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Thursday 1 March 2018

☀ Chicken Culprit: Backyard Farming [1] - Vikki Walton

Thank you for joining us on the Virtual Book Tour for Chicken Culprit, a Cosy Mystery by (, 251 pages).

This is the first book in the new Backyard Farming series.

PREVIEW: Check out the book's synopsis and the Kindle Cloud Reader Preview below. Chicken Culprit is on sale for ONLY 0.99!

Author Vikki Walton will be awarding a $25 Amazon/BN gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.   Please do take part: comment on our post and follow the tour where you will be able to read other excerpts (☀), and reviews (✍).

|| Synopsis || Teaser: KCR Preview || About the Author || Giveaway & Tour Stops ||


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?

Chicken Culprit introduces us to Anne Fremont, a divorcée starting over in the fictional town of Carolan Springs, Colorado. With a diverse cast of characters, the locale isn’t short of personalities and suspects.

With a bit of tongue-in-cheek humor that women of a certain age can relate to, Chicken Culprit takes a look at love, loss and the impact of the past in our lives.
Colorado's blue skies gave no hint to newcomer Anne Fremont that trouble was on the horizon. But as everyone knows, life in the mountains can quickly turn deadly. Who in the small town is willing to kill to hide their secret? ~ Chicken Culprit, Vikki Walton

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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Giveaway and Tour Stops

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