The Queen of Bedlam

The Queen of Bedlam

Author: Robert McCammon

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Published: 2007-10-23

Total Pages: 655

ISBN-13: 1416571574

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His epic masterwork Speaks the Nightbird, a tour de force of witch hunt terror in a colonial town, was hailed by Sandra Brown as "deeply satisfying...told with matchless insight into the human soul." Now, Robert McCammon brings the hero of that spellbinding novel, Matthew Corbett, to eighteenth-century New York, where a killer wields a bloody and terrifying power over a bustling city carving out its identity—and over Matthew's own uncertain destiny. The unsolved murder of a respected doctor has sent ripples of fear throughout a city teeming with life and noise and commerce. Who snuffed out the good man's life with the slash of a blade on a midnight street? The local printmaster has labeled the fiend "the Masker," adding fuel to a volatile mystery...and when the Masker claims a new victim, hardworking young law clerk Matthew Corbett is lured into a maze of forensic clues and heart-pounding investigation that will both test his natural penchant for detection and inflame his hunger for justice. In the strangest twist of all, the key to unmasking the Masker may await in an asylum where the Queen of Bedlam reigns—and only a man of Matthew's reason and empathy can unlock her secrets. From the seaport to Wall Street, from society mansions to gutters glimmering with blood spilled by a deviant, Matthew's quest will tauntingly reveal the answers he seeks—and the chilling truths he cannot escape.


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Download or read book The Queen of Bedlam written by Robert McCammon and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2007-10-23 with total page 655 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: His epic masterwork Speaks the Nightbird, a tour de force of witch hunt terror in a colonial town, was hailed by Sandra Brown as "deeply satisfying...told with matchless insight into the human soul." Now, Robert McCammon brings the hero of that spellbinding novel, Matthew Corbett, to eighteenth-century New York, where a killer wields a bloody and terrifying power over a bustling city carving out its identity—and over Matthew's own uncertain destiny. The unsolved murder of a respected doctor has sent ripples of fear throughout a city teeming with life and noise and commerce. Who snuffed out the good man's life with the slash of a blade on a midnight street? The local printmaster has labeled the fiend "the Masker," adding fuel to a volatile mystery...and when the Masker claims a new victim, hardworking young law clerk Matthew Corbett is lured into a maze of forensic clues and heart-pounding investigation that will both test his natural penchant for detection and inflame his hunger for justice. In the strangest twist of all, the key to unmasking the Masker may await in an asylum where the Queen of Bedlam reigns—and only a man of Matthew's reason and empathy can unlock her secrets. From the seaport to Wall Street, from society mansions to gutters glimmering with blood spilled by a deviant, Matthew's quest will tauntingly reveal the answers he seeks—and the chilling truths he cannot escape.


Mystery Walk

Mystery Walk

Author: Robert McCammon

Publisher: Open Road Media

Published: 2011-10-18

Total Pages: 609

ISBN-13: 1453231501

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An “impressive” tale of psychic power, Native American mysticism, and an ancient evil in Alabama, from the New York Times–bestselling author of Swan Song (Associated Press). Born and raised in rural Alabama, Billy Creekmore was destined to be a psychic. His mother, a Choctaw Indian schooled in her tribe’s ancient mysticism, understands the permeable barrier between life and death—and can cross it. She taught the power to Billy and now he helps the dead rest in peace. Wayne Falconer, son of one of the most fervent tent evangelists in the South, travels the country serving his father’s healing ministry. Using his unique powers to cure the flock, Little Wayne is on his way to becoming one of the popular and successful miracle workers in the country. He helps the living survive. Billy and Wayne share more than a gift. They share a dream—and a common enemy. They are on separate journeys, mystery walks that will lead them toward a crossroad where the evil of their dreams has taken shape. One of them will reject the dark. The other will be consumed by it. But neither imagined just how monstrous and far-reaching the dark was, or that mankind’s fate would rest in their hands during an epic showdown of good versus evil. From the author of Gone South, Boy’s Life, and the Matthew Corbett series, a master of suspense who has won the World Fantasy and Bram Stoker Awards, Mystery Walk offers “creepy, subtle touches throughout [and] splendid Southern-town atmosphere” (Kirkus Reviews).


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Download or read book Mystery Walk written by Robert McCammon and published by Open Road Media. This book was released on 2011-10-18 with total page 609 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An “impressive” tale of psychic power, Native American mysticism, and an ancient evil in Alabama, from the New York Times–bestselling author of Swan Song (Associated Press). Born and raised in rural Alabama, Billy Creekmore was destined to be a psychic. His mother, a Choctaw Indian schooled in her tribe’s ancient mysticism, understands the permeable barrier between life and death—and can cross it. She taught the power to Billy and now he helps the dead rest in peace. Wayne Falconer, son of one of the most fervent tent evangelists in the South, travels the country serving his father’s healing ministry. Using his unique powers to cure the flock, Little Wayne is on his way to becoming one of the popular and successful miracle workers in the country. He helps the living survive. Billy and Wayne share more than a gift. They share a dream—and a common enemy. They are on separate journeys, mystery walks that will lead them toward a crossroad where the evil of their dreams has taken shape. One of them will reject the dark. The other will be consumed by it. But neither imagined just how monstrous and far-reaching the dark was, or that mankind’s fate would rest in their hands during an epic showdown of good versus evil. From the author of Gone South, Boy’s Life, and the Matthew Corbett series, a master of suspense who has won the World Fantasy and Bram Stoker Awards, Mystery Walk offers “creepy, subtle touches throughout [and] splendid Southern-town atmosphere” (Kirkus Reviews).


The River of Souls

The River of Souls

Author: Robert McCammon

Publisher: Open Road Media

Published: 2021-08-17

Total Pages: 325

ISBN-13: 1504068300

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“Macabre surprises abound” in this historical thriller by a New York Times–bestselling author, centered on the search for an escaped slave accused of murder (Publishers Weekly). Accompanied by his new friend Magnus Muldoon, professional problem solver Matthew Corbett is in the Carolina colony, where three enslaved people have managed to flee their captors—one of them accused of killing the daughter of a plantation owner. Their quest to close the case will take Matthew and Magnus to the place known as “the River of Souls” as they encounter alligators and Native American warriors—and a terrifying being known as the Soul Cryer . . . “Entertaining . . . [McCammon] nicely evokes America’s colonial past and deftly straddles the boundary between the explicable and the supernatural.” —Publishers Weekly Praise for the Matthew Corbett Novels “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.” —Booklist “[An] extraordinary series.” —Horrornews


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Download or read book The River of Souls written by Robert McCammon and published by Open Road Media. This book was released on 2021-08-17 with total page 325 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “Macabre surprises abound” in this historical thriller by a New York Times–bestselling author, centered on the search for an escaped slave accused of murder (Publishers Weekly). Accompanied by his new friend Magnus Muldoon, professional problem solver Matthew Corbett is in the Carolina colony, where three enslaved people have managed to flee their captors—one of them accused of killing the daughter of a plantation owner. Their quest to close the case will take Matthew and Magnus to the place known as “the River of Souls” as they encounter alligators and Native American warriors—and a terrifying being known as the Soul Cryer . . . “Entertaining . . . [McCammon] nicely evokes America’s colonial past and deftly straddles the boundary between the explicable and the supernatural.” —Publishers Weekly Praise for the Matthew Corbett Novels “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.” —Booklist “[An] extraordinary series.” —Horrornews


Mister Slaughter

Mister Slaughter

Author: Robert McCammon

Publisher: Open Road Media

Published: 2021-08-17

Total Pages: 478

ISBN-13: 1504068289

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A chilling crime thriller set in colonial America by the New York Times–bestselling author: “The Corbett novels are rich, atmospheric stories” —Booklist on The River of Souls In 1702, Matthew Corbett is an apprentice problem solver for the Herrald Agency, currently tasked with accompanying serial killer Tyranthus Slaughter on a journey from a Philadelphia asylum to the New York City waterfront. But during the trip, Mr. Slaughter tempts Matthew and his colleague Hudson Greathouse with an unexpected offer—leading to catastrophic outcomes. This darkly compelling novel delves into both the mind of a murderer and the process of a city and a nation moving into the future. Praise for the Matthew Corbett Novels “Rousing . . . [A] page-turner.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review, on Freedom of the Mask “This popular series takes us to a long forgotten time with characters who never fail to entertain.” —The Florida Times-Union “Excellent . . . full of tension and suspense.” —Stephen King on Speaks the Nightbird


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Download or read book Mister Slaughter written by Robert McCammon and published by Open Road Media. This book was released on 2021-08-17 with total page 478 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A chilling crime thriller set in colonial America by the New York Times–bestselling author: “The Corbett novels are rich, atmospheric stories” —Booklist on The River of Souls In 1702, Matthew Corbett is an apprentice problem solver for the Herrald Agency, currently tasked with accompanying serial killer Tyranthus Slaughter on a journey from a Philadelphia asylum to the New York City waterfront. But during the trip, Mr. Slaughter tempts Matthew and his colleague Hudson Greathouse with an unexpected offer—leading to catastrophic outcomes. This darkly compelling novel delves into both the mind of a murderer and the process of a city and a nation moving into the future. Praise for the Matthew Corbett Novels “Rousing . . . [A] page-turner.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review, on Freedom of the Mask “This popular series takes us to a long forgotten time with characters who never fail to entertain.” —The Florida Times-Union “Excellent . . . full of tension and suspense.” —Stephen King on Speaks the Nightbird


The Queen of Bedlam

The Queen of Bedlam

Author: Robert McCammon

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Published: 2007-10-23

Total Pages: 661

ISBN-13: 1416551115

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New York Times" bestselling author McCammon returns with this new novel featuring Matthew Corbett, the magistrates clerk who investigates New York Citys first serial killer in 1702.


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Download or read book The Queen of Bedlam written by Robert McCammon and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2007-10-23 with total page 661 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: New York Times" bestselling author McCammon returns with this new novel featuring Matthew Corbett, the magistrates clerk who investigates New York Citys first serial killer in 1702.


Rock & Roll Queen of Bedlam

Rock & Roll Queen of Bedlam

Author: Marilee Brothers

Publisher: Gold Medallion

Published: 2009

Total Pages: 0

ISBN-13: 9781934755464

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A teacher for dysfunctional teenagers by day and a karaoke singer by night in a small Washington town, recently-divorced Allegra Thome accidentally disrupts a drug bust.


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Download or read book Rock & Roll Queen of Bedlam written by Marilee Brothers and published by Gold Medallion. This book was released on 2009 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A teacher for dysfunctional teenagers by day and a karaoke singer by night in a small Washington town, recently-divorced Allegra Thome accidentally disrupts a drug bust.


The Providence Rider

The Providence Rider

Author: Robert McCammon

Publisher: Open Road Media

Published: 2021-08-17

Total Pages: 440

ISBN-13: 1504068297

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“A colorful, action-packed tale filled with sinister doings and plenty of good old-fashioned heroics . . . An entertaining ride” set in colonial times (Criminal Element). In the winter of 1703, Matthew Corbett’s Manhattan neighborhood is shaken by explosions—and Matthew discovers his old nemesis, Professor Fell, will do anything he can to capture Matthew’s attention and obtain his services as a professional problem solver. As a result, Matthew travels from New York to Pendulum Island in the distant Bermudas, taking on various opponents in his quest to come face-to-face with the murderous and manipulative criminal mastermind . . . Filled with twists, turns, and an almost tangible sense of place, and featuring “a gang of villains that would make even Batman run for cover,” The Providence Rider is historical thriller writing at its finest, from a New York Times–bestselling, multiple award–winning author (Criminal Element). “A colorful and well-researched depiction of colonial America, enlivened by a rogues’ gallery of well-drawn characters . . . A rollicking good yarn.” —Publishers Weekly “This popular series takes us to a long forgotten time with characters who never fail to entertain.” —The Florida Times-Union


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Download or read book The Providence Rider written by Robert McCammon and published by Open Road Media. This book was released on 2021-08-17 with total page 440 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “A colorful, action-packed tale filled with sinister doings and plenty of good old-fashioned heroics . . . An entertaining ride” set in colonial times (Criminal Element). In the winter of 1703, Matthew Corbett’s Manhattan neighborhood is shaken by explosions—and Matthew discovers his old nemesis, Professor Fell, will do anything he can to capture Matthew’s attention and obtain his services as a professional problem solver. As a result, Matthew travels from New York to Pendulum Island in the distant Bermudas, taking on various opponents in his quest to come face-to-face with the murderous and manipulative criminal mastermind . . . Filled with twists, turns, and an almost tangible sense of place, and featuring “a gang of villains that would make even Batman run for cover,” The Providence Rider is historical thriller writing at its finest, from a New York Times–bestselling, multiple award–winning author (Criminal Element). “A colorful and well-researched depiction of colonial America, enlivened by a rogues’ gallery of well-drawn characters . . . A rollicking good yarn.” —Publishers Weekly “This popular series takes us to a long forgotten time with characters who never fail to entertain.” —The Florida Times-Union


Boy's Life

Boy's Life

Author: Robert McCammon

Publisher: Open Road Media

Published: 2011-10-18

Total Pages: 723

ISBN-13: 1453231560

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An Alabama boy’s innocence is shaken by murder and madness in the 1960s South in this novel by the New York Times–bestselling author of Swan Song. It’s 1964 in idyllic Zephyr, Alabama. People either work for the paper mill up the Tecumseh River, or for the local dairy. It’s a simple life, but it stirs the impressionable imagination of twelve-year-old aspiring writer Cory Mackenson. He’s certain he’s sensed spirits whispering in the churchyard. He’s heard of the weird bootleggers who lurk in the dark outside of town. He’s seen a flood leave Main Street crawling with snakes. Cory thrills to all of it as only a young boy can. Then one morning, while accompanying his father on his milk route, he sees a car careen off the road and slowly sink into fathomless Saxon’s Lake. His father dives into the icy water to rescue the driver, and finds a beaten corpse, naked and handcuffed to the steering wheel—a copper wire tightened around the stranger’s neck. In time, the townsfolk seem to forget all about the unsolved murder. But Cory and his father can’t. Their search for the truth is a journey into a world where innocence and evil collide. What lies before them is the stuff of fear and awe, magic and madness, fantasy and reality. As Cory wades into the deep end of Zephyr and all its mysteries, he’ll discover that while the pleasures of childish things fade away, growing up can be a strange and beautiful ride. “Strongly echoing the childhood-elegies of King and Bradbury, and every bit their equal,” Boy’s Life, a winner of both the Bram Stoker and World Fantasy Awards, represents a brilliant blend of mystery and rich atmosphere, the finest work of one of today’s most accomplished writers (Kirkus Reviews).


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Download or read book Boy's Life written by Robert McCammon and published by Open Road Media. This book was released on 2011-10-18 with total page 723 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An Alabama boy’s innocence is shaken by murder and madness in the 1960s South in this novel by the New York Times–bestselling author of Swan Song. It’s 1964 in idyllic Zephyr, Alabama. People either work for the paper mill up the Tecumseh River, or for the local dairy. It’s a simple life, but it stirs the impressionable imagination of twelve-year-old aspiring writer Cory Mackenson. He’s certain he’s sensed spirits whispering in the churchyard. He’s heard of the weird bootleggers who lurk in the dark outside of town. He’s seen a flood leave Main Street crawling with snakes. Cory thrills to all of it as only a young boy can. Then one morning, while accompanying his father on his milk route, he sees a car careen off the road and slowly sink into fathomless Saxon’s Lake. His father dives into the icy water to rescue the driver, and finds a beaten corpse, naked and handcuffed to the steering wheel—a copper wire tightened around the stranger’s neck. In time, the townsfolk seem to forget all about the unsolved murder. But Cory and his father can’t. Their search for the truth is a journey into a world where innocence and evil collide. What lies before them is the stuff of fear and awe, magic and madness, fantasy and reality. As Cory wades into the deep end of Zephyr and all its mysteries, he’ll discover that while the pleasures of childish things fade away, growing up can be a strange and beautiful ride. “Strongly echoing the childhood-elegies of King and Bradbury, and every bit their equal,” Boy’s Life, a winner of both the Bram Stoker and World Fantasy Awards, represents a brilliant blend of mystery and rich atmosphere, the finest work of one of today’s most accomplished writers (Kirkus Reviews).


Freedom of the Mask

Freedom of the Mask

Author: Robert McCammon

Publisher: Open Road Media

Published: 2021-08-17

Total Pages: 613

ISBN-13: 1504068319

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This historical adventure filled with menace and mayhem by a New York Times–bestselling author “keep[s] the story twisting unpredictably. . . . [A] page-turner” (Publishers Weekly, starred review). At the dawn of the eighteenth century, Matthew Corbett, professional problem solver, has left New York for Charles Town on an assignment from his agency—and vanished. As his friend Hudson Greathouse sets out to track him down, he has no idea that Matthew is across the sea in London’s notorious Newgate Prison, accused of murdering a Prussian count and targeted by a masked vigilante. Now Hudson, accompanied by Matthew’s beloved Berry Grigsby, must sail to England in hopes of saving him in time . . . Featuring Daniel Defoe as a fellow inmate at Newgate, this whirlwind tale of mystery and adventure comes from Robert McCammon, the multiple award-winning author of five previous novels featuring Matthew Corbett, as well as such classics as Swan Song and Boy’s Life. “Rousing . . . Matthew quickly becomes embroiled in mysteries involving fellow inmate Daniel Defoe; a gin-running street gang, the Black-Eyed Broodies; a kidnapped Italian opera singer; and a masked avenger.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review Praise for the Matthew Corbett Novels “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.” —Booklist “This popular series takes us to a long forgotten time with characters who never fail to entertain.” —The Florida Times-Union


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Download or read book Freedom of the Mask written by Robert McCammon and published by Open Road Media. This book was released on 2021-08-17 with total page 613 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This historical adventure filled with menace and mayhem by a New York Times–bestselling author “keep[s] the story twisting unpredictably. . . . [A] page-turner” (Publishers Weekly, starred review). At the dawn of the eighteenth century, Matthew Corbett, professional problem solver, has left New York for Charles Town on an assignment from his agency—and vanished. As his friend Hudson Greathouse sets out to track him down, he has no idea that Matthew is across the sea in London’s notorious Newgate Prison, accused of murdering a Prussian count and targeted by a masked vigilante. Now Hudson, accompanied by Matthew’s beloved Berry Grigsby, must sail to England in hopes of saving him in time . . . Featuring Daniel Defoe as a fellow inmate at Newgate, this whirlwind tale of mystery and adventure comes from Robert McCammon, the multiple award-winning author of five previous novels featuring Matthew Corbett, as well as such classics as Swan Song and Boy’s Life. “Rousing . . . Matthew quickly becomes embroiled in mysteries involving fellow inmate Daniel Defoe; a gin-running street gang, the Black-Eyed Broodies; a kidnapped Italian opera singer; and a masked avenger.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review Praise for the Matthew Corbett Novels “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.” —Booklist “This popular series takes us to a long forgotten time with characters who never fail to entertain.” —The Florida Times-Union


Cardinal Black

Cardinal Black

Author: Robert McCammon

Publisher: Open Road Media

Published: 2021-08-17

Total Pages: 404

ISBN-13: 1504068327

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“Relentlessly paced . . . As usual, McCammon dazzles the reader with gritty historical detail, vivid local color, and a cast of memorable grotesques.” —Publishers Weekly The year is 1703. The woman Matthew Corbett loves is rapidly deteriorating. A drug forced on her by criminal mastermind Professor Fell has destroyed her sanity. And the one thing that could save her—a book of potions—was stolen during an assault on the English village where she has been living under another name, an attack directed by a deranged man known as Cardinal Black. Matthew is a professional problem solver employed by an agency in New York, but this case is personal. To save Berry Grigsby, Matthew will journey to London with one of Fell’s henchmen and attend an auction to which Black has summoned unsavory characters from near and far—all vying to possess the powerful volume. But before Matthew can obtain the book and heal Berry, he must survive Cardinal Black . . . The “most intense yet” in the unique series that began with Speaks the Nightbird, Cardinal Black is a brutal and brilliant historical thriller from this New York Times–bestselling and Bram Stoker Award–winning author (The Florida Times-Union). Praise for the Matthew Corbett Novels “Excellent . . . full of tension and suspense.” —Stephen King on Speaks the Nightbird “Told with matchless insight into the human soul . . . deeply satisfying.” —Sandra Brown on Speaks the Nightbird “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.” —Booklist


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Download or read book Cardinal Black written by Robert McCammon and published by Open Road Media. This book was released on 2021-08-17 with total page 404 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “Relentlessly paced . . . As usual, McCammon dazzles the reader with gritty historical detail, vivid local color, and a cast of memorable grotesques.” —Publishers Weekly The year is 1703. The woman Matthew Corbett loves is rapidly deteriorating. A drug forced on her by criminal mastermind Professor Fell has destroyed her sanity. And the one thing that could save her—a book of potions—was stolen during an assault on the English village where she has been living under another name, an attack directed by a deranged man known as Cardinal Black. Matthew is a professional problem solver employed by an agency in New York, but this case is personal. To save Berry Grigsby, Matthew will journey to London with one of Fell’s henchmen and attend an auction to which Black has summoned unsavory characters from near and far—all vying to possess the powerful volume. But before Matthew can obtain the book and heal Berry, he must survive Cardinal Black . . . The “most intense yet” in the unique series that began with Speaks the Nightbird, Cardinal Black is a brutal and brilliant historical thriller from this New York Times–bestselling and Bram Stoker Award–winning author (The Florida Times-Union). Praise for the Matthew Corbett Novels “Excellent . . . full of tension and suspense.” —Stephen King on Speaks the Nightbird “Told with matchless insight into the human soul . . . deeply satisfying.” —Sandra Brown on Speaks the Nightbird “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.” —Booklist