Sunday, May 8, 2022

Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours Presents: Murder in the Community Garden (A Tory Benning Mystery) by Judith Gonda


Murder in the Community Garden (A Tory Benning Mystery)
by Judith Gonda

About Murder in the Community Garden

Murder in the Community Garden (A Tory Benning Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
3rd in Series
Setting – California
Beyond the Page Publishing (May 10, 2022)
Number of Pages: 256
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1954717946
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1954717947
Digital ASIN ‏ : ‎ B09VLL17QJ

Budding sleuth Tory Benning has to overcome planted evidence and growing suspicions to save an innocent man from being framed . . .

Designing a community garden as part of a new condo project seemed like a no-brainer to landscape architect Tory Benning, since it would bring people together and enhance the environmental profile of the property. But soon members of the garden begin squabbling and even leveling accusations of sabotage against each other in a friendly growing competition. Then one of the gardeners is found murdered at the grand opening, and Tory realizes she’ll have to weed through some damning false evidence to help prove her implicated friend is innocent.

It’s a daunting challenge given that her friend was seen threatening the victim on live TV and all the clues point to him as the culprit, but Tory is certain someone is behind a devious plot to set him up. As she starts looking into the backgrounds of those closest to the victim, secrets begin to emerge about marital infidelity, a sizable inheritance, and estranged children. Fearful now that she might be going up against someone far more cunning than a garden-variety killer, Tory will have to stand her ground to bring the culprit to justice—and be careful not to dig her own grave . . .

About Judith Gonda

judith gonda

Judith Gonda is a mystery writer and Ph.D. psychologist with a penchant for Pomeranians, plants, and puns, so it’s not surprising they all pop up in her amateur sleuth mysteries featuring landscape architect Tory Benning. To learn more about her books, please visit her website:

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  1. Thanks so much for spotlighting MURDER IN THE COMMUNITY GARDEN!

  2. Congratulations on your upcoming release of Murder in the Community Garden, Judith, your book sounds like an excellent mystery for me to read! Good luck with your book and the tour! Thanks for sharing it with me and have a fantastic week!

  3. Thank you so much for spotlighting MURDER IN THE COMMUNITY GARDEN!

  4. I love everything about this book - genre title & cover!
    Thank you for sharing this with us.

  5. Thank you so much! I appreciate your kind words so much!


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