Thursday, March 01, 2018

Blast + Excerpt, Teaser, and Giveaway: Chicken Culprit by Vikki Walton

by Vikki Walton

GENRE: Cozy Mystery
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.



Anne pointed at a woman wearing a baby snuggly in her Tula wrap.

“I’d only seen white and brown eggs at my grocery store. But earlier today I saw some blue ones,
some pink, and even some green eggs. How do you get those kinds of eggs and do they taste
different than a white egg?”

Anne moved to the side of the stage where a dozen eggs were in a clear container. “Each of these
eggs is a different color. Some”—she held up one—“even have spots on them. This is determined by
the type of hens you have. For instance, if you want a brown egg, then your best choices would be
something like a Rhode Island Red, a Wyandotte, an Astralorp, or Orpington.
Ameraucana or Aracaunas, or what some refer to as Easter-eggers, lay blue or green eggs.’’

A small hand shot up.

“Yes? You in the back.” She motioned to the small boy.

“Um, uh, how do you know if the eggs are good for you? I mean, you know, like, okay to eat? I mean,
when you go to the store, you can trust they’re okay.”

“Good question. Thanks for asking.” The boy beamed at the praise.
“First, let’s start with the timing. When you go outside and retrieve eggs on a daily basis, those eggs
are fresh. Eggs in the store can have taken up to five weeks just to get on your refrigerator shelf.”

Some people in the crowd gasped, and Anne heard, “Is that true?”

“It’s true. Look it up.” She smiled at the crowd.


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

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. 

Connect with Vikki:

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


  1. I really enjoyed reading the excerpt, thank you!

  2. Thanks for hosting! Readers, the book is on sale for only $0.99!

  3. Thanks Chelsea! I hopr your readers will enjoy Chicken Culprit.

  4. Congratulations on your book. Thanks for hosting the giveaway. Bernie Wallace BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

  5. Thanks for the giveaway; I like the excerpt. :)

  6. What is your favorite book of all time? Thanks for hosting. Bernie Wallace BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

  7. What book would you like to see a prequel to? Thanks for hosting the giveaway. Bernie Wallace BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com.

  8. I love the cover art! I love chickens!

  9. Thanks for hosting. This looks like a fun read. Bernie Wallace BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com.