Title: The Mystery of Nevermore (Snow & Winter #1)
Author: C.S. Poe
Publisher: DSP Publications
Release Date: August 30, 2016
Genre(s): Mystery, Suspense
Page Count: 230
Reviewed by: Parvathy
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
Snow & Winter: Book One
It’s Christmas, and all antique dealer Sebastian Snow wants is for his business to make money and to save his floundering relationship with closeted CSU detective, Neil Millett. When Snow’s Antique Emporium is broken into and a heart is found under the floorboards, Sebastian can’t let the mystery rest.
He soon finds himself caught up in murder investigations that echo the macabre stories of Edgar Allan Poe. To make matters worse, Sebastian’s sleuthing is causing his relationship with Neil to crumble, while at the same time he’s falling hard for the lead detective on the case, Calvin Winter. Sebastian and Calvin must work together to unravel the mystery behind the killings, despite the mounting danger and sexual tension, before Sebastian becomes the next victim.
In the end, Sebastian only wants to get out of this mess alive and live happily ever after with Calvin.
The Mystery of Nevermore is an intriguing and charming love story which revolves around the murders which echos Edgar Allen Poe’s stories. What is different about this book is that the author has explored the mystery aspect of this story in a way which reminds us of the classic mysteries/thrillers. There is almost an old world charm to this book.
Sebastian is an antique dealer and in a relationship with closeted cop. In comes to his life Calvin the detective investigating the murders. What I liked is that the book is an intriguing mystery first and foremost and the love story is secondary to that. But in this book that treatment of love story really works. The mystery element is fascinating and I loved how Sebastian sets out to find the truth. There is plenty of clues, old fashioned crime solving, and the story keeps us guessing who is the real murderer till the last reveal. I loved how the relationship of Sebastian and Calvin was developed too. I loved that they both were mature enough to take a stand for what they both believed in and also try and work out their issues. What is also worth mentioning is the very well written secondary characters who enriches the story in their own unique way. Sebastian and his crime solving ways is riveting and will make you turn the pages in anticipation of what is coming next.
This book makes you lost in it and makes you feel as if you are right there in the middle of story with the characters. I had a riveting and exceptional reading experience and will be looking forward to reading what is coming next from Sebastian and Calvin.