REVIEW: “DRAMA MUSCLE” by Joe Cosentino


TITLE: Drama muscle
AUTHOR: Joe Cosentino
COVER ART: Denny Minonne
PUBLISHER: Lethe Press
GENRE: Mystery
SERIES: A Nicky and Noah Mystery #2
PRICE: $  7.00
LENGHT: 190 pages
RELEASE DATE: January 2nd, 2016


BLURB: It could be lights out for college theatre professor Nicky Abbondanza. With dead bodybuilders popping up on campus, Nicky, and his favorite colleague/life partner Noah Oliver, must use their drama skills to figure out who is taking down pumped up musclemen in the Physical Education building before it is curtain down for Nicky and Noah. Complicating matters is a visit from Noah’s parents from Wisconsin, and Nicky’s suspicion that Noah may be hiding more than a cut, smooth body. You will be applauding and shouting Bravo for Joe Cosentino’s fast-paced, side-splittingly funny, edge-of-your-seat entertaining second novel in this delightful series. Curtain up and weights up!


lorraineWell it’s official. I’ve added Joe Cosentino to my Bucket List, I seriously need to meet this author, the man is a genius!

Book 1, Drama Queen was always going to be a hard act to follow with its belly ache laughter approach but in this “smirkathong” – yes I was smirking throughout the book, my top lip still aches – the author succeeded in delivering another comic classic!

My boys, Nicky and Noah, AKA as 9 ¼” Sherlock and sexy Watson, are back with more murders to solve (bodies are dropping quicker than any dumbbell drop)! – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle will be turning in his grave, not from the shock factor but from the laughter factor –  the one liners scattered throughout the book would leave Henny Youngman envious, the comic timings were superbly delivered.

Red herrings came thick and fast, as did the colourful characters (lol) and we were even treated to cameo appearances from Dick Danghammer and Marvin Meekbottom.  Every character added value, especially Noah’s dad and mum with her permanently attached camera that took pictures of everything to send back home and I mean everything!  Nicky and Noah’s sexy times were far sexier than book 1’s and yes, I’m smirking again thinking of them.

It was great fun but delivered with precision and excellence, I adored it, unlike the European driving comment……shame on you author!

Five academic Tony Award stars from me (try saying that three times fast – read the book to see what I mean).

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****I would like to thank the author for the opportunity and privilege of reviewing this ARC. My opinions of this book, were entirely my own.****


Amazon Bestselling author Joe Cosentino wrote Drama Queen and Drama Muscle  Nicky and Noah mysteries (Lethe Press), An Infatuation, A Shooting Star, A Home for the Holidays, The Naked Prince and Other Tales from Fairyland (Dreamspinner Press), Cozzi Cove: Bouncing Back (Nine Star Press), Paper Doll (Whiskey Creek Press) and Porcelain Doll (Wild Rose Press) Jana Lane mysteries, 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 Cruise Nicky and Noah mystery (Lethe Press), Satin Doll and China Doll Jana Lane mysteries (Wild Rose Press), and Cozzi Cove: Moving Forward (Nine Star Press).

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