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Pruning the Dead

(2019)
(The first book in the Garden Squad Mystery series)
A novel by

 
 
Post-retirement aches and pains can’t prevent sixty-five-year-old Lilly Jayne from keeping the most manicured garden in Goosebush, Massachusetts. But as a murder mystery blooms in the sleepy New England town, can a green thumb weed out a killer?
 
With hundreds flocking to her inaugural garden party, meticulous Lilly Jayne hasn’t left a single petal out of place. But the picture-perfect gathering turns unruly upon the arrival of Merilee Frank, Lily’s ex-husband’s catty third wife. Merilee lives for trouble, so no one is surprised after she drinks too much, shoves a guest into the koi pond, and gets escorted off the property. The real surprise comes days later—when Merilee is found dead in a pile of mulch . . .
 
Lilly wishes she could stick to pruning roses and forget about Merilee’s murder—until her best friend and ex become suspects in an overgrown homicide case. Now, aided by the Garden Squad, an unlikely group of amateur crime solvers with a knack for planting, Lilly knows she has limited time to identify the true culprit and restore order to Goosebush. Because if the murderer’s plot isn’t nipped in the bud, another victim could be pushing up daisies!

Genre: Cozy Mystery

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Used availability for Julia Henry's Pruning the Dead

Paperback Editions

April 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: Pruning the Dead (Garden Squad Mystery)
Author(s): Julia Henry
ISBN: 1-4328-6278-2 / 978-1-4328-6278-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wheeler Publishing Large Print
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January 2019 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Pruning the Dead (A Garden Squad Mystery)
Author(s): Julia Henry
ISBN: 1-4967-1481-4 / 978-1-4967-1481-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kensington
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Audio Editions

January 2019 : Audio CD
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Title: Pruning the Dead
Author(s): Julia Henry
ISBN: 1-974938-45-X / 978-1-974938-45-2
Publisher: Dreamscape Media
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January 2019 : Audio CD
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Title: Pruning the Dead
Author(s): Julia Henry
ISBN: 1-974938-49-2 / 978-1-974938-49-0
Publisher: Dreamscape Media Llc
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January 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Pruning the Dead: Garden Squad Mystery Series, Book 1
Author(s): Julia Henry
Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
Availability: Amazon   


January 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Pruning the Dead: Garden Squad Mystery Series, Book 1
Author(s): Julia Henry
Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
Availability: Amazon AU   


January 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Pruning the Dead: Garden Squad Mystery Series, Book 1
Author(s): Julia Henry
Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
Availability: Amazon CA   


January 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Pruning the Dead: Garden Squad Mystery Series, Book 1
Author(s): Julia Henry
Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

January 2019 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Pruning the Dead (A Garden Squad Mystery Book 1)
Author(s): Julia Henry
Publisher: Kensington Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU