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Seven deadly zins, Nancy J. Parra

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Seven deadly zins
Title
Seven deadly zins
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Nancy J. Parra
Title variation
  • 7 deadly zins
  • Seven deadly zinfandels
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
Taylor O'Brian takes small groups on wine country tours of romantic Sonoma County. Friends are everything in the tour business, so Taylor is happy to guide investors to the winery owned by her friend Tim Slade. But vintage turns to vinegar when an FDA inspector is found floating face down in one of Tim's vats of squished grapes. Tim is arrested on suspicion of murder, and Taylor and her friends rally to prove his innocence. But it's not an easy task, especially since the winery proprietor's acidic sense of humor tends to reap a harvest of sour grapes. Taylor's investigation is withering on the vine until she discovers that Tim's girlfriend, Mandy, is having an affair with a self-help guru. But before she has a chance to confront Mandy, Taylor finds Tim standing over the body of the dead guru
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  • The discovery of a body in a fermentation tank at Tim Slade’s winery in Sonoma County, Calif., drives Parra’s so-so sequel to 2017’s A Case of Syrah, Syrah. Tim is suspect number one in the minds of the local cops, and his friend Taylor O’Brian, the founder of a wine tourism company, steps up to help him out. Meanwhile, another friend asks Taylor to look into a “weird healing guru,” who has come to town with plans to develop a large compound in which to accommodate his many followers. Another death is followed by the kidnapping of Taylor’s Aunt Jemma. The ransom request is merely that Taylor cease her investigations. On the personal side, Taylor bounces lightly back and forth between two potential suitors, the local sheriff and her lawyer. Overwrought prose (“ ‘I’m fine,’ he said through gritted teeth that chattered”) slows the action, which eventually reaches a convoluted conclusion. Even cozy fans used to minimal character development and illogical behavior will struggle with this one. Agent: Paige Wheeler, Creative Media Agency. (Jan.)
			 --Staff (Reviewed 10/22/2018) (Publishers Weekly, vol 265, issue 43, p)
  • A body in a vat of zinfandel cuts short Taylor O'Brian's latest Off the Beaten Path tour. Taylor (A Case of Syrah, Syrah, 2017) wants desperately to compete with Bridget Miller, whose Quirky Tours jaunts through Sonoma Valley fill two shocking-pink buses daily. But it's all she can do to muster six passengers willing to venture out in her rainbow-hued Volkswagen van for tours of local vineyards that are off the map. Tim Slade's Rock Paths Winery, she reckons, should appeal to connoisseurs who appreciate old vine zinfandel. And it does—until Slade shows them his latest batch, which includes realtor Jeffery Hoag bobbing in the stainless steel vat along with the grapes. Sexy Sheriff Hennessey trains his baby blues on Slade, making Taylor determined to find out who really killed Hoag. But there are so many suspects to choose from: Tim's girlfriend, Mandy Richards; Mandy's guru, the compelling Dr. Brinkman; a gaggle of Brinkman's starry-eyed disciples; Tim's hired man, Mateo—not to mention the hordes of tourists who pass through on Taylor's and Bridget's tours. As the bad guys get more desperate, the body count rises. And the initial crime spawns a host of subsidiary felonies, pitting Taylor against villains whose motives are murkier than a 10-year-old sauvignon blanc. Calling out a cast of thousands makes it harder than ever for Parra's heroine to keep her eye on the ball, much less compete with a classy act like Quirky Tours. A simpler plotline and more focus on the main players might help thirsty readers savor future offerings. (Kirkus Reviews, November 1, 2018)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10750102
Cataloging source
YDX
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Parra, Nancy J
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
California wine country mystery
Series volume
[2]
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  • Wineries
  • Murder
  • Tour guides (Persons)
  • Sonoma County (Calif.)
  • FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Amateur Sleuth
  • FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Cozy
  • FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths
  • Murder
  • Tour guides (Persons)
  • Wineries
  • California
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Seven deadly zins, Nancy J. Parra
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  • Includes recipes
  • Sequel to: A case of Syrah, Syrah
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1037810123
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
263 pages
Isbn
9781683318712
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1037810123
Label
Seven deadly zins, Nancy J. Parra
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Includes recipes
  • Sequel to: A case of Syrah, Syrah
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1037810123
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
263 pages
Isbn
9781683318712
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1037810123

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