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Mister Slaughter (preorder)

Mister Slaughter (preorder)

by Robert McCammon

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Product Name Price Qty
Mister Slaughter Lettered Edition
$500.00

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Mister Slaughter Limited Edition
$125.00

Out of Print

Mister Slaughter Trade Edition Fifth Printing (preorder)
$40.00
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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.

 

Dust jacket and interior illustrations by Vincent Chong

The world of Colonial America comes vibrantly to life in this masterful new historical thriller by Robert McCammon. The latest entry in the popular Matthew Corbett series, which began with Speaks the Nightbird and continued in The Queen of Bedlam, Mister Slaughter opens in the emerging metropolis of New York City in 1702, and proceeds to take both Matthew and the reader on an unforgettable journey of horror, violence, and personal discovery.

The journey begins when Matthew, now 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 will alter the course of the novel, setting 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.

The Subterranean Press edition of Mister Slaughter is the only version currently under contract. It will be available in three unique editions.

Trade: Fully cloth bound hardcover edition
Limited: 274 numbered copies, bound in leather, signed by author, housed in a custom slipcase
Lettered: 26 copies, lavishly bound, signed by author, housed in a custom traycase

From Publishers Weekly:
“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.”

From Library Journal:
“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.”

From Sense of Wonder:
“Combining the best elements of detective, historical, horror and conspiracy fiction, this is a book and a series that deserves a wide readership.”

Additional Information

Free Shipping for Select Preorders Yes
Authors McCammon, Robert
Artists Chong, Vincent
Type Novel
ISBN 978-1-59606-276-4
Year 2010
Month January
Print Status Pre-Order
Shippable Yes
Shipping Class Preorder
Series Matthew Corbett
Series Number 3
eBook? Yes
Length 440 pages

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