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The Detective by Day series introduces a semi-famous, mega-broke black actress who takes on the deadliest role of her life: Private Detective!

Hollywood Homicide

Release: August 8, 2017
Format: Trade Paperback ($14.99) and E-book (Price varies)
ISBN-10: 0738752614
ISBN-13: 978-0738752617

Hollywood Ending

Release: August 8, 2018
Format: Trade Paperback ($14.99) and E-book (Price varies)
ISBN-10: To come
ISBN-13: To come

Hollywood Homicide Summary

The Surprise Hit of the Season!

Actress Dayna Anderson’s Deadly New Role: Homicide Detective

Dayna Anderson doesn’t set out to solve a murder. All the semifamous, mega-broke actress wants is to help her parents keep their house. So after witnessing a deadly hit-and-run, she pursues the fifteen grand reward. But Dayna soon finds herself doing a full-on investigation, wanting more than just money—she wants justice for the victim. She chases down leads at paparazzi hot spots, celeb homes, and movie premieres, loving every second of it—until someone tries to kill her. And there are no second takes in real life.

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Hollywood Ending Summary

Tinseltown’s awards season is in full swing, and everyone is obsessed with dressing up, scoring free swag, and getting invited to the biggest awards shows of the year. But when popular Silver Sphere Awards publicist Lyla Davis is killed during a botched ATM robbery, the celebratory mood comes to an abrupt halt.

Dayna Anderson—an actress turned apprentice private investigator—uncovers the killer almost immediately. Unfortunately, what starts as an open-and-shut case turns out to be anything but. Lyla’s murder was no robbery-gone-wrong. Someone hired the gunman to kill her. Diving back into the investigation, Dayna gets a backstage look at the worlds of gossip blogging, Hollywood royalty, and one of entertainment’s most respected awards shows—all while trying to avoid her own Hollywood ending.

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Author Bio

Kellye Garrett’s first novel, Hollywood Homicide, was released in August 2017.  In addition to receiving starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Library Journal, it won the Agatha, Anthony, Lefty and Independent Publisher (IPPY) awards for best first novel . It was also nominated for Macavity and Barry awards. Hollywood Ending, her second book in the Detective by Day mystery series, was released on August 8, 2018. In addition to writing, she currently serves on the national Board of Directors of Sisters in Crime as its Publicity Liaison.

Kellye previously spent 8 years working in Hollywood, including a stint writing for the CBS drama Cold Case. People were always surprised to learn what she did for a living—probably because she seemed way too happy to be brainstorming ways to murder people. A former magazine editor, Kellye holds a B.S. in magazine writing from Florida A&M and an MFA in screenwriting from USC’s famed film school. Having moved back to her native New Jersey, she spends her mornings commuting to Manhattan for her job at a leading media company—while still happily brainstorming ways to commit murder

Additional bio lengths available on my About Me page.

Hollywood Homicide Reviews:

Starred Review “[A] winning first novel and series launch . . . Garrett writes with humor and insight about the Hollywood scene. Readers will look forward to Day’s further adventures.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Starred Review “A smart, sassy debut, introducing an appealing protagonist with amusing friends.”
Library Journal (starred review) and Debut of the Month

“Veteran TV writer Garrett uses her Cold Case experience to inform her debut, which sets up more than one charming character and isn’t afraid to go cynical on all things LA.”—Kirkus Reviews

“Funny, lively characters populate this new Detective by Day series . . . this will be an entertaining entry into the amateur sleuth genre.”—RT Book Reviews

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