Psycho: Sanitariummy authorized sequel to Robert Bloch’s original novel, Psycho, is being released as a Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Press hardcover on April 12th. The book has been getting some good words from authors and reviewers already, and I thought I’d share a few here…

“Loved it. Delicious take on Bloch’s Norman Bates. Bloch is a favorite of mine and Chet Williamson’s novel captures Bloch’s cleverness, humor, as well as the disturbing aspect of making us sympathize with Norman’s sad background. This is beautifully written and realized. A creeping thriller of the sort you see so little of these days. Quiet until it isn’t. A marvelous continuation of Bloch’s character and attitudes that somehow manages to stand tall on its on two feet due to Williamson’s total grasp of the original material.” — Joe R. Lansdale, best-selling author of  HAP & LEONARD and PARADISE SKY


“Chet Williamson has brought Psycho back to frightening life, with disturbing psychological intensity and with knife-blade glittering.”
— John Shirley, bestselling author of DEMONS and screenwriter of THE CROW


“Fans of Robert Bloch rejoice! Chet Williamson’s PSYCHO: SANITARIUM brings a 21st Century sensibility and edge while remaining true to the classic pulp spirit; a fun, smart, nasty, throwback. You’ll want to read in a single sitting with the lights on. But as always, beware of Mother.”  –Paul Tremblay, author of A HEAD FULL OF GHOSTS and DISAPPEARANCE AT DEVIL’S ROCK.


“This brilliant projection of a horror classic is also a surgical deconstruction, a look not only inside the mind of a maniac, but into the milieu of ‘treatment’ of the criminally insane. There are a million reasons to read PSYCHO: SANITARIUM, but the most compelling is the lesson it teaches: Real horror is real. And never that far from home.”  –Andrew Vachss, bestselling author of AFTERSHOCK


“Effortlessly capturing the spirit of its venerable source material, Psycho: Sanitarium is a fast paced, gripping thrill ride that fans of the original books and movies will rapidly devour. Packed full of surprising twists and edge-of-your seat moments that will have you covering the next page to avoid spoiling anything, Psycho: Sanitarium comfortably lives up to the legacy of its predecessors.”       — Den of Geeks reviewpsychosanitariumpsychosanitarium

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