Nancy J. Parra, also known as Nancy Coco, is the bestselling author of the Perfect Proposals mysteries, and the Baker's Treat mysteries. Her writing has been praised as witty and her protagonists plucky by reviewers around the world. She lives in Oregon with her trusty Bichon-Poo. Nancy is a member of Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America, writes for the Killer Character Blog on the 8th of every month and loves to hear from readers.
Praise for A Case of Syrah, Syrah "Sparkling...Hurrah, hurrah for the freshness Parra brings to this cozy." --Publishers Weekly "With recipes and wine details, this series debut from the author of Newlywed Dead will appeal to fans of Ellen Crosby's...and Linda Lovely" --Library Journal "An engaging lead character, the rich wine-country frame, and hints of possible romance in the future offer scope for future installments in the series." Booklist "Parra provides the reader with many twists and turns, and a satisfying solution. This is a good book to curl up with on a cold winter night--and don't forget a nice glass of Syrah!" --NY Journal of Books "A delightful new series that will tingle your taste buds and make you want to pick up and move to Sonoma. Don't miss this reading deliciousness." --Paige Shelton, New York Times bestselling author of the Country Cooking School mysteries "A full-bodied mystery with a hint of revenge, romantic notes and a satisfying finish redolent of its origin in the rich Sonoma County terroir. Drink up!" --Leslie Meier, New York Times bestselling author of Turkey Trot Murder "A delicious debut to what promises to be a fun series." --Suspense Magazine "Mix together a plucky heroine who won't take 'no' for an answer, loyal friends and family, a cute puppy, a hot sheriff, delicious wine in scenic Sonoma, and you have the perfect read to pair with your own beverage of choice. A Case of Syrah, Syrah, the first in Nancy J. Parra's new series, bubbles like the finest champagne." --Joyce Tremel, author of the Brewing Trouble mysteries Praise for the Baker's Treat mysteries: "A timely twist to food-themed mysteries." --Booklist on Murder Gone A-Rye "A mouthwatering debut with a plucky protagonist. Clever, original, and appealing with gluten-free recipes to die for." --Carolyn Hart, national bestselling author on Gluten for Punishment "Nancy J. Parra has whipped up a sweet treat that's sure to delight!" --Peg Cochran, national bestselling author of the Gourmet De-Lite Mysteries on Gluten for Punishment "A delightful heroine, cherry-filled plot twists, and cream-filled pastries. Could murder be any sweeter?" --Connie Archer, national bestselling author of the Soup Lover's Mysteries on Gluten for Punishment "A lively, sassy heroine and a perceptive and humorous look at small-town Kansas (the Wheat State)!" --JoAnna Carl, national bestselling author of the Chocoholic Mysteries on Gluten for Punishment "This baker's treat rises to the occasion. Whether you need to eat allergy-free or not, you'll devour every morsel." --Avery Aames, Agatha Award-winning author of the Cheese Shop Mysteries on Gluten for Punishment