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Robert Bloch (1917–1994)

Author of Psycho

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About the Author

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 show more 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) show less

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Works by Robert Bloch

Psycho (1959) 1,742 copies
Psycho II (1982) 230 copies
The Best of Robert Bloch (1977) 179 copies
The Night of the Ripper (1984) 167 copies
American Gothic (1974) 167 copies
Robert Bloch's Psychos (1997) — Editor — 165 copies
Strange Eons (1979) 154 copies
Spiderweb / Shooting Star (1954) 147 copies
Lori (1989) 136 copies
Psycho House (1990) 126 copies
Atoms and Evil (1962) 113 copies
Night World (1972) 102 copies
Time Untamed (1967) 82 copies
The Opener of the Way (1945) 81 copies
Firebug (1961) 70 copies
This Crowded Earth (2008) 66 copies
The Scarf (1947) 65 copies
Pleasant dreams (1960) 60 copies
Once Around the Bloch (1875) 53 copies
Midnight Pleasures (1987) 53 copies
Fear and Trembling (1989) 52 copies
Dragons and nightmares (1969) 52 copies
Fear today, gone tomorrow (1971) 47 copies
Bogey Men (1963) 46 copies
Psycho [Penguin Readers] (1872) 46 copies
Kidnapper (1954) 44 copies
Monsters in Our Midst (1993) — Editor — 44 copies
Tales in a jugular vein (1965) 44 copies
Psycho-Paths (1840) — Editor — 43 copies
The Early Fears (1900) 42 copies
The Living Demons (1967) 42 copies
Superheroes (1978) — Author — 38 copies
Cunning (1979) 34 copies
Cold Chills (1977) 33 copies
Bloch and Bradbury (1969) 32 copies
Chamber of Horrors (1966) 30 copies
The Dead Beat (1960) 30 copies
Blood Runs Cold (1961) 29 copies
Sneak Preview (1899) 29 copies
The Vampire: An Anthology (1963) — Contributor — 28 copies
Completely Doomed (2007) 28 copies
Horror-7 (1963) 26 copies
House of the Hatchet (1971) 25 copies
More Nightmares (1962) 22 copies
The star stalker (1968) 20 copies
Hell on earth (Science fiction graphic novel) (1985) — Author — 17 copies
Terror (1962) 17 copies
The Couch (1962) 16 copies
The Eighth Stage of Fandom (2001) 16 copies
Asylum [1972 film] (1972) — Screenwriter — 15 copies
The House That Dripped Blood [1971 film] (1970) — Screenwriter — 15 copies
Tales of a Monster Hunter (1977) 15 copies
The Todd Dossier (1969) 15 copies
Nightmares (1961) 14 copies
Retour à Arkham (1978) 13 copies
Robert Bloch's That Hellbound Train (2011) — Adapted from — 13 copies
De Cthulhu-mythologie : lovecraftiaanse verhalen (1974) — Contributor — 13 copies
The Devil With You (1999) 11 copies
The Will to Kill (1954) 11 copies
Out of My Head (1986) 10 copies
Out of the mouths of graves (1979) 10 copies
The Night Walker (1964) 10 copies
Contes de terreur (1994) 7 copies
Les Yeux de la momie (1984) 6 copies
Troost Me, Mijn Robot (1970) 6 copies
Besucher aus dem Dunkel (1972) 6 copies
The Hungry House (1951) 5 copies
NIGHT CRY FALL 1986 (1986) 5 copies
The Plot Is The Thing (1966) 5 copies
It's All in Your Mind (1971) 5 copies
Gotico americano (2006) 4 copies
Enoch (1946) 4 copies
The Crowded Earth (2009) 4 copies
Daybroke (1958) 4 copies
It's A Small World (2010) 4 copies
The Past Master (1955) 4 copies
Spiderweb 4 copies
The Todd Dossier (1959) 4 copies
Nacht der Schrecken (1990) 4 copies
The Animal Fair 4 copies
The Cloak (1939) 4 copies
Le Boucher de Chicago (2017) 3 copies
Night Cry (Spring 1986) (1986) 3 copies
Kannibalen (2011) 3 copies
All on a Golden Afternoon (1956) 3 copies
Word of Honor (1958) 3 copies
I Like Blondes (1956) 3 copies
Double Whammy 3 copies
Almost Human 3 copies
La boîte à maléfices (1981) 3 copies
The Devil's Children (1974) 3 copies
Vampire story (1998) 3 copies
Cría cuervos (1981) 3 copies
Black Lotus 3 copies
Forever And Amen (1972) 3 copies
Night Walker (1964) 3 copies
Zeitkapseln [Erzählung] (1960) 3 copies
Broomstick Ride (1957) 3 copies
Horror-Cocktail (1971) 2 copies
L'épingle 2 copies
Marerittet (1980) 2 copies
Untouchable 2 copies
Classic Tales of Horror (2016) 2 copies
Thriller: fünf ungekürzte Romane (1985) — Contributor — 2 copies
Psicosis 2 copies
The Thing 2 copies
La nuit de l'éventreur (1988) 2 copies
Robert Bloch's Pumpkin (2013) 2 copies
The Mannikin 2 copies
Jade (1979) 2 copies
Antike Kleinkunst (1976) 2 copies
Doomed #1 October 2005 (2006) 2 copies
The Fear Planet 2 copies
The Unspeakable Betrothal (1949) 2 copies
Water's Edge 2 copies
How Like A God 2 copies
Talent 2 copies
Psychomanias : anthologie (1994) 2 copies
The Living Dead 2 copies
Reaper 2 copies
Sleeping Beauty 2 copies
Les Neuf Cercles du crime (2000) 2 copies
Psychopathe 1 copy
ESCALOFRIOS 1 copy
The Last Plea (2013) 1 copy
La maître du passé (1988) 1 copy
Sapık (2020) 1 copy
Last Laugh 1 copy
Il delitto secondo Hitchcock — Author — 1 copy
Escalofrrríos (1981) 1 copy
Stuporman 1 copy
Pirmano 1 copy
Hormiguero, El (2022) 1 copy
The Best of Lefty Feep (2021) 1 copy
Hablemos de horror (1975) 1 copy
Psiho (2023) 1 copy
The Big Kick 1 copy
Philtre Tip 1 copy
Before Egypt (2012) 1 copy
The Cure 1 copy
Sock Finish 1 copy
Life in Our Time (1966) 1 copy
Dominick 1 copy
Surgelé 1 copy
Bobo 1 copy
Is i blodet (1981) 1 copy
Jettatura 1 copy
De klaploper 1 copy
Pin-up Girl 1 copy
Psychose 13 (1991) 1 copy
Le collier 1 copy
Perlenkette, Die (1972) 1 copy
My Own CEO (2012) 1 copy
Show Biz 1 copy
Thrillogy (1993) 1 copy
The Covenant 1 copy
In the Cards 1 copy
L'Éventreur 1 copy
Water's Edge 1 copy

Associated Works

Dangerous Visions: 33 Original Stories — Contributor — 1,892 copies
Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos (1989) — Contributor — 982 copies
The World Treasury of Science Fiction (1989) — Contributor — 886 copies
The Penguin Book of Vampire Stories (1987) — Contributor — 883 copies
The Weird: A Compendium of Strange and Dark Stories (2011) — Contributor — 810 copies
The Dunwich Horror and Others (1920) — Introduction — 808 copies
The Dark Descent (1987) — Contributor — 716 copies
The Hugo Winners: Volumes One and Two (1972) — Contributor — 696 copies
The Wizards of Odd: Comic Tales of Fantasy (1996) — Contributor — 625 copies
Dark Forces (1980) — Contributor — 565 copies
The Flying Sorcerers: More Comic Tales of Fantasy (1997) — Contributor — 503 copies
Partners in Wonder (1971) — Contributor — 462 copies
American Supernatural Tales (2007) — Contributor — 438 copies
Psycho [1960 film] (1960) — Author — 407 copies
Now We Are Sick: An Anthology of Nasty Verse (1991) — Contributor — 346 copies
The Mammoth Book of Vampires (1992) — Contributor — 337 copies
The Best of Fredric Brown (1977) — Editor — 335 copies
The Hugo Winners: Volume One (1955-1961) (1962) — Contributor — 314 copies
Tales of Terror (1986) — Contributor — 312 copies
Knights of Madness: Further Comic Tales of Fantasy (1998) — Contributor — 297 copies
The Mammoth Book of Haunted House Stories (2000) — Contributor — 293 copies
Witches & Warlocks: Tales of Black Magic, Old & New (1991) — Contributor — 283 copies
Sympathy for the Devil (2010) — Contributor — 281 copies
Weird Tales (1988) — Contributor — 269 copies
Dangerous Visions 1 (1967) — Contributor — 264 copies
Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos: Volume 2 (1971) — Contributor — 260 copies
Devils & Demons: A Treasury of Fiendish Tales Old & New (1991) — Contributor — 257 copies
The Best of Stanley G. Weinbaum (1974) — Afterword, some editions — 256 copies
The Mammoth Book of Pulp Fiction (1996) — Contributor — 234 copies
Shudder Again: 22 Tales of Sex and Horror (1993) — Contributor — 231 copies
Hauntings: Tales of the Supernatural (1968) — Contributor — 226 copies
Gallery of Horror (1983) — Contributor — 223 copies
Tales of the Witch World (1987) — Contributor — 223 copies
The Disciples of Cthulhu (1976) — Introduction — 218 copies
Tales of the Lovecraft Mythos (1992) — Contributor — 210 copies
Don't Open This Book! (1998) — Contributor — 203 copies
The Mammoth Book of Zombies (1993) — Contributor — 200 copies
Hot Blood: Tales of Provocative Horror (1989) — Contributor — 196 copies
Arbor House Treasury of Horror and the Supernatural (1981) — Contributor — 195 copies
The Fantasy Hall of Fame (1998) — Contributor — 192 copies
Zombies: Encounters With the Hungry Dead (2009) — Contributor — 189 copies
100 Wild Little Weird Tales (1994) — Contributor — 187 copies
Masterpieces of Mystery and Suspense (1988) — Contributor — 187 copies
Isaac Asimov Presents The Great SF Stories 1 (1939) (1939) — Contributor — 180 copies
My Favorite Fantasy Story (2000) — Contributor — 166 copies
A Century of Great Suspense Stories (2001) — Contributor — 152 copies
The Master's Choice (1979) — Contributor — 148 copies
The Book of Iod (1995) — Contributor — 142 copies
Vampire Stories (1996) — Contributor — 141 copies
Weird Tales: 32 Unearthed Terrors (1988) — Introduction; Contributor — 141 copies
Shadows (1978) — Contributor — 140 copies
My Favorite Horror Story (2007) — Contributor — 139 copies
The Nyarlathotep Cycle (1997) — Contributor — 139 copies
Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos (1969) — Author — 137 copies
Dark Masques (2001) — Contributor — 136 copies
Lovecraft Short Stories (Gothic Fantasy) (2017) — Contributor — 130 copies
A Treasury of Modern Fantasy (1981) — Contributor — 129 copies
Cutting Edge (1985) — Contributor — 126 copies
Vampires: The Greatest Stories (1997) — Contributor — 121 copies
Alfred Hitchcock's Tales to Send Chills Down Your Spine (1979) — Contributor — 121 copies
The Playboy Book of Science Fiction and Fantasy (1955) — Contributor — 116 copies
Haunted America: Star-Spangled Supernatural Stories (1990) — Contributor — 111 copies
Silver Scream (1969) — Contributor — 110 copies
Tales of Witchcraft (1991) — Contributor — 110 copies
A Taste for Blood (1992) — Contributor — 106 copies
The Ghouls (1971) — Contributor — 106 copies
The Fantastic Universe Omnibus (1960) — Contributor — 106 copies
Cyber-killers (1997) — Contributor, some editions — 106 copies
Lovecraft's Legacy (1775) — Introduction — 103 copies
Star of Stars (1960) — Contributor — 102 copies
Alfred Hitchcock Presents: 16 Skeletons from My Closet (1963) — Contributor — 102 copies
The Frankenstein Omnibus (1994) — Contributor — 101 copies
Science Fiction Showcase (1959) — Contributor — 100 copies
The Mammoth Book of Terror (1992) — Contributor — 100 copies
Stories to Stay Awake By (1971) — Contributor — 99 copies
Dark Destiny (1995) — Author — 98 copies
The Mammoth Book of Frankenstein (1994) — Contributor — 98 copies
Vamps: An Anthology of Female Vampire Stories (1987) — Contributor — 96 copies
Whispers: An Anthology of Fantasy and Horror (1977) — Contributor — 94 copies
A Treasury of American Horror Stories (1985) — Contributor — 94 copies
American Fantastic Tales: Boxed Set (2009) — Contributor — 92 copies
Unknown Worlds : Tales from Beyond (1988) — Contributor — 90 copies
The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction: 22nd Series (1977) — Contributor — 90 copies
13 More Stories They Wouldn't Let Me Do On TV (1959) — Contributor — 82 copies
Scary! Stories That Will Make You Scream (1998) — Contributor — 82 copies
The Mammoth Book of Fantasy All-Time Greats (1983) — Contributor — 81 copies
Great Short Tales of Mystery and Terror (1982) — Contributor — 79 copies
Légendes du mythe de Cthulhu : L'Appel de Cthulhu (1928) — Contributor — 79 copies
Mistletoe & Mayhem: Horrific Tales For The Holidays (1992) — Contributor — 78 copies
Magic For Sale (1983) — Contributor — 78 copies
65 Great Spine Chillers (1988) — Contributor — 78 copies
California Sorcery (1999) — Contributor — 76 copies
Between Time and Terror (1995) — Contributor — 75 copies
The Horror Hall of Fame (1991) — Contributor — 75 copies
Tales to Take Your Breath Away (1976) — Contributor — 75 copies
Noose Report (1966) — Contributor, some editions — 74 copies
New Worlds of Fantasy #3 (1971) — Contributor — 73 copies
Zombies! Zombies! Zombies! (2011) — Contributor — 73 copies
Fifty Best Mysteries (1991) — Contributor — 71 copies
Horror Times Ten (1967) — Contributor — 71 copies
The Fantastic Pulps (1975) — Contributor — 70 copies
The Oxford Book of Twentieth-Century Ghost Stories (1996) — Contributor — 70 copies
The Playboy Book of Horror and the Supernatural (1967) — Contributor — 70 copies
Tales of the Dead (1981) — Contributor — 64 copies
Famous Fantastic Mysteries (1991) — Contributor — 64 copies
Greystone Bay (1985) — Contributor — 63 copies
Masters of Fantasy (1992) — Contributor — 63 copies
The Twelve Frights of Christmas (1998) — Contributor — 63 copies
65 Great Tales of Horror (1981) — Contributor — 59 copies
Best Science Fiction for 1973 (1973) — Contributor — 59 copies
Mysterious Cat Stories (1993) — Contributor — 59 copies
Horrible Beginnings (2003) — Contributor — 58 copies
Other Worlds, Other Times (1969) — Contributor — 58 copies
Three Times Three: A Mystery Omnibus (1964) — Contributor — 57 copies
New Worlds of Fantasy #2 (1970) — Contributor — 57 copies
A Modern Treasury of Great Detective and Murder Mysteries (1994) — Contributor — 57 copies
Tales from Super-Science Fiction (2012) — Contributor — 57 copies
Virtuous Vampires (1996) — Contributor — 55 copies
The Best Horror from Fantasy Tales (1988) — Contributor — 54 copies
Murder for Halloween: Tales of Suspense (1994) — Contributor — 53 copies
Modern Masters of Horror (1963) — Contributor — 52 copies
Masques: All New Works of Horror and the Supernatural (1984) — Contributor — 50 copies
The Witchcraft Reader (1969) — Contributor — 50 copies
The Mists from Beyond (1993) — Contributor — 49 copies
Halloween Horrors (1984) — Contributor — 49 copies
Ripper (1988) — Contributor — 49 copies
Dancing With the Dark (1999) — Contributor — 49 copies
The Fourth Pan Book of Horror Stories (1963) — Contributor — 48 copies
Reel Terror (1992) — Contributor — 48 copies
Girls Night Out: Twenty-nine Female Vampire Stories (1997) — Contributor — 48 copies
Ten Tales Calculated to Give You Shudders (1972) — Contributor — 48 copies
The Century's Best Horror Fiction: Volume 2 (2011) — Contributor — 46 copies
The Mammoth Book of Body Horror (Mammoth Books) (2012) — Contributor — 46 copies
Amazing Stories: The Anthology (1995) — Contributor; Afterword — 46 copies
Far Boundaries (1951) — Contributor — 46 copies
The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction: 23rd Series (1980) — Contributor — 45 copies
Frights (1976) — Contributor — 45 copies
The Horror Hall of Fame: The Stoker Winners (2012) — Contributor — 44 copies
The Ghoul Keepers (1961) — Author — 44 copies
Amazing Stories: 60 Years of the Best Science Fiction (1985) — Contributor — 44 copies
Midnight (1985) — Contributor — 44 copies
Unknown (1988) — Contributor — 44 copies
Realms of Darkness (1985) — Contributor — 43 copies
The Best New Horror: Volume Six (1995) — Contributor — 43 copies
Alien Earth and Other Stories (1969) — Author — 42 copies
The Unexpected (1961) — Contributor — 41 copies
The Little Book of Horrors (1992) — Contributor — 41 copies
65 Great Murder Mysteries (1983) — Contributor — 41 copies
Stories To Stay Awake By [abridged] (1971) — Contributor — 41 copies
Classics of the Supernatural (1995) — Contributor — 40 copies
Red Jack (1988) — Contributor — 40 copies
Futures Unlimited (1969) — Contributor — 40 copies
The Television Late-night Horror Omnibus (1993) — Contributor — 39 copies
Science Fiction Novel: Imagination and Social Criticism (1959) — Contributor — 39 copies
Mondo Zombie (2006) — Contributor — 39 copies
Future Crime: An Anthology of the Shape of Crime to Come (1991) — Contributor — 38 copies
The Space Magicians (1971) — Contributor — 38 copies
Stories Selected from The Unexpected (1948) — Author — 38 copies
The Midnight People (1968) — Contributor — 38 copies
Last Train to Limbo (1970) — Contributor — 38 copies
The Night Fantastic (1991) — Contributor — 38 copies
Beyond the Curtain of Dark (1972) — Contributor; Contributor — 37 copies
Psychomania: Killer Stories (2014) — Introduction; Contributor — 36 copies
The Vampire Hunter's Casebook (1996) — Contributor — 36 copies
Terrors (1982) — Contributor — 36 copies
Hauntings and Horrors: Ten Grisly Tales (1969) — Contributor — 36 copies
The Evil People (1968) — Contributor — 35 copies
Invasion of the Robots (1965) — Contributor — 35 copies
The Baen Big Book of Monsters (2014) — Contributor — 34 copies
Rulers of Men (1965) — Contributor — 34 copies
H.P. LOVECRAFT: Four Decades of Criticism (1980) — Contributor — 34 copies
The Necromancers (1971) — Introduction — 34 copies
Weird Legacies (1977) — Contributor — 33 copies
Top Fantasy (1974) — Contributor — 33 copies
Midnight Specials (1977) — Contributor — 33 copies
Alien Worlds (1964) — Contributor — 32 copies
Dark Mind, Dark Heart (1962) — Contributor — 32 copies
Sea-Cursed: Thirty Terrifying Tales of the Deep (1994) — Contributor — 31 copies
The Complete Masters of Darkness (1991) — Contributor — 31 copies
Chrysalis 3 (1978) — Contributor — 30 copies
Best Of Masques (1988) — Contributor — 30 copies
Dark Voices: The Best from the Pan Book of Horror Stories (1990) — Contributor — 29 copies
October Dreams II (Anthology) (2016) — Contributor — 29 copies
Tales of the Uncanny (1983) — Contributor — 29 copies
The Tindalos Cycle (2009) — Contributor — 29 copies
Horror Hunters (1971) — Contributor — 28 copies
Mysterious Erotic Tales (1996) — Contributor — 27 copies
The Night Side: Masterpieces of the Strange and Terrible (1947) — Contributor — 27 copies
Outoja tarinoita 4 (1992) 27 copies
Angels of Darkness: Tales of Troubled and Troubling Women (1995) — Contributor — 27 copies
101 Mystery Stories (1986) — Contributor — 26 copies
The Fiend in You (1962) — Contributor — 26 copies
Weird Tales, No. 2 (1980) — Contributor — 24 copies
Great Tales of Madness and the Macabre (1990) — Contributor — 24 copies
The Fiend (1971) — Contributor — 23 copies
Nursery Crimes (1993) — Contributor — 23 copies
The Unspeakable People (1969) — Contributor — 23 copies
Tales of Dungeons and Dragons (1986) — Contributor — 23 copies
We, Robots (2010) — Contributor — 23 copies
Eastern Ghosts (1990) — Contributor — 23 copies
More Weird Tales (1976) — Contributor — 23 copies
Masterpieces of Mystery: The Fifties (1976) — Contributor — 22 copies
The Best Horror Stories (1977) — Contributor — 22 copies
6 from Worlds Beyond (1958) — Contributor — 22 copies
Strange Glory (1977) — Contributor — 22 copies
Fiends and Creatures (1975) — Contributor — 21 copies
Night chills : stories of suspense and horror (1975) — Contributor — 21 copies
Outoja tarinoita 1 (1924) 21 copies
Realms of wizardry (1976) — Contributor — 21 copies
Merchants of Menace: An Anthology of Mystery Stories (1969) — Contributor — 20 copies
Ghosts of the Heartland (1990) — Contributor — 19 copies
Alone By Night ( Tales of Unlimited Horror ) (1961) — Contributor — 19 copies
The Time Curve (1968) — Contributor — 19 copies
Tales of Terror from Outer Space (1975) — Contributor — 19 copies
The Young Oxford Book of Aliens (1998) — Contributor — 19 copies
The Human Zero (1967) — Contributor — 18 copies
La casa della strega (1994) — Contributor — 18 copies
Nightmare Reader: v. 2 (1973) — Contributor — 17 copies
Horror by Lamplight (1993) — Contributor — 17 copies
Monster Mix (1968) — Contributor — 17 copies
Nightfrights (1972) — Contributor — 17 copies
Dr. Caligari's Black Book (1968) — Contributor — 16 copies
Horrors in hiding (1973) — Contributor — 16 copies
Devil Worshipers (1990) — Contributor — 16 copies
Back from the Dead (1991) — Contributor — 16 copies
Fire and Sleet and Candlelight: New Poems of the Macabre (1961) — Contributor — 16 copies
Specter! A Chrestomathy of Spookery (1982) — Contributor — 15 copies
Torture Garden [1967 Film] (1967) — Screenwriter — 15 copies
To Be Read Before Midnight (1963) 14 copies
The Second Book of Unknown Tales of Horror (1826) — Contributor — 14 copies
The Mummy Walks Among Us (1971) 14 copies
Show Business Is Murder (1983) — Contributor — 13 copies
Creature!: A Chrestomathy of "Monstery" (1981) — Contributor — 13 copies
Young Blood (1994) — Contributor — 13 copies
Mummy: A Chrestomathy of Cryptology (1980) — Contributor — 13 copies
Northern Frights (1992) — Contributor — 12 copies
The Mystery Companion (1948) — Contributor — 12 copies
Monster Tales: Vampires, Werewolves, & Things (1973) — Introduction — 12 copies
Kauhupokkari 1 — Contributor — 11 copies
The Gifts of Asti, and other stories of science fiction (1975) — Contributor — 11 copies
The Mummy: Stories of the Living Corpse (1988) — Contributor — 11 copies
Weird Tales Volume 52 Number 3, Spring 1991 (1991) — Contributor — 11 copies
Great Stories of Mystery and Suspense 1977 Volumes 1 & 2 (1977) — Contributor — 10 copies
The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, 53. Die Trägheit des Auges. (1979) — Contributor, some editions — 10 copies
Ghastly, Ghoulish, Gripping Tales (1983) — Contributor — 10 copies
Beyond Midnight (1976) — Author — 10 copies
Lovecraftin lähteillä (1887) 10 copies
Beyond Fantasy Fiction 1953 September (1953) — Contributor — 10 copies
The 7th Fontana Book of Great Horror Stories (1972) — Contributor — 10 copies
Star Book of Horror No. 1 (1975) — Contributor — 10 copies
Jack the Knife: Tales of Jack the Ripper (1975) — Contributor — 9 copies
Tales of the Undead: Vampires and Visitants (1947) — Contributor, some editions — 9 copies
Demonic, Dangerous, and Deadly: An Anthology (1983) — Contributor — 8 copies
Legacies (2010) — Contributor — 8 copies
When the Black Lotus Blooms (1990) — Contributor — 8 copies
Mysterious, Menacing and Macabre (1981) — Contributor — 8 copies
Night Shapes (Limited) (Signed) (1995) — Afterword — 8 copies
Terrors, Terrors, Terrors (1979) — Contributor — 7 copies
Armchair Horror Collection (1994) — Contributor — 7 copies
Best Detective Stories of the Year - 1977 (1977) — Contributor — 7 copies
Spirits Spooks and Other Sinister Creatures (1984) — Contributor — 7 copies
I Can't Sleep at Night (1966) — Contributor — 6 copies
Haunts, Haunts, Haunts (1977) — Contributor — 6 copies
The Ghouls, Book Two (1974) — Contributor — 6 copies
Demons within, & other disturbing tales (1977) — Contributor — 6 copies
Eerie, Weird and Wicked (1977) — Contributor — 6 copies
Creepies, Creepies, Creepies (1977) — Contributor — 5 copies
Venomous Tales of Villainy and Vengeance: An Anthology (1984) — Contributor — 5 copies
Fantastic Universe January 1956 (1955) — Contributor — 5 copies
The Sleeping and the Dead (1963) — Contributor — 5 copies
Avon Fantasy Reader No. 16 (1951) — Contributor — 5 copies
Super Science Stories, Vol 8, No 2, June 1951 (1951) — Contributor — 5 copies
Hitchcocktail — Author, some editions — 5 copies
Huivering wekken : 26 onthutsende verhalen (1982) — Contributor — 4 copies
Worlds of Fantasy, Vol. 1 No. 3, Winter 1970 (1971) — Contributor — 4 copies
Fangoria Horror Magazine #2, October 1979 (1979) — Interview — 4 copies
Ghosttide: Tales of Horror, Dark Fantasy, Suspense (1992) — Contributor — 4 copies
The Unquiet Grave (1964) — Contributor — 4 copies
Tales of Fear & Frightening Phenomena (1982) — Contributor — 4 copies
Weird Tales Volume 30 Number 5, November 1937 — Contributor — 4 copies
Weird Tales Volume 41 Number 5, July 1949 (1949) — Contributor — 4 copies
Weird Tales Volume 32 Number 5, November 1938 — Contributor — 4 copies
Weird Tales Volume 28 Number 3, October 1936 — Contributor — 4 copies
Weird Tales Volume 28 Number 4, November 1936 — Contributor — 4 copies
Imaginative Tales July 1955 (1955) — Contributor — 4 copies
Satellite Science Fiction April 1957 — Contributor — 4 copies
Universe Science Fiction June 1953 (1953) — Contributor — 4 copies
Weird Tales Volume 30 Number 6, December 1937 (2016) — Contributor — 3 copies
Mørkets gjerninger : 21 hårreisende kriminalhistorier (2001) — Contributor — 3 copies
Weird Tales Volume 25 Number 1, January 1935 — Contributor — 3 copies
Weird Tales Volume 31 Number 6, June 1938 — Contributor — 3 copies
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Weird Tales Volume 29 Number 3, March 1937 (1937) — Contributor — 3 copies
Fantastic. No. 203 (July 1979) (1979) — Contributor — 3 copies
Weird Tales Volume 32 Number 1, July 1938 — Contributor — 2 copies
Alfred Hitchcock's Fireside Book of Suspense (1947) — Contributor — 2 copies
Voodoo: A Chrestomathy of Necromancy (1980) — Contributor — 2 copies
The nightmare reader (1973) — Contributor — 2 copies
Fantastic Chicago (1991) — Author — 2 copies
Fantastic adventures. No. 109 (July 1951) — Contributor — 2 copies
Weird Tales Volume 30 Number 1, July 1937 — Contributor — 2 copies
Nuove avventure nell'ignoto — Contributor — 2 copies
Weird Tales Volume 49 Number 1, Fall 1984 (1984) — Contributor — 2 copies
Weird Tales Volume 33 Number 4, April 1939 — Contributor — 2 copies
Journey into Mystery, Vol. 2 # 2 — Contributor — 2 copies
Mens vi taler om djævelen .... : 19 gys (1977) — Contributor — 2 copies
Weird Tales Volume 31 Number 4, April 1938 — Contributor — 2 copies
Horrifying and Hideous Hauntings (1986) — Contributor — 2 copies
Caped Fear: Superhuman Horror Stories (2022) — Contributor — 1 copy
Årstid for kranier (1974) — Author, some editions — 1 copy
Guest of Honor: Harlan Ellison — Author — 1 copy
Great Science Fiction from Fantastic No. 4 (1966) — Contributor — 1 copy
Äardwolf #2 — Contributor — 1 copy
Harper's Magazine 1989 Oct. — Contributor — 1 copy
Fantastic adventures. No. 098 (Aug. 1950) — Contributor — 1 copy
Thrilling Science Fiction, August 1973 (1973) — Contributor — 1 copy
Science Fiction Adventures January 1973 (1973) — Contributor — 1 copy
Ellery Queen's 1966 Anthology — Contributor — 1 copy

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THE DEEP ONES: "Black Bargain" by Robert Bloch in The Weird Tradition (June 2022)
Robert Bloch in The Weird Tradition (May 2014)

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1959. This book for its time is just exquisite. I’m soooooo very upset I had seen the movies before reading the book. Heck, before knowing there was a book or the joy of knowing I could read it before the movie.
Creepy, mysterious and so very unsettling is Norman and all that he is. I’m glad I finally got my hands on a copy so I can appreciate this classic and log its elements in my bank for future reads/critiques.
 
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cmpeters | 57 other reviews | Feb 2, 2024 |
It’s rare to be able enjoy a book and its movie adaptation equally. The characters are so wonderfully drawn, it’s impossible to not have strong feelings about them all, from the skin-crawling creepiness of Norman Bates to anger and impatience for the complacently incompetent sheriff. The story and the pop-psychology it depends on is a little dated now, but not enough to detract from the fun.

Sometimes the best part of a thriller is the big reveal at the end. No doubt Psycho has an excellent one, for the .0001% of readers who don’t already know. But for the rest of us, there’s no loss in reading pleasure for already knowing the book’s secrets. The author has so many tongue-in-cheek references to it, that it’s almost designed for re-reads. Every time I came across a seemingly innocent remark or reference with a double-meaning, I genuinely laughed out loud.

Audiobook, via Audible. Paul Michael Garcia’s narration is fantastic – his Norman gave me shivers, but he voiced every character and their POV perfectly. At only 5 ½ hours of audio, Psycho is just short enough to go on my annual Halloween reading list.
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Doodlebug34 | 57 other reviews | Jan 1, 2024 |
Looking through other reviews, it sounds as if the contents of this book may have differed in the US edition compared to the UK one I read, which was based on a 1974 British hardback edition, so the contents of the one I read was as follows:
The Opener of the Way
The Cloak
Beetles
The Fiddler's Fee
The Mannikin
The Strange Flight of Richard Clayton
Yours Truly, Jack the Ripper
The Seal of the Satyr
The Dark Demon
The Faceless God

For stories written in the 1930s, the tales are not so disconcerting to modern sensibilities as some of the 1950s collections I've read this year. That's not to say there are no racist stereotypes cropping up occasionally, as in one story where a very minor character is described in terms that would not be acceptable these days. Bloch avoids the endemic tendency in old pulp fiction to describe women as feeble minded and trivial, mainly by not having women at all in many of his stories, but in the 'The Cloak', where a woman does feature as an alluring and outspoken character with whom the hero is hopelessly infatuated, this turns out to have a supernatural explanation.

A couple of tales veer into HP Lovecraft territory, 'The Dark Demon' actually name-checking Lovecraft, and having a hero somewhat based upon him. If I remember rightly, as a writer in his teens, Bloch did exchange letters with Lovecraft who was a prolific correspondent, and received encouragement. His take on Lovecraft themes is more original than a lot of later derivative fiction, as he brings in new elements such as the Egyptian setting in 'The Faceless God'.

Others show originality, such as 'The Mannikin'. The same basic idea was used many years later as the basis for a very striking X-Files episode, but Bloch did it first. Another, 'The Strange Flight of Richard Clayton' is straight science fiction, but with a strong psychological component. 'The Fiddler's Fee' is a traditional folktale of dealings with the devil and foregrounds the real historical character of Paganini, or at least the character as portrayed in popular culture. 'Yours Truly, Jack the Ripper' is an intriguing tale where I did guess the twist quite early on, but I imagine people of the time would have been less likely to do so having not seen the same idea re-used in later TV shows etc. Despite that, I enjoyed the story until the aforementioned racist stereotype applied to someone in a bar caused me to stumble.

All in all, quite an interesting collection of tales of the supernatural and strange, with a science fiction story added to the mix.
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kitsune_reader | Nov 23, 2023 |
“MOTEL — VACANCY. The sign was unlit,…”

Poor, poor Mary. And lucky me! I finally got around to reading this! I've seen the movie several times, but this book adds so much depth to Norman's character and to what was going on in his mind. And to think that he's a chubby guy in these pages! Not an Anthony Hopkins type at all!
If you like the movie you'll like this book!
 
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