Monthly Crime Book Box – April 2020

Our crime book of the month for April is Black River by Will Dean!

I am very excited for this first edition of Black River. Will Dean is an extraordinary author, an Englishman who lives in a clearing in the middle of a Swedish forest and writes crime novels set in Sweden with a stunning sense of atmosphere.

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The theme is ‘Secrets in the Swedish Forest’ the setting of the book at Midsommar in an secretive isolated community.

The theme for our next monthly box is 'Searching for the truth...'

April 2020 crime book of the month Black River by Will Dean

This is the third novel to feature Tuva Moodyson by Will Dean and reads as a standalone for those who are new to Will Dean's work. It's set in an isolated community on the edge of a very creepy Swedish pine forest where everyone seems to have a secret and the residents are not keen on outsiders.

We wanted to help our customers at this time and thought about what could we do?

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Give you more books we thought! So in addition to Black River you have an Advance Reader Copy of vintage crime adventures Sexton Blake and the Great War. The novel will be published on 16 April 2020.

The super cute note book has an exclusive Scandinavian Noir theme with a novel twist inspired by Will Dean and his books. What will you record - clues, lists, observations?

With the coming of Spring I have been feeling in a very botanical mood and when I discovered Sam at FortyVenus could bring her Agatha Christie inspired botanical designs to high class coasters I just knew I needed to share them with you.

April 2020 crime book box Will Dean Black River

An original Art Deco-style pattern with a deadly twist. The design is inspired by Agatha Christie's use of plant-derived poisons in her books. I have worked with Sam to bring you a pair of these beautiful coasters which have a gorgeous durable gloss finish and a hardwood back.


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The best thing about this new monthly subscription is we get to do this all over again next month! Subscriptions for our April box are open now. Check out the May book and theme and order yours now!



Hi, I'm Louise the founder of My Chronicle Book Box and I hope you have enjoyed reading my blog post.

Here at MCBB we are proud to have put in the hours reviewing, shortlisting, considering publishing schedules and ultimately selecting what we think are the best books for your book box. From our rural Yorkshire base we curate stunning book boxes filled with the latest novels signed by the authors, exclusive author interviews and top quality bookish goodies, which we send to our wonderful customers all across the UK and indeed the world!

We compliment the selected books with a range of hand-picked related treats for the ultimate book subscription box reading and unboxing experience.

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Hi, I’m Louise and I am the driving force behind My Chronicle Book Box. I am a busy working Mum, with three gorgeous daughters and a very supportive husband. I spend much of my spare time reading and reviewing a wide variety of books and love the whole idea of subscription book boxes.

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