Today, Friday, August 17, 2018, until 11:59 PM PT, the Audible audiobook production of The Listener is only $3.95!
The Listener is unabridged and narrated by Marc Vietor. You can listen to a sample here:
Some news since yesterday:
– There are fewer than 25 copies of the limited edition of Usher’s Passing still available!
– Audible will be producing an audiobook edition of Cardinal Black!
– Finally, Swan Song is included in this NPR list of “100 Favorite Horror Stories”!
Click If You Dare: 100 Favorite Horror Stories
In honor of Frankenstein’s 200th birthday, this year’s summer reader poll is all about horror — from classics like Mary Shelley’s monster to new favorites, we’ve got something to scare everyone.
From Cemetery Dance (mild spoilers below; bigger spoilers if you haven’t read through Freedom of the Mask!):
More big news this month for Robert McCammon fans! We’re thrilled to announce we’ll be publishing his new novel, Cardinal Black, which is the latest installment in his incredible Matthew Corbett series! (Don’t worry if you haven’t read the series yet, this novel is a terrific stand-alone read, too. McCammon really balances the story for both die-hard fans of the series and new readers!)
About the Book:
Cardinal Black is the newest installment in Robert McCammon’s unique series of historical thrillers featuring Matthew Corbett, professional problem solver, who has been called “the Early American James Bond.”
December 1703 finds Berry Grigsby living as Mary Lynn Nash in a small Welsh village where she has fallen victim to Professor Fell’s involuntary drug experiments. Her mind is quickly deteriorating under the drug’s influence, and the only way to save her is a potion book that was stolen in an attack on the village orchestrated by a mysterious madman going by the name Cardinal Black.
Matthew Corbett has volunteered to travel with Julian Devane, a self-proclaimed “fool and bad man” in the employ of Professor Fell, to hunt down the potion book. They follow the trail to London, where the book will be sold at a secret auction. Matthew and Julian manage to secure a seat at the auction by masquerading as respected and feared underground operatives, but to prevail in their high-stakes mission, they will require help from a very unlikely source. Even if they are successful, their race to save Berry Grigsby will leave a trail of destruction in its wake.
Cardinal Black is another extraordinary achievement from one of America’s most skilled authors, and it features some of the most memorable, compelling, and chilling characters in the Matthew Corbett series to date, each with their own competing agendas. This masterful historical adventure is perfectly balanced for long-time fans of the series and new readers alike who are now joining the adventure.
We’re thrilled to report our next Robert McCammon signed & slipcased Limited Edition hardcover will be his classic novel, Usher’s Passing.
This title is already 80% SOLD OUT and these remaining copies will go FAST, so please do not wait to place your order! There’s nothing we can do for you once they’re all reserved!
Thank you, as always, for your continued support and enthusiasm!
Czech publisher Classic published a translation of Speaks the Nightbird in July 2017. The cover has been been added to the Book Cover Gallery.
An Italian translation of J.N. Williamson’s Illustrated Masques is now available from Cut-Up Publishing. Le Maschere dell’Orrore was published in May 2018. It contains a comic adaptation of Robert McCammon’s “Nightcrawlers,” along with adaptations of stories by Mort Castle, Stephen King, Paul Dean Anderson, Robert Weinberg, F. Paul Wilson, and Wayne Allen Sallee. “Nightcrawlers” was adapted by James Kisner and features art by Ted Naifeh.
A larger version of the cover can be found in the Book Cover Gallery.
Robert McCammon has completed writing Cardinal Black, the seventh entry in the Matthew Corbett series. It’s too soon to know anything about publication details, but stay tuned!
SST posted this on Twitter this morning. Their signed, limited edition of The Listener can still be ordered from their website.
Dark Dreamers: Conversations on Writing is one of the seminal books of the horror genre. Stanley sat down the giants of the horror field in the ’80s and ’90s for these interviews. The ebook edition of the book has just been published by Crossroad Press.
From the publisher:
Dark Dreamers on Writing contains interviews of several prominent authors in the horror genre including Stephen King, Robert McCammon, Clive Barker, Dean R. Koontz, Robert Bloch, Ray Bradbury, Neil Gaiman, Jack Ketchum, Richard Matheson, Peter Straub, and many other masters of the genre. The authors discuss their influences, creative visions, how they handle fame and fortune, personal fears, where they get their ideas, and their overall approach to writing.
Also included are a list of the author’s 113 favorite horror and dark fantasy novels and almost 40 recommended short story collections.