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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
After finishing the Audiobook of The Mystery of Nevermore, book 1 in the series I really wanted to know what happens next with Seb and Calvin. C.S. Poe has not disappointed me. The Mystery of the Curiosities is set only a short time after the first book. Seb and Calvin’s relationship is progressing and Seb’s thoughts turn to being able to go out with Calvin and have a romantic valentines date. However Seb is left notes in quite a dramatic way which pulls him into a compulsion to solve the mystery despite Calvin’s fear for his safety.
The Mystery has been well crafted and kept me guessing right to the end. I kept turning the page only giving in when I couldn’t keep my eyes open. I really liked the way Seb and Calvin’s romance is progressing. It’s not going too fast, they are still getting to know each other and I am eager to see where book 3 takes them. Another really good aspect is the way Calvin’s PTSD is portrayed. Seb, his Dad and Calvin’s partner Quinn are all worried about him and the story doesn’t magically cure his PTSD or pushed it to one side. It is something Calvin needs to face and I’m sure Seb will be there through out.
I am looking forward to book 3!
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