Kellye Garrett chats to Craig Sisterson about her novel Like a Sister, Crime Writers of Color, winning a Lefty Award, screenwriting and writing humour.
LIKE A SISTER: She found out her sister was back in New York from Instagram.
She found out about her death from the New York Daily News.
But she’s the only one convinced it wasn’t an accident . . .
Desiree Pierce, a Black reality TV star, is found dead on a playground in the Bronx. Her death is quickly declared an overdose by the police and the media – tragic, but not a crime.
Lena Scott, Desiree’s sister, knows that can’t be true. Torn apart by Desiree’s partying and by their father, a wealthy and influential hip-hop mogul, the sisters haven’t spoken in years. But some things about Desiree couldn’t have changed, even with time.
Nobody is listening to her, but Lena is determined not to let anyone brush off her sister’s death. She will find justice, even if it means uncovering the family’s darkest secrets – or putting her own life at risk.
Because there are two sides to every story – the one being told, and the one nobody wants you to know . . .
KELLYE GARRETT is the author of the upcoming suspense novel Like A Sister (Mulholland Books) and the acclaimed Detective by Day lightweight mysteries. The first, Hollywood Homicide, won the Anthony, Agatha, Lefty, and IPPY for best first novel. It’s also one of BookBub’s “Top 100 Crime Novels of All Time.” The second, Hollywood Ending, was featured on the TODAY show’s Best Summer Reads of 2019 and was nominated for both Anthony and Lefty awards. She serves on Sisters in Crime’s national board and is a co-founder of Crime Writers of Color.
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Craig Sisterson is a features writer and crime fiction expert from New Zealand who writes for newspapers and magazines in several countries. In recent years he's interviewed hundreds of crime writers and talked about the genre on national radio, top podcasts, and onstage at festivals on three continents. He's been a judge of the McIlvanney Prize and Ned Kelly Awards, and is founder of the Ngaio Marsh Awards and co-founder of Rotorua Noir. He lives in London with his daughter. He is the author of SOUTHERN CROSS CRIME: The Pocket Essentials Guide to the Crime Fiction, Film & TV of Australia & New Zealand.
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