Psycho Hitchcock's all-time Classic Chiller Author:Robert Bloch February 1969 Bantam Paperback edition.
When the Bates Motel loomed up out of the storm, Mary Craine thought it was her salvation. The rooms were musty but clean, and the manager, Norman Bates, seemed like a nice enough fellow, if a little strange... .
Then Mary met Norman's mother. And the butcher knife.
The nightmare had just begun... .