Albert E. Cowdrey. Where Have All the Young Men Gone? (F&SF Sept/Oct 2011)

A dose of classic Cowdrey horror, albeit transplanted from the deep south to Europe. An American academic pays a trip to a military museum in an out-of-season ski resort, and is intrigued by the story of the young milkmaid, raped and murdered during the last war, who haunts the village, and particularly its young men (hence the use of the haunting song, which had Marlene Dietrich singing it in my mind as I read the story).

It’s handled with aplomb, leaving the reader on tenterhooks until the final paragraph…..

dang, more ellipses….

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