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It’s been a full year since the mystery that brought together antique shop owner and part-time amateur sleuth Sebastian Snow with homicide detective Calvin Winter. Patience, sanity, and their very lives have been put to the test, but love has persevered. Although Sebastian is now New York City’s best-known busybody, he’s finished with crime solving and wants nothing more than to plan a romantic budget wedding.  

Then Snow’s Antique Emporium receives a decapitated human head in the mail and the holidays are gory once again. Sebastian patently disregards the mystery of a lifetime because he is done with death and danger — but the killer escalates. Before Sebastian knows it, his closest friends and family are dragged into a series of horrific murders with antiquated clues hinting to the infamous Victorian American Bones Wars. 

The clock is ticking to recover a long-lost artifact linked to paleontologist Edward Drinker Cope and to capture a murderer. But it’s not Sebastian who may become the next target — it’s Calvin.

©2020 C.S. Poe (P)2020 C.S. Poe

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Better than book three but didn't like narration

Good story line as are all of the books in the series. Didn't care for the narrator but he did a better job here than with book three. I still had a hard time distinguishing between characters at times since the narrator doesn't seem to do multiple voices. Still, the reading was acceptable and I enjoyed the plot. Sorry, I admit to being picky about narrators. After all, isn't that why we buy audio books instead of print (or in addition). I like to listen in bed and give my eyes a rest after being on the computer all day.

Joel Leslie and Michael Ferraiuolo are also great narrators but I don't think their voices would be first choice for these particular books. Sorry guys! Maybe Gary Furlong or Michael Pauley........

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enjoyed it - solid 4 stars

Would I listen to it again: yes ✔
Did the story keep me engaged: yes ✔
Was I invested in the characters: yes ✔

📖 Story comment: Good pace, likeable characters, nice flow.
Great story, kept me entertained and guessing - I really enjoyed how much everyone came together to solve this one.

🎧 Narrator comment: I enjoyed Wyatt Baker's narration. He has good cadence, inflections and intonations and it's easy to distinguish the characters from each other.
Overall I enjoyed his performance and he bought the characters of the book to life.

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So we’ll written

These are the series of books that made me a serious C.S. Poe fan. This story is well researched, beautifully plotted and an absolute joy to listen to.

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So good!

Good Lord, I loved this. When this book first was published I began it with some trepidation because it was the end of a series that I've loved from the very beginning and I wanted a proper send-off for one of my favourite couples.

I shouldn't have worried because of course it's great. And now, revisiting it as an audiobook, I only can reafirm what I said before: it's the best in a series of extremely good stories.

Seeing Seb working against time to save Calvin, seeing Neil risking his job to help him; Calvin's partner, Quinn and Max doing their best to help, too... it was simply wonderful. Hell, even Pop helped =D

The mystery had me baffled until Seb explains his reasoning, and as I usually have at least a hint of what's going on, that was also a high selling point.

I will miss these characters, but at least I now have Interlude to look forward :P

Oh, and Wyatt Baker's narration was simply gorgeous ♥

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Good, Solid Ending To The Series

I have enjoyed Seb and Cal's journey and hate to let them go. We get another solid mystery and spend time with favorite secondary characters. For me though, I didn't get enough of Seb and Cal together. And avoiding spoilers, I will just say I wanted more detail in the ending so was left feeling it was a little wanting. It is hard to change narrators during the series but Wyatt Baker does a good job. Overall, definitely worth a credit. I will miss these characters and hope we get to revisit them sometime.

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Sluth Seb is at it again

Super Sluth Sebastian is at it again. This time the reward is much higher. It is up to Sebastian to save Calvin. This book is just as awesome as the rest of them.

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WOW!! This was fantastic!!

This was fantastic!! Sebastian and Calvin are dream worthy! Sebastian owns an antique shop, one day he is sent a package with human remains in it. Calvin is a detective and Sebastian's fiancee. When Calvin is kidnapped, Sebastian must work to solve the mystery of the bones to find him before he dies. This was excellent!! Wyatt Baker did an excellent with the narration!

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Masterfully done

I never thought Sebastian could ever come to life the way Wyatt makes him so. As someone who is absolutely enamored by this series and revists the books often, the emotion i felt from his delivery made it feel like the first time! I laughed. I cried. I was completely sucked into the case. Stunning work!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-14-21

Incredible series

Every boom in the series was absolutely fantastic. Great characters, top notch plot and excellent narration. Highly recommended.

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  • Mrs. E. J. Curtis
  • 01-31-21

Enjoyable Story

This is an interesting story. Well written and with likeable characters. The narration is a little aggressive though.

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  • Dee Slate
  • 10-18-20

Love this series!

This is the final book in the series say it isn't so!) , and it's a beffiting end. Seb has promised not to get involved with anymore murders, until he has no choice in the matter - a severed head will do that! Seb has a real vested interest in solving the mystery .... Cal.
Neil, Seb's ex, redeems himself and there may be a hint of him getting his own story (ok, so I'm hoping!). CS Poe really knows how to write a good mystery - I couldn't figure out the culprit, not until it was obvious. Love this book and the series as a whole.
Wyatt Baker really did a great job with the narration - his snarky Seb is a pleasure and the stoic Cal is spot on. As the narrator to finish out the series, he ihas been a great choice!

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  • Lindsay H.
  • 10-15-20

The Mystery of the Bones

I have loved and enjoyed the Snow and Winter series. Book 4 didn’t disappoint, and in fact exceeded my expectations. I have read the book but hearing Seb and Cal brought to life was a different and fabulous experience. CS Poe brought the writing/story magic and Wyatt Baker gave the two life. You could feel the passion, the love and the pain between Snow and Winter. The inflections and intonation gives the listener the feeling of being a direct spectator in the story while it’s in progress. This is quickly becoming a favorite narrator of mine. And of course this author is a one click for me.