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 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.

Ian Fleming’s “Moonraker” here at

1965 MacMillan Co. Reissue of Moonraker so the copyright page only states 1955 and issued at the same time as the book club but this is the for sale issue with $3.95 on the DJ.  A F/F copy and in beautiful unmarked condition. Bookseller Inventory # 007814.  Enjoy browsing our shelves and happy reading.  And remember books make excellent holiday presents and those impossible to find titles are only available here at

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Dreams From My Father: A Story Of Race And Inheritance by Barack Obama – Exceedingly Rare, Signed First Edition

Dreams from my Father by Barak Obama available from

 This printing is now very elusive. Only a few signed copies are known, and are estimated to be worth up to $20,000.  As the first African-American President and on the cusp of his reelection the demand for this copy will only increase along with it’s value.

Description:  Published in 1995 by Times Books TRUE STATED FIRST EDITION with typical Random House # line to “2.” With a **SIGNED** card by PRESIDENT OBAMA (and a 100% guaranteed COA) pasted onto the half-title page. Though ex-library this copy was clearly little circulated and has very minor markings: some stamps at the top page edges and 2 small stamps on the inside rear board. There is some color bleed at the base of the spine end on the rear board as well. Otherwise in VG–/VG+ condition. The unclipped ($23) DJ has been continuously wrapped so there is basically no wear.   Bookseller Inventory # 6597


Written just as President Obama began his political career, the son of a white American mother and a black African father, writes an elegant and compelling biography that powerfully articulates America’s racial battleground and tells of his search for his place in black America.

Quote:   Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison has called Barack Obama “a writer in my high esteem” and the book, “quite extraordinary.”

If you want to add a very special and incredibly rare signed book to your collection click here to take advantage of this opportunity before it’s too late.

 Enjoy browsing our shelves and happy reading.

Written just as President Obama began his political career….

Sue Cohen


Rabbit Run by John Updike – First Edition

Rabbit Run by John Updike available from Bren-Books.comA 1960 Knopf FIRST edition of Updike’s most famous first book of the Angstrom tetralogy**SIGNED** directly on the title page. This book is in VG/G condition. As an ex-library book is has some black marked places mainly one on the page edges and a small one on the ffep. Otherwise the interior is very very clean and unmarked. In a first state DJ with the 16 line blurb and a $ 4.00 price. It is in VG condition with some very minor nicks but some rippling due to some dried water damage. Now mylar-wrapped and protected. WINNER Continue reading