Tuesday, October 24, 2023

Blurb Blitz + #Giveaway: The Big Shakeup by Nancy Boyarsky @NancyBoyarsky @GoddessFish

The Big Shakeup

by Nancy Boyarsky

GENRE: Mystery


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.

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She got up and hurried down the hall to Jerry’s office to see if his computer was still there. The odor she’d noticed before grew stronger as she approached his door. When Nicole opened it, the smell was unmistakable. It was blood—blood that had been left to ripen a while. She turned on her flashlight and swept the room with its beam. There was something lying on the floor near the desk. Hair rose on the back of her neck as she approached it. Just as she feared, it was a body. As soon as she was close enough, she focused the flashlight on its face and rocked back on her heels. It was Diana Chang, the young woman who’d arrived with Nate Goodman when Jerry was bleeding out. From the amount of blood on the floor, it looked as if Diana had bled out hours ago. She’d been shot through the forehead, and she was very dead.

Nicole got out the burner phone, ready to call 911. Only then did she realize that she—of all people—couldn’t report Diana’s death. Even calling anonymously was out of the question. It might allow the police to track her new phone and learn she’d been at the scene of yet another murder. She also had the feeling that, whether or not they tracked her here, they were still going to blame her for Diana’s death.

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Nancy’s award-winning 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). 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.

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 justice system and contributed to anthologies, including In the Running about women’s political campaigns and The Challenge of California. She has also written for the Los Angeles Times, West magazine, Forbes, McCall’s, Playgirl, Westways, and other publications. She was communications director for political affairs for ARCO.

In addition to writing mysteries, Nancy is producer and director of the “Inside Golden State Politics” podcast.

Nancy can be contacted through her website.

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Marcy Meyer said...

The cover looks great. I enjoyed the excerpt.

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thank you so much for hosting today.

traciem said...

What's your favorite childhood memory?

Nancy Boyarsky said...

Thank you for featuring my book today on The Avid Reader.

Sherry said...

Sounds like a book I will enjoy reading.

Nancy Boyarsky said...

Traciem, My favorite childhood memory is playing in the park after we moved next door to it. This was in a world where parents didn't have to worry about kids playing outside without parental supervision. We were free as birds. At mealtime, mother would stand by the fence that separated our house from the park and call us home. What bliss!

Nancy Boyarsky said...

Sherry, Thanks for your support. Hope you check out at least the free excerpt offered at online bookstores.

Elaine G said...

Sounds like an interesting book.

Debbie P said...

This sounds like a very good read.