Sunday, April 22, 2018

Chicken Culprit-by Vikki Walton-Great Escapes Tour-Review/Giveaway

About the book 
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?
And others are saying 
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
And I thought
It's always fun to get in at the beginning of a new series. 
Vikki Walton does not disappoint!
Chicken Cuprit was a fun and pretty fast paced read.
Meeting Anne and her new town was delightful and a bit humorous!
Right off Anne meet 2 of her neighbors that are arguing over a chicken that's gone astray and Anne ends up falling into a compost pile! 
This is just the beginning of  a fun and funny ride.
I was turning the pages and laughing and wondering just who the 
heck did in poor Ralph. 
I was surprised at the ending.  
This was a good new series to start and I am looking forward to reading more!

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

    I'd love the opportunity to read this wonderful book.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

  2. Thanks for hosting Lynn. Best, Vikki

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