The Mystery of the Moving Image

The Mystery of the Moving Image

by C.S. Poe

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Snow & Winter: Book Three

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781640808782
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Publication date: 09/11/2018
Series: Snow & Winter , #3
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 214
Sales rank: 74,965
File size: 2 MB

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The Mystery of the Moving Image 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Fritz409 More than 1 year ago
It was great being back in the lives of Sebastian and Calvin. I love seeing that the two of them are as strong as ever, even though Sebastian's insecurities are giving him doubts. They have moved in together following the destruction in The Mystery of the Curiosities. This time, Sebastian gets a rare object delivered to him with no note as to who sent it. Robberies and murder at the shop seem to be tied to the history associated with the rare object, and of course, Sebastian can't keep his sleuthing in check, even though people tell him to just leave it alone. I'll be honest. There were a couple of times that I wanted to shake Sebastian going off on his own, putting himself in danger. But watching him put the clues together - with help from his wonderful boyfriend Calvin - was a thrill for me. I thought I knew "who did it," changed my mind a couple of times, and was still somewhat surprised at the end. That's a good mystery to me. I LOVED the ending. Even though the series is left in a good spot, I'm hoping and hoping that it will continue because I want more of these two guys.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've thoroughly enjoyed all three of the Snow & Winter series, as well C.S. Poe's other offerings. Hoping for a Snow & Winter 4. What kind of wedding will Seb and Cal have while unraveling yet another crime? The possibilities are endless: a rare silver service tutns up or goes missing? An antique ivory...something or other inspires a crime? Seb's ring turns out to be part of a stash of jewelry looted from a museum? Keep going CS!!!!
MaraJ73 More than 1 year ago
When Sebastian Snow receives one of the most unigue items he probably has ever seen, a working kenitiscope with a film reel he is completely confused as there is no information who sent it or why. Upon viewing the film he sees something he never thought possible, footage of a live murder from over 100 years ago. Can Calvin help him solve the century old murder and will solving Seb's case lead to solving the murders happening since receiving the film? I didn't think it possible but I loved The Mystery of the Moving Image even more than the first two in the Snow & Winter series. Perhaps it's the movie lover in me that felt more connected to this one. Whatever the reason, Moving Image is brilliant! Intriguing, interesting, unique, and once again fun. That's right, CS Poe has made antiquing and murder fun I won't say anything more about the plot and as far as Seb and Calvin's relationship goes I love how they keep moving forward. Calvin knows that Seb probably won't listen to him when he tells him to stay out of it and although this probably frustrates him he just takes a deep breath and does what he can to minimize the fallout. They balance each other out in so many ways. As I just found this series I was able to read them one right after the other but I fear now that I will have to wait a while for the next installment but I know it will be well worth it and I eagerly await the wonders that Seb finds at his door next. I suppose technically each book is a standalone as the mystery begins and ends within the covers but I highly recommend reading them in order as the relationship between Seb and Calvin grows and there are minor mentions to the previous cases.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a terrific third volume in the series. Sebastian and Calvin's relationship continues to evolve, and the mystery this time involved a 120 year-old murder (lots of geeky historical details). Highly recommended to fans of Rhys Ford, KJ Charles, and Josh Lanyon. -- lyradora
GlassRose More than 1 year ago
I really, really enjoyed this story. The history and mystery were very well integrated (and I personally learned quite a bit) and nicely resolved, which always makes me happy. But I think the best part was watching the evolution of Seb and Calvin's relationship along with that of Seb and Neil, who has gone from someone I really didn't like to a character I can't wait to learn more about. All three books are well worth your time and hard earned cash--buy them all at once and read them in order. Once you start the first one you're going to want to anyway.
kcp59 More than 1 year ago
There is nothing better than being back in Snow and Winter's world. C.S. Poe has created such beloved characters with these two. They are such multi-dimensional, layered guys. Fragile, strong, loving, imperfectly perfect men. Sebastian and Calvin have been together for six months and are moving in together. The romance between these two is portrayed with real life color. Though they are not perfect, they are perfect for each other. Each has their own insecurities but together they make such a strong, loving unit. The mystery will keep you guessing. You will not be able to stop reading until you reach the end! Add in the wonderful supporting characters of Max, Pop, Neil and Dillon(the pup) and this book is a winner. I look forward to more to come in this series.