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 shows—all while trying to avoid her own Hollywood ending.
Praise for Hollywood Ending:
Winner of the 2018 Lefty Award for Best Debut
Winner of the 2018 Agatha Award for Best First Novel
Winner of the 2018 IPPY Gold Medal for Best First Book
"Day's funny and determined, the sort of woman who really WOULD make a wisecrack when faced with danger. She's done her time in the tinsel factory and seen the light. She's the perfect guide to the lifestyles of the rich, famous, and homicidally inclined."—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
"Kellye Garrett's Hollywood Ending is an entertaining whodunit that provides readers a peek behind Hollywood's star-studded curtain."—Diane Kelly, award-winning author of the Paw Enforcement, Tara Holloway, and House-Flipper mystery series
Praise for Hollywood Homicide:
"[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
"Funny, twisty, compelling. Hollywood Homicide is the whole package…Who knew the seedy underbelly of show business could be this much fun?"—Max Wirestone, author of the Dahlia Moss Mysteries
"Hollywood Homicide takes readers for an insanely paced, wisecracking spin through the glitzy streets and clubs of LA, driven by dead-brokeactress-turned-amateur-sleuth Dayna Anderson, in the premiere of Kellye Garrett's dazzling Detective by Day series."—Lisa Q. Mathews, author of The Ladies Smythe & Westin series
"Garrett's hilarious new mystery…gets Hollywood so right it hurts. Great new series."—Jerrilyn Farmer, author of the Madeline Bean Mysteries
"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