About K.M. Hardy
K.M. Hardy has held an interest in solving crimes since childhood. Graduating with a degree in Criminal Justice in the top ten percent of her class, she went on to work for the government for ten years.
Her experience in Law Enforcement and Corrections has given her invaluable insight into the world of crime and politics, which had earned her a finalist spot in a ghostwriting competition for the renowned James Patterson.
She currently resides in the mountains of Utah with her husband, their three children, and their faithful German Shepherd.
KM Hardy's Scots Honor moves at a fast pace, with many twists and turns. It's complex with quite a large number of characters and events that eventually fit together in the conclusion.
In places, it stretches the imagination and contains several amazing coincidences. Sam is a likable character despite his flaws which make him very human, and the reader is drawn to Liz who is fighting appalling odds while ready to protect her secret at all costs.
The novel has everything; a bank holdup, a pedophile, several fights, a divorce, a child falling foul of the law, previously unknown familial relationships, and drug running. One of the nice touches was Ronald, the strawberry plant who had two bad accidents but lived to flower another day.
Reviewed by Lucinda E. Clarke
Intense and exciting, The Redcap (A Sam McKay Novel) by K.M. Hardy is a thrilling novel filled with twists and turns.
Filled with avarice, malice, and murder, the story is an intricately woven web of intrigue and suspense. It is a well-written story with a complex plot, engaging characters, and a captivating storyline. I was captured by Sam's brogue from the first page, and the further I got into the story, the more I admired his character.
This is a stunning novel that is sure to delight everyone who loves a good murder mystery.
Reviewed by Susan Sewell
Progeny by K.M. Hardy is a masterpiece!
The plot was so brilliant that I wondered how the author’s mind worked. The storyline and character development were so realistic and excellent that I developed a grudging respect for even the villains. I also loved the stylish writing that made this fast-paced story a smooth ride. Sam was the star of this novel, but my stars were Simon and Copper. I didn’t know which was faster between Simon’s brain and fingers. He was reliable. Copper’s quiet strength and the ability to unnerve the meanest persons awed me.
I cannot wait for Sam’s team to return!
Reviewed by Jennifer Ibiam
With a tone full of suspense setting off the story, K. M. Hardy gets me on board her plane of imagination and creativity and flies me into a world of fantasy.
Progeny has an intriguing plot and the ideas of the plot are aligned consistently, giving the story a beautiful flow. For a crime mystery and investigative story, K. M. Hardy does a great job to give her plot the perfect setting; she uses appropriate words and vocabulary that emphasize the setting of an investigative crime scene. The depictions she gives for her scenes and characters are brilliantly picturesque; they made me feel like I was watching a movie. She makes the book even more interesting with the conversations between her characters. The dialogues were insightful and entertaining. McKay’s heavy Scottish accent made him sound real and I loved this. The characters are awesomely developed, each of them unique. I loved McKay; he is a loving and understanding father, a very open-minded agent with excellent instincts.
Progeny is such an amazing read. I loved it.
Reviewed by Keith Mbuya
Progeny is a work of fiction in the thriller genre and serves as the latest installment in the Sam McKay series. It is aimed at the mature reading audience and was penned by K. M. Hardy. The book continues the story of Sampson Angus McKay, a detective who is approached by an old friend to help hunt down a long-running serial killer. Together with a team assembled by Chief Humbar to hunt the killer, Sam must take on the most challenging case of his career to date as he chases down one of the most dangerous criminals he has had the misfortune to cross paths with.
A classic tale of cat and mouse kept fresh with engaging character dynamics and a rollercoaster plot filled with twists, turns, and edge-of-your-seat moments, Progeny is a worthy continuation of Sam McKay’s story that expands upon the successful formula of its predecessors. The ensemble team of investigators at Sam’s side is a deeply developed and eclectic bunch with just the right personalities to bounce off each other whilst working but also adding a layer of personal drama to the plot. The subject of the investigation – the serial killer known as the Christmas Angel – is a dark and worthwhile foe who can match Sam and his allies at each turn. K. M. Hardy has done an incredible job of creating a monster whose evil knows no bounds but never strays so far that it feels like a parody. An addictive mystery story, I recommend this book to all.
Reviewed by K.C. Finn
No matter how hard it gets, ye have t' try.
This book has it all: A smart, tenacious, endearing protagonist with a to-die-for accent; a complicated mystery that is unwoven in a series of unexpected twists and turns with a hint of romance and examples of parental love that will warm your heart.
K M Hardy is an incredible writer! She has a way with words that has you picturing everything as you read. I could even hear Sam's accent in my mind. Scots honor will leave you wanting more. I couldn't put it down. This is the best book I've ever read!!!
This is seriously a PHENOMENAL book. The author was able to create characters that you are able to really know, understand, and want to learn more about. The first half is a perfect balance of introductions, presentation of clues/important pieces of information, and building of suspense. In the second half of the book, the author throws the reader into plot twist after plot twist and so many turns.
About Scots Honor
Sampson Angus McKay's life has completely fallen apart: the important Brian Cairne is killed on his watch during a hostage situation, his wife served him divorce papers, and he has been deported back to Scotland.
Now, trying to make the most of his unexpected situation, he meets a mysterious American woman...
About The Redcap
Sampson Angus McKay and his team are back to work: when a friend of Director Copper’s asks for their help in solving the murder of the beloved Annabelle Matheson, the team assumes this cold case will be a simple open and shut matter.
As they investigate, they meet the inscrutable thief Charlotte Whitney, who has a secret just as checkered as her profession...
Sampson Angus McKay is approached by his old friend, Chief Anthony Humbar, for help with an elusive serial killer that has been haunting him for 40 years: the Christmas Angel. The number of victims this heinous criminal has left behind has Sam and his team clawing at every possible lead, scrambling for answers and this time the stakes are even higher as the Angel has escalated his patterns.
With the help of a disgraced psychologist and Humbar’s old partner, the seven...