I read a handful of really good reviews about this series, so I decided to pick up the first, HOLLYWOOD HOMICIDE.
I was immediately drawn in by Dayna, and her desperate need to both prove her worth to herself, and provide for her family. I love that we have an African-American woman as our protagonist. A woman that is taking charge, kicking ass and solving crimes.
Kellye Garrett's storytelling is very strong, and her voice is unerring. It's obvious that she herself either is or was immersed in Hollywood life - so many of her characters are pitch-perfect, from Dayna the "retired" commercial actress, to Sienna's desperation to make it (by hilarious means), and the seedy underbelly of Hollywood crime.
This easy read kept me guessing throughout - the best I can ask of a mystery novel.
I will undoubtedly be picking up the sequel... Okay, yes, I already have it on reserve at the library.