Joe Cosentino

Biography

JOE COSENTINO was voted Favorite MM Mystery, Humorous, and Contemporary Author of the Year by the readers of Divine Magazine for Drama Queen, the first Nicky and Noah mystery novel. He is also the author of the remaining Nicky and Noah mysteries: Drama Muscle, Drama Cruise, Drama Luau, Drama Detective, Drama Fraternity, Drama Castle, Drama Dance, Drama Faerie, Drama Runway, Drama Christmas, Drama Pan, Drama TV, Drama Oz; the Player Piano Mysteries: The Player and The Player’s Encore; the Jana Lane Mysteries: Paper Doll, Porcelain Doll, Satin Doll, China Doll, Rag Doll; the Cozzi Cove series: Cozzi Cove: Bouncing Back, Moving Forward, Stepping Out, New Beginnings, Happy Endings; the In My Heart Anthology: An Infatuation & A Shooting Star; the Tales from Fairyland Anthology: The Naked Prince and Other Tales from Fairyland and Holiday Tales from Fairyland; the Bobby and Paolo Holiday Stories Anthology: A Home for the Holidays, The Perfect Gift, The First Noel; and the Found At Last Anthology: Finding Giorgio and Finding Armando. His books have won numerous Book of the Month awards and Rainbow Award Honorable Mentions. As an actor, Joe appeared in principal roles in film, television, and theatre, opposite stars such as Bruce Willis, Rosie O’Donnell, Nathan Lane, Jason Robards, and Holland Taylor. He received his Master of Fine Arts degree from Goddard College, Master’s degree from SUNY New Paltz, and is currently a happily married college theatre professor/department chair residing in New York State.

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Series

Nicky and Noah Mysteries
College theatre professor Nicky Abbondanza and his favorite colleague/life partner Noah Oliver must use their drama skills to figure out these fast-paced and laugh-out-loud funny who-done-its.
A Jana Lane Mystery
Divine Magazine’s favorite mystery author of 2015, Joe Cosentino, who has acted opposite stars like Bruce Willis, Nathan Lane, Rosie O’Donnell, Holland Taylor, and Jason Robards, has created a mystery romance series set in the glamourous world of moviemaking. Jana Lane was America’s most famous child star until she attacked on the studio lot at eighteen. Now a middle-aged beauty living in a mansion with her family in gorgeous Hudson Valley, New York, in the decadent 1980's, Jana is making a comeback personally and professionally. After solving the mystery of who attacked her years ago, Jana continues to solve murder mysteries on her current movie sets, television set, and in her Broadway play, as well as become involved with her handsome leading men. “Superbly crafted mystery” Fresh Fiction, “a masterpiece of a mystery” Readers’ Favorite, “Joe Cosentino at his finest” Divine Magazine, “beautifully written and intensely detailed” BooksLaidBare

Books

Drama Prince: A Nicky and Noah Mystery
Series: Nicky and Noah Mysteries, Book 15. Pre-release—available December 1, 2022. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 53,960. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
At a gay fairytale theme park in San Francisco, the Treemeadow College theatre crew stage an original musical adaptation of Cinderella, as local detectives drop around them like a royal flush. Once again, our favorite thespians will need to use their drama skills to catch the killer before an explosive pumpkin threatens to make the show a bomb.
Drama Oz: A Nicky and Noah Mystery
Series: Nicky and Noah Mysteries, Book 14. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 54,000. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2022. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
The Treemeadow College theatre crew stage an original musical adaptation of The Wizard of Oz, entitled Friends of Dorothy. Quickly cast and crew members melt away like a witch submerged in water. Once again, our favorite thespians will need to use their drama skills to catch the killer before a witch’s fireball sends them up in smoke.
Drama TV: A Nicky and Noah Mystery
Series: Nicky and Noah Mysteries, Book 13. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 60,220. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Theatre professors and spouses Nicky Abbondanza and Noah Oliver and their friends and family are starring in a television pilot for the Nicky and Noah Mysteries as cast members drop like giant flat screen TVs mounted by an intoxicated carpenter. Once again, our favorite thespians will need to use their drama skills to catch the killer before they get cancelled.
Drama Pan: A Nicky and Noah Mystery
Series: Nicky and Noah Mysteries, Book 12. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 52,760. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General
Theatre professors and spouses Nicky and Noah, their best friends Martin and Ruben, and their sons Taavi and Ty are sprinkling on the fairy dust in an original musical extravaganza of Peter Pan when a family of visiting technical designers drop like yesterday’s fashions. Once again, our favorite thespians will need to use their drama skills to catch the killer before they get the hook.
The Player's Encore: Player Piano Mysteries Book 2
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 64,570. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Can a man and a ghost be soulmates? When young music teacher Andre Beaufort unleashed the ghost of dapper Roaring Twenties playboy Freddy Birtwistle from his antique player piano, he never imagined they would fall in love and solve two murder mysteries. In this second installment, they solve two more mysteries: The Beach House and The Villa.
Drama Christmas: A Nicky and Noah Mystery
Series: Nicky and Noah Mysteries, Book 11. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 57,090. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General
Theatre Professors Nicky Abbondanza and Noah Oliver, their son Taavi, and best friends Martin and Ruben are donning their gay apparel in a musical version of Scrooge’s "A Christmas Carol," entitled "Call Me Carol!" Once again, they need to use their drama skills to catch the killer and make the yuletide gay before their Christmas balls get cracked in this zany mystery novel.
Drama Runway: A Nicky and Noah Mystery
Series: Nicky and Noah Mysteries, Book 10. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 55,230. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Theatre professor Nicky Abbondanza is directing a runway show for the Fashion Department with his spouse, Noah Oliver, their son, Taavi, and their friend, Martin. When sexy male models drop faster than their leather chaps, Nicky and Noah need to use their drama skills to figure out who is taking the term “a cut male model” literally before Nicky and Noah end up steamed in the wardrobe steamer.
Drama Faerie: A Nicky and Noah Mystery
Series: Nicky and Noah Mysteries, Book 9. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 58,200. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Theatre professor Nicky Abbondanza is directing a musical production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream co-starring his spouse, their son, and their friend. When hunky students and faculty in the production drop faster than their tunics and tights, Nicky and Noah will need to use their drama skills to figure out who is taking swordplay to the extreme before Nicky and Noah end up foiled in the forest.
Drama Dance: A Nicky and Noah Mystery
Series: Nicky and Noah Mysteries, Book 8. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 54,430. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General
Theatre professor Nicky Abbondanza is back at Treemeadow College directing their Nutcracker Ballet co-starring his spouse, theatre professor Noah Oliver, their son Taavi, and their best friend and department head, Martin Anderson. When cast members drop faster than their loaded dance belts, Nicky and Noah will once again need to use their drama skills to solve the murders.
Drama Castle: A Nicky and Noah Mystery
Series: Nicky and Noah Mysteries, Book 7. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 52,480. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Theatre professor Nicky Abbondanza is directing a historical film at a castle in Scotland, co-starring his spouse, theatre professor Noah Oliver, and their son Taavi. When historical accuracy disappears along with hunky men in kilts, Nicky and Noah will once again need to use their drama skills to figure out who is pitching residents of Conall Castle off the drawbridge and into the moat.
Holiday Tales from Fairyland
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 34,010. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
It’s holiday time in Fairyland. On Halloween, Ichabod Crane, a young schoolteacher, has a boner over sexy and muscular farmer Brom Bones. On Christmas, hunky Cavalier P.I. receives a visit from handsome young Fritz to find out who killed his sister Clara. At Winter Solstice, young Vasily falls in love with a mysterious, handsome man who rides by his orphanage each morning, noon, and night.
Cozzi Cove: Happy Endings
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 57,610. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Welcome back to hunky Cal Cozzi’s seven guest bungalows on the New Jersey Shore. This summer a handsome man from Cal’s past makes Cal a tempting offer. Cal’s exhibitionist new houseboy is smitten with Cal’s sweet-faced male nanny. A Marine Master Sergeant is matched with a much younger businessman to the chagrin of a cute young lawyer. Woodsy guest Nyx Oberon meets a sexy werewolf at the cove.
Drama Fraternity: A Nicky and Noah Mystery
Series: Nicky and Noah Mysteries, Book 6. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 53,540. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Theatre professor Nicky Abbondanza is directing a slasher movie co-starring his husband and theatre professor colleague, Noah Oliver. When young hunky cast members get murdered, Nicky and Noah will once again need to use their drama skills to find the murderer. You will be applauding and shouting Bravo for Joe Cosentino’s fast-paced, side-splittingly funny, edge-of-your-seat entertaining novel.
Drama Cruise: A Nicky and Noah Mystery
Series: Nicky and Noah Mysteries, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 63,300. Language: American English. Published: February 27, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General
Nicky Abbondanza and Noah Oliver are on an Alaskan cruise, where fellow college theatre professors are dropping overboard. The handsome couple need to use their drama skills to find the killer before the curtain goes down on them. You will be applauding and shouting Bravo for Joe Cosentino’s fast-paced, side-splittingly funny, edge-of-your-seat entertaining third novel in this delightful series.
Drama Muscle: A Nicky and Noah Mystery
Series: Nicky and Noah Mysteries, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 61,670. Language: American English. Published: February 27, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General
With dead bodybuilders popping up on campus, college theatre professor Nicky Abbondanza, and his colleague/life partner Noah Oliver, must use their drama skills to figure out who is taking down pumped up musclemen in Phys Ed. 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.
Drama Queen: A Nicky and Noah Mystery
Series: Nicky and Noah Mysteries, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 61,780. Language: American English. Published: February 27, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
It could be curtains for college theatre professor Nicky Abbondanza. With dead bodies popping up all over campus, Nicky must use his drama skills to figure out who is playing the role of murderer before it is lights out for Nicky and his colleagues. You will be applauding and shouting Bravo for Joe Cosentino’s fast-paced, side-splittingly funny, edge-of-your-seat, delightfully entertaining novel.
Drama Detective: A Nicky and Noah Mystery
Series: Nicky and Noah Mysteries, Book 5. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 53,780. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Theatre professors Nicky and Noah are starring in a Sherlock Holmes musical in a summer stock production at Treemeadow College. When cast members topple over like hammy actors at a curtain call, the handsome couple use their drama skills to figure out who is lowering the street lamps on thespians. Curtain going up on side-splitting laughs and captivating mystery! The game is afoot!
Drama Luau: A Nicky and Noah Mystery
Series: Nicky and Noah Mysteries, Book 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 60,480. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Musclemen in grass skirts are keeling over like waterfalls. Theatre professors and spouses, Nicky Abbondanza and Noah Oliver, are on their honeymoon at a Hawaiian resort. They’ll need to use their drama skills to figure out who is bringing the grass curtain down on male hula dancers before things go coconuts in this side-splittingly funny, edge-of-your-seat fourth novel in this mystery series.
Paper Doll (a Jana Lane mystery, book 1)
Series: A Jana Lane Mystery. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 68,220. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
Jana Lane was America’s most famous child star until she was attacked on the studio lot at eighteen. Now a thirty-eight-year-old beauty and mother of two living in a mansion in picturesque Hudson Valley, New York, Jana’s flashbacks from her past turn into romance, mystery, and murder attempts in her present. Can Jana uncover the web of secrets about everyone she loves before the final reel?

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