Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Hollywood Ending (Detective by Day #2) by Kellye Garrett: Review

Hollywood Ending is a fast paced page turner with well developed characters and a story line that has a nice twist. Garrett has a fun and energetic writing style that kept me engaged for the entire story.

If you are looking for an entertaining and very modern detective series with a smart but still not totally together African American female investigator the Detective by Day series is one that I would highly recommend picking up. Dayna Anderson is very much the millennial finding her way in the world, but she still feels relatable and likable. I'm am so looking forward to being on the journey of her developing her talents and becoming more secure in her abilities. 

**I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.**

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 popular Silver Sphere Awards publicist Lyla Davis is killed during a botched ATM robbery, the celebratory mood comes to an abrupt halt.

Dayna Anderson--an actress turned apprentice private investigator--uncovers the killer almost immediately. Unfortunately, what starts as an open-and-shut case turns out to be anything but. Lyla's murder was no robbery-gone-wrong. Someone hired the gunman to kill her. Diving back into the investigation, Dayna gets a backstage look at the worlds of gossip blogging, Hollywood royalty, and one of entertainment's most respected awards shows--all while trying to avoid her own Hollywood ending.

About the Author

Kellye Garrett’s first novel, Hollywood Homicide, won Agatha, Lefty and IPPY awards for best first novel. It was also nominated for Anthony, Macavity, and Barry awards. Hollywood Ending, her second book in the Detective by Day mystery series, is in stores now. In addition to writing, she currently serves on the national Board of Directors of Sisters in Crime as its Publicity Liaison.

Kellye previously 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 living—probably 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 USC’s 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 company—while still happily brainstorming ways to commit murder. 

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