Monthly Crime book box – October 2019

Our crime book of the month for October is The Long Call by Ann Cleeves!

This is our very first monthly box and I could not think of a better book to kick things off with than the first in a new series by one of the nation's favourite crime authors Ann Cleeves.

October theme - New Detective in Devon

We gave this box the theme 'There's a new Detective in Devon' and used this gorgeous graphic to give clues as to the book that would be included and to the inspiration for the exclusive bookish gift that we included to complement the book. Did you know the long call is the term used to describe the cry of the herring gull?

The theme for our next monthly box is 'Cheating. Lying. Murder?'

October 2019 crime book box flatlay

Ann was delighted to be our inaugural monthly author and has signed our copies. She has written us an exclusive piece giving an insight into her wanderlust and its influence on her writing. The setting always plays a key role in Ann's books and she grew up in North Devon the setting for this new novel.

We complemented The Long Call with a bespoke candle produced in collaboration with the talented team at Happy Piranha.

Happy Piranha Devon Coast Candle

The marine and sea breeze scent creates the perfect atmosphere in which to enjoy the novel in which Devon plays a key role and seems to be a character in itself.

I have wanted to work with the Happy Piranha team for ages and this is the first time that I have had the physical space to be able to include their candles in our boxes. These are super large candle tins with around a 35 hour burn time and hand-poured at their workshop in Cornwall. Happy Piranha are passionate about producing high quality, cruelty free and environmentally friendly products which we whole-heartedly support. These candles are also suitable for vegans.

And on the sad day that your candle finally fizzes out, Happy Piranha have got some great ideas for how to re-use your empty candle tin.

The combination of this immersive novel and the scent of the Devon Coast will make you feel as though you have been transported to North Devon so we have popped in a couple of beautiful Devon postcards which can always be used as bookmarks if needed!

November crime & mystery theme

The best thing about this new monthly subscription is we get to do this all over again next month! Subscriptions for our November box are open now and new subscribers have the opportunity to order the last few remaining October boxes while stocks last. Check out the November 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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