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Byline: BILL THOMPSON
Bruce Strauch seems a rather sober sort. Just the kind of fellow one might expect to be an associate professor of law in The Citadel's School of Business. But then you notice that light in the back of his eyes, the slightly diabolical cast to it.
Is it simply runaway imagination or does this disarmingly pleasant chap, author of six mass-market horror novels with his wife, Katina, have a dark side?
If he does, it's laced with humor.
Witness his latest, "Southern Psycho Tales" (Parkway Publishers), cheekily billed as "a collection of twisted and gut-bustingly funny stories of Southern madness and mayhem."
Strauch's "entertainingly bizarre imagination" comes with the territory, of course. He is a Southerner. Never mind that his dad was a Yankee.
An adopted Charlestonian, the 1969 grad of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill describes himself as having published a string of "stupefyingly dull" academic journal …