Rating: 3.75 stars out of 5
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!
Drama Muscle (Nicky and Noah Mystery #2) by Joe Cosentino is high entertainment. Campy, fun! The snappy dialog flies as fast as the bodies fall. Joe Cosentino takes his couple on a wild, bumpy ride of their lives as Noah’s parents decend on the couple for a visit just as Nicky and Noah are asked to help with a bodybuilders contest that starts to go very wrong. Add to that the fact that Noah is acting very suspicious. But what’s a little or a lot of drama in the lives of these two?
I met these two in the story, Drama Queen, another fast paced fun novel. This takes that up several notches. Nicky and Noah’s relationship is established for one thing and they are debating taking it further (or Noah’s parents are) into marriage. No rest for either man as each is tugged hither and yonder in search for the murderer and things to keep Noah’s parents happily entertained and outdoing their friends back home.
Everything about this story is wonderfully over the top! The murders, the hilarious romances, each scene funny as the body count gets higher. Do you get emotionally invested in the victims? No. Did I mind? No. This is comedy, not drama and I could see it playing out on stage as it flowed across my Kindle. The tale was done and the murderer caught before I blinked and Nicky and Noah had done it again. Treemeadow College was safe until the next murderer arrives.
Need a dose of slapstick and romance in your life (and at the moment who doesn’t)? Make your acquaintance with Nicky and Noah and their Mystery series. You could start here. It certainly works as a stand alone but starting at the beginning is so much fun. Grab up both and read them together. And let the chuckles ensue!
Cover art reminds me of a old time theatre poster and works perfectly.
Kindle Edition, 175 pages
Published December 30th 2015 by Lethe Press
SeriesNicky and Noah Mystery #2
Other Editions (2)
Drama Muscle (Nicky and Noah Mystery #2)
Drama Muscle: A Nicky and Noah Mystery