GENRE:  Cozy Mystery

SERIES: A Backyard Farming Mystery (Book 1)


Chicken Culprit is currently on sale for 99¢

About the Book

Moving to Colorado seemed like a great way to start over. In Carolan Springs, Anne plans to spend her days living the simpler life.

But when her neighbor is found dead in his compost pile, trouble comes knocking on Anne’s  door.

All the evidence points to Anne’s other neighbor, Kandi Jenkins. As the young woman begs Anne for help, Anne finds herself thrust into a world of deceit and secrets.

Who had the most to gain from Ralph’s death? As the suspect list grows, Anne finds her desire for the simple life may have led her to something sinister.

Read an Excerpt

“Come on, Carson.” With a hard stare from the sheriff, Sam stopped. “I mean, Sheriff Carson. I’m sure Ms. Freemont wants the killer caught like the rest of us do.”

“That’s right. In fact, I have my own suspect list.” Shoot. Why did I say that out loud?

“You do, do you? Are you a private detective, Ms. Freemont?” He stepped closer.

“No. But…” She inched back, stopping when her heel twisted.

“That is the correct answer. No, you are not. You don’t know what you are doing, and you need to stick to doing”—he appraised her—“whatever it is that you do. Leave the detective work to the professionals.”

Was he judging her by the heels she wore? She should never have let Kandi convince her the dress needed heels instead of ballet flats. She bristled at his appraisal. Well, she’d show him what she could do.

“Fine! I’ll just figure out the suspect list on my own.”

“Ms. Freemont, do you know that you can be arrested for interfering in a murder investigation?”

“I’m not interfering.”

“Good. Let’s keep it that way.” He tipped his hat, “Ms. Freemont, Sam.” He strode toward the pub.

Anne sighed in frustration. That man is incorrigible.

About the Author

Vikki is a well-liked speaker and knowledgeable instructor on myriad topics such as fundraising, work quilting, creative writing, design, homesteading, travel, and getting what you really want out of life. Her diverse background and passions enables Vikki to speak and write about many subjects. She’s the author of Work Quilting, a top ten book on vocational guidance. She’s also a global house and petsitter, founder and travel blogger at and upcoming book on women’s travel.


If Vikki isn’t off exploring the globe, you’ll find her at her home in Colorado digging in the garden, watching her chicken’s antics, reading a mystery or working on her newest project.

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A Giveaway

Vikki Walton will award a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter a $25 Amazon/BN GC.

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This is a five-day, multi-stop tour. You are encouraged to visit as many of the stops as you’d like to learn more about the book, the author, and for even more chances to win.

March 1: Reading for the Stars and Moon
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It’s been my pleasure hosting Vikki for this stop on her tour. Please come back again later this week for more authors, books, and giveaways.


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5 Responses to THE CHICKEN CULPRIT by Vikki Walton

  1. Vikki Walton says:

    Thanks Nancy. I appreciate your allowing Chicken Culprit to be hosted on your site. Best, Vikki

  2. Victoria says:

    Great excerpt.

  3. Nikolina Vukelic says:

    This book is “my cup of tea”, looking forward to reading it!

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