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Publisher's Summary

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 brings 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.

©2017 C. S. Poe (P)2017 DSP Publications

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hard to enjoy book when you hate main character

Not sure the writer fully understands police procedure, relationships, physiology, or human nature. Good grasp of male anatomy, though. Could've used a warning in the description about the graphic sex.

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Frustrating!

The main character is one of the most frustrating I've encountered. It was like watching a bad horror movie. Don't go into the basement! And he does, over and over and over again. No mystery here just a character that I wished the killer would kill.
I stopped listening with over 4 hours left to hear. I couldn't take the predictability of every scene.

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Love this Series

What did you love best about The Mystery of the Curiosities?

It's a great mystery

What did you like best about this story?

The characters are great

Any additional comments?

This is a fun series and Derrick McClain is spot on

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I didn't see that coming!

I loved the first book and this one was even better. Although I don't care much for winter snow, I adore the team of Winter & Snow.
I like that both Cal and Seb are as flawed as any human. I love how they compliment each other's weakness and help when they can. I will be eagerly awaiting book 3.