DSP Publications
March 7, 2017
ISBN: 978-1-63533-265-0

Cover art: Reese Dante

Genre: Mystery, contemporary romance

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2018 Lambda Literary Finalist in

Gay Mystery

2018 Finalist in Romantic Suspense with EPIC e-Book Awards

The Mystery of the Curiosities

Snow & Winter: Book #2

Life has been pretty 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 only cause for concern is whether Calvin should be taken on a romantic date. It’s only when an unknown assailant smashes the Emporium’s window and leaves a peculiar note behind, that all 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. With each clue that’ll bring 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!

“…Bottom line is, I adore these books.” – Gay Book Reviews


“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


“A fantastic job done by Ms. Poe. I will be waiting with bated breath for Sebastian and Calvin’s next adventure!” – Gay Book Reviews


The Mystery of the Curiosities was entertaining, engaging and highly readable.” – Sinfully Gay Romance Book Reviews


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


“They are [Sebastian and Calvin] both really sweet and I felt myself rooting for them and their relationship all the way through, their romance is both realistic and believable.” – Alpha Book Club


"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

“For mystery lovers, this is a must read full of action, suspense, danger, and a not-so-easy solving of the crimes.” – The Novel Approach


“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


“Can’t wait to see what shenanigans these two get up to in Book 3.” – Oh My Shelves


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

"I thought this book was a good continuation of the series. The pace was on point, the clues were timely enough to keep things interesting and the red herring was pretty well executed." - Binge on Books

"I HIGHLY recommend these novels, and suggest you go get them if you have not read them yet." - The Tipsy Bibliophile

"I kept turning the page only giving in when I couldn’t keep my eyes open. 4.5 stars!" - Open Skye Book Reviews

YouTube review of The Mystery of the Curiosities available - Christina's Bookshelf

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2017 Members' Choice Awards Nominee in:

Law Enforcement


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2017 Paranormal Romance Guild Reviewer's Choice Awards 1st Place in Best LGBT Mystery novel

2017 Paranormal Romance Guild Reviewer's Choice Awards 3rd Place in Best LGBT Mystery series

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