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!

Mysterious Galaxy is an independent genre bookstore that is passionate about creating and maintaining a community of readers, authors, and booksellers.

Stellar Events

Being a part of your literary community means offering more than just great books. Mysterious Galaxy is committed to regular in-store events with authors, book discussion groups, and other special events and celebrations.

Signed Books

Our publishers are kind enough to send us Signed First Editions for non-touring authors' works. To see a complete list of Signed First editions, check the menu for signed first editions by genre.

ISBN: 9781250045393
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Minotaur Books - March 10th, 2015

Mystery & Suspense

This is fiction, however, it reveals a real and tragic time in American and Canadian history. Set during the height of the Cold War, the CIA – with the ultra- classified help of the Canadian government – was trying to develop a truth serum and other drugs by performing lobotomies, and administering electroshock therapy and psychotropic medication. Human specimens were needed to experiment on. Who better than the unwanted and defenseless orphans of Cite de St. Jean de Dieu? Fast forward to modern day Montreal where four women are found brutally murdered and shockingly posed on park benches throughout the city over several months. Martine LeDuc is the director of PR for the mayor’s office and is tasked with acting as liaison between the mayor and the police department. Martine pairs with young detective, Julian Fletcher, to investigate the horrific experiments that went on in the 1950’s and determine how they are related to these four murders. Knowing it is based on true occurrences is terrifying. – Bunny

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Reviews and Recommendations

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ISBN: 9780062320520
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperCollins - April 28th, 2015

Young Adult

Magonia is a truly fantastic work in all senses of the word. The novel’s richly imagined world takes readers into a strange and fierce world of airships and cities that reside above the clouds, and the avian metahumans who live there in secrecy — and in competition for resources with homo sapiens. Teenage Ava has struggled for breath on a daily basis; she is less surprised when she believes she asphyxiates and dies, than she is by her transportation to the world of Magonia, where it’s revealed she is inhuman and the changeling daughter of the captain of one of the airships. But will Ava align with her newfound people against the family and BFF / romantic interest who raised, nurtured, and loved her? The gorgeous, messy, and often laugh-out-loud funny narrative is perfectly suited to teen readers, and to those who remember the feelings of alienation during adolescence. – Maryelizabeth

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