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A Case of Syrah, Syrah

A California Wine Country Mystery (A Winemaker Mystery #1)

Nancy J. Parra


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Winery tour guide Taylor O’Brian must weed out a killer in this intoxicating series debut perfect for fans of Laura Childs and Ellen Crosby.

Prospects are looking rosy for Taylor O’Brian, founder of “Off the Beaten Path” Wine Country Tours, who lives on a small winery with her Aunt Jemma and leads tours around romantic Sonoma County. At first blush, things are running smoothly, until a tour member is found dead—with Taylor’s corkscrew buried in her neck.

Taylor has no nose for detective work, but as she begins to follow a trail of bottled-up secrets, events take a sour new turn. Only two weeks after the murder, her assistant Amy marries Dan, the dead woman’s husband, whose short-lived bereavement seems like a sham. And just as her investigation begins to take shape, Dan’s sister turns up dead. Could Taylor be next on the list?

Now it’s up to Taylor to uncork this open-bottle mystery before more blood is spilled. A dry, witty, complex bouquet of a whodunit, A Case of Syrah, Syrah, the charming first in Nancy J. Parra’s Sonoma Wine Country mysteries, will delight cozy and wine lovers alike.

Praise For A Case of Syrah, Syrah: A California Wine Country Mystery (A Winemaker Mystery #1)

Praise for A Case of Syrah, Syrah:
“Sparkling...Hurrah, hurrah for the freshness Parra brings to this cozy.”
Publishers Weekly

"With recipes and wine details, this series debut from the author of Newlywed Dead will appeal to fans of Ellen Crosby’s...and Linda Lovely”
Library Journal

"An engaging lead character, the rich wine-country frame, and hints of possible romance in the future offer scope for future installments in the series."

"Parra provides the reader with many twists and turns, and a satisfying solution. This is a good book to curl up with on a cold winter night—and don’t forget a nice glass of Syrah!”
NY Journal of Books

“A delightful new series that will tingle your taste buds and make you want to pick up and move to Sonoma. Don’t miss this reading deliciousness.”
—Paige Shelton, New York Times bestselling author of the Country Cooking School mysteries

"A full-bodied mystery with a hint of revenge, romantic notes and a satisfying finish redolent of its origin in the rich Sonoma County terroir. Drink up!"
—Leslie Meier, New York Times bestselling author of Turkey Trot Murder

“A delicious debut to what promises to be a fun series.”
Suspense Magazine

"Mix together a plucky heroine who won’t take ’no’ for an answer, loyal friends and family, a cute puppy, a hot sheriff, delicious wine in scenic Sonoma, and you have the perfect read to pair with your own beverage of choice. A Case of Syrah, Syrah, the first in Nancy J. Parra’s new series, bubbles like the finest champagne."
—Joyce Tremel, author of the Brewing Trouble mysteries

Crooked Lane Books, 9781683314332, 320pp.

Publication Date: December 12, 2017

About the Author

Nancy J. Parra, also known as Nancy Coco, is the bestselling author of the Perfect Proposals mysteries, and the Baker’s Treat mysteries. Her writing has been praised as witty and her protagonists plucky by reviewers around the world. She lives in Oregon with her trusty Bichon-Poo. Nancy is a member of Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America, writes for the Killer Character Blog on the 8th of every month and loves to hear from readers.