The Poisoned Pen’s Book Clubs

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Once in a while, it’s time to remind you about the Poisoned Pen’s Book Clubs. July is perfect as the dividing point in the year.

The new cycle begins with July to December, earning members of each club but Mystery of the Month a $25 Gift Certificate to spend in January. January seems a long way off but we already see a wealth of wonderful books publishing then.
Here’s what you need to know about the Book Clubs.

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 »

Cozy Crimes Club

For the reader of Cozy Crimes. Members of this club will receive books published in the US or the UK. Six signed hardcovers per year. More info »

Discovery Club

For the reader who likes to discover new fresh fiction. 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. The First Mystery Club will be one signed first 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 »

SciFi/Fantasy/Horror Club

This club is smaller, 6 books per year, and all signed hardcovers. For fans of science fiction, fantasy, and horror. 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 »