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.

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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: 9780425267240
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Berkley Books - June 2nd, 2015

Mystery & Suspense

Michelle Serrano and Erica Russell, best friends, roommates, and business partners, are hosting a special exhibit of Mayan antiquities for the town museum. Professor Addison Moody, former mentor to Erica, has requested their business, Chocolates and Chapters, host the event. In spite of a couple of incidents and Erica’s increased stress level, the evening seems to go well. Until the antiquities go missing and Erica, because of her degree and background, becomes the prime suspect in the theft. When Dr. Moody is found dead, his assistant Lavender Rawlings accuses Erica of murder. Once again the business partners and friends find themselves racing the police for a solution. With the help of Michelle’s brother, Leo, and Erica’s brother, Bean, the ladies hunt both a murderer and international art thief. Throw in kittens and match-making and readers will enjoy the company of the two best friends. – Guest Reviewer Sandra Hale

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Reviews and Recommendations

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ISBN: 9781250053039
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Picador USA - April 28th, 2015

Curated Fiction

The Memory Painter has everything I look for in a book: smart characters, great pacing, interesting ideas, a bit of romance, and something out of the ordinary. Linz Jacobs and Bryan Pierce are both brilliant and successful in their own fields. Bryan is an accomplished and famous artist with many secrets, only some of which are related to his painting. Linz has always excelled in everything she does. She currently works for her father’s megapharmaceutical company as a neurogeneticist who is dedicated to finding out how memories are made. When the two meet, there is an instant connection … one that spans many lifetimes (though only one of them realizes this), and it is this connection that helps them solve a number of mysteries … in the present and in the past. The Memory Painter kept me engrossed every step of the way. My only question is how will Womack top this excellent debut? – Terry 

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