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Newsletter #64 December, 2003 - February, 2004

Is There a * on Your Label?

        Printing and mailing the Newsletter to over 12,200 people costs us over $30,000 per year. About 1500 of the mailing labels this issue have a * after the person's name. If there is a * after your name it means that we haven't heard from you for so long that we wonder if you're still interested in receiving the Newsletter. If you don't do anything, this will be the last issue we mail to you. There are several things you can do: (1) you can sign up on the website to receive the electronic version of the newsletter, (2) you can send some business our way, (3) you can send a contribution to help cover the cost of the Newsletter, as a few other people have done spontaneously in the past, or (4) you can let us know by e-mail, phone call, post card, or whatever that you really do still want to continue to receive the Newsletter.
        People without a * after their name are also urged to sign up for the electronic version of the Newsletter (please let us know to drop you from the dead-tree list) and to send business our way.

23rd Anniversary Sale

        December 1 marks Uncle Edgar's 23rd 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, games, audiobooks, music, magazines, model kits, etc. (Sale prices apply to in-store purchases, but not to mail orders.)

        The 23rd Anniversary Sale lasts Friday, November 28 through Sunday, December 7-giving you two weekends to take advantage of the savings.
        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 23rd Anniversary Sale.

Doctor Who Books

        For over a year it's been very difficult to get Doctor Who novels, after the distributor went bankrupt. Now, new Doctor Who titles are pouring in as the new distributor is bringing in the one new (in England) title per month, plus (usually) a couple of the older titles never before distributed in the U.S. In the last few months, we've received the following Doctor Who paperbacks ($6.95 each):
Blue Box
The Book of the Still
Camera Obscura
The Colony of Lies
Combat Rock
The Crooked World
The Domino Effect
Emotional Chemistry
History 101
The Last Resort
Loving the Alien
Ten Little Aliens

Award News

        The Hugo Awards included
Best Novel to Hominids by Robert J. Sawyer ($7.99), Best Novella to Coraline by Neil Gaiman ($15.99 hc or $5.99 tr pb), and Best Related Book to Better to Have Loved: The Life of Judith Merrill by Judith Merrill & Emily Pohl-Weary ($24.95).

        Many mystery awards were announced at Bouchercon:

        The Anthony Awards included Best Novel to City of Bones by Michael Connelly ($25.95 hc or $7.99 pb), Best First Novel to In the Bleak Midwinter by Julia Spencer-Fleming ($6.99), and Best Paperback Original to Fatal Truth by Robin Burcell ($6.50).
        The Barry Awards included Best Novel to City of Bones by Michael Connelly, Best First Novel to In the Bleak Midwinter by Julia Spencer-Fleming, Best British Novel to The White Road by John Connolly ($25.00 signed 1st U.S. edition), and Best Paperback Original to Cold Silence by Danielle Girard ($6.99).
        The Shamus Awards included Best P.I. Novel to Blackwater Sound by James W. Hall ($6.99), Best First P.I. Novel to The Distance by Eddie Muller ($25.00), and Best Paperback Original P.I. Novel to The Poisoned Rose by D. Daniel Judson ($6.50).
        The Macavity Awards included Best Novel to City of Bones by Michael Connelly and Best First Novel to In the Bleak Midwinter by Julia Spencer-Fleming.

Holiday Gift Ideas

        The 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 by fax (if you have Mastercard, Visa, or Discover Card), and we can mail it either to the purchase 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. (All calendars are standard wall calendars unless otherwise noted.) This year we have four Star Trek calendars: Star Trek ($12.99), Star Trek Nemesis ($12.99), Enterprise ($12.99), and Star Trek Stardate ($12.99, page-a-day).
        This year for Tolkien we have Tolkien ($14.95, illustrated by Ted Nasmith) and Tolkien Diary ($17.00 hc, illustrated by Ted Nasmith).
        For Harry Potter fans we have Harry Potter: Heroic Moments ($12.99, scenes from the movies) and Harry Potter ($12.99 page-a-day, scenes from the movies).

        From Susan Seddon Boulet we have Fairies ($6.99, small wall), Goddesses ($13.99), Shaman ($13.99), and Unicorns ($13.99).
        From Edward Gorey we have The Glorious Nosebleed ($13.99), The Utter Zoo Alphabet ($6.99, small wall), The Doubtful Guest & The Stupid Joke ($14.99, spiral-bound engagement), A Gorey Year ($12.99), and Gorey Cats ($8.99, spiral-bound pocket calendar). (We're already low on some of these, and they've been hard to replace in past years.)
        Other cartoon-related calendars include Close to Home ($11.99, page-a-day), Dilbert: Who's Your Leader ($12.99), Dilbert: Would "No" Be An Answer to Anything You Said? ($7.99, small wall), Dilbert: I Have a Sick Day Scheduled for That Day ($12.99, spiral-bound), Dilbert: I'll Add It To the Compost Drawer ($11.99, page-a-day), Disney Days ($12.99, page-a-day), The Far Side: Out to Lunch ($12.99, spiral-bound), Garfield ($1.99, page-a-day), Get Fuzzy ($12.99), Get Fuzzy ($12.99, spiral-bound), Get Fuzzy Scratch-a-Day ($11.99, page-a-day), Futurama ($12.99), Looney Tunes: Back in Action ($12.99), Masamune Shirow ($12.95, manga), Non Sequitur ($11.99, page-a-day), The Simpsons ($12.99), The Trivial Simpsons ($12.99, page-a-day), and Usagi Yojimbo ($12.95, rabbit samurai).
        Fantasy related calendars include Frazetta ($12.95), Dragon by Ciruelo ($12.95), Roger Dean ($13.99), and Faires ($14.99, spiral-bound engagement calendar).
        Other calendars include Alphonse Mucha ($13.99), Art Nouveau ($13.99), Beautiful Dreams: The Pre-Raphaelite Inspiration ($13.99), Maxfield Parrish ($13.99), Maxfield Parrish: Masterworks ($12.95), and Nancy Drew ($12.99, cover art from 12 old mysteries).

        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, 1 left), Orson Scott Card's Memory of Earth ($200, several left), William Gibson & Bruce Sterling's Difference Engine ($125, several left), Terry Goodkind's Pillars of Creation ($200, 2 left), Greg Hildebrandt's The Tolkien Years ($125, 2 left),Brian Herbert's and Kevin Anderson's Dune: The Butlerian Jihad ($200.00, 1 left), Robert Jordan's Crossroads of Twilight ($200, 1 left), Michael Moorcock's The Dreamthief's Daughter ($125, signed by Moorcock and the 8 artists who illustrated the special edition, 3 left), 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, 3 left).
        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 & $14 tr pb, signed only by Nye), Steven Baxter's Manifold Space ($25.95), Susan Alles Blom's Inca ($24.95), Ben Bova's Venus ($24.95), 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), Komarr ($22), Paladin of Souls ($24.95), Shards of Honor ($22) and Warrior's Apprentice ($25), Orson Scott Card's Future on Ice ($15.95 tr pb, edited and signed by Card), Caleb Carr's Killing Time ($25.95), Glen Cook's Water Sleeps ($24.95), Ouida Crozier's Shadows After Dark ($9.95 tr pb), Gordon R. Dickson's Other ($22.95), 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), David Feintuch's Patriarch's Hope ($24), Raymond E. Feist's Talon of the Silver Hand ($24.95), Jasper Fforde's The Eyre Affair ($23.95, 2nd printing) and The Well of Lost Plots ($45.95, British 1st printing), Eric Flint & David Drake's The Tyrant ($24, signed only by Flint), Eric Flint & Richard Roach's Forward the Mage ($24, signed only by Flint), Eric Flint & David Weber

's 1633 ($26, signed only by Flint), Tom Flynn's Galactic Rapture ($19.95 tr pb), John M.Ford's From the End of the Twentieth Century ($21), Brian Froud's Good Faeries/Bad Faeries ($30), and Faeries ($19.95 tr pb), Neil Gaiman's graphic novel Black Orchid ($19.95), James Gurney's Dinotopia: First Flight ($19.95), Laurell K. Hamilton's A Caress of Twilight ($23.95), Guilty Pleasures ($21.95), Kiss of Shadows ($22.95) and Narcissus in Chains ($22.95), 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), J. V. Jones' The Barbed Coil ($22), Stephen Jones' (edited) Dark Detectives ($29), The Vampire Stories of R. Chetwynd-Hayes ($27), and Shadows Over Innsmouth ($27 hc, $10.95 British tr pb), Katherine Kerr's Resurrection ($10 tr pb), Greg Keyes' The Briar King ($24.95), 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), Geoffrey Landis' Impact Parameter ($24.95), and Mars Crossing ($24.95), Sharon Lee and Steve Miller's The Tomorrow Log ($30), 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 Search ($25, signed by both) and Acorna's Rebels ($24.95, si

gned by both), L. E.Modesitt, Jr.'s The White Order ($24.95), Christopher Moore's Fluke ($23.95) and Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove ($23), James A. Moore's Fireworks ($16, tr pb), Richard Morgan's Broken Angles ($43.95, British 1st printing), Nichelle Nichols' Beyond Uhura ($22.95), Hugh Nissenson's The Song of the Earth ($24.95), Jody Lynn Nye's Applied Mythology ($20 tr pb), Advanced Mythology ($16 tr pb), and Dragonlover's Guide to Pern ($18.95 tr pb), Joshua Ortega's ((Frequencies)) ($24), Anne Perry's Tathea ($14.95 tr pb) and Come Armageddon ($24.95), Terry Pratchett's The Thief of Time ($25) and Monstrous Regiment ($24.95), Philip Pullman's Amber Spyglass ($19.95), 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), 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 ($23.95 hc and $14.95 tr pb) and Dogland ($5.99 tr pb), Dan Simmon's Fires of Eden ($22.95), Hardcase ($23.95), and A Winter Haunting ($25.95), Susan Sizemore's Gates of Hell ($11.50 tr pb), Jinjer Stanton's Tramp ($1.95 chapbook), Matthew Stover's Star Wars: Shatterpoint ($25.95), Kathryn Sullivan's Agents and Adepts ($15.50 tr pb) and The Crystal Throne ($14.50), Lawrence Sutin's Do what Thou Wilt: A Life of Aleister Crowley ($27.95), Harry Turtledove's Alternate Generals II (editor, $24), American Empire: Blood & Iron ($27.95), American Empire: The Center Cannot Hold ($27.95), Best Alternate History Stories of the 20th Century (editor, $18 tr pb). 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), Rulers of the Darkness ($27.95) and Worlds That Weren't (4 alternate history novellas, only 1 by Turtledove, $21.95); Joel Van Valin's The Flower of Clear Burning

plain ($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) and A Quest-Lover's Treasury of the Fantastic (edited, $13.95 tr pb), Jack Whyte's Fort at River's Bend ($24.95), Tad William's Otherlands #4: Sea of Silver Light ($24.95), Patricia C. Wrede's Magician's Ward ($22.95), Patricia C. Wrede & Caroline Stevermer's Sorcery & Cecelia ($17), 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 Jack, Knave and Fool ($22.95), Sarah Andrews' Bone Hunter ($24.95), Mark Arsenault's Spiked ($24.95), Nancy Atherton's Aunt Dimity Beats the Devil ($22.95), Aunt Dimity Digs In ($21.95) Aunt Dimity Takes a Vacation ($22.95) and Aunt Dimity's Christmas ($22.95), 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 Hair of the Dog ($18.95), Hush Puppy ($20), Watchdog ($20.95), and Unleashed ($20), Mark Billingham's 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 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), Rhys Bowen's Evan Help Us ($21.95)and Evans Above ($21.95), C. J. Box's Savage Run ($23.95) and Winter Kill ($23.95), William Broderick's The 6th Lamentation ($24.95), Rita Mae Brown's Pay Dirt ($21.95) and Wish You Were Here ($18.95), James Lee Burke's Bitterroot ($25), Cadillac Jukebox ($22.95), Heartwood ($24.95), Jolie Blon's Bounce ($25), Last Car to Elysian Fields ($24.95), Purple Cane Road ($24.95) and White Doves at Morning ($25), Jan Burke's Liar ($23) and Sweet Dreams, Irene ($20), Andrea Camilleri's The Shape of Water ($19.95), 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), Stephen J. Cannell's The Tin Collectors ($24.95), P.M. Carlson's Gravestone ($20), Caleb Carr's Killing Time ($25.95), Lee Child's Die Trying ($23.95), Echo Burning ($24.95), Running Blind ($18.95), Killing Floor ($23.95), 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), Harlan Coben's Darkest Fear ($23.95), Gone for Good

($23.95), No Second Chance ($24.95), One False Move ($21.95) and Tell No One ($22.95), Margaret Coel's Dream Stalker (21.95), Killing Raven ($22.95), Lost Bird ($21.95), Shadow Dancers ($22.95) and Spirit Woman ($21.95), Mark Coggin's Vulture Capital ($26), Max Allen Collins' Carnal Hours ($20.95), 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), C. R. Corwin's Morgue Mama: The Cross Kisses Back ($24.95), Deborah Crombie's A Finer End ($23.95), Kissed A Sad Goodbye ($23.95), Mourn Not Your Dead ($21.00) and Now May You Weep ($23.95), Barbara D'Amato's Hard Evidence ($22), Diane Mott Davidson's Killer Pancake ($19.95), 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), 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 in a Diamond Dazzle ($24.95), 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), Susan Dunlap's Death and Taxes ($18), Dorothy Dunnett's Gemini ($27.50), Barry Eisler's Hard Rain ($24.95) and Rain Fall ($24.95), Aaron Elkin's Old Scores ($20), James Ellroy's My Dark Places ($25), G. H. Ephron's Amnesia ($23.95), K. J. Erickson's The Dead Survivors ($24.95), The Last Witness

f2 ($24.95) and Third Person Singular ($24.95), Tom Eslick's Snow Kill ($24.95), Terrance Faherty's Come Back Dead ($22) and Prove the Nameless ($22.95), Jasper Fforde's The Eyre Affair ($23.95) and The Well of Lost Plots ($45.95), Vince Flynn's The Third Option ($24.95), Ken Follett's A Dangerous Fortune ($23.95), 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 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), David Fulmer's Chasing the Devil's Tail ($24.95), Jonathan Gash's Prey Dancing ($21.95), The Possessions of a Lady ($21.95) and The Jade Woman ($25), Shari P. Geller's Fatal Convictions ($24), Anne George's Murder Gets a Life ($20) and Murder Shoots the Bull ($22), Tess Gerritsen's Gravity ($24.95), John Gilstrap's Even Steven ($24.95), Paula Gosling's The Body in Blackwater Bay ($17.95), 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 Eleven Days ($22.95) and 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), William K. Hartmann's Cites of Gold ($25.95), John Harvey's Wasted Years ($19.95), Owen Haskell's Lizzie! ($25), Pete Hautman's Doohickey ($24), The Mortal Nuts ($21), Mrs. Million ($23), Mr. Was ($16), Rag Man ($23), Ring Game ($22), and Short Money ($21), J. M. Hayes' Prairie Gothic ($24.95), Sparkle Hayter's The Last Manly Man ($22) and Revenge of the Cootie Girls ($20.95), 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 Eye for Murder ($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' Past Imperfect ($24.95), Tami Hoag's Thin Dark Line ($22.95), Chloe Hooper's A Child's Book of True Crime ($24), David Housewright's Dearly Departed ($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), Devil's Claw ($24), Exit Wounds ($24.95), Failure to Appear ($20), Lying in Wait ($17.95), Name Withheld ($22), Outlaw Mountain ($24), Pa

radise 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) and Fallen Gods ($24.95), Michael Jecks' The Boy-Bishop's Glovemaker ($43.95), The Devil's Acolyte ($43.95) 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 Don't Think Twice ($23) and Six Crooked Highways ($23), Christine T. Jorgensen's You Bet Your Life ($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 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), H.R.F. Keating's In Kensington Gardens Once ($35), 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), Jonathon King's A Visible Darkness ($23.95), Laurie R. King's Folly ($23.95), C. J. Koehler's Profile ($19.95), William Ken Krueger's 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 Gone, Baby, Gone ($24), Mystic River ($25) and 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) and The Oath ($25.95), Laura Lippman's Every Secret Thing ($24.95) and In A Strange City ($24), Chuck Logan's The Big Law ($24) and Absolute Zero ($24.95), Mary Logue's Blood Country ($24.95), Dark Coulee ($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), Diamond Solitaire ($18.95), and Keystone ($12.95), 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

expndtw7 ($21.95), Charlotte MacLeod's The Odd Job ($18.95), 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 Undertaker's Widow ($24.95) and Wild Justice ($26.00), Margaret Maron's Fugitive Colors ($18.95), Steve Martini's The Jury ($25.95), Sujata Massey's The Floating Girl ($24.00), The Flower Master ($24) 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), Francine Matthews' Cutout ($23.95), 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), Neil McMahon's To the Bone ($23.95), Sharyn McCrumb's Foggy Mountain Breakdown ($22.50), Val McDermid's Crack Down ($20), Michael McGarrity's Big Gamble ($23.95), Jill McGowen's Verdict Unsafe ($22), 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), Richard Moquist's Eye of the Agency ($22.95), Theresa Monsour's Clean Cut ($23.95), 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), Marcia Muller's A Wild and Lonely Place ($19.95), Barbara Neely's Blanche Cleans Up ($19.95), Katharine Neville's Magic Circle ($25.95), Sharan Newman's Strong As Death ($23.95), and The Wandering Arm ($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) and Shell Game ($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 Potshot ($23.95), T. Jefferson Parker's The Blue Hour ($23.95), Julie Parsons' Courtship Gift ($24), James Patterson's Jack & Jill ($24.95), Ridley Pearson's Chain of Evidence ($22.95), First Victim ($23.95), Hard Fall ($20.00), 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), Otto Penzler's edited Murderers' Row (13 stories, signed by Penzler & Bloch), Anne Perry's Belgrave Square ($18), Brunswick Gardens ($25), Bedford Square ($24.95), Cain His Brother ($22.95), Death of a Stranger ($25.95), 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' He Shall Thunder in the Sky ($25, signed & numbered) and Lord of the Silent ($25), Scott Phillips' Ice Harvest ($19.95) and The Walkaway ($22), Tom Piccirilli's Sorrow's Crown ($21.95), Nancy Pickard's Bum Steer ($16.95), Confession ($20), The Whole Truth ($22.95), and But I Wouldn't Want to Die There ($20), 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 Second Coming Attractions ($22.95), 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), Richard Rayner's The Cloud Sketcher ($25), Mary Reed & Eric Mayer's One for Sorrow ($23.95), Three for a Letter ($24.95) and Four for a Boy ($24.95), Judith & Garfield Reeves-Stevens' Icefire ($23), Robert Rice's Agent of Judgment ($23.95), Kathy Reichs' Fatal Voyage ($25), Matt Reilly's Area 7 ($24.95) and Temple ($24.95), 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), Final Account ($21.95), and In a Dry Season ($24), Marion Rosen's Death by Education ($17.95), Richard Rosen's Saturday Night Dead ($16.95), S. J. Rozan's Stone Quarry ($23.95), Jane Rubino's Cheat the Devil ($24.95) and Plot Twist ($24.95), 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), Night Crew ($23.95), Easy Prey ($25.95) and Secret Prey ($24.95), Eve K. Sandstrom's Death Down Home ($18.95), 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), 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) 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

ain 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) and Kisscut ($24.95), Barbara Burnett Smith's Dust Devils of the Purple Sage ($21.95), Sarah Smith's Knowledge of Water ($23), Keith Snyder's Show Control ($20.95), Julia Spencer-Fleming's A Fountain Filled With Blood ($23.95), Dana Stabenow's Cold-Blooded Business ($17.95), Fire and Ice ($23.95), Hunter's Moon ($23,95), Midnight Come Again ($23.95), Play With Fire ($19.95, some specks on top of book), Fine and Bitter Snow ($24.95), 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), Ross Thomas' Voodoo Ltd. ($19.95), L. L. Thrasher's Dogsbody, Inc. ($22.95), P. J. Tracy's Monkeewrench ($23.95), Kathy Hogan Trocheck's Homemade Sin ($20), Janwilliam Van de Wetering's Hollow-Eyed Angel ($22), Blair S. Walker's Don't Believe Your Lying Eyes ($22.95), 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), Timothy Watts' Steal Away ($22), Ronald Weber's Catch and Keep ($23.95), Valerie Wilson Wesley's When Death Comes Stealing ($19.95), Randy Wayne White's Everglades ($21.95), Mangrove Coast ($22.95), Shark River ($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), Paula Woods' Inner City Blues ($23.95), Stuart Woods' Cold Paradise ($24.95), Edward Wright's Clea's Moon ($23.95), James Jaffe's My Mother the Detective($40), R. D.Zimmerman's Innuendo ($22.95) and Outburst ($21.95), and Mark Richard Zubro's Another Dead Teenager ($19.95), An Echo of De

ath ($18.95) and Drop Dead ($22.95).
        Uncle Edgar's also has a large selection of signed trade paperbacks and 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 2 or 3 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 items related to Tolkien, including a set of Frodo and Gandalf bookends, packaged with a Lord of the Rings single-volume hardcover ($75.00), a Risk Lord of the Rings boardgame (battle for Middle Earth with 2 to 4 players, $38.00), map sets, posters, tie-in books to the third movie, etc.
        We've just received a shipment of My Book Collection, a software package for keeping track of your book collection, including sample signatures for a large number of science fiction, fantasy, horror, and mystery authors ($24.95, with both the Windows and the Mac versions on the same CD-ROM).
        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 (such as British animation of Terry Pratchett's Wyrd Sisters and Soul Music, plus British TV versions of Agatha Christie, Dorothy Sayers, and Brother Cadfael titles), and Uncle Hugo's/Uncle Edgar's t-shirts and sweatshirts and cloth bookbags.
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