by Neil Plakcy


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ISBN-13: 9781608202614
Publisher: MLR Press
Publication date: 11/02/2011
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.79(d)

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Mahu: A Hawai'ian Mystery 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
MDTLibrarian on LibraryThing 23 days ago
Kimo Kanapa'aka is a homicide detective in Honolulu, Hawaii. Having once entertained ideas of a professional surfing career, Kimo joined the police force rather than his father's business. His growing awareness of his sexuality is pushed to the forefront when he witnesses suspicious activity outside a gay bar. Kimo's fear of being outed leads him to cover up his presence at what turns out to be a murder scene. The subsequent investigation leads Kimo to his homosexuality in the glare of the public spotlight. The interactions with his family, friends, and colleagues take center stage as Kimo moves forward with solving the murder. A well told story with interesting characters and lots of local color.
Bembo on LibraryThing 23 days ago
A young detective struggling with his sexual identity is forced into to the open by events surrounding a case he and his partner are involved with. How his employers, colleagues, friends and family handle the issue forms the basis of the novel. It is story told with warmth and sensitivity, and with plenty of tension and interesting twists to the plot.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A decent mystery story, and also a story about a man trying to figure himself out and to see if he can stay a cop while acknowledging that he is gay. The book shows how Kimo evolves, as he learns to be a gay man in public, and as friends and family learn the news. I liked how many around him evolved, too, as they go from being shocked, angry or dismayed to realizing that Kimo is still their son, their brother, and their friend. While this book is not a romance, I still consider it a love story. I'm looking forward to reading more in the series.