Nicole Lewis leads a hectic life, balancing 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 office mate, the firm’s in-house investigator, and finds him murdered. Robert’s murder, his mysterious wealth, and his inexplicable bequest make Nicole a target for the police, the paparazzi, and the killer. As Nicole’s love life takes an unexpected turn, she uncovers evil and corruption among the city’s most powerful people. The thriller plays out against the backdrop of Los Angeles, with its peculiar mix of balmy weather, the celebrity-crazed media, and a corrupt power structure hidden by the veneer of glamour and wealth. Nicole’s previous adventure in England, when a house swap went criminally wrong, is told in Nancy Boyarsky’s first novel featuring Nicole, The Swap: A Mystery.

The Bequest: A Mystery

The Bequest: A Mystery is even better than The Swap, which was itself a great read!
— Charles Rosenberg, Best-selling author of Death on a High Floor

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Publication: August 15, 2017

What a roller coaster of a ride! Found myself turning pages late into the night as heroine Nicole Lewis fights for her life (and finds romance) in this gripping story of corruption in the highest echelons of Los Angeles's power elite. Loved it! 
-- Laura Levine, author of the Jaine Austen Mystery series.