Yours Truly, Jack the Ripper by Robert Bloch

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Robert Bloch's ground-breaking novel Psycho introduced the world (and renowned director Alfred Hitchcock) to Norman Bates, a killer who haunted a generation of readers hungry for psychological thrills. But Bates was not the only serial slayer to inhabit the shadows cast by Bloch's pen. Witness Yours Truly, Jack the Ripper, a collection of tales that bring to life the darkest criminal legend of them all.

From the murky hell of London's East End to the far reaches of space, Bloch charts the wicked path carved by the Ripper's blade. Saucy Jack stalks the streets of 1940s Chicago in the title tale, while 'A Toy for Juliette' (from Harlan Ellison s groundbreaking Dangerous Visions anthology) sends the Ripper through the gates of time to a cold and distant future. The decks of the Starship Enterprise become Red Jack s hunting ground in Bloch's original Star Trek script, 'Wolf in the Fold.' Plus, Bloch reveals the history of the Ripper's heinous crimes and explores the controversial theories concerning the Whitechapel murderer's true identity in a pair of essays and an original novel (The Night of the Ripper), all included herein.

Close your windows to the encroaching fog. Lock your doors and turn up the gaslights. Robert Bloch awaits you...and so does Jack the Ripper.
 

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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.
 
Published November 30, 2011 by Subterranean. 336 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Horror, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The latest collection of material that Bloch (Psycho) seems to have dug out of a long-abandoned storeroom includes entertaining—albeit dated—essays, stories, a novel, and a screenplay inspired by Jack the Ripper.

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Collected within the pages of Yours Truly, Jack the Ripper are three short stories, a novel, a screenplay, and an essay, all exploring the Ripper’s legacy and impact.

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Robert Bloch (1917-1994) is remembered primarily for his novel Psycho (1959) the source of Alfred Hitchcock's film (1960).

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