The Swap is “full of page-by-page surprises” –Kirkus Reviews
“a hold-onto-the-bar roller coaster of a mystery” –RT Book 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 The Bequest Nicole Graves, still reeling from her London kidnapping in The Swap, 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. Liar Liar As a newly minted private investigator, Nicole Graves expects to take on legal cases for corporate clients. But when her client’s son, Brad Rexton, is killed trying to protect his wife, Ashley, from a home invasion-turned-kidnapping, the firm is hired to investigate. Nicole soon discovers that Ashley is not the person she claims to be.
“Nicole Graves is the best fictional sleuth to come down the pike since Sue Grafton’s Kinsey Millhone.” Laura Levine, author of the popular Jaine Austen MysteriesThe Nicole Graves Mysteries have been compared to Mary Higgins Clark, and are praised 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) with “adventures both nightmarish and dreamy”(Kirkus Reviews).
The Swap (Book 1)
“Mary Higgins Clark meets London” Foreword 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, but instead she finds she’s accidentally stumbled into an international drug ring.
The Bequest (Book 2)
“Boyarsky’s weightless complications expertly combine menace with bling, making the heroine’s adventures both nightmarish and dreamy.”Kirkus Reviews
When Nicole’s life takes an unexpected turn with an unwelcome inheritance, she uncovers evil and corruption among the city’s most powerful people.
Liar Liar (Book 3)
“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
Nicole Graves finds herself in the crosshairs when she reluctantly agrees to babysit a witness in a high-profile trial. No one wants to own up to the truth in Liar Liar, not even Nicole, whose fiance 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.