Drama Cruise

A Nicky and Noah Mystery Book 3

Fiction - Mystery - Murder
225 Pages
Reviewed on 01/09/2017
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Author Biography

Joe Cosentino was voted favorite LGBT mystery, humorous, and contemporary author of the year by the readers of Divine Magazine for Drama Queen, the first Nicky and Noah mystery. The other Nicky and Noah mysteries are: Drama Muscle (Rainbow Award Honorable Mention), Drama Cruise, Drama Luau, Drama Detective. He is also the author of the Cozzi Cove series: Cozzi Cove: Bouncing Back (Rainbow Award Honorable Mention/TBR Pile Favorite Book of the Month), Cozzi Cove: Moving Forward, Cozzi Cove: Stepping Out, Cozzi Cove: New Beginnings (NineStar Press); the Dreamspinner Press novellas: In My Heart/An Infatuation & A Shooting Star (Rainbow Award Honorable Mention), The Naked Prince and Other Tales from Fairyland (Open Skye Book Reviews Favorite Audiobook of the Month), A Home for the Holidays (Bobby and Paolo's Holiday Stories Book 1), and The Perfect Gift (Bobby and Paolo's Holidays Stories Book 2); and the Jana Lane mysteries: Paper Doll, Porcelain Doll, Satin Doll, China Doll, Rag Doll (The Wild Rose Press). 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. Joe is currently Head of the Department/Professor at a college in upstate New York, and is happily married.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Susan Sewell for Readers' Favorite

Drama Cruise (A Nicky and Noah Mystery Book 3) by Joe Cosentino is an enjoyable murder mystery starring the lovable couple, Nicky and Noah. Producing a murder mystery on an Alaskan cruise with other theater academics, Nicky and Noah are confronted with the calculated demise of a colleague. When another murder is committed, and the victim is another professor, it seems there is a possibility that the drama team is being targeted. Why would anyone hate drama teachers so much that they have the deep-seated need to kill them? Or could it be a homophobic passenger who feels threatened? As the murder count rises, the number of their actors are depleting. Isolated and out at sea, there is nowhere to hide, endangering the passengers. On the positive side, there is a decided limit to the possible suspects. However, if Nicky and Noah don't put their investigating skills to work and get to the bottom of the mystery, there may not be any passengers left to disembark. Or worse, they may not survive the cruise.

Drama Cruise (A Nicky and Noah Mystery Book 3) by Joe Cosentino is a captivating cozy mystery that is engaging and intriguing. I thought the balance between the comedy and the drama was inspired. It is very well done. The characters are charming and entertaining. Nicky and Noah's parents are on the cruise, and their peculiar quirks had me in stitches. Their presence added fantastic comic relief, along with Professor Jeff Harrington. Jeff, a hypochondriac, is spectacularly amusing. This is the delightful third episode in the Nicky and Noah Mystery series. It is a fun-filled and entertaining murder mystery for LGBT cozy mystery fans. The reader needs to be aware that it does contain graphic sexual scenes and is more appropriate for readers over the age of eighteen.