If you’re a huge fan of murder mysteries and true crime — and let’s be real here, who isn’t? — then you’ve probably wished every once in a while that you were a real-life detective that could solve actual cases. (No? Just me?) It may be a bit late for me to hit up the FBI training program, but at least there’s a way to play at being an investigator with the Hunt A Killer subscription box.
- The concept is simple but perfect. For $25, you get sent an entire case file along with everything you need to solve the crime. Well, if you’re smart, that is! You get archival documents, police correspondence, evidence, the victim’s personal effects, newspapers and details surrounding the crime, and more. It’s up to you to put it all together to figure out what actually happened.
- It’s anything but easy. While it may seem like having so much information will make unraveling the case a piece of cake, that’s not the case. Hunt A Killer says that completing one subscription box can take anywhere from two to three hours to over eight depending on who’s working on it. How fast will you be able to do it?
- Thankfully, you can find help online. Hunt A Killer subscription holders can access a private forum as well as a Facebook group where you can share tips and clues to help others out. No spoilers, of course — giving away the answers would take away all the fun.
- There are six “episodes” so far. Hunt A Killer currently has six different “episodes” on offer as part of their subscription box, which comes every month (though you can choose to receive them less frequently or pause your subscription at any time). Each case will take six boxes to complete, since six boxes (or six months) make up a single episode. Sounds confusing, but no more confusing than the cases themselves.
- So where can you subscribe? You can sign up for a subscription via the Hunt A Killer website, or you can even grab a subscription on Amazon, where you’ll get the first box at a discounted price of $25 while further boxes are billed at $33.95. Note that Bolde does use affiliate links and we may make a small profit on any sales completed via links we provide, which we then use to put back into the site to bring you more great content.