Title: Drama Queen
Series: A Nicky and Noah Mystery
Release Date: June 6, 2015
Author: Joe Cosentino
Genre: Gay Fiction/Comedy/Mystery/Suspense
Length: 194 Pages
Publisher: Lethe Press
Heat Level: Moderate
It could be curtains for college theatre professor Nicky Abbondanza. With dead bodies popping up all over campus, Nicky must use his drama skills to figure out who is playing the role of murderer before it is lights out for Nicky and his colleagues. Complicating matters is Nicky's huge crush on Noah Oliver, a gorgeous assistant professor in his department, who may or may not be involved with a cocky graduate assistant...and is also the top suspect for the murders! You will be applauding and shouting Bravo for Joe Cosentino's fast-paced, side-splittingly funny, edge-of-your-seat, delightfully entertaining novel. Curtain up!
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DRAMA QUEEN (a Nicky and Noah mystery)
a comedy/mystery/romance novel
by JOE COSENTINO
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Mystery, suspense, comedy, and romance, are just a few of the delights you will get when you read Drama Queen, by Joe Cosentino. This is a fast paced story, about murder, that will wrap you up in the daily activities of college kids, their professors, and staff. A who-done-it mystery that will keep you guessing until the very end. And, it seems that almost everyone is a suspect.
Nicky Abbondanza is a college theater professor who has his eyes on Noah Oliver, an assistant professor in his department. Every time he sees Noah he is talking to someone else so he “assumes” he is in a relationship already. Once they get their stories straight and confess their feelings they make haste in making up for lost time.
Not only are they compatible in the bedroom, but they make a good detective team, as well. Why do they need to be detectives? People are being murdered, one after the other, and right under their noses, in the theatrics department.
The police are not getting anywhere finding the culprit so Nicky and Noah are asked to put their theatrics background to use and figure out who is killing off their co-workers and friends. There is a pretty big cast of characters and once they start digging into the background of some of them, more than one have motive to kill
Joe keeps the story fun and interesting as you, the reader, are also trying to figure out who the killer is. Right up until the very end, he keeps the suspense and mystery alive. Several times I thought I had it figured out only to be proven I had not. When the killer was exposed I admit he was not who I thought or even considered. And, I liked that a lot. I want a mystery that is a mystery. I don’t like knowing within the first few chapters who the bad guy is. Kinda takes away the fun of reading the story and Joe worked his magic giving you a suspenseful tale.
The story is told from Nicky’s point of view. I love how the author is always taking us inside the characters head giving us a deeper insight to his feelings. We get little snippets of his thoughts as the story unfolds and it will have you bursting with laughter many times. Joe is very clever with his storytelling, always throwing out innuendos that mean something else and it’s quite funny.
As Nicky and Noah get further into their own investigation they take on role-playing to get the answers they need. From impersonating a porn star to playing a reporter nothing is too much if it gets the answers they need. Considering they could be the next victim, they work diligently for clues.
Drama Queen is a fun, lighthearted, and enjoyable read. I have to say that it was really nice to sit down with a story that is mostly comedy with a dash of romance brewing on the side. Nicky and Noah share a few intimate moments that were carefree and romantic. I will be anxious to see what mischievousness they find themselves in next. And, I have no doubt that they will find themselves mixed up in something as the both like to be involved in the action around them. In the best way, of course.
Overall, I really enjoyed the story and I know I was either smiling or laughing through most of it. Joe has a very descriptive narrative that sets the scene perfectly. When you throw that together with the author’s sense of humor and a fast-paced dialogue, you end up with a very enlightening and gratifying story. A story that I would recommend to everyone who loves a good mystery with comedy and romance.
About the Author...
Joe Cosentino is the author of An Infatuation (Dreamspinner Press), Paper Doll the first Jana Lane mystery (Whiskey Creek Press), and The Nutcracker and the Mouse King (Eldridge Plays and Musicals). He has appeared in principal acting roles in film, television, and theatre, opposite stars such as Bruce Willis, Rosie O’Donnell, Nathan Lane, Holland Taylor, and Jason Robards. His one-act plays, Infatuation and Neighbor, were performed in New York City. He wrote The Perils of Pauline educational film (Prentice Hall Publishers). Joe is currently Head of the Department/Professor at a college in upstate New York, and is happily married. His upcoming novels are Drama Muscle the second Nicky and Noah mystery (Lethe Press), A Shooting Star (Dreamspinner Press novella), A Home for the Holidays (Dreamspinner Press holiday novella), and Porcelain Doll the second Jana Lane mystery.
Web site: http://www.JoeCosentino.weebly.com
UPDATE FROM THE AUTHOR:
Due to a technical error, for a short period of time some people who purchased from Amazon the Kindle version of DRAMA QUEEN, the first Nicky and Noah mystery by Joe Cosentino published by Lethe Press, did not receive the entire ebook. If this happened to you, our sincere apologies. The problem has been corrected. Please update your Kindle file and you will have the entire book. If you have a problem, please contact me at: http://www.JoeCosentino.weebly.com. If you purchased it on Amazon and returned it for refund, please purchase it again and enjoy the full book! The paperback and audiobook were not affected by this technical error. Thank you! Joe Cosentino