First off, I like J.D. Robb's "In Death" series. They're all set in a dystopian future New York, and follow NYPD Lieutenant Eve Dallas, and her mega-rich, once criminal husband, Roarke. ((J.D. Robb is a pseudonym for J.R.R. Tolkien (Sorry, I mean Nora Roberts))
In this installment, a film company visits NYC, shooting a vid (as they're called in the series) about Eve's last case, which was sensationalized in a bestselling novel. One night, the producers throw an opulent party, and one of the film's stars ends up dead. Eve and her friend and partner, Peabody, have to track down the killer, and bring him or her to justice.
That's a pretty straightforward paperback mystery plot, but it feels so much more interesting in "Celebrity in Death." Part of it is J.D. Robb's writing; part of it is the "In Death" world she's created and developed through over 30 books. I haven't found one yet that disappointed.