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Hodder to release Blaze and Duma Key

Posted: March 14, 2007, 11:29:46

Hodder & Stoughton announced today that they have bought both Blaze and Duma Key:


ANNOUNCING PUBLICATION OF TWO NEW STEPHEN KING NOVELS ....

Hodder & Stoughton is delighted to announce the acquisition from Chuck

Verrill at Darhansoff, Verrill, Feldman and Arthur B Greene respectively of two new books by Stephen King.

The first, a Richard Bachman novel, BLAZE, will be published as a hardback

in June 2007 with a Foreword by Stephen King. This 'lost' Bachman book,

written in 1973 rediscovered last autumn amongst King's papers - lodged at

the Universaity of Maine's Fogle Library. Originally deemed by him to be

too 'sweet', compared to the other Bachman novels, BLAZE was put on hold.

Upon re-reading it over thirty years later, however, King realised it has

surprising strength - a crime story both charming and suspenseful. It is

with great pleasure that Hodder will publish it for the first time ever

alongside the re-designed Bachman back-list titles: THE REGULATORS, THINNER,

THE RUNNING MAN and THE BACHMAN BOOKS.

The second new book by Stephen King, DUMA KEY, will be published also in

hardcover, in January 2008. This stunning novel comes hot on the heels of

King's huge bestseller, LISEY'S STORY, and tells the story of a man who

discovers an incredible talent for painting, after a freak accident makes

him change his way of life. But the paintings themselves become eerily

predictive - and even dangerous to those who buy them. King's mastery of

suspense and narrative drive have never been stronger.

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