Norman Bates (and his mother) run the Bates Motel by an isolated road side. Norman has a particular interest in taxidermy. Alfred Hitchcock directed the Hollywood film, starring Anthony Perkins and Janet Leigh.
.... is Norman Bates, who lives an "orderly and ordained" life with the mother he would like "to strangle with her silver cord". But it is Mother who kills the pretty girl who comes to spend the night at his motel, the insurance detective who follows a lead there, and, while it is a local Sheriff who finally puts Norman where he belongs, it is the psychiatrists who put together the fragments of the crime and a fragmented personality.... Garishly pathological, but for the reader- a strait-jacket which is sure to immobilize them. (Kirkus Reviews)