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Saturday, April 21, 2018

Chicken Culprit

Chicken Culprit: Backyard Farming Mystery Series
by Vikki Walton

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?

What I Thought:

This was a good book with a good storyline.  It was a little different than most of the mysteries I read, but was still enjoyable, as I felt it was also a relationship type novel.  The main character was well developed, relatable, and likable.  She kind of reminded me of myself as I too am facing middle age. Anne has just moved to the town of Carolan Springs, CO and when she hears raised voice she investigates to find two of her neighbors arguing over a chicken in the others garden.  A few weeks later, one neighbor is found murdered and the other neighbor is the prime suspect.  Kandi, the suspected neighbor, asks Anne to help prove her innocence.  The plot of the story was well thought and the story flowed well.  I enjoyed meeting the inhabitants of Carolan Springs.

I received a complimentary copy of this book.

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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  1. Thank you for your review and the information on "Chicken Culprit" by Vikki Walton as well as for being part of the book tour.

    This book sounds like tons of fun and I'd very much love the opportunity to read it.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

  2. Thanks for hosting Melania. Best, Vikki