Taylor O’Brian is a new businesswoman, founder of “Taylor’s Off The Beaten Path Wine Tours,” who lives on a small winery with her Aunt Jemma. She plans to take small groups around romantic Sonoma county to discover some of the county’s outdoor gardens. It’s all running as smooth as can be until Laura, the leader of the group of yoga instructors she’s leading, is found dead. And it’s Taylor’s corkscrew that’s found buried in Laura’s neck.
She’s not sure who to trust, and everyone around suddenly seems suspect. Only two weeks after the murder, her very own administrative assistant, Amy, marries Laura’s husband, Dan, who doesn’t seem very bereaved about being widowed, and the three yoga masters who were also out on the tour begin to seem shady. Taylor can’t afford to jump ship from her new business endeavor, but just as she begins her investigation, another dead body surfaces. This time, it’s Dan’s sister. And the killer is coming for Taylor next.
Now it’s up to Taylor to uncork this open-bottle mystery, before more blood is spilled. For fans of Laura Childs and Ellen Crosby, A Case of Syrah, Syrah is the charming first in bestselling author Nancy J. Parra’s Wine Country mysteries.
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.
Praise for A Case of Syrah, Syrah:
“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
“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