American Gothic

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ibooks, 2004 - Fiction - 246 pages
18 Reviews
The Castle: It looms over the streets of modern Chicago. Its stone walls conceal a maze of secret passageways and hidden rooms, private laboratories and concealed trapdoors. The Castle is home to G. Gordon Gregg, physician--murderer. His victims are young, beautiful, wealthy women. His methods are swift, scientific, and painless, his crime perfect. Until a newspaper reporter becomes suspicious. Investigating Dr. Gregg, Crystal finds herself falling in love with the charismatic surgeon, despite the danger. It is that love that seals her doom--for what G. Gordon Gregg loves, he kills....- Continuing ibooks' releases of classic thrillers by "the King of Terror": "Psycho creator Robert Bloch!

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Review: American Gothic

User Review  - Tanner - Goodreads

I try not to give 5 stars, but I was impressed. I liked the use of a strong willed heroine, which was rare in Bloch's time of writing. But not uncommon for Bloch (Lila Crane, Elinor Harris, Lori Holmes, and possibly Diana Rideaux and Daisy.) Read full review

Review: American Gothic

User Review  - Goodreads

I try not to give 5 stars, but I was impressed. I liked the use of a strong willed heroine, which was rare in Bloch's time of writing. But not uncommon for Bloch (Lila Crane, Elinor Harris, Lori Holmes, and possibly Diana Rideaux and Daisy.) Read full review

About the author (2004)

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.

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