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Laura Benedict

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Laura Benedict is the Edgar- and ITW Thriller Award- nominated author of eight novels of suspense, including The Stranger Inside). Her Bliss House gothic trilogy includes The Abandoned Heart, Charlotte’s Story (Booklist starred review), and Bliss House. Her short fiction has appeared in Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, and in numerous anthologies like Thrillers: 100 Must-Reads, The Lineup: 20 Provocative Women Writers, and St. Louis Noir. A native of Cincinnati, she lives in Southern Illinois with her family. Visit her at www.laurabenedict.com. ...more

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Hi, Alexandria! I can't believe I didn't realize I had questions waiting--sorry to be slow.
I hope you enjoy Bliss House. It was a blast to write, and as I wrote it, I wasn't really sure what was going to happen next. I had an idea of how it would end, but that was it. Now I'm working on Bliss House #2, set in the 1950s. Loving the research. Thanks so much for reading! L.(less)
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The Stranger Inside

3.47 avg rating — 1,765 ratings — published 2019 — 13 editions
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Bliss House

3.47 avg rating — 860 ratings — published 2014 — 9 editions
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Isabella Moon

3.14 avg rating — 526 ratings — published 2007 — 24 editions
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Charlotte's Story (Bliss Ho...

3.60 avg rating — 217 ratings — published 2015 — 4 editions
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Calling Mr. Lonely Hearts

2.89 avg rating — 199 ratings — published 2008 — 17 editions
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Small Town Trouble (Familia...

4.42 avg rating — 96 ratings — published 2017 — 3 editions
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The Abandoned Heart

3.93 avg rating — 75 ratings — published 2016 — 4 editions
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Devil's Oven

3.75 avg rating — 69 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
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On The Porch and a Killer Review

 


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Finally. It’s officially fall. Or autumn. I like the sound of autumn, though I feel like a pretentious twat when I use the word instead of fall. I read once that you should do your major spring cleaning in fall, instead of in spring. The logic is that your house is full of summer dust and pollen and stuff tha

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First, a confession: I have been a rabid Louise Penny fan since I read A RULE AGAINST MURDER (4th in the series) when it came out in 2009. After reading it, I went back and started the series at the beginning. While all of the Chief Inspector Armand ...more
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I was completely blown away by the vitality of Grayson Sykes, the PI protagonist of AND NOW SHE'S GONE. She's smart and wry and very much relatable as a woman on her own in the world. Vulnerable when it counts, and courageous when it's called for. I ...more
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Simply Stitched with Embroidery by Yumiko Higuchi
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A charming craft book with petite, clever designs to stitch onto small bags and purses, with instructions on how to finish the bags as complete projects.

Simply Stitched With Embroidery has an appealing, contemporary layout, with clean, clear photogra
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This Secret Thing by Marybeth Mayhew Whalen
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This Secret Thing is a powerful story of friendship and sisterhood, and I fell into Whalen’s vision of a tight-knit Raleigh community willingly and easily. I could see the houses with their shaded windows, feel the sense of people watching, wondering ...more
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Although I've seen all of the new Tennison television episodes, this was my first Tennison novel, and I thought it was terrific. Readers under the age of thirty might be surprised at the casual misogyny of many of Tennison's superiors and people she ...more
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The Paper Daughters of Chinatown by Heather B. Moore
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Moore's story of Donaldina Cameron's work at the Occidental Home for Girls and its many Chinese residents is both dramatic and compelling. It covers a period of national shame--when Chinese immigrants were barred from entering the US, with an excepti ...more
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“Time is irrelevant in Bliss House. BLISS HOUSE, the first novel in the series, is mostly set in the present. CHARLOTTE’S STORY takes place in 1957. A third novel, THE ABANDONED HEART (available 2016), will tell the story of the house’s first residents. (You’ll find excerpts from BLISS HOUSE and CHARLOTTE’S STORY in the back of this ebook.)”
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“Nicole had kept the word cathartic as a kind of souvenir.”
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“Before taking the first drink, he shook away the hank of blonde bangs that were always falling in his eyes. It was an oddly feminine move for a guy who was so unabashedly masculine.”
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Stan Law A belated thanks for choosing me to be among your friends, Laura. It may interest you that my book Marvin Clark—In Search of Freedom in now a matching FREE download on Amazon Kindle. Enjoy it while you can. (A little review on Amazon wouldn't hurt either!)
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Laura Zoë wrote: "Hi Laura Thanks for Friending me. How's the writing going with you?"

Hey, hon! Sorry I'm so poky about replying. I don't get to Goodreads often enough. Life is good, writing is slow. : ) Hope all is well with you!


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Zoë Sharp Hi Laura Thanks for Friending me. How's the writing going with you?


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