“Yours Truly, Jack the Ripper” by Robert Bloch

by kattomic

“Yours Truly, Jack the Ripper” by Robert Bloch

03.29.12

Story 88/366

Next to his novel Psycho, Bloch may be most famous for this short story, which was originally published in Weird Tales in 1943.  He wrote hundreds of stories (under dozens of pseudonyms) in many different genres, winning a Hugo in 1958 for his fantasy story, “That Hell-Bound Train.”  H.P. Lovecraft was one of Bloch’s mentors and influenced his early writing. Endearingly, Bloch was not just a genre writer, he was also a fan.  (Yes, he used to make appearances at San Diego Comic-Con!!)  “Yours Truly, Jack the Ripper” has a pure horror take on the identity of the most famous serial killer in history. The story is not online but it’s been widely anthologized.  It is the title story of this collection.

See you tomorrow!

 

See you tomorrow!

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