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...
  • Juli
    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 attack. She loves the winery and helping her aunt run her business, but she's getting a bit restless. So, she buys a van and starts planning her own Wine Country Tours...
  • Sharon
    Reviewed for Netgalley and Crooked Lane BooksA 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 some very interesting characters as well as an intriguing storyline. As with all cozy mysteries, I have read in the past this one had me suspecting every character of being th...
  • 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...
    Dollycas’s ThoughtsAs 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 Jemma was having “heart problems” so she asked Taylor to come to her winery to help run the place. There are other employees and Aunt Jemma is still very hands-on with...
  • Kelly
    **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.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...