Kay Hadashi has several series of novels that include mystery, suspense, intrigue, and adventure. A lifelong avid reader, she began writing short stories as a teen, eventually writing her first full-length novel in the late 1990s. Of course, it was a throw-away! But she learned much from that experience, such as having a proper hero who goes on perilous adventures. She loves writing stories with a woman as the hero, often sending her on difficult treks into unknown places and scary situations, causing her some trouble, and then finding a way of getting her home again.

In 2010, Hadashi’s popular character, June Kato, was invented. Or should we say born? The June Kato Intrigue Series is full of mystery and suspense, along with plenty of Japanese culture and Los Angeles noir. After several books, and a little too much trouble, June moves to Maui and the Island Breeze Series starts. With her move comes baby Melanie, who grows up throughout the series. These stories are filled with Hawaiian folklore as June soon adopts the island lifestyle. Eventually Melanie gets her own adventure series, and we get to go along for the ride while she sets off on her own. Throughout these fun and entertaining series, we meet five generations of the Kato family, including the original Kato immigrants from Japan to America, to Melanie’s family.

Hadashi has also penned an exciting political suspense series, with two young women working as assets for Homeland Security throughout the islands. If you like action stories, don’t miss the Honolulu Thriller Series!

All books are available only at Amazon, and priced inexpensively. Also, most books are available through Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited program. Discover some new characters and go on adventures with them today!


Kay Hadashi is a former surgical nurse who now writes suspense and adventure novels, weaving medical drama into many of her plots. Third generation Japanese American and born and raised in Honolulu, her stories include strong women characters and are steeped with Hawaiian and Japanese culture. Most of her books span three generations of the Kato family, and the adventures they share.
Kay has written mysteries, thrillers, and adventures, and has contributed to several mystery short story anthologies. David VanDyke, best selling author of the Plague Wars and Stellar Conquest Series, calls her character June Kato, a ‘kick-ass heroine’. Toby Neal, author of the Lei Crime Series, says, “Here’s an author whose heroine mine should meet.” She has also teamed with Nick Stephenson of the Leopold Blake private detective series to write “Ratio”, a cross-over novel including both of their characters.
Readers who enjoy exciting stories filled with suspense and drama like Kay Hadashi’s novels. From the murder mysteries of the original June Kato Intrigue Series, the ghosts and folklore in the Island Breeze Series, to the exciting times in the Melanie Kato Adventure Series, readers of all ages will fall in love with the Kato family!













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