CARDINAL BLACK is the seventh installment in the standalone historical thrillers featuring the exploits of Matthew Corbett, who has been called "the early American James Bond". In December of 1703, Corbett travels with a mad scientist's assistant to recover a potion book stolen by the mysterious Cardinal Black. This potion book is the only way to cure a young woman whose mind has been torn asunder by the scientist's experiments. To succeed, Corbett must find help in one of the most unlikely of places, and face the devastation that follows.
THIS COPY will be signed on the title page by Robert McCammon at the store. It is a new, unread first edition opened only for signing. Published in April, 2019 by Cemetery Dance.
EVERY COPY preordered from the Alabama Booksmith will include a signed and numbered photograph of the author dressed in colonial period attire. The earlier you preorder, the earlier numbered photo you will receive. In addition, for every book preordered, you will receive an entry into a drawing for a beautiful signed and lettered copy of Robert McCammon's classic Swan Song in an elegant slipcase, released to commemorate its thirtieth anniversary. It features a magnificent gatefold by artist David Ho and comes with a parchment certificate authenticating provenance and signed by Robert McCammon. Swan Song was recently named one of the top 100 popular books in American history, according to PBS' The Great American Read.
ROBERT MCCAMMON is a Homeboy who has launched every title at the store since coming out of retirement in 2002. Like his fans around the world, we are thrilled that this New York Times best seller is again writing in his unique style that ultimately allows good to triumph over evil. He is best known for Boy's Life that is required reading in three out of every four high schools in America. Our staff is hooked on his Matthew Corbett series that we believe showcases the most exciting sleuth in fiction since Sherlock Holmes. Thank you Robert McCammon for signing our books.
THE TOP VIDEO was shot at the store on January 16, 2018 and features Robert McCammon discussing Cardinal Black, and the extras available to customer who pre-order it. THE MIDDLE VIDEO was shot at the store on June 2, 2016 as an episode of the PBS author interview show hosted by Emmy Award winning Don Noble. THE BOTTOM VIDEO was shot at the store on December 5, 2017 and features Robert McCammon taking questions about his writing from folks who braved a cold, windy, and rainy night for this unique opportunity.