The Mystery of the Curiosities

Snow & Winter: Book Two

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Emporium Press

February 14, 2020

Cover art: Reese Dante

Genre: Amateur sleuth mystery, romance

Life has been great for Sebastian Snow. The Emporium is thriving and his relationship with NYPD homicide detective, Calvin Winter, is everything he’s ever wanted. With Valentine’s Day around the corner, Sebastian’s sole concern is whether Calvin would enjoy a romantic date. It’s only when an unknown assailant smashes the Emporium’s window and leaves a peculiar note behind that all holiday plans get pushed aside in favor of another mystery.

 

Sebastian is quickly swept up in a series of grisly yet seemingly unrelated murders. The only connection tying the deaths together are curiosities from the lost museum of P.T. Barnum. Despite Calvin’s attempts to keep Sebastian out of the investigation, someone is forcing his hand, and it becomes apparent that the entire charade exists for Sebastian to solve. But with each clue that brings him closer to the killer, he’s led deeper into Calvin’s official cases. 

 

It’s more than just Sebastian’s livelihood and relationship on the line—it’s his very life.
 

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Praise for The Mystery of the Curiosities!

 

“I am in awe of C.S. Poe’s writing skills and admire the deftness with which she crafts a mystery while building this weird, touching, supportive, deeply sensual, quirky relationship between Sebastian and Calvin…” – Gay Book Reviews

 

“Clever, witty, sexy…” – Bayou Book Junkie

 

"I rarely give 5 stars as a reviewer, primarily because one of the biggest qualifiers for me for a 5 star is that it must be something I want to re-read. In this case, not only do I want to re-read, but I want to re-listen, and I want to do it very soon." - Two Chicks Obsessed

 

“The murder mystery is clever and entertaining. The dialogue is witty and fun. The MCs are lovable. There’s lots to like about this series.” – It’s About the Book

 

“If you’re into detective stories with an intellectual edge, this is a good book to read.” – Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words

"I kept turning the page only giving in when I couldn’t keep my eyes open." - Open Skye Book Reviews

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