College theatre professor Nicky Abbondanza has a mystery on his hands as a murderer sets his sights on the college campus of Treemeadow College. Nicky has a huge crush on the prime suspect, Noah Oliver, an assistant professor whose tenure has been stymied by two of the victims. With the body count rising, Nicky teams up with Noah to find a killer before its lights out for Nicky and his colleges. This fast-paced, hilariously funny, entertaining novel will have you on the edge of your seat as you try to figure out who-dun-it!
I absolutely loved this book. Nicky has been harboring a crush on assistant professor Noah Oliver since they met, but never acts upon it because Noah always has some graduate assistant hanging around suggesting he may, or may not, already be in a relationship. When Noah is up for tenure, the professors opposing his tenure begin dropping like flies. When the police hit a brick wall in trying to solve this case, they call upon Nicky and Noah to use their drama skills to find a killer.
This book is told from Nicky’s point of view, meaning we are privy to his private thoughts, which are quite humorous considering many of these thoughts initially focus on his giant penis and his crush on Noah. As the murder victims start piling up, Nicky thinks of himself as a “Sherlock Holmes” as he tries to unravel the mystery.
For me, this book was a hit because it combined a bit of mystery with some romance and a heavy scoop of drama. The mystery took me on a journey with plenty of twists and turns and left me questioning who the murderer was. The romance portion was cute and sexy all rolled into one. While Nicky and Noah eventually end up in bed together, the scenes fit the story’s pace and are glossed over. As for the drama, this book has drama on every page, and for those of us who appreciate the theater, there is plenty of behind the scenes happenings!
As you head out to the pool or the beach, bring along Drama Queen for an entertaining read featuring two gay drama professors as they try to solve the murders of their colleagues before the murderer decides to drop the curtain on them. I highly recommend!
Note from the author: Due to a technical error, for a short period of time some people who purchased from Amazon the Kindle version of DRAMA QUEEN, the first Nicky and Noah mystery by Joe Cosentino published by Lethe Press, did not receive the entire ebook. If this happened to you, our sincere apologies. The problem has been corrected. Please update your Kindle file and you will have the entire book. If you have a problem, please contact me at http://www.JoeCosentino.weebly.com. If you purchased it on Amazon and returned it for refund, please purchase it again and enjoy the full book! The paperback and audiobook were not affected by this technical error. Thank you! Joe Cosentino