Robert McCammon hopes you’ll enjoy this new story, “The Pale Pipesmoker,” while you wait for the release of Cardinal Black! Set in Matthew Corbett’s World, “The Pale Pipesmoker” features Katherine Herrald and Minx Cutter in a tale that takes place during the timeframe of Freedom of the Mask.
You can read “The Pale Pipesmoker” for free here, or you can download the story in the following formats:
Reviews of Cardinal Black are starting to appear. The Publishers Weekly review can be read online (mild plot spoilers).
As usual, McCammon dazzles the reader with gritty historical detail, vivid local color, and a cast of memorable grotesques….
And from Booklist:
Despite the violence and seriousness of the mission, McCammon is able to interject moments of kindness and even humor throughout.
Cardinal Black ebook pre-orders are now available at most vendors!
The book launch for Cardinal Black will take place at The Alabama Booksmith in Birmingham, AL, on Saturday, April 20, 2019, at 2 PM! Robert McCammon will be on hand for a reading/Q&A session and for a book signing session. Come get your copy of Cardinal Black in person, and feel free to bring your old unsigned copies. Robert McCammon will be happy to sign them, as well. The Alabama Booksmith will have the following signed hardback titles at the event: Boy’s Life, Cardinal Black, The Five, Freedom of the Mask, He’ll Come Knocking At Your Door, The Listener, Providence Rider, River of Souls, Swan Song, and Tales from Greystone Bay. Of course, if you can’t make it to Birmingham, you may order through www.alabamabooksmith.com.
From the Booksmith website:
EVERY COPY preordered from the Alabama Booksmith will include a signed and numbered photograph of the author dressed in colonial period attire. The earlier you preorder, the earlier numbered photo you will receive. In addition, for every book preordered, you will receive an entry into a drawing for a beautiful signed and lettered copy of Robert McCammon’s classic Swan Song in an elegant slipcase, released to commemorate its thirtieth anniversary. It features a magnificent gatefold by artist David Ho and comes with a parchment certificate authenticating provenance and signed by Robert McCammon. Swan Song was recently named one of the top 100 popular books in American history, according to PBS’ The Great American Read.
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Subterranean Press has announced that they are reprinting The Providence Rider in trade hardcover! Copies have been scarce lately and command high prices, so this reprint, along with their recent reprint of Mister Slaughter, is very welcome!
Copies are expected to ship in April 2019.
Here’s the Subterranean announcement:
We’re happy to report that Robert McCammon’s The Providence Rider is returning to the world with a small trade hardcover reprint. We’ve seen copies of this entry in Matthew Corbett’s adventures climb in price on the secondary market, and wanted to offer a bit more reasonably priced alternative.
The Providence Rider remains my favorite of the Corbett novels, as McCammon gathers an extensive cast of cutthroats and bad-doers under one roof, then drops Matthew right in the middle.
About the Book:
The Providence Rider is the fourth standalone installment in the extraordinary series of historical thrillers featuring Matthew Corbett, professional problem solver. The narrative begins in the winter of 1703, with Matthew still haunted by his lethal encounter with notorious mass murderer Tyranthus Slaughter. When an unexplained series of explosions rocks his Manhattan neighborhood, Matthew finds himself forced to confront a new and unexpected problem. Someone is trying-and trying very hard-to get his attention. That someone is a shadowy figure from out of Matthew’s past: the elusive Professor Fell. The professor, it turns out, has a problem of his own, one that requires the exclusive services of Matthew Corbett.
The ensuing narrative moves swiftly and gracefully from the emerging metropolis of New York City to Pendulum Island in the remote Bermudas. In the course of his journey, Matthew encounters a truly Dickensian assortment of memorable, often grotesque, antagonists. These include Sirki, the giant, deceptively soft-spoken East Indian killer, Dr. Jonathan Gentry, an expert in exotic potions with a substance abuse problem of his own, the beautiful but murderous Aria Chillany, and, of course, the master manipulator and “Emperor of Crime” on two continents, Professor Fell himself. The result is both an exquisitely constructed novel of suspense and a meticulous recreation of a bygone era.
Trade Hardcover Edition: $45
Here’s a bit of praise for the novel from Publishers Weekly:
“Problem-solver Matthew Corbett’s past comes back to haunt him in McCammon’s intriguing fourth historical thriller (after 2010’s Mister Slaughter). Shanghaied in 1704 from Manhattan to Pendulum Island, the Bermuda home of his nemesis, criminal mastermind Professor Fell, Matthew is tasked with finding out who among Fell’s criminal confederates is leaking to England Fell’s plans to sell a devastating new type of weapon to the nation’s European enemies. Once again, McCammon provides a colorful and well-researched depiction of colonial America, enlived by a rogues’ gallery of well-drawn characters. Hair’s-breadth escapes and the teasing promise that characters who appear to have been disposed of might resurface in future adventures make this a rollicking good yarn.”
Audible Studios has produced an audiobook edition of Robert McCammon’s upcoming Cardinal Black. The audiobook is narrated by the incredible Edoardo Ballerini, who has narrated all of the Matthew Corbett audiobooks.
The audiobook can now be pre-ordered via Audible and Amazon. It will be released on April 30, 2019.
Alabama Booksmith has posted a new video recorded on January 16, 2019, of Robert McCammon discussing Cardinal Black and the pre-order goodies that Alabama Booksmith is offering!
Remember, all books ordered from Alabama Booksmith are signed! You can see the other signed Robert McCammon books they have here.
UK publisher SST Publications has unveiled the wraparound dust jacket cover for their upcoming limited edition of Robert McCammon’s Cardinal Black. The gorgeous artwork by Ben Baldwin can be seen below.
And a mock-up of the cover for the silk bound Signed & Numbered Slipcased edition:
The mock-up doesn’t show how beautiful the silk material is, but it gives you an idea of how the Numbered edition will look.
German publisher Luzifer Verlag continues their translations of Robert McCammon’s Matthew Corbett series with the release of Matthew Corbett und die Jagd nach Mister Slaughter, planned for November 30, 2019!
The cover art by Michael Schubert can be seen below.