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Hollywood Homicide

(2017)
(The first book in the Detective By Day Mystery series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Anthony Awards Best First Novel
Barry Awards Best Paperback original (nominee)
Macavity Awards Best First Novel (nominee)
Agatha Award Best First Book
Winner of the 2018 Anthony Award for Best First Novel

Winner of the 2017 Agatha Award for Best First Novel

Also a Lefty Award Winner and a Barry Award-Nominated Title

The Surprise Hit of the Season!

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.

Praise:

"[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

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"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

"Hollywood Homicide is a non-stop, fun read with humor sharp as a stiletto heel." - Ellen Byron

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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


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Used availability for Kellye Garrett's Hollywood Homicide

Hardback Editions

December 2017 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Hollywood Homicide (A Detective by Day Mystery)
Author(s): Kellye Garrett
ISBN: 1-4328-4164-5 / 978-1-4328-4164-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

August 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: Hollywood Homicide (A Detective by Day Mystery (1))
Author(s): Kellye Garrett
ISBN: 0-7387-5261-4 / 978-0-7387-5261-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Midnight Ink
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Audio Editions

April 2020 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Hollywood Homicide (Decetive by Day)
Author(s): Kellye Garrett
ISBN: 1-69056-548-9 / 978-1-69056-548-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dreamscape Media
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April 2020 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Hollywood Homicide (Detective by Day)
Author(s): Kellye Garrett
ISBN: 1-69056-552-7 / 978-1-69056-552-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dreamscape Media
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


March 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Hollywood Homicide
Author(s): Kellye Garrett
Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
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March 2020 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Hollywood Homicide
Author(s): Kellye Garrett
Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
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March 2020 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Hollywood Homicide
Author(s): Kellye Garrett
Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
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March 2020 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Hollywood Homicide
Author(s): Kellye Garrett
Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
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Kindle Editions

August 2017 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Hollywood Homicide (A Detective by Day Mystery Book 1)
Author(s): Kellye Garrett
Publisher: Midnight Ink
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU