For those of you who have missed out on Robert McCammon’s incredible Matthew Corbett series, this is definitely the year to catch up!
Other publishers have published the first two books, Speaks the Nightbird (Trade Paperback • eBook • Audiobook) and The Queen of Bedlam (Trade Paperback • eBook • Audiobook), and now we’re publishing the World’s First trade paperback editions of Mister Slaughter, The Providence Rider, The River of Souls, Freedom of the Mask, and Cardinal Black… leading up to our publication of the World’s First trade hardcover edition of The King of Shadows on December 6, 2022! (Buy all five of our trade paperbacks in a special bundle that is shipping NOW and features one book signed by Robert McCammon!)
There has never been a better year to enter the world and times of Matthew Corbett!
Cardinal Black by Robert McCammon
First Time Ever In Trade Paperback!
December 1703 finds Berry Grigsby fallen victim to Professor Fell’s involuntary drug experiments. Her mind is quickly deteriorating under the drug’s influence, and the only way to save her is a potion book that was stolen in an attack on the village orchestrated by a mysterious madman going by the name Cardinal Black.
Matthew Corbett has volunteered to travel with Julian Devane, a self-proclaimed “fool and bad man” in the employ of Professor Fell, to hunt down the potion book. They follow the trail to London, where the book will be sold at a secret auction. Matthew and Julian manage to secure a seat at the auction by masquerading as respected and feared underground operatives, but to prevail in their high-stakes mission, they will require help from a very unlikely source. Even if they are successful, their race to save Berry Grigsby will leave a trail of destruction in its wake.
Cardinal Black is another extraordinary achievement from one of America’s most skilled authors, and it features some of the most memorable, compelling, and chilling characters in the Matthew Corbett series to date, each with their own competing agendas. This masterful historical adventure is perfectly balanced for long-time fans of the series and new readers alike who are now joining the adventure.
Reviews and Praise:
“Relentlessly paced… As usual, McCammon dazzles the reader with gritty historical detail, vivid local color, and a cast of memorable grotesques.”
— Publishers Weekly
“The Corbett novels are rich, atmospheric stories, the kind of historical mystery that makes the reader feel as though he really has stepped back in time. Matthew is a very well designed character, very much a man of his time but also ahead of his time, as though he has stepped out of a modern-day crime lab into the early eighteenth century.”
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Read more about The King of Shadows, the eighth installment in the Matthew Corbett series, which will be published on December 6, 2022, by clicking on the cover: