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The Moscow Affair

A Nicole Graves Mystery (Nicole Graves Mysteries)

Nancy Boyarsky

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"The Moscow Affair is a thoroughly entertaining and unforgettable thriller punctuated by smart dialog, richly crafted scenes, and a topical plot." –Dave Edlund, USA Today bestselling author of Valiant Savage

In this fast-paced mystery, P.I. Nicole Graves agrees to an unusual, short-term assignment working for MI6 in Russia. It sounds straight-forward, even pleasant: a two-week luxury riverboat cruise on the Volga, observing a group of fellow passengers and filing a daily report on their activities. It's simple enough, except for one caveat: No matter what these people do, she’s to tell her handler at MI6—no one else, especially not the Russian police. When one of the riverboat passengers winds up dead, Nicole realizes this assignment was anything but straightforward.

Soon, Nicole is immersed in a high-stakes game of murder and espionage where trusting a stranger can be as deadly as a bullet.?

"Nicole Graves is the best fictional sleuth to come down the pike since Sue Grafton’s Kinsey Millhone." –Laura Levine, bestselling author of the Jaine Austen Mysteries

The Nicole Graves Mysteries have been compared to the mysteries of Mary Higgins Clark and 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).

Kirkus Reviews concluded, "Boyarsky's weightless complications expertly combine menace with bling, making the heroine's adventures both nightmarish and dreamy." And Foreword Reviews has fallen for the "tough and likable protagonist Nicole Graves" while Midwest Book Review praises the "exquisite tension" throughout the plot.


Praise For The Moscow Affair: A Nicole Graves Mystery (Nicole Graves Mysteries)

"The Moscow Affair is a thoroughly entertaining and unforgettable thriller punctuated by smart dialog, richly crafted scenes, and a topical plot. Nicole Graves, the intelligent and unassuming heroine, finds herself drawn into what is supposed to be a simple surveillance assignment while on a riverboat cruise in Russia. The assignment is anything but simple, and soon Nicole is immersed in a high-stakes game of murder and espionage where trusting a stranger can be as deadly as a bullet." —Dave Edlund, USA Today bestselling author of Valiant Savage

Light Messages Publishing, 9781611533811, 220pp.

Publication Date: September 21, 2021



About the Author

Nancy Boyarsky is the author of the Nicole Graves Mysteries. Her sixth installment of the series, The Moscow Affair, will be released September 28, 2021. Her last Nicole Graves adventure, The Entitled, was published September 29, 2020 by Light Messages Publishing.

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 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, McCalls, 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, nancyboyarsky.com.