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.
Great story, charming read.
There are some formatting errors in this book which frequently made it hard to keep track of which character was speaking. But, those can easily be fixed... and brushed off by the reader. I gave this 4 stars for charm, wit, heart, and depth of character development. The “love” angle of the mystery blew me away with its sweetness. Thanks to the author for this thoroughly entertaining cozy mystery.
Thoroughly enjoyed storyline and writing style.
Wonderful small town bonding. Writer upbeat and just plain fun.
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