Neil Plakcy

How My Students Have Influenced My Writing

by Neil Plakcy


I began teaching at Broward College in Pembroke Pines, Florida (a suburb of Fort Lauderdale), in 2002. Because two of my graduate school classmates were on the hiring committee for my job, there was no need for me to hide my orientation. Once I was hired as a full-time, tenure-track member of the English department, I decided that I was going to be out in the classroom, even though I worried about exposing myself to rancor and hatred.

KRL’s Favorite Books of 2021

by KRL Staff


Another year has ended and once again we take a look back at just a few of the many books that were reviewed in KRL and KRL News and Reviews in 2021. While 2021 was another difficult year, a lot of wonderful books came out! All but one of our main reviewers share in this post their top 5-10ish favorite books they reviewed in 2021. Katherine Costa wanted to include favorite authors and TV shows that she has reviewed, so hers is going up in a separate post next week!

Queer Mystery Coming Attractions: August 2021!

by Matt Lubbers-Moore


I can’t believe that summer is already half over. It only seems like it just began. At the academic library where I work, we are getting ready for fall classes to begin. This year is especially busy as all of the furniture that has been in storage over the span of the pandemic have to be put back out as social distancing guidelines have expired. It is a thrilling time as we are seeing the library come back to be seen as a place for the students to collaborate and congregate. It’s starting to feel like home again.

Top 5 Mysteries I Have Read During the Pandemic

by Neil Plakcy
Merrilee Robson


Top 5 Mysteries I Have Read During the Pandemic is a brand new midweek column we are starting this week. As we continue to spend most of our time at home, we are all looking for book suggestions so we asked mystery authors and reviewers to share the top 5 mysteries they have read during this pandemic. This week mystery authors Neil Plakcy and Merrilee Robson share theirs!

Survival is A Dying Art By Neil S. Plakcy: Review/Giveaway/Guest Post

by Lorie Lewis Ham
& Neil Plakcy


In honor of Pride, this month we are featuring several LGBTQ+ authors and characters. When I was looking around for books to include, I stumbled upon Neil S. Plakcy’s series featuring Special Agent Angus Green and noticed that his latest book, Survival is A Dying Art, was a finalist for the 2019 Lambda Literary Award for Best Gay Mystery. I decided that this was the perfect choice and I am very glad that I did!

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