Redbeard • 1984 • Horror short story by Gene Wolfe

★1/2

Synopsis

A mass murderer’s victims weren’t found because his wife respected his privacy in form of a special room in the basement.

Review

I didn’t like this straightforward story at all. Blame shifting seems to be the point – an inversion of French folktale Bluebeard.

Meta: isfdb. This horror short story by Gene Wolfe was published 1984 in the Masques anthology. I read it as part of the collection The Best of Gene Wolfe.

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