Rag Doll

A Jana Lane Mystery (book 5)

Fiction - Mystery - Murder
260 Pages
Reviewed on 11/11/2016
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Author Biography

Bestselling author Joe Cosentino won Divine Magazine’s awards for best mystery novel, best humorous novel, and best contemporary novel of 2015. He is the author of the Jana Lane mysteries: PAPER DOLL, PORCELAIN DOLL, SATIN DOLL, CHINA DOLL, and the upcoming RAG DOLL (The Wild Rose Press); the Nicky and Noah mysteries: DRAMA QUEEN, DRAMA MUSCLE, and the upcoming DRAMA CRUISE (Lethe Press); the Cozzi Cove beach series: COZZI COVE: BOUNCING BACK and COZZI COVE: MOVING FORWARD (NineStar Press); the romance novellas: IN MY HEART anthology (AN INFATUATION and A SHOOTING STAR), A HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS, and THE NAKED PRINCE AND OTHER TALES FROM FAIRYLAND (Dreamspinner Press); and THE NUTCRACKER AND THE MOUSE KING (Eldridge Plays and Musicals). As an actor, he has appeared in principal 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

Rag Doll (A Jana Lane Mystery) by Joe Cosentino is a sleuth murder mystery story about an actress who solves mysteries. Wherever Jana Lane is, murders seem to follow. Jana Lane is making a comeback after being out of the movies for several years. Now she is starring in a new television series. An old friend, who is an ex-detective, and her young son are her co-stars. The first day on the set, there is a lot of tension between the guest star and some of the other actors. The guest star's agent is poisoned and dies while a scene is being shot. Before Jana or the police can figure out a suspect, there is another death that is questionable in nature. Who is the killer? There is some homophobic hostility between the guest star's entourage and the other actors. Could it be one of them?

Rag Doll (A Jana Lane Mystery) by Joe Cosentino is a stimulating murder mystery story about a murder on a television production set. It takes place in the nineteen-eighties and for those of us who were there, it is a great blast from the past. It was interesting to find out what happens behind the scenes on a production set. It was informative, entertaining and fun. I love and admire the main character, Jana Lane. Not only is she a great amateur detective, she is a remarkable woman with an open and giving heart. This is a wonderful cozy mystery that warms the heart, despite the fact that it involves death. This is an amazing murder mystery with a spectacular heroine, and I recommend it to all readers who are cozy mystery fans. Although this book is part of a series, it is a great stand-alone. Love, love, love this book! I am so glad that I had the opportunity to read and review it. I am looking forward to more Jana Lane stories in the future!