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Publication Order of Golden Retriever Mystery Books

In Dog We Trust (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Kingdom of Dog (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dog Helps Those (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dog Bless You (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Whom Dog Hath Joined (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dog Have Mercy (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Honest to Dog (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dog Is in the Details (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dog Knows (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dog's Green Earth (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Litter of Golden Mysteries (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dog Willing (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dog's Waiting Room (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dog's Honest Truth (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
All Dog's Children (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dog of Thieves (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In Dog's Image (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Angus Green Books

The Next One Will Kill You (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nobody Rides for Free (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Survival is a Dying Art (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Brackish Water (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Have Body, Will Guard Books

Three Wrong Turns in the Desert (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dancing with the Tide (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Teach Me Tonight (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Olives for the Stranger (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Under the Waterfall (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Noblest Vengeance (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Finding Freddie Venus (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Cold Wind (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Same Page (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Madness of Husbands (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Most Expensive Spice (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Graveyard of God's Name (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Feet of Blue Pigeons (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Have Body, Will Guard 1-3 (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Love on... Books

Love on Site (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Love on Stage (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Love on the Web (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Love on the Pitch (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Love on the Boil (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Love on the Map (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Mahu Books

Mahu (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mahu Surfer (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mahu Fire (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mahu Vice (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mahu Men (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mahu Blood (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Zero Break (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Natural Predators (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Accidental Contact (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Children of Noah (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ghost Ship (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Deadly Labors (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Soldier Down (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Unruly Son (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Virgin Homicides (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Maui Strong (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Ormond Yard Romantic Adventures Books

The Gentleman and the Spy (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Lord and the Frenchman (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Paws and Reflect (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tough Guy Erotica (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pledge Class and Other College Boy Erotica (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Invasion of the Blatnicks (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Outhouse Gang (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mr. Surfer and Other Gay Erotica (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mi Amor (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Handsome Prince (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Cat Who Got Married (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Russian Boy (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Buchanan Letters (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Genie for Hire (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Soul Kiss by Neil Plakcy (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In His Kiss (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
David and Jonathan (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Christmas Shift (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Burning Water (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Lock-Keeper's Heart (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Being John Church (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

At the Diner (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Guardian Angel of South Beach (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rhiannon (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Six Year Itch (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Photo Booth (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Noche Buena (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lights Out Valentine (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Creeling the Bridegroom (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sea Between Us (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Holiday Treat Recipes for Special Dogs (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Collections

Three Lambs: Erotic Tales of a Gay Frat (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hot Steamy Shorts (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

How to Succeed at a Two-Year College (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Murder Beats: Structure in Genre Fiction (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Got 10 Minutes? Books

by Laura Baumbach
The Catbird Seat (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Storming Love: Blizzard Books

with Sara York
Gavin & Morgan (By: Nicole Dennis) (0)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gavin & Morgan (By: Nicole Dennis) (0)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jens & Elliott (By: Sara York) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Guns + Tacos Books

Tacos de Cazuela con Smith & Wesson (By: Gary Phillips) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Three Brisket Tacos and a Sig Sauer (By: Michael Bracken) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Gyro and a Glock (By: Frank Zafiro) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Three Chalupas, Rice, Soda…and a Kimber .45 (By: Trey R. Barker) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Some Churros and El Burro (By: William Dylan Powell) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Beretta, Burritos and Bears (By: James A. Hearn) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Burritos & Bullets (By: Eric Beetner) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jalapeño Poppers and a Flare Gun (By: Trey R. Barker,Michael Bracken) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Four Shrimp Tacos and a Walther P38 (By: Alec Cizak) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Taco, A T-Bird, A Beretta and One Furious Night (By: Ann Aptaker) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sopa and a Streetsweeper (By: Ryan Sayles) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dos Tacos Guatemaltecos y Una Pistola Casera (By: Mark Troy) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Two More Tacos, a Beretta .32, and a Pink Butterfly (By: Dave Zeltserman) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Two Tamales, One Tokarev, and a Lifetime of Broken Promises (By: Stacy Woodson) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Chimichangas and a Couple of Glocks (By: David H. Hendrickson) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Refried Beans and a Snub-Nosed .44 (By: Hugh Lessig) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Two Steak Taco Combos and a Pair of Sig Sauers (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Smith & Wesson with a Side of Chorizo (By: Andrew Welsh-Huggins) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Two Tofu Tacos, a Taurus TX22, a Taycan, and a Ton of Trouble (By: Alan Orloff) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Two Black Bean and Shrimp Quesadillas, and a Pink Ruger LCP (By: Joseph S. Walker) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Handful of Chicles and a Custom Nine (By: C.W. Blackwell) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Two Shrimp Tacos and a .22 Ruger (By: Adam Meyer) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nachos, a Stun Gun, and a Wedding Ring (By: Karen E. Olson) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
No Food, No Drink, Just the Gun (By: Trey R. Barker) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Ultimate Gay Erotica Books

with Lawrence Schimel, Rob Rosen, Landon Dixon, Stephen Osborne, T. Hitman, DavidHolly, Jeff Funk, Bearmuffin, Paul Cooper, Shane Allison, Christopher Pierce, Thomas Fuchs, Joel A. Nichols, S.J. Frost, Natty Soltesz, Curtis C. Comer, Jesse Grant, Lew Bull, Fred Towers, WadeWright, R.K. Bussel, Andrew Philip Decker, G. Masters
Ultimate Gay Erotica 2008 (With: Lawrence Schimel,Rob Rosen,Landon Dixon,Stephen Osborne,T. Hitman,DavidHolly,Jeff Funk,Bearmuffin,Paul Cooper,Shane Allison,Christopher Pierce,Thomas Fuchs,Joel A. Nichols,S.J. Frost,Natty Soltesz,Curtis C. Comer,Jesse Grant,Lew Bull,Fred Towers,WadeWright,R.K. Bussel,Andrew Philip Decker,G. Masters) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

The Cat Who Loved Christmas(1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hard Hats(2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
How the West was Done(2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Surfer Boys(2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Skater Boys(2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
I Do, Two(2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
College Boys(2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Model Men(2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Men of the Mean Streets: Gay Noir(2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sexy Sailors(2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Beach Bums(2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Active Duty(2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Take This Man(2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Happy Homicides 1(2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Malice Domestic 11(2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Florida Happens(2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Guns + Tacos Vol. 6(2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Crime Hits Home(2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Black Cat Weekly #53(2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Neil Plakcy is renowned author from America, who likes to write mystery, romance, thriller, and gay & lesbian novels. The range of works that he involves himself in also include anthologies and short story collections. Author Plakcy is particularly popular for writing the Mahu Investigations series and the Golden Retriever mystery series. The high point of Plakcy’s writing career is becoming a finalist for the Lambda Award in the category of the Best Gay Mystery Novel. Most of the mystery books written by author Plakcy are set in Hawaii. Other than being an author, Plakcy has worked as a co-editor and editor of a number of gay erotica stories. He has also served as a book reviewer, a college professor, and a journalist. Plakcy likes to contribute to the gay anthologies on a frequent basis. Author Plakcy was born in Trenton, New Jersey, United States. He completed his graduation from the Pennsylvania University and obtained a degree in the subject of creative writing. Among his friends at the university were Carlos Fuentes and Philip Roth, who also went on to become well known novelists. Later, author Plakcy joined the Columbia University and graduated from its business school with an MBA degree in real estate & operations management. Immediately after this, he started working for a game development company. While he was working with one such computer game developer as a producer in South Florida, author Plakcy got a chance to study for an MFA in creative writing. Subsequently, he passed from the Florida International University with flying colors. Plakcy earned the MFA in the year 1992 and was among the members of the first class of the university that received this degree. At the university, Plakcy’s instructors included James W. Hall. Les Standiford, and Lynne Barrett. Also, Plakcy’s classmates included Christine Kling, Barbara Parker, Vicki Hendricks, and Dennis Lehane. Plakcy had written a thesis about the relationships in Jewish families and the construction of a shopping mall in the form of a comic novel. He had named the thesis as Invasion of the Blatnicks.

Author Plakcy started his professional writing career with his first Hawaiian mystery novel called Mahu. This book was edited and acquired by the mystery author named Greg Herren for the Haworth Press. Author Plakcy chose to get the second book of the series published by the Alyson Books. This publication also published the next installment and then re-published their own version of the first book in 2009. Later, the MLR Books bought the publishing rights of the remaining books of the series. It even published new editions of the initial 3 books. Author Plakcy co-edited a collection of gay men stories along with his long time friend named Sharon Sakson. The collection, titled Paws and Reflect : Special Bond Between Man & Dog, described the experiences of the gay men with dogs. With the release of his 2009 book,, author Plakcy tried his hand at a new genre of novel writing called M/M romance. The basis of this book is author Plakcy’s own experiences in web and software development and his familiarization with the Miami Beach. Plakcy is the winner of the Hawaii Five-O award, which was given to him by the attendees of the fan conference of Left Coast Crime. His work has been reviewed by the specialty and mainstream publications with great enthusiasm. Even numerous fans have liked his work a lot and have praised him for his efforts. Author Plakcy says that he wanted to become a writer since he was 16 years old. At that time, he was amazed by the power of writing while completing one of his high school assignments.

The Mahu series written by Neil Plakcy is comprised of a total of 10 books, which were released between the years 2005 and 2016. All the books of this series feature the lead character in the role of a gay cop named Kimo Kanapa’aka, who resides and works in Honolulu, Hawaii. The debut book of this series is entitled ‘Mahu’. It was released in 2005 by the Haworth Press. At the start of the book’s story, it is shown that Kimo Kanapa’aka’s world takes a shocking turn in Mahu. At the age of 32, he reaches the pinnacle of his job by becoming a detecting in the homicide squad of the police department of Honolulu. Working from the Waikiki station, he comes across a difficult case that seems to threaten all that he had worked hard for. Kimo even goes through a personal turmoil that makes things much more difficult for him. After getting involved in a life threatening drug bust, Kimo realizes that he must accept the hard truth about his life. When he visits a Waikiki gay bar and consumes a few beers, he begins to get the feeling of attraction towards other men in the bar. And when Kimo cannot take it anymore, he decides to leave the club. It is at this point that he comes across a couple of men throwing away a dead body. And as soon as Kimo launches the investigation in this case, he his personal life becomes the talk of the town. Shortly after, the pursuit of the culprits in the case takes Kimo from elegant million dollar mansions in Maunalani Heights to Chinatown’s seamy underside.

Another mind blowing book written by author Plakcy in the mystery series is called ‘Zero Break’. This book was released by the MLR Press publication in the year 2012. Once again, author Plakcy has set the story in Hawaii, United States. He has introduced the chief characters in the book as Kimo Kanapa’aka, Mike Riccardi, and Ray Donne. In the story of this novel, surfer and homicide detective Kimo Kanapa’aka is shown investigating the killing of a lesbian mother and at the same time struggling with his own life along with his gay partner. At the beginning of the story of the book, it is depicted that Zero break means that location in deep water from where the waves originate first. Such places are far offshore. But, for the Honolulu surfer and detective, the term refers to the most dangerous case of his detective career so far. Kimo learns that a young lesbian mother has been murdered during a home invasion and robbery attempt. What is left behind after the murder is a complex nature of business and family relationships. Now, in order to solve the murder case, Kimo must join his detective partner, Ray Donne, and navigate through the deadly waters. First, they are required to establish the real motive behind the victim’s death and then bring the murderer to justice. Kimo faces another trouble in his private life as he and his gay partner named Mike Riccardi have decided to father children.

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2 Responses to “Neil Plakcy”

  1. Peter Mauro: 4 months ago

    Hi Neil, I enjoy reading your books. I have read all the Mahu books which are my favorite. I am looking for a new one coming along. I have also read many of your other books, but I must say that.Mahu is my favorite.

  2. Belinda Collier: 2 years ago

    It has been many years since I have been so fascinated in a story and a series of books like I am in the Mahu series. It truly is captivating and the twists and turns if this series is really amazing and reminds me of one of my favorite author’s books. Jack Higgins has a series of books called the Sean Dillon series. I would really love to correspond with Mr. Plakcy and tell him how much I have enjoyed his books, often reading into the wee hours of the morning because I could not put them down. Thank-you for such a well-written set of books.


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