Monthly Crime Book Box – May 2020

Our crime book of the month for May is The Silence by Susan Allott!

I am very excited for this first edition of The Silence. I feel very privileged to be bringing you this in our May boxes as the hardback will not go on general release until August 2020.

May 2020 crime book subscription box theme sq

The book theme is ‘Searching for the Truth’ because in the book Isla must unravel 30 years of secrets in a community in Sydney to free her father from being suspected of murder. .

The theme for our next monthly box is 'Investigative Journalism'

May 2020 monthly crime & mystery box The Silence

Susan Allott lived in Australia for a time in the nineties and it inspired her to write this novel set in Sydney Australia. I love the way the secrets unravel in this mystery and it's exploration of the effect of keeping secrets on relationships and communities.

I chose the book theme ‘Searching for the Truth’ because in the book Isla must unravel 30 years of secrets in a community in Sydney to free her father from being suspected of murder.

Crime book of the month -The Silence - Susan Allott

Danielle at Bookworm Candles & Crafts has created an exclusive candle for us taking inspiration from the theme and giving us a truth serum candle - Veritaserum, from the world of Harry Potter. Sleuths the world over would love for such a truth serum to be a reality but it gives us crime readers much more interesting plots to enjoy without this shortcut to the truth.

What does truth and honesty smell like? Fresh and heavenly with this candle. I hope you can take some time out for yourself to read and recharge with this lovely scent to create to perfect atmosphere.

May 2020 monthly crime & mystery box candle

I am really pleased with the 100% cotton tote bag included, I love that we could colour co-ordinate the handle and print. Are you in any doubt that my favourite colour is blue?

It seemed the perfect time to use this slogan which has been incorporated into our exclusive design. The reality is we are living through a global pandemic and books can be a source of comfort and escape. It will end though and I hope you will be able to take this out with you soon.

May 2020 monthly crime & mystery box tote bag

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

June book of the month




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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