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The new Bates Motel is a tourist attraction, a re-creation of the infamous murder site, and the developers are already counting their profits. But there’s a new exhibit that nobody expected: the bloody corpse of a teenage girl crumpled in the front hall, stabbed to death. Among the avalanche of press and publicity is reporter and true-crime book writer Amelia Haines, who is studying the original Psycho killings. To her, the new murders are a golden opportunity; if she can become part of the investigation, perhaps track down the killer herself, then her fame and fortune will be assured. But catching the madman won’t be easy: the town is full of suspects, and Amy’s best informants keep turning up murdered. If she isn’t careful, Amelia Haines may become the next permanent guest at the Bates Motel.

Robert Bloch (1917–1994) was a horror, suspense, and science fiction writer and screenwriter, best known for the novel Psycho. Altogether, he wrote over 220 stories collected in over two dozen collections, two dozen novels, screenplays for a dozen movies, and three Star Trek episodes. His many awards include the Nebula, Hugo, and World Fantasy awards (including Lifetime Achievement), and five Bram Stoker Awards. His autobiography, Once around the Bloch, was his last major work.

©1990 Robert Bloch (P)2012 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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“Bloch’s superb storytelling skills, combined with his masterful use of tension and suspense, make for excellent reading.” (School Library Journal)

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I thought this was the best book of the trilogy. This book had very few slow spots and it was full of constant plot development

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  • 11-07-13

Psycho III

Back in Norman's hometown, the Bates house is being made into a tourist attraction. Days before its grand opening a young girl is murdered in the foyer after sneaking in at night. Numerous other murders follow, but if Norman's dead, who is doing all the killing?