Hollywood Homicide

Hollywood Homicide

By:  Garrett, Kellye

9780738752617
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2017/08/08
Midnight Ink

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5.3 X 8.0 in
312 pg



FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths

Winner of the 2018 Anthony Award for Best First Novel

Winner of the 2017 Agatha Award for Best First Novel

Also a Lefty Award Winner and a Barry Award-Nominated Title

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.

Praise:

"[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)

"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

"Fun, smart, endearingly flawed, and impressively determined, Dayna Anderson is a heroine readers will fall in love with…I relished every unexpected twist and turn of this highly entertaining mystery!"—Kyra Davis, New York Times bestselling author

Praise:

"[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)

"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

"Fun, smart, endearingly flawed, and impressively determined, Dayna Anderson is a heroine readers will fall in love with…I relished every unexpected twist and turn of this highly entertaining mystery!"—Kyra Davis, New York Times bestselling author

"Hollywood Homicide is a non-stop, fun read with humor sharp as a stiletto heel."—Ellen Byron, USA Today bestselling author of The Cajun Country Mysteries

"Toss in a hit-and-run, a steep reward, and more one-liners than a Marx Brothers marathon and you've got Hollywood Homicide."—Catriona McPherson, Agatha Award-winning author of The Reek of Red Herrings

"There's a spunky new sleuth in town: Dayna Anderson takes readers on a madcap ride through the underbelly of La La Land, laced with high fashion, Twitter feeds, celebrities—and murder!"—Lucy Burdette, author of the bestselling Key West Food Critic Mysteries

"Hollywood Homicide has a heart as big as Los Angeles, a plot as twisty as the 110 Freeway, and a heroine just as complex as the burger battle between In-N-Out and Fatburger…Can't wait for the next adventure with Garrett and Dayna Anderson!"—Rachel Howzell Hall, author of the critically acclaimed LAPD Detective Elouise Norton series

"Buckle up for a fun, fast-paced joyride through the streets of Los Angeles. Hollywood Homicide is packed with action and suspense, but it's Garrett's fresh voice and sharp dialogue that really sets this book apart. A delight from start to finish!"—Marla Cooper, author of the Destination Wedding Mystery series

"A terrific debut. Fresh, fun, filled with twists and turns, and kept me glued to the page. I'm eagerly awaiting the next Detective by Day mystery!"—Gigi Pandian, USA Today bestselling author

"Garrett has written a novel with great voice, characters, hilarious moments, and a lot of Hollywood, which is a perfect start to a series."—BookRiot

"The novel is quick paced, utterly beguiling, and enjoyable...Garrett takes the reader through an easy-reading romp...like listening to an entertaining and exasperating friend, you affectionately and happily read to the Hollywood Homicide ending."—Désirée Zamorano for the LA Review of Books


Kellye Garrett (East Orange, NJ) spent eight years working in Hollywood, including a stint writing for Cold Case. The first book in her Detective by Day Mystery series, Hollywood Homicide, won the Agatha, Lefty and Independent Publisher "IPPY" awards for best first novel. A former magazine editor, she holds a BS in magazine writing from Florida A&M and an MFA in screenwriting from USC's famed film school. She now works for a leading media company and brainstorms ways to commit murder for her novels.