Hollywood HomicideBook - 2017
After witnessing a deadly hit-and-run, broke actress Dayna investigates and pursues the reward money in an effort to help her parents keep their house, but she soon finds herself wanting justice for the victim even more.
The Surprise Hit of the Season!
Winer of the Lefty Award and nominated for the Agatha and Barry Awards
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.
"[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
“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. LA Review of Books