BookCase.Club is a monthly book subscription box offering different genres: Children’s, Young Adult, Mystery/Thriller, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, and Romance. Each box contains 2 hand-picked books, except for the Children’s box which includes 3 books. It costs $9.99 per month, making it one of the most inexpensive book subscriptions out there.
This is the Thrill Seeker Case, which is all about Mystery/Thriller.
When you sign up, you’ll pick the genre.
The books were wrapped with Bookcase.club-printed tissue paper.
This month’s Mystery/Thriller books are Collared by David Rosenfelt and The Shadow Land by Elizabeth Kostova.
There’s a card from BookCase Club!
There’s a thank you message inside. As usual, there are no book lists or info.
They also included a bookmark that says…
Reading is dreaming with open eyes.
At the back is the BookCase Club logo.
Everything in the box!
From the #1 bestselling author of The Historian comes a mesmerizing novel that spans the past and the present—and unearths the troubled history of a gorgeous but haunted country.
A young American woman, Alexandra Boyd, has traveled to Sofia, Bulgaria, hoping that life abroad will salve the wounds left by the loss of her beloved brother. Soon after arriving in this elegant East European city, however, she helps an elderly couple into a taxi—and realizes too late that she has accidentally kept one of their bags. Inside she finds an ornately carved wooden box engraved with a name: Stoyan Lazarov. Raising the hinged lid, she discovers that she is holding an urn filled with human ashes.
As Alexandra sets out to locate the family and return this precious item, she will first have to uncover the secrets of a talented musician who was shattered by political oppression—and she will find out all too quickly that this knowledge is fraught with its own danger.
Elizabeth Kostova’s new novel is a tale of immense scope that delves into the horrors of a century and traverses the culture and landscape of this mysterious country. Suspenseful and beautifully written, it explores the power of stories, the pull of the past, and the hope and meaning that can sometimes be found in the aftermath of loss.
The story takes us across Bulgaria, showing us a bit of history and culture as the mystery unfolds.
Just reading the synopsis on the dust jacket made us really excited to read the whole thing. Who doesn’t love travel tales and mysteries?
It’s a beautifully written story, with engaging characters and amazing details that show how well-researched it is.
Some may find the pacing slow, but it’s definitely worth a read. It also made me want to travel again!
Collared by David Rosenfelt ($11.82)
Lawyer Andy Carpenter’s true passion is the Tara Foundation, the dog rescue organization he runs with his friend Willie Miller. All kinds of dogs make their way to the foundation, and it isn’t that surprising to find a dog abandoned at the shelter one morning, though it was accompanied by a mysterious anonymous note. But they are quite surprised when they scan the dog’s embedded chip, and discover that they know this dog. He is the “DNA dog.”
Two and a half years ago, Jill Hickman was a single mother of an adopted baby. Her baby and dog were kidnapped in broad daylight in Eastside Park, and they haven’t been seen since. A tip came in that ID’d a former boyfriend of Hickman’s, Keith Wachtel, as the kidnapper. A search of his house showed no sign of the child but did uncover more incriminating evidence, and the clincher that generated Wachtel’s arrest was some dog hair, notable since Wachtel did not have a dog. DNA tests showed conclusively that the hair belonged to Hickman’s dog. Wachtel was convicted of kidnapping, but the dog and baby were never found.
Now, with the reappearance of the dog, the case is brought back to light, and the search for the child renewed. Goaded by his wife’s desire to help a friend and fellow mother and Andy’s desire to make sure the real kidnapper is in jail, Andy and his team enter the case. But what they start to uncover is far more complicated and dangerous than they ever expected, in David Rosenfelt’s Collared.
Yup, this story involves dogs! If you love dogs and detective mysteries, this one’s for you!
It’s the 16th book in the series, but you don’t really have to read the previous ones to be able to enjoy this one.
I appreciate how the author injected humor into the story. It makes the story much more enjoyable to read.
It has a lot of twists and turns, yet the drama remained quite realistic. It’s definitely an enjoyable read!
As a mystery fan, I’m definitely impressed by this month’s BookCase.Club mystery book picks. One is about traveling and the other one involves dogs, and both are right up my alley! If you’d like to get your hands on new books every month, subscribing to BookCase Club is definitely one of the best and most inexpensive ways to do so. You can even pick the genre that you like, so you’re sure that you’ll only receive ones that you’re likely to read. So far, I’ve found a few favorites from this subscription! It’s really awesome!
Have you tried BookCase.Club? What are you currently reading?