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Publication Order of Angus Green Books

The Next One Will Kill You (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nobody Rides for Free (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Survival is a Dying Art (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Brackish Water (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Golden Retriever Mystery Books

In Dog We Trust (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Kingdom of Dog (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dog Helps Those (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dog Bless You (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Whom Dog Hath Joined (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dog Have Mercy (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Honest to Dog (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dog Is in the Details (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dog Knows (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dog's Green Earth (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Litter of Golden Mysteries (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dog Willing (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dog's Waiting Room (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dog's Honest Truth (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
All Dog's Children (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dog of Thieves (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
In Dog's Image (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blessing of the Dogs (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Frat Sex Books

with Simon Sheppard, Rob Rosen, Michael Roberts, M. Christian, Stephen Osborne, Bearmuffin, Anne Cain, Joe Filippone, Sean Fisher, Zavo, Zachary Chase, Thom Jaymes, Marcus James, Troy Storm, Paul A. Cooper, Anthony Lectito, Kale Naylor
Frat Sex 2 (With: Simon Sheppard,Rob Rosen,Michael Roberts,M. Christian,Stephen Osborne,Bearmuffin,Anne Cain,Joe Filippone,Sean Fisher,Zavo,Zachary Chase,Thom Jaymes,Marcus James,Troy Storm,Paul A. Cooper,Anthony Lectito,Kale Naylor) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Got 10 Minutes? Books

by Laura Baumbach
The Catbird Seat (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Guns + Tacos Books

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

Publication Order of Have Body, Will Guard Books

Three Wrong Turns in the Desert (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dancing with the Tide (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Teach Me Tonight (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Olives for the Stranger (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Under the Waterfall (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Noblest Vengeance (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Finding Freddie Venus (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Cold Wind (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Same Page (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Madness of Husbands (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Most Expensive Spice (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Graveyard of God's Name (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Feet of Blue Pigeons (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Designer of His Own Fortune (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Love on... Books

Love on Site (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love on Stage (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love on the Web (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love on the Pitch (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love on the Boil (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love on the Map (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Mahu Books

Publication Order of Ormond Yard Romantic Adventures Books

The Gentleman and the Spy (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lord and the Frenchman (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Saving the Boxer (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

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)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

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

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

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

Publication Order of Collections

Three Lambs: Erotic Tales of a Gay Frat (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hot Steamy Shorts (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

How to Succeed at a Two-Year College (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Murder Beats: Structure in Genre Fiction (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

The Cat Who Loved Christmas(1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tales of Travelrotica for Gay Men(2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Backdraft(2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hard Hats(2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
How the West was Done(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Surfer Boys(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rough Trade(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Skater Boys(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
I Do, Two(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
College Boys(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Model Men(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Men of the Mean Streets: Gay Noir(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sexy Sailors(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Beach Bums(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Active Duty(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Take This Man(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Happy Homicides 1(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Malice Domestic 11(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Florida Happens(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Guns + Tacos Vol. 6(2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Crime Hits Home(2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Black Cat Weekly #53(2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

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: 10 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: 3 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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