ADVENT CALENDAR: Countdown to Christmas with a Vintage Confection of Crime Fiction

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ADVENT CALENDAR: Countdown to Christmas with a Vintage Confection of Crime Fiction




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For many years now, it has become increasingly popular to treat children to an advent calendar of books. But what about such a gift for an adult? And not for just any adult, but for a fan of vintage detective and crime fiction? If you have been hoping for such an item to exist, then your wait is over!

At long last there is a vintage crime fiction advent calendar! Each calendar will contain:
• 12 Books (Preloved but in good condition. I have a wide variety of titles in various imprints. Feel free to message me for further information.)
• 8 Chocolate Treats
• 4 Mystery themed gifts

Each item will have a mystery themed tag attached which shows which day it is be opened or consumed. Gift it to a friend or better still treat yourself to a Christmas of classic crime!

Please send me a message if you have any questions or would like me to include a personal message to a gift recipient.

Important Information

In order to keep postage costs down this item will be dispatched in two parcels. One half of the calendar will go in one package and the second half in the other.
Both parcels will be dispatched via second class post. Bear this in mind when purchasing this order, as if you buy this item at the very end of November, then it may not arrive in time for 1st December.

The chest and basket shown in Photo 2 are for display purposes only and are not included in this purchase.

Food Allergies
If you have a food allergy please contact me before purchasing this item, so I can make sure I don’t send you any inappropriate chocolate treats.


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03-08 Dec.

26 Nov.

Order placed

After you place your order, CoffeeAndCrime will take 3-5 business days to prepare it for dispatch.

01-03 Dec.

Order dispatches

CoffeeAndCrime puts your order in the post.

03-08 Dec.


Estimated to arrive at your doorstep 03-08 Dec.!

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Dolly Bantree 07 Dec, 2019

5 out of 5 stars

This is an amazing advent calendar! My office colleagues are envious and it makes coming into work on a Monday morning great. A great mix of books, chocolates and small gifts. All carefully wrapped and numbered. I shall definitely be buying this again next year.

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Sheila Quinn 16 Nov, 2019

5 out of 5 stars

Came very quickly. Well packed. sneak preview: lovely labels on books with a picture of a classic golden mystery, yummy chocs and some other wrapped gifts. Shall look forward to opening books for the appointed day of advent. a real treat for lovers of classic mysteries. many thanks

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Steve Barge 21 Nov, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

Best Advent Calendar ever. Simple as that. Perfect for the fan of classic mysteries

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Sophia Panagiotou 01 Jun, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

I was so pleased with how everything looked, the books were packed in their individual packs with an evidence label, stating the story you are about to read! The extra bits and pieces are a great bonus! Thank you! It is an excellent idea for a present!

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