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.
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This month’s Mystery/Thriller books are Orphan by Greg Hurwitz and How the Finch Stole Christmas by Donna Andrews.
How The Finch Stole Christmas! ($16.76)
As in her previous Christmas mysteries, Six Geese a-Slaying, Duck the Halls, and The Nightingale Before Christmas, Andrews continues to write “firmly in the grand tradition of Agatha Christie’s Christmas books” (Toronto Globe and Mail).
New York Times bestselling author Donna Andrews takes us home to Caerphilly for the holidays in her new hilarious Christmas mystery How the Finch Stole Christmas!
Meg’s husband has decided to escalate his one-man show of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol into a full-scale production with a large cast including their sons Jamie and Josh as Tiny Tim and young Scrooge and Meg helping as stage manager.
The show must go on, even if the famous―though slightly over-the-hill―actor who’s come to town to play the starring role of Scrooge has brought a sleigh-load of baggage and enemies with him. And why is Caerphilly suddenly overrun with a surplus of beautiful caged finches?
How the Finch Stole Christmas! is guaranteed to put the “ho ho hos” into the holidays of cozy lovers everywhere with its gut-bustingly funny mystery.
The mystery unfolds in a small town of Caerphilly, Virginia with its inhabitants showing a bit of history and culture. The praises at the hardback cover all the more create curiosity!
The inside flap of the dust jacket gave us more background about the main character, Meg Langslow, who is trying to be as supportive as she can to her husband, Michael by being the stage manager of their show, Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. She has all the weight on her shoulders whether she can solve the holiday murder mystery. That’s the main plot.
It’s beginning to look a lot like… homicide? Can Meg help solve the latest local murder before it spoils Christmas in Caerphilly?
My realization upon reading this book is that Meg and Michael Langslow are such great multi-tasking parents just like any of us, who are trying to establish work-life balance by incorporating their kids to their passion slash job. It is the fourth Christmas mystery in the Meg Langslow series, so it would be even better if you already know the family’s background.
This fourth continuation is less eccentric than the three previous ones from the Meg Langslow series but it is just as much fun. The twists in this one surprised me more than ever.
Orphan X by Gregg Hurwitz ($15.40)
“Brilliantly conceived and plotted … Read this book. You’ll thank me later.” — David Baldacci
Who is Orphan X?
The Nowhere Man is a legendary figure spoken about only in whispers. It’s said that when he’s reached by the truly desperate and deserving, the Nowhere Man can and will do anything to protect and save them. But he’s not merely a legend.
“Excellent…A smart, stylish, state-of-the-art thriller…might give Lee Child’s Jack Reacher books a run for their money.”―The Washington Post
Evan Smoak is a man with skills, resources, and a personal mission to help those with nowhere else to turn. He’s also a man with a dangerous past. Chosen as a child, he was raised and trained as an Orphan, an off-the-books black box program designed to create the perfect deniable intelligence asset: An assassin. Evan was Orphan X―until he broke with the program and used everything he learned to disappear. But now someone is on his tail. Someone with similar skills and training who will exploit Evan’s secret new identity as the Nowhere Man to eliminate him.
“Hurwitz melds nonstop action and high-tech gadgetry…in this excellent series opener.”
―Publishers Weekly (starred review)
The back cover has lots of praises for how ingenious the plot is and that might spark your interest.
The dust jacket also provided a sneak peek on what the story is all about. I loved how the use of colors red and black all throughout the covers has added that sense of mystery and thrill.
This book is packed with twists and turns, overflowing with surprises unveiling one by one plus all the action and fighting scenes. It’s the first installment in Greg Hurwitz’s electrifying new series. This is gonna be something to look forward to as readers start to get hooked in the life of Evan Smoak.
Given its action-packed plot, I am very much reminded of Denzel Washington’s movie, “The Equalizer” due to some elements of that movie that somehow exist in this series.
I’m a sucker for really good thrillers and mysteries! I love taking a rollercoaster ride of emotions as the book unveils all the twists and turns in the story little by little that’s why this month’s BookCase.Club Thrill Seeker Case box is just perfect for me. Both of the books this month are great and even contain holiday-themed story perfect for the season. I am undeniably most excited about this book subscription and can’t wait to unbox the next month’s contents!
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