Welcome to Mysterious Galaxy -- books of Martians, Murder, Magic and Mayhem (with occasional Masks, Matchmaking, and Munchkins). We are physically a specialty genre store in Southern California with a focus on SF, Fantasy, Mystery, Suspense, and Horror. Here on the web we offer a whole world of book choices, some physically on our shelves, some immediately available for your ebook reader, and many more available for special order!

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Signed Books

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ISBN: 9780399174001
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - September 1st, 2015

Debut author Hester Young has taken Southern gothic to a whole new level with her complex heroine, whose heartache is genuine and palpable. Charlotte (Charlie) Cates is a broken-hearted divorcee who has suffered unimaginable loss in her life; her mother left when she was a baby, her father died in a car accident, and her 4-year-old son died of a brain aneurysm. Her saving grace has been her friendship with fellow mother, Rae, and her love for her grandmother, with whom she has lived since she was 14 years old. It turns out that Charlie and her grandmother have more in common that she knew. They both have visions which enable them to see the future. When one such vision coincides with a job offer to research a cold case of a missing child, Charlie travels to Chicory, Louisiana to reside in an old southern mansion called Evangeline. Once there, she meets the Deveau family, complete with evil sisters, a brother with secrets, thier dying mother, and a fellow visitor who is working to restore the grounds of their estate to their former beauty. As Charlie learns more about the inhabitants of this house, she finds herself immersed in the history and mystery of this family. In the end, she will find the answers she seeks, both about the Deveau family … and about herself.  –Terry 

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ISBN: 9780399175800
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - September 22nd, 2015

This adrenaline-rush of a novel takes place on an island where a single cycle of sun occurs every 28 years. This means that there are 14 years of daylight and 14 years of Night. When the sun sets, everyone on the island packs up their house in a very specific way, following years of traditions, and sets sail for the Desert Lands where other customs rule. Marin, Kana, and Line have only known life on the island and find many of their questions about leaving and their new home unanswered by the adults around them. When the three teens find themselves left on the island as Night falls, the tide retreats, and unknown terrors abound. Their only salvation is to find a way off the island. Their perils are real -- and terrifying -- as they try to escape before it is too late. In the meantime, they find answers to questions they didn’t know to ask. – Terry 

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