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Drama Queen by Joe Cosentino

 
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Book Series
A Nicky and Noah Mystery #1
About the Author
Amazon Bestselling author Joe Cosentino is the author of AN INFATUATION and A SHOOTING STAR (Dreamspinner Press), PAPER DOLL Jana Lane mystery 1 (Whiskey Creek Press), DRAMA QUEEN Nicky and Noah mystery 1 (Lethe Press), A HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS (Dream
Publisher
Publication Date
June 06, 2015
Pages
196
ISBN
1590214676
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.

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Such fun!
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I am not used to reading books that make me snigger out loud, but in Drama Queen Joe Cosentino has struck a great balance between his use of tongue in cheek humour and a compelling mystery which we want to see solved.
Everything about this story is over-the-top from the very stylised characters to Nicky's descriptions of his daily routine to the amount of murders! For me, Drama Queen is a mix between Miss Marple, Cluedo and Columbo! I regularly smiled as one minute I would picture Nicky and Noah as Robert Downey-Junior's Sherlock and Jude Law's Watson, and the next both clad in the classic tweed of Agatha Christie's female detective!
If there are times that Joe Cosentino wants us to take the story seriously, then I think we miss this - although he definitely makes us work hard before we reach the 'big reveal'. What I mean here is that the plot is fairly involved and at times several characters blur into one another, or we wonder what their significance actually is. Although I enjoyed this story, for these reasons I could not have finished it in one-sitting.
Nicky and Noah are a cute couple and their romance certainly added an element to Drama Queen though at times I felt that the story would have been just as good without it.
Nicky is definitely a lead character in his own production and that is why he work's so well as the story's narrator.
Drama Queen is unconventional. but clever, and Joe Cosentino has worked hard to ensure that his reader will enjoy his story!

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