The Big Shakeup

The Big Shakeup

by Nancy Boyarsky
The Big Shakeup

The Big Shakeup

by Nancy Boyarsky


    Qualifies for Free Shipping
    Check Availability at Nearby Stores

Related collections and offers


Everyone is innocent until proven guilty, or so they say.

P.I. Nicole Graves arrives early at work, just as Los Angeles is hit with "the Big One," a long-predicted, devastating earthquake. When the building stops shaking, Nicole finds Jerry, her boss, in his office dying of a gunshot wound. It appears to be suicide.

Nicole is shocked to learn that the police have decided Jerry's death was murder and even more shocked that she's their only suspect when there's no shortage of people with motives. And there's the question of why the detectives are pursuing this one case when all city workers, including the police, are in an all-out search and rescue operation for survivors. All she can do is evade capture long enough to prove her innocence and catch the real culprit.

Nancy Boyarsky's writing has been praised as "well-crafted, tautly-written" by James Lilliefors, author of the Amy Hunter novels The Psalmist and The Tempest, and "thoroughly entertaining and unforgettable" by Dave Edlund, USA TODAY bestselling author of the Peter Savage Novels.

"Like John le Carre, Boyarsky portrays a world of espionage that's more grit than glamour and where it can be a struggle to distinguish the good guys from the bad. A real page-turner with a satisfying resolution." -Mally Becker, author of The Turncoat's Widow (Praise for The Moscow Affair, Nicole Graves Book 6)

Each book in the Nicole Graves Mysteries is written as a stand-alone. Readers do not need to read every book in the series to follow along.

Order of Books in the Nicole Graves Mysteries:

1. The Swap

2. The Bequest

3. Liar, Liar

4. The Ransom

5. The Entitled

6. The Moscow Affair

7. The Big Shakeup

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781611535310
Publisher: Torchflame Books
Publication date: 09/26/2023
Series: Nicole Graves Mysteries , #7
Pages: 178
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.41(d)

About the Author

The Big Shakeup: A Nicole Graves Mystery is Nancy Boyarsky's seventh mystery. Before turning to mysteries, Nancy coauthored Backroom Politics, a New York Times notable book, with her husband, former columnist and city editor of the Los Angeles Times. She has written several high school textbooks on the justice system as well as general-interest articles for the Los Angeles Times' West Magazine, Forbes, the California Journal, 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. Aside from writing mysteries, Nancy is producer, director, and sound engineer for the podcast Inside Golden State Politics. Readers are invited to connect with Nancy through her website at
From the B&N Reads Blog

Customer Reviews