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‘I opened this book with high expectations. They have been admirably fulfilled.  Here we have a stand alone thriller about two lonely people who pursue a relationship of monthly weekends together in remote spots.  Suddenly one of these two fails to get to the rendezvous-vous and the other realises how very limited her knowledge of her  companion is . . . Gradually the reader pieces together some of the facts as an atmosphere of rising tension envelops everything. The intelligent way Jay, Lisa and others plan their actions is enjoyable and the suspense of the tale is palpable.’

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Coffee and Crime: a splendid idea

Posted on Dec 2, 2017 in Uncategorized | 8 Comments

Kate Jackson, a fellow crime fiction aficionado, who blogs at https://crossexaminingcrime.wordpress.com, has started a splendid new venture, Coffee and Crime, a book box subscription service that you can receive as a one-off or monthly. Each box contains two surprise vintage mystery novels, related goodies, such as notebooks, tote bags, coasters, a sachet of coffee, and a newsletter.

After seeing the book box reviewed by Moira at Clothes in Books, I just had to order one. This is what I saw when I opened my box yesterday and what a treat it was, so beautifully presented and with such intriguing contents. My books were Phoebe Atwood Taylor’s Figure Away (An Asey Mayo Mystery) and Mary Roberts Rinehart’s The Door. I hadn’t read either of them – in fact I haven’t read anything by either writer and I am looking forward to trying them. (You can tip Kate off about which writers you already have plenty of). It is a terrific idea and I hope it is a great success. I shall be taking out a subscription.

Here are more details: https://crossexaminingcrime.wordpress.com/2017/10/13/coffee-and-crime-the-launch-of-my-vintage-mystery-book-box-subscription/

8 Comments

  1. Margot Kinberg
    December 2, 2017

    Very glad you enjoyed your delivery, Christine. It really is an innovative and creative venture. I hope, too, that Kate will have a lot of success with it.

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    • Christine Poulson
      December 2, 2017

      Thanks, Margot – there is something about the element of surprise that makes it especially enjoyable.

      Reply
  2. Kate
    December 2, 2017

    Thank you for so much for the lovely review. Glad you enjoyed the box.

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  3. tracybham
    December 2, 2017

    I am glad you liked it so much, Christine. Encourages me even more to take the plunge and try one. Even though I already have way too many vintage books unread on my shelves.

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    • Christine Poulson
      December 3, 2017

      It was a real treat, Tracy. I have taken out a subscription. Though I know what you mean about too many books on the shelves . . .

      Reply
  4. moira @ClothesInBooks
    December 6, 2017

    They are great aren’t they? So glad you liked yours, too – I loved mine.

    Reply

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