Kellye Garrett

Kellye Garrett, photo by Carucha L. Meuse
Kellye Garrett, photo by Carucha L. Meuse

Kellye Garrett is author of the acclaimed suspense novel Like A Sister, which was a Book of the Month April 2022 selection, featured on TODAY, and chosen by Oxygen as their July 2022 book club pick.

She’s also the author of the Detective by Day lightweight mysteries. The first in the series, Hollywood Homicide, won the Anthony Award for first novel, the Agatha Award for best first novel, Left Coast Crime’s “Lefty” award for best debut mystery novel, an IPPY award for excellence in independent publishing, and was named one of BookBub’s top 100 crime novels of all time.

Prior to writing novels, Garrett spent eight years working in Hollywood, including a stint writing for Cold Case. She is a cofounder of Crime Writers of Color.


selected bibliography

Like a Sister by Kellye Garrett
Like a Sister (2022)
Hollywood Ending by Kellye Garrett
Hollywood Ending (Detective by Day Mystery Book 2) (2018)
Hollywood Homicide by Kellye Garrett
Hollywood Homicide (Detective by Day Mystery Book 1) (2017)

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online resources

Kellye Garrett’s website

Video: Garrett talks inspiration on Oxygen