August 4th, 2019

andrew potter

Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention: Drama Detective (Nicky and Noah mystery #5) by Joe Cosentino

Drama Detective: A Nicky and Noah Mystery (Nicky and Noah Mysteries) (Volume 5)

"I’m a huge fan of Sherlock Holmes, and so was looking forward to this one. It did not disappoint. To say it’s tongue in cheek would of course be an understatement, but what surprised (and gladdened) me was the amount of heart in the story, particularly in the family dynamics and relationships between Nicky, Noah, and Taavi. There are a lot of sobering issues addressed in this book, but the over-the-top silliness that abounds coupled with the uncomplicated prose delivery softens the blow and allows for the dark to work together with the light. Though some of the jokes got repetitive, there were also several comic gems that had me laughing out loud. I enjoyed this! It put a smile on my face."

Theater professor Nicky Abbondanza is directing a Sherlock Holmes musical in a professional summer stock production at Treemeadow College, co-starring his husband and theatre professor colleague Noah Oliver as Dr. John Watson. When cast members begin toppling over like hammy actors at a curtain call, Nicky dons Holmes’ persona on stage and off. Once again Nicky and Noah will need to use their drama skills to figure out who is lowering the street lamps on the actors before the handsome couple get half-baked on Baker Street. You will be applauding and shouting Bravo for Joe Cosentino’s fast-paced, side-splittingly funny, edge-of-your-seat entertaining fifth novel in this delightful series. Curtain up, the game is afoot!

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