The Cunning

The Cunning

Robert Bloch

Horror / Mystery & Thrillers / Science Fiction & Fantasy

The CHILLS That's what they all felt that day. Warren Clark felt it as he watched his wife get ready to meet her lover. Joe Marks felt it as soon as Irene told him to expect company. Carrie Humphreys had the creeps so bad she kept looking over her shoulder - instead of at the neighbours. The CREEPS Emily Nesbitt got them when she saw strangers sneaking into exclusive Eden Estates. Warren got them each time he though about the red truck that accelerated as he crossed in front of it. They all sensed something evil lurking in the shadows, but no one dared to mention it - until they were caught int he deadly grip of the... The CUNNING
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Night World (R)

Night World (R)

Robert Bloch

Horror / Mystery & Thrillers / Science Fiction & Fantasy

Robert Bloch, the creator of Psycho, takes you into the inner recesses of the mind of a madman. A man bent on revenge that comes out of the night, grabbing its victims by the throat and giving no quarter. — From the moment Karen Raymond entered the sanatorium, she knew something was terribly wrong. The doctors had been brutally murdered, the patients had escaped. Was she to be the killers next victim?
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Twilight Zone

Twilight Zone

Robert Bloch

Horror / Mystery & Thrillers / Science Fiction & Fantasy

In Twilight Zone: - wordt Bill, een door het uitblijven van promotie gefrustreerde verkoper, geterrorisserd door de vleesgeworden haar die hij in zich meedraagt; - maken duivelse krachten op een vliegtuigvleugel van computerdeskundige Valentine een amok makende psychopaat; - komt Helen terecht in een wereld die beheerst wordt door de fantasie van een kind; - wordt het plezier van een eeuwige jeugd werkelijkheid voor die bejaarden die nog kunnen dromen.
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Mysteries of the Worm

Mysteries of the Worm

Robert Bloch

Horror / Mystery & Thrillers / Science Fiction & Fantasy

Robert Bloch has become one with his fictional counterpart Ludvig Prinn: future generations of readers will know him as an eldritch name hovering over a body of nightmare texts. To know them will be to know him. And thus we have decided to release a new and expanded third edition of Robert Bloch’s Mysteries of the Worm. This collection contains four more Mythos tales–”The Opener of the Way”, “The Eyes of the Mummy”, “Black Bargain”, and “Philtre Tip”–not included in the first two editions.
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The Complete Stories, Vol. 1: Final Reckonings

The Complete Stories, Vol. 1: Final Reckonings

Robert Bloch

Horror / Mystery & Thrillers / Science Fiction & Fantasy

Best known as the author of "Psycho", Robert Bloch is world-renowned for his stories of horror, mystery, fantasy, and science fiction. Many of the 25 stories in this first volume of "The Complete Stories of Robert Bloch" have been unavailable for decades. The stories are in his classic style of gripping suspense, science fiction and fantasy. As Bloch writes, "These stories in this collection have a common theme; they deal with monsters. Some of the monsters are human, some are not-- but all of them embody, in one way or another, the fears common to us in our dreams. We call these monsters by many names-- ghosts, vampires, extraterrestrials, changelings. But we recognize them for what they are; manifestations of the secret dreads and desires which lurk beneath the surface of consciousness." "Bloch has become a virtual fixture on the popular culture landscape." --Publishers Weekly "If you're not familiar with Bloch's short fiction, find someone to borrow this from; if you already are familiar, you know that you want to own these volumes." --Locus
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Psycho

Psycho

Robert Bloch

Horror / Mystery & Thrillers / Science Fiction & Fantasy

It was a dark and stormy night when Mary Crane glimpsed the unlit neon sign announcing the vacancy at the Bates motel. Exhausted, lost, and at the end of her rope, she was eager for a hot shower and a bed for the night. Her room was musty but clean and the plumbing worked. Norman Bates, the manager, seemed nice, if a little odd.
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The Best of Robert Bloch

The Best of Robert Bloch

Robert Bloch

Horror / Mystery & Thrillers / Science Fiction & Fantasy

Contents: xi · Robert Bloch: The Man Who Wrote Psycho · Lester del Rey · in 1 · Yours Truly, Jack the Ripper · ss Weird Tales Jul ’43 21 · Enoch · ss Weird Tales Sep ’46 39 · Catnip · ss Weird Tales Mar ’48 55 · The Hungry House · ss Imagination Apr ’51 79 · The Man Who Collected Poe · ss Famous Fantastic Mysteries Oct ’51 97 · Mr. Steinway · ss Fantastic Apr ’54 113 · The Past Master · nv Bluebook Jan ’55 141 · I Like Blondes · ss Playboy Jan ’56 153 · All on a Golden Afternoon · nv F&SF Jun ’56 185 · Broomstick Ride · ss Super Science Fiction Dec ’57 197 · Daybroke · ss Star Science Fiction Magazine Jan ’58 209 · Sleeping Beauty [“The Sleeping Redheads”] · ss Swank Mar ’58 225 · Word of Honor · ss Playboy Aug ’58 237 · The World-Timer · nv Fantastic Aug ’60 271 · That Hell-Bound Train · ss F&SF Sep ’58 289 · The Funnel of God · nv Fantastic Jan ’60 319 · Beelzebub · ss Playboy Dec ’63 329 · The Plot Is the Thing · ss F&SF Jul ’66 337 · How Like a God · ss Galaxy Apr ’69 355 · The Movie People · ss F&SF Oct ’69 269 · The Oracle · ss Penthouse May ’71 377 · The Learning Maze · ss The Learning Maze, ed. Roger Elwood, Messner, 1974 393 · Author’s Afterword: “Will the Real Robert Bloch Please Stand Up?” · aw
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The Kidnapper

The Kidnapper

Robert Bloch

Horror / Mystery & Thrillers / Science Fiction & Fantasy

Steve Collins is looking for the Big Score, the crime that will set him up for life. He thinks he's found it. He's going to kidnap Shirley Mae Warren, daughter of a wealthy banker and industrialist. The $200,000 ransom will get Collins his new start. He can't do it alone. He'll need help. First, Shirley Mae's nanny, Mary - for her, Collins is the perfect lover. Then, a driver and front man - the man Collins calls his best friend. The plan goes wrong. The child dies. And Collins sacrifices all - friend, lover - to save himself.
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Lori

Lori

Robert Bloch

Horror / Mystery & Thrillers / Science Fiction & Fantasy

    Lori Holmes has everything-doting parents, a happy home, a brand-new college degree, and a wonderful fiance-until fire destroys her home and family, until grief turns love to ashes, until nightmares steal the peace of sleep from her tormented mind.     Step by step, an innocent young woman is drawn into a web of deceit, murder, and supernatural danger Death awaits-but will Lori be victim…or killer?      ***          From Publishers Weekly     Bloch, whose professional career is now in its 55th year, still manages to write with the same enthusiasm and in the same voice he used in the novels of his prime (c. 1954-1964). A master of pulp fiction, Bloch always sets up an intriguing premise. In this case, a recently orphaned young woman whose parents have died in a mysterious fire discovers a school yearbook older than she is-with her picture printed in it. Bloch piles mystery upon mystery, adds unsavory characters, false leads and several violent deaths, before resolving the whole thing in a typically complicated and unbelievable fashion. Despite, or because of, all this, it's great fun-the thrills and the puzzles keep the reader engaged all the way through, and the prose is befittingly purple.      ***          From Library Journal     Lori returns from college graduation to find her parents dead, her home burned. In the wreckage, a daffy psychic finds an old college yearbook containing a photo that looks just like Lori. The "twin" is Priscilla Fairmount, who disappeared in 1968-the year of Lori's birth. Lori begins having nightmares and becomes convinced that Priscilla is trying to possess her mind. Under police suspicion for the fire and for the murder of her family lawyer, she receives help from her psychiatrist to find out who the mysterious Priscilla is. Although the story is interesting, most of the characters are two-dimensional. Lori is particularly disappointing: dependent on everyone else to solve the mystery, she herself does nothing but indulge in stream-of-consciousness wordplay. Not bad, but one expects better from the author of American Gothic (1974) and the film classic Psycho (1959).      ***          "Lori is all that Bloch's hordes of admirers could wish: inimitably written, ingeniously sustained, and spinecnilling as only Bloch can be!"     - Ramsey Campbell          "A new Bloch of terror? Look in the mirror and repeat after me: he's baaaack! Now go read it and tremble!"     - Harlan Ellison          "It's a terrifying read shot through with those dark glints of humor only Bob seems to know how to find-a book made for a stormy afternoon with a big cup of hot chocolate somewhere near at hand. Lori was made for suspense addicts like myself who like to take their poison straight; compulsive reading and imaginative plotting. I loved it!"     - Stephen King          "He has become part of the popular psyche, has Robert Bloch. A dark part, to be sure, but a permanent one."     - Gahan Wilson          "Robert Bloch knows every twist conclusion available and probably invented most of them. Any time devoted to studying this master is time well spent."     - Fangoria          "Robert Bloch is one of the all-time masters."     - Peter Straub
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Black Bargain and Other Raw Deals

Black Bargain and Other Raw Deals

Robert Bloch

Horror / Mystery & Thrillers / Science Fiction & Fantasy

Deals with the devil, vampire cloaks, time machine, and atomic bombs are some of the ingredients in this Horror Master's recipe. Elements of Fantasy, Science Fiction and Horror co-mingle into a unique flavor that can only be Robert Bloch. Ten stories of that will leave you up at night! Stories included are: Black Bargain, Founding Fathers, The Past Master, Daybroke, The Tunnel of Love, The Hungry Eye, The Old College Try, Unspeakable Betrothal, The Goddess of Wisdom, and The Cloak. From the author of Psycho!
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