MYSTERY AND IMAGINATION is owned and operated by Malcolm and Christine Bell, who have been Los Angeles-area purveyors of Mystery, Detective, Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror fiction since 1975. In recent years, under the name BOOKFELLOWS, the couple has expanded their stock to include all kinds of Fiction, Poetry, Drama, Children's Lit, Performing Arts, Western Americana, and fine books in many non-fiction areas.
Malcolm and Christine are members of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of American and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers; they serve on the board of Firsts Magazine, and regularly offer articles and advice to the readers of that book collecting journal.
Our open shop, BOOKFELLOWS/MYSTERY AND IMAGINATION, is located in the Los Angeles area, atGlendale, California and houses over 4,000 square feet of books, ranging from scarce first editions to paperbacks.
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Christine and Malcolm Bell
George Wier will be giving a talk about Texas
noir and signing his new mystery Long Fall from Heaven. $15.95.
Trade paperback original. Is a killer born or made? The place to find
out--the seedy but exotic heart of Galveston, Texas. Cueball Boland and Micah
Lanscomb—both ex-cops with troubled pasts—stumble into the path of a serial
killer. The murderer leads them into the dark history of Galveston when the city
was Texas’ Sin City. The killer has roots sunk deep into that history, but the
FBI and the old Galveston families don’t want Cueball and Micah to solve the
crimes. Listen closely. There’s an echo of another serial killer who stalked the
city back during World War II.
George Wier was a contributor to
LONE STAR NOIR and has written several other great mysteries. His signed trade
paperback original may be ordered mail order if you can't make the event. We
will be stocking many other of his books if you would like those signed, too.
Thank you George for supporting our bookshop as a long distance visiting
customer for so many years. Mr. Weir is part of the fabric of our bookstore.
Please come and support a fine writer, and a lovely man.
Sunday August 18 2-3 p.m.
Brian Ritt will be reading and giving a talk on crime
fiction and signing Paperback Confidential: Crime Writers of the
Paperback Era. Stark House Press. Trade paperback original. First
edition. $19.95. It will also be his book launch Party. Please join us.
Sunday Oct 20th 3-4 p.m.:
Grand Launch party for Another Happy Ending. E.E. King will be giving a dramatic and humorous reading and
signing her new book. Evie King was one of Ray Bradbury’s dear friends. It was
Ray that brought us together. Ray admired her writing talent and wrote a blurb
for her book as he read it. E.E. King was here for her previous book GUIDE TO
THE AFTERLIFE. That was an incredible fun event. Please join us for this next
launch party --or order a signed mail order book!
Sunday Nov 3rd at 2 pm:
Jeri Westerson, author of the acclaimed
medieval mysteries series will be signing her new book: SHADOW OF THE
ALCHEMIST, giving a talk on Alchemy, old London and displaying medieval
weaponry. Please join us or order a signed book. $25.99 Hardcover first
Hollywood mystery: MURDER AT THE SCHOOL
MUSICAL. Hardcover. First edition, First printing. $26.98.
All our events with Mr. Kimmel have
been so entertaining, Please join us
Bruce Kimmel is the author of three
previous Adriana Hofstetter mysteries (Murder At Hollywood High, Murder At The
Grove, and Murder At The Hollywood Historical Society). He has also written the
acclaimed Benjamin Kritzer trilogy (Benjamin Kritzer, Kritzerland, and Kritzer
Time), the mysteries Writer’s Block and Rewind, and a collection of short
fiction, How To Write A Dirty Book and Other Stories. Recently he wrote his
first work of non-fiction, a memoir entitled There’s Mel, There’s Woody, and
There’s You: My Life In The Slow Lane. Mr. Kimmel wrote, directed and starred in
the cult movie hit The First Nudie Musical. He also co-created (with David
Wechter) the story for the hit film The Faculty, directed by Robert Rodriguez.
As an actor, Mr. Kimmel guest-starred on most of the long-running television
shows of the 1970s. Since 1993, Mr. Kimmel has been one of the leading producers
of theatre music on CD, having produced over 180 albums. He was nominated for a
Grammy for producing the revival cast album of Hello, Dolly! and his album with
jazz pianist Fred Hersch, I Never Told You, was also Grammy nominated. His
musical The Brain From Planet X (written with David Wechter) is licensed by the
Rodgers and Hammerstein Organization and has been seen in Los Angeles, New York,
the United Kingdom, and elsewhere. His record label, Kritzerland, regularly
reissues classic Broadway and soundtrack recordings (www.kritzerland.com).
Mr. Kimmel lives in Studio City, California.