NEWS - END OF WATCH (THE BILL HODGES TRILOGY #3)

Stephen King To Appear In Sarasota

Posted: February 24, 2017, 23:43:14

Bradenton Herald reports that King will do a book signing in Sarasota.


Stephen King will be at the shop starting at 2 p.m. March 15 to sign copies of his latest book, “End of Watch.”

There are some pretty strict rules about King’s book singing. You have to buy the book at Bookstore 1, and you can’t bring any other book or any piece of memorabilia for him to sign.

“End of Watch” is on sale now, and when you buy it at Bookstore 1, you’ll get a ticket to bring back on March 15. The ticket will reserve your place in line.


Thanks to Lou Sytsma

UK Paperback Cover For End of Watch

Posted: February 14, 2017, 15:13:54

Here is the cover for the UK paperback edition of End of Watch. The book will be out May 4.

Paperback Cover For End of Watch

Posted: August 8, 2016, 00:19:06

Here is the cover of the paperback edition of End of Watch that's released March 28, 2017.

King on The Road: Report

Posted: August 4, 2016, 20:59:10

Earlier this summer, Stephen King undertook a hectic multi-city tour of America in support of his latest book, End of Watch. But rather than hit the standard, book-tour metropoles, King chose to visit smaller cities offering, in some small way, tribute to the places and characters that make up his impressive oeuvre. Traveling along with King was Scribner’s Katie Monaghan, an “entourage of one,” who offers here her reports from the road, as sent to the mothership in New York.

Read it all here.

Thanks to Lou Sytsma

Bill Hodges Trilogy Set

Posted: July 4, 2016, 12:11:18

Here are some photos of the beautiful set of all three Bill Hodges books.




Thanks to Jaideep Shergill

King Live on Facebook (Barnes & Noble)

Posted: June 19, 2016, 09:20:02

Barnes & Noble did a Facebook Live show of King's appearance last night. Since this was done on Facebook you have to head over there to see it though. Click here (you might have to scroll down a bit).

This was King's last stop on his End of Watch tour.

End of Watch Tour: Day 9 - Tulsa

Posted: June 18, 2016, 23:47:38

Here is a photo of King in Tulsa.

King and Martin

Posted: June 17, 2016, 08:13:42

Here are two photos of King and Martin from last night. Did anyone of you attend? Can you tell us what they talked about?


End of Watch Tour: Day 4 - Charleston

Posted: June 11, 2016, 08:06:26

Here is a report from the Charleston stop on the End of Watch tour from Paul Taylor.


Steve did not read from any work. He told all manner of anecdotal stories about how his ideas came about, the writing process, and stories about his finished books and movies. He had the audience rolling with laughter much of the time. He also mentioned how he and his son Owen have collaborated on a book set in a womens' prison in West Virginia. A first draft of that work has been finished. A Q&A followed. He was on stage about 1 hour 10 minutes.

Joel Thornsbury also reported that the title of Steve and Owen’s book will be Sleeping Beauties.

Thanks to Joel Thornsbury and Paul Taylor

A Clip From King in Sewickley

Posted: June 10, 2016, 23:58:15

Here is a Periscope video from King's stop in Sewickley.

Thanks to Lou Sytsma

End of Watch Tour: Day 3 - Dayton

Posted: June 10, 2016, 23:18:10

Not much has been posted about King's third stop on the End of Watch tour but here is a photo.

Two Clips From End of Watch Tour

Posted: June 10, 2016, 10:11:23



End of Watch Tour: Day 2 - Sewickley

Posted: June 9, 2016, 08:22:39

Kurt Roberts sent me these photos and a report on what happened yesterday.


Some photos from Pittsburgh, PA tonight. Fantastic evening, and King read us his short story The Music Room from the 'In Sunlight or In Shadow' collection edited by Lawrence Block coming out in December.

Some great questions from the audience including his thoughts on remakes (discussed IT a bit), being a reader/writer, and if he regrets anything he's published. (He's not fond of Tommyknockers, Dreamcatcher, and discussed pulling Rage from circulation. Made a joke about Children of the Corn sequels, and would like to see 'COTC vs Leprechaun' lol.

Very funny and very gracious, told a funny Creepshow story, and the basis for the now complete Mercedes trilogy.


King in Sewickley Today!

Posted: June 8, 2016, 15:47:22

Today is day two on the End of Watch tour. King will be in Sewickley, PA and maybe today he will reveal what's next from him. For those of you that will attend, send photos and reports.

End of Watch Tour: Day 1 - Jersey City

Posted: June 8, 2016, 08:20:25

Here are some photos from yesterday's stop on King's End of Watch tour.




And now, who can answer this for me:

1) What did he read from?
2) Did he mention a new book?

Thanks to Russ Etkin and Melissa Trotta

King on CBS This Morning Clip

Posted: June 7, 2016, 16:26:41

King's clip from CBS "This Morning" is now online. Check it out here.

End of Watch Tour Starts Today!

Posted: June 7, 2016, 14:01:43

Today End of Watch is released and King starts his tour of the book. Please send photos from the events and any news King share so that I can post it here on the site.

June 7 WORD Bookstore, Jersey City, NJ
June 8 Penguin Bookshop, Sewickley, PA
June 9 Books & Co., Dayton, OH
June 10 Taylor Books, Charleston, WV
June 11 Parnassus Books, Nashville, TN
June 12 Carmichael’s Books, Louisville, KY
June 13 Prairie Lights, Iowa City, IA
June 14 Bookworm, Omaha, NE
June 15 Booksmart, Tulsa, OK
June 16 Bookworks, Albuquerque, NM
June 17 The King’s English, Salt Lake City, UT
June 18 Barnes & Noble, Reno, NV

My review of End of Watch

Posted: June 7, 2016, 00:01:00

Here is my review of End of Watch.


Is the ending a good ending? Yes! End of Watch is a great book and together with Mr Mercedes and Finders Keepers it’s a great story about the retired detective Bill Hodges.

King on CBS on June 7

Posted: June 6, 2016, 23:06:27

King's official site reports that King will appear on CBS "This Morning" on June 7th during the 8:30-8:45 EDT segment to talk about End of Watch.

I will post a clip when it's available.

Test Your Knowledge

Posted: June 3, 2016, 09:08:54

How well do you know the Bill Hodges Trilogy? Take the test here.

End of Watch Excerpt

Posted: May 30, 2016, 01:14:26

Entertainment Weekly has an excerpt from End of Watch for you to check out.

The Fishes are important...

Posted: May 7, 2016, 23:50:57

The Fishes are important in End of Watch...

End of Watch Wallpaper

Posted: May 7, 2016, 16:24:28


Download your End of Watch Wallpaper here (scroll down a bit).

The cell rings twice, and then his old partner in his ear... 'I'm at the scene of what appears to be a murder-suicide. I'd like you to come and take a look. Bring your sidekick with you, if she's available...'

Retired Detective Bill Hodges now runs a two-person firm called Finders Keepers with his partner Holly Gibney. They met in the wake of the 'Mercedes Massacre' when a queue of people was run down by the diabolical killer Brady Hartsfield.

Brady is now confined to Room 217 of the Lakes Region Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic, in an unresponsive state. But all is not what it seems: the evidence suggests that Brady is somehow awake, and in possession of deadly new powers that allow him to wreak unimaginable havoc without ever leaving his hospital room...

Both a stand-alone novel of heart-pounding suspense and a sublimely terrifying final episode in the Hodges trilogy, End of Watch takes the series into a powerful new dimension.

End of Watch Teaser

Posted: May 7, 2016, 13:20:02




German Cover For End of Watch

Posted: April 29, 2016, 08:39:04

Here is the German cover for End of Watch. Strange things isn't that they have given it a new title but that they have given it a new English title. Could reveal something about the plot...


Thanks to Hans von Wirth

Swedish Cover For End of Watch

Posted: April 26, 2016, 15:46:57

Here is the Swedish cover for End of Watch. Quite different from the US and UK covers.


Thanks to Anders Jakobson.

King being interviewed by George RR Martin

Posted: April 7, 2016, 00:52:14

King will be joined by George RR Martin at Albuquerque End of Watch tour. King will be interviewed by Martin. Here is the press release.


Stephen King to Appear with George RR Martin at Albuquerque End of Watch Tour

ALBUQUERQUE—Longtime Albuquerque indie bookstore, Bookworks, hosts Stephen King June 16 at the Kiva Auditorium at the Albuquerque Convention Center, one of twelve stops on a national tour promoting his new novel, End of Watch. What was already an unbelievable event opportunity has become even more notable, with a very special guest announced as part of the billing.

George RR Martin, Game of Thrones creator, beloved New Mexico author, and patron of the arts, will join King on stage at the Kiva Auditorium, for conversation and an element of literary fantasy that fans of the esteemed authors will find hard to resist.

“We were talking one day at the store about the event, daydreaming about how we would ever be able to score an event more epic than Stephen King. ‘But what if we got George RR Martin to interview Stephen King,’” recalls Bookworks event coordinator Amanda Sutton. Martin has been a friend of indie booksellers in New Mexico and has taken part in several events with the store, including a sold-out in-conversation event with Diana Gabaldon in 2013. Martin also frequently hosts renowned authors at his Jean Cocteau Cinema in Santa Fe.

During a conference call with King’s assistant and publicist at Scribner, the Bookworks team mentioned the idea to have the two authors appear together.

The pieces fell into place when Martin contacted his agent, Chris Lotts, also Stephen King’s agent, expressing interest in hosting King at the Cocteau. No new events were able to be added to the tour, but Martin was invited and graciously agreed to join the bill for the Albuquerque event. He will be in conversation with Stephen King’s son, author Joe Hill, in May 23 at the Cocteau upon release of his book The Fireman. On June 16, Martin will appear with King at the Kiva Auditorium. Both authors are delighted to share the stage.

The authors will sign books prior to the event. Every attendee will receive an End of Watch hardcover with ticket purchase, with 400 signed copies to be distributed at random. End of Watch is the third book in the Bill Hodges trilogy, which began with Mr. Mercedes, an Edgar Award winner, followed by Finders Keepers. All the books in the trilogy, along with many of Mr. King’s titles, will be available at the event, as will signed books from Mr. Martin.

Tickets for Stephen King in Conversation with George RR Martin are available online at bkwrks.com/stephen-king, by phone at 505-344-8139, or in person at Bookworks, at 4022 Rio Grande Blvd NW, Albuquerque.

Back of End of Watch

Posted: April 5, 2016, 12:06:31

Here is the backcover of End of Watch. Only 63 days until it's out. Order your copy now!

End of Watch Is Coming Soon!

Posted: March 22, 2016, 16:20:32

The cell rings twice, and then his old partner in his ear… ‘I’m at the scene of what appears to be a murder-suicide. I’d like you to come and take a look. Bring your sidekick with you, if she’s available…’

Retired Detective Bill Hodges now runs a two-person firm called Finders Keepers with his partner Holly Gibney. They met in the wake of the ‘Mercedes Massacre’ when a queue of people were run down by the diabolical killer Brady Hartsfield.

Brady is now confined to Room 217 of the Lakes Region Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic, in an unresponsive state. But all is not what it seems: the evidence suggests that Brady is somehow awake, and in possession of deadly new powers that allow him to wreak unimaginable havoc without ever leaving his hospital room.

When Bill and Holly are called to a suicide scene with ties to the Mercedes Massacre, they find themselves pulled into their most dangerous case yet, one that will put their lives at risk, as well as those of Bill’s heroic young friend Jerome Robinson and his teenage sister, Barbara. Brady Hartsfield is back, and planning revenge not just on Hodges and his friends, but on an entire city.

The clock is ticking in unexpected ways …

Both a stand-alone novel of heart-pounding suspense and a sublimely terrifying final episode in the Hodges trilogy, End of Watch takes the series into a powerful new dimension.

More End od Watch Book Tour Info

Posted: March 21, 2016, 23:23:02

Here are more info about the End of Watch book tour.

Update on King's End of Watch Book Tour

Posted: March 9, 2016, 22:10:04

Below is the list of confirmed bookstores that will be sponsoring Stephen’s appearances. The format for these venues will be on-stage conversations and there will not be a book signing. Stephen will be pre-signing 400 books for each store that will be given out randomly at the event. More details will be released as they become available.

June 7 WORD Bookstore, Jersey City, NJ
June 8 Penguin Bookshop, Sewickley, PA
June 9 Books & Co., Dayton, OH
June 10 Taylor Books, Charleston, WV
June 11 Parnassus Books, Nashville, TN
June 12 Carmichael’s Books, Louisville, KY
June 13 Prairie Lights, Iowa City, IA
June 14 Bookworm, Omaha, NE
June 15 Booksmart, Tulsa, OK
June 16 Bookworks, Albuquerque, NM
June 17 The King’s English, Salt Lake City, UT
June 18 Barnes & Noble, Reno, NV

King Will Do Book Tour For End of Watch

Posted: March 8, 2016, 16:20:14

King will be doing a book tour to promote End of Watch in June. Here are the cities and dates.

June 7 Jersey City, NJ
June 8 Sewickley, PA
June 9 Dayton, OH
June 10 Charleston, WV
June 11 Nashville, TN
June 12 Louisville, KY
June 13 Iowa City, IA
June 14 Omaha, NE
June 15 Tulsa, OK
June 16 Albuquerque, NM
June 17 Salt Lake City, UT
June 18 Reno, NV

End of Watch Excerpt

Posted: March 2, 2016, 20:34:33

Got this UK tradepaperback of Finders Keepers today and noticed that it had a 10 page excerpt from End of Watch at the end. The book is released on March 22nd.


UK Cover For End of Watch

Posted: February 25, 2016, 18:15:41

Here is the UK cover for End of Watch.


Here is an animated version.

Get All 3 Bill Hodges Books In One Set

Posted: December 22, 2015, 08:46:01

On June 7 you will be able to get all three Bill Hodges books in this nice set. It's hardbacks and has a total page count on 1344 pages.

Pre-order your copy here.

What can we expect in 2016?

Posted: December 21, 2015, 11:30:05

2016 is almost here and I think it’s time to see what we have to look forward to.

When it comes to books we have the third and last book in the series about Bill Hodges, End of Watch coming on June 7. Besides that we don’t know about any new books. King has released about two books a year for a while so there might be another one we don’t know about it yet.

When it comes to TV and movies we know that starting February 15 and eight weeks we’ll get to see if Jake Epping saves JFK in the Hulu TV version of 11/22/63. Besides that nothing has been confirmed but my guess is that Cell will be released during 2016. There is a date for the UK release but the studio hasn’t confirmed it yet.

And that is what we know so far. The remake of IT might be ready but they need to hurry if they want to get it out in 2016. Same goes for The Stand.



But while it looks like a “light” King Year there will probably be more things released in 2016, we just don’t know about it yet. I’d also like to remind you that Joe Hill (King’s son) will release his new book The Fireman in May and even though that’s not a Stephen King book I know I will check that one out.

What else are you looking for in 2016?

190 Days Left

Posted: November 30, 2015, 13:40:00

190 Days until End of Watch. How excited are you?

Here are two descriptions (SPOILER) of the plot.


IN ROOM 217 OF THE LAKES REGION TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY CLINIC, SOMETHING HAS AWAKENED. SOMETHING EVIL.

Brady Hartsfield, perpetrator of the Mercedes Massacre, where eight people were killed and many more were badly injured, has been in the Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic for five years, in a vegetative state. According to his doctors, anything approaching a complete recovery is unlikely. But behind the drool and stare, Brady is awake, and in possession of deadly new powers that allow him to wreak unimaginable havoc without ever leaving his hospital room.

Retired police detective Bill Hodges, the unlikely hero of Mr. Mercedes and Finders Keepers, now runs an investigation agency with his partner, Holly Gibney, who delivered the blow to Hartsfield's head that put him on the brain injury ward. Brady also remembers that. When Bill and Holly are called to a murder-suicide with ties to the Mercedes Massacre, they find themselves pulled into their most dangerous case yet, one that will put not only their lives at risk, but those of Hodges’s friend Jerome Robinson and his teenage sister, Barbara. Because Brady Hartsfield is back, and planning revenge not just on Bill Hodges and his friends, but on an entire city.

In End of Watch, Stephen King brings the Hodges trilogy to a sublimely terrifying conclusion, combining the detective fiction of Mr. Mercedes and Finders Keepers with the supernatural suspense that has been his trademark. The result is an unnerving look at human vulnerability and up-all-night entertainment.

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End of Watch is a compelling and chilling suspense novel which sees retired detective Bill Hodges back on the trail of his nemesis Brady Hartsfield, the criminal the press called The Mercedes Killer. Foiled in his attempt to commit a second mass murder, Hartsfield is confined to a hospital brain injury unit in a seemingly unresponsive state. But all is not what it seems: Brady is able to influence both his physician and the hospital librarian to commit crimes in the outside world. Now, the technological genius has created a hypnotic electronic fishing game which compels users to commit suicide, and he is determined to target the three people who put him in hospital - Hodges and his sidekicks Holly and Jerome. Then he plans to initiate a suicide epidemic. For Hodges - and the city - the clock is ticking in unexpected ways...Both a stand-alone novel and the final episode in the Hodges trilogy, End of Watchis a tense read which takes the series into a powerful new dimension.

Second Description of End of Watch

Posted: November 12, 2015, 00:45:57

Here is a second description of End of Watch:

End of Watch is a compelling and chilling suspense novel which sees retired detective Bill Hodges back on the trail of his nemesis Brady Hartsfield, the criminal the press called The Mercedes Killer. Foiled in his attempt to commit a second mass murder, Hartsfield is confined to a hospital brain injury unit in a seemingly unresponsive state. But all is not what it seems: Brady is able to influence both his physician and the hospital librarian to commit crimes in the outside world. Now, the technological genius has created a hypnotic electronic fishing game which compels users to commit suicide, and he is determined to target the three people who put him in hospital - Hodges and his sidekicks Holly and Jerome. Then he plans to initiate a suicide epidemic. For Hodges - and the city - the clock is ticking in unexpected ways...Both a stand-alone novel and the final episode in the Hodges trilogy, End of Watchis a tense read which takes the series into a powerful new dimension.

Description of End of Watch

Posted: October 8, 2015, 01:24:02

From the Flap of End of Watch (contains spoiler for Mr Mercedes and Finders Keepers):


IN ROOM 217 OF THE LAKES REGION TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY CLINIC, SOMETHING HAS AWAKENED. SOMETHING EVIL.

Brady Hartsfield, perpetrator of the Mercedes Massacre, where eight people were killed and many more were badly injured, has been in the Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic for five years, in a vegetative state. According to his doctors, anything approaching a complete recovery is unlikely. But behind the drool and stare, Brady is awake, and in possession of deadly new powers that allow him to wreak unimaginable havoc without ever leaving his hospital room.

Retired police detective Bill Hodges, the unlikely hero of Mr. Mercedes and Finders Keepers, now runs an investigation agency with his partner, Holly Gibney, who delivered the blow to Hartsfield's head that put him on the brain injury ward. Brady also remembers that. When Bill and Holly are called to a murder-suicide with ties to the Mercedes Massacre, they find themselves pulled into their most dangerous case yet, one that will put not only their lives at risk, but those of Hodges’s friend Jerome Robinson and his teenage sister, Barbara. Because Brady Hartsfield is back, and planning revenge not just on Bill Hodges and his friends, but on an entire city.

In End of Watch, Stephen King brings the Hodges trilogy to a sublimely terrifying conclusion, combining the detective fiction of Mr. Mercedes and Finders Keepers with the supernatural suspense that has been his trademark. The result is an unnerving look at human vulnerability and up-all-night entertainment.

Order Your Upcoming King Now!

Posted: October 7, 2015, 16:07:26

It's time to pre-order your next King books.

The Bazaar of Bad Dreams
End of Watch
End of Watch (audio)

End of Watch Cover

Posted: October 6, 2015, 15:57:44

Here is the cover for End of Watch. The release date is set for June 7, 2016.

The Suicide Prince turns End of Watch

Posted: June 11, 2015, 10:25:10

The moderator of King's board confirmed that the third book about Bill Hogdes will be called End of Watch instead of The Suicide Prince.


I did get Steve's confirmation that the title is now END OF WATCH.

King Done With 1st Draft of The Suicide Prince

Posted: June 9, 2015, 00:40:59

According to the moderator on King’s messageboard King has finished the first draft of The Suicide Prince and is now working on something new.

The Suicide Prince

Posted: April 22, 2015, 15:34:28

The big scoop yesterday at the event at St. Francis College was that the working title of the third book in the Bill Hodges Trilogy is The Suicide Prince.

Thanks to Herbert West

A Summary of the Latest Weeks News

Posted: June 14, 2014, 01:06:34

OK, it’s been a week with a lot of news and I thought I summarize it up for you.

- King has announced that Mr Mercedes is the first book in a trilogy about Bill Hodges.

- The second book in the trilogy about Bill Hodges is finished in first draft and will be out in the first half of 2015. The title is Finders Keepers

- The Bill Hodges Trilogy revolves around the City Center Massacre that opens Mr Mercedes and because of that King suggests that it would be a good thing to list all those killed and injured in the massacre. You can find the complete list here.

- The Third book in the trilogy about Bill Hodges will probably be out in 2016.

- King will probably publish a new collection in the fall of 2015. No title or content has been revealed but here you can find what’s not been published yet. It will be stories previously published in magazines, etc. and whether there will be any completely new has not been decided yet.

- The paperback edition of Doctor Sleep is now out and in the US edition there is an 8 page long excerpt from this falls book Revival.

OK, that’s it so far and it’s easy to see that it will be a fun year and a half!