The Mystery of the Moving Image

Snow & Winter: Book Three

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Emporium Press

February 15, 2020

Cover art: Reese Dante

Genre: Amateur sleuth mystery, romance

It’s summer in New York City, and antique shop owner Sebastian Snow is taking the next big step in his relationship with homicide detective, Calvin Winter: they’re moving in together. What should have been a wonderful week of playing house and celebrating Calvin’s birthday comes to an abrupt end when a mysterious package arrives at the Emporium. Inside is a Thomas Edison Kinetoscope, a movie viewer from the nineteenth century, invented by the grandfather of modern cinema, W. K. L. Dickson. And along with it, footage of a murder that took place over a hundred years ago.

 

Sebastian resists the urge to start sleuthing, even if the culprit is long dead and there’s no apparent danger. But break-ins at the Emporium, a robbery, and dead bodies aren’t as easy to ignore, and Sebastian soon realizes that the century-old murder will lead him to a modern-day killer.

 

Even with Sebastian’s vast knowledge of Victorian America and his unrelenting perseverance in the face of danger, this may be the one mystery he won’t survive.
 

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Praise for The Mystery of the Moving Image!

"I love the plot of this book– C.S. Poe manages to provide readers a sweeping background of arcane historical happenings and writes with such clarity and assurance (insert fangirl gushing here.)" - Gay Book Reviews

"This series is seriously addicting!" - The Romance Reviews

"They [Sebastian and Calvin] balance each other out in so many ways. 5 stars!" - Padme's Library

"It was organized, smoothly written, never choppy, and had a nice flow. There was excitement, humor, and charm thrown in with the action and dead folks." - Joyfully Jay Reviews

"It was just so damn good." - Love Bytes Reviews

"Sleuthing is the name of the game, and Mr. Sebastian Snow is the reigning champion." - OptimuMM Reviews

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