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Monday, April 16, 2018

Blog Tour, Review, & Giveaway for Chicken Culprit by Vikki Walton

Chicken Culprit: 

Backyard Farming Mystery Series  

by Vikki Walton

About the Book

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.

Author Links:  
Purchase Link Amazon  

*I received a free copy of this book which I voluntarily chose to write an honest review for.

I just have to say that this book is way to cute for its own good. We get to meet Anne as she moves into a new town after a crazy divorce only to meet her neighbors in an unexpected way as they fight over a loose chicken of all things. I was enjoying the focus on backyard farming and their are enough chicken facts throughout that I really feel like I learned something by the end. The murder of the neighbor was ingenious and I found it nice that the investigation followed a meandering path with a surprising outcome. This is a wonderful start to a new series that I highly recommend to fans of the genre. I really enjoyed so I give it 4/5 stars and I will be keeping my eye out for the next book to come out at a future date.

Tour Participants  
April 16 – Books a Plenty Book Reviews – REVIEW  
April 16 – Brooke Blogs – SPOTLIGHT  
April 16 – Babs Book Bistro – SPOTLIGHT WITH RECIPE  
April 17 – Teresa Trent Author Blog – REVIEW  
April 17 – Texas Book-aholic – REVIEW  
April 17 – The Self-Rescue Princess – CHARACTER INTERVIEW  
April 17 – 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, &, Sissy, Too! – SPOTLIGHT  
April 18 – The Power of Words – REVIEW  
April 18 – Laura's Interests - REVIEW  
April 18 – Books Direct – GUEST POST  
April 19 – I Wish I Lived in a Library – REVIEW  
April 19 – MJB Reviewers – REVIEW, AUTHOR INTERVIEW  
April 19 – Jane Reads – REVIEW  
April 19 – T's Stuff – SPOTLIGHT  
April 20 – That's What She's Reading – REVIEW
April 20 – Varietats – REVIEW  
April 21 – Melina's Book Blog – REVIEW  
April 21 – Ruff Drafts – AUTHOR INTERVIEW  
April 21 – fundinmental – REVIEW  
April 22 – My Reading Journeys – REVIEW  
April 22 – A Chick Who Reads – REVIEW  
April 22 – Island Confidential – CHARACTER GUEST POST

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

    Love the cover - such a contrast between the mansion in the background and the foreground chicken and axe. I'd love the opportunity to read this book!
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

    1. Thanks Kay. I appreciate your thoughts on the cover. Best, Vikki

  2. The view makes me want to start reading this book right away. Thanks for this generous giveaway.

    1. Thanks Linda. Happy this intrigued you. Best, Vikki

  3. Congrats on the tour and I appreciate the book description and the great giveaway as well. Love the tours, I get to find books and share with my sisters the ones I know they would enjoy reading and they both love to read. Thank you!

    1. Thanks James. I appreciate your sharing my book with your sisters. Best, Vikki

  4. I love this title. Authors are being so creative with their titles. this is a new to me author and series so looking forward to reading it and reporting to my book club.

    1. Thanks Dianne. I appreciate your sharing it with your book club. Best, Vikki

  5. Thank you for hosting my book on your blog. It is much appreciated. Best, Vikki