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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!
©2016 Joe Cosentino (P)2017 Joe Cosentino
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By Christocracy on 11-17-17

Repetitive everything

An editor was sorely lacking. Also it better than the character PJ from the first book but the way the student talk is so frustrating. There is plenty of slang and jargon amount college students but most are well spoken, not using filler words to the point of being unintelligible and definitely able to shut it off when it’s serious time. But the worst is that so very many of the metaphors were televangelist centered, I enjoy the general theme of religious humor as metaphors but the word televangelist stands out too much to use that often.
Poor handling of what was clearly sexual harassment of the female student too. Was I supposed to be seriously disappointed with the main character? Because I was, she was saying no, it was clear.

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By Cat on 05-08-17

Comedy, mystery, and romance all in one!

What did you love best about Drama Muscle?

I love the humor.

What did you like best about this story?

I liked the mystery but I also enjoyed when Noah's parents came to visit, and Noah's mom is always sending pictures to her friend and comparing them to her friend's gay son. It's hilarious.

What about Chip Hurley’s performance did you like?

I Liked Chip's performance. I think he captured Nickey quite well though I imagined Noah and Martin more reversed in their speech.
I think Chip did a good job narrating and adding humor where it fit in.

Who was the most memorable character of Drama Muscle and why?

Nickey. I love how Nickey is always trying to snoop around and solve a mystery.

Any additional comments?

Drama Muscle is book two In the Nickey and Noah Mysteries. The stories stand alone fairly well, but I think you would enjoy it better if you read them in order to get to know more about them.
Drama Muscle is about Nickey and Noah stepping in to help stage the Muscle competition in Tree Meadow college where they work. Suddenly the students and teachers start dropping dead, and Nickey is back to trying to solve the mystery and clear his name as he is the one always finding the bodies.
If you haven't read any of this series and love a good laugh and cozy mystery you should really pick this up. The story is chock full of great characters, humor and mystery plus the romance between Nicky and Noah. I highly recommend this book and series!

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