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CAPTAIN HARDING'S SIX-DAY WAR voted Best Romance by readers in the TLA Gaybies Awards poll and named Best Book of 2011 by Speak Its Name

Named Best Book of 2011 by Speak Its Name


Elliott Mackle served four years in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam era, achieving the rank of captain. He was stationed in Italy, Libya and California, the latter the setting for Welcome Home, Captain Harding, the third and final novel in the multiple-award-winning series that includes Captain Harding’s Six-Day War and Captain Harding and His Men. His first novel, It Takes Two, was a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award. The sequel, Only Make Believe. was named Best Gay Mystery /​ Thriller of 2012 in the international Rainbow Awards competition. Sunset Island, third in the Caloosa Club Series, was published in January, 2015. Hot Off the Presses, a romantic expose of the racial and sexual politics surrounding the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games, is based in part on Mackle's adventures as a reporter for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Then an AJC staff writer, he served as the newspaper's dining critic for a decade, also reporting on military affairs, travel and the national restaurant scene. Mackle has written for Travel & Leisure, Food & Wine, the Los Angeles Times, Florida Historical Quarterly, Atlanta and Charleston magazines and was a longtime columnist at Creative Loafing, the southeast's leading alternative newsweekly. He wrote and produced segments for Nathalie Dupree's popular television series, New Southern Cooking, and authored a drama about gay bashing for Georgia Public Television. Along the way, he managed a horse farm, served as a child nutrition advocate for the State of Georgia, volunteered at an AIDS shelter, was founding co-chair of Emory University's GLBT alumni association and taught critical and editorial writing at Georgia State University.

When drowned men's bodies begin turning up in Lee County, Florida, Detective Bud Wright and sidekick Dan Ewing must set to work solving the murders.
After eighteen terrifying monthis in Vietnam, Captain Joe Harding returns to California.
A sequel to "It Takes Two," set in Fort Myers, Florida, about two years after the conclusion of the earlier tale.
Continuing the adventures and misadventures begun in Elliott Mackle's Gaybie Award-winning "Captain Harding's Six-Day War."
Voted Best Romance in TLA's Gaybies Awards competition. . . . "Speak Its Name’s Best Book of the Year ... Resoundingly goes to 'Captain Harding’s Six Day War' by Elliott Mackle. Atmospheric, real, with great characters, politic and complicated plot all of which is left closed enough for us to be satisfied but open enough to call for a sequel which I’ve been told is being written." --Erastes, Speak Its Name.
''This is the way gay novels used to be written: big, smart, sexy, funny–with important themes, great characters, and the tainted heart of a big city at its core.'' –Felice Picano.
New Lethe Press edition of a Speak Its Name Five Star Read

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