Murder in the Secret Maze by Judith Gonda – Blog Tour & Giveaway

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First in a new series featuring California landscape architect Tory Benning!

Landscape architect Tory Benning knows the lay of the land, but she’ll have to dig through the clues to unearth a killer . . .

After a whirlwind romance and a glorious wedding at the luxurious Hotel Santa Sofia, Tory Benning is ready to let down her hair, slip into her dancing shoes, and celebrate—until she discovers that her newly minted husband has vanished. The police suspect cold feet and second thoughts are behind Milo’s disappearance, but Tory’s certain he’s met with foul play. And since she designed the plush resort, she knows every nook and cranny of the grounds and adjoining secret maze, and wastes no time delving into her search.

As clues begin to emerge that Milo may have taken his last breath in the maze, Tory steps up her sleuthing, even as she learns she’s the prime suspect of a cop with a chip on his shoulder and is squarely in the sights of a menacing stalker. And when a second body is found on the grounds, Tory fears she’s up against a killer determined to silence any and all who get in the way. . .

Not to be deterred, Tory forges ahead, navigating a case with more twists and turns than the maze itself, until the labyrinth of clues leads her to shocking revelations about her husband, her family, and the identity of a killer who’s dead set on making her the next victim . . . 


Tory has the worst luck. She’s just gotten married and her new husband vanishes. Sure that he’s been a victim of foul play, she starts investigating. She soon finds herself a  suspect in his disappearance, and law enforcement aren’t the only ones keeping an eye on her.

It doesn’t seem to take Tory long to get back on her feet and with help from her friend Ashley, to try to figure out what’s going on. The pair are great fun to read about, and they are actually cautious and careful in their sleuthing, which is something you don’t always find in mysteries.

Murder in the Secret Maze is the first book in the Tory Benning Mystery series. I’ll be looking forward to reading book number two to see where it takes Tory and Ashley.

About the Author
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Judith Gonda is a mystery writer and Ph.D. psychologist with a penchant for Pomeranians and puns, so it’s not surprising that psychology, Poms, and puns pop up in her amateur sleuth mysteries featuring California landscape architect Tory Benning.

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6 thoughts on “Murder in the Secret Maze by Judith Gonda – Blog Tour & Giveaway

  1. Pingback: Murder in the Secret Maze by Judith Gonda | Blog Tour | Book Review | Giveaway  – Brianne's Book Reviews
  2. Thank you so much, Erika, for your kind words! I’m so glad you enjoyed it and are looking forward to the next in the series. I’m currently working on MURDER IN THE CHRISTMAS TREE LOT. Also, I only just discovered your beautiful Pinterest account and am now inspired to up my Pinterest goals. Thanks again for reviewing MURDER IN THE SECRET MAZE!

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