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Kellye Garrett



Kellye Garrett spent 8 years working in Hollywood, including a stint writing for the CBS drama Cold Case. People were always surprised to learn what she did for a livingprobably because she seemed way too happy to be brainstorming ways to murder people. A former magazine editor, Kellye holds a B.S. in magazine writing from Florida A&M and an MFA in screenwriting from USCs famed film school. Having moved back to her native New Jersey, she spends her mornings commuting to Manhattan for her job at a leading media companywhile still happily brainstorming ways to commit murder. Her first novel, Hollywood Homicide, will be released by Midnight Ink in 2017.
 
Series
Detective By Day Mystery
1. Hollywood Homicide (2017)
2. Hollywood Ending (2018)
3. Hollywood Hack (2019)
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Awards
Agatha Award Best First Book winner (2017) : Hollywood Homicide
Anthony Awards Best First Novel nominee (2018) : Hollywood Homicide
Barry Awards Best Paperback original nominee (2018) : Hollywood Homicide


Kellye Garrett recommends
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Travellin' Shoes (2018)
(RJ Franklin Mystery, book 1)
V M Burns
"Travellin' Shoes introduces the world of RJ Franklin, an Indiana police detective who returns from leave to look into the murder of his church's new choir director. RJ's investigation takes him--and us--into the places that serve as the backbone of the urban community--the churches, the hair salons and, perhaps most importantly, the dinner table of the beloved local church women who know any- and everything. Throughout it all, Burns flawlessly mixes the best elements of both cozy mystery and police procedural before reaching a pitch-perfect crescendo worthy of a Sunday morning gospel choir."

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