Drama Cruise by Joe Cosentino ~ Book Review by Brandilyn

Title: Drama Cruise
Series: Nicky and Noah Mysteries #3

Author: Joe Cosentino

Publisher: Lethe Press

Cover Artist: unkown

Rating: 4 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 11/22/2016

Length: Novel (~ 50K-100K)

Genre: Gay, Gay Fiction, Gay Romance, Mystery/Thriller


Theater professors and couple, Nicky Abbondanza and Noah Oliver, are going overboard as usual, but this time on an Alaskan cruise, where dead college theater professors are popping up everywhere from the swimming pool to the captain’s table. Further complicating matters are Nicky’s and Noah’s parents as surprise cruise passengers, and Nicky’s assignment to direct a murder mystery dinner theater show onboard ship. Nicky and Noah will need to use their drama skills to figure out who is bringing the curtain down on vacationers before it is lights out for the handsome couple. You will be applauding and shouting Bravo for Joe Cosentino’s fast-paced, ribald, edge-of-your-seat entertaining third novel in this delightful series. Curtain up and ship ahoy!

My View:

While each story in the Nicky and Noah mysteries series can be read as a stand alone, I highly recommend reading all three stories in order. You get to know more about our main characters, and some of the supporting ones, that way.

The Nicky and Noah Mysteries series are perfect for fans of the Cozy Mystery sub-genre. They mix tongue-in-cheek humor, over-the-top characters, a wee bit of political commentary, and suspense into a sweet little mystery solved by Nicky and Noah, theatre professors for whom all the world’s a stage. These thespians put their skills to work on a cruise where their fellow professors are being knocked off one by one.

Drama Cruise has a little more explicit sex than the first two books in the series, which actually disappointed me a bit. I liked the “don’t ask” (and similar) version of fade to black that Cosentino utilized in the first installments. Though Cosentino’s dry humor still comes through on every page. We also get to see Nicky and Noah face adversity, well adversity of the non-murder variety.

I would be happy to see Nicky and Noah back for more hijinx.


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I would like to thank the author for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

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