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The Book of Were-Wolves by Sabine Baring-Gould

Just in time for Halloween tomorrow, check out this marvelous, collectible book we recently sold. It’s an 1865 first edition of The Book of Were-Wolves, by Sabine Baring-Gould. Its full title is actually The Book of Were-Wolves: Being An Account of a Terrible Superstition. The copy we sold, which went for £750 (approx. $1200 USD) […]

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Lisbeth Salander to return in Millennium Trilogy sequel

     Fans of Lisbeth Salander probably weren’t expecting to meet her again, considering Stieg Larsson‘s best-selling Millennium Trilogy was published posthumously.  The widely popular series was originally intended to include 10 parts, but it ended with just three titles due to Larsson’s death in 2004.   Norstedts, the Swedish publisher of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, The […]

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Print Copies Only: Stephen King’s “Joyland” Not for E-Readers

An interesting decision (and something of an about-face from a decade ago) from Stephen King recently. The incredibly prolific novelist and master of the macabre announced that his newest novel, Joyland, will be available in print only for the foreseeable future. He has not released the rights to a digital copy, and claims he has […]

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60 Years of Spying in Style: The Dashing, Debonaire Design of James Bond

Is there a more stylish, more dashing, more debonaire fictional character than James Bond? I think not. The spy we love to love, 007, took style to whole new heights from his clothes to his quotes to his drink preference. So it should come as no surprise that our favorite swoon-worthy spy has inspired the […]

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39 Books for a John Buchan Collection

We have a guest writer today – bookseller Peter Thackeray describes the legacy of the author who helped launch the espionage fiction genre with The Thirty-Nine Steps. John Buchan published more than 25 novels and yet he had a remarkable life away from writing that included being a Member of Parliament and Governor-General of Canada. […]

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Stephen King – “Tax Me!”

Stephen King wants to pay more tax – and wants his fellow ultra-rich elite members to do the same.

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The Night Eternal by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan

The Night Eternal, the final instalment in the vampire trilogy by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan is out today. The first two books, The Strain and the Fall, were real page-turners.

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Pride and Prejudice the Sequel….by P.D. James?

Mystery crime writer P.D. James has written a new novel – “Death Comes to Pemberley” – as a follow-up to Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. No, really.

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Bloody Words 2011 Mystery Conference

One of the most aptly named events on the Canadian literary calendar is the annual Bloody Words mystery conference. This year, it is being held in Victoria, British Columbia (AbeBooks’ home town) on June 3-5. The guests of honour are writers Tess Gerritsen, Michael Slade and William Deverell. The Bloody Words conference began in 1999. […]

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Dashiell Hammett: From Bestseller List to Blacklist

Get to know Dashiell Hammett, a man whose life was as fascinating and full of intrigue as one of the classic spy novels he wrote.

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