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Parra, Nancy J.

Nancy Parra (aka Nancy Coco and Nell Hampton) writes the Baker's Treat Mystery series which started in May 2013 and is set in Oiltop, Kansas. It features Gluten-free baker, Toni Ryder who inherits the family homestead and brings her Gluten-free bakery to Oiltop's Main Street only to discover that owning a gluten-free bakery can be murder.

Nancy also writes the Perfect Proposals Mystery series which started in June 2014. It features event planner Pepper Pomeroy who finds herself out of work and trying to open a new business that arranges perfect marriage proposals. Nancy also writes the Sonoma Wine Country Mystery series which started in December 2017.

As Nancy Coco she writes the Candy-Coated Mystery with Recipes series that is set on Mackinac Island, Michigan. It started in November 2013. It features Allie McMurphy who is up to her neck in renovations at the grand old hotel that’s been in her family for generations. With its quaint Victorian charm—and world famous fudge shop—the place is one of Mackinaw Island’s most beloved landmarks. Sure, every family has a skeleton or two in the closet... who imagined murder?

As Nell Hampton Nancy writes the Kensington Palace Chef Mystery Series which starts in April 2017 and is set in England. Chef Carrie Ann Cole is about to embark on the adventure of a lifetime--an assignment as the new Personal Chef to the Royal Family at Kensington Palace. But no sooner has Carrie Ann touched down across the pond and donned her apron than a dead body crops up beneath the royal kale beds.

Nancy is the author of ten romance novels. Parra’s 2010 novel, The Counterfeit Bride, was named “one of the top ten romances of 2010 by Booklist.