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Newsletter #80 December, 2007 February, 2008

27th Anniversary Sale

        December 1 marks Uncle Edgar’s 27th 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 or merchandise that is already marked 40% off. (All jigsaw puzzles and most of the games will be 40% off during the sale.) A discount card will save you even more–you’ll get both 10% savings from the discount card and 10% off from the sale. (Sale prices apply to in-store purchases, but not to mail orders.)
        The 27th Anniversary Sale lasts Friday, November 30 through Sunday, December 9--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 27th Anniversary Sale.

Award News

        The Hugo Awards included Best Novel to Rainbows End by Vernor Vinge ($7.99) and Best Related Book to James Tiptree Jr.: The Double Life of Alice B. Sheldon by Julie Phillips ($18.00). During the same ceremony, Naomi Novik received the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer.

        The World Fantasy Award for Best Novel went to Soldier of Sidon by Gene Wolfe ($24.95, $14.95 trade pb due mid-December). The other finalists were Lisey’s Story by Stephen King ($9.99), The Privilege of the Sword by Ellen Kushner ($6.99), The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch ($6.99), and The Orphan’s Tales: In the Night Garden by Catherynne M. Valente ($14.00).

        The British Fantasy Awards included Best Novel to Dusk by Tim Lebbon ($12.00) and Best Collection to Fragile Things by Neil Gaiman ($14.95).

        Many mystery awards were announced at Bouchercon:
        The Anthony Awards included Best Novel to No Good Deeds by Laura Lippman ($7.99 pb or $24.95 signed hc), Best First Novel to Still Life by Louise Penny ($6.99), and Best Paperback Original to Ashes and Bones by Dana Cameron ($6.99).
        The Shamus Awards included Best Hardcover to The Dramatist by Ken Bruen ($12.95 trade pb), Best Paperback Original to An Unquiet Grave by P. J. Parrish ($6.99), and Best First Novel to The Wrong Kind of Blood by Declan Hughes ($7.99 pb or $23.95 signed hc).
        The Macavity Awards included Best Novel to The Virgin of Small Plains by Nancy Pickard ($13.95), Best First Novel to Mr. Clarinet by Nick Stone ($24.95), and Sue Feder Historical Mystery to Oh Danny Boy by Rhys Bowen ($6.99).
        The Barry Awards included Best Novel to The Night Gardener by George Pelecanos ($7.50 pb or $24.99 signed hc), Best First Novel to Still Life by Louise Penny ($6.99), Best British Mystery Novel to Priest by Ken Bruen ($23.95), Best Thriller to The Messenger by Daniel Silva ($9.99), and Best Paperback Original to The Cleanup by Sean Doolittle ($6.99).

        Other recent mystery awards include The Hammett Award to The Prisoner of Guantanamo by Dan Fesperman ($13.95) and The Ned Kelly Award (Austalian) for Best Crime Novel to Chain of Evidence by Garry Disher ($24) and Best Debut Novel to Diamond Dove by Adrian Hyland (no U.S. edition yet).

How’s Business?
by Don Blyly

        Thanks to Harry Potter, all bookstores had increased sales in July. Since July, our sales went back to being down a bit from the year before.
        A lot of people volunteered to switch from the dead tree newsletter to the electronic version, and some people moved without a forwarding address, so the number of copies we have to pay postage on will be over 300 fewer than last issue, which will certainly help.
        It’s been about 2 years since the new bridge next to the building was completed. After almost 2 years of the city not responding to either my complaints or my attorney’s complaints about damages done to the building, we’ve had to file a lawsuit against the city and the bridge construction firm.
        


Holiday Gift Ideas

        Our single most popular gift option continues to be our gift certificate. We can issue one for any amount. It can be used at either or both stores. It can even be used for mail orders, and it can be purchased over the phone (if you have a Visa, Mastercard or Discover Card), and we can mail it either to the purchaser or to 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 calendars we’ll receive this year. The standard wall calendars include Battlestar Galactica ($13.99), Boris Vallejo & Julie Bell’s Fantasy ($11.99), Daniel Merriam: Art of Dreams ($12.99), Dilbert ($13.99); Dinotopia: Journey to Chandara ($12.99), Dragons by Ciruela ($12.99), The Far Side: Scared Silly ($13.99), Get Fuzzy ($13.99), The Golden Compass ($13.99, stills from the movie), Monster Movies ($13.99), Star Trek ($13.99); Tolkien: The Children of Hurin ($14.95, art by Alan Lee), Wayward Faeries ($12.99, art by Linda Ravenscroft), Wizards and Mystics ($12.99, art by Myles Pinkney), Women of Enchantment ($12.99, art by Kinuko Y. Craft), and World of Warcraft ($13.99). Another Star Trek wall calendar has been on order for quite some time, but still have not arrived.
        The page-per-day style calendars that we’ve received are Close to Home ($11.99), Dilbert ($11.99), Dragons by Ciruelo ($12.99), Get Fuzzy ($11.99), The Golden Compass ($13.99, stills from the movie) and The Zombie Survival Guide ($13.99). The only spiral-bound desk calendars that have arrived so far are Dilbert ($12.99) and The Far Side: Scared Silly ($12.99).
        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) and Shadow of the Giant ($200), William Gibson & Bruce Sterling's Difference Engine ($125), Neal Stephenson’s Quicksilver ($200), The Confusion ($200), and The System of the World ($200), 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 trade pb with computer disk); Kevin J. Anderson’s Dogged Persistance ($25.95); Robert Asprin’s Myth-ion Improbable ($25, signed bookslip enclosed); Terry Brooks’ Armageddon’s Children ($26.95); Steven Brust’s Lord of Castle Black ($27.95) and Paths of the Dead ($25.95); Lois McMaster Bujold's Borders of Infinity ($25.00), The Curse of Chalion ($25.00), Diplomatic Immunity ($25), Dreamweaver's Dilemma ($12 tr pb), Ethan of Athos ($23), Falling Free ($23), Hallowed Hunt ($24.95), Miles, Mutants and Microbes ($18.00), Paladin of Souls ($24.95), Shards of Honor ($22), The Sharing Knife: Beguilement ($25.95), The Sharing Knife: Legacy ($25.95) and Warrior’s Apprentice ($25), Emma Bull’s War for the Oaks ($14.95 tr pb), Bill Campbell’s Sunshine Patriots ($17.95 tr pb); Orson Scott Card’s A War of Gifts ($12.95); MaryJanice Davidson’s Undead and Unappreciated ($21.95) and Undead and Unreturnable ($21.95),Undead and Unpopular ($22.95), and Undead and Uneasy ($23.95); Jasper Fforde’s The Big Over Easy ($24.95), The Fourth Bear ($24.95), and Something Rotten ($24.95); Eric Flint’s (written with others, signed only by Flint) Boundary ($26) and The Rats, the Bats, and the Ugly ($24); Tom Flynn’s Nothing Sacred ($20 tr pb); Brian Froud’s Faeries ($22 tr pb); Terry Goodkind’s Confessor ($29.95); Tate Hallaway’s Tall, Dark & Dead ($14 tr pb) and Dead Sexy ($14 tr pb); Laurell K. Hamilton’s Cerulean Sins ($22.95) and Danse Macabre ($25.95); Charlaine Harris’ Dead as a Doornail ($22.95) and Dead to the World ($19.95); Kim Harrison’s For a Few Demons More ($21.95); William K. Hartmann’s In the Stream of Stars ($19.95) and Out of the Cradle: Exploring the Frontiers Beyond Earth ($11.95, both titles are heavily illustrated non-fiction tr pbs related to space exploration); Pete Hautman’s Rash ($15.95); Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson’s Sandworms of Dune ($27.95); Robin Hobb’s Shaman’s Crossing ($25.95); P.C. Hodgell’s Blood and Ivory ($30, signed bookslip enclosed); Walter H. Hunt’s The Dark Crusade ($25.95); Kij Johnson’s Fudoki ($25.95); E. E. Knight’s Valentine’s Exile ($23.95); Geoffrey Landis’ Impact Parameter ($24.95), and Mars Crossing ($24.95); Sharon Lee and Steve Miller's Crystal Soldier ($25.95), Partners in Necessity ($23.95 omnibus trade paperback) and Liaden Universe Companion Vol. 2 ($15.95 tr pb or $24.95 hc) and many chapbooks; Sharon Lee's Barnburner ($16.00 tr pb mystery) and Gunshy ($16.95 tr pb mystery); Gregory Maguire’s Son of a Witch ($26.95); George R. R. Martin’s The Ice Dragon ($12.95, young reader hc); Dale B. Mattheis’ Exile to the Stars ($27.95); L. E. Modesitt, Jr.'s The White Order ($24.95); Christopher Moore's Bloodsucking Fiends ($12.95 tr pb), Coyote Blue ($12.95 tr pb), A Dirty Job ($13.95 tr pb), Fluke ($23.95), Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ’s Childhood Pal ($13.95 tr pb), Practical Demonkeeping ($12.95 tr pb), The Stupidest Angel ($14.95 hc) and You Suck ($21.95); Richard Morgan’s Altered Carbon ($13.95 tr pb) and Broken Angels ($14.95 tr pb); Hugh Nissenson’s The Song of the Earth ($24.95); Jody Lynn Nye’s Applied Mythology ($20 tr pb); Joshua Ortega’s ((Frequencies)) ($24); Anne Perry’s Tathea ($14.95 tr pb) and Come Armageddon ($24.95); John Picacio’s Cover Story ($39.95 art book hc); Terry Pratchett’s Going Postal ($24.95), Making Money ($25.95), The Thief of Time ($25), and Thud! ($24.95); Robert Rankin’s The Brightonomicon ($20) and Knees Up Mother Earth ($20); Katya Reimann’s Prince of Fire and Ashes ($27.95); John Ringo’s Choosers of the Slain ($25), East of the Sun, West of the Moon ($24), Kildar ($26), There Will Be Dragons ($25) and Unto the Breach ($26); Joel Rosenberg’s Family Honor ($24.95), Home Front ($23.95), Not Quite Scaramouche ($23.95), Not Exactly the Three Musketeers ($23.95) Paladins ($24) and Paladins II: Knight Moves ($25); Patrick Rothfuss’ The Name of the Wind ($24.95); R. A. Salvatore’s The Highwayman ($25.95) and The Orc King ($27.95); Will Shetterly’s Dogland ($5.99 tr pb) and The Gospel of the Knife ($25.95); Dan Simmon’s Worlds Enough & Time ($14.95 tr pb); Susan Sizemore’s Gates of Hell ($11.50 tr pb); Caroline Stevermer’s A Scholar of Magics ($19.95), and When the King Comes Home ($22.95); 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: The Center Cannot Hold ($27.95), Counting Up, Counting Down ($16 tr pb), Marching Through Peachtree ($21), and Ruled Britannia ($24.95); Douglas Van Dyke Jr.’s The Earthrin Stones Book 1 of 3: Inheritance of a Sword and a Path ($25.95 oversized tr pb); 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 Old Soldiers ($26), The Stars at War ($25, with Steve White, signed only by Weber), War of Honor ($26) and Worlds of Honor #4: The Service of the Sword ($26); Margaret Weis’ Mistress of Dragons ($25.95) and A Quest-Lover’s Treasury of the Fantastic (edited, $13.95 tr pb); Jack Whyte’s Knights of the Black and White ($25.95); Tad William’s Otherlands #4: Sea of Silver Light ($24.95), Shadowmarch ($25.95) and Shadowplay ($26.95); Patricia C. Wrede's Dealing With Dragons ($17), Search for Dragons ($16.95), and Mairelon the Magician ($5.99 tr pb): Patricia C. Wrede & Caroline Stevermer’s Sorcery & Cecelia ($17); Janny Wurts’ To Ride Hell’s Chasm ($25, signed bookplate inserted in the book); Timothy Zahn’s Blackcollar ($25), The Cobra Trilogy ($24), Dragon and Soldier ($5.99 tr pb), Dragon and Thief ($5.99 tr pb), and The Green and the Gray ($27.95); 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).
        Uncle Edgar's also has a large selection of regularly priced books signed by the authors. Signed hardcovers 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); Rennie Airth’s The Blood-Dimmed Tide ($24.95); Susan Wittig Albert’s Bleeding Hearts ($23.95), Dead Man’s Bones ($23.95), Mistletoe Man ($21.95), Spanish Dagger ($23.95), The Tale of Hill Top Farm ($22.95), and The Tales of Holly How (23.95); Bruce Alexander’s An Experiment in Treason ($24.95); Robert Alexander’s Rasputin’s Daughter ($23.95); Lori Andrews’ Sequence ($23.95); Sarah Andrews’ Bone Hunter ($24.95); Reed Arvin’s Blood of Angels ($16.95); Nancy Atherton's Aunt Dimity Beats the Devil ($22.95), Aunt Dimity: Detective ($22.95) and Aunt Dimity Digs In ($21.95); Ace Atkin’s Dark End of the Street ($23.95); Deborah Turrell Atkinson’s The Green Room ($24.95); Curt Autry’s The Reunion ($24.95); Jo Bailey's Erased ($21.95); Linda Barnes' Flashpoint ($22.95) and Heart of the World ($24.95); Aileen G. Baron’s The Gold of Thrace ($24.95) and The Torch of Tongier ($24.95); 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 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), Agatha Raisin and the Wizard at Evesham ($20.95) Death of a Dreamer ($23.95), Loves, Lies and Liquor ($22.95) and The Perfect Paragon ($22.95); Carol Lee Benjamin’s The Dog Who Knew Too Much ($21.95); Charles Benoit’s Noble Lies ($24.95); Laurien Berenson's Watchdog ($20); Mark Billingham’s Burning Girl ($16.95), Lazybones ($24.95), Scaredy Cat ($23.95) and Sleepyhead ($24.95); Paul Bishop’s Chalk Whispers ($25.00); Cara Black’s Murder in Clichy ($24.00, signed bookplate); Michelle Black’s Solomon Spring ($24.95); David Blackburn’s Human Harvest ($19.95); Lawrence Block's All the Flowers Are Dying ($24.95), Burglar in the Rye ($23.95), Burglar on the Prowl ($24.95), The Burglar Who Traded Ted Williams ($19.95), Everybody Dies ($25), Even the Wicked ($23), Hit List ($25), Hit Parade ($24.95), Hope to Die ($25), Small Town ($24.95) and Tanner on Ice ($23.95); Giles Blunt’s Black Fly Season ($25.95) and 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); Sam Bourne’s The Righteous Men ($24.95); Gail Bowen's Verdict in Blood ($24); Michael Bowen’s Putting Lipstick on a Pig ($24.95), Screenscam ($24.95) and Unforced Error ($24.95); Rhys Bowen's Evans Above ($21.95) and Evan Help Us ($21.95); C. J. Box’s In Plain Sight ($24.95), Out of Range ($24.95), Savage Run ($23.95), and Winter Kill ($23.95); William Broderick’s The 6th Lamentation ($24.95); Carl Brookins’ The Case of the Greedy Lawyers ($25.95); Ken Bruen’s The Magdalen Martyrs ($22.95); Edna Buchanan’s Margin of Error ($20), Shadows ($24.00) and You Only Die Twice ($24); James Lee Burke's Bitterroot ($25), Heartwood ($24.95), Last Car to Elysian Fields ($24.95), and Purple Cane Road ($24.95); Jan Burke's Liar ($23); Gordon Campbell’s Missing Witness ($24.95); 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); 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); Donis Casey’s The Drop Edge of Yonder ($24.95) and Hornswaggled ($24.95); Kate Charles’ Evil Intent ($24.95); Sean Chercover’s Big City, Bad Blood ($23.95); Marion Chesney’s Our Lady of Pain ($22.95) and Sick of Shadows $22.95); Laura Child’s Blood Orange Brewing ($23.95), Dragonwell Dead ($23.95), Frill Kill ($22.95), The Jasmine Moon Murder ($19.95), and Motif for Murder (22.95); Jill Churchill's Fear of Frying ($22); Carol Higgins Clark's Iced ($19.95); Mary Higgins Clark's My Gal Sunday ($23) and Pretend You Don’t See Her ($25); Judy Clemens’ To Thine Own Self Be True ($24.95); Jane K. Cleland’s Consigned to Death ($23.95) and Deadly Appraisal ($23.95); Harlan Coben's Darkest Fear ($23.95), Gone for Good ($23.95), The Innocent ($26.95), Just One Look ($25.95), No Second Chance ($24.95), and Promise Me ($26.95); Margaret Coel's Dream Stalker (21.95), Eye of the Wolf ($23.95), Killing Raven ($22.95), Shadow Dancers ($22.95), Spirit Woman ($21.95), and Wife of the Moon ($22.95); Mark Coggin’s Vulture Capital ($26), Max Allen Collins' Road to Purgatory ($24.95) and Road to Paradise ($24.95); Reed Farrel Coleman’s Redmeption Street ($22.95); Michael Connelly’s The Closers ($26.95), Crime Beat ($25.95), A Darkness More Than Night ($25.95), Echo Park ($26.99), Harry Bosch Novels Vol. 2 ($19.95, omnibus of The Last Coyote/Trunk Music/ Angels Flight), The Overlook ($21.99) and Void Moon ($24.95); John Connolly’s Bad Men ($25), Black Angel ($25), Dark Hollow ($25), Killing Kind ($25) and The White Road ($25); Caroline B. Cooney's Voice on the Radio ($15.95); David Corbett’s Done for a Dime ($24.95); Bernard Cornwell’s Heretic ($24.95), The Last Kingdom ($25.95), Lords of the North ($25.95), The Pale Horseman ($25.95) and Sharpe’s Escape ($25.95); Deborah Crombie’s A Finer End ($23.95), In a Dark House ($23.95), Now May You Weep ($23.95) and Water Like a Stone ($24.95); Blake Crouch’s Desert Places ($23.95); James Crumley’s The Right Madness ($24.95); Barbara D'Amato's Hard Evidence ($22); John M. Daniel’s Vanity Fire ($24.95); Diane Mott Davidson's Dark Tort ($24.95) and 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), The Devil’s Teardrop ($25), Empty Chair ($25), and Speaking in Tongues ($25); Mark de Castrique’s Dangerous Undertaking ($24.95), Final Undertaking ($24.95) and Foolish Undertaking ($24.95) and Grave Undertaking ($24.95); Mary-Jane Deeb’s A Christmas Murder in Provence ($23.95) and 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); Joanne Dobson’s The Maltese Manuscript ($24.95); 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), 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’ How to Succeed in Murder ($24.95) and Speak Now ($24.95); Susan Dunlap's Death and Taxes ($18); Ake Edwardson’s Sun and Shadow ($23.95); Kit Ehrman’s Dead Man’s Touch ($24.95) and Triple Cross ($24.95); Barry Eisler’s Hard Rain ($24.95), Killing Rain ($24.95) and Rain Storm ($24.95); Aaron Elkin’s Old Scores ($20); David Ellis’ In the Company of Liars ($24.95) and 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; Liz Evans’ Sick at a Parrot ($29.95); Mary Anna Evans’ Artifacts ($24.95), Effigies ($24.95) and Relics ($24.95); Janet Evanovich’s Lean Mean Thirteen ($27.95), Metro Girl ($26.95) and Motor Mouth ($26.95); Robert Eversz’s The Bottom Line is Murder ($18), Digging James Dean ($22), Gypsy Hearts ($23) and Shooting Elvis ($21); Terrance Faherty's Come Back Dead ($22) and Prove the Nameless ($22.95); Monica Ferris’ Crewel Yule ($19.95); Jasper Fforde’s The Big Over Easy ($24.95), The Fourth Bear ($24.95) and Something Rotten ($24.95); Joanne Fluke’s Cherry Cheesecake Murder ($22), Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder ($16), Key Lime Pie Murder ($22), Peach Cobbler Murder ($22) and Sugar Cookie Murder ($16); G. M. Ford's A Blind Eye ($23.95), No Man’s Land ($16.95) and Slow Burn ($20); Earlene Fowler’s Delectable Mountains ($23.95); 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), The Squire’s Tale ($21.95), The Traitor’s Tale ($24.95) and The Widow’s Tale ($22.95); Brian Freeman’s Immortal ($22.95) and Stripped ($24.95); 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 The Possessions of a Lady ($21.95); Alison Gaylin’s Trashed ($21.95); 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); Michael Gilbert’s The Curious Conspiracy & Other Crimes ($50); John Gilstrap’s Even Steven ($24.95); Victor Gischler’s Suicide Squeeze ($23); Paula Gosling's The Body in Blackwater Bay ($17.95); James Grady’s Mad Dogs ($24.95); 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); Susanna Gregory’s A Conspiracy of Violence ($24.95); Martha Grimes’ Biting the Moon ($25), The Blue Last ($24.95), The Grave Maurice ($25.95) and The Stargazey ($25); James Grippendo’s Got the Look ($24.95) and 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) and A Neil Through the Heart ($24.95); Steve Hamilton’s Blood is the Sky ($21.95), Cold Day in Paradise ($22.95, 4th printing), The Hunting Wind ($23.95), North of Nowhere ($23.95), A Stolen Season ($22.95), and Winter of the Wolf Moon ($23.95);Ron Handberg's Savage Justice ($18.95) and Cry Vengeance ($18.95); David Handler's The Man Who Cancelled Himself ($19.95); Charlaine Harris’ Last Scene Alive ($22.95); 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), The Iron Girl ($24.95), A Small Sacrifice ($20.95), and Wicked Games ($24.95); Erin Hart’s Lake of Sorrows ($24); John Hart’s Down River ($24.95) and King of Lies ($22.95); William K. Hartmann’s Cites of Gold ($25.95), Pete Hautman's All-in ($15.95), Doohickey ($24), Godless (%15.95), Mrs. Million ($23), Rag Man ($23)and Ring Game ($22); Pete Hautman and Mary Logue’s Full House ($17.99, edited by Hautman, with a signed story by each), Skullduggery ($16.99) and Snatched ($15.99); 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 Foursome ($20), Invasion of Privacy ($21), Rescue ($20), and Swan Dive ($16.95); Daniel Hecht's Skull Session ($23.95; Jonellen Heckler's Circumstances Unknown ($21); Libby Fischer Hellmann’s An Image of Death ($24.95), A Picture of Guilt ($24.95) and A Shot to Die For ($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' Damsels in Distress ($24.95), Misery Loves Maggody ($22) and O Little Town of Maggody ($19); Carl Hiaasen’s Sick Puppy ($25); Kathleen Hills’ Hunter’s Dance ($24.95), Past Imperfect ($24.95) and Witch Cradle ($24.95); Reginald Hill’s Death Comes for the Fat Man ($24.95) and The Stranger House ($24.95); Tami Hoag's Kill the Messenger ($26); Edward D. Hoch’s More Things Impossible ($54); Steve Hockensmith’s Holmes on the Range ($22.95) and On the Wrong Track ($23.95); Chloe Hooper’s A Child’s Book of True Crime ($24); David Housewright's Dead Boyfriends ($23.95), A Hard Ticket Home ($23.95), Pretty Girl Gone ($24.95) and Tin City ($23.95); Declan Hughes’ The Color of Blood ($24.95) and The Wrong Kind of Blood ($23.95); Stephen Hunter's Time to Hunt ($23.95); Gregg Hurwitz’s The Crime Writer ($24.95) and The Kill Clause ($24.95); Greg Iles’ Sleep No More ($24.95); Arnaldur Indridason’s Silence of the Grave ($22.95); 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), Dead Wrong ($25.95), Devil’s Claw ($24), Exit Wounds ($24.95), Failure to Appear ($20), Justice Denied ($25.95), Long Time Gone ($24.95), 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), and Tombstone Courage ($20); Quintin Jardine’s Fallen Gods ($24.95), Stay of Execution ($24.95) and Unnatural Justice ($24.95); Marilyn Jax’ The Find ($26); Michael Jecks’ The Boy-Bishop’s Glovemaker ($43.95), The Butcher of St. Peter’s ($25), The Chapel of Bones ($25), The Outlaws of Ennor ($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. 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        [Most of the lists of signed trade paperbacks at Uncle Hugo’s and Uncle Edgar’s got squeezed out of the paper newsletter, but are included in the website.]
        Uncle Hugo’s and Uncle Edgar’s also have 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 Abebooks.com, 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. If you go to Abebooks.com , click Bookstores on the top banner, and then find Uncle Hugo’s/Uncle Edgar’s, you can browse all our signed books (over 1500 listings, including mass market paperbacks) or all of our books that we’ve entered so far (over 20,000 books, mostly used). That listing has much more information, but is also much more time-consuming to use, and has the sf and mystery titles mixed together.)

Mystery News
by Jeff Hatfield

        Three pieces of disappointing news were revealed all within a few days of each other. Three favorite and noteable fictional detective series have ended their runs.
        Author Walter Mosley announced in a November fourth Minneapolis Star Tribune interview; "That's it. I'm finished writing Easy Rawlins." Blonde Faith ($25.99), the tenth (and perhaps best) to feature the black Los Angeles private investigator, would also be the last. Set in racially tense 1967 L.A., Rawlins is especially vulnerable as he searches the city for two missing friends including his loyal and lethal backup "Mouse" Alexander. Devil in a Blue Dress ($14.00) inaugurated the series in 1990 and was made into the memorable movie starring Denzel Washington.
        Ian Rankin is also ending the twenty year run of Edinburgh Inspector John Rebus novels. Rebus essentially established and defined the "Tartan Noir" genre. The seventeenth novel, Exit Music, is expected in the U.S. late spring 2008.
        And awards continue to pile up for Rankin. In 2002 he was named to the Order of the British Empire (OBE). In 2005 the British Crime Writers Association (CWA) presented him the Diamond Dagger for Lifetime Achievement. Last March he was named the inaugural winner of the Edinburgh Award, and soon after was appointed a Deputy Lieutenant of Edinburgh (currently one of twenty) --- a tradition that dates back to Henry VIII. Recently The Naming of the Dead ($24.95) was designated World Books Crime Thriller of the year 2007. Then there are the several episodes of Rebus aired on British television, and the RebusTours of the city. Somewhat ironically, Rankin envisioned his novel Knots and Crosses ($7.99), where Rebus made his first appearance, as mainstream and not genre fiction. In it he nearly killed off his iconic character.
        Christopher Fowler's Bryant and May mysteries have been among the easiest to recommend at Uncle Edgar's. Virtually guaranteed. London urban noir with humor and city history. The first to appear, Full Dark House ($6.99), has been a constant on our Recommended British display, resisting all efforts to be elbowed off by other hopefuls. Arthur Bryant is old, cranky, eccentric and brilliant. His long-time partner John May is equally far past retirement age but more grounded, and acts as a buffer between Bryant and the real world. Together they head the constantly besieged Peculiar Crimes Unit of the London Metropolitan Police. In the grand detective tradition they solve the "impossible" crimes.
        Actually, the two characters made brief appearances in three earlier Fowler titles (Rune, Soho Black, and Darkest Day), but perhaps because of the supernatural/horror angle in all three they somewhat fell through the cracks. Though the books do well as stand-alone novels, the author planned the series as comprehensive set of six. Hints and clues to different events and the time frame are planted throughout. Fowler regards the fifth, The White Corridor ($24), as a good place to start. The final title, The Victoria Vanishes, is expected in the U.S. early summer 2008.
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