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Retail Price: $19.99
Publication Date: July 19, 2022
Page Count: 364 pages
The world of Colonial America comes vibrantly to life in this masterful historical thriller by Robert McCammon.
New York City. 1702. Matthew Corbett, an apprentice problem-solver for the London-based Herrald Agency, accepts an unusual and hazardous commission. Together with his colleague, Hudson Greathouse, he agrees to escort the notorious mass murderer Tyranthus Slaughter from an asylum outside Philadelphia to the docks of New York. Along the way, Slaughter makes his captors a surprising—and extremely tempting—offer. Their response to this offer sets in motion a series of astonishing, ultimately catastrophic events.
Mister Slaughter is at once a classic portrait of an archetypal serial killer and an exquisitely detailed account of a fledgling nation still in the process of inventing itself. Suspenseful, illuminating, never less than compulsively readable, it is, by any measure, an extraordinary achievement, the largest accomplishment to date from one of our most gifted—and necessary—writers.
Lividian Publications is proud to be publishing multiple volumes of Robert McCammon’s Matthew Corbett series in trade paperback for the first time ever. These editions feature brand new cover artwork by Vincent Chong created exclusively for these editions.
Reviews and Praise:
“The rousing narrative details Matthew’s dogged pursuit of the indestructible Tyranthus as the killer cuts a bloody swath through the Pennsylvania wilderness. McCammon shows a sure hand balancing scenes of Matthew’s quiet contemplation with the cold-blooded carnage that makes his quarry’s name so appropriate.”
— Publishers Weekly
“Fans of dark historicals will enjoy this thrill ride, but they should be ready for some heavy-handed violence with a balance of historical context and intrigue.”
— Library Journal
“Combining the best elements of detective, historical, horror and conspiracy fiction, this is a book and a series that deserves a wide readership.”
— Sense of Wonder
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