Do you enjoy the suspense of finding a mysterious package on your doorstep every month? Maybe you also need some help finding great mystery book recommendations? Investigate no more! We have compiled a list of the best mystery book subscription services and mystery subscription boxes for whodunit fans! Whether you are a fan of literary suspense, procedurals, domestic thrillers, cozy mysteries, espionage tales, or just the latest great mystery that everyone is talking about, there is a service for you! These are subscriptions that are either entirely devoted to all things mystery and thriller, or book subscription boxes that give you the option to choose the mystery/thriller genre!
TBR offers readers the most personalized book recommendations for every budget. The beauty of TBR is that each reader is matched with an expert Bibliologist who will recommend books based on genre preferences, past reading, and what the reader wants to explore more of. This is great if you love mysteries, but have specific content you wish to steer clear of, or if you want to just receive books in certain sub-genres, or if you’re thinking about branching out into a new sub-genre of mystery. Readers can also offer their Bibliologists feedback on the individual books and selections, to better personalize the experience! You can choose to receive three mystery titles as recommendations-only via an emailed letter explaining your picks ($16 per quarter or $52 billed annually), or receive three brand new hardcovers ($80 + $5 shipping per quarter or $315 annually with free shipping) from our partner independent bookstore!
Perfect for fans of the mystery, thriller, and horror genres, this service lets readers choose between mystery, thrillers, and horror books and delivers two hardcovers and an ebook each month. If you’re a fan of all three of those genres, you can choose to receive a mix of books, all for $18.99 a month. This is a great deal for voracious readers who don’t discriminate when it comes to reading medium and are willing and able to read both print books and ebooks.
If you can’t get enough true crime reading in your life, this is the subscription service for you! For $30 per month, you will receive a true crime book, plus a few items related to the mystery in the book. These could be replicas of police evidence or objects that help readers better relate to victims of the crimes. This is a great selection for people who not only love true crime, but interactive mystery puzzles as well!
Mysterious Bookshop is brick-and-mortar bookshop in New York City, and they offer seven different “crime club” subscription services for every type of mystery reader: Crime Collectors’ Club, First Mystery Club, Hardboiled & Noir Club, Thriller & Espionage Club, Traditional & Historical Club, British Collectors’ Club, and Unclassifiable Club. Each title is a new signed edition, and the British Collectors’ Club is especially cool for American readers who want to experience crime books that might not make their way across the pond. Prices start at $99 per quarter for each crime club!
The Giftlit Mysteries and Thrillers Club is great for readers who want to stay in the know about the biggest mystery and thriller releases, but also want some flexibility in their picks. Subscriptions start at $85.95 per quarter, and the service tells you upfront which new release is the pick of the month (twelve books are picked in advance, so there’s no surprise about what you’ll receive). If you’re not super excited about the particular book of the month, you can substitute it with Giftlit’s back list of mystery picks!
If you like to receive goodies with your book subscription service, Mysterioisity is the pick for you! They offer you one hardcover pick per month, plus a fair trade goodie to consume while you read! Subscriptions start at $29.99 per month!
If you’re all about cozy mysteries and terrific puns, Murder, She Sent is a subscription service for you! At a very affordable $15.95 per month, you will receive a new cozy mystery, exclusive content from the author, plus a handmade bookish item from an Etsy artist!
Chocolate and Book is a British subscription service that, as you might guess, offers a new book and carefully selected chocolate, plus a fun beverage. They offer a Thrillers category for readers who want some thrills and chills in their reading lives! Readers can choose between paperback and hardcover selections, with pricing to match.
Starting at $9.99 per month, Bookcase Club is an affordable subscription for readers who want to choose between thrillers, cozies, or a mix of both. Readers receive two books each month, making this service a great cost-efficient option if you devour mysteries faster than your library holds can come through!
From the iconic Strand Bookstore in NYC is a subscription service that offers a brand new, signed first edition hardcover, a paperback, and exclusive goodies that go along with the book or are from the Strand merchandise line. The cool thing about this service is that you can get a preview of each month’s new release pick, and choose to buy a one-time box, a recurring subscription, or a year-long subscription. Pricing starts at $50 per month!
For a very customizable subscription service, check out Just the Right Book, which allows you to choose between adult, teen, or children’s fiction and decide how many books you want to receive and how frequently. Once you’ve purchased your subscription, you can designate which genres you like to receive in your shipment. You can get started for as low as $29 per quarter!