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Laura Benedict

Biography

Laura Benedict

Laura Benedict is the author of several novels of dark suspense, including ISABELLA MOON and DEVIL'S OPEN. Her essays and short fiction have appeared in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine as well as numerous anthologies, and she originated and edited the Surreal South short fiction anthology series. She lives with her family in the southernmost region of a Midwestern state.

Laura Benedict

Books by Laura Benedict

by Laura Benedict - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Mystery, Horror, Mystery

The fall of 1957 in southern Virginia was a seemingly idyllic, even prosperous time. A young housewife, Charlotte Bliss, lives with her husband, Hasbrouck Preston “Press” Bliss, and their two young children, Eva Grace and Michael, in the gorgeous Bliss family home. On the surface, theirs seems to be a calm, picturesque life, but soon tragedy befalls them: four tragic deaths, with apparently simple explanations. But nothing is simple if Bliss House is involved. How far will Charlotte go to discover the truth? And how far will she get without knowing who her real enemy is?

by Laura Benedict - Fiction, Gothic, Horror, Suspense, Thriller

In Old Gate, Virginia, stands a grand house built by Randolph Bliss, a charming New York carpetbagger who, in 1878, shook off dire warnings to build his home elsewhere. For the ground beneath Bliss House is tainted with the kind of tragedy that curses generations, seeping through the foundation and sowing madness in its wake. THE ABANDONED HEART is the prequel to CHARLOTTE'S STORY and BLISS HOUSE, forming a trilogy of southern Gothic novels in which one haunted house begets haunted lives that echo over centuries. A haunting so powerful that even Bliss House’s destruction cannot kill it.

by Laura Benedict - Fiction, Horror, Mystery

Rainey Bliss Adams desperately needed a new start when she and her daughter, Ariel, settled into the house where the Bliss family had lived for over a century. It isn’t long before Ariel sees haunting visions: the ghost of her father, and the ghost of a woman being pushed to her death. And then there is a death the night of the housewarming party. Who is the murderer in the midst of this small town? And who killed the woman in Ariel's visions?