Robert Bloch (April 5, 1917 – September 23, 1994) is one of the grandfathers of modern American horror and suspense, with a career spanning over 60 years. A prolific, multiple award-winning writer of more than 30 novels and hundreds of short stories who worked in many genres, Bloch’s straightforward prose, clever twists, and cutting wit were hallmarks of his work. His early stories appeared in Weird Tales in the mid-1930s. He corresponded with H.P. Lovecraft, Clark Ashton Smith, and August Derleth during the magazine’s heyday. He went on to find success in other pulps and genres, working extensively in Hollywood after Hitchcock’s adaptation of his most famous novel, Psycho. He wrote teleplays for Thriller, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Star Trek, Night Gallery, and Tales from the Darkside, to name just a few. Bloch died of cancer in 1994, but his work and memory live on. You can view the featured photo and many others at wisconsinhistory.org.
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These cover scans are from the library of author Christopher Fulbright.
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The Kidnapper is my favorite by him. Brilliant book