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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Laura Benedict  

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Genre: C:ADULT Fiction Mystery



Illinois Connection

Benedict lives in Southern Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Laura Benedict is the Edgar- and ITW Thriller Award- nominated author of eight novels of mystery and suspense, including The Stranger Inside, and the Bliss House gothic trilogy. Her short fiction has appeared in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, and in numerous anthologies like At Home in the Dark (May 2019), A Thousand Doors, and St. Louis Noir. A native of Cincinnati, she lives in Southern Illinois with her family.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library


-- *Publisher Weekly Starred Review, The Stranger Inside

-- *Booklist Starred Review, Charlotte's Story