The Swap: A Nicole Graves Mystery

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”Full of page-by-page surprises" –Kirkus Reviews

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.

Winner of the Eric Hoffer Award — Best Micro Press Book of the Year

"a hold-onto-the-bar roller coaster of a mystery”RT Book Reviews

Nicole's evolution places her amongst the most intriguing leads in the genre.Foreword Reviews describe her action as "expertly combining menace with bling, making the heroine's adventures both nightmarish and dreamy." .

The Nicole Graves Mysteries

1. The Swap
2. The Bequest
3. Liar Liar
4. The Ransom

All Nicole Graves Mysteries can be read as stand-alone novels.
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About the author

Nancy Boyarsky is the bestselling author of the award-winning Nicole Graves Mysteries.

Reviews compared The Swap to the mysteries of Mary Higgins Clark and praised Nancy for contributing to the "women-driven mystery field with panache" (Foreword Reviews) as well as for their "hold-onto-the-bar roller coaster" plots (RT Book Reviews). Kirkus had special praise for The Bequest, concluding, "Boyarsky's weightless complications expertly combine menace with bling, making the heroine's adventures both nightmarish and dreamy." In Liar Liar, Foreword Reviews falls once more for the "tough and likable protagonist Nicole Graves" and Midwest Book Review praises the "exquisite tension" throughout the story.

Before turning to mysteries, Nancy coauthored Backroom Politics, a New York Times notable book, with her husband, Bill Boyarsky. She has written several textbooks on the justice system as well as articles for publications including the Los Angeles Times, Forbes, and McCall's. She also contributed to political anthologies, including In the Running, about women's political campaigns. In addition to her writing career, she was communications director for political affairs for ARCO. Her debut novel The Swap-book one of the Nicole Graves Mysteries-won the prestigious Eric Hoffer award for Best Micro Press Book of the Year.

In response to the controversial and incendiary themes explored in Liar Liar, Nancy Boyarsky was invited to present at the American Library Association Annual Conference in 2018 on "Women-Driven Mysteries in a Post #MeToo World." In her latest novel, "Boyarsky's imagination serves up a court case that plays with expectations during an era where we push to believe women, resulting in some real bad baddies whom it feels good to root against." (Foreword Reviews).

Liar, Liar is the third Nicole Graves novel, following The Swap ,The Bequest and The Ransom, each of which can be read as a stand alone. Readers are invited to connect with Nancy through her website at nancyboyarsky.com.

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Publisher
Light Messages Publishing
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Published on
Feb 7, 2017
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Pages
342
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ISBN
9781611531879
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / International Mystery & Crime
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths
Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
Fiction / Women
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The truth is elusive in Liar Liar.

"Tough and likeable" (Foreword 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.

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The Nicole Graves Mysteries

1. The Swap
2. The Bequest
3. Liar Liar

4. The Ransom

All Nicole Graves Mysteries can be read as stand-alone novels.
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