Kellye Garrett

About the Author

Kellye Garrett is the author of Like a Sister—an Edgar nominee for Best Novel, Anthony Award winner for Best Hardcover Mystery, and Lefty Award winner for Best Mystery—as well as Hollywood Homicide, which won Agatha, Anthony, Lefty, and Independent Publisher “IPPY” awards for Best First Novel and was named one of Time's 100 Best Mystery and Thriller Books of All Time and BookBub’s Top 100 Crime Novels of All Time, and Hollywood Ending, which was nominated for both Anthony and Lefty awards. Prior to writing novels, Garrett spent eight years working in Hollywood, including a stint writing for Cold Case. She is a New Jersey native, a cofounder of Crime Writers of Color, and a former board member of Sisters in Crime.

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June 2024

  • "Protagonists Push Back" Author Panel

    MOTIVE Crime & Mystery Festival hosts Kellye Garrett in conversation with author Conor Kerr about their books and challenges their protagonists face. Get tickets now.

    MOTIVE Crime & Mystery Festival | Toronto, ON

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