Posts Tagged Robert McCammon

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VJ Books has received: James Patterson – Fang, Lisa Scottoline – Think Twice, John Vorhaus – The California Roll, Erica Spindler – Blood Vines, Jefferson Bass – The Bone Thief, Robert McCammon – Mister Slaughter  (Limited Edition),  and James Grippando – Money to Burn.


When Anne Rice exploded onto the literary scene with the tales of the vampire Lestat, a new genre took flight.  Her series dominated the bestseller charts for the years that followed, until she abandoned her New Orleans mansion, and the dark tales that haunted those shadowed hallways.  Lestat and his kindred lay quietly in their silk lined coffins waiting for a new dark night.

In 2005 they walked again with the release of Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight, and the popularity of that novel and the books and movies that followed, breathed new life into the undead and the forces of darkness.

When Seth Grahame-Smith stumbled upon The Secret Journal of Abraham Lincoln, he decided to use the journal as his guide and reconstructed the true life story of our greatest president for the first time-all while revealing the hidden history behind the Civil War and uncovering the role vampires played in the birth and near-death of our nation.  Although Abraham Lincoln is widely revered for saving a Union and freeing millions of slaves, his fight against the forces of the undead has remained in the shadows for hundreds of years. (more…)

VJ Books Now Offers the Opportunity to Pre-Order Signed Limited Editions of Robert McCammon’s Mister Slaughter

VJ Books is now accepting pre-orders of Mister Slaughter in a striking limited edition (274 copies), signed by Robert McCammon, fully bound in leather and housed in a custom slipcase.


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.


“Murder and ghoulish mayhem are the order of the day in bestseller McCammon’s colorful third thriller featuring problem-solver Matthew Corbett and his escapades in early 18th-century America” – Publisher’s Weekly.


The Library Journal says of Mister Slaughter “Fans of dark historicals will enjoy this thrill ride, but they should be ready for some heavy-handed violence with a balance of historical context and intrigue.”


Robert McCammon received the 2008 Grand Master Award from the World Horror Convention on March 29, 2008.


The publisher, Subterranean Press, has already put the first edition trade hardcover out of print.  John Hutchinson, co-founder of VJ Books, said that he expects the limited edition to sell out quickly from his website,


Order your signed copy of Mister Slaughter here


See all Robert McCammon books here

Ask John about UK and US Editions

In the UK first editions are published as trade paper backs. Historically hard covers were printed only for library use, until US collectors started demanding hardcovers from UK publishers. Nevertheless, UK runs are shorter. This combined with the value of the dollar vs. the pound and transportation costs results in UK editions costing about double their US counterparts upon release. The short run quantities result in a higher after-market increase in UK editions.
The first appearance, or true first edition, of many of our most popular sellers are in editions published in the UK.  Many collectors appreciate these books for their superb jacket art and are pleased to add them to their collections.  VJ Books offers a wide variety of these signed and unsigned UK editions from popular authors such as James Lee Burke, Michael Crichton and Robert McCammon.

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