A Case of Syrah, Syrah

A Case of Syrah, Syrah

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 Taylor O?Brian is a new businesswoman, founder of ?Taylor?s Off The Beaten Path Wine Tours,? who li...

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Title:A Case of Syrah, Syrah
Author:Nancy J. Parra
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Genres:Mystery
ISBN:1683314336
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:311 pages pages

A Case of Syrah, Syrah Reviews

  • Lesa
    Dec 11, 2017

    Taylor O?Brian had moved to live with her Aunt Jemma when her health came into question on her aunt's small winery. Wanting to make her own way though Taylor decided to cash in on the local scenery and bought an old VW bus much like the famous Mystery Machine and planned to start up ...

    Taylor O'Brien and her Aunt Jemma live in Sonoma, CA. Aunt Jemma owns a small winery. Her home is located nearby, along with a pool and a building for wine tastings, weddings, etc. Taylor lives in the pool house. She moved back to Sonoma six months before after her Aunt had a heart att...

    This debut cozy mystery takes place in the wine country of Sonoma, California. The protagonist moves to be closer to her aunt who owns a vineyard. Starting a tour business, the very first trip ends in someone being murdered. Many of the characters are likable, and the pets are cute and...

    Reviewed for Netgalley and Crooked Lane Books A Case of Syrah, Syrah is another hit in the cozy mysteries genre. Having only read a few books in this genre I was interested to see if I would enjoy it as much as I have previous titles. It did not disappoint. What you find are som...

    Winery mystery - TASTY! If only it was possible to Skype a glass. Taylor has recently moved back to Albuquerque to be near her Aunt Jemma. Syrah wine is sampled at Jemma's winery which has been in business for many years. I would have liked more background on the winery and it's worker...

    Dollycas?s Thoughts As soon as I saw this cover I knew I had to read this book. Yes, the wine, the vineyard, and the VW bus, but it was the cat the really caught my attention. Look at those eyes. I was happy to learn there is a canine in the story too. Taylor O?Brian?s Aunt...

    A new series featuring California wine county. A fast-moving and easy to read cozy mystery. I felt the characters were not well developed and the author has not done a lot of research on the subject. The plot has been used often. There is a dog and cat but they are not really involved ...

    This is the first book I have read by this author and the first in a new series. I enjoyed the premise of the book and thought it was well written. The mystery was solid and woven throughout the story. The victim was not well liked so that allowed the author to provide a number of susp...

    **I voluntarily read this ARC** I really wanted to like this book more than I did. I loved the mystery, I just couldn't handle Taylor. I found her to be annoying and a bit obnoxious. I did love how delightfully quirky some of the minor characters were. ...

    I quite liked Taylor, the amateur sleuth, who runs a California wine country tour in between showing guests around her aunt's boutique vineyard. The account is nicely modern with people tweeting their trip and photos. The body count is implausibly high but a good point is that many...

    A Case of Syrah, Syrah is a great first book in Nancy J. Parra?s new Wine Country Mystery series. It has a very interesting and fast-paced mystery and although the lead character needs more personality, the secondary characters are great. Our protagonist is Taylor O?Brian who h...

    Amateur sleuth Taylor O'Brian asks, "What could possibly go wrong?" Everything, beginning with Taylor herself in Nancy J. Parra's first Wine Country mystery, A Case of Syrah, Syrah. When Taylor's Aunt Jemma had heart problems, Taylor moved to her aunt's small winery in Sonoma County...

  • Fred
    Aug 30, 2017

    Taylor O?Brian had moved to live with her Aunt Jemma when her health came into question on her aunt's small winery. Wanting to make her own way though Taylor decided to cash in on the local scenery and bought an old VW bus much like the famous Mystery Machine and planned to start up ...

    Taylor O'Brien and her Aunt Jemma live in Sonoma, CA. Aunt Jemma owns a small winery. Her home is located nearby, along with a pool and a building for wine tastings, weddings, etc. Taylor lives in the pool house. She moved back to Sonoma six months before after her Aunt had a heart att...

    This debut cozy mystery takes place in the wine country of Sonoma, California. The protagonist moves to be closer to her aunt who owns a vineyard. Starting a tour business, the very first trip ends in someone being murdered. Many of the characters are likable, and the pets are cute and...

    Reviewed for Netgalley and Crooked Lane Books A Case of Syrah, Syrah is another hit in the cozy mysteries genre. Having only read a few books in this genre I was interested to see if I would enjoy it as much as I have previous titles. It did not disappoint. What you find are som...

    Winery mystery - TASTY! If only it was possible to Skype a glass. Taylor has recently moved back to Albuquerque to be near her Aunt Jemma. Syrah wine is sampled at Jemma's winery which has been in business for many years. I would have liked more background on the winery and it's worker...

    Dollycas?s Thoughts As soon as I saw this cover I knew I had to read this book. Yes, the wine, the vineyard, and the VW bus, but it was the cat the really caught my attention. Look at those eyes. I was happy to learn there is a canine in the story too. Taylor O?Brian?s Aunt...

    A new series featuring California wine county. A fast-moving and easy to read cozy mystery. I felt the characters were not well developed and the author has not done a lot of research on the subject. The plot has been used often. There is a dog and cat but they are not really involved ...

    This is the first book I have read by this author and the first in a new series. I enjoyed the premise of the book and thought it was well written. The mystery was solid and woven throughout the story. The victim was not well liked so that allowed the author to provide a number of susp...

    **I voluntarily read this ARC** I really wanted to like this book more than I did. I loved the mystery, I just couldn't handle Taylor. I found her to be annoying and a bit obnoxious. I did love how delightfully quirky some of the minor characters were. ...

    I quite liked Taylor, the amateur sleuth, who runs a California wine country tour in between showing guests around her aunt's boutique vineyard. The account is nicely modern with people tweeting their trip and photos. The body count is implausibly high but a good point is that many...

    A Case of Syrah, Syrah is a great first book in Nancy J. Parra?s new Wine Country Mystery series. It has a very interesting and fast-paced mystery and although the lead character needs more personality, the secondary characters are great. Our protagonist is Taylor O?Brian who h...

    Amateur sleuth Taylor O'Brian asks, "What could possibly go wrong?" Everything, beginning with Taylor herself in Nancy J. Parra's first Wine Country mystery, A Case of Syrah, Syrah. When Taylor's Aunt Jemma had heart problems, Taylor moved to her aunt's small winery in Sonoma County...

    Taylor O'Brian has started a new business in the Sonoma wine country. She wants to do bus tours of little known attractions. Her first tour group are yoga instructors including the instructor who had an argument with Taylor when she came late to a class. Laura, the micromanaging instru...

    I liked this book. Nancy Parra has a writing style I enjoy and the subject matter was quite timely with the disclosure of the Equifax mess last week. I would warn readers that Taylor is one of those cozy heroines who doesn't listen to her lawyer and the extent she goes to in her invest...

    Taylor O'Brian returned to Sonoma County from San Francisco because her aunt, who owns a winery, needs help. She decided to open her own wine country tour company - Taylor O'Brian's "Off the Beaten Path" Wine Country Tours - in the hopes it will give her a decent income. Her first ...

    This book introduces us to Taylor O'Brian, a young, newly single former advertising executive from San Francisco living at her aunts winery. She has moved to Sonoma to help look after her Aunt Jemma who recently suffered a heart attack. Although her aunt is doing much better she doesn'...

    Title: A Case of Syrah, Syrah - Wine Country Mystery Author: Nancy J. Parra Publisher: Crooked Lane Books Published: 12-12-2017 Pages: 320 Genre: Mystery & Thriller Sub-Genre: Amateur Sleuth, Suspense, Cozy Mystery, Women's Fiction, ISBN: 9781683314332 ASIN: B0723967CW Re...

    A Case of Syrah, Syrah is the first book in the A Wine Country Mystery series. Taylor O?Brian help her Aunt Jemma at her aunt?s winery while she is busy getting her tour business off the ground. Her business, Taylor?s Off The Beaten Path Wine Tours, will tour interesting sight...

  • Jeannie and Louis Rigod
    Dec 27, 2017

    Taylor O?Brian had moved to live with her Aunt Jemma when her health came into question on her aunt's small winery. Wanting to make her own way though Taylor decided to cash in on the local scenery and bought an old VW bus much like the famous Mystery Machine and planned to start up ...

    Taylor O'Brien and her Aunt Jemma live in Sonoma, CA. Aunt Jemma owns a small winery. Her home is located nearby, along with a pool and a building for wine tastings, weddings, etc. Taylor lives in the pool house. She moved back to Sonoma six months before after her Aunt had a heart att...

    This debut cozy mystery takes place in the wine country of Sonoma, California. The protagonist moves to be closer to her aunt who owns a vineyard. Starting a tour business, the very first trip ends in someone being murdered. Many of the characters are likable, and the pets are cute and...

    Reviewed for Netgalley and Crooked Lane Books A Case of Syrah, Syrah is another hit in the cozy mysteries genre. Having only read a few books in this genre I was interested to see if I would enjoy it as much as I have previous titles. It did not disappoint. What you find are som...

    Winery mystery - TASTY! If only it was possible to Skype a glass. Taylor has recently moved back to Albuquerque to be near her Aunt Jemma. Syrah wine is sampled at Jemma's winery which has been in business for many years. I would have liked more background on the winery and it's worker...

    Dollycas?s Thoughts As soon as I saw this cover I knew I had to read this book. Yes, the wine, the vineyard, and the VW bus, but it was the cat the really caught my attention. Look at those eyes. I was happy to learn there is a canine in the story too. Taylor O?Brian?s Aunt...

    A new series featuring California wine county. A fast-moving and easy to read cozy mystery. I felt the characters were not well developed and the author has not done a lot of research on the subject. The plot has been used often. There is a dog and cat but they are not really involved ...

    This is the first book I have read by this author and the first in a new series. I enjoyed the premise of the book and thought it was well written. The mystery was solid and woven throughout the story. The victim was not well liked so that allowed the author to provide a number of susp...

    **I voluntarily read this ARC** I really wanted to like this book more than I did. I loved the mystery, I just couldn't handle Taylor. I found her to be annoying and a bit obnoxious. I did love how delightfully quirky some of the minor characters were. ...

    I quite liked Taylor, the amateur sleuth, who runs a California wine country tour in between showing guests around her aunt's boutique vineyard. The account is nicely modern with people tweeting their trip and photos. The body count is implausibly high but a good point is that many...

    A Case of Syrah, Syrah is a great first book in Nancy J. Parra?s new Wine Country Mystery series. It has a very interesting and fast-paced mystery and although the lead character needs more personality, the secondary characters are great. Our protagonist is Taylor O?Brian who h...

    Amateur sleuth Taylor O'Brian asks, "What could possibly go wrong?" Everything, beginning with Taylor herself in Nancy J. Parra's first Wine Country mystery, A Case of Syrah, Syrah. When Taylor's Aunt Jemma had heart problems, Taylor moved to her aunt's small winery in Sonoma County...

    Taylor O'Brian has started a new business in the Sonoma wine country. She wants to do bus tours of little known attractions. Her first tour group are yoga instructors including the instructor who had an argument with Taylor when she came late to a class. Laura, the micromanaging instru...

    I liked this book. Nancy Parra has a writing style I enjoy and the subject matter was quite timely with the disclosure of the Equifax mess last week. I would warn readers that Taylor is one of those cozy heroines who doesn't listen to her lawyer and the extent she goes to in her invest...

    Taylor O'Brian returned to Sonoma County from San Francisco because her aunt, who owns a winery, needs help. She decided to open her own wine country tour company - Taylor O'Brian's "Off the Beaten Path" Wine Country Tours - in the hopes it will give her a decent income. Her first ...

    This book introduces us to Taylor O'Brian, a young, newly single former advertising executive from San Francisco living at her aunts winery. She has moved to Sonoma to help look after her Aunt Jemma who recently suffered a heart attack. Although her aunt is doing much better she doesn'...

    Title: A Case of Syrah, Syrah - Wine Country Mystery Author: Nancy J. Parra Publisher: Crooked Lane Books Published: 12-12-2017 Pages: 320 Genre: Mystery & Thriller Sub-Genre: Amateur Sleuth, Suspense, Cozy Mystery, Women's Fiction, ISBN: 9781683314332 ASIN: B0723967CW Re...

    A Case of Syrah, Syrah is the first book in the A Wine Country Mystery series. Taylor O?Brian help her Aunt Jemma at her aunt?s winery while she is busy getting her tour business off the ground. Her business, Taylor?s Off The Beaten Path Wine Tours, will tour interesting sight...

    Thank you to Netgalley and Crooked Lane publishers for the ARC. All opinions are my own. Taylor O'Brian has moved back to Sonoma, in California's wine country, from San Francisco after five years as an ad executive ostensibly to assist her Aunt Jemma after a heart attack, which may ...

    A Case of Syrah, Syrah is the first in the A Wine Country Mystery series set in Sonoma, CA and introducing Taylor O'Brian owner of Taylor O'Brian Presents "Off The Beaten Path" Wine Country Tours. Taylor has recently moved back to live with her only living relative, Aunt Jemma owner of...

    First all, the main reason I wanted to read this was because I read one of Parra?s previous books: Kale to the Queen?a cozy mystery series that she writes under the pen name Nell Hampton, and I absolutely loved that so I was excited to pick up something new by the author! A Cas...

    This is the first book in A Wine Country Mystery series Taylor O?Brian has returned to Sonoma, California and is living in pool house at her Aunt Jemma?s place called Sookie?s Vineyard, named after a ghost. Taylor has decided to start ?Taylor O?Brian?s Off The Beaten Path W...

    This is the first book in the Wine Country mysteries, and it's a fantastic start. The characters are interesting and the wine country setting of Sonoma is beautifully described. I'm looking forward to reading the next book in the series. Taylor O'Brian moved in with her grandmother ...

    Princess Fuzzypants here: A murder mystery set in Sonoma, deep in California wine country should be fantastic. The suspects were all interesting, the twists were good and the mystery was compelling. Yet, I have to say it never really hooked me and I know why. I realize authors have t...

    Suppose you created an unique wine tour and your first customer was found dead by a corkscrew to the neck, and suppose the Sheriff kept returning to the idea that you were the main 'Person of Interest' in the case. Well, this is exactly what happens to Taylor O'Brian and her ?Tayl...

  • Kathy Martin
    Nov 08, 2017

    Taylor O?Brian had moved to live with her Aunt Jemma when her health came into question on her aunt's small winery. Wanting to make her own way though Taylor decided to cash in on the local scenery and bought an old VW bus much like the famous Mystery Machine and planned to start up ...

    Taylor O'Brien and her Aunt Jemma live in Sonoma, CA. Aunt Jemma owns a small winery. Her home is located nearby, along with a pool and a building for wine tastings, weddings, etc. Taylor lives in the pool house. She moved back to Sonoma six months before after her Aunt had a heart att...

    This debut cozy mystery takes place in the wine country of Sonoma, California. The protagonist moves to be closer to her aunt who owns a vineyard. Starting a tour business, the very first trip ends in someone being murdered. Many of the characters are likable, and the pets are cute and...

    Reviewed for Netgalley and Crooked Lane Books A Case of Syrah, Syrah is another hit in the cozy mysteries genre. Having only read a few books in this genre I was interested to see if I would enjoy it as much as I have previous titles. It did not disappoint. What you find are som...

    Winery mystery - TASTY! If only it was possible to Skype a glass. Taylor has recently moved back to Albuquerque to be near her Aunt Jemma. Syrah wine is sampled at Jemma's winery which has been in business for many years. I would have liked more background on the winery and it's worker...

    Dollycas?s Thoughts As soon as I saw this cover I knew I had to read this book. Yes, the wine, the vineyard, and the VW bus, but it was the cat the really caught my attention. Look at those eyes. I was happy to learn there is a canine in the story too. Taylor O?Brian?s Aunt...

    A new series featuring California wine county. A fast-moving and easy to read cozy mystery. I felt the characters were not well developed and the author has not done a lot of research on the subject. The plot has been used often. There is a dog and cat but they are not really involved ...

    This is the first book I have read by this author and the first in a new series. I enjoyed the premise of the book and thought it was well written. The mystery was solid and woven throughout the story. The victim was not well liked so that allowed the author to provide a number of susp...

    **I voluntarily read this ARC** I really wanted to like this book more than I did. I loved the mystery, I just couldn't handle Taylor. I found her to be annoying and a bit obnoxious. I did love how delightfully quirky some of the minor characters were. ...

    I quite liked Taylor, the amateur sleuth, who runs a California wine country tour in between showing guests around her aunt's boutique vineyard. The account is nicely modern with people tweeting their trip and photos. The body count is implausibly high but a good point is that many...

    A Case of Syrah, Syrah is a great first book in Nancy J. Parra?s new Wine Country Mystery series. It has a very interesting and fast-paced mystery and although the lead character needs more personality, the secondary characters are great. Our protagonist is Taylor O?Brian who h...

    Amateur sleuth Taylor O'Brian asks, "What could possibly go wrong?" Everything, beginning with Taylor herself in Nancy J. Parra's first Wine Country mystery, A Case of Syrah, Syrah. When Taylor's Aunt Jemma had heart problems, Taylor moved to her aunt's small winery in Sonoma County...

    Taylor O'Brian has started a new business in the Sonoma wine country. She wants to do bus tours of little known attractions. Her first tour group are yoga instructors including the instructor who had an argument with Taylor when she came late to a class. Laura, the micromanaging instru...

  • Anne
    Sep 15, 2017

    Taylor O?Brian had moved to live with her Aunt Jemma when her health came into question on her aunt's small winery. Wanting to make her own way though Taylor decided to cash in on the local scenery and bought an old VW bus much like the famous Mystery Machine and planned to start up ...

    Taylor O'Brien and her Aunt Jemma live in Sonoma, CA. Aunt Jemma owns a small winery. Her home is located nearby, along with a pool and a building for wine tastings, weddings, etc. Taylor lives in the pool house. She moved back to Sonoma six months before after her Aunt had a heart att...

    This debut cozy mystery takes place in the wine country of Sonoma, California. The protagonist moves to be closer to her aunt who owns a vineyard. Starting a tour business, the very first trip ends in someone being murdered. Many of the characters are likable, and the pets are cute and...

    Reviewed for Netgalley and Crooked Lane Books A Case of Syrah, Syrah is another hit in the cozy mysteries genre. Having only read a few books in this genre I was interested to see if I would enjoy it as much as I have previous titles. It did not disappoint. What you find are som...

    Winery mystery - TASTY! If only it was possible to Skype a glass. Taylor has recently moved back to Albuquerque to be near her Aunt Jemma. Syrah wine is sampled at Jemma's winery which has been in business for many years. I would have liked more background on the winery and it's worker...

    Dollycas?s Thoughts As soon as I saw this cover I knew I had to read this book. Yes, the wine, the vineyard, and the VW bus, but it was the cat the really caught my attention. Look at those eyes. I was happy to learn there is a canine in the story too. Taylor O?Brian?s Aunt...

    A new series featuring California wine county. A fast-moving and easy to read cozy mystery. I felt the characters were not well developed and the author has not done a lot of research on the subject. The plot has been used often. There is a dog and cat but they are not really involved ...

    This is the first book I have read by this author and the first in a new series. I enjoyed the premise of the book and thought it was well written. The mystery was solid and woven throughout the story. The victim was not well liked so that allowed the author to provide a number of susp...

    **I voluntarily read this ARC** I really wanted to like this book more than I did. I loved the mystery, I just couldn't handle Taylor. I found her to be annoying and a bit obnoxious. I did love how delightfully quirky some of the minor characters were. ...

    I quite liked Taylor, the amateur sleuth, who runs a California wine country tour in between showing guests around her aunt's boutique vineyard. The account is nicely modern with people tweeting their trip and photos. The body count is implausibly high but a good point is that many...

    A Case of Syrah, Syrah is a great first book in Nancy J. Parra?s new Wine Country Mystery series. It has a very interesting and fast-paced mystery and although the lead character needs more personality, the secondary characters are great. Our protagonist is Taylor O?Brian who h...

    Amateur sleuth Taylor O'Brian asks, "What could possibly go wrong?" Everything, beginning with Taylor herself in Nancy J. Parra's first Wine Country mystery, A Case of Syrah, Syrah. When Taylor's Aunt Jemma had heart problems, Taylor moved to her aunt's small winery in Sonoma County...

    Taylor O'Brian has started a new business in the Sonoma wine country. She wants to do bus tours of little known attractions. Her first tour group are yoga instructors including the instructor who had an argument with Taylor when she came late to a class. Laura, the micromanaging instru...

    I liked this book. Nancy Parra has a writing style I enjoy and the subject matter was quite timely with the disclosure of the Equifax mess last week. I would warn readers that Taylor is one of those cozy heroines who doesn't listen to her lawyer and the extent she goes to in her invest...

  • JoAnne McMaster (Any Good Book)
    Sep 25, 2018

    Taylor O?Brian had moved to live with her Aunt Jemma when her health came into question on her aunt's small winery. Wanting to make her own way though Taylor decided to cash in on the local scenery and bought an old VW bus much like the famous Mystery Machine and planned to start up ...

    Taylor O'Brien and her Aunt Jemma live in Sonoma, CA. Aunt Jemma owns a small winery. Her home is located nearby, along with a pool and a building for wine tastings, weddings, etc. Taylor lives in the pool house. She moved back to Sonoma six months before after her Aunt had a heart att...

    This debut cozy mystery takes place in the wine country of Sonoma, California. The protagonist moves to be closer to her aunt who owns a vineyard. Starting a tour business, the very first trip ends in someone being murdered. Many of the characters are likable, and the pets are cute and...

    Reviewed for Netgalley and Crooked Lane Books A Case of Syrah, Syrah is another hit in the cozy mysteries genre. Having only read a few books in this genre I was interested to see if I would enjoy it as much as I have previous titles. It did not disappoint. What you find are som...

    Winery mystery - TASTY! If only it was possible to Skype a glass. Taylor has recently moved back to Albuquerque to be near her Aunt Jemma. Syrah wine is sampled at Jemma's winery which has been in business for many years. I would have liked more background on the winery and it's worker...

    Dollycas?s Thoughts As soon as I saw this cover I knew I had to read this book. Yes, the wine, the vineyard, and the VW bus, but it was the cat the really caught my attention. Look at those eyes. I was happy to learn there is a canine in the story too. Taylor O?Brian?s Aunt...

    A new series featuring California wine county. A fast-moving and easy to read cozy mystery. I felt the characters were not well developed and the author has not done a lot of research on the subject. The plot has been used often. There is a dog and cat but they are not really involved ...

    This is the first book I have read by this author and the first in a new series. I enjoyed the premise of the book and thought it was well written. The mystery was solid and woven throughout the story. The victim was not well liked so that allowed the author to provide a number of susp...

    **I voluntarily read this ARC** I really wanted to like this book more than I did. I loved the mystery, I just couldn't handle Taylor. I found her to be annoying and a bit obnoxious. I did love how delightfully quirky some of the minor characters were. ...

    I quite liked Taylor, the amateur sleuth, who runs a California wine country tour in between showing guests around her aunt's boutique vineyard. The account is nicely modern with people tweeting their trip and photos. The body count is implausibly high but a good point is that many...

    A Case of Syrah, Syrah is a great first book in Nancy J. Parra?s new Wine Country Mystery series. It has a very interesting and fast-paced mystery and although the lead character needs more personality, the secondary characters are great. Our protagonist is Taylor O?Brian who h...

    Amateur sleuth Taylor O'Brian asks, "What could possibly go wrong?" Everything, beginning with Taylor herself in Nancy J. Parra's first Wine Country mystery, A Case of Syrah, Syrah. When Taylor's Aunt Jemma had heart problems, Taylor moved to her aunt's small winery in Sonoma County...

    Taylor O'Brian has started a new business in the Sonoma wine country. She wants to do bus tours of little known attractions. Her first tour group are yoga instructors including the instructor who had an argument with Taylor when she came late to a class. Laura, the micromanaging instru...

    I liked this book. Nancy Parra has a writing style I enjoy and the subject matter was quite timely with the disclosure of the Equifax mess last week. I would warn readers that Taylor is one of those cozy heroines who doesn't listen to her lawyer and the extent she goes to in her invest...

    Taylor O'Brian returned to Sonoma County from San Francisco because her aunt, who owns a winery, needs help. She decided to open her own wine country tour company - Taylor O'Brian's "Off the Beaten Path" Wine Country Tours - in the hopes it will give her a decent income. Her first ...

  • LORI CASWELL
    Dec 04, 2017

    Taylor O?Brian had moved to live with her Aunt Jemma when her health came into question on her aunt's small winery. Wanting to make her own way though Taylor decided to cash in on the local scenery and bought an old VW bus much like the famous Mystery Machine and planned to start up ...

    Taylor O'Brien and her Aunt Jemma live in Sonoma, CA. Aunt Jemma owns a small winery. Her home is located nearby, along with a pool and a building for wine tastings, weddings, etc. Taylor lives in the pool house. She moved back to Sonoma six months before after her Aunt had a heart att...

    This debut cozy mystery takes place in the wine country of Sonoma, California. The protagonist moves to be closer to her aunt who owns a vineyard. Starting a tour business, the very first trip ends in someone being murdered. Many of the characters are likable, and the pets are cute and...

    Reviewed for Netgalley and Crooked Lane Books A Case of Syrah, Syrah is another hit in the cozy mysteries genre. Having only read a few books in this genre I was interested to see if I would enjoy it as much as I have previous titles. It did not disappoint. What you find are som...

    Winery mystery - TASTY! If only it was possible to Skype a glass. Taylor has recently moved back to Albuquerque to be near her Aunt Jemma. Syrah wine is sampled at Jemma's winery which has been in business for many years. I would have liked more background on the winery and it's worker...

    Dollycas?s Thoughts As soon as I saw this cover I knew I had to read this book. Yes, the wine, the vineyard, and the VW bus, but it was the cat the really caught my attention. Look at those eyes. I was happy to learn there is a canine in the story too. Taylor O?Brian?s Aunt...

  • Susan
    Oct 26, 2017

    Taylor O?Brian had moved to live with her Aunt Jemma when her health came into question on her aunt's small winery. Wanting to make her own way though Taylor decided to cash in on the local scenery and bought an old VW bus much like the famous Mystery Machine and planned to start up ...

    Taylor O'Brien and her Aunt Jemma live in Sonoma, CA. Aunt Jemma owns a small winery. Her home is located nearby, along with a pool and a building for wine tastings, weddings, etc. Taylor lives in the pool house. She moved back to Sonoma six months before after her Aunt had a heart att...

    This debut cozy mystery takes place in the wine country of Sonoma, California. The protagonist moves to be closer to her aunt who owns a vineyard. Starting a tour business, the very first trip ends in someone being murdered. Many of the characters are likable, and the pets are cute and...

    Reviewed for Netgalley and Crooked Lane Books A Case of Syrah, Syrah is another hit in the cozy mysteries genre. Having only read a few books in this genre I was interested to see if I would enjoy it as much as I have previous titles. It did not disappoint. What you find are som...

    Winery mystery - TASTY! If only it was possible to Skype a glass. Taylor has recently moved back to Albuquerque to be near her Aunt Jemma. Syrah wine is sampled at Jemma's winery which has been in business for many years. I would have liked more background on the winery and it's worker...

    Dollycas?s Thoughts As soon as I saw this cover I knew I had to read this book. Yes, the wine, the vineyard, and the VW bus, but it was the cat the really caught my attention. Look at those eyes. I was happy to learn there is a canine in the story too. Taylor O?Brian?s Aunt...

    A new series featuring California wine county. A fast-moving and easy to read cozy mystery. I felt the characters were not well developed and the author has not done a lot of research on the subject. The plot has been used often. There is a dog and cat but they are not really involved ...

    This is the first book I have read by this author and the first in a new series. I enjoyed the premise of the book and thought it was well written. The mystery was solid and woven throughout the story. The victim was not well liked so that allowed the author to provide a number of susp...

    **I voluntarily read this ARC** I really wanted to like this book more than I did. I loved the mystery, I just couldn't handle Taylor. I found her to be annoying and a bit obnoxious. I did love how delightfully quirky some of the minor characters were. ...

    I quite liked Taylor, the amateur sleuth, who runs a California wine country tour in between showing guests around her aunt's boutique vineyard. The account is nicely modern with people tweeting their trip and photos. The body count is implausibly high but a good point is that many...

    A Case of Syrah, Syrah is a great first book in Nancy J. Parra?s new Wine Country Mystery series. It has a very interesting and fast-paced mystery and although the lead character needs more personality, the secondary characters are great. Our protagonist is Taylor O?Brian who h...

    Amateur sleuth Taylor O'Brian asks, "What could possibly go wrong?" Everything, beginning with Taylor herself in Nancy J. Parra's first Wine Country mystery, A Case of Syrah, Syrah. When Taylor's Aunt Jemma had heart problems, Taylor moved to her aunt's small winery in Sonoma County...

    Taylor O'Brian has started a new business in the Sonoma wine country. She wants to do bus tours of little known attractions. Her first tour group are yoga instructors including the instructor who had an argument with Taylor when she came late to a class. Laura, the micromanaging instru...

    I liked this book. Nancy Parra has a writing style I enjoy and the subject matter was quite timely with the disclosure of the Equifax mess last week. I would warn readers that Taylor is one of those cozy heroines who doesn't listen to her lawyer and the extent she goes to in her invest...

    Taylor O'Brian returned to Sonoma County from San Francisco because her aunt, who owns a winery, needs help. She decided to open her own wine country tour company - Taylor O'Brian's "Off the Beaten Path" Wine Country Tours - in the hopes it will give her a decent income. Her first ...

    This book introduces us to Taylor O'Brian, a young, newly single former advertising executive from San Francisco living at her aunts winery. She has moved to Sonoma to help look after her Aunt Jemma who recently suffered a heart attack. Although her aunt is doing much better she doesn'...

    Title: A Case of Syrah, Syrah - Wine Country Mystery Author: Nancy J. Parra Publisher: Crooked Lane Books Published: 12-12-2017 Pages: 320 Genre: Mystery & Thriller Sub-Genre: Amateur Sleuth, Suspense, Cozy Mystery, Women's Fiction, ISBN: 9781683314332 ASIN: B0723967CW Re...

    A Case of Syrah, Syrah is the first book in the A Wine Country Mystery series. Taylor O?Brian help her Aunt Jemma at her aunt?s winery while she is busy getting her tour business off the ground. Her business, Taylor?s Off The Beaten Path Wine Tours, will tour interesting sight...

    Thank you to Netgalley and Crooked Lane publishers for the ARC. All opinions are my own. Taylor O'Brian has moved back to Sonoma, in California's wine country, from San Francisco after five years as an ad executive ostensibly to assist her Aunt Jemma after a heart attack, which may ...

    A Case of Syrah, Syrah is the first in the A Wine Country Mystery series set in Sonoma, CA and introducing Taylor O'Brian owner of Taylor O'Brian Presents "Off The Beaten Path" Wine Country Tours. Taylor has recently moved back to live with her only living relative, Aunt Jemma owner of...

    First all, the main reason I wanted to read this was because I read one of Parra?s previous books: Kale to the Queen?a cozy mystery series that she writes under the pen name Nell Hampton, and I absolutely loved that so I was excited to pick up something new by the author! A Cas...

    This is the first book in A Wine Country Mystery series Taylor O?Brian has returned to Sonoma, California and is living in pool house at her Aunt Jemma?s place called Sookie?s Vineyard, named after a ghost. Taylor has decided to start ?Taylor O?Brian?s Off The Beaten Path W...

    This is the first book in the Wine Country mysteries, and it's a fantastic start. The characters are interesting and the wine country setting of Sonoma is beautifully described. I'm looking forward to reading the next book in the series. Taylor O'Brian moved in with her grandmother ...

    Princess Fuzzypants here: A murder mystery set in Sonoma, deep in California wine country should be fantastic. The suspects were all interesting, the twists were good and the mystery was compelling. Yet, I have to say it never really hooked me and I know why. I realize authors have t...

    Suppose you created an unique wine tour and your first customer was found dead by a corkscrew to the neck, and suppose the Sheriff kept returning to the idea that you were the main 'Person of Interest' in the case. Well, this is exactly what happens to Taylor O'Brian and her ?Tayl...

    Taylor O'Brian has moved back to beautiful Sonoma, CA to help her Aunt Jemma with her winery. She is also starting up her own tour business. The very first tour seemed to be going great until one of the group members went missing and was found murdered. Taylor is now a person of intere...

    A Case of Syrah, Syrah starts off as an interesting cozy mystery in a great setting and proceeds with building excitement. Unfortunately, by the time the book reaches its conclusion, the reader is ready to commit a crime against the main character. There are two major issues. First, th...

    4 stars Taylor O?Brien returned to Sonoma 6 months ago after giving up her San Francisco advertising manager job to be closer to her Aunt Jemma after a heart health scare. Taylor just started her new business, Taylor?s Off The Beaten Path Wine Tours, and is taking her first tour g...

    I know nothing about wine but I do like the mysteries written by Nancy J. Parra so I was looking forward to reading this new series. I was not disappointed. The setting is enough on its own, then add a great cast of characters, a body done in by a corkscrew belonging to the main charac...

  • Sharon
    Sep 11, 2017

    Taylor O?Brian had moved to live with her Aunt Jemma when her health came into question on her aunt's small winery. Wanting to make her own way though Taylor decided to cash in on the local scenery and bought an old VW bus much like the famous Mystery Machine and planned to start up ...

    Taylor O'Brien and her Aunt Jemma live in Sonoma, CA. Aunt Jemma owns a small winery. Her home is located nearby, along with a pool and a building for wine tastings, weddings, etc. Taylor lives in the pool house. She moved back to Sonoma six months before after her Aunt had a heart att...

    This debut cozy mystery takes place in the wine country of Sonoma, California. The protagonist moves to be closer to her aunt who owns a vineyard. Starting a tour business, the very first trip ends in someone being murdered. Many of the characters are likable, and the pets are cute and...

    Reviewed for Netgalley and Crooked Lane Books A Case of Syrah, Syrah is another hit in the cozy mysteries genre. Having only read a few books in this genre I was interested to see if I would enjoy it as much as I have previous titles. It did not disappoint. What you find are som...

  • Linda
    Feb 15, 2018

    Taylor O?Brian had moved to live with her Aunt Jemma when her health came into question on her aunt's small winery. Wanting to make her own way though Taylor decided to cash in on the local scenery and bought an old VW bus much like the famous Mystery Machine and planned to start up ...

    Taylor O'Brien and her Aunt Jemma live in Sonoma, CA. Aunt Jemma owns a small winery. Her home is located nearby, along with a pool and a building for wine tastings, weddings, etc. Taylor lives in the pool house. She moved back to Sonoma six months before after her Aunt had a heart att...

    This debut cozy mystery takes place in the wine country of Sonoma, California. The protagonist moves to be closer to her aunt who owns a vineyard. Starting a tour business, the very first trip ends in someone being murdered. Many of the characters are likable, and the pets are cute and...

  • Maranda
    Oct 01, 2017

    Taylor O?Brian had moved to live with her Aunt Jemma when her health came into question on her aunt's small winery. Wanting to make her own way though Taylor decided to cash in on the local scenery and bought an old VW bus much like the famous Mystery Machine and planned to start up ...

    Taylor O'Brien and her Aunt Jemma live in Sonoma, CA. Aunt Jemma owns a small winery. Her home is located nearby, along with a pool and a building for wine tastings, weddings, etc. Taylor lives in the pool house. She moved back to Sonoma six months before after her Aunt had a heart att...

    This debut cozy mystery takes place in the wine country of Sonoma, California. The protagonist moves to be closer to her aunt who owns a vineyard. Starting a tour business, the very first trip ends in someone being murdered. Many of the characters are likable, and the pets are cute and...

    Reviewed for Netgalley and Crooked Lane Books A Case of Syrah, Syrah is another hit in the cozy mysteries genre. Having only read a few books in this genre I was interested to see if I would enjoy it as much as I have previous titles. It did not disappoint. What you find are som...

    Winery mystery - TASTY! If only it was possible to Skype a glass. Taylor has recently moved back to Albuquerque to be near her Aunt Jemma. Syrah wine is sampled at Jemma's winery which has been in business for many years. I would have liked more background on the winery and it's worker...

  • DelAnne Frazee
    Aug 28, 2017

    Taylor O?Brian had moved to live with her Aunt Jemma when her health came into question on her aunt's small winery. Wanting to make her own way though Taylor decided to cash in on the local scenery and bought an old VW bus much like the famous Mystery Machine and planned to start up ...

    Taylor O'Brien and her Aunt Jemma live in Sonoma, CA. Aunt Jemma owns a small winery. Her home is located nearby, along with a pool and a building for wine tastings, weddings, etc. Taylor lives in the pool house. She moved back to Sonoma six months before after her Aunt had a heart att...

    This debut cozy mystery takes place in the wine country of Sonoma, California. The protagonist moves to be closer to her aunt who owns a vineyard. Starting a tour business, the very first trip ends in someone being murdered. Many of the characters are likable, and the pets are cute and...

    Reviewed for Netgalley and Crooked Lane Books A Case of Syrah, Syrah is another hit in the cozy mysteries genre. Having only read a few books in this genre I was interested to see if I would enjoy it as much as I have previous titles. It did not disappoint. What you find are som...

    Winery mystery - TASTY! If only it was possible to Skype a glass. Taylor has recently moved back to Albuquerque to be near her Aunt Jemma. Syrah wine is sampled at Jemma's winery which has been in business for many years. I would have liked more background on the winery and it's worker...

    Dollycas?s Thoughts As soon as I saw this cover I knew I had to read this book. Yes, the wine, the vineyard, and the VW bus, but it was the cat the really caught my attention. Look at those eyes. I was happy to learn there is a canine in the story too. Taylor O?Brian?s Aunt...

    A new series featuring California wine county. A fast-moving and easy to read cozy mystery. I felt the characters were not well developed and the author has not done a lot of research on the subject. The plot has been used often. There is a dog and cat but they are not really involved ...

    This is the first book I have read by this author and the first in a new series. I enjoyed the premise of the book and thought it was well written. The mystery was solid and woven throughout the story. The victim was not well liked so that allowed the author to provide a number of susp...

    **I voluntarily read this ARC** I really wanted to like this book more than I did. I loved the mystery, I just couldn't handle Taylor. I found her to be annoying and a bit obnoxious. I did love how delightfully quirky some of the minor characters were. ...

    I quite liked Taylor, the amateur sleuth, who runs a California wine country tour in between showing guests around her aunt's boutique vineyard. The account is nicely modern with people tweeting their trip and photos. The body count is implausibly high but a good point is that many...

    A Case of Syrah, Syrah is a great first book in Nancy J. Parra?s new Wine Country Mystery series. It has a very interesting and fast-paced mystery and although the lead character needs more personality, the secondary characters are great. Our protagonist is Taylor O?Brian who h...

    Amateur sleuth Taylor O'Brian asks, "What could possibly go wrong?" Everything, beginning with Taylor herself in Nancy J. Parra's first Wine Country mystery, A Case of Syrah, Syrah. When Taylor's Aunt Jemma had heart problems, Taylor moved to her aunt's small winery in Sonoma County...

    Taylor O'Brian has started a new business in the Sonoma wine country. She wants to do bus tours of little known attractions. Her first tour group are yoga instructors including the instructor who had an argument with Taylor when she came late to a class. Laura, the micromanaging instru...

    I liked this book. Nancy Parra has a writing style I enjoy and the subject matter was quite timely with the disclosure of the Equifax mess last week. I would warn readers that Taylor is one of those cozy heroines who doesn't listen to her lawyer and the extent she goes to in her invest...

    Taylor O'Brian returned to Sonoma County from San Francisco because her aunt, who owns a winery, needs help. She decided to open her own wine country tour company - Taylor O'Brian's "Off the Beaten Path" Wine Country Tours - in the hopes it will give her a decent income. Her first ...

    This book introduces us to Taylor O'Brian, a young, newly single former advertising executive from San Francisco living at her aunts winery. She has moved to Sonoma to help look after her Aunt Jemma who recently suffered a heart attack. Although her aunt is doing much better she doesn'...

    Title: A Case of Syrah, Syrah - Wine Country Mystery Author: Nancy J. Parra Publisher: Crooked Lane Books Published: 12-12-2017 Pages: 320 Genre: Mystery & Thriller Sub-Genre: Amateur Sleuth, Suspense, Cozy Mystery, Women's Fiction, ISBN: 9781683314332 ASIN: B0723967CW Re...

  • Peggy R
    Oct 31, 2017

    Taylor O?Brian had moved to live with her Aunt Jemma when her health came into question on her aunt's small winery. Wanting to make her own way though Taylor decided to cash in on the local scenery and bought an old VW bus much like the famous Mystery Machine and planned to start up ...

    Taylor O'Brien and her Aunt Jemma live in Sonoma, CA. Aunt Jemma owns a small winery. Her home is located nearby, along with a pool and a building for wine tastings, weddings, etc. Taylor lives in the pool house. She moved back to Sonoma six months before after her Aunt had a heart att...

    This debut cozy mystery takes place in the wine country of Sonoma, California. The protagonist moves to be closer to her aunt who owns a vineyard. Starting a tour business, the very first trip ends in someone being murdered. Many of the characters are likable, and the pets are cute and...

    Reviewed for Netgalley and Crooked Lane Books A Case of Syrah, Syrah is another hit in the cozy mysteries genre. Having only read a few books in this genre I was interested to see if I would enjoy it as much as I have previous titles. It did not disappoint. What you find are som...

    Winery mystery - TASTY! If only it was possible to Skype a glass. Taylor has recently moved back to Albuquerque to be near her Aunt Jemma. Syrah wine is sampled at Jemma's winery which has been in business for many years. I would have liked more background on the winery and it's worker...

    Dollycas?s Thoughts As soon as I saw this cover I knew I had to read this book. Yes, the wine, the vineyard, and the VW bus, but it was the cat the really caught my attention. Look at those eyes. I was happy to learn there is a canine in the story too. Taylor O?Brian?s Aunt...

    A new series featuring California wine county. A fast-moving and easy to read cozy mystery. I felt the characters were not well developed and the author has not done a lot of research on the subject. The plot has been used often. There is a dog and cat but they are not really involved ...

    This is the first book I have read by this author and the first in a new series. I enjoyed the premise of the book and thought it was well written. The mystery was solid and woven throughout the story. The victim was not well liked so that allowed the author to provide a number of susp...

  • Annie
    Jan 24, 2018

    Taylor O?Brian had moved to live with her Aunt Jemma when her health came into question on her aunt's small winery. Wanting to make her own way though Taylor decided to cash in on the local scenery and bought an old VW bus much like the famous Mystery Machine and planned to start up ...

    Taylor O'Brien and her Aunt Jemma live in Sonoma, CA. Aunt Jemma owns a small winery. Her home is located nearby, along with a pool and a building for wine tastings, weddings, etc. Taylor lives in the pool house. She moved back to Sonoma six months before after her Aunt had a heart att...

    This debut cozy mystery takes place in the wine country of Sonoma, California. The protagonist moves to be closer to her aunt who owns a vineyard. Starting a tour business, the very first trip ends in someone being murdered. Many of the characters are likable, and the pets are cute and...

    Reviewed for Netgalley and Crooked Lane Books A Case of Syrah, Syrah is another hit in the cozy mysteries genre. Having only read a few books in this genre I was interested to see if I would enjoy it as much as I have previous titles. It did not disappoint. What you find are som...

    Winery mystery - TASTY! If only it was possible to Skype a glass. Taylor has recently moved back to Albuquerque to be near her Aunt Jemma. Syrah wine is sampled at Jemma's winery which has been in business for many years. I would have liked more background on the winery and it's worker...

    Dollycas?s Thoughts As soon as I saw this cover I knew I had to read this book. Yes, the wine, the vineyard, and the VW bus, but it was the cat the really caught my attention. Look at those eyes. I was happy to learn there is a canine in the story too. Taylor O?Brian?s Aunt...

    A new series featuring California wine county. A fast-moving and easy to read cozy mystery. I felt the characters were not well developed and the author has not done a lot of research on the subject. The plot has been used often. There is a dog and cat but they are not really involved ...

    This is the first book I have read by this author and the first in a new series. I enjoyed the premise of the book and thought it was well written. The mystery was solid and woven throughout the story. The victim was not well liked so that allowed the author to provide a number of susp...

    **I voluntarily read this ARC** I really wanted to like this book more than I did. I loved the mystery, I just couldn't handle Taylor. I found her to be annoying and a bit obnoxious. I did love how delightfully quirky some of the minor characters were. ...

    I quite liked Taylor, the amateur sleuth, who runs a California wine country tour in between showing guests around her aunt's boutique vineyard. The account is nicely modern with people tweeting their trip and photos. The body count is implausibly high but a good point is that many...

    A Case of Syrah, Syrah is a great first book in Nancy J. Parra?s new Wine Country Mystery series. It has a very interesting and fast-paced mystery and although the lead character needs more personality, the secondary characters are great. Our protagonist is Taylor O?Brian who h...

    Amateur sleuth Taylor O'Brian asks, "What could possibly go wrong?" Everything, beginning with Taylor herself in Nancy J. Parra's first Wine Country mystery, A Case of Syrah, Syrah. When Taylor's Aunt Jemma had heart problems, Taylor moved to her aunt's small winery in Sonoma County...

    Taylor O'Brian has started a new business in the Sonoma wine country. She wants to do bus tours of little known attractions. Her first tour group are yoga instructors including the instructor who had an argument with Taylor when she came late to a class. Laura, the micromanaging instru...

    I liked this book. Nancy Parra has a writing style I enjoy and the subject matter was quite timely with the disclosure of the Equifax mess last week. I would warn readers that Taylor is one of those cozy heroines who doesn't listen to her lawyer and the extent she goes to in her invest...

    Taylor O'Brian returned to Sonoma County from San Francisco because her aunt, who owns a winery, needs help. She decided to open her own wine country tour company - Taylor O'Brian's "Off the Beaten Path" Wine Country Tours - in the hopes it will give her a decent income. Her first ...

    This book introduces us to Taylor O'Brian, a young, newly single former advertising executive from San Francisco living at her aunts winery. She has moved to Sonoma to help look after her Aunt Jemma who recently suffered a heart attack. Although her aunt is doing much better she doesn'...

    Title: A Case of Syrah, Syrah - Wine Country Mystery Author: Nancy J. Parra Publisher: Crooked Lane Books Published: 12-12-2017 Pages: 320 Genre: Mystery & Thriller Sub-Genre: Amateur Sleuth, Suspense, Cozy Mystery, Women's Fiction, ISBN: 9781683314332 ASIN: B0723967CW Re...

    A Case of Syrah, Syrah is the first book in the A Wine Country Mystery series. Taylor O?Brian help her Aunt Jemma at her aunt?s winery while she is busy getting her tour business off the ground. Her business, Taylor?s Off The Beaten Path Wine Tours, will tour interesting sight...

    Thank you to Netgalley and Crooked Lane publishers for the ARC. All opinions are my own. Taylor O'Brian has moved back to Sonoma, in California's wine country, from San Francisco after five years as an ad executive ostensibly to assist her Aunt Jemma after a heart attack, which may ...

  • Nancy Baker
    Dec 07, 2017

    Taylor O?Brian had moved to live with her Aunt Jemma when her health came into question on her aunt's small winery. Wanting to make her own way though Taylor decided to cash in on the local scenery and bought an old VW bus much like the famous Mystery Machine and planned to start up ...

    Taylor O'Brien and her Aunt Jemma live in Sonoma, CA. Aunt Jemma owns a small winery. Her home is located nearby, along with a pool and a building for wine tastings, weddings, etc. Taylor lives in the pool house. She moved back to Sonoma six months before after her Aunt had a heart att...

    This debut cozy mystery takes place in the wine country of Sonoma, California. The protagonist moves to be closer to her aunt who owns a vineyard. Starting a tour business, the very first trip ends in someone being murdered. Many of the characters are likable, and the pets are cute and...

    Reviewed for Netgalley and Crooked Lane Books A Case of Syrah, Syrah is another hit in the cozy mysteries genre. Having only read a few books in this genre I was interested to see if I would enjoy it as much as I have previous titles. It did not disappoint. What you find are som...

    Winery mystery - TASTY! If only it was possible to Skype a glass. Taylor has recently moved back to Albuquerque to be near her Aunt Jemma. Syrah wine is sampled at Jemma's winery which has been in business for many years. I would have liked more background on the winery and it's worker...

    Dollycas?s Thoughts As soon as I saw this cover I knew I had to read this book. Yes, the wine, the vineyard, and the VW bus, but it was the cat the really caught my attention. Look at those eyes. I was happy to learn there is a canine in the story too. Taylor O?Brian?s Aunt...

    A new series featuring California wine county. A fast-moving and easy to read cozy mystery. I felt the characters were not well developed and the author has not done a lot of research on the subject. The plot has been used often. There is a dog and cat but they are not really involved ...

    This is the first book I have read by this author and the first in a new series. I enjoyed the premise of the book and thought it was well written. The mystery was solid and woven throughout the story. The victim was not well liked so that allowed the author to provide a number of susp...

    **I voluntarily read this ARC** I really wanted to like this book more than I did. I loved the mystery, I just couldn't handle Taylor. I found her to be annoying and a bit obnoxious. I did love how delightfully quirky some of the minor characters were. ...

    I quite liked Taylor, the amateur sleuth, who runs a California wine country tour in between showing guests around her aunt's boutique vineyard. The account is nicely modern with people tweeting their trip and photos. The body count is implausibly high but a good point is that many...

    A Case of Syrah, Syrah is a great first book in Nancy J. Parra?s new Wine Country Mystery series. It has a very interesting and fast-paced mystery and although the lead character needs more personality, the secondary characters are great. Our protagonist is Taylor O?Brian who h...

    Amateur sleuth Taylor O'Brian asks, "What could possibly go wrong?" Everything, beginning with Taylor herself in Nancy J. Parra's first Wine Country mystery, A Case of Syrah, Syrah. When Taylor's Aunt Jemma had heart problems, Taylor moved to her aunt's small winery in Sonoma County...

    Taylor O'Brian has started a new business in the Sonoma wine country. She wants to do bus tours of little known attractions. Her first tour group are yoga instructors including the instructor who had an argument with Taylor when she came late to a class. Laura, the micromanaging instru...

    I liked this book. Nancy Parra has a writing style I enjoy and the subject matter was quite timely with the disclosure of the Equifax mess last week. I would warn readers that Taylor is one of those cozy heroines who doesn't listen to her lawyer and the extent she goes to in her invest...

    Taylor O'Brian returned to Sonoma County from San Francisco because her aunt, who owns a winery, needs help. She decided to open her own wine country tour company - Taylor O'Brian's "Off the Beaten Path" Wine Country Tours - in the hopes it will give her a decent income. Her first ...

    This book introduces us to Taylor O'Brian, a young, newly single former advertising executive from San Francisco living at her aunts winery. She has moved to Sonoma to help look after her Aunt Jemma who recently suffered a heart attack. Although her aunt is doing much better she doesn'...

    Title: A Case of Syrah, Syrah - Wine Country Mystery Author: Nancy J. Parra Publisher: Crooked Lane Books Published: 12-12-2017 Pages: 320 Genre: Mystery & Thriller Sub-Genre: Amateur Sleuth, Suspense, Cozy Mystery, Women's Fiction, ISBN: 9781683314332 ASIN: B0723967CW Re...

    A Case of Syrah, Syrah is the first book in the A Wine Country Mystery series. Taylor O?Brian help her Aunt Jemma at her aunt?s winery while she is busy getting her tour business off the ground. Her business, Taylor?s Off The Beaten Path Wine Tours, will tour interesting sight...

    Thank you to Netgalley and Crooked Lane publishers for the ARC. All opinions are my own. Taylor O'Brian has moved back to Sonoma, in California's wine country, from San Francisco after five years as an ad executive ostensibly to assist her Aunt Jemma after a heart attack, which may ...

    A Case of Syrah, Syrah is the first in the A Wine Country Mystery series set in Sonoma, CA and introducing Taylor O'Brian owner of Taylor O'Brian Presents "Off The Beaten Path" Wine Country Tours. Taylor has recently moved back to live with her only living relative, Aunt Jemma owner of...

    First all, the main reason I wanted to read this was because I read one of Parra?s previous books: Kale to the Queen?a cozy mystery series that she writes under the pen name Nell Hampton, and I absolutely loved that so I was excited to pick up something new by the author! A Cas...

    This is the first book in A Wine Country Mystery series Taylor O?Brian has returned to Sonoma, California and is living in pool house at her Aunt Jemma?s place called Sookie?s Vineyard, named after a ghost. Taylor has decided to start ?Taylor O?Brian?s Off The Beaten Path W...

    This is the first book in the Wine Country mysteries, and it's a fantastic start. The characters are interesting and the wine country setting of Sonoma is beautifully described. I'm looking forward to reading the next book in the series. Taylor O'Brian moved in with her grandmother ...

    Princess Fuzzypants here: A murder mystery set in Sonoma, deep in California wine country should be fantastic. The suspects were all interesting, the twists were good and the mystery was compelling. Yet, I have to say it never really hooked me and I know why. I realize authors have t...

    Suppose you created an unique wine tour and your first customer was found dead by a corkscrew to the neck, and suppose the Sheriff kept returning to the idea that you were the main 'Person of Interest' in the case. Well, this is exactly what happens to Taylor O'Brian and her ?Tayl...

    Taylor O'Brian has moved back to beautiful Sonoma, CA to help her Aunt Jemma with her winery. She is also starting up her own tour business. The very first tour seemed to be going great until one of the group members went missing and was found murdered. Taylor is now a person of intere...

  • Anisaa
    Sep 19, 2017

    Taylor O?Brian had moved to live with her Aunt Jemma when her health came into question on her aunt's small winery. Wanting to make her own way though Taylor decided to cash in on the local scenery and bought an old VW bus much like the famous Mystery Machine and planned to start up ...

    Taylor O'Brien and her Aunt Jemma live in Sonoma, CA. Aunt Jemma owns a small winery. Her home is located nearby, along with a pool and a building for wine tastings, weddings, etc. Taylor lives in the pool house. She moved back to Sonoma six months before after her Aunt had a heart att...

    This debut cozy mystery takes place in the wine country of Sonoma, California. The protagonist moves to be closer to her aunt who owns a vineyard. Starting a tour business, the very first trip ends in someone being murdered. Many of the characters are likable, and the pets are cute and...

    Reviewed for Netgalley and Crooked Lane Books A Case of Syrah, Syrah is another hit in the cozy mysteries genre. Having only read a few books in this genre I was interested to see if I would enjoy it as much as I have previous titles. It did not disappoint. What you find are som...

    Winery mystery - TASTY! If only it was possible to Skype a glass. Taylor has recently moved back to Albuquerque to be near her Aunt Jemma. Syrah wine is sampled at Jemma's winery which has been in business for many years. I would have liked more background on the winery and it's worker...

    Dollycas?s Thoughts As soon as I saw this cover I knew I had to read this book. Yes, the wine, the vineyard, and the VW bus, but it was the cat the really caught my attention. Look at those eyes. I was happy to learn there is a canine in the story too. Taylor O?Brian?s Aunt...

    A new series featuring California wine county. A fast-moving and easy to read cozy mystery. I felt the characters were not well developed and the author has not done a lot of research on the subject. The plot has been used often. There is a dog and cat but they are not really involved ...

    This is the first book I have read by this author and the first in a new series. I enjoyed the premise of the book and thought it was well written. The mystery was solid and woven throughout the story. The victim was not well liked so that allowed the author to provide a number of susp...

    **I voluntarily read this ARC** I really wanted to like this book more than I did. I loved the mystery, I just couldn't handle Taylor. I found her to be annoying and a bit obnoxious. I did love how delightfully quirky some of the minor characters were. ...

    I quite liked Taylor, the amateur sleuth, who runs a California wine country tour in between showing guests around her aunt's boutique vineyard. The account is nicely modern with people tweeting their trip and photos. The body count is implausibly high but a good point is that many...

    A Case of Syrah, Syrah is a great first book in Nancy J. Parra?s new Wine Country Mystery series. It has a very interesting and fast-paced mystery and although the lead character needs more personality, the secondary characters are great. Our protagonist is Taylor O?Brian who h...

    Amateur sleuth Taylor O'Brian asks, "What could possibly go wrong?" Everything, beginning with Taylor herself in Nancy J. Parra's first Wine Country mystery, A Case of Syrah, Syrah. When Taylor's Aunt Jemma had heart problems, Taylor moved to her aunt's small winery in Sonoma County...

    Taylor O'Brian has started a new business in the Sonoma wine country. She wants to do bus tours of little known attractions. Her first tour group are yoga instructors including the instructor who had an argument with Taylor when she came late to a class. Laura, the micromanaging instru...

    I liked this book. Nancy Parra has a writing style I enjoy and the subject matter was quite timely with the disclosure of the Equifax mess last week. I would warn readers that Taylor is one of those cozy heroines who doesn't listen to her lawyer and the extent she goes to in her invest...

    Taylor O'Brian returned to Sonoma County from San Francisco because her aunt, who owns a winery, needs help. She decided to open her own wine country tour company - Taylor O'Brian's "Off the Beaten Path" Wine Country Tours - in the hopes it will give her a decent income. Her first ...

    This book introduces us to Taylor O'Brian, a young, newly single former advertising executive from San Francisco living at her aunts winery. She has moved to Sonoma to help look after her Aunt Jemma who recently suffered a heart attack. Although her aunt is doing much better she doesn'...

    Title: A Case of Syrah, Syrah - Wine Country Mystery Author: Nancy J. Parra Publisher: Crooked Lane Books Published: 12-12-2017 Pages: 320 Genre: Mystery & Thriller Sub-Genre: Amateur Sleuth, Suspense, Cozy Mystery, Women's Fiction, ISBN: 9781683314332 ASIN: B0723967CW Re...

    A Case of Syrah, Syrah is the first book in the A Wine Country Mystery series. Taylor O?Brian help her Aunt Jemma at her aunt?s winery while she is busy getting her tour business off the ground. Her business, Taylor?s Off The Beaten Path Wine Tours, will tour interesting sight...

    Thank you to Netgalley and Crooked Lane publishers for the ARC. All opinions are my own. Taylor O'Brian has moved back to Sonoma, in California's wine country, from San Francisco after five years as an ad executive ostensibly to assist her Aunt Jemma after a heart attack, which may ...

    A Case of Syrah, Syrah is the first in the A Wine Country Mystery series set in Sonoma, CA and introducing Taylor O'Brian owner of Taylor O'Brian Presents "Off The Beaten Path" Wine Country Tours. Taylor has recently moved back to live with her only living relative, Aunt Jemma owner of...

    First all, the main reason I wanted to read this was because I read one of Parra?s previous books: Kale to the Queen?a cozy mystery series that she writes under the pen name Nell Hampton, and I absolutely loved that so I was excited to pick up something new by the author! A Cas...

  • Clare O'Beara
    Nov 29, 2017

    Taylor O?Brian had moved to live with her Aunt Jemma when her health came into question on her aunt's small winery. Wanting to make her own way though Taylor decided to cash in on the local scenery and bought an old VW bus much like the famous Mystery Machine and planned to start up ...

    Taylor O'Brien and her Aunt Jemma live in Sonoma, CA. Aunt Jemma owns a small winery. Her home is located nearby, along with a pool and a building for wine tastings, weddings, etc. Taylor lives in the pool house. She moved back to Sonoma six months before after her Aunt had a heart att...

    This debut cozy mystery takes place in the wine country of Sonoma, California. The protagonist moves to be closer to her aunt who owns a vineyard. Starting a tour business, the very first trip ends in someone being murdered. Many of the characters are likable, and the pets are cute and...

    Reviewed for Netgalley and Crooked Lane Books A Case of Syrah, Syrah is another hit in the cozy mysteries genre. Having only read a few books in this genre I was interested to see if I would enjoy it as much as I have previous titles. It did not disappoint. What you find are som...

    Winery mystery - TASTY! If only it was possible to Skype a glass. Taylor has recently moved back to Albuquerque to be near her Aunt Jemma. Syrah wine is sampled at Jemma's winery which has been in business for many years. I would have liked more background on the winery and it's worker...

    Dollycas?s Thoughts As soon as I saw this cover I knew I had to read this book. Yes, the wine, the vineyard, and the VW bus, but it was the cat the really caught my attention. Look at those eyes. I was happy to learn there is a canine in the story too. Taylor O?Brian?s Aunt...

    A new series featuring California wine county. A fast-moving and easy to read cozy mystery. I felt the characters were not well developed and the author has not done a lot of research on the subject. The plot has been used often. There is a dog and cat but they are not really involved ...

    This is the first book I have read by this author and the first in a new series. I enjoyed the premise of the book and thought it was well written. The mystery was solid and woven throughout the story. The victim was not well liked so that allowed the author to provide a number of susp...

    **I voluntarily read this ARC** I really wanted to like this book more than I did. I loved the mystery, I just couldn't handle Taylor. I found her to be annoying and a bit obnoxious. I did love how delightfully quirky some of the minor characters were. ...

    I quite liked Taylor, the amateur sleuth, who runs a California wine country tour in between showing guests around her aunt's boutique vineyard. The account is nicely modern with people tweeting their trip and photos. The body count is implausibly high but a good point is that many...

  • Kelly
    Nov 14, 2017

    Taylor O?Brian had moved to live with her Aunt Jemma when her health came into question on her aunt's small winery. Wanting to make her own way though Taylor decided to cash in on the local scenery and bought an old VW bus much like the famous Mystery Machine and planned to start up ...

    Taylor O'Brien and her Aunt Jemma live in Sonoma, CA. Aunt Jemma owns a small winery. Her home is located nearby, along with a pool and a building for wine tastings, weddings, etc. Taylor lives in the pool house. She moved back to Sonoma six months before after her Aunt had a heart att...

    This debut cozy mystery takes place in the wine country of Sonoma, California. The protagonist moves to be closer to her aunt who owns a vineyard. Starting a tour business, the very first trip ends in someone being murdered. Many of the characters are likable, and the pets are cute and...

    Reviewed for Netgalley and Crooked Lane Books A Case of Syrah, Syrah is another hit in the cozy mysteries genre. Having only read a few books in this genre I was interested to see if I would enjoy it as much as I have previous titles. It did not disappoint. What you find are som...

    Winery mystery - TASTY! If only it was possible to Skype a glass. Taylor has recently moved back to Albuquerque to be near her Aunt Jemma. Syrah wine is sampled at Jemma's winery which has been in business for many years. I would have liked more background on the winery and it's worker...

    Dollycas?s Thoughts As soon as I saw this cover I knew I had to read this book. Yes, the wine, the vineyard, and the VW bus, but it was the cat the really caught my attention. Look at those eyes. I was happy to learn there is a canine in the story too. Taylor O?Brian?s Aunt...

    A new series featuring California wine county. A fast-moving and easy to read cozy mystery. I felt the characters were not well developed and the author has not done a lot of research on the subject. The plot has been used often. There is a dog and cat but they are not really involved ...

    This is the first book I have read by this author and the first in a new series. I enjoyed the premise of the book and thought it was well written. The mystery was solid and woven throughout the story. The victim was not well liked so that allowed the author to provide a number of susp...

    **I voluntarily read this ARC** I really wanted to like this book more than I did. I loved the mystery, I just couldn't handle Taylor. I found her to be annoying and a bit obnoxious. I did love how delightfully quirky some of the minor characters were. ...

  • Betty
    Oct 28, 2017

    Taylor O?Brian had moved to live with her Aunt Jemma when her health came into question on her aunt's small winery. Wanting to make her own way though Taylor decided to cash in on the local scenery and bought an old VW bus much like the famous Mystery Machine and planned to start up ...

    Taylor O'Brien and her Aunt Jemma live in Sonoma, CA. Aunt Jemma owns a small winery. Her home is located nearby, along with a pool and a building for wine tastings, weddings, etc. Taylor lives in the pool house. She moved back to Sonoma six months before after her Aunt had a heart att...

    This debut cozy mystery takes place in the wine country of Sonoma, California. The protagonist moves to be closer to her aunt who owns a vineyard. Starting a tour business, the very first trip ends in someone being murdered. Many of the characters are likable, and the pets are cute and...

    Reviewed for Netgalley and Crooked Lane Books A Case of Syrah, Syrah is another hit in the cozy mysteries genre. Having only read a few books in this genre I was interested to see if I would enjoy it as much as I have previous titles. It did not disappoint. What you find are som...

    Winery mystery - TASTY! If only it was possible to Skype a glass. Taylor has recently moved back to Albuquerque to be near her Aunt Jemma. Syrah wine is sampled at Jemma's winery which has been in business for many years. I would have liked more background on the winery and it's worker...

    Dollycas?s Thoughts As soon as I saw this cover I knew I had to read this book. Yes, the wine, the vineyard, and the VW bus, but it was the cat the really caught my attention. Look at those eyes. I was happy to learn there is a canine in the story too. Taylor O?Brian?s Aunt...

    A new series featuring California wine county. A fast-moving and easy to read cozy mystery. I felt the characters were not well developed and the author has not done a lot of research on the subject. The plot has been used often. There is a dog and cat but they are not really involved ...

  • Leith Devine
    Oct 27, 2017

    Taylor O?Brian had moved to live with her Aunt Jemma when her health came into question on her aunt's small winery. Wanting to make her own way though Taylor decided to cash in on the local scenery and bought an old VW bus much like the famous Mystery Machine and planned to start up ...

    Taylor O'Brien and her Aunt Jemma live in Sonoma, CA. Aunt Jemma owns a small winery. Her home is located nearby, along with a pool and a building for wine tastings, weddings, etc. Taylor lives in the pool house. She moved back to Sonoma six months before after her Aunt had a heart att...

    This debut cozy mystery takes place in the wine country of Sonoma, California. The protagonist moves to be closer to her aunt who owns a vineyard. Starting a tour business, the very first trip ends in someone being murdered. Many of the characters are likable, and the pets are cute and...

    Reviewed for Netgalley and Crooked Lane Books A Case of Syrah, Syrah is another hit in the cozy mysteries genre. Having only read a few books in this genre I was interested to see if I would enjoy it as much as I have previous titles. It did not disappoint. What you find are som...

    Winery mystery - TASTY! If only it was possible to Skype a glass. Taylor has recently moved back to Albuquerque to be near her Aunt Jemma. Syrah wine is sampled at Jemma's winery which has been in business for many years. I would have liked more background on the winery and it's worker...

    Dollycas?s Thoughts As soon as I saw this cover I knew I had to read this book. Yes, the wine, the vineyard, and the VW bus, but it was the cat the really caught my attention. Look at those eyes. I was happy to learn there is a canine in the story too. Taylor O?Brian?s Aunt...

    A new series featuring California wine county. A fast-moving and easy to read cozy mystery. I felt the characters were not well developed and the author has not done a lot of research on the subject. The plot has been used often. There is a dog and cat but they are not really involved ...

    This is the first book I have read by this author and the first in a new series. I enjoyed the premise of the book and thought it was well written. The mystery was solid and woven throughout the story. The victim was not well liked so that allowed the author to provide a number of susp...

    **I voluntarily read this ARC** I really wanted to like this book more than I did. I loved the mystery, I just couldn't handle Taylor. I found her to be annoying and a bit obnoxious. I did love how delightfully quirky some of the minor characters were. ...

    I quite liked Taylor, the amateur sleuth, who runs a California wine country tour in between showing guests around her aunt's boutique vineyard. The account is nicely modern with people tweeting their trip and photos. The body count is implausibly high but a good point is that many...

    A Case of Syrah, Syrah is a great first book in Nancy J. Parra?s new Wine Country Mystery series. It has a very interesting and fast-paced mystery and although the lead character needs more personality, the secondary characters are great. Our protagonist is Taylor O?Brian who h...

    Amateur sleuth Taylor O'Brian asks, "What could possibly go wrong?" Everything, beginning with Taylor herself in Nancy J. Parra's first Wine Country mystery, A Case of Syrah, Syrah. When Taylor's Aunt Jemma had heart problems, Taylor moved to her aunt's small winery in Sonoma County...

    Taylor O'Brian has started a new business in the Sonoma wine country. She wants to do bus tours of little known attractions. Her first tour group are yoga instructors including the instructor who had an argument with Taylor when she came late to a class. Laura, the micromanaging instru...

    I liked this book. Nancy Parra has a writing style I enjoy and the subject matter was quite timely with the disclosure of the Equifax mess last week. I would warn readers that Taylor is one of those cozy heroines who doesn't listen to her lawyer and the extent she goes to in her invest...

    Taylor O'Brian returned to Sonoma County from San Francisco because her aunt, who owns a winery, needs help. She decided to open her own wine country tour company - Taylor O'Brian's "Off the Beaten Path" Wine Country Tours - in the hopes it will give her a decent income. Her first ...

    This book introduces us to Taylor O'Brian, a young, newly single former advertising executive from San Francisco living at her aunts winery. She has moved to Sonoma to help look after her Aunt Jemma who recently suffered a heart attack. Although her aunt is doing much better she doesn'...

    Title: A Case of Syrah, Syrah - Wine Country Mystery Author: Nancy J. Parra Publisher: Crooked Lane Books Published: 12-12-2017 Pages: 320 Genre: Mystery & Thriller Sub-Genre: Amateur Sleuth, Suspense, Cozy Mystery, Women's Fiction, ISBN: 9781683314332 ASIN: B0723967CW Re...

    A Case of Syrah, Syrah is the first book in the A Wine Country Mystery series. Taylor O?Brian help her Aunt Jemma at her aunt?s winery while she is busy getting her tour business off the ground. Her business, Taylor?s Off The Beaten Path Wine Tours, will tour interesting sight...

    Thank you to Netgalley and Crooked Lane publishers for the ARC. All opinions are my own. Taylor O'Brian has moved back to Sonoma, in California's wine country, from San Francisco after five years as an ad executive ostensibly to assist her Aunt Jemma after a heart attack, which may ...

    A Case of Syrah, Syrah is the first in the A Wine Country Mystery series set in Sonoma, CA and introducing Taylor O'Brian owner of Taylor O'Brian Presents "Off The Beaten Path" Wine Country Tours. Taylor has recently moved back to live with her only living relative, Aunt Jemma owner of...

    First all, the main reason I wanted to read this was because I read one of Parra?s previous books: Kale to the Queen?a cozy mystery series that she writes under the pen name Nell Hampton, and I absolutely loved that so I was excited to pick up something new by the author! A Cas...

    This is the first book in A Wine Country Mystery series Taylor O?Brian has returned to Sonoma, California and is living in pool house at her Aunt Jemma?s place called Sookie?s Vineyard, named after a ghost. Taylor has decided to start ?Taylor O?Brian?s Off The Beaten Path W...

    This is the first book in the Wine Country mysteries, and it's a fantastic start. The characters are interesting and the wine country setting of Sonoma is beautifully described. I'm looking forward to reading the next book in the series. Taylor O'Brian moved in with her grandmother ...

  • Susan Johnston
    Jan 10, 2018

    Taylor O?Brian had moved to live with her Aunt Jemma when her health came into question on her aunt's small winery. Wanting to make her own way though Taylor decided to cash in on the local scenery and bought an old VW bus much like the famous Mystery Machine and planned to start up ...

    Taylor O'Brien and her Aunt Jemma live in Sonoma, CA. Aunt Jemma owns a small winery. Her home is located nearby, along with a pool and a building for wine tastings, weddings, etc. Taylor lives in the pool house. She moved back to Sonoma six months before after her Aunt had a heart att...

    This debut cozy mystery takes place in the wine country of Sonoma, California. The protagonist moves to be closer to her aunt who owns a vineyard. Starting a tour business, the very first trip ends in someone being murdered. Many of the characters are likable, and the pets are cute and...

    Reviewed for Netgalley and Crooked Lane Books A Case of Syrah, Syrah is another hit in the cozy mysteries genre. Having only read a few books in this genre I was interested to see if I would enjoy it as much as I have previous titles. It did not disappoint. What you find are som...

    Winery mystery - TASTY! If only it was possible to Skype a glass. Taylor has recently moved back to Albuquerque to be near her Aunt Jemma. Syrah wine is sampled at Jemma's winery which has been in business for many years. I would have liked more background on the winery and it's worker...

    Dollycas?s Thoughts As soon as I saw this cover I knew I had to read this book. Yes, the wine, the vineyard, and the VW bus, but it was the cat the really caught my attention. Look at those eyes. I was happy to learn there is a canine in the story too. Taylor O?Brian?s Aunt...

    A new series featuring California wine county. A fast-moving and easy to read cozy mystery. I felt the characters were not well developed and the author has not done a lot of research on the subject. The plot has been used often. There is a dog and cat but they are not really involved ...

    This is the first book I have read by this author and the first in a new series. I enjoyed the premise of the book and thought it was well written. The mystery was solid and woven throughout the story. The victim was not well liked so that allowed the author to provide a number of susp...

    **I voluntarily read this ARC** I really wanted to like this book more than I did. I loved the mystery, I just couldn't handle Taylor. I found her to be annoying and a bit obnoxious. I did love how delightfully quirky some of the minor characters were. ...

    I quite liked Taylor, the amateur sleuth, who runs a California wine country tour in between showing guests around her aunt's boutique vineyard. The account is nicely modern with people tweeting their trip and photos. The body count is implausibly high but a good point is that many...

    A Case of Syrah, Syrah is a great first book in Nancy J. Parra?s new Wine Country Mystery series. It has a very interesting and fast-paced mystery and although the lead character needs more personality, the secondary characters are great. Our protagonist is Taylor O?Brian who h...

    Amateur sleuth Taylor O'Brian asks, "What could possibly go wrong?" Everything, beginning with Taylor herself in Nancy J. Parra's first Wine Country mystery, A Case of Syrah, Syrah. When Taylor's Aunt Jemma had heart problems, Taylor moved to her aunt's small winery in Sonoma County...

    Taylor O'Brian has started a new business in the Sonoma wine country. She wants to do bus tours of little known attractions. Her first tour group are yoga instructors including the instructor who had an argument with Taylor when she came late to a class. Laura, the micromanaging instru...

    I liked this book. Nancy Parra has a writing style I enjoy and the subject matter was quite timely with the disclosure of the Equifax mess last week. I would warn readers that Taylor is one of those cozy heroines who doesn't listen to her lawyer and the extent she goes to in her invest...

    Taylor O'Brian returned to Sonoma County from San Francisco because her aunt, who owns a winery, needs help. She decided to open her own wine country tour company - Taylor O'Brian's "Off the Beaten Path" Wine Country Tours - in the hopes it will give her a decent income. Her first ...

    This book introduces us to Taylor O'Brian, a young, newly single former advertising executive from San Francisco living at her aunts winery. She has moved to Sonoma to help look after her Aunt Jemma who recently suffered a heart attack. Although her aunt is doing much better she doesn'...

    Title: A Case of Syrah, Syrah - Wine Country Mystery Author: Nancy J. Parra Publisher: Crooked Lane Books Published: 12-12-2017 Pages: 320 Genre: Mystery & Thriller Sub-Genre: Amateur Sleuth, Suspense, Cozy Mystery, Women's Fiction, ISBN: 9781683314332 ASIN: B0723967CW Re...

    A Case of Syrah, Syrah is the first book in the A Wine Country Mystery series. Taylor O?Brian help her Aunt Jemma at her aunt?s winery while she is busy getting her tour business off the ground. Her business, Taylor?s Off The Beaten Path Wine Tours, will tour interesting sight...

    Thank you to Netgalley and Crooked Lane publishers for the ARC. All opinions are my own. Taylor O'Brian has moved back to Sonoma, in California's wine country, from San Francisco after five years as an ad executive ostensibly to assist her Aunt Jemma after a heart attack, which may ...

    A Case of Syrah, Syrah is the first in the A Wine Country Mystery series set in Sonoma, CA and introducing Taylor O'Brian owner of Taylor O'Brian Presents "Off The Beaten Path" Wine Country Tours. Taylor has recently moved back to live with her only living relative, Aunt Jemma owner of...

    First all, the main reason I wanted to read this was because I read one of Parra?s previous books: Kale to the Queen?a cozy mystery series that she writes under the pen name Nell Hampton, and I absolutely loved that so I was excited to pick up something new by the author! A Cas...

    This is the first book in A Wine Country Mystery series Taylor O?Brian has returned to Sonoma, California and is living in pool house at her Aunt Jemma?s place called Sookie?s Vineyard, named after a ghost. Taylor has decided to start ?Taylor O?Brian?s Off The Beaten Path W...

    This is the first book in the Wine Country mysteries, and it's a fantastic start. The characters are interesting and the wine country setting of Sonoma is beautifully described. I'm looking forward to reading the next book in the series. Taylor O'Brian moved in with her grandmother ...

    Princess Fuzzypants here: A murder mystery set in Sonoma, deep in California wine country should be fantastic. The suspects were all interesting, the twists were good and the mystery was compelling. Yet, I have to say it never really hooked me and I know why. I realize authors have t...

  • Odessa Green
    Dec 20, 2017

    Taylor O?Brian had moved to live with her Aunt Jemma when her health came into question on her aunt's small winery. Wanting to make her own way though Taylor decided to cash in on the local scenery and bought an old VW bus much like the famous Mystery Machine and planned to start up ...

    Taylor O'Brien and her Aunt Jemma live in Sonoma, CA. Aunt Jemma owns a small winery. Her home is located nearby, along with a pool and a building for wine tastings, weddings, etc. Taylor lives in the pool house. She moved back to Sonoma six months before after her Aunt had a heart att...

    This debut cozy mystery takes place in the wine country of Sonoma, California. The protagonist moves to be closer to her aunt who owns a vineyard. Starting a tour business, the very first trip ends in someone being murdered. Many of the characters are likable, and the pets are cute and...

    Reviewed for Netgalley and Crooked Lane Books A Case of Syrah, Syrah is another hit in the cozy mysteries genre. Having only read a few books in this genre I was interested to see if I would enjoy it as much as I have previous titles. It did not disappoint. What you find are som...

    Winery mystery - TASTY! If only it was possible to Skype a glass. Taylor has recently moved back to Albuquerque to be near her Aunt Jemma. Syrah wine is sampled at Jemma's winery which has been in business for many years. I would have liked more background on the winery and it's worker...

    Dollycas?s Thoughts As soon as I saw this cover I knew I had to read this book. Yes, the wine, the vineyard, and the VW bus, but it was the cat the really caught my attention. Look at those eyes. I was happy to learn there is a canine in the story too. Taylor O?Brian?s Aunt...

    A new series featuring California wine county. A fast-moving and easy to read cozy mystery. I felt the characters were not well developed and the author has not done a lot of research on the subject. The plot has been used often. There is a dog and cat but they are not really involved ...

    This is the first book I have read by this author and the first in a new series. I enjoyed the premise of the book and thought it was well written. The mystery was solid and woven throughout the story. The victim was not well liked so that allowed the author to provide a number of susp...

    **I voluntarily read this ARC** I really wanted to like this book more than I did. I loved the mystery, I just couldn't handle Taylor. I found her to be annoying and a bit obnoxious. I did love how delightfully quirky some of the minor characters were. ...

    I quite liked Taylor, the amateur sleuth, who runs a California wine country tour in between showing guests around her aunt's boutique vineyard. The account is nicely modern with people tweeting their trip and photos. The body count is implausibly high but a good point is that many...

    A Case of Syrah, Syrah is a great first book in Nancy J. Parra?s new Wine Country Mystery series. It has a very interesting and fast-paced mystery and although the lead character needs more personality, the secondary characters are great. Our protagonist is Taylor O?Brian who h...

    Amateur sleuth Taylor O'Brian asks, "What could possibly go wrong?" Everything, beginning with Taylor herself in Nancy J. Parra's first Wine Country mystery, A Case of Syrah, Syrah. When Taylor's Aunt Jemma had heart problems, Taylor moved to her aunt's small winery in Sonoma County...

    Taylor O'Brian has started a new business in the Sonoma wine country. She wants to do bus tours of little known attractions. Her first tour group are yoga instructors including the instructor who had an argument with Taylor when she came late to a class. Laura, the micromanaging instru...

    I liked this book. Nancy Parra has a writing style I enjoy and the subject matter was quite timely with the disclosure of the Equifax mess last week. I would warn readers that Taylor is one of those cozy heroines who doesn't listen to her lawyer and the extent she goes to in her invest...

    Taylor O'Brian returned to Sonoma County from San Francisco because her aunt, who owns a winery, needs help. She decided to open her own wine country tour company - Taylor O'Brian's "Off the Beaten Path" Wine Country Tours - in the hopes it will give her a decent income. Her first ...

    This book introduces us to Taylor O'Brian, a young, newly single former advertising executive from San Francisco living at her aunts winery. She has moved to Sonoma to help look after her Aunt Jemma who recently suffered a heart attack. Although her aunt is doing much better she doesn'...

  • Brenda
    Oct 15, 2017

    Taylor O?Brian had moved to live with her Aunt Jemma when her health came into question on her aunt's small winery. Wanting to make her own way though Taylor decided to cash in on the local scenery and bought an old VW bus much like the famous Mystery Machine and planned to start up ...

    Taylor O'Brien and her Aunt Jemma live in Sonoma, CA. Aunt Jemma owns a small winery. Her home is located nearby, along with a pool and a building for wine tastings, weddings, etc. Taylor lives in the pool house. She moved back to Sonoma six months before after her Aunt had a heart att...

    This debut cozy mystery takes place in the wine country of Sonoma, California. The protagonist moves to be closer to her aunt who owns a vineyard. Starting a tour business, the very first trip ends in someone being murdered. Many of the characters are likable, and the pets are cute and...

    Reviewed for Netgalley and Crooked Lane Books A Case of Syrah, Syrah is another hit in the cozy mysteries genre. Having only read a few books in this genre I was interested to see if I would enjoy it as much as I have previous titles. It did not disappoint. What you find are som...

    Winery mystery - TASTY! If only it was possible to Skype a glass. Taylor has recently moved back to Albuquerque to be near her Aunt Jemma. Syrah wine is sampled at Jemma's winery which has been in business for many years. I would have liked more background on the winery and it's worker...

    Dollycas?s Thoughts As soon as I saw this cover I knew I had to read this book. Yes, the wine, the vineyard, and the VW bus, but it was the cat the really caught my attention. Look at those eyes. I was happy to learn there is a canine in the story too. Taylor O?Brian?s Aunt...

    A new series featuring California wine county. A fast-moving and easy to read cozy mystery. I felt the characters were not well developed and the author has not done a lot of research on the subject. The plot has been used often. There is a dog and cat but they are not really involved ...

    This is the first book I have read by this author and the first in a new series. I enjoyed the premise of the book and thought it was well written. The mystery was solid and woven throughout the story. The victim was not well liked so that allowed the author to provide a number of susp...

    **I voluntarily read this ARC** I really wanted to like this book more than I did. I loved the mystery, I just couldn't handle Taylor. I found her to be annoying and a bit obnoxious. I did love how delightfully quirky some of the minor characters were. ...

    I quite liked Taylor, the amateur sleuth, who runs a California wine country tour in between showing guests around her aunt's boutique vineyard. The account is nicely modern with people tweeting their trip and photos. The body count is implausibly high but a good point is that many...

    A Case of Syrah, Syrah is a great first book in Nancy J. Parra?s new Wine Country Mystery series. It has a very interesting and fast-paced mystery and although the lead character needs more personality, the secondary characters are great. Our protagonist is Taylor O?Brian who h...

    Amateur sleuth Taylor O'Brian asks, "What could possibly go wrong?" Everything, beginning with Taylor herself in Nancy J. Parra's first Wine Country mystery, A Case of Syrah, Syrah. When Taylor's Aunt Jemma had heart problems, Taylor moved to her aunt's small winery in Sonoma County...

    Taylor O'Brian has started a new business in the Sonoma wine country. She wants to do bus tours of little known attractions. Her first tour group are yoga instructors including the instructor who had an argument with Taylor when she came late to a class. Laura, the micromanaging instru...

    I liked this book. Nancy Parra has a writing style I enjoy and the subject matter was quite timely with the disclosure of the Equifax mess last week. I would warn readers that Taylor is one of those cozy heroines who doesn't listen to her lawyer and the extent she goes to in her invest...

    Taylor O'Brian returned to Sonoma County from San Francisco because her aunt, who owns a winery, needs help. She decided to open her own wine country tour company - Taylor O'Brian's "Off the Beaten Path" Wine Country Tours - in the hopes it will give her a decent income. Her first ...

    This book introduces us to Taylor O'Brian, a young, newly single former advertising executive from San Francisco living at her aunts winery. She has moved to Sonoma to help look after her Aunt Jemma who recently suffered a heart attack. Although her aunt is doing much better she doesn'...

    Title: A Case of Syrah, Syrah - Wine Country Mystery Author: Nancy J. Parra Publisher: Crooked Lane Books Published: 12-12-2017 Pages: 320 Genre: Mystery & Thriller Sub-Genre: Amateur Sleuth, Suspense, Cozy Mystery, Women's Fiction, ISBN: 9781683314332 ASIN: B0723967CW Re...

    A Case of Syrah, Syrah is the first book in the A Wine Country Mystery series. Taylor O?Brian help her Aunt Jemma at her aunt?s winery while she is busy getting her tour business off the ground. Her business, Taylor?s Off The Beaten Path Wine Tours, will tour interesting sight...

    Thank you to Netgalley and Crooked Lane publishers for the ARC. All opinions are my own. Taylor O'Brian has moved back to Sonoma, in California's wine country, from San Francisco after five years as an ad executive ostensibly to assist her Aunt Jemma after a heart attack, which may ...

    A Case of Syrah, Syrah is the first in the A Wine Country Mystery series set in Sonoma, CA and introducing Taylor O'Brian owner of Taylor O'Brian Presents "Off The Beaten Path" Wine Country Tours. Taylor has recently moved back to live with her only living relative, Aunt Jemma owner of...

  • Carrie
    Oct 26, 2017

    Taylor O?Brian had moved to live with her Aunt Jemma when her health came into question on her aunt's small winery. Wanting to make her own way though Taylor decided to cash in on the local scenery and bought an old VW bus much like the famous Mystery Machine and planned to start up ...

  • Juli
    Dec 04, 2017

    Taylor O?Brian had moved to live with her Aunt Jemma when her health came into question on her aunt's small winery. Wanting to make her own way though Taylor decided to cash in on the local scenery and bought an old VW bus much like the famous Mystery Machine and planned to start up ...

    Taylor O'Brien and her Aunt Jemma live in Sonoma, CA. Aunt Jemma owns a small winery. Her home is located nearby, along with a pool and a building for wine tastings, weddings, etc. Taylor lives in the pool house. She moved back to Sonoma six months before after her Aunt had a heart att...

  • Lghiggins
    Jan 04, 2018

    Taylor O?Brian had moved to live with her Aunt Jemma when her health came into question on her aunt's small winery. Wanting to make her own way though Taylor decided to cash in on the local scenery and bought an old VW bus much like the famous Mystery Machine and planned to start up ...

    Taylor O'Brien and her Aunt Jemma live in Sonoma, CA. Aunt Jemma owns a small winery. Her home is located nearby, along with a pool and a building for wine tastings, weddings, etc. Taylor lives in the pool house. She moved back to Sonoma six months before after her Aunt had a heart att...

    This debut cozy mystery takes place in the wine country of Sonoma, California. The protagonist moves to be closer to her aunt who owns a vineyard. Starting a tour business, the very first trip ends in someone being murdered. Many of the characters are likable, and the pets are cute and...

    Reviewed for Netgalley and Crooked Lane Books A Case of Syrah, Syrah is another hit in the cozy mysteries genre. Having only read a few books in this genre I was interested to see if I would enjoy it as much as I have previous titles. It did not disappoint. What you find are som...

    Winery mystery - TASTY! If only it was possible to Skype a glass. Taylor has recently moved back to Albuquerque to be near her Aunt Jemma. Syrah wine is sampled at Jemma's winery which has been in business for many years. I would have liked more background on the winery and it's worker...

    Dollycas?s Thoughts As soon as I saw this cover I knew I had to read this book. Yes, the wine, the vineyard, and the VW bus, but it was the cat the really caught my attention. Look at those eyes. I was happy to learn there is a canine in the story too. Taylor O?Brian?s Aunt...

    A new series featuring California wine county. A fast-moving and easy to read cozy mystery. I felt the characters were not well developed and the author has not done a lot of research on the subject. The plot has been used often. There is a dog and cat but they are not really involved ...

    This is the first book I have read by this author and the first in a new series. I enjoyed the premise of the book and thought it was well written. The mystery was solid and woven throughout the story. The victim was not well liked so that allowed the author to provide a number of susp...

    **I voluntarily read this ARC** I really wanted to like this book more than I did. I loved the mystery, I just couldn't handle Taylor. I found her to be annoying and a bit obnoxious. I did love how delightfully quirky some of the minor characters were. ...

    I quite liked Taylor, the amateur sleuth, who runs a California wine country tour in between showing guests around her aunt's boutique vineyard. The account is nicely modern with people tweeting their trip and photos. The body count is implausibly high but a good point is that many...

    A Case of Syrah, Syrah is a great first book in Nancy J. Parra?s new Wine Country Mystery series. It has a very interesting and fast-paced mystery and although the lead character needs more personality, the secondary characters are great. Our protagonist is Taylor O?Brian who h...

    Amateur sleuth Taylor O'Brian asks, "What could possibly go wrong?" Everything, beginning with Taylor herself in Nancy J. Parra's first Wine Country mystery, A Case of Syrah, Syrah. When Taylor's Aunt Jemma had heart problems, Taylor moved to her aunt's small winery in Sonoma County...

    Taylor O'Brian has started a new business in the Sonoma wine country. She wants to do bus tours of little known attractions. Her first tour group are yoga instructors including the instructor who had an argument with Taylor when she came late to a class. Laura, the micromanaging instru...

    I liked this book. Nancy Parra has a writing style I enjoy and the subject matter was quite timely with the disclosure of the Equifax mess last week. I would warn readers that Taylor is one of those cozy heroines who doesn't listen to her lawyer and the extent she goes to in her invest...

    Taylor O'Brian returned to Sonoma County from San Francisco because her aunt, who owns a winery, needs help. She decided to open her own wine country tour company - Taylor O'Brian's "Off the Beaten Path" Wine Country Tours - in the hopes it will give her a decent income. Her first ...

    This book introduces us to Taylor O'Brian, a young, newly single former advertising executive from San Francisco living at her aunts winery. She has moved to Sonoma to help look after her Aunt Jemma who recently suffered a heart attack. Although her aunt is doing much better she doesn'...

    Title: A Case of Syrah, Syrah - Wine Country Mystery Author: Nancy J. Parra Publisher: Crooked Lane Books Published: 12-12-2017 Pages: 320 Genre: Mystery & Thriller Sub-Genre: Amateur Sleuth, Suspense, Cozy Mystery, Women's Fiction, ISBN: 9781683314332 ASIN: B0723967CW Re...

    A Case of Syrah, Syrah is the first book in the A Wine Country Mystery series. Taylor O?Brian help her Aunt Jemma at her aunt?s winery while she is busy getting her tour business off the ground. Her business, Taylor?s Off The Beaten Path Wine Tours, will tour interesting sight...

    Thank you to Netgalley and Crooked Lane publishers for the ARC. All opinions are my own. Taylor O'Brian has moved back to Sonoma, in California's wine country, from San Francisco after five years as an ad executive ostensibly to assist her Aunt Jemma after a heart attack, which may ...

    A Case of Syrah, Syrah is the first in the A Wine Country Mystery series set in Sonoma, CA and introducing Taylor O'Brian owner of Taylor O'Brian Presents "Off The Beaten Path" Wine Country Tours. Taylor has recently moved back to live with her only living relative, Aunt Jemma owner of...

    First all, the main reason I wanted to read this was because I read one of Parra?s previous books: Kale to the Queen?a cozy mystery series that she writes under the pen name Nell Hampton, and I absolutely loved that so I was excited to pick up something new by the author! A Cas...

    This is the first book in A Wine Country Mystery series Taylor O?Brian has returned to Sonoma, California and is living in pool house at her Aunt Jemma?s place called Sookie?s Vineyard, named after a ghost. Taylor has decided to start ?Taylor O?Brian?s Off The Beaten Path W...

    This is the first book in the Wine Country mysteries, and it's a fantastic start. The characters are interesting and the wine country setting of Sonoma is beautifully described. I'm looking forward to reading the next book in the series. Taylor O'Brian moved in with her grandmother ...

    Princess Fuzzypants here: A murder mystery set in Sonoma, deep in California wine country should be fantastic. The suspects were all interesting, the twists were good and the mystery was compelling. Yet, I have to say it never really hooked me and I know why. I realize authors have t...

    Suppose you created an unique wine tour and your first customer was found dead by a corkscrew to the neck, and suppose the Sheriff kept returning to the idea that you were the main 'Person of Interest' in the case. Well, this is exactly what happens to Taylor O'Brian and her ?Tayl...

    Taylor O'Brian has moved back to beautiful Sonoma, CA to help her Aunt Jemma with her winery. She is also starting up her own tour business. The very first tour seemed to be going great until one of the group members went missing and was found murdered. Taylor is now a person of intere...

    A Case of Syrah, Syrah starts off as an interesting cozy mystery in a great setting and proceeds with building excitement. Unfortunately, by the time the book reaches its conclusion, the reader is ready to commit a crime against the main character. There are two major issues. First, th...

  • Kathleen
    Sep 08, 2017

    Taylor O?Brian had moved to live with her Aunt Jemma when her health came into question on her aunt's small winery. Wanting to make her own way though Taylor decided to cash in on the local scenery and bought an old VW bus much like the famous Mystery Machine and planned to start up ...

    Taylor O'Brien and her Aunt Jemma live in Sonoma, CA. Aunt Jemma owns a small winery. Her home is located nearby, along with a pool and a building for wine tastings, weddings, etc. Taylor lives in the pool house. She moved back to Sonoma six months before after her Aunt had a heart att...

    This debut cozy mystery takes place in the wine country of Sonoma, California. The protagonist moves to be closer to her aunt who owns a vineyard. Starting a tour business, the very first trip ends in someone being murdered. Many of the characters are likable, and the pets are cute and...

    Reviewed for Netgalley and Crooked Lane Books A Case of Syrah, Syrah is another hit in the cozy mysteries genre. Having only read a few books in this genre I was interested to see if I would enjoy it as much as I have previous titles. It did not disappoint. What you find are som...

    Winery mystery - TASTY! If only it was possible to Skype a glass. Taylor has recently moved back to Albuquerque to be near her Aunt Jemma. Syrah wine is sampled at Jemma's winery which has been in business for many years. I would have liked more background on the winery and it's worker...

    Dollycas?s Thoughts As soon as I saw this cover I knew I had to read this book. Yes, the wine, the vineyard, and the VW bus, but it was the cat the really caught my attention. Look at those eyes. I was happy to learn there is a canine in the story too. Taylor O?Brian?s Aunt...

    A new series featuring California wine county. A fast-moving and easy to read cozy mystery. I felt the characters were not well developed and the author has not done a lot of research on the subject. The plot has been used often. There is a dog and cat but they are not really involved ...

    This is the first book I have read by this author and the first in a new series. I enjoyed the premise of the book and thought it was well written. The mystery was solid and woven throughout the story. The victim was not well liked so that allowed the author to provide a number of susp...

    **I voluntarily read this ARC** I really wanted to like this book more than I did. I loved the mystery, I just couldn't handle Taylor. I found her to be annoying and a bit obnoxious. I did love how delightfully quirky some of the minor characters were. ...

    I quite liked Taylor, the amateur sleuth, who runs a California wine country tour in between showing guests around her aunt's boutique vineyard. The account is nicely modern with people tweeting their trip and photos. The body count is implausibly high but a good point is that many...

    A Case of Syrah, Syrah is a great first book in Nancy J. Parra?s new Wine Country Mystery series. It has a very interesting and fast-paced mystery and although the lead character needs more personality, the secondary characters are great. Our protagonist is Taylor O?Brian who h...

    Amateur sleuth Taylor O'Brian asks, "What could possibly go wrong?" Everything, beginning with Taylor herself in Nancy J. Parra's first Wine Country mystery, A Case of Syrah, Syrah. When Taylor's Aunt Jemma had heart problems, Taylor moved to her aunt's small winery in Sonoma County...

    Taylor O'Brian has started a new business in the Sonoma wine country. She wants to do bus tours of little known attractions. Her first tour group are yoga instructors including the instructor who had an argument with Taylor when she came late to a class. Laura, the micromanaging instru...

    I liked this book. Nancy Parra has a writing style I enjoy and the subject matter was quite timely with the disclosure of the Equifax mess last week. I would warn readers that Taylor is one of those cozy heroines who doesn't listen to her lawyer and the extent she goes to in her invest...

    Taylor O'Brian returned to Sonoma County from San Francisco because her aunt, who owns a winery, needs help. She decided to open her own wine country tour company - Taylor O'Brian's "Off the Beaten Path" Wine Country Tours - in the hopes it will give her a decent income. Her first ...

    This book introduces us to Taylor O'Brian, a young, newly single former advertising executive from San Francisco living at her aunts winery. She has moved to Sonoma to help look after her Aunt Jemma who recently suffered a heart attack. Although her aunt is doing much better she doesn'...

    Title: A Case of Syrah, Syrah - Wine Country Mystery Author: Nancy J. Parra Publisher: Crooked Lane Books Published: 12-12-2017 Pages: 320 Genre: Mystery & Thriller Sub-Genre: Amateur Sleuth, Suspense, Cozy Mystery, Women's Fiction, ISBN: 9781683314332 ASIN: B0723967CW Re...

    A Case of Syrah, Syrah is the first book in the A Wine Country Mystery series. Taylor O?Brian help her Aunt Jemma at her aunt?s winery while she is busy getting her tour business off the ground. Her business, Taylor?s Off The Beaten Path Wine Tours, will tour interesting sight...

    Thank you to Netgalley and Crooked Lane publishers for the ARC. All opinions are my own. Taylor O'Brian has moved back to Sonoma, in California's wine country, from San Francisco after five years as an ad executive ostensibly to assist her Aunt Jemma after a heart attack, which may ...

    A Case of Syrah, Syrah is the first in the A Wine Country Mystery series set in Sonoma, CA and introducing Taylor O'Brian owner of Taylor O'Brian Presents "Off The Beaten Path" Wine Country Tours. Taylor has recently moved back to live with her only living relative, Aunt Jemma owner of...

    First all, the main reason I wanted to read this was because I read one of Parra?s previous books: Kale to the Queen?a cozy mystery series that she writes under the pen name Nell Hampton, and I absolutely loved that so I was excited to pick up something new by the author! A Cas...

    This is the first book in A Wine Country Mystery series Taylor O?Brian has returned to Sonoma, California and is living in pool house at her Aunt Jemma?s place called Sookie?s Vineyard, named after a ghost. Taylor has decided to start ?Taylor O?Brian?s Off The Beaten Path W...

  • Julia
    Apr 02, 2018

    Taylor O?Brian had moved to live with her Aunt Jemma when her health came into question on her aunt's small winery. Wanting to make her own way though Taylor decided to cash in on the local scenery and bought an old VW bus much like the famous Mystery Machine and planned to start up ...

    Taylor O'Brien and her Aunt Jemma live in Sonoma, CA. Aunt Jemma owns a small winery. Her home is located nearby, along with a pool and a building for wine tastings, weddings, etc. Taylor lives in the pool house. She moved back to Sonoma six months before after her Aunt had a heart att...

    This debut cozy mystery takes place in the wine country of Sonoma, California. The protagonist moves to be closer to her aunt who owns a vineyard. Starting a tour business, the very first trip ends in someone being murdered. Many of the characters are likable, and the pets are cute and...

    Reviewed for Netgalley and Crooked Lane Books A Case of Syrah, Syrah is another hit in the cozy mysteries genre. Having only read a few books in this genre I was interested to see if I would enjoy it as much as I have previous titles. It did not disappoint. What you find are som...

    Winery mystery - TASTY! If only it was possible to Skype a glass. Taylor has recently moved back to Albuquerque to be near her Aunt Jemma. Syrah wine is sampled at Jemma's winery which has been in business for many years. I would have liked more background on the winery and it's worker...

    Dollycas?s Thoughts As soon as I saw this cover I knew I had to read this book. Yes, the wine, the vineyard, and the VW bus, but it was the cat the really caught my attention. Look at those eyes. I was happy to learn there is a canine in the story too. Taylor O?Brian?s Aunt...

    A new series featuring California wine county. A fast-moving and easy to read cozy mystery. I felt the characters were not well developed and the author has not done a lot of research on the subject. The plot has been used often. There is a dog and cat but they are not really involved ...

    This is the first book I have read by this author and the first in a new series. I enjoyed the premise of the book and thought it was well written. The mystery was solid and woven throughout the story. The victim was not well liked so that allowed the author to provide a number of susp...

    **I voluntarily read this ARC** I really wanted to like this book more than I did. I loved the mystery, I just couldn't handle Taylor. I found her to be annoying and a bit obnoxious. I did love how delightfully quirky some of the minor characters were. ...

    I quite liked Taylor, the amateur sleuth, who runs a California wine country tour in between showing guests around her aunt's boutique vineyard. The account is nicely modern with people tweeting their trip and photos. The body count is implausibly high but a good point is that many...

    A Case of Syrah, Syrah is a great first book in Nancy J. Parra?s new Wine Country Mystery series. It has a very interesting and fast-paced mystery and although the lead character needs more personality, the secondary characters are great. Our protagonist is Taylor O?Brian who h...

    Amateur sleuth Taylor O'Brian asks, "What could possibly go wrong?" Everything, beginning with Taylor herself in Nancy J. Parra's first Wine Country mystery, A Case of Syrah, Syrah. When Taylor's Aunt Jemma had heart problems, Taylor moved to her aunt's small winery in Sonoma County...

    Taylor O'Brian has started a new business in the Sonoma wine country. She wants to do bus tours of little known attractions. Her first tour group are yoga instructors including the instructor who had an argument with Taylor when she came late to a class. Laura, the micromanaging instru...

    I liked this book. Nancy Parra has a writing style I enjoy and the subject matter was quite timely with the disclosure of the Equifax mess last week. I would warn readers that Taylor is one of those cozy heroines who doesn't listen to her lawyer and the extent she goes to in her invest...

    Taylor O'Brian returned to Sonoma County from San Francisco because her aunt, who owns a winery, needs help. She decided to open her own wine country tour company - Taylor O'Brian's "Off the Beaten Path" Wine Country Tours - in the hopes it will give her a decent income. Her first ...

    This book introduces us to Taylor O'Brian, a young, newly single former advertising executive from San Francisco living at her aunts winery. She has moved to Sonoma to help look after her Aunt Jemma who recently suffered a heart attack. Although her aunt is doing much better she doesn'...

    Title: A Case of Syrah, Syrah - Wine Country Mystery Author: Nancy J. Parra Publisher: Crooked Lane Books Published: 12-12-2017 Pages: 320 Genre: Mystery & Thriller Sub-Genre: Amateur Sleuth, Suspense, Cozy Mystery, Women's Fiction, ISBN: 9781683314332 ASIN: B0723967CW Re...

    A Case of Syrah, Syrah is the first book in the A Wine Country Mystery series. Taylor O?Brian help her Aunt Jemma at her aunt?s winery while she is busy getting her tour business off the ground. Her business, Taylor?s Off The Beaten Path Wine Tours, will tour interesting sight...

    Thank you to Netgalley and Crooked Lane publishers for the ARC. All opinions are my own. Taylor O'Brian has moved back to Sonoma, in California's wine country, from San Francisco after five years as an ad executive ostensibly to assist her Aunt Jemma after a heart attack, which may ...

    A Case of Syrah, Syrah is the first in the A Wine Country Mystery series set in Sonoma, CA and introducing Taylor O'Brian owner of Taylor O'Brian Presents "Off The Beaten Path" Wine Country Tours. Taylor has recently moved back to live with her only living relative, Aunt Jemma owner of...

    First all, the main reason I wanted to read this was because I read one of Parra?s previous books: Kale to the Queen?a cozy mystery series that she writes under the pen name Nell Hampton, and I absolutely loved that so I was excited to pick up something new by the author! A Cas...

    This is the first book in A Wine Country Mystery series Taylor O?Brian has returned to Sonoma, California and is living in pool house at her Aunt Jemma?s place called Sookie?s Vineyard, named after a ghost. Taylor has decided to start ?Taylor O?Brian?s Off The Beaten Path W...

    This is the first book in the Wine Country mysteries, and it's a fantastic start. The characters are interesting and the wine country setting of Sonoma is beautifully described. I'm looking forward to reading the next book in the series. Taylor O'Brian moved in with her grandmother ...

    Princess Fuzzypants here: A murder mystery set in Sonoma, deep in California wine country should be fantastic. The suspects were all interesting, the twists were good and the mystery was compelling. Yet, I have to say it never really hooked me and I know why. I realize authors have t...

    Suppose you created an unique wine tour and your first customer was found dead by a corkscrew to the neck, and suppose the Sheriff kept returning to the idea that you were the main 'Person of Interest' in the case. Well, this is exactly what happens to Taylor O'Brian and her ?Tayl...

    Taylor O'Brian has moved back to beautiful Sonoma, CA to help her Aunt Jemma with her winery. She is also starting up her own tour business. The very first tour seemed to be going great until one of the group members went missing and was found murdered. Taylor is now a person of intere...

    A Case of Syrah, Syrah starts off as an interesting cozy mystery in a great setting and proceeds with building excitement. Unfortunately, by the time the book reaches its conclusion, the reader is ready to commit a crime against the main character. There are two major issues. First, th...

    4 stars Taylor O?Brien returned to Sonoma 6 months ago after giving up her San Francisco advertising manager job to be closer to her Aunt Jemma after a heart health scare. Taylor just started her new business, Taylor?s Off The Beaten Path Wine Tours, and is taking her first tour g...

    I know nothing about wine but I do like the mysteries written by Nancy J. Parra so I was looking forward to reading this new series. I was not disappointed. The setting is enough on its own, then add a great cast of characters, a body done in by a corkscrew belonging to the main charac...

    I'd actually give A Case of Syrah, Syrah a 3.5 star rating. I enjoyed the read and look forward to reading more books in this series. The main character kept putting herself in questionable situations, against the advise of lots of different people, including the police. Of course, tha...

  • Angela Jett
    Dec 08, 2017

    Taylor O?Brian had moved to live with her Aunt Jemma when her health came into question on her aunt's small winery. Wanting to make her own way though Taylor decided to cash in on the local scenery and bought an old VW bus much like the famous Mystery Machine and planned to start up ...

    Taylor O'Brien and her Aunt Jemma live in Sonoma, CA. Aunt Jemma owns a small winery. Her home is located nearby, along with a pool and a building for wine tastings, weddings, etc. Taylor lives in the pool house. She moved back to Sonoma six months before after her Aunt had a heart att...

    This debut cozy mystery takes place in the wine country of Sonoma, California. The protagonist moves to be closer to her aunt who owns a vineyard. Starting a tour business, the very first trip ends in someone being murdered. Many of the characters are likable, and the pets are cute and...

    Reviewed for Netgalley and Crooked Lane Books A Case of Syrah, Syrah is another hit in the cozy mysteries genre. Having only read a few books in this genre I was interested to see if I would enjoy it as much as I have previous titles. It did not disappoint. What you find are som...

    Winery mystery - TASTY! If only it was possible to Skype a glass. Taylor has recently moved back to Albuquerque to be near her Aunt Jemma. Syrah wine is sampled at Jemma's winery which has been in business for many years. I would have liked more background on the winery and it's worker...

    Dollycas?s Thoughts As soon as I saw this cover I knew I had to read this book. Yes, the wine, the vineyard, and the VW bus, but it was the cat the really caught my attention. Look at those eyes. I was happy to learn there is a canine in the story too. Taylor O?Brian?s Aunt...

    A new series featuring California wine county. A fast-moving and easy to read cozy mystery. I felt the characters were not well developed and the author has not done a lot of research on the subject. The plot has been used often. There is a dog and cat but they are not really involved ...

    This is the first book I have read by this author and the first in a new series. I enjoyed the premise of the book and thought it was well written. The mystery was solid and woven throughout the story. The victim was not well liked so that allowed the author to provide a number of susp...

    **I voluntarily read this ARC** I really wanted to like this book more than I did. I loved the mystery, I just couldn't handle Taylor. I found her to be annoying and a bit obnoxious. I did love how delightfully quirky some of the minor characters were. ...

    I quite liked Taylor, the amateur sleuth, who runs a California wine country tour in between showing guests around her aunt's boutique vineyard. The account is nicely modern with people tweeting their trip and photos. The body count is implausibly high but a good point is that many...

    A Case of Syrah, Syrah is a great first book in Nancy J. Parra?s new Wine Country Mystery series. It has a very interesting and fast-paced mystery and although the lead character needs more personality, the secondary characters are great. Our protagonist is Taylor O?Brian who h...

    Amateur sleuth Taylor O'Brian asks, "What could possibly go wrong?" Everything, beginning with Taylor herself in Nancy J. Parra's first Wine Country mystery, A Case of Syrah, Syrah. When Taylor's Aunt Jemma had heart problems, Taylor moved to her aunt's small winery in Sonoma County...

    Taylor O'Brian has started a new business in the Sonoma wine country. She wants to do bus tours of little known attractions. Her first tour group are yoga instructors including the instructor who had an argument with Taylor when she came late to a class. Laura, the micromanaging instru...

    I liked this book. Nancy Parra has a writing style I enjoy and the subject matter was quite timely with the disclosure of the Equifax mess last week. I would warn readers that Taylor is one of those cozy heroines who doesn't listen to her lawyer and the extent she goes to in her invest...

    Taylor O'Brian returned to Sonoma County from San Francisco because her aunt, who owns a winery, needs help. She decided to open her own wine country tour company - Taylor O'Brian's "Off the Beaten Path" Wine Country Tours - in the hopes it will give her a decent income. Her first ...

    This book introduces us to Taylor O'Brian, a young, newly single former advertising executive from San Francisco living at her aunts winery. She has moved to Sonoma to help look after her Aunt Jemma who recently suffered a heart attack. Although her aunt is doing much better she doesn'...

    Title: A Case of Syrah, Syrah - Wine Country Mystery Author: Nancy J. Parra Publisher: Crooked Lane Books Published: 12-12-2017 Pages: 320 Genre: Mystery & Thriller Sub-Genre: Amateur Sleuth, Suspense, Cozy Mystery, Women's Fiction, ISBN: 9781683314332 ASIN: B0723967CW Re...

    A Case of Syrah, Syrah is the first book in the A Wine Country Mystery series. Taylor O?Brian help her Aunt Jemma at her aunt?s winery while she is busy getting her tour business off the ground. Her business, Taylor?s Off The Beaten Path Wine Tours, will tour interesting sight...

    Thank you to Netgalley and Crooked Lane publishers for the ARC. All opinions are my own. Taylor O'Brian has moved back to Sonoma, in California's wine country, from San Francisco after five years as an ad executive ostensibly to assist her Aunt Jemma after a heart attack, which may ...

    A Case of Syrah, Syrah is the first in the A Wine Country Mystery series set in Sonoma, CA and introducing Taylor O'Brian owner of Taylor O'Brian Presents "Off The Beaten Path" Wine Country Tours. Taylor has recently moved back to live with her only living relative, Aunt Jemma owner of...

    First all, the main reason I wanted to read this was because I read one of Parra?s previous books: Kale to the Queen?a cozy mystery series that she writes under the pen name Nell Hampton, and I absolutely loved that so I was excited to pick up something new by the author! A Cas...

    This is the first book in A Wine Country Mystery series Taylor O?Brian has returned to Sonoma, California and is living in pool house at her Aunt Jemma?s place called Sookie?s Vineyard, named after a ghost. Taylor has decided to start ?Taylor O?Brian?s Off The Beaten Path W...

    This is the first book in the Wine Country mysteries, and it's a fantastic start. The characters are interesting and the wine country setting of Sonoma is beautifully described. I'm looking forward to reading the next book in the series. Taylor O'Brian moved in with her grandmother ...

    Princess Fuzzypants here: A murder mystery set in Sonoma, deep in California wine country should be fantastic. The suspects were all interesting, the twists were good and the mystery was compelling. Yet, I have to say it never really hooked me and I know why. I realize authors have t...

    Suppose you created an unique wine tour and your first customer was found dead by a corkscrew to the neck, and suppose the Sheriff kept returning to the idea that you were the main 'Person of Interest' in the case. Well, this is exactly what happens to Taylor O'Brian and her ?Tayl...

    Taylor O'Brian has moved back to beautiful Sonoma, CA to help her Aunt Jemma with her winery. She is also starting up her own tour business. The very first tour seemed to be going great until one of the group members went missing and was found murdered. Taylor is now a person of intere...

    A Case of Syrah, Syrah starts off as an interesting cozy mystery in a great setting and proceeds with building excitement. Unfortunately, by the time the book reaches its conclusion, the reader is ready to commit a crime against the main character. There are two major issues. First, th...

    4 stars Taylor O?Brien returned to Sonoma 6 months ago after giving up her San Francisco advertising manager job to be closer to her Aunt Jemma after a heart health scare. Taylor just started her new business, Taylor?s Off The Beaten Path Wine Tours, and is taking her first tour g...

  • Rebecca Reviews
    Nov 20, 2017

    Taylor O?Brian had moved to live with her Aunt Jemma when her health came into question on her aunt's small winery. Wanting to make her own way though Taylor decided to cash in on the local scenery and bought an old VW bus much like the famous Mystery Machine and planned to start up ...

    Taylor O'Brien and her Aunt Jemma live in Sonoma, CA. Aunt Jemma owns a small winery. Her home is located nearby, along with a pool and a building for wine tastings, weddings, etc. Taylor lives in the pool house. She moved back to Sonoma six months before after her Aunt had a heart att...

    This debut cozy mystery takes place in the wine country of Sonoma, California. The protagonist moves to be closer to her aunt who owns a vineyard. Starting a tour business, the very first trip ends in someone being murdered. Many of the characters are likable, and the pets are cute and...

    Reviewed for Netgalley and Crooked Lane Books A Case of Syrah, Syrah is another hit in the cozy mysteries genre. Having only read a few books in this genre I was interested to see if I would enjoy it as much as I have previous titles. It did not disappoint. What you find are som...

    Winery mystery - TASTY! If only it was possible to Skype a glass. Taylor has recently moved back to Albuquerque to be near her Aunt Jemma. Syrah wine is sampled at Jemma's winery which has been in business for many years. I would have liked more background on the winery and it's worker...

    Dollycas?s Thoughts As soon as I saw this cover I knew I had to read this book. Yes, the wine, the vineyard, and the VW bus, but it was the cat the really caught my attention. Look at those eyes. I was happy to learn there is a canine in the story too. Taylor O?Brian?s Aunt...

    A new series featuring California wine county. A fast-moving and easy to read cozy mystery. I felt the characters were not well developed and the author has not done a lot of research on the subject. The plot has been used often. There is a dog and cat but they are not really involved ...

    This is the first book I have read by this author and the first in a new series. I enjoyed the premise of the book and thought it was well written. The mystery was solid and woven throughout the story. The victim was not well liked so that allowed the author to provide a number of susp...

    **I voluntarily read this ARC** I really wanted to like this book more than I did. I loved the mystery, I just couldn't handle Taylor. I found her to be annoying and a bit obnoxious. I did love how delightfully quirky some of the minor characters were. ...

    I quite liked Taylor, the amateur sleuth, who runs a California wine country tour in between showing guests around her aunt's boutique vineyard. The account is nicely modern with people tweeting their trip and photos. The body count is implausibly high but a good point is that many...

    A Case of Syrah, Syrah is a great first book in Nancy J. Parra?s new Wine Country Mystery series. It has a very interesting and fast-paced mystery and although the lead character needs more personality, the secondary characters are great. Our protagonist is Taylor O?Brian who h...