The Swap

Winner of the 2018

Eric Hoffer Award 











The Swap

"​A charismatic heroine, suspenseful scenes, and a budding romance make this easygoing mystery light enough to take to the beach and engaging enough to keep the reader on their toes, generating excitement for the next installment."


"Boyarsky's weightless complications expertly combine menace with bling, making the heroine's adventures both nightmarish and dreamy."​​​

The Bequest 


Nicole Graves, still reeling from her kidnapping in London, is struggling to balance work at L.A.’s most prestigious law firm and a long-distance romance with her English lover. Things go sideways when she tracks down a missing colleague. The murder of the firm’s in-house investigator, his mysterious wealth, and his inexplicable bequest make Nicole a target for the police, the paparazzi, and the killer. 

When Nicole’s life takes an unexpected turn, she uncovers evil and corruption among the city’s most powerful people. The fast-paced mystery unravels against the backdrop of L.A. with its peculiar mix of balmy weather, the celebrity-crazed media, and a corrupt power structure hidden by the veneer of glamour and wealth.


Nancy Boyarsky 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 her fourth mystery featuring Nicole.​

She lives in L.A. with her husband, the journalist Bill Boyarsky
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​​​Praise for The Swap

"The second book in the Nicole Graves Mystery series is a fast-paced, roller-coaster mystery filled with corruption at the highest level. Characters are shifty and secretive, yet they are also lovable in their own ways. The plot is filled with twists and turns and red herrings. Boyarsky is a creative author and uses this skill to grab fans and not let go until the last page."

Praise for The Bequest


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Praise for Liar Liar

​RT Reviews​

Nicole Graves finds herself in the crosshairs when she reluctantly agrees to babysit a witness in a high-profile rape trial. Mary Ellen Barnes is suing her university’s star quarterback for rape when the authorities won’t act. In the court of public opinion, Mary Ellen appears to be the quintessential, pious, good girl. But her lies and mysterious comings and goings lead Nicole to suspect that she’s not what she seems.

It isn’t just Mary Ellen who’s acting suspiciously. No one wants to own up to the truth in Liar Liar, not even Nicole, whose fiancé begs her not to look into the case. But when the witness goes missing during the trial, Nicole is caught up in a tangle of lies that turns deadly. After the investigator assigned to the case fails to do his job, Nicole is determined to find the killer on her own, no matter the risks.

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See why readers love Nancy's "fast paced story," "quick pace," "unpredictable twists," "interesting plots" and "heart-pounding action," and reviewers describe her action as "expertly combining menace with bling, making the heroine's adventures both "nightmarish and dreamy."


Laura Levine, Author of the popular Jaine Austen

mysteries:

"LIAR LIAR had me hooked from the start. Nicole Graves is the best fictional sleuth to come down the pike since Sue Grafton’s Kinsey Millhone. I loved following her adventures both in and out of court in this compelling legal thriller."

A house swap gone bad adds up to one of the year's most exciting mystery novels. 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. The unrelenting action makes the Nicole Graves series among the of the best books in the female sleuth genre.



Foreword 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." 

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26015419-the-bequest

​​​BOYARSKY

kirkus:

Liar Liar 


Foreword Reviews: 

NANCY 

Page-turning mystery novels