AMERICAN GOTHIC by Robert Bloch
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AMERICAN GOTHIC

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Based on a true case, this is a charred horror story of a man, a dapper man in a white suit with a waxed mustache and a blue beard -- a doctor of sorts who bottled his own Electric Elixir, a womanizer of greater persuasion, and a multiple murderer who fashioned his own stockyard in the cellar of the castle he constructed at the time of the Chicago World's Fair. Crystal, a young reporter and a cheerfully stubborn investigator, looks into all the suddenly missing persons in the large house with sliding mirrors and disappearing staircases. An only too knowing fleshcrawler to be enjoyed, enjoyed.

Pub Date: May 1st, 1974
Publisher: Simon & Schuster