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- Publication Date: October 28, 2017
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Nicky Abbondonza is Professor of Play Directing at the quaint; yet ridiculously prone to murder and mayhem; Treemeadow College in Vermont. He is a tall and muscular, dark haired, green eyed hunk of a man in proud possession of a “donkey donza”. Not one for false modesty Nicky is nonetheless a delightfully engaging narrator of this story. It’s impossible not to adore him! His loving and beloved husband Noah is, by contrast, a modest man, and is slim with blonde hair and blue eyes. Their adopted eight year old Hawaiian son, Taavi, completes the family perfectly, with the charm, intelligence and wit of a far older child. Together they face dastardly villains, homophobes, assorted egotistical actors and other minor irritants with courage, verve and humour.
Drama Detective finds Nicky and Noah, along with newly adopted Taavi, back at Treemeadow College once again. Since it’s the summer break, Martin Anderson, Theatre Department Head and frequent co-conspirator in Nicky and Noah’s sleuthing, has transformed the college theatre into a professional summer stock venue to try out a new Sherlock Holmes Broadway bound musical; Is Holmes A Homo? With Martin’s long suffering husband, Ruben Markinson, as Producer, we are soon introduced to Author and Musical Director, Mark Melody, along with the actors Ruben has assembled from assorted backgrounds including theatre, day time television, a low budget indie film and pro wrestling. Naturally.
Thus the stage is set for a typical Nicky Abbondonza production, with a cast of characters with more secrets, lies, backstabbing and intrigue than a ‘Republican National Convention.’ Rehearsals begin with cast members dropping like flies and our ‘real life Sherlock Holmes’, Nicky, ably assisted by Noah, Taavi, Nicky’s brother Trevor, and our old friends Martin and Ruben is on the case and determined to find the killer.
Each Nicky and Noah Mystery Series book has a wonderfully twisted plot steeped in farce and absurdist humour. The murder ‘weapons’ are always highly original as is the motive and identity of the murderer. Trying to solve the case , along with the protagonists, is all part of the fun when reading any Joe Cosentino book in this series. One thing I can guarantee; you will not put this book down until you finish, unless it’s to recover from one of the many belly laughs you’ll engage in while reading. Another winner from this gifted author which I have no hesitation in highly recommending.
*** I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review for Divine Magazine ***
Author – Joe Cosentino
Star rating - ★★★★☆
No. of Pages – 217
Cover – Perfect!
POV – 1st person, one character
Would I read it again – Yes
Genre – LGBT, Comedy, Mystery, Murder, Contemporary
** I WAS GIVEN THIS BOOK FOR MY READING PLEASURE **
Reviewed for Divine Magazine
Drama Detective is another top notch comedy from Joe Cosentino. With a cast of characters that can make you smile, laugh and snigger at their woeful dramas, there is something (and someone) for everyone.
The format is back in great form, continuing the tradition of beginning with Nicky directing a play and then evolving into murder before the end of Chapter 1. The cast of characters are a little more catty than usual, this time, as instead of having college kids or amateurs as the actors the characters here are fully credits from hammed up TV shows and theater has-beens. Or rather, never-was stars. The drama these lot face on stage is nothing to what they cause off stage.
I loved that little Taavi was back, as an official member of the family. And Nicky's usual hypochondria hadn't been forgotten, nor was his irrational jealousy as he simmered over the growing closeness of Noah and his brother Tony. It was fun to watch all the family drama pan out, from the 'more sensitive and younger brother' issue to the 'who killed my cast' and the return of long-standing – and long-suffering – detective Joe Manuello.
But, as always, beyond the fun is the real stuff. Stuff that real life has thrown at the LGBT community. Religious freedoms, bigotry, closeted gay men suffering the fear of coming out due to judgment, and the realities of foster care, conversion therapy and children's fear that their families will be broken up by laws and governments who don't support LGBT families. Cosentino manages to challenge all of these real life issues in a way that is both real, heartbreaking but also uplifting, in a way. Because there is always a happy ending and, no matter what the characters have suffered in their lives, they find a way to rise above the struggles.
I never knew a musical production of Sherlock Holmes could be so dangerous! Drama Fraternity is going to be a riot!
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