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Vikki is the author of the best-selling Backyard Farmyard cozy mystery series, the Texas Taylor mystery series, and the Viviane's Adventures series.
You'll most often find Vikki hiking with her dog, out in her garden, traveling abroad, or writing her next book. She divides her time between Colorado Springs and her numerous homes around the world. Okay, so they’re not really her homes, since she’s a house and pet sitter, but she always wanted to include that in her bio. And so she did.
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A marauding chicken. A deadly discovery. A quirky neighbor begging for help. Will Anne regret her move to Carolan Springs?
Recently divorced, Anne Freemont is ready to move on with her life under Colorado’s blue skies. Yet, before she’s settled in, her neighbor’s found dead in his compost pile. What’s worse is that Anne’s quirky young neighbor, Kandi Jenkins, begs for Anne’s help to clear her name. As the suspect list grows longer, Anne realizes that this small town is full of secrets. But who is willing to kill to keep theirs?
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 story for you. You’ll also learn a bit about chickens and eggs. Grab Chicken Culprit and start reading now.
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Christie Taylor is ready for a break from work and life. She returns home to Comfort, Texas, only to be thrust into the middle of a land dispute and developers intent on gaining the Taylor Ranch property. When one of the developer’s employees dies on their property, Christie must extend her break to help her father. Christie sets out to find the killer before they strike again. But will the truth unravel everything?
If you love Texas, country life and pies, you’ll enjoy this humorous cozy mystery set in the beautiful hill country. Meet the characters who may remind you of your cantankerous grandpa or your quirky next-door neighbor. Pie Recipe included!
Buy Death Takes a Break and get roped in to a your new favorite cozy series.
An arsonist at large causing fear has Anne putting her sleuthing skills to work to save a friend.
Anne moved to the small town of Carolan Springs to escape big city life. But when a series of man-made fires have Carolan Springs on edge, Anne’s drawn into the fray. When Sheriff Carson’s arrested for the fire at Hope’s Herbal Shoppe, Anne must determine if he’s guilty or innocent. Yet, when Carson goes missing, Anne must put aside her feelings to uncover the truth, no matter how painful. But will Anne’s meddling this time cause more harm than good?
If you enjoy sassy sleuths, clever clues, and light-hearted stories around small-town friendships and family life, get it now.
When one of the first guests at the Brandywine Inn dies, Anne has to determine which of her guests is out for revenge.
Settling into her new hometown of Carolan Springs, Anne’s excited to join her new-found friends in opening a bed-and-breakfast. But when the first guests arrive at the Brandywine Inn’s grand opening, it’s clear that there’s an undercurrent of tension in the group. When a suspicious death occurs, Anne is again drawn into uncovering a killer. Trapped as a blizzard approaches, one of the four college frenemies is out for revenge. Even more worrying, strange happenings in the old house have her wondering if someone else is in the house with them. Or is someone playing tricks on the others, drawing them into a deadly game of cat and mouse?
Can Anne uncover the killer before they strike again or will Sheriff Carson thwart her efforts?
If you enjoy quirky, relatable characters, mysteries that keep you guessing, and stories that touch your heart, grab it now.
PREQUEL TO DECEPTION IN DEVON
Caring for pets in a Mexican casa sounds delightful, but when Viviane uncovers rumors and scandals, fireworks at dawn may not be the only thing exploding.
Turning sixty has Viviane Masters seeking adventure and travel. Against her daughter’s wishes, spunky Viviane resolves to travel the world as a house and pet sitter. Her first sit in a sleepy ex-pat town in Mexico sounds great, but on arrival, she senses a disturbing undercurrent in the placid locale. When Viviane finds threatening notes at the casa, are the warnings for her or the homeowner? As she delves deeper into the mystery, will Viviane’s first adventure be her last?
If you love travel, animals, and clean cozy mysteries with a sassy senior sleuth, grab this short read that introduces you to Viviane Masters, global house and petsitter.
Hijinks in Ajijic (pronounced A-he-he or A-he-hek) is the short prequel to
Deception in Devon (Book 1 in the Viviane's Adventures Mysteries).
Want true wealth? It starts with what brings you joy.
When you think about work, what comes to mind? Drudgery at working just to pay the bills? Is your creativity stifled or are your skills and talents going untapped?
Maybe you really enjoy your work, but you feel others get ahead while you’re passed over for promotions. Or are you tired of juggling your desire to advance your career and maintain a home and personal life that supports you in mind, body, and spirit?
Or maybe you simply don’t know what you really want or how you’d go about it. Work Quilting will motivate and inspire you through simple tests and insights to achieve personal goals and success.
Whether you seek to start a home-based business, publish your first book, or gain an additional income to prepare for unexpected life challenges or retirement, you will find the guidance to use your unique abilities to create the life you desire.
In this inspirational and motivational guide, you find out how to:
- Discover what you really want in life
- Transform your dreams into achievable goals
- Determine which types of income streams are best for you
- Learn the difference between a product or service offering
- Make use of stacking functions to achieve more with less time and effort
Are you putting off living your best life until “later” or when you retire? Now’s the time to break free and enjoy the abundance of a fulfilling life. Grab Work Quilting now and discover the path to what you really want.
The World of Work is Changing! As you may have noticed, the world of work is changing. You also may have challenged the worn-out notion of the Single Lifetime Occupation but are fuzzy about the options. Happily, Vikki Walton is here to help. In this useful guidebook, she offers the very tools you need to reconstruct a new career— a 'quilt' made of a variety of things that suit you perfectly. Spend time with Work Quilting and you'll have what you need to start a new adventure." Barbara J Winter, author of Making a Living Without a Job
When pie-baking, horse-riding sleuth, Christie Taylor’s friend uncovers bodies in her backyard, Christie’s drawn into an age-old mystery. Who are the two people buried in the yard and why were they buried there? As Christie delves into the past, someone knows what happened and they will do anything to keep the truth buried forever. Can Christie get justice for the victims, or will she become the next one?
Death Wakes A Snake is a down-home Texas mystery with horse-riding, pie-baking sleuth, Christie Taylor.
Comes with yummy pie recipe.
Don’t Read Hungry!
Newlywed Anne is dismayed at the idea of closing the Inn and tensions run high as Hope leads a mushroom workshop. When fingers point toward Hope for causing a death, Anne must help her friend before she loses everything. Was the death a tragic accident or is someone out to destroy Hope? Or is there an even more sinister plot at hand?
If you enjoy small-town cozy mysteries with amateur sleuths, pick up Fungi Foul Play today.
Fungi Foul Play is Book Seven in the Backyard Farming series. Each book can be read as a standalone. However, if you enjoy getting to know the quirky characters who live in the town, here are the books in the series.
Fungi Foul Play
Saddle up and help Christie Taylor solve the latest who-dun-it in the Texas Hill Country.
Pie-baking, horse-riding sleuth, Christie Taylor is thrilled to be connected with a new major donor to the equine rescue. But when she meets Abby Calhan, she’s concerned for the young woman’s welfare. When Abby’s husband is found dead, Christie finds that she’s drawn into a web of deceit. Even though she knows she should stay out of it, Christie can’t help nosing around. Can Christie uncover the truth or is death riding ever closer?
Rustle up the clues to help Christie Taylor solve the latest who-dun-it in the Texas Hill Country in Death Cracks the Case.
Don’t read hungry!
Death Cracks the Case is Book 5 in the Taylor Texas mystery series with an amateur woman sleuth. Set in a small town in Texas, Death Cracks The Case is a clean, cozy mystery that will keep you guessing, along with just enough romance and a touch of faith to create a recipe for a good read.
Includes yummy pie recipe. Don’t read hungry!
Books in the Series
•Death Takes A Break
•Death Makes A Move
•Death Stakes A Claim
•Death Steals A Kiss
•Death Cracks The Case
A missing corpse. An engagement in tatters. Can Anne prevent a wedding from turning into a funeral?
Anne, Kandi, and Hope are giddy with excitement when a network celebrity from Denver wants to host their wedding at the Brandywine Inn. An eligible society bachelor and a beautiful morning host would be great publicity for the inn. But as soon as the wedding party arrives, strange things start happening. When a guest is convinced they saw a dead body, Anne must discover who’s up to no-good before a real corpse shows up.
★★♥★★Duck Disaster is Book Six in the Backyard Farming series. If you enjoy twists and turns that keep you guessing, along with happy endings, grab Duck Disaster today.★★♥★★
When pie-baking sleuth, Christie Taylor, now director of Horse Haven rescue, is confronted with a deadly accident at the rescue, she must confront the incident head-on. Was the man’s death a tragic mishap or is someone out to sully the rescue’s reputation, or worse, cause it to shut its doors? In order to protect the nonprofit, Christie’s thrust into finding out what happened but when another incident occurs, can Christie uncover the truth before another tragedy occurs?
Clean cozy mystery but with a hint of romance and a smattering of faith, enjoy the latest look into the residents of the Texas Hill Country. As always, a yummy pie recipe included!
Death Steals A Kiss is the fourth book in the down-home Taylor Texas mystery series by Vikki Walton. If you enjoy sassy sleuths and clever clues along with light-hearted humor and country values all tied up in a clean cozy mystery, grab this book today. Plus, each book includes a yummy pie recipe!
Each book is a stand-alone mystery but if you enjoy getting to know the characters, you may want to read the books in order to follow their friendships and romantic journeys.
A dead body. Small town secrets. What’s Anne digging up this time?
Anne Fremont is branching out into creating garden plans for town residents. After Anne finds Billie, the garden club president dead, something doesn’t add up.
While her client’s death appears accidental, rumors of affairs and troubling questions emerge. Anne knows the truth hides in the tiniest details. As she digs further, more dirt is revealed into the lives of the garden club members. It appears someone may have silenced Billie to keep their secret hidden.
Can Anne discover the killer before they plant her—forever?
Potage Plot is the fifth book in the witty Backyard Farming series by Vikki Walton.
★★♥★★If you enjoy sassy sleuths and clever clues along with light-hearted humor and sweet romance all tied up in a clean, cozy mystery, grab this book today.★★♥★★
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