Polish publisher Vesper has announced that their translation of The Queen of Bedlam will be released on October 11, 2023. From their Facebook announcement (translation by Facebook) for Królowa Bedlam:
10.11.2023 “Królowa Bedlam” Robert McCammon
The second of the highly-anticipated October premieres is the follow-up of Robert McCammon’s “Zewu nocnego ptaka”.
Robert McCammon once again gives a description of incredible imagination and literary art. Plastic descriptions, characteristic characters, dynamic action and a great dose of humor create a gripping historical crime that will remain in the memory of every reader for a long time.
The book will be published in a hard frame, Janusz Ochab is responsible for the translation, the cover was designed by Maciej Kamuda. The novel has less than 700 pages. The retail price of the book is 89.90 PLN, in our online bookstore you can buy it for 54 PLN + shipping cost. Pre orders will start next week.
Polish publisher Vesper has revealed the cover to their upcoming translation of Robert McCammon’s The Queen of Bedlam, the second book in the Matthew Corbett series. The book is on-track for publication in October 2023. Vesper previously released a translation of Speaks the Nightbird in 2022. The cover art is by Maciej Kamuda. More info when it’s released!
Russian publisher Azbooka has released the cover art for their upcoming translation of The Queen of Bedlam. This will be the second time The Queen of Bedlam has been published in Russia. The book will also include the Matthew Corbett short story “Night Ride,” which was originally published on this website. The translation is by Victoria Yakovleva.
No release date has been announced yet.
Azbooka released Boy’s Life, Swan Song, The Listener, Speaks the Nightbird, and The Border earlier this year. They currently also hold the translation rights to They Thirst, Stinger, and Mister Slaughter.
On October 1, 2020, Australian audio publisher Bolinda Publishing will release Robert McCammon’s The Queen of Bedlam, complete and unabridged, as a 2-disc MP3 CD set. The recording is the Audible production narrated by Edoardo Ballerini. Bolinda previously released the audio productions of Speaks the Nightbird as an MP3 CD and Freedom of the Mask on Audio CD and MP3 CD.
The set can be ordered from Amazon AU. It can also be ordered from Book Depository in the UK, with free worldwide shipping.
Artist Александр Павлов (Alexander) from Russia sent in a new illustration he did based on The Queen of Bedlam. You can find a larger version, as well as more of his art, on Alexander’s page in the Fan Art Gallery.
We are happy to announce that Crossroad Press is publishing ebook editions of several Robert McCammon novels in the UK, Europe, and other regions not controlled by the U.S. Until now, all of the books published by Subterranean Press have only been available in ebook form in the U.S. and Canada.
Note:This is the English-language ebook. While it’s available in France, Germany, etc, it’s the English edition. A German translation of The Queen of Bedlam will be published in the future by Luzifer Verlag.
German publisher Luzifer Verlag recently published volume one of their translation of Robert McCammon’s Speaks the Nightbird. You can read more about Matthew Corbett und die Hexe von Fount Royal on the Luzifer Verlag blog. Volume two is planned for release in early 2018.
Artist Vincent Chong posted these illustrations from the Subterranean Press limited edition of The Queen of Bedlamon his blog this morning. The Queen of Bedlam is available as a signed, slipcased, limited edition from Subterranean Press. It can be purchased here.
Robert McCammon’s THE QUEEN OF BEDLAM in Stock and Shipping
Those who’ve been collecting Robert McCammon’s Matthew Corbett series will be pleased—as we are!—that the second entry, The Queen of Bedlam, is now available as a signed, limited edition that matches Mister Slaughter,The Providence Rider, and The River of Souls. Each of the titles has a different flavor, with Queen being a long (over 630 pages) excursion into the darkest corners of Colonial era New York, as Matthew Corbett tracks the killer known only as “The Masker.”
When it was originally published, The Queen of Bedlam drew a starred review from Publishers Weekly:
Set in Manhattan in 1703, this spellbinding sequel to Speaks the Nightbird (2002) from bestseller McCammon finds Matthew Corbett, a 23-year-old magistrate’s clerk, on the trail of the Masker, a killer who stalks prominent businessmen. Matthew stumbles on the bodies of two of the Masker’s victims, including pederast Eben Ausley, the headmaster of the orphanage Matthew once reluctantly called home… McCammon brilliantly captures colonial New York and closes with a tantalizing cliffhanger that suggests more exciting sleuthing to come.
About the Book:
Matthew Corbett first appeared in 2002’s Speaks the Nightbird, the novel which signaled Robert McCammon’s return to fiction after a decade long absence. Five years later, in another significant event, Matthew reappeared in The Queen of Bedlam, a book that firmly established him as the central figure in the best historical adventure series going.
The Queen of Bedlam opens in 1702, some three years after the harrowing experiences of Speaks the Nightbird. Matthew is now living in the nascent metropolis of New York City and has found unsatisfying employment as a poorly paid clerk to a local magistrate. At this juncture, two related events take place that will radically alter Matthew’s future. One is the advent of a murderous predator—popularly known as the Masker—who terrorizes the city. The other is Matthew’s recruitment by the Herrald Agency, an early prototype of the classic private detective agency. Under the auspices of his new employer, Matthew, together with his mentor, Hudson Greathouse, travels to a mental hospital in rural New Jersey, where he meets an unidentified woman known simply as the Queen of Bedlam, a woman who may hold the key to the Masker’s identity.
The Queen of Bedlam is a crime story, of course, and a genuinely enthralling one. More than that, it is a portrait of colonial New York so vibrant and richly detailed that it is almost palpable. The sights, smells, and sounds—the sheer physical reality of that time and place—are drawn with the sure hand of a master storyteller. Supplementing all this is a varied cast of supporting characters who are by turns comic, bizarre, intriguing, endearing, and, in some instances, terrifying. At the center of it all is Matthew Corbett, a gifted young man beginning to discover who—and what—he is meant to become. He is a hero suited to his times, and a fictional creation destined to endure for a very long time to come.
Limited: 374 signed numbered copies, housed in a custom slipcase: $125 Lettered: 26 signed, deluxe bound copies, housed in a custom traycase: $500
The Trade Edition of Robert McCammon’s latest Matthew Corbett Thriller, The River of Souls, is in stock, with copies leaving the warehouse at a good clip. More than 75% of the first printing is sold out, with orders for more copies arriving every day. The Signed Limited and Lettered editions will take a bit longer, as they’re with our specialty binder for some additional work.
If you’re on the fence about River, consider these two strong reviews a nudge:
From Booklist Online:
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. For the author’s fans, a definite must-read.
From Publishers Weekly:
Macabre surprises abound in McCammon’s entertaining fifth Matthew Corbett historical (after 2012’s Providence Rider). In the summer of 1703, while on a visit to Charles Town in the Carolina colony, “problem-solver” Matthew and Magnus Muldoon, his “big as a mountain” new friend, join a manhunt for three escaped slaves, one of whom has been accused of murdering a plantation owner’s daughter (though Matthew has uncovered evidence that implicates one of the hunters). McCammon resorts to a few credibility-stretching gambits in the closing chapters, but, as usual, he nicely evokes America’s colonial past and deftly straddles the boundary between the explicable and the supernatural.
Limited: 474 signed numbered copies, bound in leather, housed in a custom traycase, with exclusive illustration and an 11,000 word story that appears nowhere else: $125
Don’t forget: We’re also publishing a Signed Limited Edition of the second Corbett novel, The Queen of Bedlam, which has just been sent to the printer. With only 374 numbered copies available, this is a small printing for a McCammon limited.