Title: Drama Queen
Author: Joe Cosentino
Publisher: Lethe Press
Genre: GLBT Romance
Rating: 5 Out Of 5 Stars
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!
Clue meets Treemeadow College, and theatre professor Nicky Abbondanz must followthe evidence to find out who is killing the theatre staff/professors. Making matters a bit more uncomfortable is Nicky’s huge crush on Noah Oliver, a gorgeous assistant professor in his department. However, Noah is also the number one suspect because his tenure has been set aside for two years and he has been placed at all of the murder scenes. Nicky must use his skills as a drama teacher, and he and Noah set out to uncover the truth behind the murders in the same way that Sherlock did with Watson.
You will not want to put down this fast paced, funny, and delicious story created by Joe Cosentino. The characters have depth and feeling as well as humor. Each scene reminds me of my favorite genre: British satire with the speech and actions of the characters. I fell in love with the writing style of Joe and look forward to many more of his creations.
Joe Cosentino is the author of “An Infatuation” (Dreamspinner Press), “Paper Doll,” the first Jana Lane mystery (Whiskey Creek Press), “Drama Queen,” the first Nicky and Noah mystery (Lethe Press-releasing this summer), 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 “Porcelain Doll” (the second Jana Lane mystery), “Drama Muscle” (the second Nicky and Noah mystery), “A Shooting Star” (Dreamspinner Press novella), “A Home for the Holidays” (Dreamspinner Press holiday novella).