Laura Benedict

Laura Benedict is the author of Devil's Oven, as well as the dark suspense novels Isabella Moon and Calling Dr Lonely Hearts. Her work has appeared in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, PANK, and numerous anthologies. She originated and edited the Surreal South anthology of short fiction series with her husband, Pinckney Benedict, and recently edited Feeding Kate, a charity anthology.


Bliss House draws you in and refuses to let you go. The story is eerie, seductive, and suspenseful. Read itMeg Gardiner, Edgar award-winning author

In Bliss House, Laura Benedict has written just the type of novel I love to read: a ghost story replete with good and evil, present and past colliding, and compelling characters to root for; a story that grabs you by throat and heart and won't let go. I loved itErica Spindler, NYT bestselling author of JUSTICE FOR SARA

Bliss House is a rare accomplishment: a novel that works as a mystery, a ghost story, and a touching family dramaJeff Abbott, NYT bestselling author of INSIDE MAN

Benedict's writing is lush and seamless, catapulting the reader into the gripping story from the opening line and holding them, taut and breathless, to the very last. You do not want to miss Bliss House. It's a compulsively readable tour de force from a wonderful writer. I couldn't put it downJ.T. Ellison, NYT bestselling author of WHEN SHADOWS FALL

I've longed for this book - an intelligent haunted house story with twists and turns and a history...Bliss House edges Benedict firmly into Shirley Jackson territory with this rich, evocative novel about the power of blood to corruptR.B. Chesterton, author of THE DARKLING