Short story mystery

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stephannahful

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I read a story, probably upwards of ten years ago. I'm almost positive it was in one of my Stephen King collections, about an older husband and wife who plot to kill each other on the same night. I leant my mom the one with a glass of wine on the cover and haven't been able to locate the story in the other ones I have.
 

stephannahful

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I've wiki'd all the short story collections I remembered having and can't find a description of the story... but to put it out there... An old couple in there winter decide they can't stand the other's quirks any longer plot to use them to their advantage. The husband always up before the sun is tired of his wife's cold feet, hot water bottles and electric blankets, cuts the wires on the blanket she turns on as soon as he's out of bed and pokes holes in her hot water bottle. The wife, mad that she can't have her electric blanket on all night and tired of being woke up as he gets out of bed so early strings a wire across the top of the stairs.
 

Walter Oobleck

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Doesn't sound like any King story I've read. Does sound somewhat familiar...the electric blanket...the string across the stairs. Drawing a blank. Too, over at Goodreads there is a group...there are hundreds if not thousands of groups. One is called What is the name of that book? I'd tried finding the title of a story about whales and squid that I'd read in the ago...never did learn the title...but perhaps you could ask the question there, too? And I know there are other groups of readers on-line...Library-Somthing. LibraryThing? What's The Name of That Book??? Group (14902 Members)
 

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Victor Smiley and his wife Joan have been married for nearly twenty years, but each barely recognises the person they wake up with every morning. Victor is so fed up with his job at the local egg-box factory –as well as distracted by his visits to his favourite prostitute, Kamila– that he hardly notices his wife’s constant ridicule. Joan has resigned herself to the fact that Victor will never see beyond her double-chin to a new hair cut or outfit. She even puts up with his constant snoring which keeps her up night after night. Just. For unbeknownst to Victor, Joan is taking her sweet revenge: spending large amounts of money on his credit card, kitting herself out in a sexy new wardrobe, to impress her secret lover, Don. But then, as the bills mount, Victor loses his job. Soon he realises that the only way he can achieve his dream of setting up home with Kamila is to get Joan out of the picture. But Victor is about to get a nasty surprise. For he’s not the only one with murder on his mind ... - See more at: Best Selling Murder Mystery Book Author Peter James
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Thanks Staro.

Here is the plot of that book...
 
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