- New Nancy J. Parra Books
- Nancy J. Parra Books
- Morgan Family Series
- Baker’s Treat Mystery Series
- Perfect Proposals Mystery Series
- Wine Country Mystery Series
- Nancy Coco Books
- Candy-Coated Mystery Series
- Nell Hampton Books
- Kensington Palace Chef Mystery Series
- Standalone Nancy J Parra Books
- About Nancy J Parra and Her Books
- Praise for Nancy J Parra
Nancy J Parra is the author of several cozy mystery series. She also writers under the aliases Nancy Coco, and Nell Hampton, having written so far among all series over 25 books.
Most of the author’s books (across all her pseudonyms) deal with food and recipes. In her Baker’s Treat series, the issue of gluten and gluten-free recipes abound. The author mentioned in an interview that she has celiac disease, so she knows quite a lot about gluten problems.
Here are the Nancy J. Parra books in order for all the series across her three pseudonyms.
New Nancy J. Parra Books
Nancy J. Parra Books
Morgan Family Series
- The Marryin’ Kind, 2002 (Morgan Sisters #1)
- Saving Samantha, 2002 (Morgan Brothers #1)
- A Wanted Man, 2002 (Morgan Brothers #2)
- Loving Lana, 2003 (Morgan Brothers #3)
- Wyoming Wedding, 2004 (Morgan Brothers #4)
- The Bettin’ Kind, 2005 (Morgan Sisters #2)
- The Lovin’ Kind, 2006 (Morgan Sisters #3)
Baker’s Treat Mystery Series
Perfect Proposals Mystery Series
Wine Country Mystery Series
- A Case of Syrah, Syrah, 2017
- Seven Deadly Zins, 2019
Nancy Coco Books
Candy-Coated Mystery Series
- All Fudged Up, 2013
- To Fudge or Not to Fudge, 2014
- Oh Say Can You Fudge, 2015
- All I Want For Christmas is Fudge, 2015 (novella)
- All You Need is Fudge, 2016
- Oh, Fudge!, 2017
- Deck the Halls with Fudge, 2017 (novella)
- Forever Fudge, 2018
Nell Hampton Books
Kensington Palace Chef Mystery Series
Standalone Nancy J Parra Books
About Nancy J Parra and Her Books
Nancy J Parra (website) is an American author of cozy mysteries, all involving recipes (mostly gluten-free). Most of her books also include recipes at the back.
The author is a self-taught baker who has been baking from the early age of five. It is natural that her love of baking mixed with her love of books created what turned out to be several wonderful cozy mystery series that are read all over the world.
In her youth, during her military service, Nancy served four years in the Air Force while she was stationed on the small island of Guam, located in South Pacific.
Nancy attended the University of Kansas from where she got her Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, with the aim of becoming a reporter. Still, she realized that it was way more fun to interview people in her own mind that go out and do it with real humans, which means the job of a reporter was out and the job of fiction writer was in.
The Baker’s Treat cozy series deals with an issue Nancy J. Parra is working through herself: celiac disease and eating gluten-free. After feeling ill for a long time, Nancy was finally diagnosed with celiac disease in 2006.
Since she loved baking from a very young age, now it was the time for her to change her beloved recipes to gluten-free ones. Many of those she actually posted on her Facebook page at the request of her readers, many of whom also have various food allergies.
While readers of cozy mysteries know all her series, it is overall acknowledged that The Baker’s Treat is the author’s most popular series. It is surprising (or maybe not) just how many people can related to Toni and his gut issues. Those books really struck a chord with many.
The Nancy J Parra Morgan Brothers and Morgan Sisters was the very first series the author wrote, starting in 2002. The series ended in 2006 with The Lovin’ Kind. This is probably the only series that is not cozy and food related. It is a historical romance series.
Under the pseudonym Nancy Coco, she writes another food-related cozy mystery series titled Candy Coated Mystery. Her latest alias, Nell Hampton, was brought to life in 2017 through her new series Kensington Palace Chef Mystery – not surprising yet another foodie cozy mystery series.
The latest Jancy J Parra books are currently Forever Fudge (the latest in the Candy-Coated Mystery) and Lord of the Pies (the latest in the Kensington Palce Chef series).
The books are all fun to read, and if you enjoy reading cozies (who doesn’t?) and love cakes, cookies and sweets as much as the author does (despite the serious illness she is dealing with), you will love all the novels written across all three pseudonyms by this popular author.
The author Nancy J. Parra currently lives in the Midwest with her husband and two children, as well as her mixed-breed dog that the family fondly called George Bernard.
Praise for Nancy J Parra
Anglophiles rejoice! Kale to the Queen…is as delightful a treat as afternoon tea. (Julie Hyzy)
A delightful and charming debut! Carrie Ann is a smart and determined sleuth. (Connie Archer)
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)
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)
Romance, great characters, and humor. (Duffy Brown)
Pepper Pomeroy is a hoot. (J.J. Cook)
Nancy J. Parra has whipped up a sweet treat that’s sure to delight! (Peg Cochran)
A lively, sassy heroine and a perceptive and humorous look at small-town Kansas (JoAnna Carl)
A mouthwatering debut with a plucky protagonist. Clever, original, and appealing with gluten-free recipes to die for. (Carolyn Hart)
A sweet treat with memorable characters, a charming locale, and satisfying mystery (Barbara Allan)
A sweet confection of a book. (Joanna Campbell Slan)
It’s probably best not to read this while you’re too hungry, as the assorted fudge recipes may send you right to the kitchen. (The Oakland Tribune)
I really enjoyed this cozy mystery and look forward to reading more in this series. (Fresh Fiction)