September 11, 2018
Cover art: Reese Dante
Genre: Mystery, contemporary romance
2019 Florida Authors & Publishers Association Winner: 2nd Place Adult Mystery
2018 Members' Choice Awards Nominee in:
Main Character (Sebastian Snow)
The Mystery of the Moving Image
Snow & Winter: Book #3
It’s summer in New York City, and antique shop owner Sebastian Snow is taking the next big step in his relationship with NYPD 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.
However, 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.
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
"If you like mysteries with a high level of suspense and more than murder going on, if multilayered characters with flaws are your thing, and if you’re looking for a captivating read that will pull you in from page one, then you will probably like this novel as much as I do." - Rainbow Book Reviews
"I adored this book! I fell in love with Sebastian and Calvin in book one of this series and have eagerly anticipated books two and three ever since. 5 stars!" - Alpha Book Club
"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
"I loved it. From start to finish this story had my full attention." - My Fiction Nook
"Ms. Poe I could read this series forever and never get tired of your wonderful writing." - Gloria Lakritz, Review Chairman, Paranormal Romance Guild
"C.S. Poe will need to really surpass herself after the quality of this mystery plot." - JessieG Book Reviews
"This book really highlighted the vulnerabilities of both Seb and Calvin, and it both touched my heart, and broke it." - Two Chicks Obsessed
Featured Bestseller with Amazon and DSP Publications.
September 2018 Favorite Books with Joyfully Jay
September 2018 Book of the Week with Love Bytes Reviews
September 2018 Book of the Month, 2nd Place with Love Bytes Reviews
September 2018 Recommended Read with Gay Book Reviews
Top 2018 Reads with Gay Book Reviews
2018 Paranormal Romance Guild Reviewer's Choice Awards 1st Place in Best LGBT Mystery novel
2018 Paranormal Romance Guild Reviewer's Choice Awards 1st Place in Best LGBT Mystery series