Last year I went to the 2-day Capital Crime festival in London, which was absolutely amazing to be a part of, but unfortunately due to the COVID19-virus the 2020 event had to be postponed until next year. That doesn’t mean I can’t get excited this year though because they launched their very own Book Subscription Box this month and I have the first box!
The Capital Crime Book Club is an affordable monthy book subscription service where subscribers receive:
- Two carefully curated paperbacks from the crime and thriller genre.
- Access to exclusive online author interviews with the opportunity to submit questions in advance.
- The first to hear about the latest news and competitions in the crime and thriller community.
- Access to the back catalog of festival content and interviews which grows every month.
Do you want to see what I received?
I have tested a few book subscription boxes in the past but The Capital Crime Book Club is the perfect match for me!
I loved the books in this box and I’m not the kind of reader who needs much more swag than books. I really do like the pen and the (signed) postcard and that is the perfect book swag for me and they’re items I’m definitely going to use to bookmark my page and to write my reviews! The pen even has a little light in it by the way, you can even write in the dark haha.
The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman is a wonderful hardback edition (wow!) with beautiful endpapers and a lovely silver wolf hiding behind the dust jacket, and… saving the best part for last… it was signed! Totally unexpected but quite a bonus.
What’s it about?
In a peaceful retirement village, four unlikely friends meet up once a week to investigate unsolved killings.
But when a local property developer shows up dead, ‘The Thursday Murder Club’ find themselves in the middle of their first live case.
The four friends, Elizabeth, Joyce, Ibrahim and Ron, might be pushing eighty but they still have a few tricks up their sleeves. Can our unorthodox but brilliant gang catch the killer, before it’s too late
The House Guest by Mark Edwards was a novel I really really wanted because I loved the author’s previous novel so much (and also because he was such a nice and kind author to me at the Capital Crime event last year) so no you’re not seeing double (well you are but… you know what I mean), I had bought the book already.
What’s it about?
A perfect summer. A perfect stranger. A perfect nightmare.
When British twenty-somethings Ruth and Adam are offered the chance to spend the summer housesitting in New York, they can’t say no. Young, in love and on the cusp of professional success, they feel as if luck is finally on their side.
So the moment that Eden turns up on the doorstep, drenched from a summer storm, it seems only right to share a bit of that good fortune. Beautiful and charismatic, Eden claims to be a friend of the homeowners, who told her she could stay whenever she was in New York.
They know you’re not supposed to talk to strangers—let alone invite them into your home—but after all, Eden’s only a stranger until they get to know her.
As suspicions creep in that Eden may not be who she claims to be, they begin to wonder if they’ve made a terrible mistake…
The books in this box are definitely the genre of books I like to read. Yes I had one novel already but I know it’s a real exception because I don’t buy new books very often.
The very best thing about this box is that it is finally a book box that not only ships internationally but also comes at TRULY affordable subscription prices.
You have the options to subscribe for 3, 6 or 12 months at 14,99 £/month, 12,99 £/month or 10,00 £/month if you sign up for 12 months. I received the launch box free for review but I honestly have not found any book box that looks better so I signed up for 6-months right away and I don’t want to get ahead of myself but I see myself signing up for a whole year after that even.
If you need another little nudge… the October box looks amazing too! I read What Lies Between Us digitally but I’m very happy to add the paperback to my library because I’m a big fan of the author (and there’s a big chance you’ll see this book in my top 10 favourite list of the year)! I can’t wait to read Remember Me either, it has received top reviews.
Some might say that there’s no surprise in what you’re getting but I rather have the organizer share the books than seeing a million unboxings from other bloggers before having the chance to open the box myself and get that surprise. No I’d rather have it this way then.
So there you go. Would you be happy with the September/October box? Which one do you prefer?
If you love both boxes (like me) then I wouldn’t hesitate any longer and join the book club (they have the coolest members ;-)). You can find out all about the scheme and sign up at the Capital Crime Website here.