Coffee and Crime: Vintage Mystery Book Lover Box - One off or Subscription



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  • Materials: Books, Postcards, Bookmarks, Chocolate, Games, Puzzles, Pre loved



Tired of only getting flyers and bills in the post? Are you a confirmed book addict who is always on the look out for another good read? Do you love a good classic crime novel?

Then look no further than this: a one off or monthly book box subscription! Ideal as a gift or as a much needed treat for yourself.

In each box you will receive:
• A newsletter which highlights upcoming releases, personal favourite reads, puzzles and more!
• Two personally selected surprise vintage mystery novels (although vintage in origin, with some signs of previous use, they will all be in good condition ).
• A sachet of luxury coffee (Great for indulging in whilst reading your latest books). However hot chocolate and tea alternatives are possible so do drop me a message if this would be preferable.
• Book/Mystery related goodies, such as notebooks, tote bags, coasters and more! (These will change from month to month, so subscribers won’t receive the same gifts twice and examples of these gifts can be seen in the pictures).

Are you sending this as a gift to someone new to classic crime? Or are you a long-time fan of the genre and looking for authors more off the beaten track? Thrillers, do you love them or hate? Please send me a message with any questions or requests. If you would like this sent as a gift, direct to recipient, send me your personal message to them.

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Important Information!!
Subscriptions come in 1 month, 3 month, 6 month and 12 month packages. The longer the subscription the less you pay per box. 12 Month subscribers get one of their boxes for free! The prices for the 3 month, 6 months and 12 month packages also include the additional P&P for sending the boxes after the first month. If you are buying 1 month subscriptions for more than one person, such as for 3 people, feel free to select the 3 month package (with the savings) and then message me that they are one month boxes for separate individuals.

My aim is that all my customers will be happy with the box they receive, but if you have any difficulties or problems please do contact me, to give me the opportunity to rectify anything I can before leaving feedback.

About the Seller

I have been a lover of vintage crime fiction for a number of years. There is something irresistible about the quirky, genteel and amateur sleuth, as well as the body in the library of course. This passion has led to me writing my own blog:, where I frequently review older mystery novels and I also produce articles for magazines such as Mystery Scene and CADs. It is my enthusiasm for this genre that has inspired me to set up this venture and I hope it will appeal to both readers who are new to or diehard fans of a good vintage mystery.


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After you place your order, CoffeeAndCrime will take 1-3 business days to prepare it for shipment.

Jun 27-29

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Jun 28-Sep 1

Estimated to arrive at your doorstep Jun 28-Sep 1!

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92 reviews

5 out of 5 stars

Bonnie Nov 20, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

I couldn’t believe how great my box was when it arrived! It exceeded all of my expectations. It came with a newsletter, a postcard, 2 vintage mystery books, a true crime book, a keychain, a game, hot chocolate (at my request instead of coffee) and a chocolate bar. Absolutely incredible! Can’t wait for my next box!

Tim Rich May 6, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

I bought this as a birthday present for my mum and she loved it! The customer service is amazing - great communication, and I asked for a kind of bespoke arrangement (by suggesting what my mum likes and letting the vendor put something suitable together - I had no idea exactly what would be included in the box and it was spot on!) A fantastic gift, superb service, what more can I say?!

zackandpatrick Nov 22, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

Such a fantastic idea. Got my first parcel through and couldn’t wait to open it - it’s crammed full of goodies with two novels I’ve never read but am excited to read. I also got a mystery quiz book, postcard, game, bookmark, chocolate and coffee sachet. Absolutely fantastic and would recommend to anyone.

Jo Chern Aug 28, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

What a treasure (chest)! Came much faster than expected and had two great books I haven’t read yet and the bookmark and eraser were an added treat. I plan to order a 3 month subscription but am going to wait until September just to not get the same newsletter again. Love this.