I’m so excited for today’s release of HOLLYWOOD ENDING by our own Pitch Wars Managing Director, Kellye Garrett! I loved the first book in the series, HOLLYWOOD HOMICIDE, which won the Agatha Award for Best First Novel, 2018 Lefty Award for Best Debut Mystery Novel and 2018 Independent Publisher Award (IPPY) Gold Medal for Best First Book – Fiction. It was also nominated for a Barry Award for Best Paperback Original, a Macavity Award for Best First Mystery Novel, and Anthony Award for Best First Novel. If you haven’t read it yet, you so should. I can’t wait to read this follow up! Now enough gushing and onto the information about the book.
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:
“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
“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
About the author:
Kellye Garrett writes the Detective by Day mysteries about a semi-famous, mega-broke black actress who takes on the deadliest role of her life: Homicide Detective. The first, Hollywood Homicide, won the Agatha, Lefty and Independent Publisher “IPPY” awards for best first novel and is nominated for Anthony, Macavity, and Barry awards. It was also a Pitch Wars mentee selection in 2014 under its original title, IOU. The second, Hollywood Ending, will be released on August 8, 2018 from Midnight Ink. Prior to writing novels, Kellye spent eight years working in Hollywood, including a stint writing for Cold Case. She now works for a leading media company and serves on the Board of Directors for Sisters in Crime as the organization’s Publicity Liaison. You can learn more at KellyeGarrett.com and ChicksontheCase.com.