Book Clubs

Too busy to pick out books? Let us send our selections to your door. We have a variety of automatic-selection book clubs designed to provide you with fresh and exciting books each month in a variety of crime and other fiction.


British Crime Club

For the reader of British mystery, traditional and contemporary, trade paperbacks or unsigned hardcover books published in the US or the UK. One paperback or hardcover per month. More info »

First Mystery Club

Excellent for collectors interested in hot new voices, but also for readers who want to try something new without just guessing what’s worthwhile. Range is US, UK, or Canadian. Up to 24 selections are made each calendar year. They do not arrive on any regular schedule. More info »

Fresh Fiction

One paperback or hardcover per month. More info »

Hardboiled Crime Club

For the reader who revels in noir crime fiction. Patrick is the staff member who generally picks the books, although, as with all our book clubs, all staff make recommendations. Most Picks are US eds. Monthly. More info »

History Paperback Club

A monthly paperback selection includes mass market and trade pbk fiction. We look for first novels or first books in new series or just something a bit different. US or UK titles. Monthly. More info »

History/Mystery Club

For the reader who delights in historical fction, almost always historical mystery though we’ve been known to sneak one or two great historical fictions into the lineup. Picks are often UK. eds. Monthly. More info »

Modern First Editions

Any significant fiction. It can have a mystery element but is not considered a crime novel. Though we look for new works the Pick can as well be from an established author. Picks are almost always US. You may check new monthly releases on our website or subscribe to our monthly Booknews. Monthly. More info »

Mystery of the Month Club

Need a gift for someone who is difficult to buy for? Would you like to treat yourself to a surprise? We have the perfect gift for you, a gift that lasts the year though. More info »

Surprise Me! Club

This is great fun, a book with unexpected delights whether in subject or in style. It can be a first novel but more usually is from an established author with something fresh. Usually a US ed. Monthly. More info »

Thriller Club

One First per month, mostly signed. More info »


Frequent Questions

What are the club picks?

The monthly club selections are signed true first editions, US or UK.

How does it work?

Each month the club pick is charged to your credit card and shipped to the recipient. If you have other books on order with us, picks will be held and shipped with your other books to reduce shipping costs.

You may resign from a club at any time with the proviso that books already reserved for you will be sent to complete your membership.

How do I join?

To enroll, call, fax, or email us. Phone: 480-947-2974, Fax: 480-945-1023, Email: sales@poisonedpen.com

Can I give a club membership as a gift?

Absolutely! A membership is a terrific gift and is longer lasting than say the contents of the Fruit of the Month Club. Modern Firsts works well for the non-mystery reader.

To sign someone up, contact us with the name and shipping address of the recipient and supply your own credit card number. You will be billed for the book and shipping each time a book is sent.

We will send a Gift Certificate to the recipient to acknowledge the gift.