Mahu---a generally negative Hawaiian term for homosexuals---introduces a unique character to detective fiction. Kimo Kanapa'aka is a handsome, mixed-race surfer living in Honolulu, a police detective confronting his sexual orientation in an atmosphere of macho bravado within the police force.
A man of intelligence, strength, honesty, resourcefulness, and intense dedication to the people of Hawai'i, Kimo is a hard-boiled hero you will never forget. This case will take him from the sun-splashed beaches of Waikiki to elegant hilltop neighborhoods—and into the darkness of the human heart.
Fast-paced, intricately plotted, thoroughly enjoyable, Mahu is a sexy, surprisingly moving mystery about discovering oneself as much as catching a killer.
Plakcy is a four-time finalist for the Lambda Literary Award. This is the first in the series.
What the critics have said about the Mahu Investigations:
"Plakcy keeps the waves of suspense crashing!" In LA Magazine
"Hits all the right notes as a mystery." Mystery Book News
"Kimo brings needed diversity to the genre, and the author handles the island setting well." Honolulu Star-Bulletin
"Spotless pace, intriguing plots twists, and an earnest depiction of challenges faced by people transitioning out of the closet." Honolulu Advertiser
"Recommended to a wide audience." Reviewing the Evidence
About the Author
Neil Plakcy is the author of over thirty romance and mystery novels. He lives in South Florida with his partner and two rambunctious golden retrievers. His website is www.mahubooks.com.