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Info + Cover

Discussion in 'Mr. Mercedes' started by King fan from trinidad, Dec 16, 2013.

  1. King fan from trinidad

    King fan from trinidad Order of the rose


    Mr. Mercedes, June 2014

    In a mega-stakes, high-suspense race against time, three of the most unlikely and winning heroes Stephen King has ever created try to stop a lone killer from blowing up thousands.

    In the frigid pre-dawn hours, in a distressed Midwestern city, hundreds of desperate unemployed folks are lined up for a spot at a job fair. Without warning, a lone driver plows through the crowd in a stolen Mercedes, running over the innocent, backing up, and charging again. Eight people are killed; fifteen are wounded. The killer escapes.

    In another part of town, months later, a retired cop named Bill Hodges is still haunted by the unsolved crime. When he gets a crazed letter from someone who self-identifies as the “perk” and threatens an even more diabolical attack, Hodges wakes up from his depressed and vacant retirement, hell-bent on preventing another tragedy.

    Brady Hartfield lives with his alcoholic mother in the house where he was born. He loved the feel of death under the wheels of the Mercedes, and he wants that rush again. Only Bill Hodges, with a couple of highly unlikely allies, can apprehend the killer before he strikes again. And they have no time to lose, because Brady’s next mission, if it succeeds, will kill or maim thousands.

    Mr. Mercedes is a war between good and evil, from the master of suspense whose insight into the mind of this obsessed, insane killer is chilling and unforgettable.

    Taken from the king's facebook page.
  2. HollyGolightly

    HollyGolightly Well-Known Member

    :clap::biglove::smooch:I am positively giddy! I love rain, and I really love bloody rain! It's gonna be a good one (of course!).
  3. AnnaMarie

    AnnaMarie Well-Known Member

    Oh my goodness.

    And the smilie face too.
  4. NightShifter

    NightShifter Well-Known Member

    Looking forward to it! I remember watching a UMass Lowell Q&A with King where he described this book and where he got the inspiration - a person in a car chased someone through a line of people waiting to apply for jobs at a McDonald's.
  5. king family fan

    king family fan Prolific member

    oing to be a good one. Can't wait.
  6. ghost19

    ghost19 "Have I run too far to get home?"

    BRING IT ON!!!! Can't wait....
  7. King fan from trinidad

    King fan from trinidad Order of the rose

    Reminds me of the underrated classic insomnia for some reason.
  8. OldDarth

    OldDarth Well-Known Member

    Simple but very, very effective.
  9. Moderator

    Moderator Ms. Mod Administrator

    The design was Steve's idea.
    morgan, Spideyman, hgershman and 9 others like this.
  10. Haunted

    Haunted This is my favorite place

    Well, it was an awesome idea. Love it, looking forward to the book. Hanging on until June. Thank you, King fan from Trinidad.
  11. Spideyman

    Spideyman Uber Member

    That cover is perfect for a Fl June release.
  12. FlakeNoir

    FlakeNoir Original Kiwi© SKMB® Moderator

    My (littlest) kid and I are going to have a lot of dialogue over this one! :laugh:
    It looks fantastic and the blurb has drawn me in already, sounds like it'll be a good'n!
  13. kingricefan

    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    So, is the mispelling of the word 'perk' on purpose? I always thought it was 'perp'.
    morgan, Spideyman, GNTLGNT and 4 others like this.
  14. kingricefan

    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    Maybe if I had an ARC of this I would know the answer to my question..........hehehe! Just kidding! :biggrin-new:
  15. FlakeNoir

    FlakeNoir Original Kiwi© SKMB® Moderator

    :laugh: Nice try....
  16. Moderator

    Moderator Ms. Mod Administrator

  17. kungfuchook

    kungfuchook Active Member

    Love the cover! Just putting finishing touches to a shirt design with similar drips... water not blood though :p design is to do with a clown we all know too well.

    Publishers should seriously should look at getting Ken Taylor to do an illustration/poster and doing a limited screen printed run. Google his work and who he has done posters for, his work is amazing and would definitely do justice to a SK work
    Spideyman, Neesy, GNTLGNT and 2 others like this.
  18. Jojo87

    Jojo87 Prolific member

    The cover is great and the story of the book sounds thrilling too.
    kingricefan, Spideyman, Neesy and 4 others like this.
  19. Shoesalesman

    Shoesalesman Well-Known Member

    Cover looks fantastic. Great job! First thing I thought of when I heard about the story was the ending of A Good Marriage.
  20. days be strange

    days be strange still playing

    I love the name and cover. I wonder how long it will be (page value-wise).

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