Monthly Crime Book Box – August 2020

Our crime book of the month for August is Eight Detectives by Alex Pavesi!

I am beyond excited to be giving you a signed, first edition of Eight Detectives by Alex Pavesi. This is Alex’s debut novel and is like nothing else I’ve read before!

August 2020 crime book of the month - Eight Detectives - Alex Pavesi

Eight detectives is a love story to the detectives of the past, where nothing is what it seems, and proof that the best mysteries break all the rules!

The theme for our next monthly box is 'Solving Cold Cases'

Eight Detectives - Alex Pavesi

Eight detectives is a love story to the detectives of the past, where nothing is what it seems, and proof that the best mysteries break all the rules!

The inspiration for the goodies is Golden Age detective fiction the era in which this novel is set.

Eight Detectives - Alex Pavesi - Golden Age writing set - fountain pen

 

I am delighted to have collaborated with the brilliant illustrator Laura Crow (ItsLauraCrow) for this box, Laura is one of my favourite illustrators! We have been talking about collaborating for a while and the Golden Age setting of this novel provided the perfect inspiration for Laura.

There has been a resurgence of handwritten notes and letters in this period of lockdown as people have taken more time to connect with love ones in different ways during the pandemic and in the 1920s and 30s corresponding by letter would have been an everyday occurrence.

We are therefore thrilled to include exclusive notelets and writing paper with designs by Laura Crow created just for us. This will really add drama to your correspondence! Who will you write to?

Produced by stationers on quality bond and pulp paper stock these are suitable for writing on with any implement including the ‘amateur sleuth’ fountain pen engraved just for us.

The fountain pen is another item you would never have been without during the Golden Age of detective fiction and ties in very nicely with the cover of Eight Detectives. Cursive handwriting is also very much on trend, you may have noticed a lot of cursive-style font in packaging and advertising.

Our pen includes an ink cartridge within the barrel rather then needing to be dipped in ink, since we do also like to take advantage of modern advances when it suits 🙂

 

August 2020 crime book of the month - Eight Detectives - Alex Pavesi

 

The best thing about a monthly subscription is we get to do this all over again next month! Subscriptions for our August box are open now and I am so excited for you to read Eight Detectives.  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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Louise

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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