“A Cordial Killing” ~Vikki Walton~


Born in Chicago, Vikki lived outside of Paris for a few years as a small child. That may account for her love of travel. She spent much of her youth growing up in Schertz, a tiny town outside of San Antonio. Vikki’s first words were “I get it!” This attitude became her life-long mantra to always go after what she wants. It also helped her realize her desire to help others get what they really want out of life.Vikki became a Work Quilter™ combining her many passions to create multiple income streams. She started speaking and teaching adults on myriad topics.
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.


Anne is excited for the opening of the Brandywine Inn. Kandi and Hope are her partners in the bed-and-breakfast in Carolan Springs, Colorado, where they also provide homesteading and herbal workshops for guests.

As soon as the guests arrive, it’s plain that the five old college chums have bad blood between them. When Anne finds a threatening note, it’s clear that someone is out for revenge. Then they find a guest dead. At first, the death appears to be natural, but suspicions begin to grow.

When a blizzard threatens the Inn, will it trap them all with a killer and no way out?

Cordial Killing is a classic who-dun-it with a twist. Set in the fictional small town of Carolan Springs, you will enjoy an armchair getaway into beautiful Colorado.


The prologue was the most exciting part of the book lol! She definitely had my attention when I first began but I had a really rough time getting into this book once I passed the prologue. It sounded really interesting to me and I am a huge fan of murder-mystery. There are so many characters! The first few pages of the book is a list of names and what part they play within the story. That is all well and good but once I began the story I kept having to go back to that character page just to try to figure out who I was reading about. This becomes difficult when you are reading on your Kindle app on your phone. It would be completely different if I was holding the book in my hands.

I gave it a good try, but I was so confused by the first chapter that I became disinterested. I hate when this happens because then it all becomes a blur and you can’t remember what you just read, so you have to start the page or chapter all over again. Yea, this was my situation and it continued through most of the book. Finally by about half way through the characters obviously became more familiar and I was able to power through it and finish the book. (I’m no quitter lol)

Overall, an okay book. Decent characters and the story was interesting. I didn’t read the first book in this series so that may have been why I had such a hard time with all the characters. But if the first book has that many characters I think I’ll pass on reading it. I would definitely recommend reading the first book The Chicken Culprit first before reading this book.

If you want to check it out, it is on AMAZON.


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