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Mahu 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 confr

  • Title: Mahu
  • Author: Neil S. Plakcy
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  • 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 homosexuality in an atmosphere of macho bravado within the police force.A man of intelligence, strength, honesty, resourcefulness, and intense dedication to thMahu 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 homosexuality in an atmosphere of macho bravado within the police force.A man of intelligence, strength, honesty, resourcefulness, and intense dedication to the people of Hawaii, Kimo is a hard boiled hero you will never forget Fast paced, intricately plotted, thoroughly enjoyable, this is a sexy, surprisingly moving mystery about discovering oneself as much as catching a killer.

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      • Neil S. Plakcy

        Neil Plakcy is an acclaimed author of cozy mysteries the Golden Retriever Mystery series as well as gay mysteries, M M romance and gay erotica.A journalist, book reviewer and college professor, he is also a frequent contributor to gay anthologies.A three time finalist for the Lambda Literary award, he teaches at writers conferences and can often be found walking his two golden retrievers.


    1. Mahu by Neil Plakcy – The thing I liked best about Plakcy’s detective Kimo, was also one of the things that subsequently pissed me off at the same time: his self-loathing and antiquated idea’s of what it meant to be a gay man. Granted, he’s just coming out of the closet, and not exactly willingly either, but I found myself wanting to help him one minute, tease and taunt him for being so socially inept the next, before finally wishing I could smack him upside the head already! He was a to [...]

    2. Plakcy writes in a subdued casual style and I easily found myself inside Kimo’s head living with him the daunting new path he has chosen to undertake. He has struggled with being gay his whole life and is now ready to accept it and out himself. But he still has no idea how to be gay and is in the process of working this out whilst dealing with his well founded fear of loosing his life as he knows it. As he begins showing his secret he learns that we all have secrets and how certain things give [...]

    3. Divided on this one. The writing is very good and Plakcy has clearly researched the Hawaiian location and police procedures. There's lots of details here and it feels realistic but at the same time the delivery is very factual, matter-of-fact, we're taken through the procedures rather than living them. Sometimes I found the Hawaii terms/details overwhelmed the narrative.It's with Kimo's family that the most emotion lies. It's real and raw. His brother's anger, his parents confused loyalty, his c [...]

    4. 2.5!2 seems so unfair. But it's 2.5 because this was my face while reading it: :|It was actually a very interesting mystery. I wanted romance when I read it. So, it's probably my fault, because Plakcy's writing is quite good, honestly.

    5. I think my friend said it right when she said that this one is "a little bit by the book". Truthfully, I find it a bit hard to be engaged during the first half of the story. Oh, I think Neil Plakcy writes well, he definitely knows about what he is writing (I definitely welcome the backdrop of Hawaii) but at the same time, the story seems to be too much in details and it doesn't really set off until Kimo is outed, and THEN it starts to get interesting. Because then, the repercussion of it, how K [...]

    6. This book is brilliant!!! I have had this book on my to-read shelf forever and I wish I had read it sooner. It is a really fab murder mystery that kept me guessing to the end!! The story weaves romance, family, friends, conflict, coming out and self-realisation into an excellent whole. It is both gripping and exciting. Kimo the detective solves the murder at the same time as coming to terms with his sexuality, his emotional needs and the ripple effects that result from his coming out. Not only i [...]

    7. 4.5 stars.The best things about this book are, in my opinion, the setting and the protagonist, Kimo.I really had the impression I could see Hawaii through Kimo's eyes, and I felt I was there with him, enjoying the sun and the sea. It's not a postcard picture, because as a local Kimo has to suffer tourists crowding places and streets and also he visits outside the tourist places, telling us what's behind the beautiful façade. I also liked the mixed cultures and how everyone carries their heritag [...]

    8. I wanted to read Mahu series for a long time. The books were not available in digital format, so I picked up other Neil Plakcy's books and had rather mixed reactions to them. I was happy to learn that MLR had picked up the series. After reading Mahu, I'm certain I wouldn't be the only new Neil Plakcy/Kimo fan out there. Mahu isn't really a mystery, at least not in a whodunit sense. It's a good police procedural and drama, but what really shines in this novel is the character of Kimo, a closeted [...]

    9. Mahu was the first mystery novel I published, as well as the first in the series, so I threw in everything I had learned about Hawaii, about police work, and about the coming out process. It's probably the longest book I have written, but clearly one of my favorites, because I was able to use that length to really get into Kimo's head.I believe that by giving him my internal life (and my own concerns about coming out) but giving him an exterior life so different from my own, I was able to create [...]

    10. I wasn't interested in reading this book at first because lets face it, I don't surf, I've never been to Hawaii, but I do love a good mystery. I'm so glad I purchased this on a whim, (I'm late coming to the party) this book is brilliant, a wonderful character study of Kimo and his realization of who he really is. I was cheering for Kimo all the way,(he reminds me of a smarter Keanu Reeves) and look forward to reading the next adventured of this flawed, but intersting man.

    11. This was a great story with strong "coming out" theme about Hawaiian cop Kimo who is also a son, brother, friend and avid surfer who's finally coming to terms with his sexuality while investigating an intricate murder case. Kimo is a kind of a man with whom I would certainly like to meet in my real life. I'm definitely looking forward to reading another book in this series.

    12. Kimo Kanapa’aka’s world turns upside down in MAHU. At 32, the hero of Māhū has reached the pinnacle of his profession, detective on the Honolulu Police Department’s homicide squad, based at the Waikīkī station. But a difficult murder case, as well as turmoil in his personal life, is about to threaten everything he has worked for. A life-threatening drug bust in chapter 1 makes Kimo realize that it’s time to stop lying to himself. He’s drawn to the Rod and Reel Club, a gay bar in Wa [...]

    13. This has not been my week for MM-mystery.As I read the blurb and other reviews, Kimo should be a cop with a heart of gold, and a strong sense of right and wrong. Admittedly I was warned that he made some mistakes, BUT (IMO) this dude was horrible.We have this 'thought' around the 25% mark:Every time I heard the word fag, I felt my body go tense. I was starting to look at straight couples together and get mad, that they had something I didn't. I was about to start calling people with kids breeder [...]

    14. I have mixed feelings about this book. Most of it I liked, some not so much. In reviewing this book, I'm going to tell a bit about myself to give some perspective.I have an uncle who lived for a couple of years in Hawai'i. While there he came down with a terminal case of Aloha, so after he graduated from college and got married he and his bride moved back to Honolulu and he has hardly ever left the rock since. I had the wonderful opportunity of spending most of every summer there throughout my g [...]

    15. TW: homophobia, internal homophobia, machoism (especially in relation to effeminate men), racism, sexual assault, misogyny, forced outingUpdated: 11/22/15I'm starting the second book in this series today, so decided to skim through the first book as it's been over a year since I read it. I've added some trigger warnings.This is not a romance book, so anyone looking for that should go into it knowing that. It is a very well-written cop procedural murder mystery. Kimo makes some questionable decis [...]

    16. Neil Plakcy's entire "Mahu" series is not just great gay fiction, it's great fiction. These are not romances; they're detective stories. With a mixed-race Hawai'ian native cop in the midst of dealing with being gay. And he is surrounded by a bevy of interesting friends and colleagues and an awesome family network that will fill every book and give this series a poignancy and emotional heft far beyond the average cop story or the average coming out story. I am an unashamed Plakcy fan - but these [...]

    17. All the Mahu books are worth reading. Kimo Kapana is a kind, gentle gay man that you root for in every book.

    18. Audiobook reviewEvery time I pick up a book narrated by Joel Leslie, my immediate reaction is always "Oh no, not him again". There's just something about his tone/intonation that sounds condescending to me, and I can't stand condescending people so it gets my back up.At the same time, Joel Leslie is also brilliant at narrating books. He makes them come alive. Every time. And he has such a wide range of accents that he delivers without fail. So even though the first few minutes of his books are a [...]

    19. A journey of self discovery, crime solving, family and surfingGreat descriptive language, MC who is real, looking forward to book 2

    20. 4.5 stars rounded upBefore I fell down the rabbit hole of M/M I read mainly crime fiction - to be honest I still do, and even within M/M I have a preference for crime based stories, which sadly means I sacrifice the crime plot for the romance. Not so in this story. Police Detective Kimo of the Hawaii police finds himself in a gay bar after a bad day where a drugs bust has gone wrong. As he leaves he witnesses a body being dragged from behind the bar, but rather than report it and stay to investi [...]

    21. The majority of this book outside of the mystery/crime element is Kimo struggling with his sexuality, up to and including some rather telling internalized homophobia, what with the way "fag" and "faggy" were thrown about. Kimo mentions in the narrative how tense and upset he feels when someone else says it around him (not being out yet at this point), but then just pages later mentions how "faggy guys just don't do it for [him]".Not exactly subtle, but it did make me as the reader feel very unco [...]

    22. Mahu is a great combination of mystery and coming out novel. In the course of an investigation at a gay bar, Kimo, so deep in the closet he can hardly see the door, suddenly finds himself and his sexuality at risk of being exposed. Kimo is an easy character to feel for. He's not perfect by any means, but he tries to be honest with himself and he's determined to do the right thing. The mystery was good and kept me flipping pages as well. Looking forward to the next in the series!

    23. I enjoyed this. Kimo has some appealI especially love his family relationships but the police procedurals don't really convince. I was surprised at the plot problems and poor research into Hawaii. There are no seagulls in Hawaii for one thingd how does a woman manage to shoot somebody when her hands are tightly cuffed behind her?

    24. Kimo is great and the Hawaiian setting is great. The mystery here is fine, it started off well but then was just too predictable. It's not really a romance, it doesn't seem like Kimo is actually ready for that. I look forward to reading more of this series.

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