Robert R McCammon Books

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Robert R. McCammon is an American author that made a name for himself by writing groundbreaking horror back in the 1970s and 1980s. The Son of Jack and Barbara Bundy, Robert’s parents’ marriage failed fairly early on, with the author spending most of his childhood with his grandparents. A graduate of the University of Alabama from where he received his journalism degree in 1974, Robert R. McCammon’s southern roots have always played a surprisingly scarce role in his books.

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Order of Matthew Corbett Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Speaks the Nightbird 2002 Description / Buy
2 The Queen of Bedlam 2007 Description / Buy
3 Night Ride 2009 Description / Buy
4 Mister Slaughter 2010 Description / Buy
5 The Providence Rider 2012 Description / Buy
6 The River of Souls 2014 Description / Buy
7 Freedom of the Mask 2016 Description / Buy
8 Cardinal Black 2019 Description / Buy
9 The King of Shadows 2022 Description / Buy
10 Seven Shades of Evil 2023 Description / Buy

Order of I Travel By Night Series

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1 I Travel by Night 2013 Description / Buy
2 Last Train from Perdition 2016 Description / Buy

Order of Michael Gallatin Series with Robert R. McCammon

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1 The Wolf's Hour 1989 Description / Buy
2 The Hunter from the Woods 2011 Description / Buy
3 Death of a Hunter 2014 Description / Buy
4 The Great White Way 2014 Description / Buy
5 The Man from London 2014 Description / Buy
6 The Room at the Bottom of the Stairs 2014 Description / Buy
7 Sea Chase 2014 Description / Buy
8 The Wolf and the Eagle 2014 Description / Buy
9 The Wolf's Hour: Dramatized Adaptation ( By: Robert R. McCammon) 2021 Description / Buy

Order of Robert R. McCammon Standalone Novels

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

Order of Robert R. McCammon Short Stories/Novellas

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1 The Red House 1985 Description / Buy
2 Yellowjacket Summer 1986 Description / Buy
3 The Deep End (Short Story) 1987 Description / Buy
4 Best Friends (Short Story) 1987 Description / Buy
5 Doom City (short story) 1987 Description / Buy
6 Eat Me (Short Story) 1989 Description / Buy
7 Chico 1989 Description / Buy
8 Pin 1989 Description / Buy
9 Something Passed By 1989 Description / Buy
10 Yellachile’s Cage 1989 Description / Buy
11 Night Crawlers (Short Story) 2014 Description / Buy
12 Makeup (Short Story) 2014 Description / Buy
13 Night Calls the Green Falcon (Short Story) 2014 Description / Buy
14 Children of the Bedtime Machine 2015 Description / Buy
15 White 2015 Description / Buy
16 He’ll Come Knocking at Your Door 2015 Description / Buy
17 I Scream Man 2015 Description / Buy
18 Strange Candy 2015 Description / Buy

Order of Robert R. McCammon Short Story Collections

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1 Blue World 1989 Description / Buy
2 Tales from Greystone Bay (Short Story) 2017 Description / Buy

Order of Night Visions Series

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1 Night Visions: In the Blood ( By: Tanith Lee, Charles L. Grant, Steve Tem, Gregory Manchess, Alan Ryan) 1984 Description / Buy
2 Night Visions ( By: Charles L. Grant) 1985 Description / Buy
3 Night Visions 2 ( By: Charles L. Grant) 1985 Description / Buy
4 Night Visions 3 ( By: Ramsey Campbell) 1986 Description / Buy
5 Night Visions: The Hellbound Heart ( By: George R.R. Martin) 1986 Description / Buy
6 Night Visions 6 ( By: F. Paul Wilson) 1988 Description / Buy
7 Night Visions 8 ( With: Joe R. Lansdale, John Farris, Stephen Gallagher) 1990 Description / Buy
8 Night Visions 9 ( By: F. Paul Wilson) 1991 Description / Buy
9 Night Visions 10 ( By: Richard T. Chizmar) 2001 Description / Buy
10 Night Visions 11 ( By: Lucius Shepard) 2004 Description / Buy
11 Night Visions 12 ( By: P.D. Cacek, Mark Morris, Simon Clark, Kealan Patrick Burke) 2006 Description / Buy

Robert R. McCammon Anthologies

# Read Title Published Details
1 The First Chronicles of Greystone Bay 1985 Description / Buy
2 Halloween Horrors 1986 Description / Buy
3 The Year's Best Fantasy Stories 12 1986 Description / Buy
4 Doom City 1987 Description / Buy
5 Third Annual Collection 1989 Description / Buy
6 Best New Horror 1990 Description / Buy
7 Under the Fang 1991 Description / Buy
8 The Giant Book of Best New Horror 1993 Description / Buy
9 The Giant Book of Terror 1994 Description / Buy
10 Dark Masques 2001 Description / Buy
11 Creatures: Thirty Years of Monsters 2011 Description / Buy
12 Demons: Encounters with the Devil and His Minions, Fallen Angels, and the Possessed 2011 Description / Buy
13 Shadow Show: All-New Stories in Celebration of Ray Bradbury 2012 Description / Buy
14 Bad Seeds: Evil Progeny 2013 Description / Buy
15 Seasons of Terror 2020 Description / Buy
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The author does include a myriad of references to his Southern heritage in his books, though only someone from Birmingham, Alabama will appreciate them. Robert’s first true work of fiction was an ambitious novel based on a biblical story he titled Baal. Released in 1978, the author wrote it after spending some time producing advertising copy for companies in the south and growing frustrated that he couldn’t get his short stories into print.

The author’s second book never saw the light of day, at least not immediately, primarily because The Night Boat, released in 1980, was too similar to the story of a film that had only recently come out.

Robert R. McCammon writes a blend of suspense thrillers and horror. The author’s books are always pitting the limited good against limitless evil, and he has been known to experiment with black humor.

Robert left the publishing arena and even quit writing in 1992 after growing disillusioned with the state of the publishing industry at the time. Besides his clash with his publisher and editor over the direction of a historical novel he was developing, Robert was also driven to flee from writing as a result of his battle with depression.

He eventually took up the pen once more in the early 2000s.

Robert R. McCammon has a daughter with Sally Sanders to whom he was previously married.

Robert R. McCammon Awards

Robert has enjoyed a lot of recognition over the years as a result of his commitment to publishing, this including nominations for prizes like Bram Stoker and World Fantasy Awards. The author has also won the Alabama Library Association Alabama Author Prize.

Robert R. McCammon Books into Movies/TV

Back in 1981, Robert had the pleasure of seeing his novel Makeup become a Television movie by the names of Darkroom. Additionally, the book Nightcrawlers was used in an episode of the Twilight Zone in 1985. That particular episode is considered to be one of the best the show has ever produced.

Best Robert R. McCammon Books

It took Robert a while to find his rhythm, and he has admitted that his first few books were a little rough; however, the author has since built a solid fanbase, with some of the best books from the author including:

Speaks the Nightbird: It’s 1699 and the people of Fount Royal are out for blood. After suffering a litany of tragedies, the people accuse Rachel Howard of witchcraft, calling for the beautiful widow to be tried and executed.

Mathew Corbett is just a young clerk working for Isaac Woodward, the magistrate that has been charged with trying Rachel. Mathew doesn’t believe the accusations coming Rachel’s way.

Even in the face of damning testimony, Mathew will stop at nothing to keep the woman he has come to love from her death sentence. Mathew doesn’t realize that his determination will soon bring him into a confrontation with a true face of evil.

Robert R. McCammon wrote this book after going on a writing hiatus for ten years. The historical novel follows the exploits of a young clerk that comes to a struggling town to try a case of witchcraft.

An orphan, Mathew knows that the citizens of the small town are calling for a quick execution. But he doubts their assertions, which is why he begins using his quick wits to investigate their claims. What he discovers is an elaborate plot that puts his life in jeopardy.

The Queen of Bedlam: A respected doctor was slashed with a blade on the streets of a busy city, and now the people are rippling with fear. The local printmaster doesn’t help the situation when he chooses to call the doctor’s murderer the Masker.

When another victim is claimed, Mathew Corbett is forced to go on the hunt, using forensic clues and his natural penchant for detective work to find the fiend terrorizing the city.

If Mathew wants to solve the case, he must visit the Queen of Bedlam and unlock her secrets.

When Does The Next Robert R. McCammon book come out?

Robert R. McCammon doesn't seem to have an upcoming book. Their newest book is Seven Shades of Evil and was released on October, 24th 2023. It is the newest book in the Matthew Corbett Series.

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