Chicken Culprit: Backyard Farming Mystery Series by Vikki Walton

Chicken Culprit: Backyard Farming Mystery Series
by Vikki Walton

I just have to say that this book is way too cute for its own good. . . This is a wonderful start to a new series . . .
~Books a Plenty Book Reviews

I liked the main character’s way of looking at things and the cozy town Viki Walton creates. Interesting ending!
~Teresa Trent, Author

This is a first in a new series and I know readers will love the way the story flows and how caught up you can get with the town and its people.
~Texas Book-aholic

Chicken Culprit is uniquely different from other cozy mysteries that I’ve read and I love Vikki Walton’s fresh voice and style.
~The Power of Words

Moving to a new neighborhood can be murder!
From the moment Anne meets her new neighbors, things get very interesting.
~Laura’s Interests

This was a solid mystery with a likable and slightly older than usual main character and a fun new setting. This is a book I really enjoyed and a series I’m looking forward to continuing.
~I Wish I Lived In a Library

The writing style flows smoothly and the book is an easy read. The author defined all of the characters very clearly by their actions and words. I was drawn into the book from the very beginning and I was pulled along at a nice pace.
~MJB Reviewers

I enjoyed the backyard farming theme of Chicken Culprit. It makes me wish I could try my hand at it if I had the space.
~Jane Reads

Walton’s smooth and casual writing style really makes you feel a part of this community.
~That’s What She’s Reading

The mystery is a tough one. I usually spot a few breadcrumbs but didn’t catch one this time. When the author finally reveals what happened, I was caught completely by surprise. Never saw it coming.

If you are searching for a quick read mystery, with delightful characters and some very promising series, I would recommend you to start this series, is perfect for any cozy mystery lover.

The main character was well developed, relatable, and likable. She kind of reminded me of myself as I too am facing middle age.
~Melina’s Book Blog

Vikki Walton does not disappoint!
Chicken Culprit was a fun and pretty fast-paced read.
~My Reading Journeys

It’s a quick read and I love that the setting of series is unique… This was a truly enjoyable read.
~A Chick Who Reads

About the Book

Chicken Culprit: Backyard Farming Mystery Series
Cozy Mystery
1st in Series
Setting – Colorado
Morewellson, LTD
Print Length: 251 pages
Digital ASIN: B079SS1C4S

Finally healing after her heart-breaking divorce, Anne Freemont is ready to put the painful past behind her.

Discovering an old Victorian for sale in the small mountain town of Carolan Springs may be just what she needs. The beauty of Colorado beckons, so Anne heads west to start her new life.

Yet, before Anne’scompletely settled in, her neighbor is found dead in his compost pile. What’s worse is that Anne’s quirky young neighbor, Kandi Jenkins, could be the killer. When Kandi begs for her help, Anne feels she has no choice but to help the young woman.

However, she finds herself quickly at odds with the local sheriff. And while she uncovers more of the community’s secrets, she’s also exploring her awakening feelings for Sam Powers, the town’s deputy coroner.

Once Anne starts looking at who could be the real killer, the suspect list keeps getting longer and longer. It seems that Carolan Springs is a place of many secrets. But who would want to murder Ralph and who’s willing to kill again to keep their secret?

About the Author

Vikki Walton is a suburban homesteader aka the Havensteader. She has chickens, gardens, and bees and is a certified permaculture designer. She’s also the author of nonfiction books. She loves to travel, is a global house and pet sitter and when not out in the garden or hiking in beautiful Colorado, is plotting her next mystery.

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3 thoughts on “Chicken Culprit: Backyard Farming Mystery Series by Vikki Walton

  1. I love the characters and the plot that kept me guessing until the end. I look forward to the rest of the series!

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