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Crimes and Punishments -- The Lost Bloch Volume Three

Crimes and Punishments -- The Lost Bloch Volume Three

by Robert Bloch, David J. Schow and Gahan Wilson

Availability: Out of Print

Product Name Price
Crimes and Punishments Lettered Edition
Crimes and Punishments Limited Edition

The Lost Bloch explores the "missing" novels of Robert Bloch -- written for the pulps in the 1940s and '50s, seldom reprinted, overlooked because they were rarely collected or offered in book form. Each volume contains one or more such "lost" works in addition to several novella-length stories of equivalent vintage. Volume One also incorporates an interview with the man himself, on these topics and more.


Edited by David J. Schow

Dustjacket art by Bernie Wrightson
Introduction by Gahan Wilson

Limited: 750 autographed numbered copies
Lettered: 26 autographed traycased copies


With great care Stanley Colfax laid his plans for his own funeral -- except for the nails in the coffin! It was murder!

The shambles of Gein, the murders of Holmes, and the bounty of Bloch are explored in The Lost Bloch, Vol. Three: Crimes and Punishments -- a monstrous mix of true crime and made-up mystery, spiced with a dash of the supernatural in the fetching form of a belle from Hell.

Perpetuating the acclaimed reputation garnered by Volume One: The Devil With You! and Volume Two: Hell on Earth, this newest entry in the Lost Bloch series resurrects novelette and novella-length Blochiana, rarely or never-reprinted pulp pieces often overlooked because they were never published as stand-alone books.

The centerpiece of Crimes and Punishments is the novella-length study, "Dr. Holmes' Murder Castle" -- the closest Bloch ever came to writing a true-crime book, chronicling the homicidal reign of terror perpetrated by H. H. Holmes, America's most outrageous (and least-known) serial killer. Bob's prodigious output for the classic mystery pulps is represented by "It's Your Own Funeral" and other selections, while his more fanciful and fantastic side gives vent to the novella "Hell's Angel." The chaser? A stiff shot of Bob's observations on another real-life murderer, "The Shambles of Ed Gein."

But wait, there's more -- another inimitable interview with Bob in his own words, conducted by Douglas E. Winter, plus an expository piece by series editor David J. Schow, and a celebrity foreword by world-famous author, critic and illustrator Gahan Wilson.

On my murder-bus I carried a strange, cold conductor -- who had already punched my ticket for the hungry, waiting gallows!

Limited: 750 autographed and numbered copies bound in full cloth, with a full-color dustjacket: $40
Lettered: 26 autographed copies bound in deluxe cloth, housed in a handcrafted traycase: $150

Additional Information

Authors Bloch, Robert, Schow, David J., Wilson, Gahan
Artists Wrightson, Bernie
Type Collection
ISBN 978-1-93108-116-0
Year 2011
Month 8
Print Status Out of Print
Shippable Yes
Series The Lost Bloch
Series Number 3
Length 284 pages



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