Seven Shades of Evil: Stories from Matthew Corbett’s World will be published by Lividian Publications in October 2023. The book contains stories set in the world of Matthew Corbett and featuring various characters from the previous novels. Lividian has revealed the Table of Contents:

  • *The Four Lamplighters (features Matthew and Hudson)
  • Night Ride (features Matthew)
  • The House at the Edge of the World (features Hudson)
  • The Scorpion’s Eye (features Minx)
  • *Skeleton Crew (features Katherine)
  • The Pale Pipesmoker (features Katherine and Minx)
  • *Wandering Mary (features Matthew)
  • *Incident on The Lady Barbara (features Berry)

“*” indicates stories that are new to this collection. Two of the others were previously published in limited editions, and the other two were published on

From Lividian Publications:

JUST ANNOUNCED! Seven Shades of Evil by Robert McCammon!

Seven Shades of Evil by Robert McCammon
Brand New Trade Hardcover Coming This October!
Preorder Today, Pay When the Books Are Ready to Ship!

Lividian Publications is proud to be publishing a deluxe trade hardcover edition of Seven Shades of Evil by Robert McCammon, the ninth volume in his acclaimed Matthew Corbett series. This beautiful hardcover edition features exclusive Vincent Chong full-color artwork for the dust jacket and will be published this October in a very limited First Edition/First Printing run!

About the Book:
Seven Shades of Evil is the ninth volume in bestselling author Robert McCammon’s acclaimed series of historical thrillers featuring Matthew Corbett, and this fascinating installment features a wide range of adventures undertaken by both Matthew and his friends over the years.

From murder plots that aren’t what they seem, to creepy forests with possible supernatural evils, to a remote manor whose occupants are in the clutches of a ruthless master, these stories are an intriguing blend of everything wonderful that has drawn readers to the Matthew Corbett series for more than twenty years.

Seven Shades of Evil is the penultimate volume in the Matthew Corbett series, and the perfect table setter for the final adventure of the multifaceted character USA Network has called “the Early American James Bond.” This is another masterful volume from one of America’s most skilled authors, featuring some of his most memorable, compelling, and chilling characters.

Read more or place your preorder (no payment required yet) on our website!

Or read more about the signed, slipcased, and numbered Limited Edition and join the Wait List:


Luzifer Verlag has published their hardcover German translation of Freedom of the Mask, the sixth book in the Matthew Corbett series. The book features great cover art by Michael Schubert, who did the art for the other titles, too. Matthew Corbett and der Maskierte Rächer is available now from the Luzifer Verlag website, as well as from Amazon DE and other retailers. It’s also available in ebook formats.

Lividian Publications is publishing three more Robert McCammon novels in trade paperback formats in 2023!

The Border will be published on July 25, The King of Shadows will be published on September 19, and The Listener will be published on December 12.

In addition to offering the books separately, Lividian will offer a bundle of a limited run of true first printings of these trade paperbacks. This bundle of all three books is for collectors, to be shipped together, that are guaranteed to be from the first printings and are marked as such on their copyright pages. Books purchased individually or from Amazon, et al, may be print-on-demand books, due to the worldwide shortage of paper that’s still happening.

The combined retail value of the three books is $72.97, but the bundle price is just $49 and supplies are limited!

For more details, please visit the product pages at Lividian Publications:

Here is Vincent Chong’s new cover for the trade paperback edition of The King of Shadows:

Audible has acquired the audiobook rights to Seven Shades of Evil, the next book in the Matthew Corbett series. Seven Shades of Evil features stories set in Matthew Corbett’s world. If all goes according to plan, it will be released in Fall 2023 by Lividian Publications in lettered, limited, and trade hardcovers, in ebook by Open Road, and an Audible audiobook. The official announcement of the book’s release is coming in May.

Lividian Publications posted their schedule for several upcoming Robert McCammon releases this year. You can read their entire post here.

The Matthew Corbett news is that 2023 will see the release of Seven Shades of Evil, the collection of short stories from Matthew Corbett’s World, including four new stories, and a trade paperback release of The King of Shadows on September 19, 2023! They’re also releasing a limited edition of Gone South and trade paperbacks of The Listener and The Border.

Here are the excerpts from their announcement regarding the Matthew books:

* Three new Robert McCammon trade paperbacks will be announced publicly for preorder on April 24 through the Lividian website and some of our favorite retailers, along with Amazon and the other big chains.  The Border will be published on July 25, The King of Shadows will be published on September 19, and The Listener will be published on December 12. There will be a “first printing” bundle of all three books, which will ship in July. Join our mailing list for the official announcement.

* In early May, we will be announcing our trade hardcover, Limited Edition, and Lettered Edition of Seven Shades of Evil by Robert McCammon, the next volume in his acclaimed Matthew Corbett series. The Limited Edition and Lettered Edition will be offered on May 1 to those who purchased the same edition of The King of Shadows directly from our site. On May 3, my Patreon supporters will be offered their advance ordering window. Any copies of the Limited Edition and Lettered Edition that remain, along with the trade hardcover, will be offered to the Lividian mailing list and via our favorite retailers on May 8.

I highly recommend you sign up for the McCammon-News mailing list and the Lividian Publications mailing list!


It’s publication day for the trade hardcover edition of The King of Shadows, book eight in Robert McCammon’s Matthew Corbett series! Copies ordered from Lividan Publications and their resellers are signed. Copies ordered from Amazon, B&N, etc, are not. Signed copies can also be ordered from the Alabama Booksmith (they also have a few other signed books available).

Order The King of Shadows from Lividian Publications | Alabama Booksmith (signed) | Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | B&N

Audiobook: Audible US | Audible CA | Amazon UK | Audible AU

Ebook: Kindle (Amazon US) | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AUBarnes & Noble  | Kobo | Kobo CA | iTunes | Google

From the Lividian Publications website:

Lividian Publications is proud to be publishing a deluxe trade hardcover edition of The King of Shadows by Robert McCammon, the eighth volume in his acclaimed Matthew Corbett series. This beautiful hardcover edition features new Vincent Chong full-color artwork for the dust jacket.

Retail Price: $37.50
Publication Date: December 6, 2022
Page Count: 472

Please note: this trade hardcover edition contains the exact same text as the Limited Edition, but with different spacing for the interior page design, to reduce the page count and keep the retail price as reasonable as possible in the current market. It’ll still be very readable!

Production Features for the FIRST PRINTING only:
• Full-color dust jacket artwork by Vincent Chong (different from the Limited Edition)
• Offset printed on an acid-free archival quality paper stock
• Hot foil stamping on the spine
• Smyth-sewn to create a more durable binding
• Twine head and tail bands
• Colored endpapers

About the Book:
It’s January of 1704, and Matthew Corbett continues his mission to Italy, accompanied by Hudson Greathouse and former enemy Professor Fell. They seek Brazio Valeriani and information about the mirror created by his father, the sorcerer Ciro. Legend claims the mirror can be used to summon demons from beyond.

But fate has other plans for Matthew as their ship is disabled by a pod of whales, and they seek refuge on a secluded island. The islanders welcome them with a massive feast, but all is not what it seems. As the island pulls them deeper into its influence, the castaways struggle to maintain their grip on reality, even their very identity. Matthew must keep his wits about him and solve the mystery enshrouding the other side of the island, where an active volcano looms and a secretive creature lurks.

The King of Shadows is the eighth installment in bestselling author Robert McCammon’s acclaimed series of historical thrillers featuring Matthew Corbett, a brave “problem-solver” who now faces a challenging foe that threatens to take over his most valuable resource: his own mind.

About the Author:
Robert McCammon is the New York Times bestselling author of twenty-six books. He is the winner of five Bram Stoker Awards and a World Fantasy Award. He is best known for Swan Song (1987), The Wolf’s Hour (1989), and Boy’s Life (1991). More recently, McCammon has published The Five, which Stephen King called his best novel ever, and The Border, and is writing the Matthew Corbett series, a nine-book series of historical thrillers that USA Network has called “the Early American James Bond.” McCammon lives in Birmingham, Alabama.

Reviews and Praise:
“Admirers of action-packed suspense with paranormal elements… will find much to like.”
Publishers Weekly

Lividian Publications released the following announcement:

The King of Shadows by Robert McCammon
Signed Copies of the 1st Printing!

We’re very pleased to announce a surprise bonus for The King of Shadows trade hardcover edition, which will be published on December 6.

Earlier this year, Robert McCammon generously agreed to sign signature sheets for this edition, which means that any copies ordered directly from Lividian Publications or one the retailers below will be a 1st printing signed by the author. This includes copies already ordered, you do not need to order again.

Bad Moon Books * Camelot Books * Cemetery Dance Publications * Dark Regions * Kathmandu Books * Overlook Connection * SST Publications (UK Store!) * Subterranean Press * Ziesings

The Alabama Booksmith is also receiving 1st printing copies, but without the signed tip sheet because Robert McCammon will be visiting their store for a launch event and personally signing all of their copies. If you cannot attend this signing, you can also preorder a copy through their website.

Please Note: We’ve received a surge of orders over the last six weeks and we’ve reached the point where Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and the other bigger retailers will not be getting first printings. Given the current supply chain problems with the printers, there is no way to rush a second printing in time for pub day, so we will also be publishing this title as a print-on-demand hardcover using the same printer Cemetery Dance used for Gwendy’s Final Task. If you order from a bigger retailer, the odds are good that is what you will receive. They’re still very nice books, and a huge leap forward from where POD was just five years ago, but we wanted to be clear that those copies wouldn’t be part of the offset 1st printing we’re talking about above.

Read more or reserve your copy today!

If you haven’t read this incredible series yet, please visit the The Matthew Corbett Trade Paperback SIGNED First Printing Bundle product page for more information about how you can order the new trade paperbacks including one SIGNED by Robert McCammon.