Matthew Corbett

6 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 1,174 ratings

Speaks the Nightbird Summary

Audie Award Nominee, Fiction, 2013

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.

©2002 Robert McCammon (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • Speaks the Nightbird

    • By: Robert McCammon
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 30 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 419
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 316
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 314

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A beautifully read, chilling tale.

    • By J. PERROTT on 07-07-12

    Regular price: £37.49

  • Book 2

    • The Queen of Bedlam

    • A Matthew Corbett Novel, Book 2
    • By: Robert McCammon
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 23 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 209
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 168
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 166

    Robert McCammon brings the hero of his previous novel, Matthew Corbett, to 18th-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...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • 2nd book as good as first

    • By Rebekah Barton on 02-04-17

    Regular price: £32.79

  • Book 3

    • Mister Slaughter

    • A Matthew Corbett Novel, Book 3
    • By: Robert McCammon
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 16 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 180
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 147
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 148

    . 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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • gripping!

    • By marianne on 03-12-13

    Regular price: £28.09

  • Book 4

    • The Providence Rider

    • A Matthew Corbett Novel, Book 4
    • By: Robert McCammon
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 15 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 163
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 135
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 137

    The Providence Rider is the fourth installment in the extraordinary series of historical thrillers featuring Matthew Corbett, professional problem solver. The narrative begins in the winter of 1703, with Matthew still haunted by his lethal encounter with notorious mass murderer Tyranthus Slaughter. When an unexplained series of explosions rocks his Manhattan neighborhood, Matthew finds himself forced to confront a new and unexpected problem. Someone is trying - and trying very hard - to get his attention.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Can't wait for more

    • By Anna on 13-04-13

    Regular price: £28.99

  • Book 5

    • The River of Souls

    • Matthew Corbett, Book 5
    • By: Robert McCammon
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 89

    The year is 1703. The place: The Carolina settlement of Charles Town. Matthew Corbett, professional 'problem solver,' has accepted a lucrative, if unusual, commission: Escorting a beautiful woman to a fancy dress ball. What should be a pleasant assignment takes a darker turn when Matthew becomes involved in a murder investigation.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A disappointment!

    • By Ryan on 12-06-15

    Regular price: £20.09

  • Book 6

    • Freedom of the Mask

    • Matthew Corbett, Book 6
    • By: Robert McCammon
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 18 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 104
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 96
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95

    The year is 1703, and Matthew Corbett, professional "problem solver", is missing. Last seen by his friends in New York before he departed on a lucrative, seemingly straightforward mission for the Herrald Agency in Charles Town, he's been too long absent. His comrade-in-arms Hudson Greathouse has an increasing sense the young friend he thinks of as a son must have met with some unexpected peril.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Best So Far

    • By Dr on 13-08-16

    Regular price: £28.09