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Starred Review. Set in Manhattan in 1703, this spellbinding sequel to Speaks the Nightbird (2002) from bestseller McCammon finds Matthew Corbett, a 23-year-old magistrate's clerk, on the trail of the Masker, a killer who stalks prominent businessmen. Matthew stumbles on the bodies of two of the Masker's victims, including pederast Eben Ausley, the headmaster of the orphanage Matthew once reluctantly called home. Plucky Matthew, who becomes a junior associate of the New York branch of a London problem-solving firm called the Herrald Agency, discovers a possible link to the crimes in the person of an elderly amnesiac patient in a mental asylum who's known as the Queen of Bedlam. Matthew and his cohorts later make a dangerous foray to the headquarters that the villainous Professor Fell maintains for young-criminals-in-training. McCammon brilliantly captures colonial New York and closes with a tantalizing cliffhanger that suggests more exciting sleuthing to come. (Oct.)
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Robert McCammon is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of twenty-two novels, including the award-winning Boy’s Life and Speaks the Nightbird. There are more than four million copies of his books in print.
I jumped into this one right after Speak the nightbird and I am not disappointed. Excellent historical mystery with a touch of horror. Great plot and characters especially Mathew. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Niki
Exactly as described. I was, am, and will forever be pleased with my purchase.Published 2 months ago by Jeff Rhodes
Not as good as the first Matthew Corbett book, but still a good read. If you are looking for all out excitement and suspense, this book is not for you. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Patricia J. Tennies
It's been a long time since I've read a book I couldn't put down . This was one of them. I love Matthew Corbett , . It made me laugh and the intrigue is amazing . Read morePublished 4 months ago by Donna Isbell
I read, "Speaks the Nightbird" and I have read it 3 times...time to move on to more of Robert McCammon books. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Aunts 34