A Case of Syrah, Syrah (A Wine Country Mystery #1) by Nancy J. Parra

A Case of Syrah, Syrah (A Wine Country Mystery #1)

Taylor O’Brian is a new businesswoman, founder of “Taylor’s Off The Beaten Path Wine Tours,” who lives on a small winery with her Aunt Jemma. She plans to take small groups around romantic Sonoma county to discover some of the county’s outdoor gardens. It’s all running as smooth as can be until Laura, the leader of the group of yoga instructors she’s leading, is found dead. And it’s Taylor’s corkscrew that’s found buried in La...

Details A Case of Syrah, Syrah (A Wine Country Mystery #1)

TitleA Case of Syrah, Syrah (A Wine Country Mystery #1)
Release DateDec 12th, 2017
PublisherCrooked Lane Books
GenreMystery, Cozy Mystery, Fiction

Reviews A Case of Syrah, Syrah (A Wine Country Mystery #1)

  • Carrie
    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’s Off The Beaten Path Wine Tours. On the day of Taylor's very first tour however things did not go as planned. Taylor had set the day up for her yoga instr...
  • Maranda
    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 workers. To accompany her aunt's business and make her own way; Taylor offers "Off the Beaten Path" tours that pair perfectly with the Syrah. Conducting her first group t...
  • Betty
    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 in the story.Taylor O'Brien is helping her Aunt run her winery. Taylor has her own started business of special tours of the area. In her first tour, one of the gues...
  • Sharon
    Review to be added date of release.
  • Peggy R
    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 suspects that were plausible with well thought out motives. My problem really was with the main character Taylor. She was impulsive, reckless, stubborn and wouldn't lis...
  • Rebecca Reviews
    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 has moved back to Sonoma and lives on a small winery with her Aunt Jemma. She has recently started her own business giving tours of the hidden gems in Sonoma. However, o...
  • DelAnne Frazee
    Title: A Case of Syrah, Syrah - Wine Country MysteryAuthor: Nancy J. ParraPublisher: Crooked Lane BooksPublished: 12-12-2017Pages: 320Genre: Mystery & ThrillerSub-Genre: Amateur Sleuth, Suspense, Cozy Mystery, Women's Fiction, ISBN: 9781683314332ASIN: B0723967CWReviewed For NetGalley and Crooked Lane BooksReviewer: DelAnneRating: 4.5 StarsTaylor O’Brian is a new businesswoman, founder of “Taylor’s Off The Beaten Path Wine Tours,” who live...
  • Brenda
    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 Sookie's Vineyard, after the woman suffered a heart attack.Looking to take people to many of the hidden gems in Sonoma and visit some of the lesser known vineyards...
  • Anisaa
    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 Case of Syrah, Syrah is the first book in the new Wine Country Mystery series, and I have to say that it was really fun to read! In the book, we meet up with the main char...
  • Bill
    I won a paperback copy of “A Case of Syrah, Syrah” by Nancy J. Parra, on Goodreads.com and am posting an honest review. I gave it a rating of 3 stars.Taylor O’Brian conducts her first Wine Country Tour, hosting seven ladies from her yoga group. Near the end of the hike through a vineyard, she stumbles across the dead body of Laura Scott, owner of the yoga studio. Her body lies on a cliffside and has Taylor’s corkscrew impaled in her neck....
  • Kathy Martin
    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 instructor, is found dead with a corkscrew in her throat, and Taylor becomes the prime suspect.Taylor and her friend Holly begin to investigate to clear her name. Then, L...
  • Leith Devine
    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 in Sonoma after she had a heart attack. She decides to start a tour company she calls Taylor's Off the Beaten Path Wine Tours. The idea is to take small groups to winer...
  • Book
    Three irrepressible women and one very patient Sheriff lead readers through a page turning journey to find the killer who's trying to frame Taylor O'Brian for the crime. On an 'Off the Beaten Path' Wine Country Tour one of the participants is murdered with Taylor's corkscrew. Since this is Taylor's first tour for her brand new business, things couldn't be worse. Taylor's best friend Holly insists she, Taylor, needs to catch the killer. And Taylor...
  • Susan
    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 character, Taylor O'Brian and a bit of future love interest, I was hooked. There were times when Taylor went a bit too far in trying to keep herself from wearing the hand...
  • Anne
    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 investigation gets close to being head knocking extreme, but didn't cross the line for me.There seem to be two prospective love interests developing, but it's just hinted...
  • Rhonda
    Imaginative new cozy series Nancy J. Parra did an excellent job of setting down a hood foundation for this new series. Taylor is a believable main character and the cast of family and friends enhanced the story. The mystery has a lot of twists and turns in finding the murderer.I received an advance reader copy from NetGalley in exchange for a fair review.
  • Lisa Elizabeth
    This was a really fun start to a new series! I loved the characters and the setting and I felt that the mystery was very well done with a lot of good deflections and twists. I'm looking forward to reading book two.
  • Anna Fox
    Lots of suspects in this murder including of course the main character, Tayor. I enjoyed the Sonoma County setting and Taylor's sidekicks. It will be interesting to follow the series.I received am ARC from Netgalley for an honest review
  • Rima Aiello
    Taylor O'Brian is starting her new business venture, “Taylor’s Off The Beaten Path Wine Tours,” which takes small groups around wine country. When one of the people in her groups turns up dead, and Taylor looking like a suspect, she is thrown into a murder mystery she just can't quit. This is the first installment and is a promising start to a new series. The characters are enchanting and the relationships between characters are perfectly d...
  • Kristin Cochran Schadler
    As much as I enjoyed this book, the identity theft aspect was kind of uncomfortable to read about considering the whole Equifax nightmare that's going on, but I appreciate having a different angle in the story that hasnt been used a million times. I found the main character doing a lot of dumb stuff, but it was an enjoyable story nonetheless. Looking forward to more adventures with Taylor and the gang!