Robert R McCammon Books In Order

Matthew Corbett Books In Publication Order

  1. Speaks the Nightbird (2002)
  2. The Queen of Bedlam (2007)
  3. Mister Slaughter (2010)
  4. The Providence Rider (2012)
  5. The River of Souls (2014)
  6. Freedom of the Mask (2016)
  7. Cardinal Black (2019)

I Travel By Night Books In Publication Order

  1. I Travel by Night (2013)
  2. Last Train from Perdition (2016)

Michael Gallatin Books In Publication Order

  1. The Wolf’s Hour (1989)
  2. The Hunter from the Woods (2011)
  3. Death of a Hunter (2014)
  4. The Great White Way (2014)
  5. The Man from London (2014)
  6. The Room at the Bottom of the Stairs (2014)
  7. Sea Chase (2014)
  8. The Wolf and the Eagle (2014)

Standalone Novels In Publication Order

  1. Baal (1978)
  2. Bethany’s Sin (1980)
  3. The Night Boat (1980)
  4. They Thirst (1981)
  5. Mystery Walk (1982)
  6. Usher’s Passing (1984)
  7. Swan Song (1987)
  8. Stinger (1987)
  9. Mine (1990)
  10. Boy’s Life (1991)
  11. Gone South (1992)
  12. The Five (2011)
  13. The Border (2015)
  14. The Listener (2018)

Short Stories/Novellas In Publication Order

  1. The Red House (1985)
  2. Yellowjacket Summer (1986)
  3. Doom City (1987)
  4. Chico (1989)
  5. Pin (1989)
  6. Something Passed By (1989)
  7. Yellachile’s Cage (1989)
  8. Night Crawlers (2014)
  9. Makeup (2014)
  10. Night Calls the Green Falcon (2014)
  11. Children of the Bedtime Machine (2015)
  12. White (2015)
  13. He’ll Come Knocking at Your Door (2015)
  14. I Scream Man (2015)
  15. Strange Candy (2015)

Short Story Collections In Publication Order

  1. Blue World (1989)
  2. Tales from Greystone Bay (2017)

Anthologies In Publication Order

  1. The Year’s Best Fantasy Stories 12 (1986)
  2. Under the Fang (1991)
  3. Creatures: Thirty Years of Monsters (2011)
  4. Demons: Encounters with the Devil and His Minions, Fallen Angels, and the Possessed (2011)
  5. Shadow Show: All-New Stories in Celebration of Ray Bradbury (2012)

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Robert R McCammon Books Overview

Speaks the Nightbird

Judgment of the Witch The Carolinas, 1699: The citizens of Fount Royal believe a witch has cursed their town with inexplicable tragedies and they demand that beautiful widow Rachel Howarth be tried and executed for witchcraft. Presiding over the trial is traveling magistrate Issac Woodward, aided by his astute young clerk, Matthew Corbett. Believing in Rachel’s innocence, Matthew will soon confront the true evil at work in Fount Royal…
. Evil Unveiled After hearing damning testimony, magistrate Woodward sentences the accused witch to death by burning. Desperate to exonerate the woman he has come to love, Matthew begins his own investigation among the townspeople. Piecing together the truth, he has no choice but to vanquish a force more malevolent than witchcraft in order to save his beloved Rachel and free Fount Royal from the menace claiming innocent lives.

The Queen of Bedlam

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.

Mister Slaughter

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 Wolf’s Hour

First published in 1989, The Wolf’s Hour remains one of Robert McCammon’s most indelible creations. Ranging freely and with great authority through realms of history, folklore, and myth, it combines two seemingly disparate genres the World War II action thriller and the paranormal romance into a seamless, irresistible whole. McCammon’s hero is Michael Gallatin, embattled inhabitant of two different worlds. Born into the Russian aristocracy, but ‘changed’ and raised by a pack of werewolves, Michael’s journey takes him from the wild regions of his native Russia to the battle scarred landscapes of a world at war. Offering his unique talents to the Allied cause, Michael becomes a sort of secret weapon aimed at the destruction of Hitler and his ‘Thousand Year Reich.’ His adventures take him from the deserts of North Africa to the German occupied countries of Western Europe. There, with the aid of a vivid assortment of friends, comrades, and lovers, he uncovers a horrific conspiracy known as ‘Iron Fist,’ which threatens to disrupt the Allies’ long planned invasion of Europe and to alter the very outcome of the war. Both a scrupulously researched historical thriller and a brilliant re imagining of the traditional werewolf tale, The Wolf’s Hour offers pleasure, excitement, and illumination on virtually every page. Exotic, enthralling, and endlessly inventive, it is the work of a master storyteller in full command of his matchless narrative gifts. The Subterranean Press edition of The Wolf’s Hour will feature an original introduction by Robert McCammon, as well as a full color dust jacket and a number of color plates by Vincent Chong, including a gatefold illustration depicting the novel’s famous ‘death train’ scene.


Baal was Robert McCammon’s first novel, a debut that would lead to some of the finest popular fiction of our time. Written at the age of 25 and published as a paperback original in 1978, it has been out of print for years. This deluxe new edition from Subterranean Press will give McCammon’s many readers both newcomers and longtime fans the opportunity to trace the development of an extraordinarily talented man. The story begins with a horrific rape on the streets of New York City. Nine months after that violation, a most unusual child is born. His name is Jeffrey Harper Raines, but he quickly assumes his true name and true purpose as Baal, a new incarnation of the ancient prince of demons. The narrative recounts his lethal progress through the 20th century, which begins with the destruction of his earthly ‘family.’ From there, Jeffrey/Baal moves to a doomed Catholic orphanage, where he unleashes carnage on an unprecedented scale, then out into the wider world, where he embraces his destiny as the Prophet of the Damned, generating a legacy of chaos, violence, and despair. Baal is very much a young man’s book, raw and brim*ming with emotion. Listen closely and you’ll hear the voice of a gifted storyteller struggling to be born. In 1980, the career that would encompass Swan Song, Boy’s Life, and The Five still lay waiting several years down the road. This is where it began.

Mystery Walk

One talks to the dead. The other heals the living. Both must make the…
Mystery Walk‘ From deep within the empty house of a murdered family, Billy Creekmore hears his name whispered…
and is drawn inside. At a revival meeting in Alabama, Wayne Falconer demonstrates his miraculous healing powers…
while demons feast and grow in his soul. On separate journeys through the Deep South to Chicago, from a world of innocence to a world of evil, greed and lust, the two young men discover their manhood and fuel a deadly rivalry. On a scorched slab of desert they will meet in fear and unite their extraordinary powers against a raging, unshackled spirit the walking, hungry corpse of the Shape Changer.

Usher’s Passing

Reluctant to return home, Rix Usher, heir to the notorious House of Usher, nonetheless takes over ownership from his dying father and soon learns the house’s legacy of depravity and bloodshed. AB.

Swan Song

We re about to cross the point of no return. God help us; we re flying in the dark and we don t know where the hell we re going. Facing down an unprecedented malevolent enemy, the government responds with a nuclear attack. America as it was is gone forever, and now every citizen from the President of the United States to the homeless on the streets of New York City will fight for survival. Swan Song is Robert McCammon’s prescient and shocking John Saul vision of a post Apocalyptic nation, a grand epic of terror and, ultimately, renewal. In a wasteland born of rage and fear, populated by monstrous creatures and marauding armies, earth s last survivors have been drawn into the final battle between good and evil, that will decide the fate of humanity: Sister, who discovers a strange and transformative glass artifact in the destroyed Manhattan streets…
Joshua Hutchins, the pro wrestler who takes refuge from the nuclear fallout at a Nebraska gas station…
And Swan, a young girl possessing special powers, who travels alongside Josh to a Missouri town where healing and recovery can begin with Swan s gifts. But the ancient force behind earth s devastation is scouring the walking wounded for recruits for its relentless army, beginning with Swan herself…


In the remote Texas town of Inferno, a creature of evil beyond anything the world has ever encountered descends. He traps the town and ravages the land with grisly executions and horrible mutations…
until the people rise up in a final, desperate battle. From the author of Swan Song.


Robert McCammon captivates readers and stretches the boundaries of imagination with every new book he writes. There are now over 5 million copies of his books in print, and his last three novels, The Wolf’s Hour, Stinger, and Swan Song, were New York Times bestsellers, earning him accolades as one of the most innovative storytellers of our time. In Mine, McCammon takes the reader beyond terror…
into one woman’s shocking world of madness and obsesion.

Boy’s Life

In me are the memories of a Boy’s Life, spent in that realm of enchantments. These are the things I want to tell you…
. Robert McCammon delivers ‘a tour de force of storytelling’ BookPage in his award winning masterpiece, a novel of Southern boyhood, growing up in the 1960s, that reaches far beyond that evocative landscape to touch readers universally. Boy’s Life is a richly imagined, spellbinding portrait of the magical worldview of the young and of innocence lost. Zephyr, Alabama, is an idyllic hometown for eleven year old Cory Mackenson a place where monsters swim the river deep and friends are forever. Then, one cold spring morning, Cory and his father witness a car plunge into a lake and a desperate rescue attempt brings his father face to face with a terrible, haunting vision of death. As Cory struggles to understand his father’s pain, his eyes are slowly opened to the forces of good and evil that surround him. From an ancient mystic who can hear the dead and bewitch the living, to a violent clan of moonshiners, Cory must confront the secrets that hide in the shadows of his hometown for his father’s sanity and his own life hang in the balance…

Gone South

It was hell’s season, and the air smelled of burning children…
. With ‘one of the most arresting first sentences in contemporary writing’ The Atlanta Journal Constitution, Robert McCammon unfurls his visionary masterpiece of survival, redemption, and the astonishing transformations love can create. Gone Southchronicles a desperate man’s journey through a desperate land, in ‘a gothic picaresque that mixes gritty plot and black comedy…
a smoothly constructed and satisfying story’ The Wall Street Journal . Flooded by memories, poisoned by Agent Orange, Dan Lambert kills a man in a moment of fear and fury and changes his life forever. Pursued by police and bounty hunters, Dan flees south toward the Louisiana bayous. In the swamplands he meets Arden Halliday, a young woman who bears the vivid burdens of her own past, and who is searching for a legendary faith healer called the Bright Girl. Looking for simple kindness in a world that rarely shows it, bound by a loyalty stronger than love, Dan and Arden set off on a journey of relentless suspense and impassioned discovery…
over dark, twisting waterways into the mysterious depths of the human heart.

The Five

Subterranean Press is proud to present Robert McCammon’s first contemporary novel in nearly two decades, a tale of the hunt and unlikely survival, of the life and soul, set against a supernatural backbeat. Robert McCammon, author of the popular Matthew Corbett historical thrillers Speaks the Nightbird, Mister Slaughter, now gives us something new and completely unexpected: The Five, a contemporary novel as vivid, timely, and compelling as anything he has written to date. The Five tells the story of an eponymous rock band struggling to survive on the margins of the music business. As they move through the American Southwest on what might be their final tour together, the band members come to the attention of a damaged Iraq war veteran, and their lives are changed forever. The narrative that follows is a riveting account of violence, terror, and pursuit set against a credible, immensely detailed rock and roll backdrop. It is also a moving meditation on loyalty and friendship, on the nature and importance of families those we are born into and those we create for ourselves and on the redemptive power of the creative spirit. Written with wit, elegance, and passionate conviction, The Five lays claim to new imaginative territory, and reaffirms McCammon’s position as one of the finest, most unpredictable storytellers of our time.

Blue World

From the battlefields of a Vietnam veteran’s memory to an old time movie hero’s search for a serial killer, from Halloween in a special town where the rules of trick or treat are written in blood to a Texas road where a wrong turn leads to a nest of evil, horror master McCammon is at his terrifying best in this collection of stories.

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