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Title:
Hollywood ending
ISBN:
9780738752976
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Woodbury, Minnesota : Midnight Ink, [2018]
Physical Description:
304 pages ; 21 cm.
Summary:
"When publicist Lyla Davis is killed in what appears to be botched ATM robbery, actress-turned-private-investigator Dayna Anderson infiltrates Hollywood celebrity circles to ferret out the truth"-- Provided by publisher.
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Summary

Summary

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:

A 2019 Lefty Award Nominee

Named Best of 2018 by Suspense Magazine

"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

"Fans of Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series will feel right at home."--Library Journal

"Day's funny and determined, the sort of woman who really WOULD make a wisecrack when faced with danger."--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

"An entertaining whodunit that provides readers a peek behind Hollywood's star-studded curtain."--Diane Kelly, award-winning author

Praise for Hollywood Homicide:

Winner of the 2018 Agatha Award for Best First Novel

Winner of the 2018 Anthony Award for Best First Novel

Winner of the 2018 Lefty Award for Best Debut

Winner of the 2018 IPPY Gold Medal for Best First Book

"[A] winning first novel and series launch...Garrett writes with humor and insight about the Hollywood scene."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"A smart, sassy debut."--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."--RT Book Reviews

"Dayna Anderson is a heroine readers will fall in love with."--Kyra Davis, New York Times bestselling author

"A non-stop, fun read with humor sharp as a stiletto heel."--Ellen Byron, USA Today bestselling author

"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

"Has a heart as big as Los Angeles."--Rachel Howzell Hall, author of the LAPD Detective Elouise Norton series

"Garrett has written a novel with great voice, characters, hilarious moments, and a lot of Hollywood."--BookRiot


Author Notes

Kellye Garrett (East Orange, NJ) spent eight years working in Hollywood, including a stint writing for Cold Case. The first book in her Detective by Day Mystery series, Hollywood Homicide, won the Agatha, Lefty and Independent Publisher "IPPY" awards for best first novel. A former magazine editor, she holds a BS in magazine writing from Florida A&M and an MFA in screenwriting from USC's famed film school. She now works for a leading media company and brainstorms ways to commit murder for her novels.


Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

Agatha-winner Garrett's delightful sequel to 2017's Hollywood Homicide finds former L.A. actress Dayna "Day" Anderson, who was the spokesperson for Chubby's Chicken until a photographer caught her eating something other than one of the fast-food franchise's two-piece combo deals, struggling to launch her career as a private investigator. Day has had some modest success working with a PI who turns out to be unlicensed, but it's not enough to pay her bills. A chance to really prove herself comes along when Hollywood publicist Lyla Davis is fatally shot at an ATM early one morning on La Brea Blvd. Day soon realizes that the apparent botched robbery was a set-up, and she and sidekick Sienna follow the clues to infamous celebrity gossip Anani Miss. The Lucy-and-Ethel-like antics of Day and Sienna provide plenty of laughs, but readers will also enjoy watching Day as she develops her sleuthing skills, including savvy social media tactics. Garrett, who wrote for TV's Cold Case, brings a smart insider's view of contemporary Hollywood to this lighthearted series. Agent: Michelle Richter, Fuse Literary. (Aug.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


Library Journal Review

After solving a hit-and-run case, former commercial spokesperson Dayna -Anderson hopes to become an apprentice to cop-turned-private investigator Aubrey Adams-Parker. She thinks she's found the perfect case when Lyla Davis, spokesperson for the upcoming Silver Sphere Awards event, is killed at an ATM. Dayna's boyfriend, hot actor Omari Grant, had been at the ATM just minutes earlier. Teaming up with best friend Sienna Hayes, a reality star wannabe, and using her wiles and connections to probe the social media secrets of -Hollywood's biggest stars, Dayna's soon caught up in the gossip, all the while urging Aubrey to become a licensed PI so she can continue her own adventures. Yet Dayna's schemes are sidetracked when she realizes she's picked the wrong person as the killer. VERDICT Following the Agatha Award-winning debut, Hollywood Homicide, with Garrett's Tinseltown expertise adding to the fun and humor, Dayna continues her escapades with the help of quirky friends and a mysterious man known only as Z. Fans of Janet Evanovich's "Stephanie Plum" series will feel right at home.-Lesa Holstine, Evansville Vanderburgh P.L., IN © Copyright 2018. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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