New Books and Stories from Neil S. Plakcy

Dog Have Mercy

In the sixth golden retriever mystery, Dog Have Mercy, Christmas approaches and reformed hacker Steve Levitan tries to help a fellow ex-con now working at the vet's office in Stewart's Crossing. His curiosity, and the crime-solving instincts of his golden retriever, Rochester, kick in when liquid potassium ampoules are stolen from the vet and Steve's new friend is a suspect.

Is this theft connected to a drug-running operation in North Philly? Or to a recent spate of deaths at the local nursing home? And can Steve continue to resist his computer-hacking impulses or will his desire to help others continue to lead him into trouble? Buy it at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords and the iBookstore.

Love on Stage

This is the second in my "Love on" series, which began with last year's Love on Site. Manny's roommate and fellow FU grad, Gavin Kaczmarek is a golden boy, desired by all. But though he's handsome and talented, Gavin is drifting -- working as a barista at a funky, Fair Trade coffee shop on South Beach and modeling for print ads. But when he sings for music producer Miles Goodwin while serving his coffee, a whole new world of opportunity opens for him.

The obvious attraction between Gavin and Miles takes them to bed, and then on an adventure that leads to performance and YouTube fame--but when insecurity arises on both their parts, can their budding romance survive the summer heat and blossom, or die with the falling autumn leaves? If you liked Love on Site, I hope you'll enjoy Gavin's story -- and there are more stories of these college frat brothers to come. Buy it here from Loose Id, here from ibooks, or here from
See some of the images that inspired the book on Pinterest. here

Accidental Contact

From murderers to missing babies to a shaggy dog with an unusual appetite, Kimo has his hands full in this selection of ten short investigations in the Aloha State. Sun-drenched streets hide bodies in their shadows and clues lurk in the most unusual places, from a hearse to flowering hedge to a psychic who provides Kimo with an unexpected revelation. These sexy, smart and satisfying stories will please new readers and fans of the Mahu series as well.

The stories here are:
  • "Accidental Contact"
  • "Kelly Green"
  • "Refuge"
  • "A Shaggy Dog Story"
  • "Macadamia Nuts to You"
  • "Body Removal"
  • "The Burning Woman"
  • "Other People's Children"
  • "Alpha and Omega"
  • "Transmission"
  • Click here to order the e-book from MLR in any e-format, here for ibooks, here for Nook format from B&N. here for the paperback from Amazon.

    The Noblest Vengeance

    La mas noble vengansa es el perdon (A Ladino proverb meaning "The noblest vengeance is forgiveness.)

    Bodyguard partners Aidan and Liam are deeply in love, living as expatriates in Nice, France. When Aidan's distant cousins in Istanbul need protection from dangerous adversaries he and Liam are on the next plane to Turkey - but the real danger to their relationship may come from their very different ideas about family connections.

    Can their love withstand assassins with a deadly secret to keep hidden - and Liam's foul-mouthed mother? Have Body Will Guard #6, The Noblest Vengeance, is now available as an ebook from Loose Id as well as from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, ibooks and other retailers.

    Genie for Hire

    An ancient genie in a modern, buff body, Biff Andromeda can't use his magical powers for his own benefit, so he opens a detective agency in a Miami suburb. A damsel in distress, photographer Sveta Pshkov, hires him to retrieve a stolen set of boudoir photos she took of a Russian mobster's wife-snapped for her boyfriend's pleasure, not her husband's.

    Biff's investigation into the spreading tentacles of the Russian mafia turns personal when he realizes that the dangerous female genie he has loved and lost over centuries has a desperate stake in the outcome. Now available at, Barnes and Noble, ibooks, and Smashwords, and in print from CreateSpace.

    See You Soon?

    I'll be in Philadelphia; New Hope, PA; Bethesda, MD; and Raleigh, NC this year. Stop by and say hello!

    • March 31 at 12:00 noon at the Kelly Writers House at the University of Pennsylvania, where I'll be talking about "New Trends in Mystery, Romance & GLBT Publishing"
    • April 2 at 7:00 PM I'll be at the New Hope Library, 93 W Ferry Street
    • Panel assignment to come at Malice Domestic in May, 2015
    • Panel assignment to come at Bouchercon in Raleigh, NC in October.

    Now in Audio

    If you like audiobooks, I hope you'll consider mine. At Amazon, just select the Audible version.

    The Golden Retriever Mysteries
    #1 - In Dog We Trust at Amazon or ibooks
    #2 - The Kingdom of Dog at Amazon or ibooks
    #3 - Dog Helps Those at Amazon or ibooks
    #4 - Dog Bless You at Amazon or ibooks
    #5 - Dog Have Mercy at Amazon or ibooks

    Have Body, Will Guard
    #1 - Three Wrong Turns in the Desert at Audible or ibooks
    # 2 - Dancing with the Tide at Audible or ibooks
    # 3 - Teach Me Tonight at Audible or ibooks
    #4 - Olives for the Stranger at Audible or ibooks

    Genie for Hire: A Biff Andromeda Mystery at Amazon or ibooks

    Cleis has created audiobook editions of the anthologies I've edited for them:
    Hard Hats (Amazon or ibooks),
    Surfer Boys (Amazon or ibooks),
    Beach Bums (Amazon or ibooks),
    Sexy Sailors (Amazon or ibooks),
    Model Men (Amazon or ibooks)
    The Handsome Prince (Amazon or ibooks).

    What Else is New?

    I'm dipping my toes in several new streams right now. There's a Steve and Rochester story in an anthology from Untreed Reads, called The Untreed Detectives.

    I'm experimenting with translation, too. I translated my award-winning story "Christmas in Honolulu" into French, then hired a copy editor to make sure that if my college French teacher read it she wouldn't scream in horror. "Un Noel Hawaiien" is now available as an ebook through The same story in German, "Weihnachten auf Honolulu," is available as well.

    Something else that's new is my participation in Authograph. See all my e-books there and request your personalized autograph!


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