About the Series
The Detective by Day series introduces a semi-famous, mega-broke black actress who takes on the deadliest role of her life: Private Detective!
- Winner of the 2018 Anthony Award Nominee for Best First Novel
- Winner of the 2017 Agatha Award Nominee for Best First Novel
- Winner of the 2018 Lefty Award for Best Debut Mystery Novel
- Winner of the 2018 Independent Publisher (IPPY) Award Gold Medal for Best First Book – Fiction
- Barry Award Nominee for Best Paperback Original
- Macavity Award Nominee for Best First Mystery Novel
Release: August 8, 2017
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- One of the TODAY show’s “Best Summer Reads” for 2019
- Anthony Award Nominee for Best Paperback Original
- Lefty Award Nominee for Best Humorous Novel
- One of Suspense Magazine’s “Best of 2018” books in the Cozy Mystery category
- One of CrimeReads’ “20 Best Crime Novels of 2018“
- One of Book Riot’s “Rioters’ Favorite Mysteries, Thrillers, And True Crime of 2018.”
- One of Dru’s Book Musings’ Favorite Books of 2018
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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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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 chosen a best mystery of 2018 by Suspense Magazine, Book Riot and CrimeReads, which called it the most fun book of the year. In addition to being featured on the TODAY show’s Best Summer Reads of 2019, it was nominated for an Anthony Award for Best Paperback Original and a Lefty Award for Best Humorous Novel.
Her next project is Like A Sister, a Megan Miranda-esque #ownvoices domestic suspense novel about a woman looking into the overdose death of a one-time reality star found within blocks of her house—her own estranged younger sister.
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.
In addition to writing, she currently serves on the national Board of Directors of Sisters in Crime and is a co-founder of Crime Writers of Color along with award-winning authors Walter Mosley and Gigi Pandian.
Additional bio lengths available on my About Me page.
Hollywood Homicide Reviews:
“[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)
“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
Hollywood Ending Reviews:
“Garrett continues to build an appealingly quirky crime-solving team.”—Kirkus Reviews
“Garrett, who wrote for TV’s Cold Case, brings a smart insider’s view of contemporary Hollywood to this lighthearted series.”—Publishers Weekly
“Fans of Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum series will feel right at home.”—Library Journal
“Day’s funny and determined, the sort of woman who really WOULD make a wisecrack when faced with danger.”—Donna Andrews, New York Times bestselling author of the Meg Langslow series
“Kellye Garrett’s Hollywood Ending glitters with stardust. A fun, fast-paced mystery, it’s definitely an A-lister.”—Elaine Viets, author of the Dead-End Job mysteries
“Fasten your seatbelts. A star is born!”—Nancy Martin, author of the Blackbird Sisters mysteries
“An entertaining whodunit that provides readers a peek behind Hollywood’s star-studded curtain.”—Diane Kelly, award-winning author
Social Media Links
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