Neil Plakcy is the author of the Mahu Investigations, about openly gay Honolulu homicide detective Kimo Kanapa’aka, as well as the Have Body, Will Guard adventure romance series and the Golden Retriever Mysteries.

He is an assistant professor of English at Broward College in South Florida, and former president of the Florida chapter of Mystery Writers of America. He has been a construction manager, a computer game producer, and a second-place finisher on Jeopardy!

His website is