Remembering P.D. James, the “Queen of Crime”

Phyllis Dorothy James White “was one of those rare authors whose work stood up to the inevitable and usually invidious comparisons with classic authors of the detective genre, like Agatha Christie, Dorothy L. Sayers and Margery Allingham.”

(NY Times Obituary

Bren-Books.com has a wide selection of Ms. James works, including signatures on many of her works.

Unnatural Causes PD James DJ Signed Card on Title Page

Unnatural Causes
1967 Scribner’s TRUE FIRST AMERICAN Edition in FINE/FINE condition. A gorgeous unmarked copy with a **SIGNED** Card laid in. Her 3rd mystery!

The Children of Men PD James Signature

The Children of Men

1992 Knopf First American Edition **SIGNED** on the title page. A near MINT copy in Fine/Fine condition.

Highly collectible First Edition and First Printing “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald

In it’s 5th incarnation (including the lost 1926 silent version) will Baz Lurhman’s version of The Greay Gatsby finally succeed where the other 4 have failed?  Always in the top 5 of every list of the great English novels of the 20th century,  F. Scott Fitzgerald‘s classic story has yet to get a film treatment worthy of it’s gorgeous words and uniquely American tale.  Being a Lurhman movie we know it will be opulently staged and filmed.  But at it’s core the love story between Jay Gatsby and Daisy Buchanan.  Critics that panned the 1974 version with Robert Redford and Mia Farrow in those roles almost unanimously criticized the lack of chemistry between the two.  So how will Leonardo Di Caprio and Casey Mulligan fare?

Before the Baz Lurhman film opens May 2013 do yourself a favor and read or reread this astonishing novel.

Now, for a sneak peek of the upcoming film, enjoy this video of the newest TV spot released by Warner Bros.

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Bren-Books.com Rare Book Trailer – Collectible and Rare Book Sellers (video)

Here at Bren-Books.com we take pride in finding those unique, collectible books that are so special they can be nearly impossible to find and that’s where Bren-Books.com comes in. We find them, so you don’t have to.  We are your resource for those hard-to-find, signed, first edition books.  Watch our rare book trailer below to see a sample of our rare books currently for sale.

Now that the holiday shopping season is upon us, remember books make great holiday gifts and here at Bren-Books.com we always have that special treasure you can’t find anywhere else.  Happy reading and enjoy our book trailer.

“Live and Let Die” – 1954 Jonathan Cape FIRST edition, stated second impression of Ian Fleming’s 2nd James Bond novel here at Bren-Books.com

1954 Jonathan Cape FIRST edtion, stated second impression of Fleming’s 2nd Bond novel. This book is in NF/VG condition. The black boards are very clean and unmarked. The gilt stamped design on the front and spine lettering are still bright and vivid which is unusual for this book. The DJ is deep purple and unclipped but is a later state as the price and books to For Your Eyes Only. The book has very minor wear along the edges, corners and spine ends and a very small missing piece along the top spine end. Pictures available upon request! **Brenbooks specializes in first edition books made into films. VERY RARE!. Bookseller Inventory # 3800