Dear Constant Reader,

Mr. Mercedes is the first volume of a projected trilogy concerning Bill Hodges, his friends…and his enemies. The second volume, Finders Keepers, is finished (in first draft, at least) and will be published in the first half of 2015, perhaps followed by a book of new stories in the fall (or not). Anyway, these three novels seem to revolve around the City Center Massacre that opens Mr. Mercedes. Because of that, I wanted to post a complete list of those killed and injured in Brady Hartsfield’s attack. Some of these unfortunates have other parts to play. As always, I’m glad you’re along for the ride, but be warned: there are some sharp turns ahead, and I’m a really crazy driver.

Stephen King




Janice Cray, 25
Patricia Cray, 7 months
Thomas Glidden, 41
Antonio Granato, 47
August Odenkirk, 35
Martha Pendley, 27
Francine Reis, 39
Wayne Welland, 62


Keith Frias, 19
Daniel Starr, 28
Martine Stover, 50

Serious Injuries (Transported to John M. Kiner Memorial Hospital)

Nora Anderson, 51
Krista Countryman, 21
Walter Cyrus, 56
Kenneth Gautier, 18
Albert Lippert, 42
Judith Loma, 30
Walter Munson, 14
Todd Paine, 36
Deanna Peabody, 37
Justin Pound, 25
Thomas Saubers, 39
Gerald Stansbury, 60

Treated and Released

17 would-be Job Fair attendees, mostly for cuts, contusions, and shock

Source: The City News, April 11, 2009


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