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Mister Slaughter - Robert R. McCammon
Mister Slaughter
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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... show more
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.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781596062764 (1596062762)
Publisher: Subterranean
Pages no: 440
Edition language: English
Series: Matthew Corbett (#3)
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Randolph "Dilda" Carter
Randolph "Dilda" Carter rated it
4.0 Bloody Great!
In one big push I finished this one. Again not a whit of supernatural but still a bit of playing with history, which McCammon quite nicely, explains at the end. Good show. In fact I may enjoy these more than McCammon's usual "horror" supernatural thriller fare, except to call them usual now would be...
KatieMc
KatieMc rated it
4.0 Mister Slaughter
I am a sucker for this historical crime stuff, what can I say.
blackguysdoread
blackguysdoread rated it
5.0 Mister Slaughter
While [b:Speaks the Nightbird|1525997|Speaks the Nightbird (Matthew Corbett, #1)|Robert McCammon|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1427051332s/1525997.jpg|16692325] is a historical mystery similar with touches of The Crucible, with a darker atmosphere than the rest and a hint of the paranormal, and [b:T...
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