Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Chicken Culprit by Vikki Walton | Book Blast with Excerpt and Giveaway

The Blurb

Check Out the First Book in the New Backyard Farming Mystery Series.

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's completely 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 by Vikki Walton 
Series: A Backyard Farming Mystery, #1
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Release Date: February 12, 2018
Publisher: Morewellson, LTD
Paperback: 272 pages
ISBN-10: 0999440209
ISBN-13: 978-0999440209
eBook File Size: 398 KB
ASIN: B079SS1C4S  
Kindle [currently on sale for 99¢] | AmazonGoodreads 

The 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.

Come back on April 19 for my review, and another giveaway!

The Author

About Vikki Walton

Vikki Walton is passionate about helping others get what they really want out of life. She’s helped people launch writing careers, start businesses, pursue passions, and live their dreams. In addition to writing, she’s an engaging speaker, instructor and consultant.

Vikki 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. 

Vikki believes that life’s way too short to pursue one thing at a time! Her favorite genre is mystery and suspense so she started a backyard farming series. The first book in the series is Chicken CulpritShe 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.

Visit Vikki Walton on the web at these locations:
Website Facebook for Vikki | Facebook for Havensteader | Twitter | Goodreads | Amazon

The Giveaway

Vikki Walton will award a $25 Amazon/B&N Gift Card
to a randomly chosen winner via rafflecopter during the tour. 

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