The Mystery of the Spirits
Snow & Winter: Book Five

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Emporium Press
December 30, 2021
Series: Snow & Winter

Cover art: Reese Dante
Genre: Amateur sleuth mystery, romance

Antique dealer Sebastian Snow and homicide detective Calvin Winter have been happily married for a year and a half. In that time, there’s been nary a mystery in sight, and for a recovering sleuth like Sebastian, nothing more compelling than the curiosities that pass through his shop is exactly the kind of life he needs.

That is, until Calvin’s lieutenant enters the Emporium and demands insight on a bizarre Victorian object known as a spiritoscope, hailing from the early days of the Spiritualism movement. Sebastian’s extensive knowledge of all things strange leads him to consulting for the NYPD—putting him at odds with his husband, into a battle of wits with detectives, and pulled into a dangerous scavenger hunt across the city that, if Sebastian doesn’t step up to the challenge, will result in a whole lot of death.

Mystery, murder, and marriage… Sebastian’s back.

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Praise for The Mystery of the Spirits!

"Highly recommended – this is another wonderful addition to this favorite series." - Love Bytes Reviews

"OMG a magical gift." - Paranormal Romance Guild

"In addition to the meticulous research and intricate crafting of the murder plot, Poe tosses in a few good suspects and deftly ties it all together in a denouement that is equal part terrifying and very satisfying." - Sinfully Good Gay Book Reviews

"Intriguing, well-written, captivating, I found it difficult to put it down. Very recommendable!" - Bayou Book Junkie

"Poe is amazing at research and historical detail and I feel like I always learn something interesting (and crazy) when I read her books." - Joyfully Jay Reviews

"Ms. Poe scores a win every novel with her plots – intricate thrillers which always surprise and delight. Her wise placement of historical oddities elevates each book into a teaching moment, while entertaining her audience. The mystery is never formulaic, the bogey men arise from unexpected directions and the murder an unforeseen choice, despite some well-placed clues." - Kimmers' Erotic Book Banter