And the award goes to...
...Dayna Anderson, the semi-famous actress turned PI who steps up her sleuthing swagger in this follow-up to breakout hit Hollywood Homicide , winner of the Lefty Award and the Agatha Award for Best First Novel!
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 celebrity publicist Lyla Davis is killed, the festive mood comes to an abrupt halt.
Apprentice private eye Dayna Anderson thinks she's uncovered the killer. Unfortunately, what starts as an open-and-shut case turns out to be anything but. Diving deeper into the investigation, Dayna gets a backstage look at gossip blogging, Hollywood royalty, and one of entertainment's most respected awards showsall while trying to avoid her own Hollywood ending.
Praise for Hollywood Ending:
A 2019 Lefty Award Nominee
Named Best of 2018 by Suspense Magazine
"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
Praise for Hollywood Homicide:
Winner of the 2018 Agatha Award for Best First Novel
Winner of the 2018 Anthony Award for Best First Novel
Winner of the 2018 Lefty Award for Best Debut
Winner of the 2018 IPPY Gold Medal for Best First Book
"[A] winning first novel and series launch…Garrett writes with humor and insight about the Hollywood scene."Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"A smart, sassy debut."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."RT Book Reviews
"Dayna Anderson is a heroine readers will fall in love with."Kyra Davis, New York Times bestselling author
"A non-stop, fun read with humor sharp as a stiletto heel."Ellen Byron, USA Today bestselling author
"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
"Has a heart as big as Los Angeles."Rachel Howzell Hall, author of the LAPD Detective Elouise Norton series
"Garrett has written a novel with great voice, characters, hilarious moments, and a lot of Hollywood."BookRiot
About the Author
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.