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Ever since McCammon's Swan Song, I have been a fan. His detour from the horror genre into this historical mystery series covering the adventures of Matthew Corbett in colonial America has been very entertaining. This third outing started with a well depicted tavern brawl. The description of characters and action was first-rate and promised a rousing novel. Unfortunately that was not the case despite a Jack the Ripper-type protagonist, an unceasingly fascinating backdrop, and the well-established, earnest character of Corbett. What results is a repetitive chase with unnecessary gore and some lazy stereotypes. The latter most example is a Native American who can only be related to because he had been Shanghai'd into a theater show in Britain at a young age - therefore he knew English and its customs. I still intend to read the fourth in the outing and hope that Corbett is placed in a plot requiring more nuanced detection.
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on July 5, 2010
Mister Slaughter is an excellent addition to McCammon's Matthew Corbett series. It is better than the previous Queen of Bedlam, and can be read at a good clip. It could use more character development, but nonetheless it is good summer reading.

I look forward to his next volume in this series.
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on October 3, 2014
I absolutely love it
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on February 14, 2012
Cette chasse à l`homme est palpitante et ne manque pas de rebondissements.Certains passages sont parfois durs mais McCammon nous offre un très bon thriller.Ceci est le 3è tome des aventures de Matthew Corbett.Bravo!
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