I would definitely class this book in the cozy mystery category. It is a light and fun read. Reagan Reilly, Daughter of Nora Reagan Reilly of Mary Higgins Clark fame is a P I from Los Angeles. She and her boyfriend stop at a winery in the Santa Barbara area while on vacation, where Reagan gets hired to find a relative that has gone AWOL for the weekend. From there things go downhill for everyone involved. This book had many characters, most of which are hiding something, and of course money is at stake. I thoroughly enjoyed the book and the varied characters that appeared. Who would think that an aging silent film star, a motorcycle gang, an up and coming actress, a family of hippies, and a bartender and his wife would have so much in common!