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New Mystery Guild Book Subscription – First Box for $1 + Shipping

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Mystery Guild Book Club is a mystery genre book subscription from the same company behind Book of the Month!

They currently have a first book for a $1 deal! (Shipping is $4.99). No coupon needed – just use this link! Or if you buy two books for your first month, shipping is free:

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After that, subscribers are charged for 2 book credits ($13.99 each) every month – but you can skip anytime.

What do you think of this mystery book subscription? Here are more details on how it works:

Save with member credits.

On the first of each month 2 Member Credits are available to purchase for $13.9 9each.
A Member Credit can be redeemed to purchase any book on the site.

Skip any month.

If you don’t want your monthly Member Credits, visit the site and click “SKIP” by the 10th of the month.
If you don’t click “SKIP”, we will automatically purchase your credits for you using your credit card on file.

Cancel anytime.

There is no obligation to buy and you can cancel your membership anytime by calling1-855-203-1744.

Written by Liz Cadman

Liz Cadman

Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She’s been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!

All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.


  1. In reading the website the cost is $13.99 per book and free shipping if you buy 2 books. I agree with the other post that it would be cheaper to buy thru amazon. I did join BOM, but I really did not like last months options, but had to take one because they did not have “Skip a Month” until March. This is my last month with BOM and I am not sure if I will renew.

  2. I’m going to have to read more about this. I don’t really understand the “member credit” thing. Why not just charge for a book? Hmm…

    • So they can charge you without having to actually send you a book.

  3. AARGH! What to do? I love my BOTM and I’m a huge mystery fan. I’ll have to look at my budget.

  4. Oh noooo! I JUST discovered BOTM in January. Now you’re telling me there’s a BOTM of mystery books?!?! My wallet is in trouble!

  5. I feel like $13.99 a book is really expensive. Going to the website just looking up the first book in their new arrivals (The Passenger) – amazon has it used starting at $8 and the kindle book is only $11.99. I guess I am not seeing the value here like with BOTM.

    • I hear you but I admit I’m still pretty old school when it comes to books and always prefer a crisp, new hardcover book over its paperback counterpart or the digital version. I so wish I could make the conversion…even my father has jumped on the kindle bandwagon(!!!) but I just love that tactile experience of a hardcover. I need to get with the times but I just can’t seem to get there!!!

      So if you want a guaranteed new, pristine hardcover book, this is still a better deal than the hardcover Amazon Prime books – The Passenger is currently $17.76, for example (and some of the cheaper “new” books I’ve bought through resellers on the Amazon marketplace don’t really qualify as new in my warped and picky world – again, I’m a stickler when it comes to wanting that crisp, perfect book…I’m weird!)

      So, if you’re weird like me, this is actually a good deal. But for most normal people, I agree with you, you can read the exact same books for less money through other channels.

      • You’re not the only one. I love the feel and smell of a new book. It’s all part of the experience for me, almost as much as the story itself. I’ve just not gotten the “hang” of flipping the pages on the iPad. I have a physical “need” to turn a page. That said, I may hold off and see how this one goes and if the value seems to improve a little. I’m well stocked on books right now so I’m not in a rush.

        • I like real books also, though I prefer paperbacks. BUT I use the crap out of my Kindle. It’s funny, after I read the Kindle for several books, I find I am just touching the page waiting for it to turn lol!

          • That just made me laugh so hard….I have the funniest picture in my head of you sitting there with your finger on the corner of your book waiting for the page to turn. Totally hysterical! (And totally something I could see myself doing!)

  6. LOL, this feels like mid-90’s book clubs! 10 books for 1 cent each!!! …and automatically get charged for 3 more every month.

  7. You had me at “from the same company behind Book of the Month”! …I’m in.

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