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Hollywood Homicide: 03/12/22

Hollywood Homicide

Hollywood Homicide by Kellye Garrett is the start of the Detective by Day mystery series. Dayna Anderson doesn't want to be spending her time investigating a murder but she and her friends witnessed something that could break a case wide open. There's also a hefty reward and she desperately needs the money.

The investigation begins simply enough: trying to identify and remember the details of the speeding car that nearly hit them. But the process leads down a rabbit hole and pretty soon she's full on investigating.

The setting is Los Angeles — Beverly Hills, Hollywood, and surrounds. It's the same area as the Mommy-Track mystery series by Ayelet Waldman. The series, though, are separated by a decade. The focus is different two: older vs younger, married vs. single, white and Jewish vs. Black and Christian, Gen X vs Millennial. But Los Angeles is still Los Angeles and Hollywood is still Hollywood.

The mystery is a good puzzle. I liked that Dayna was driven but not reckless. She has a good set of friends meaning she's not a solo amateur sleuth.

The second book is Hollywood Ending (2018).

Five stars

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