The Erstwhile Groom
Murder Short Story
February 2, 2021
Available in: e-Book
The Erstwhile Groom originally appeared in Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine.
Observing Kurt as he lives his careful, uneventful 1950s life, you’d never guess that he’s a murderer. If the annoying young man who insists on marrying Kurt’s daughter, Mitzy, had known, things would’ve ended a lot differently.
Laura Benedict is the Edgar- and ITW Thriller Award- nominated author of eight novels of mystery and suspense, including The Stranger Inside (Publishers Weekly starred review), and the Bliss House gothic novels and stories. Her latest book is a compilation of her short fiction, When I Make Love to the Bug Man: Collected Stories. Her stories have appeared in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, Strand Magazine, and in numerous anthologies. A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, she lives in Southern Illinois with her family.