Chicken Culprit - Vikki Walton

Chicken Culprit

By Vikki Walton

  • Release Date: 2017-10-23
  • Genre: Cozy
Score: 4.5
From 775 Ratings


Colorado's blue skies gave no hint to newcomer, Anne Fremont that trouble is on the horizon. But as everyone knows, life in the mountains can quickly turn deadly. Who has a secret they're willing to kill for?

Ready to move on with her life, Anne buys an old Victorian house in the small mountain town of Carolan Springs. Yet, before she's settled in, her neighbor is found dead in his compost pile. What's worse is that Anne's quirky young neighbor, Kandi Jenkins, may be the killer. When Kandi begs for her help, Anne feels she has no choice but to help the young woman. Once Anne starts looking for the real killer, the suspect list grows longer and longer. It seems that Carolan Springs is a place full of secrets. Who would want to kill Ralph and who's willing to kill again to keep their secret?

First Book in The Backyard Farming Series

Chicken Culprit introduces us to Anne Fremont and the fictional town of Carolan Springs, Colorado.  With a diverse cast of characters, the town 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 friendships that bind us.

If you're looking for a cozy mystery series that is heart-warming, with a touch of humor and romance, along with a bit of an edge, this is the series for you. You'll also learn a bit about chickens and eggs.


  • Good read!

    By Gammy0f1
    I enjoyed meeting the characters and the storyline was a winding road that was easy to follow but not so easily anticipated.
  • Enjoyable!

    By db952
    Great characters. Unpredictable ending.
  • Chicken Culprit

    By camieoct15
    Cute little story. I think Kandi made it interesting by being funny; kind & caring. If only we all could live in a neighborhood such as this where neighbors looked out for each other. Jan.23 2023 camie12
  • Surprise

    By SnottyDotty
    Good mystery, thoughtful characters, and a sweet little surprise at the very end.
  • Chicken Culprit

    By Dixie471
    This is a great mystery, with a lot of twist and turns, great characters too. Enjoyed very much.
  • Engaging characters

    By Mg2shz
    Fun, easy read that holds your interest!
  • Excellent!!

    By Sweets225
    I really enjoyed this book. Great ending.
  • Chicken culprit

    By chickey02
    Very entertaining
  • Unusual title, but fits!

    By awful good
    A delightful mystery with many twists and turns. Characters are delightful!
  • Chicken Culprit

    By catlvr49
    Great little mystery. Nice characters. An enjoyable read.