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Nancy Boyarsky

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Oakland, California, The United States
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Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, Ann Tyler, Tana French, Sarah Waters

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The Swap is Nancy Boyarsky’s debut novel and the first of the Nicole Graves Mystery series. Her second novel in the series, The Bequest, is also available online and in bookstores. Book three, Liar Liar, was released last September. The fourth in the series, The Ransom, will be released September 17th, 2019.

Nancy's books 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).

Nancy has been a writer and editor for her entire working career. She coauthored Backroom Politics, a New York Times notable book, with her husband Bill Boyarsky. She has written several textbooks on the j
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Nancy Boyarsky Megan: Here are some book recommendations for you: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. I read it when I was your age and it is still one of my favorit…moreMegan: Here are some book recommendations for you: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. I read it when I was your age and it is still one of my favorite books. You would probably enjoy The Princess Diaries series, The Hunger Games series, and books about KiKi Strike books by Kirsten Miller. If you're into grownup mysteries, my favorites are In the Woods by Tana French (warning: it's scary) and
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.

I have written six books, but this is my first novel. The other books were nonfiction, and four of those were high school textbooks.

I have always loved writing, from the time I learned how to print, and reading fiction. So of course I wanted to be a writer when I grew up.

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Nancy Boyarsky So many to choose from: Pip and Estella from Great Expectations; Elizabeth and Darcy from Pride and Prejudice. But I would pick Harriet and Guy Pringl…moreSo many to choose from: Pip and Estella from Great Expectations; Elizabeth and Darcy from Pride and Prejudice. But I would pick Harriet and Guy Pringle from Olivia Manning's incomparable six-part series Fortunes of War. This is one of my all-time favorites. I've read it several times and always enjoy it.(less)
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Everyday Mystery #4

The Halloween House

Not so very long ago, a run-down, Spanish-style house stood on a corner a few blocks from us. Its exterior was dingy white stucco that never, to my notice, had been painted in the many years it was there. Its most outstanding feature—which pulled the eye away from the house itself—was the old black hearse parked in the driveway.

I never saw the hearse being driven, never knew if Read more of this blog post »
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