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Robert Albert Bloch (April 5, 1917 -- September 23, 1994) was a prolific American writer, primarily of crime, horror, fantasy and science fiction. He is best known as the writer of Psycho, the basis for the film of the same name by Alfred Hitchcock. Bloch wrote hundreds of short stories and 30 plus novels. His mentor was H. P. Lovecraft, one of the first to encourage Bloch's horror fiction writing. Bloch won the Hugo award for his story, That Hell-Bound Train, in 1959. In 1960 he won the Edgar Allen Poe Award for Psycho and in 1994 he won the Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in Long Fiction for The Scent of Vinegar. Bloch was born in Chicago, Illinois. In 1994 he died of cancer in Los Angeles, at the age of 77. (Bowker Author Biography)
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Psycho 1,433 copies, 53 reviews
Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos: Volume 2 (Author) 235 copies, 1 review
Psycho II 196 copies, 2 reviews
The Best of Robert Bloch 165 copies, 2 reviews
American Gothic 156 copies, 1 review
Robert Bloch's Psychos (Editor) 154 copies, 3 reviews
Strange Eons 148 copies, 3 reviews
The Night of the Ripper 146 copies, 4 reviews
Spiderweb / Shooting Star 141 copies, 3 reviews
Lori 123 copies, 5 reviews
Psycho House 107 copies, 2 reviews
Atoms and Evil 105 copies
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Time Untamed 69 copies, 2 reviews
Firebug 66 copies, 2 reviews
The Scarf 60 copies, 1 review
Pleasant dreams 60 copies
This Crowded Earth 58 copies, 5 reviews
Once Around the Bloch 52 copies, 2 reviews
Midnight Pleasures 50 copies, 1 review
Fear and Trembling 48 copies, 3 reviews
Bogey Men 43 copies
Kidnapper 42 copies, 1 review
Monsters in Our Midst (Editor) 41 copies, 2 reviews
Psycho-Paths (Editor) 40 copies
Psycho [Penguin Readers] 40 copies, 1 review
The Early Fears 39 copies
Superheroes (Author) 34 copies
Cold Chills 32 copies
Cunning 31 copies
The Dead Beat 28 copies, 2 reviews
Bloch and Bradbury 28 copies, 1 review
Completely Doomed 26 copies, 2 reviews
Blood Runs Cold 26 copies
Sneak Preview 25 copies
Horror-7 24 copies
More Nightmares 20 copies
Terror 15 copies
The Couch 15 copies
Nightmares 13 copies
Asylum [1972 film] (Screenwriter) 12 copies
De Cthulhu-mythologie : lovecraftiaanse verhalen (Contributor; Contributor) 11 copies
Robert Bloch's That Hellbound Train (Adapted from) 11 copies
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Enoch 4 copies
Daybroke 4 copies
Kannibalen 3 copies
Night Walker 3 copies
Spiderweb 3 copies
Vampire story 3 copies
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Double Whammy 3 copies
Black Lotus 3 copies
Almost Human 3 copies
Untouchable 2 copies
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Le collier 1 copy
The Cure 1 copy
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Bobo 1 copy
Dominick 1 copy
Surgelé 1 copy
Last Laugh 1 copy
My Own CEO 1 copy
Dangerous Visions: 33 Original Stories (Contributor) 1,722 copies, 33 reviews
Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos (Contributor) 907 copies, 3 reviews
The Penguin Book of Vampire Stories (Contributor) 800 copies, 4 reviews
The World Treasury of Science Fiction (Contributor) 800 copies, 2 reviews
The Dunwich Horror and Others (Introduction) 758 copies, 11 reviews
The Weird: A Compendium of Strange and Dark Stories (Contributor) 690 copies, 19 reviews
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American Supernatural Tales (Contributor) 360 copies, 5 reviews
Psycho [1960 film] (Author) 335 copies, 6 reviews
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The Mammoth Book of Vampires (Contributor) 314 copies, 5 reviews
The Best of Fredric Brown (Editor) 312 copies, 8 reviews
The Hugo Winners: Volume One (1955-1961) (Contributor) 283 copies, 5 reviews
Tales of Terror (Contributor) 275 copies, 2 reviews
The Mammoth Book of Haunted House Stories (Contributor) 263 copies, 9 reviews
Sympathy for the Devil (Contributor) 251 copies, 8 reviews
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Weird Tales (Contributor) 242 copies, 4 reviews
Dangerous Visions 1 (Contributor) 237 copies, 4 reviews
The Best of Stanley G. Weinbaum (Afterword, some editions) 233 copies, 4 reviews
The Mammoth Book of Pulp Fiction (Contributor) 219 copies, 4 reviews
Hauntings: Tales of the Supernatural (Contributor) 210 copies, 5 reviews
Shudder Again: 22 Tales of Sex and Horror (Contributor) 209 copies, 1 review
Tales of the Witch World (Contributor) 207 copies
The Disciples of Cthulhu (Introduction) 199 copies, 1 review
Tales of the Lovecraft Mythos (Contributor) 196 copies, 3 reviews
Don't Open This Book! (Contributor) 195 copies, 1 review
Gallery of Horror (Contributor) 194 copies, 3 reviews
Hot Blood: Tales of Provocative Horror (Contributor) 180 copies, 5 reviews
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Arbor House Treasury of horror and the supernatural (Contributor) 174 copies, 1 review
100 Wild Little Weird Tales (Contributor) 174 copies, 2 reviews
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Isaac Asimov Presents The Great SF Stories 1 (1939) (Contributor) 167 copies, 3 reviews
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My Favorite Fantasy Story (Contributor) 159 copies
A Century of Great Suspense Stories (Contributor) 139 copies, 1 review
The Master's Choice (Contributor) 135 copies
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Vampire Stories (Contributor) 127 copies
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Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos (Author) 125 copies
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Dark Masques (Contributor) 121 copies, 1 review
Shadows (Contributor) 120 copies, 2 reviews
A Treasury of Modern Fantasy (Contributor) 118 copies, 1 review
Vampires: The Greatest Stories (Contributor) 116 copies, 2 reviews
Cutting Edge (Contributor) 113 copies
The Playboy Book of Science Fiction and Fantasy (Contributor) 105 copies, 2 reviews
Cyber-killers (Contributor, some editions) 103 copies, 2 reviews
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Silver Scream (Contributor) 99 copies, 2 reviews
A Taste for Blood (Contributor) 98 copies, 1 review
Lovecraft's Legacy (Introduction) 96 copies, 2 reviews
Star of Stars (Contributor) 95 copies
Science Fiction Showcase (Contributor) 95 copies, 2 reviews
Dark Destiny (Author) 95 copies, 1 review
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The Mammoth Book of Fantasy All-Time Greats (Contributor) 78 copies, 1 review
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65 Great Spine Chillers (Contributor) 67 copies, 2 reviews
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Tales from Super-Science Fiction (Contributor) 57 copies, 20 reviews
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Ripper (Contributor) 44 copies
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Mysterious Erotic Tales (Contributor) 26 copies, 1 review
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Dark Voices 1 (Contributor) 23 copies
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The Fiend (Contributor) 21 copies
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Weird Tales, No. 2 (Contributor) 21 copies
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We, Robots (Contributor) 13 copies
Back from the Dead (Contributor) 12 copies
Young Blood (Contributor) 11 copies
The Mystery Companion (Contributor) 11 copies
Northern Frights (Contributor) 11 copies
Kauhupokkari 1 (Contributor) 11 copies
Torture Garden [1967 Film] (Screenwriter) 11 copies
Show Business is Murder (Contributor) 11 copies
Star Book of Horror No. 1 (Contributor) 10 copies
Tales of the Undead: Vampires and Visitants (Contributor, some editions) 9 copies, 1 review
When the Black Lotus Blooms (Contributor) 9 copies
Jack the Knife: Tales of Jack the Ripper (Contributor) 9 copies, 1 review
Legacies (Contributor) 8 copies
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Ghastly, Ghoulish, Gripping Tales (Contributor) 8 copies
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Night Shapes (Limited) (Signed) (Afterword) 7 copies
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I Can't Sleep at Night (Contributor) 6 copies
Armchair Horror Collection (Contributor) 6 copies
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Fantastic Universe January 1956 (Contributor) 5 copies
The Unquiet Grave (Contributor) 4 copies
Hitchcocktail (Author, some editions) 4 copies, 1 review
Imaginative Tales July 1955 (Contributor) 4 copies
Universe Science Fiction June 1953 (Contributor) 4 copies
Avon Fantasy Reader No. 16 (Contributor) 4 copies
Flere chok (some editions) 3 copies, 1 review
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Creepies, Creepies, Creepies (Contributor) 3 copies
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