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Mystery Books, sent straight to your door, every month!

On the 1st of every month, we will send you an email containing a link that will let you choose your Mystery Book(s) for the month. This usually comprises of at least five different titles, across a range of genres. All books are fiction and recently published paperbacks.

Write to your very own Pen Pal each month

All subscribers are assigned their own personal Pen Pal to whom they can write to each month, using the enclosed notecard, to discuss their Mystery Books, life and everything in between! Your Pen Pal, one of the How Novel team, will then include a bespoke, handwritten response in your next box.

Key dates

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Choose your Mystery Book

On the 1st of each month, after your subscription renews, your will receive an email containing a link to our latest Mystery Book selection


Cut off date

For new subscribers, the 8th is our key cut off date. Anyone who signs up before then will receive their first box the same month, or the next if after


Boxes are dispatched

Once we have your selection, our team get to work on your box. All boxes are dispatched on the 15th of each month, straight to your door.


Boxes arrive

Boxes start to arrive from the 17th for UK customers. It takes a little longer for our international subscribers, depending on their location.

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4. Enter your unique code in the 'coupon code' section at the end of the sign up process