Bruce Willis & Elizabeth Marvel in Misery

Posted: March 5, 2015, 01:03
Looks like Misery is headed to Broadway and with non-other than Bruce Willis in the role of Paul Sheldon. This is from Broadway World

This just in! Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures has just announced that two-time Emmy winner and Golden Globe Award winner Bruce Willis will make his Broadway debut opposite Obie Award-winning stage and screen actress Elizabeth Marvel (Other Desert Cities, "House Of Cards") in the new play MISERY, written by two-time Academy Award-winner William Goldman (The Princess Bride, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid) who wrote the screenplay for the Academy Award-winning film, based on the acclaimed novel by Stephen King.

Directed by Will Frears (Omnium Gatherum), MISERY will play a strictly limited engagement in the fall of 2015, at a Broadway house to be announced shortly.

MISERY will be produced by Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures (Mark Kaufman), Castle Rock Entertainment (Martin Shafer, Liz Glotzer) and Raymond Wu.

Successful romance novelist Paul Sheldon (Willis) is rescued from a car crash by his "Number One Fan," Annie Wilkes (Marvel), and wakes up captive in her secluded home. While Paul is convalescing, Annie reads the manuscript to his newest novel and becomes enraged when she discovers the author has killed off her favorite character, Misery Chastain. Annie forces Paul to write a new "Misery" novel, and he quickly realizes Annie has no intention of letting him go anywhere. The irate Annie has Paul writing as if his life depends on it, and if he does not make her deadline, it will.

MISERY has a set design by David Korins (Motown), lighting design by David Weiner (The Normal Heart) and sound design by Tony Award winner Darron West (Peter and the Starcatcher).

"Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures has a mission to explore new ways to tell our stories on stage while collaborating with the most creative artists working in theater today," said Producer Mark Kaufman. "MISERY is an outstanding psychological thriller and we have been working closely with William Goldman and Will Frears to develop this play for Broadway. Bruce Willis, who is making his Broadway debut, and Elizabeth Marvel are two great actors who are absolutely perfect to play these characters. I expect this production will be a suspenseful and exciting night of theatre on Broadway."

William Goldman's film adaptation of MISERY, based on Stephen King's celebrated novel, was directed by Rob Reiner and released in 1990, starring James Caan and Kathy Bates, who won an Academy Award and Golden Globe Award for her performance as Annie Wilkes.

MISERY made its world premiere at Bucks County Playhouse in the fall of 2012.

Who is The Perfect Pennywise?

Posted: March 4, 2015, 23:41
Cary Fukunaga is looking for the perfect Pennywise...

After blowing our collective minds with the first season of ¡°True Detective¡±, Cary Fukunaga is still developing a modern day take on Stephen King¡¯s It.

What we didn¡¯t know is that he¡¯s been working on it for several years ¨C and that he eventually had to start from scratch.

Bloody Disgusting reader Lucca Cantisano shared pages from Brazilian newspaper O Globo in which Fukunaga talks about the lengthy development process, their hunt for Pennywise, and getting Stephen King¡¯s blessing.

¡°I¡¯ve been in this project for about five years,¡± says Fukunaga in a translation by Lucca. ¡°I had already read versions of the script but nothing felt right. Everybody tried to put too much into it, telling it from the perspective of the adult and the child in a two hour movie. It didn¡¯t fit. So I decided to throw it all away and start from scratch.

¡°This will be my first movie in the US and I¡¯m still trying to find the perfect guy to play Pennywise,¡± he added. ¡°It¡¯s really good to know Stephen [King] likes what we did. We (Fukunaga and writers David Kajganich and Chase Palmer) changed names, dates (the story is originally set in the 60¡äs) dynamics, but the spirit is similar to what he¡¯d like to see in cinemas, I think.¡±


Ep 41: Maximum Overdrive Review

Posted: March 2, 2015, 15:22

With your hosts Hans Lilja of Lilja's Library and podcaster - Lou Sytsma.

Welcome to Episode 41 of The Stephen King Podcast!

Special guest writer Tyson Blue goes as we do an indepth look at Maximum Overdrive. Tyson was on the set for a couple of days and shares his behind the scenes visit and inside info.

As always, we bring you the latest Stephen King news.

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1) 00:00 - Intro

2) 00:57 - Podcast Setup

3) 02:24 - From The Death Room - The Latest Stephen King News

4) 18:54 - Reviews From The NightShift - Maximum Overdrive
With Special Guest - Writer Tyson Blue - who was on set doing a feature for the now defunct Twilight Zone magazine.
- Review Short Story - Trucks
- Review movie - Maximum Overdrive
- Tyson Blue recounts his Maximum Overdrive set visit
- We chat about various Stephen King items

5) 01:27:59 - Sign Off

6) 01:28:43 - Outre

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A Death: A New Story by King

Posted: March 2, 2015, 10:53
What’s the best way to start a new week? A new King story off course!. And that is how we can start this week of. In The New Yorker's March 9 issue there is a story by King called A Death and guess what, they have already posted it on their website.

Thanks to Bryant Burnette.

Marg Helgenberger Goes Under the Dome

Posted: February 27, 2015, 10:26
Today it was reported that Marg Helgenberger will join the cast of Under the Dome.

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Emmy Award-winner Marg Helgenberger is to appear in an extended story arc on the science-fiction series Under the Dome, CBS announced Thursday.
Based on Stephen King's novella, the show is to kick off its third season with a two-hour premiere June 25.

The series is about a small town that is suddenly and inexplicably sealed off from the rest of the world by an enormous transparent dome.

Helgenberger, who was a longtime cast member on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, will guest star on Under the Dome beginning with the Season 3 premiere episode.

CD's Edition of Salem's Lot

Posted: February 27, 2015, 08:14
I guess you haven't missed the upcoming CD edition of Salem's Lot but if you have and want one, get it fast as it's selling quick. Here is what you get...

Special Features For This Deluxe Special Edition:
• an introduction by Stephen King
• an afterword by Clive Barker
• many deleted scenes that were cut from the original manuscript
• deluxe oversized design (7 inches X 10 inches) featuring two color interior printing as part of the page design
• printed on a heavy interior specialty paper stock that is much thicker than the paper in a normal trade edition
• custom-made slipcase for the Gift Edition, custom-made traycase for the Numbered Artist Edition, and custom-made three piece traycase for the Deluxe Lettered Artist Edition
• epic wrap-around full color dust jacket artwork by David Palumbo
• a different full color dust jacket for the Numbered Artist Edition painted by David Palumbo
• full color interior paintings by David Palumbo
• interior artwork will be printed on a heavy glossy stock and tipped into the book
• an original map of the town drawn by Glenn Chadbourne exclusively for this special edition
• signature sheet artwork for all three editions by Glenn Chadbourne
• high-quality endpapers and fine bindings
• an exclusive reproduction of the first reader's letter to point out the Father "Cody" error and several internal memos from Doubleday about changing the pricing after the first edition of the book was already printed
• extremely collectible print run that is a tiny fraction of the TENS OF MILLIONS of copies of this novel you've seen in bookstores over the years!

Order here

Under the Dome returns June 25

Posted: February 26, 2015, 22:18
CBS announce premier date for season 3 of Under the Dome.

UNDER THE DOME returns for its third season with a special two-hour premiere on its new night, Thursday, June 25 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT). It moves to its regular time period on Thursday, July 2 (10:00-11:00 PM), following BIG BROTHER, forming a strong two-hour block of established summer hit shows. Based on Stephen King’s bestselling novel, UNDER THE DOME tells the story of a small town that is suddenly and inexplicably sealed off from the rest of the world by an enormous transparent dome. This season, Emmy Award winner Marg Helgenberger will guest star in an extended story arc, beginning with the premiere episode, as the town’s inhabitants figure out the Dome’s purpose and what it wants from them. UNDER THE DOME was last summer’s most-watched (11.32m) and highest-rated scripted program in adults 18-49 (2.8/09) and adults 25-54 (3.7/10).

Carrie x2 On Blu-Ray

Posted: February 26, 2015, 09:09
On April 14 the Carrie remake from 2002 and Carrie 2: Rage will be released as a double feature on blu-ray.



NEW Audio Commentary with director David Carson

NEW 2015 Audio Commentary with director Katt Shea and Director of Photography Donald Morgan, moderated by filmmaker David DeCoteau
Original 1999 Commentary with Katt Shea
Alternate Ending with “before and after” special effect sequence
Additional scenes not seen in theatres
Theatrical Trailer

Reader for Finders Keepers Announced

Posted: February 19, 2015, 20:57
From King's site:

We’re excited to announce that award-winning narrator Will Patton will be back to narrate the audiobook edition of FINDERS KEEPERS. Will has been nominated for an Audie Award in the Solo Narration – Male category for his work both on MR. MERCEDES and DOCTOR SLEEP.

What Do You Want To Hear In The Next Pod?

Posted: February 10, 2015, 10:43
First: Let me apologize that we haven’t delivered the podcast about Maximum Overdrive. I have had huge problems with my Internet provider that if I were to about would have to BiP out a lot of the words if you know what I mean.

Second: The Maximum Overdrive pod will have to wait due to scheduling problems but we’ll get to it eventually.

Third: As a comfort (and because we are a bit low in ideas) Lou and I have decided that you will get to decide what we’re going to talk about in the next pod. We will record on Sunday 22nd so it can’t be a thick book though but otherwise we are open to suggestions. Post them here on Lilja’s Library, on facebook or twitter and we’ll do the one or once that gets the most suggestions.

Drunken Fireworks - New Short Story

Posted: February 9, 2015, 23:09
Drunken Fireworks will be released on June 30 as an audio book and then included in The Bazaar of Bad Dreams when it's released in November. Here is what's posted on King's site about it.

Simon & Schuster Audio is thrilled to announce the publication of DRUNKEN FIREWORKS, a brand new story from Stephen King. DRUNKEN FIREWORKS will be released exclusively as an audiobook on June 30, 2015.

DRUNKEN FIREWORKS will be released on CD and as a digital download before it is published as one of the short stories in King’s collection, THE BAZAAR OF BAD DREAMS, coming from Simon & Schuster Audio and Scribner in November 2015.

Order your copy here

News About 11/22/63 Coming Today?

Posted: February 6, 2015, 09:22
This cryptic message about the adaptation of 11/22/63 was posted on King’s message board yesterday. Guess we will see more info later today…

I wasn't given permission to post anything before my quitting time for the day but be on the lookout for an announcement coming soon about this project--possibly overnight. Once we get the official thumbs up, we'll be sure to post here as well.

Cell Set To Be Released Later This Year

Posted: February 6, 2015, 08:20
Finally some news about the movie version of Cell. Now it looks like we will be seeing it in theaters later this year.

Press Release (via Collider) - “BERLIN, GERMANY (February 6, 2015) – Clarius Entertainment has acquired US rights to Benaroya Pictures and The Genre Company’s thriller CELL directed by Tod “Kip” Williams (PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 2) and starring John Cusack (upcoming LOVE & MERCY, LEE DANIELS’ THE BUTLER) and Oscar-nominated Samuel L. Jackson (upcoming KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE, DJANGO UNCHAINED), it was announced today by the film’s producers Michael Benaroya and Richard Saperstein.

International Film Trust (IFT) is handling foreign rights to the film, which they are actively selling at the European Film Market.

“We are so glad to be working with Clarius, who recognize the broad commercial appeal of this high-concept genre film starring an impressive cast who deliver exceptional performances,” said Benaroya.

“I’m proud of the film we’ve made and excited to work with the strong, experienced team at Clarius on what I know will be a successful release,” said Saperstein.

“CELL is an exciting addition to our slate, with solid pedigree both in front of and behind the camera and a wild ride of a story for our cell phone-dependent culture,” said Louise Chater, Clarius’ acquisition head. “Our team is very much looking forward to working with these filmmakers and bringing the film into the US marketplace.”

Set to be a wide theatrical release later this year, CELL also stars Isabelle Fuhrman (THE HUNGER GAMES) and Golden Globe winner Stacy Keach (NEBRASKA, THE BOURNE LEGACY). When a powerful signal is broadcast across mobile networks worldwide, cell phone users’ minds are instantly and dangerously re-programmed. Heading north through New England in search of his wife and son, Clay Riddell (Cusack) is joined by a group of survivors hoping to fend off the bloodthirsty and hyper-connected “phoners.”

CELL is produced by Michael Benaroya (LAWLESS, MARGIN CALL), Richard Saperstein (SE7EN, HANCOCK), Brian Witten (CHERNOBYL DIARIES, FRIDAY THE 13TH) and Shara Kay (SILENT NIGHT). While he was President of Dimension Films, Saperstein oversaw the Stephen King adaptations, THE MIST, directed by Frank Darabont, and 1408, which also starred Cusack and Jackson, and grossed over $130 million worldwide.

Based on the best-selling apocalyptic novel by Stephen King, the screenplay for CELL was written by King, with revisions by Adam Alleca (LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT) and Mark Leyner (WAR INC.). John Cusack, Paddy Cullen, Edward Mokhtarian, Armen Aghaeian, Xavier Gens, Laurence Freed, Stephen Hays, Peter Graham, Ben Sachs, Tyler Hawes, Brian Pope, Geno Tazioli, Marina Grasic and Jan Korbelin are executive producers and Mark Leyner, Ben Insler and James Lejsek are co-producers.

Thanks to Lou Sytsma

One for the Road Heading to the Screen

Posted: February 4, 2015, 13:05
Dread Central reports that One For the Road is being turned into a film.

From the Press Release:
Maine-based production companies Bonfire Films and Dark Farm Films have teamed up to bring the work of author Stephen King back to his home state. This year the two companies will adapt King’s short story “One for the Road,” filming it in the areas that King intended the dark tale to unfold: the Maine towns of Falmouth, Windham, and Cumberland, better known to the literary world as Jerusalem’s Lot (Salem’s Lot).

Corey Norman, director of the wildly successful independent feature The Hanover House, is set to direct the long-form short film, while Jenny Anastasoff of the Damnationland hit Sui Generis and Haley Norman of The Hanover House are set to produce. Being huge King fans, the group hope to create a true love letter to the work of the author, while showcasing the state that has brought them so much inspiration. Look for the film when it hits festivals later this year.

Never Published Storie(s) in Bazaar of Bad Dreams

Posted: February 4, 2015, 12:05
King has confirmed that Bad Little Kid will be included in The Bazaar of Bad Dreams. This was posted in the official forum.

I asked Steve last week if there was any update on the TOC and got this response:
".....the final table of contents hasn’t been decided,
either the stories or the order, but that one of the longer ones has never
been published in this country, and some not at all."

Ep 40: Stephen King in 2014 And 2015

Posted: January 26, 2015, 13:37

With your hosts Hans Lilja of Lilja's Library and podcaster - Lou Sytsma.

Welcome to Episode 40 of The Stephen King Podcast!

We take a King look at the calendar. What happened in 2014 and what is to come in 2015.

Included is the latest Stephen King news plus our thoughts on the last 4 episodes of Season 5 of Haven.

We hope you enjoy this episode and, as usual, we want to hear from you.

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1) 00:00 - Intro
2) 00:56 - Podcast Setup
3) 03:27 - From The Death Room - The Latest Stephen King News
4) 12:03 - Reviews From The Night Shift - 2014/2015 King Calendar
5) 53:22 - Reviews From The Night Shift - Eps. 10-13 of Haven Season 5
6) 1:02:21 - Signoff & Next Podcast Preview
7) 1:03:18 - Outre


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King Working on Edits for The Bazaar of Bad Dreams

Posted: January 23, 2015, 11:36
The Moderator over at King's board had an update on what King is working on.

Mod at SKMB:

Last week he told me he was working on edits for The Bazaar of Bad Dreams and had a new short story in the wings. I haven't read that one yet but couldn't say more even if I had.

Not sure if the short story mentioned is for the book or not though...

Today 15 years ago…

Posted: January 21, 2015, 14:00
…I reported that King was about to sign a new three-book deal. At the time we didn’t know the titles or the publisher. Today we know it was with Simon & Schuster and that the books were Dreamcatcher, Everything’s Eventual and From a Buick 8. Here is what we know back in the year 2000…

Stephen King will sign a new three-book deal later this week -- proving that there will be more Stephen king books after his accident.

"He's well, he's active, he's working very hard," said his literary agent, Arthur Greene.

King has been walking on a crutch since suffering 25 broken bones in his hip, right leg and pelvis, a collapsed lung and other injuries. "He was pretty well mangled," said King friend Stu Tinker, owner of Betts Bookstore in Bangor. "It's amazing that in this short a period he's able to get up and around and drive by himself."

The new publishing deal is for three books, "one of which is completed and the other two that he's working on," Greene said. The agent would not say what the new books are or if the deal is with King's publisher Scribner, or another house.

King has finished a non-fiction book on writing. Scheduled for a September release, that volume completes his three-book 1997 deal with Scribner that was unusual because it was light on up-front royalties but heavy on profit-sharing.

The Stephen King Companion Is Back!

Posted: January 21, 2015, 08:30
The Stephen King Companion by George Beahm was the first book I read about King back in 1991. I also got the updated version when it was released in 1995. Now I’m happy to say that there will be yet another, updated version released in 2015. Further details are forthcoming from the author and publisher shortly…

David E. Kelly to Script Mr Mercedes

Posted: January 14, 2015, 00:36
Here is an update about the limited TV series based on Mr Mercedes. We know from earlier that the plan is to do 10-episodes. No word on when we can expect to see it yet though.

David E. Kelley is plotting his return to the small screen.

The prolific producer, who most recently showran CBS' The Crazy Ones, has signed on to adapt Stephen King's best-selling novel Mr. Mercedes as a limited series.

Sonar Entertainment will package the drama as a limited series, with Kelley (Boston Legal, The Practice) attached to pen the script. Lost's Jack Bender will direct and exec produce alongside Kelley, Temple Hill Entertainment's Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey, and Sonar's Gene Stein. The project marks a reunion for King and Bender, who most recently teamed on CBS' summer drama Under the Dome.

Read the entire article here.

Thanks to Lou Sytsma

Dee Dee Ramone Wrote Song in King's Basement

Posted: January 12, 2015, 09:02
From an interview with Marky Ramone.

The Ramones welcomed a sober Marky back in 1987. And two years later, he found himself at the home of author Stephen King, who invited the band — big horror and sci-fi fans — to his home.
“During a break in the friendly Yankees-Red Sox debate between Johnny and King, [the writer] handed Dee Dee a copy of his best-selling novel ‘Pet Sematary,’ ” Marky recalls. Dee Dee wrote the song “Pet Sematary” in less than an hour in King’s basement.

Thanks to Jonathan

Classic King #24

Posted: January 9, 2015, 10:58
This is the only clip I have seen where King has a ponytail.

King and his wife Tabitha accept an award in Bangor Maine in 1992 for their help with a local library.

The Mist, Love It or Hate It?

Posted: January 8, 2015, 10:23
The movie version of The Mist or rather its ending has been the basis for a lot of discussions and arguments between King Fans ever since it was released. Today, thanks to Douglas Dowie, I found this editorial from Quint over at Ain’t it Cool News about the films ending and I think you should all read it. It’s very well written and it has a very good point.

Also, if you didn’t know it there is a different version of the movie cut by Kevin Karstens (check out his website here) with a different ending.

What do you think about the movies ending? Love it? Have it? Why do you feel like you do?

Season 2 of Under the Dome Out Tomorrow

Posted: January 8, 2015, 08:30

*** Correction. This box was released on December 9, 2014 ***

Tomorrow you can get the second season of Under the Dome on DVD and blu-ray. Sorry this news comes so close to the release but there has (as far as I have seen) been almost non promotion for this one...

The extra features are:
Under The Dome: Season 2: Readings From The Dome
Interview: Stephen King & Season 2
Under The Dome: Season 2: Welcome Back To Chester's Mill
Under The Dome: Season 2: Filming The Season Premiere
Under The Dome: A Journey Through Season 2
Inside/Outside: The Transmedia World of Under The Dome
Under The Dome: Season 2: The VFX

Two New Items in Marv's Museum

Posted: December 29, 2014, 01:00
Not much happening in the world of Stephen King these days so I decided to add two new items to Marv’s Museum. The first is a hat from Haven and the other is a notebook from the Dollar Baby Paranoid.

If you don’t know what Marv’s Museum is it’s a place where I display some movie prop (from King movies) that I have. Check it out if you haven’t.

Illustrate a Trouble Winner

Posted: December 22, 2014, 01:24
Here is the winning entry in the illustrate a trouble Contest I ran here at Lilja's Library. The winner is Darren LeBlanc who will get a signed cast photo. And here is his entry (which I would love to see):

"If They Could Only See Me Now"
By: Darren LeBlanc

   The Wilson family of Haven had always lived on the fringe of society. They were not only on the poor side of town, they were on the outskirts of even that. Introverted to say the least, their lack of self-esteem and self-worth made it extremely difficult for them to look anyone in the eyes. Thankfully, this was not a concern to the other residents of Haven. When they would see members of the Wilson family in town, they would instinctively look away as to not even acknowledge the poor family's existence. The Wilsons were made to feel invisible in their own town. And when that town happens to be Haven, Maine... those feelings can have bizarre repercussions.

   2William Wilson tried his best to make a decent living for his wife Libby and their sons Justin and Brandon. But the life of a handyman in a town where people would rather cross the street than look at you makes a living harder than it should be. Like his father, and his father before him, William knew that the Wilson family would forever be ignored and unwanted. Always present, and yet never noticed. Until that day at Maine First Financial.

   When the bank manager told him that his loan application was being denied like all the others, William felt a tiny snap deep inside his head. It could have been because this was the fourth attempt at getting the desperately needed funds to try to pull his family out of it’s continuously downward spiral. It could have been that this was the fourth time his application had been denied. Or it could have simply been that even as Mr. Anderson was shattering William’s hopes for the fourth time, he had still never once looked directly at William while doing it. As he walked out of the manager’s office, passed Mrs. White at her Customer Inquiry desk, and passed the long line of people waiting for their chance at the one open teller’s window, not a single person would look at him. He had never felt so lost, so meaningless, so invisible. And then, before he could realise it himself… he was invisible.

   Looking at the spotless front window of the bank, where his despondent reflection should be, there was nothing. Well, not exactly nothing. He could clearly see Michaud’s Fish Market across the street, directly behind him. He could see the backwards writing on the U.S. Mail truck passing by. He could even see the hurried images of the townspeople walking passed him on their way to their lucrative and joyful futures. But just as he had always felt, he simply wasn’t there.

   Later, sitting on the park bench, he remembered the stories his father would tell him about being invisible to others. He always assumed it meant that others chose not to see them. But maybe there was more in his father’s stories than he realised. Maybe much more.

   It started small at first. A few dollars left on the café table by a satisfied customer, an unattended purse at the diner. It was so easy. Whatever he touched became as invisible as himself. Why should they be allowed to have it when his family was living day to day, wondering when those next meager paychecks when come in? Soon, it was new toys for Justin and Brandon, a nice dress for Libby. Their expressions were always full of surprise and delight when he brought each item home, which filled him with a sense of pride and value that he had never known. It also blinded him to the other expression on Libby’s beautiful face… a look of concern.

   It didn’t take long for Haven P.D. to notice the rash of thefts around town. And once Detectives Parker and Wuornos took notice, William knew he would have to act fast. The few dollars and trinkets were fine, for now. But he needed something more. Something that would allow him to take his family far away from this town, to a place where they could be welcomed and seen as productive members of society. And then he knew. He suspected he had always known. The perfect combination of financial security and deeply embedded revenge. Maine First Financial.

   Twenty minutes after William kissed Libby goodbye, hugged his sons, and left for what he believed would be his last job ever, Nathan and Audrey knocked on the door. After seeing the interior of the shack they had seen coming up the winding dirt road, they began to think their suspicions were correct. After hearing Libby’s tearful tale of the Wilson family heritage, and her own deepening concerns about William’s recent windfalls, they knew they were correct.

   It was so easy, William could hardly believe it. He knew he could walk straight into the bank unnoticed… he had been doing it all his life. But working his way passed Mrs. White, and poor unsuspecting Mary at the teller window, and all the way into the open vault at the back, he was still undetected. All he had to do was calmly walk back out… with as much money as he could carry. Enough to make his dreams come true, enough to watch Haven disappear in the rear view mirror of his new Mercedes as they drove to their new future together. He could see Libby and the boys sitting there with him, with their arms out the side windows feeling the crisp, clean air of coastal Maine run through their fingers. But something was wrong, something was terribly wrong. He could still see Libby, but she was no longer smiling. She was crying. She was calling his name. And she was standing inside the front door of Maine First Financial.

   Why had Parker and Wuornos brought her here? How did they know? How could they be doing this to him? With all of these questions racing through his head, he looked for the only thing that ever really gave him value. He looked into Libby’s eyes, and she looked back. And then he knew. He knew that the thousands of dollars he was carrying would be worthless if that face no longer looked at him. The world could disappear, as long as she could still see him as the man she loved.

   To say that there was an immediate sense of shock on everyone’s face when a man suddenly materialised in front of them, carrying a sports bag filled with cash, would be an understatement. They all watched him calmly put the bag down, the entire bank saw him slowly walk towards his wife, and everyone who was there that day witnessed a desperate man gently embrace the only person in the world that he needed to see him.

The End.

Covers For Mr Mercedes

Posted: December 19, 2014, 13:01
Looks like Mr Mercedes has been released in more languages than I thought and thanks to everyone that told me about them. Most of the editions have either the US, UK or a very similar cover but some countries stand out and do their own covers and for that (even if you like the cover or not) I think they need to be recognized. And here are three; Bulgaria, Ukraine and Russia. Is there more covers out there for Mr Mercedes that have their own look? Let me know!


Posted: December 19, 2014, 08:31
Have you ordered your copy of Dark Screams: Volume One? If not do it now. King's Weeds is included and it's the same version he publised in Cavalier back in 1976.