchaser or the recipient, or we can just enter the balance on a credit file here at the store, so there's no risk of the gift certificate being lost.
        Calendars are another popular gift item, and by now we've seen most of the calenders we'll receive this year. (All calendars are standard wall calendars unless otherwise noted.) This year we have 4 Star Trek calendars: Star Trek ($12.99), Star Trek Enterprise ($12.99), Star Trek Ships of the Line ($12.99), and Star Trek Stardate ($14.99, page-a-day).
        This year for Tolkien we have The Lord of the Rings 50th Anniversary ($14.95, art by Tolkien), The Tolien Art of the Brothers hildebrandt ($12.99), and A Guide to Middle-Earth ($11.99, page-a-day).
        Other book-related calendars include Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban ($12.99, 12 paintings based on scenes from the movie), Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban ($12.99, page-a-day, 365 stills from the movie), Lemony Snicket's Calendar of Unfortunate Events ($12.99), and The Spiderwick Chronicles ($12.99).
        This year's Edward Gorey calendars are The Evil Garden ($13.99), The Wuggly Ump ($6.99, mini wall style), Gorey Cats ($8.99, pocket calendar), The Blue Aspic ($14.99, heavy-duty spiral bound engagement calendar), and A Gorey Year ($12.99, page-a-day).
        Cartoon-related calendars include Best of Anime ($13.99), Best of Marvel ($13.99), The Far Side: Trouble Brewing ($12.99), Futurama ($12.99). The Fuzzy Bunch ($12.99, Gett Fuzzy), Ladies of Anime ($13.99), Opus: His Greatest Hits ($12.99), The Simpsons Family Organizer ($12.99), The Simpsons Fun Calendar ($12.99), Spiderman ($13.99), and X-Men ($13.99). Cartoon-related page-a-days include Close to Home ($11.99), Dilbert ($11.99), Disney Days ($12.99), For Better or For Worse ($11.99), Fox Trot ($11.99), Get Fuzzy ($11.99), Non-Sequitur ($11.99), and The Trivial Simpsons ($12.99). Cartoon-related desk calendars are Dilbert ($12.99) and The Far Side ($12.99).
        Fantasy-related calendars include The Art of Michael Whelan ($6.99, mini wall style), Dragons & Mystics: The Art of Michael Whelan ($12.99), Fantasy Art of Keith Parkinson ($12.99), Garden Fairies ($12.99, art by Stephen Mackey), Goddesses ($13.99, art by Susan Seddon Boulet), Whispers Take Wing ($12.99, fairy art by Patience Brewster), Women of Enchantment ($12.99, art by Kinuko Y. Craft), and The World of Michael Parkes ($12.99).
        This year we also have The Sopranos ($12.99, scenes from the TV show).
        Signed books can be divided into two categories: those that arrive from the publisher in special, limited, signed editions (i.e., expensive) and those that arrive from the publisher as normal editions that we get an author to sign (which we then sell at the same price as an un-signed copy). Uncle Hugo's carries a number of the special editions, including David Brin's Earth ($125), Orson Scott Card's Memory of Earth ($200), William Gibson & Bruce Sterling's Difference Engine ($125), Terry Goodkind's Pillars of Creation ($200), Greg Hildebrandt's The Tolkien Years ($125), Neal Stephenson's Quicksilver ($200, with matching editions of the next two volumes on order), Elizabeth Wolheim's and Sheila Gilbert's 30th Anniversary DAW Science Fiction and 30th Anniversary DAW Fantasy ($125, 2 vol., signed by the editors), Star Wars: Heir to the Empire by Timothy Zahn (1st of his trilogy, $125).
        For those whose pockets are not so deep, Uncle Hugo's offers many regularly priced editions that have been signed by the authors, including Gerald Anderson's Sons of Disobedience ($19.50 tr pb with computer disk), Kevin J. Anderson's Dogged Persistance ($25.95), Robert Asprin's Myth-ion Improbable ($25, signed bookslip enclosed) and Robert Asprin & Jody Lynn Nye's Myth Alliances ($25 hc, signed only by Nye), Meghan Brunner's From the Ashes ($23.50 tr pb), Lois McMaster Bujold's The Curse of Chalion ($25), Diplomatic Immunity ($25), Dreamweaver's Dilemma ($12 tr pb), Ethan of Athos ($23), and Paladin of Souls ($24.95), Bill Campbell's Sunshine Patriots ($17.95 tr pb), Glen Cook's Water Sleeps ($24.95), Stephen R. Donaldson's The Runes of Earth ($26.95), David Drake's Codex (early never-before-published short story done as a signed, numbered 175-copy chapbook, $9), David Drake & Eric Flint's Fortune's Stroke ($24, signed only by Drake), Dorothy Dunnett's Gemini ($27.50), Theodora Fair's The Double Crown (#1, $14.95 tr pb), The Queen of All Light (#2, $14.95 tr pb), and Allarinth the Star King (#3, $14.95 tr pb), Raymond E. Feist's Talon of the Silver Hand ($24.95), Jasper Fforde's Something Rotten ($24.95) and The Well of Lost Plots ($24.95), Eric Flint & David Drake's The Tyrant ($24, signed only by Flint), Tom Flynn's Galactic Rapture ($22.00 tr pb) and Nothing Sacred ($20 tr pb), John M. Ford's From the End of the Twentieth Century ($21), Brian Froud's The Goblin Companion ($24.95), Goblins ($25, his newest book, also signed by Ari Berk), Good Faeries/Bad Faeries ($30), Faeries ($22 tr pb), and Lady Cottington's Fairy Album ($25) Neil Gaiman and Gene Wolfe's A Walking Tour of the Shambles ($15.00 chapbook, signed only by Gaiman), James Gurney's Dinotopia: First Flight ($19.95), Laurell K. Hamilton's Guilty Pleasures ($21.95), Narcissus in Chains ($22.95) and Obsidian Butterfly ($21.95), William K. Hartmann's In the Stream of Stars ($19.95), Out of the Cradle: Exploring the Frontiers Beyond Earth ($11.95), and The Grand Tour: A Traveller's Guide to the Solar System ($14.95-all 3 titles are heavily illustrated non-fiction tr pbs related to space exploration), P.C. Hodgell's Blood and Ivory ($30, signed bookslip enclosed), Kij Johnson's Fox Woman ($24.95) and Fudoki ($25.95), J. V. Jones' The Barbed Coil ($22), Stephen Jones' (edited) Dark Detectives ($29), and The Vampire Stories of R. Chetwynd-Hayes ($27), Katherine Kerr's Resurrection ($10 tr pb), Lee Killough's Blood Games ($16 tr pb), Victor Koman's Kings of the High Frontier ($24.95), Marguerite Krause's Blind Vision ($11.50 tr pb), Marguerite Krause and Susan Sizemore's Moons' Dreaming (#1, $25.95 hc or $13.95 tr pb, signed by both) and Moons' Dancing (#2, $25.95 hc or $13.95 tr pb, signed by both), Geoffrey Landis' Impact Parameter ($24.95 ), and Mars Crossing ($24.95), Sharon Lee and Steve Miller's Plan B ($30), Low Port (ed., $30) and Balance of Trade ($25), Sharon Lee's Barnburner ($16.00 tr pb mystery), Jonathan Lethem's Amnesia Moon ($12.95 tr pb), Dale B. Mattheis' Exile to the Stars ($27.95), Anne McCaffrey and Elizabeth Ann Scarborough's Acorna's Rebels ($24.95, signed by both), L. E.Modesitt, Jr.'s The White Order ($24.95), Christopher Moore's Fluke ($23.95) and Bloodsucking Fiends ($12 tr pb), James A. Moore's Fireworks ($16, tr pb), Richard Morgan's Altered Carbon ($13.95 tr pb) and Broken Angles ($14.95 tr pb), Hugh Nissenson's The Song of the Earth ($24.95), Jody Lynn Nye's Applied Mythology ($20 tr pb) and Dragonlover's Guide to Pern ($18.95 tr pb), Joshua Ortega's ((Frequencies)) ($24), Anne Perry's Tathea ($23.95 hc or $14.95 tr pb) and Come Armageddon ($24.95), Terry Pratchett's Going Postal ($24.95), The Thief of Time ($25) and Monstrous Regiment ($24.95), Judith & Garfiled Reeves-Stevens' The Art of Star Trek ($50, 1 copy left) and Star Trek The Next Generation: The Continuing Mission ($35, 1 copy left), Katya Reimann's Prince of Fire and Ashes ($27.95), John Ringo's Hell's Faire ($25), There Will Be Dragons ($25) and March to the Stars ($26, co-written with David Weber, signed only by Ringo), Joel Rosenberg's Guardians of the Flame ($25.00), Home Front ($23.95), Not Quite Scaramouche ($23.95), Not Really the Prisoner of Zenda ($24.95), and Not Exactly the Three Musketeers ($23.95), Kristine Kathryn Rusch's Gallery of His Dreams ($10.00 tr pb, also signed by Dean Wesley Smith), R. A. Salvatore's Transcendence ($26.95), Will Shetterly's Chimera ($14.95 tr pb) and Dogland ($5.99 tr pb), Dan Simmon's Fires of Eden ($22.95), Hardcase ($23.95), Ilium ($25.95) and A Winter Haunting ($25.95), Susan Sizemore's Gates of Hell ($11.50 tr pb), Caroline Stevermer's A College of Magics ($5.99 tr pb), A Scolar of Magics ($19.95), and When the King Comes Home ($22.95), Matthew Stover's Star Wars: Shatterpoint ($25.95), Kathryn Sullivan's Agents and Adepts ($15.50 tr pb) and The Crystal Throne ($14.50), Harry Turtledove's Alternate Generals II (editor, $24), American Empire: Blood & Iron ($27.95), American Empire: The Center Cannot Hold ($27.95), Best Military SF of the 20th Centurys (editor, $18 tr pb), Counting Up, Counting Down ($16 tr pb), Marching Through Peachtree ($21), Over the Wine-Dark Sea (written as H. N. Turteltaub, $25.95), Ruled Britannia ($24.95), and Worlds That Weren't (4 alternate history novellas, only 1 by Turtledove, $21.95); Joel Van Valin's The Flower of Clear Burning ($17.95 tr pb), Joan Marie Verba's Boldly Writing: A Trekker Fan and Zine History, 1967-1987 ($12.95, tr pb), David Weber's Echoes of Honor ($24), Margaret Weis' Mistress of Dragons ($25.95), Testament of the Dragon ($22), and A Quest-Lover's Treasury of the Fantastic (edited, $13.95 tr pb), Tad William's Otherlands #4: Sea of Silver Light ($24.95) and Shadowmarch ($25.95), Patricia C. Wrede's Magician's Ward ($5.99 tr pb), Mairelon the Magician ($5.99 tr pb), and Searching for Dragons ($16.95), Patricia C. Wrede & Caroline Stevermer's Sorcery & Cecelia ($17) and The Grand Tour ($17), Janny Wurts' To Ride Hell's Chasm ($25, signed bookplate inserted in the book) and Sarah Zettel's Playing God ($22). We also have Autumn World ($9.95 tr pb), a collaborative novel with 5 authors, signed by 4 of them (Joan Marie Verba, Deborah K. Jones, Margaret Howes, and Ruth Berman) and Seven Seasons of Buffy: Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Discuss Their Favorite Television Show ($15.95 tr pb, signed by one of the contributors, Marguerite Krause).
        Uncle Hugo's also has piles of signed mass market paperbacks. Signed books for almost any budget!
        Uncle Edgar's also has a large selection of regularly priced books signed by the authors. Signed hardcovers (only single copies of some titles) include Keith Ablow's Psychopath ($19.95), Peter Abreasch's Bloody Bonsai ($21.95), Harold Adams' Ice Pick Artist ($21.95), and No Badge, No Gun ($22.95), Bruce Alexander's An Experiment in Treason ($24.95) and Jack, Knave and Fool ($22.95), Sarah Andrews' Bone Hunter ($24.95), Nancy Atherton's Aunt Dimity Beats the Devil ($22.95), Aunt Dimity Digs In ($21.95) and Aunt Dimity Takes a Vacation ($22.95), Ace Atkin's Dark End of the Street ($23.95), Curt Autry's The Reunion ($24.95), Jo Bailey's Erased ($21.95), Linda Barnes' Flashpoint ($22.95), Nevada Barr's Blood Lure ($24.95), Deep South ($23.95) and Flashback ($24.95), Richard Barre's Ghosts of Morning ($21.95), Stephanie Barron's Jane and the Stillroom Maid ($22.95) and Jane and the Genius of the Place ($22.95), Dave Barry's Tricky Business ($24.95), M. C. Beaton's A Agatha Raisin and the Fairies of Fryfam ($19.95), Agatha Raisin and the Wellspring of Death ($21.95), Agatha Raisin and the Witch of Wyckhadden ($21.95), and Agatha Raisin and the Wizard at Evesham ($20.95), Carol Lee Benjamin's The Dog Who Knew Too Much ($21.95), Laurien Berenson's Hush Puppy ($20), Watchdog ($20), and Unleashed ($20), Mark Billingham's Lazybones ($24.95), Scaredy Cat ($23.95) and Sleepyhead ($24.95), Paul Bishop's Chalk Whispers ($25.00), Michelle Black's Solomon Spring ($24.95), David Blackburn's Human Harvest ($19.95), Lawrence Block's Burglar in the Rye ($23.95), Burglar on the Prowl ($24.95), Burglar Who Painted Like Mondrian ($23.95), The Burglar Who Traded Ted Williams ($19.95), Enough Rope ($29.95), Everybody Dies ($25), Even the Wicked ($23), Hit Man ($22), Hit List ($25), Hope to Die ($25), Master's Choice Vol. II ($23.95, edited by), Small Town ($24.95), Speaking of Greed ($24.95, edited by) and Tanner on Ice ($23.95), Giles Blunt's The Delicate Storm ($24.95), Larry Bond's Vortex ($21.95), Scott Borg's Water Hazard ($21.95), Anthony Bourdain's Bobby Gold Stories ($19.95), Gail Bowen's Verdict in Blood ($24), Michael Bowen's Screenscam ($24.95) and Unforced Error ($24.95), Rhys Bowen's Evan Help Us ($21.95)and Evans Above ($21.95), C. J. Box's Savage Run ($23.95), Trophy Hunt ($24.95) and Winter Kill ($23.95), William Broderick's The 6th Lamentation ($24.95), James Lee Burke's Bitterroot ($25), Heartwood ($24.95), Jolie Blon's Bounce ($25), Last Car to Elysian Fields ($24.95), and Purple Cane Road ($24.95), Jan Burke's Liar ($23, Ramsey Campbell's The Last Voice They Hear ($24.95), Dorothy Cannell's Bridemaid's Revisited ($22.95), Spring Cleaning Murder ($21.95) and Trouble With Harriet ($21.95), Massimo Carlotto's The Columbian Mule ($23.95, trans. from Italian by Christopher Woodall, signed by both author and translator), P.M. Carlson's Gravestone ($20), Lee Child's Die Trying ($23.95), Echo Burning ($24.95), Tripwire ($23.95) and Without Fail ($24.95), Jill Churchill's Fear of Frying ($22), Carol Higgins Clark's Iced ($19.95), Mary Higgins Clark's Let Me Call You Sweetheart ($24), Moonlight Becomes You ($24), My Gal Sunday ($23) and Pretend You Don't See Her ($25), Judy Clemens' Till the Cows Come Home ($24.95), Harlan Coben's Darkest Fear ($23.95), Gone for Good ($23.95), Just One Look ($25.95), No Second Chance ($24.95), and One False Move ($21.95), Margaret Coel's Dream Stalker (21.95), Killing Raven ($22.95), Lost Bird ($21.95), Shadow Dancers ($22.95), Spirit Woman ($21.95), and Wife of the Moon ($22.95), Mark Coggin's Vulture Capital ($26), Max Allen Collins' Carnal Hours ($20.95), Reed Farrel Coleman's Redmeption Street ($22.95), Michael Connelly's A Darkness More Than Night ($25.95) and Void Moon ($24.95), John Connolly's Dark Hollow ($25), Every Dead Thing ($25), Killing Kind ($25) and The White Road ($25), Caroline B. Cooney's Voice on the Radio ($15.95), Bernard Cornwell's Heretic ($24.95) and Sharpe's Escape ($25.95), C. R. Corwin's Morgue Mama: The Cross Kisses Back ($24.95), Deborah Crombie's A Finer End ($23.95), In a Dark House ($23.95), Kissed A Sad Goodbye ($23.95), and Now May You Weep ($23.95), Blake Crouch's Desert Places ($23.95), Barbara D'Amato's Hard Evidence ($22), Diane Mott Davidson's Double Shot ($24.95), Robert Davis' Doomsday Kiss ($24.95) and Plutonium Murders ($24.95), Janet Dawson's Where the Bodies Are Buried ($23.50) and Witness to Evil ($21.95), Jeffrey Deaver's The Blue Nowhere ($26), Empty Chair ($25), and Speaking in Tongues ($25), Mark de Castrique's Grave Undertaking ($24.95), Mary-Jane Deeb's Murder on the Riviera ($19.95), Jane Dentinger's The Queen is Dead ($19.95), Michael Dibdin's Dark Specter ($23) and Dead Lagoon ($21), Trudy Donovan's Chandler's Daughter ($23.95), Jerome Doolittle's Head Lock ($20) and Bear Hug ($20), Carole Nelson Douglas' Irene's Last Waltz ($22.95), Cat With an Emerald Eye ($24.95), Cat in an Indigo Mood ($24.95), Cat on a Hyacinth Hunt ($23.95), Cat in a Midnight Choir ($24.95), Cat in a Leopard Spot ($24.95), Castle Rouge ($25.95) and Chapel Noir ($25.95), John Douglas' Broken Wings ($24), Eileen Dreyer's Brain Dead ($22), Head Games ($24.95), and With a Vengeance ($24.95), Margaret Dumas' Dead Man's Touch ($24.95), Susan Dunlap's Death and Taxes ($18), Dorothy Dunnett's Gemini ($27.50), Kit Ehrman's Dead Man's Touch ($24.95), Barry Eisler's Hard Rain ($24.95) and Rain Fall ($24.95), Aaron Elkin's Old Scores ($20), David Ellis' Line of Vision ($24.95), James Ellroy's My Dark Places ($25), Kathy Lynn Emerson's Murders and Other Confusions ($52.50), G. H. Ephron's Amnesia ($23.95), K. J. Erickson's Alone at Night ($24.95), The Dead Survivors ($24.95), The Last Witness ($24.95) and Third Person Singular ($24.95), Tom Eslick's Snow Kill ($24.95), Liz Evans' Sick at a Parrot ($29.95), Janet Evanovich's Metro Girl ($26.95), Terrance Faherty's Come Back Dead ($22) and Prove the Nameless ($22.95), Monica Ferris' Crewel Yule ($19.95), Jasper Fforde's Something Rotten ($24.95) and The Well of Lost Plots ($24.95), Vince Flynn's The Third Option ($24.95), G. M. Ford's A Blind Eye ($23.95) and Slow Burn ($20), Margaret Frazer's The Bastard's Tale ($22.95), The Clerk's Tale ($22.95), The Hunter's Tale ($23.95), The Reeve's Tale ($21.95), and The Squire's Tale ($21.95), Kinky Friedman's Blast From the Past ($23), God Bless John Wayne ($22), Mile High Club ($23), Roadkill ($23) and Spanking Watson ($23), Jonathan Gash's Prey Dancing ($21.95) and The Possessions of a Lady ($21.95), Shari P. Geller's Fatal Convictions ($24), Christine Gentry's Mesozoic Murder ($24.95), Anne George's Murder Gets a Life ($20) and Murder Shoots the Bull ($22), Tess Gerritsen's Gravity ($24.95), Michael Gilbert's The Curious Conspiracy & Other Crimes ($50), John Gilstrap's Even Steven ($24.95), Paula Gosling's The Body in Blackwater Bay ($17.95), Sue Grafton's R is for Richochet ($26.95), Linda Grant's Lethal Genes ($21), Kate Green's Shooting Star ($20), K. C. Greenlief's Cold Hunter's Moon ($23.95) and Death at the Door ($23.95), Martha Grimes' Biting the Moon ($25), The Blue Last ($24.95), The Grave Maurice ($25.95) and The Stargazey ($25), James Grippendo's A King's Ransom ($25), Elizabeth Gunn's Seventh Inning Stretch ($23.95), Six-Pound Walleye ($23.95), Five Card Stud ($23.95) and Par Four ($22.95), James W. Hall's Body Language ($24.95), Timothy Hallinan's Everything But the Squeal ($17.95), Lyn Hamilton's Moche Warrior ($21.95), Steve Hamilton's Blood in the Sky ($21.95), Cold Day in Paradise ($22.95, 4th printing), The Hunting Wind ($23.95), Winter of the Wolf Moon ($23.95), North of Nowhere ($23.95) and Southpaw Spring ($23.95), Ron Handberg's Savage Justice ($18.95) and Cry Vengeance ($18.95), David Handler's The Man Who Cancelled Himself ($19.95), Colin Harrrison's Manhattan Nocturne ($24), Jamie Harrison's Unfortunate Prairie Occurance ($22.95), Donald Harstad's Known Dead ($23.95), Carolyn G. Hart's Southern Ghost ($19), Death in Paradise ($20) and Scandal in Fair Haven ($19.95), Ellen Hart's Hunting the Witch ($24.95), A Small Sacrifice ($20.95), and Wicked Games ($24.95), Erin Hart's Haunted Ground ($24) and Lake of Sorrows ($24), William K. Hartmann's Cites of Gold ($25.95), John Harvey's Wasted Years ($19.95), Pete Hautman's Doohickey ($24), Mrs. Million ($23), Mr. Was ($16), Rag Man ($23), Ring Game ($22), and Short Money ($21), J. M. Hayes' Prairie Gothic ($24.95) and Plains Crazy ($24.95), Sparkle Hayter's The Last Manly Man ($22), Judith Koll Healey's The Canterbury Papers ($24.95), Jeremiah Healy's Swan Dive ($16.95), Foursome ($20), Rescue ($20) and Invasion of Privacy ($21), Daniel Hecht's Skull Session ($23.95), Jonellen Heckler's Circumstances Unknown ($21), Libby Fischer Hellmann's An Image of Death ($24.95) and A Picture of Guilt ($24.95), M. R. Henderson's If I Should Die ($14.95), Vicki Hendricks' Voluntary Madness ($23, signed bookplate), Sue Henry's Deadfall ($22) and Murder on the Yukon Quest ($22), Joan Hess' Misery Loves Maggody ($22) and O Little Town of Maggody ($19), Carl Hiaasen's Sick Puppy ($25), Kathleen Hills' Hunter's Dance ($24.95) and Past Imperfect ($24.95), Tami Hoag's Ashes to Ashes ($24.95), Kill the Messenger ($26) and Thin Dark Line ($22.95), Chloe Hooper's A Child's Book of True Crime ($24), David Housewright's Dearly Departed ($23.95), A Hard Ticket Home ($23.95), Penance ($21) and Practice to Deceive ($22), Stephen Hunter's Time to Hunt ($23.95), Gregg Hurwitz's The Kill Clause ($24.95), Greg Iles' Sleep No More ($24.95), Susan Isaacs' Lily White ($25), Jonnie Jacobs' Cold Justice ($23), Intent to Harm ($22) and Murder Among Friends ($16.95), J. A. Jance's Birds of Prey ($24), Breach of Duty ($23), Day of the Dead ($23.95), Devil's Claw ($24), Exit Wounds ($24.95), Failure to Appear ($20), Lying in Wait ($17.95), Name Withheld ($22), Outlaw Mountain ($24), Paradise Lost ($25), Partner in Crime ($24.95), Rattlesnake Crossing ($23), Shoot/Don't Shoot ($21), Skeleton Canyon ($23), and Tombstone Courage ($20), Quintin Jardine's Autographs in the Rain ($24.95), Fallen Gods ($24.95), Stay of Execution ($24.95) and Unnatural Justice ($24.95), Michael Jecks' The Boy-Bishop's Glovemaker ($43.95), The Devil's Acolyte ($43.95), The Outlaws of Ennor ($24.95), The Tolls of Death ($24.95) and The Templar's Penance ($24.95), Jerry Jellison's Measure of Vengeance ($24.95), Claire M. Johnson's Beat Until Stiff ($24.95), Wayne Johnson's The Devil You Know ($23), Don't Think Twice ($23) and Six Crooked Highways ($23), Christine T. Jorgensen's You Bet Your Life ($19.95), Henry Joseph's Bloodwork ($19.95), Michael A. Kahn's Firm Ambitions ($18.95) and Due Diligence ($20.95), Joseph Kanon's The Good German ($26), Austin Kark's The Forwarding Agent ($19.95), Larry Karp's First, Do No Harm ($24.95), Midnight Special ($24.95), and Scamming the Birdman ($24.95), Jon Katz's The Family Stalker ($18.95), Death by Station Wagon ($18.50) and The Last Housewife ($19.95), David A. Kaufelt's The Fat Boy Murders ($20), Alex Kava's Soul Catcher ($24.95), Robert Kearney's Hole in the Water ($22.95), Nora Kelly's Hot Pursuit ($24.95), Toni L. P. Kelner's Country Comes to Town ($18.95), Douglas Kennedy's The Job ($23.95), Shirley Kennett's Fire Cracker ($21.95) and Gray Matter ($21.95), Jack Kerley's The Hundredth Man ($23.95), Nicholas Kilmer's Dirty Linen ($25), Jonathon King's Shadow Man ($23.95) and A Visible Darkness ($23.95), Laurie R. King's Folly ($23.95), The Game ($23.95) and Keeping Watch ($23.95), C. J. Koehler's Profile ($19.95), William Kent Krueger's Blood Hollow ($24), Boundary Waters ($23), The Devil's Bed ($24) and Purgatory Ridge ($23.95), J. Dayne Lamb's A Question of Preference ($16.95), Jon Land's Dead Simple ($23.95), Jane Langton's Thief of Venice ($23.95), Joe R. Lansdale's Freezer Burn ($23.95) and Two-Bear Mambo ($19.95), Michael Ledwidge's Bad Connection ($23.95) and Before the Devil Knows You're Dead ($23), Wendy Lee's Missing Eden ($21.95), Cornelius Lehane's Beware the Solitary Drinker ($24.95), Dennis Lehane's Shutter Island ($25.95), Elmore Leonard's Tishomingo Blues ($25.95) and When the Women Come Out to Dance ($24.95), John Lescroart's The First Law ($25.95), The Second Chair ($25.95) and The Oath ($25.95), Laura Lippman's By a Spider's Thread ($24.95), Every Secret Thing ($24.95) and In A Strange City ($24), Chuck Logan's After the Rain ($24.95), The Big Law ($24) and Absolute Zero ($24.95), Mary Logue's Blood Country ($24.95), Bone Harvest ($23.95) and Glare Ice ($23.95), William F. Love's Bloody Ten ($19.95) and Chartreuse Clue ($18.95), Peter Lovesey's Diamond Dust ($23.00) and Diamond Solitaire ($18.95), Sarah Lovett's A Desperate Silence ($24), Richard A. Lupoff's The Cover Girl Killer ($21.95) and The Silver Chariot Killer ($21.95), Ann-Marie MacDonald's The Way the Crow Flies ($26.95), T. J. MacGregor's Mistress of the Bones ($21.95), William L. Manchee's Death Pact ($19.95), David Manuel's A Matter of Principle ($19.95), A Matter of Roses ($23) and A Matter of Time ($23), Richard Marcinko's Leadership Secrets of the Rogue Warrior ($20), Philip Margolin's Sleeping Beauty ($25.95), Undertaker's Widow ($24.95) and Wild Justice ($26.00), Steve Martini's The Jury ($25.95), Sujata Massey's The Bride's Kimono ($25), The Floating Girl ($24.00), The Flower Master ($24), The Pearl Diver ($23.95) and Samurai's Daughter ($24.95), Lia Matera's Designer Crimes ($21), Face Value ($20, small mark on bottom), Prior Convictions ($17.95), Last Chants ($21), Francine Mathews' Death in Rough Water ($22), Death in a Mood Indigo ($22.95), Death in a Cold Hard Light ($23.95) and The Cutout ($23.95), Alex Matthew's Secret's Shadow ($22.50), Ed McBain's Mary, Mary ($19.95) and Romance ($22.95), Peter McCabe's Wasteland ($20), Wendell McCall's Concerto in Dead Flat ($23.95), Sharyn McCrumb's Foggy Mountain Breakdown ($22.50), Michael McGarrity's Big Gamble ($23.95), Jill McGowen's Verdict Unsafe ($22), Neil McMahon's To the Bone ($23.95), Keith Miles' Bermuda Grass ($24.95), Rex Miller's St. Louis Blues ($40), Larry Millett's Sherlock Holmes and the Rune Stone Mystery ($23.95). Sherlock Holmes and the Red Demon ($22.95), Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Alliance ($24.95) and Disappearance of Sherlock Holmes ($23.95), Kyle Mills' Sphere of Influence ($24.95), Tom Mitcheltree's Dataman ($22.95), Theresa Monsour's Clean Cut ($23.95), Richard Moquist's Eye of the Agency ($22.95), Fidelis Morgan's Unnatural Fire ($24) and The Rival Queens ($23.95), David Morrell's Desperate Measures ($22.95), Walter Mosley's Bad Boy Brawly Brown ($24.95), Mike Mullane's Red Sky ($21.95), Beverle Graves Myers' Interrupted Aria ($24.95), Barbara Neely's Blanche Cleans Up ($19.95), Sharan Newman's Strong As Death ($23.95), Mike Nichols' The Waking ($24.95), William F. Nolan's The Marble Orchard ($20.95), Charles O'Brien's Black Gold ($24.95) and Mute Witness ($23.95), Carol O'Connell's Dead Famous ($24.95), Judas Child ($24.95), Killing Critics ($23.95), Shell Game ($24.95) and Winter House ($24.95), Helen Esper Olmsted's edited Homicide Host Presents ($25, signed by 7 of the 14 authors), Perri O'Shaughnessy's Breach of Promise ($23.95), Jimmy Olsen's Things in Ditches ($24.95), Abigail Padgett's Moonbird Boy ($21.95), Katherine Hall Paige's Body in the Fjord ($22), Michael Palmer's Critical Judgement ($22.95), Sara Paretsky's Blacklist ($24.95), Ann Parker's Silver Lies ($24.95), Barbara Parker's Suspicion of Madness ($24.95), Robert B. Parker's Bad Business ($24.95), Double Play ($24.95), Meloncholy Baby ($24.95) and Potshot ($23.95), I. J. Parker's The Hell Screen ($24.95) and Rashomon Gate ($24.95), T. Jefferson Parker's The Blue Hour ($23.95) and California Girl ($24.95), Julie Parsons' Courtship Gift ($24), , Ridley Pearson's Chain of Evidence ($22.95), First Victim ($23.95), Middle of Nowhere ($23.95), and No Witnesses ($22.95), George R. Pelecanos' Sweet Forever ($23.95), Sharon Kay Penman's Dragon's Lair ($23.95), Anne Perry's Belgrave Square ($18), Brunswick Gardens ($25), Bedford Square ($24.95), Cain His Brother ($22.95), Come Armageddon ($24.95) Death of a Stranger ($25.95), A Dish Taken Cold ($11.95), Funeral in Blue ($25), Much Ado About Murder (edited, $23.95), No Graves As Yet ($25.95), Seven Dials ($25.95), Slaves of Obsession ($25) and Southhampton Row ($25), Thomas Perry's Dance for the Dead ($21), Elizabeth Peters' Children of the Storm ($25.95), He Shall Thunder in the Sky ($25, signed & numbered) and Lord of the Silent ($25), Twist Phelan's Family Claims ($24.95), Scott Phillips' Cottonwood ($23.95), Ice Harvest ($19.95) and The Walkaway ($22), Tom Piccirilli's Sorrow's Crown ($21.95), Nancy Pickard's Bum Steer ($16.95), But I Wouldn't Want to Die There ($20), Confession ($20) and The Whole Truth ($22.95), Jodi Picoult's Salem Falls ($24.95), Julius Podrug's Frost of Heaven ($23.95), Henry Porter's Remembrance Day ($25.00), David Prill's Serial Killer Days ($21.95) and The Unnatural ($21), Sandra West Prowell's When Wallflowers Die ($22.95), Mary Pulver's Show Stopper ($18), Ian Rankin's Beggar's Banquet ($40.95) and A Question of Blood ($43.95), Lev Raphael's Let's Get Criminal ($20.95), Richard Rayner's The Cloud Sketcher ($25), Mary Reed & Eric Mayer's One for Sorrow ($23.95), Three for a Letter ($24.95), Four for a Boy ($24.95) and Five For Silver ($24.95), Judith & Garfield Reeves-Stevens' Icefire ($23), Kathy Reichs' Fatal Voyage ($25), Matt Reilly's Area 7 ($24.95), Robert Rice's Agent of Judgment ($23.95), S. K. Rizzola's Blood for Blood ($24.95) and The Rose in the Wheel ($24.95), J. D. Robb's Naked in Death ($19.95), Gillian Roberts' With Friends Like These... ($18), Les Roberts' Snake Oil ($17.95), Frank M. Robinson and Paul Hull's Death of a Marionette ($22.95, signed bookplate), Peter Robinson's Blood at the Root ($22), Close to Home ($23.95), Final Account ($21.95), In a Dry Season ($24) and Playing with Fire ($23.95), Marion Rosen's Death by Education ($17.95), Richard Rosen's Saturday Night Dead ($16.95), Joel Rosenberg's Home Front ($23.95), S. J. Rozan's Stone Quarry ($23.95), Jane Rubino's Cheat the Devil ($24.95) and Plot Twist ($24.95), Bob Rueff's End Game ($26.95), Alan Russell's Multiple Wounds ($22) and Exposure ($24.95), John Sandford's Certain Prey ($24.95), Chosen Prey ($26.95), Devil's Code ($25.95), The Hanged Man's Song ($25.95), Mortal Prey ($26.95), Night Crew ($23.95), Easy Prey ($25.95) and Secret Prey ($24.95), Jonathan Santlofer's The Death Artist ($24.95), Steven Saylor's Last Seen in Massilia ($23.95), Catilina's Riddle ($22.95), House of the Vestals ($22.95), Rubicon ($23.95), and A Twist at the End ($25), Marnie Schulenburg's Murder Off the Record ($23.95), Aillen Schumacker's Framework for Death ($23.95), Stephen Schwandt's Siren Song ($23.95), Sandra Scoppettone Gonna Take A Homicidal Journey ($22.95), Justin Scott's FrostLine ($24.95) and Hardscape ($19.95), Lisa Scottoline's Moment of Truth ($25) and Vendetta Defense ($25), Laurence Shames' Mangrove Squeeze ($22.95) and Virgin Heat ($21.95), Sarah Shankman's He Was Her Man ($20), Seymour Shubin's My Face Among Strangers ($23.95), Steven Sidor's Skin River ($23.95), Dan Silva's A Death in Vienna ($25.95), Dan Simmons' Hardcase ($23.95) and A Winter Haunting ($25.95), Roger L. Simon's The Lost Coast ($22.50), Dorothy Simpson's Once Too Often($21), Robert Skinner's Pale Shadow ($23.95) and The Righteous Cut ($24.95), Harrison Gradwell Slater's Night Music ($26.00), Susan Slater's Flash Flood ($24.95), Karin Slaughter's A Faint Cold Fear ($24.95), Indelible ($24.95) and Kisscut ($24.95), Alexander McCall Smith's The Full Cupboard of Life ($19.95) and The Kalahari Typing School for Men ($19.95), Barbara Burnett Smith's Dust Devils of the Purple Sage ($21.95), Sarah Smith's Chasing Shakespeare ($24), Knowledge of Water ($23), Keith Snyder's Show Control ($20.95), Julia Spencer-Fleming's A Fountain Filled With Blood ($23.95) and Out of the Deep I Cry ($23.95), Dana Stabenow's Fine and Bitter Snow ($24.95), Fire and Ice ($23.95), Hunter's Moon ($23,95), Midnight Come Again ($23.95), Singing of the Dead ($23.95) and So Sure of Death ($23.95), Bill Stackhouse's Stream of Death ($23.95), Les Standiford's Bone Key ($24.95), Havana Run ($24.95) and Raw Deal ($22), Michael Stone's Token of Remorse ($22.95) and Totally Dead ($22.95), James Swain's Loaded Dice ($22.95) and Sucker Bet ($19.95), Ross Thomas' Voodoo Ltd. ($19.95), L. L. Thrasher's Dogsbody, Inc. ($22.95), Kathy Hogan Trocheck's Homemade Sin ($20), Janwilliam Van de Wetering's Hollow-Eyed Angel ($22), Lono Waiwaiole's Wiley's Lament ($24.95) and Wiley's Shuffle ($23.95), Blair S. Walker's Don't Believe Your Lying Eyes ($22.95), Mary Willis Walker's Under the Beetle's Cellar ($22.50), Marilyn Wallace's Lost Angel ($22.95, signed bookplate) and The Seduction ($18.50), Minette Walter's Acid Row ($24.95), The Breaker ($23.95) and Fox Evil ($24.95), Robert War's The Cactus Garden ($12.98, remainder mark on to of the book), Timothy Watts' Steal Away ($22), Betty Webb's Desert Shadows ($24.95), Ronald Weber's Catch and Keep ($23.95), Valerie Wilson Wesley's When Death Comes Stealing ($19.95), Randy Wayne White's Mangrove Coast ($22.95), Shark River ($24.95), Tampa Burn ($24.95) and Twelve Mile Limit ($24.95), Kate Wilhelm's The Best Defense ($21.95) and A Flush of Shadows ($22.95, signed bookplates), Barbara Wilson's Trouble in Transylvania ($18.95), John Morgan Wilson's Revision of Justice ($21.95), Douglas E. Winter's Run ($23.00), David Wishart's Parthian Shot ($24.95), Paula Woods' Inner City Blues ($23.95), Stuart Woods' Choke ($23), Cold Paradise ($24.95) and Reckless Abandon ($25.95), Edward Wright's Clea's Moon ($23.95), Marcus Wynne's Brothers in Arms ($25.95), R. D. Zimmerman's Innuendo ($22.95) and Outburst ($21.95), and Mark Richard Zubro's Another Dead Teenager ($19.95), Are You Nuts? ($21,95), An Echo of Death ($18.95) and Drop Dead ($22.95).
        The signed trade paperbacks at Uncle Edgar's include Harold Adams' The Ditched Blond ($7.95), The Man Who Was Taller Than God ($7.95), No Badge, No Gun ($8.95), and A Way With Widows ($8.95), Robert Alexander (aka R. D. Zimmerman) The Kitchen Boy ($14), Colleen Barnett's Mystery Women Vol. 1 ($19.99), Marv Balousek's Honey, This is Trudy ($12.95), Roger Barr's The Treasure Hunt ($11.95), Lawrence Block's A Long Line of Dead Men ($12.50), The Devil Knows You're Dead ($12.50), A Walk Among the Tombstones ($12.50), and Death Cruise ($16.95), Anthony Bourdain's Bone in the Throat ($14.95) and Gone Bamboo ($14.95), Steve Brown's Black Fire ($13.95), James Lee Burke's Heaven's Prisoners ($14), The Neon Rain ($14) and Two for Texas ($14), Tom Chapin's Poacher's Caught! ($16.95, true stories of a northwoods game warden), Gordon DeMarco's The Canvas Prison ($7), Elvis in Aspic ($9), Murder at the Fringe ($8) and October Heat ($7), William Deverell's Needles ($15.95), Platinum Blues ($15.95), Slander ($15.95) and Trial of Passion ($15.95), Michael Dibdin's Dead Lagoon ($12), Dying of the Light ($9), and The Last Sherlock Holmes Story ($10), Robert Edric's Cradle Song ($13), Gail Feichtinger's Will to Murder ($17.95, non-fiction about the Congdon murder in Duluth, co-written with John DeSanto and Gary Waller, signed by all 3 authors), Kinky Friedman's Blast From the Past ($11.95), Road Kill ($11.95) and Spanking Watson ($12.95), Martin A. Greis' Comeuppence ($14.50), James W. Hall's Under Cover of Daylight ($9.95), L.C. Hayden's When Colette Died ($14.95), Where Secrets Lie ($14.95) and Who's Susan ($9.95), Carl Hiaasen's Team Rodent ($8.95), Powder Burn ($12), and Naked Came the Manatee ($11.95), Christopher Bonn Jones' Wake Up Dead ($12.95), Edna B. Kimball's Mind Rape ($8.95), Laurie R. King's The Beekeeper's Apprentice ($11.95), Folly ($12.95) and Keeping Watch ($12), Sharon Lee's Barnburner ($16), Jerry Leppart's Headwaters ($14.95) and Pest Control ($14.95), Jonathan Lethem's Amnesia Moon ($12.95), Mary Logue's Still Explosion ($9.95), Peter Lovesey's Diamond Solitaire ($13), The False Inspector Dew ($12), Least Detective ($13), Rough Cider ($13) and Vault ($13), Greg Lovisi's Blood in Brooklyn ($15) and Dirty Dogs ($15), William Manchee's Cash Call ($12.95) and Brash Endeavor ($12.95), Wendell McCall's Aim for the Heart ($14.95), Nancy McKibben's The Chaos Protocol ($19.95), Larry Millett's Sherlock Holmes and the Red Demon ($9.95), Christopher Moore's Bloodsucking Fiends ($12), Fidelis Morgan's Unnatural Fire ($13.95), Jimmy Olsen's Things in Ditches ($14.95), Nancy Pickard's Mom, Apple Pie and Murder ($13), William Prendergast's Forbidden Hollywood ($13.95), Mary Monica Pulver's Murder at the War ($12.95), Stephen Schwandt's Siren Song ($15.95), Trevor Scott's Extreme Faction ($12.95) and Fatal Network ($12.95), Roger L. Simon's Big Fix ($14) and Lost Coast ($14), Quinton Skinner's Amnesia Nights ($12.95), Alexander McCall Smith's The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency ($11.95), Morality for Beautiful Girls ($11.95), and The Kalahari Typing School for Men ($11.95), Jason Starr's Nothing Personal ($13.95) and Cold Caller ($12), Janwillem van de Wetering's The Blond Baboon ($12), The Corpse on the Dyke ($11), Death of a Hawker ($11), The Japanese Corpse ($12), The Maine Massacre ($12), Outsider in Amsterdam ($11), and Tumbleweed ($10), Timothy Watts' Cons ($10) and The Money Lovers ($10), N.S. Wikarski's Fall of the White City ($16.95), Barbara Wilson's The Dog Collar Murders ($8.95), Murder in the Collective ($9.95) and Sisters of the Road ($9.95), Jacqueline Winspear's Maisie Dobbs ($14), Marda Liggett Woodbury's Stopping the Presses: The Murder of Walter W. Liggett ($18.95), Paula L. Woods' Spooks, Spies and Private Eyes ($12.95), R. D. Zimmerman's Hostage ($10.95), Innuendo ($11.95), Outburst ($11.95) and Tribe ($10.95) and Mark Richard Zubro's The Principal Cause of Death ($8.95), Rust on the Razor ($10.95), Why Isn't Becky Twitchell Dead? ($8.95) and Are You Nuts? ($12.95).
        Uncle Edgar's also has a large selection of signed mass market paperbacks.
        (Note to collectors: This list of signed books is updated once a year for our December Newsletter. Our signed books are also listed on, and that listing is sometime updated as often as 3 or 4 times per week, depending on how quickly authors are coming through the store and how quickly signed books are leaving the store. Our listing there can be reached by going to and scroll down to "catalogs" and click on "Signed". That listing has much more information, but is also more time-consuming to use, and has the sf and mystery titles mixed together.)
        We've been getting lots of art books of various sorts at Uncle Hugo's, including Asterix and Tintin books, The Katurran Odyssey ($29.95, a beautifully illustrated coffee table book of anthropomorphic critters), 30 Years of Adventure: A Celebration of Dungeons & Dragons ($49.95, a profusely illustrated coffee table book about the history of the Dungeons & Dragons phenomenon), Opus: 25 Years of His Sunday Best ($29.95, hardcover full-color collection of Sunday comics), The Complete Peanuts 1950-54 ($49.95 boxes set of 2 hardcover collections) and The Complete Peanuts !953-54 ($28.95, hardcover collection, matches the earlier volume issued about a year ago).
        At Uncle Edgar's, we've just received The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes ($75.00 boxed set of 2 large hardcover volumes, edited by Leslie S. Klinger) and The Complete Aubry/Maturin Novels by Patrick O'Brian ($150.00 boxed set, with all the novels, including the incomplete manuscript of the 21st novel, in 5 hardcovers within the box).
        We also have writing books, reference books, art books, audiobooks, fantasy greeting cards, some science fiction and fantasy related music, jigsaw puzzles, collectable card games, role-playing games and other games, some videos that are not widely available, and Uncle Hugo's/Uncle Edgar's t-shirts and sweatshirts and cloth bookbags.

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