Budding sleuths! Grab your detective notes and dust off your deerstalkers! We’ve got a mystery to solve! Our May theme will be WHODUNNIT?! Prepare to bust open some of vintage fiction’s most mysterious cases and pay homage to the legendary detectives in pursuit of the truth!
Our featured read is set in 1950’s London where a top-secret detective agency (masquerading as a bookshop!) operates in a maze of labyrinthine underground tunnels. Here, the city’s seemingly unsolveable crimes are cracked by a cunning crew of detective apprentices. But when one of their own team is murdered in the middle of the night, a new recruit becomes embroiled in the quest to solve this mystery – can she unveil the killer before the killer finds her?
This gorgeous new release hardback is packed with magical gadgets, shady characters and a brilliantly inquiring heroine. If you are a fan of Agatha Christie, The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle and Sherlock you are going to love this detective romp!
As ever, our featured read will arrive beautifully gift-wrapped and will be accompanied by a signed bookplate from the author.
Plus we’ve got a special surprise lined up this month to help bring our own team of Book Box Club detectives together (virtually!) to solve a murderous mystery! We’ll tell you more about that soon and introduce some of the fantastic small businesses who will be crafting elementary items exclusively for you this month.
May members will be invited to join us in our online Clubhouse for book group/mystery busting. Here, you’ll get the chance to chat with the author of our featured read, ask your questions about this month’s book (or pretty much anything else) and make new unashamedly bookish friends!
If you love the idea of brilliant new reads and membership to an exclusive author book group, but bookish extras aren’t your thing, you can still join in the fun.
Check out our PURELY BOOKS subscription. Our books-only parcels include the same great featured read and membership to our awesome online book group, just without the extra themed accessories.
It is now possible to purchase our Purely Books parcels on a one-off basis. Head to Our Shop to find out more.
Existing Book Box Club members can relax, we’ve already got your May themed bookish parcel set aside and we’ll be sending it to you around May 15th, unless you tell us not to before renewal day on April 25th.
What do you think of our WHODUNNIT?! theme? We’ve had huge fun putting together this month’s box and would be so grateful if you’d help spread the word about it far and wide. You’ll find all the theme info over on our Instagram, Twitter and Facebook pages. We love welcoming new members to our bookish gang!
A big thanks goes out to our resident artist Ali Jo Art for creating the gorgeous artwork to accompany this month’s theme reveal.
Thanks for reading everyone!
Love, Kate, Libby, Amber & Kirsty (aka Team Book Box Club!)