Praise for The Swap 
From RT Book Reviews:
"This is a hold-onto-the-bar roller coaster of a mystery with murder, missing persons, drugs and a little romance. Characters are cheeky, crazy and some are even lovable. The plot is fast paced, with surprises around each corner. Nancy Boyarsky has written a fine debut novel. This is a first book in a series, and readers will be waiting for the next installment to see what is in store for Nicole Graves."

Michelle Anne Schingler, Foreward Reviews
"Mary Higgins Clark meets London in the first novel from Nancy Boyarsky. The pace of Boyarsky's story and the thrill of surprising new developments lead to a nail-biting adventure whose thralls are difficult to escape. Nicole's evolution places her amongst the most intriguing leads in the genre. The Swap contributes to the women-driven mystery field with panache." 

Laura Levine, author of the Jaine Austen Mysteries 
"I loved this Hitchcockian thriller of a woman who innocently swaps houses only to find herself caught up in a web of mystery and intrigue. (Not to mention a bit of romance.) Taut, suspenseful, and fast-paced, THE SWAP is a terrific read. I recommend it highly."

Charles Rosenberg, author, best selling mystery Death on a High Floor

"Well written, non-stop, can't-put-it-down suspense."


When Nicole Graves arranges a summer-long swap of her Los Angeles condo for a London couple’s house, she thinks it’s the perfect arrangement. She’s always dreamed of seeing the real London; she’s also hopeful the time away with her husband Brad will be good for their troubled marriage. But things don’t turn out the way Nicole expects: The Londoners fail to arrive in L.A. and appear to be missing. Then people begin following Nicole and making threats, demanding information she doesn’t have. Soon, Nicole realizes she’s in serious trouble––but she can’t get Brad or the police to believe her. When the confrontations turn deadly, Nicole must either solve the case or become the next victim. 

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The Swap

The Bequest

The Bequest, to be released August 2017, continues Nicole's story. This mystery is set in Los Angeles. When her workmate is murdered, Nicole is caught up in a case that goes viral in the media. She becomes the target of both the paparazzi and the murderer and has to figure out how to outsmart both.

coauthored  Backroom Politics, a New York Times notable book, with her husband. She has written several textbooks on the justice system and contributed to political anthologies, including In the Running, about women’s political campaigns and The Challenge of California by the late Eugene Lee. She has also written articles on a variety of subjects for the Los Angeles Times, West magazine,  Forbes, McCalls, Playgirl, Westways and other publications.

She is currently working on another mystery featuring Nicole, as well as Family Recipes for Gastroenteritis, a tragicomic memoir of growing up in Oakland in a family at the far end of disfunctionality.​

She lives in L.A. with her husband, the journalist Bill Boyarsky
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