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Laura Benedict

(Laura Philpot Benedict)
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Laura Benedict's short fiction has appeared in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine and a number of anthologies. For the past decade she has worked as a freelance book reviewer for The Grand Rapids Press in Michigan and other newspapers. She lives with her husband and two children in rural Southern Illinois, a lonely, enchanted sort of place that offers excellent inspiration for writing thrillers.

Genres: Mystery, Cozy Mystery
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Anthologies edited
Laura Benedict recommends
The Clearing (2013)
Dan Newman
"Dan Newman keeps the lines of suspense tense and razor-sharp. An intoxicating, important debut."
The Final Seven (2016)
(Lightkeepers, book 1)
Erica Spindler
"Edgy and charged with atmosphere, The Final Seven is exactly what a supernatural thriller should be: a battle royale for the human soul. Spindler knows her stuff."
Escape Velocity (2016)
Susan Wolfe
"Readers craving full-on immersion in the dirty tricks of Silicon Valley will love every page of Escape Velocity. Susan Wolfe's cast of colorful villains, con artists, and just plain folks caught up in high-stakes industry games is painstakingly drawn and always unpredictable. Good, clever fun with a thriller of an ending."
This Secret Thing (2020)
Marybeth Mayhew Whalen
"If you love fiercely and believe it’s possible to make your own fate, you’ll treasure every moment of This Secret Thing. Whalen’s characters may be living in a chaos of their own making, but guided by her gentle, skilled hands, they turn their vulnerabilities into their greatest strengths, and emerge transformed. Exquisite, emotionally-charged storytelling."

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