NEWS - FINDERS KEEPERS (THE BILL HODGES TRILOGY #2)
The Bill Hodges Concordance
Written by Robin Furth, author of The Dark Tower: The Complete Concordance, this comprehensive compilation and description of every character, place, and business mentioned in all three books will be an invaluable adjunct for readers of the Bill Hodges Trilogy. Whether a first-time or past reader of the series, you’re sure to find something new and informative.
Get it here
Here are some photos of the beautiful set of all three Bill Hodges books.
Thanks to Jaideep Shergill Posted: June 30, 2016, 22:09:45
Korea is going all in with the promotion of Finders Keepers. Great work, I love it!
How well do you know the Bill Hodges Trilogy? Take the test here.
Today the paperback edition of Finders Keepers is out in the UK and US. I know that the UK edition has an excerpt from End of Watch but haven't been able to confirm if the US edition has one as well. Maybe someone who buy the book can let me know? Here are the covers.
You can order your copy here:
Amazon.co.uk 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.
Here is the Swedish cover for Finders Keepers. You can find more info about it here.
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.
Here is the Ukranian cover for Finders Keepers.
Here is the US paperback cover for Finders Keepers.
From the Stephen King Message board:
Q: Is Steve doing any press for Finders Keepers? Any late night talk shows or morning interviews?
A: Nothing is planned for this one.
King’s latest book, Finders Keepers, is out and I would like to do the same thing I did when Mr Mercedes and Revival was released. I want to put together a page with photos of you all and your copy of Finders Keepers. All you need to do is send me a photo (this should open an email but if it dosn't, send the photo to info[a]liljas-library.com) of yourself and the book (any edition works) and I’ll post them here. If you don’t want to send it by email you can also post it on the facebook page and I’ll grab it there. I would also like to ask you to include your name, town and country so that I can list that with the photo. You can see what it will look like at the Mr Mercedes page or the Revival page.
Let's get those photos collected!
The Finders Keepers contest is over and we have four lucky winners but before we present them, let’s reveal the right answer. The question you should find was "What is Bill Hodges middle name?" and the answer to that question is “William” since his full name is "Kermit William Hodges".
And the winners are: Kathleen Handley, Luke Fitzjohn, Wies Mielniczyn and Stuart Pack. Congratulations!
Finders Kepeers will be published in Italy this fall. Here is the cover.
Check out a commercial for Finders Keepers here.
Listen to an audio excerpt from Finders Keepers here.Posted: May 14, 2015, 17:58:52
Here is an animated cover for the UK edition of Finders Keepers.
Here is an excerpt from Finders Keepers.
Thanks to Lou Sytsma Posted: May 7, 2015, 23:09:36
Finders Keepers will be excerpted in Entertainment Weekly, May 15, 2015 issue.
Thanks to Bev Vincent Posted: April 27, 2015, 15:24:21
Here is the German cover for Finders Keepers. The book will be out in September 2015.
The UK paperback of Mr Mercedes is out on Thursday and it contains an excerpt from Finders Keepers!
A new King book, a new Lilja's Library Contest. This time you have a chance to be one of four lucky winners of a UK hardcover of Finders Keepers. You can enter the contest here.
Found this in the ”2015 Independent Bookstore Day Catalog”. Apparently there are only 1,500 of them out there and they will be used for the Independent Bookstore Day on May 2nd. So, go hunting all you collectors! And if anyone should get an extra copy please let me know as I would love to get my hands on one...
Here is what we can look forward to during 2015. What are you looking for the most?
- June 2: Finders Keepers
- June 25: Under the Dome season 3
- June 30: Drunken Fireworks
- September 1: The Stephen King Companion: Four Decades of Fear from the Master of Horror
- September 8: Joyland (Illustrated Hardcover Edition)
- November 3: The Bazaar of Bad Dreams
- ?: Haven season 6 will probably premier during 2015
- ?: Cell will proably premier in 2015
King posted this on Twitter earlier today.
Here is the full cover for the US edition of Finders Keepers.
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.
Here is the US cover for Finders Keepers.
Here is the cover for the UK edition of Finders Keepers. A really nice cover if you ask me.
Looks like Finders Keepers might have an interesting ending... Here are two comments about it from the moderator on King's board given as an answer to the question if the book is very much like Misery (since that book was mentioned in the description).
No. I can't say too much without giving away more of the plot but you won't feel like it's a rehash of Misery.
What I will say is that I do want to reread this one as there have been edits since the first draft. I still get goosebumps every time I think about the ending so am glad that part hasn't been changed from what Steve told me when I asked.
Simon & Schuster has released the plot for Finders Keepers, King's next book about Bill Hodges, Holly Gibney, and Jerome Robinson that's released on June 2, 2015.
“Wake up, genius.” So begins King’s instantly riveting story about a vengeful reader. The genius is John Rothstein, a Salinger-like icon who created a famous character, Jimmy Gold, but who hasn’t published a book for decades. Morris Bellamy is livid, not just because Rothstein has stopped providing books, but because the nonconformist Jimmy Gold has sold out for a career in advertising. Morris kills Rothstein and empties his safe of cash, yes, but the real treasure is a trove of notebooks containing at least one more Gold novel.
Morris hides the money and the notebooks, and then he is locked away for another crime. Decades later, a boy named Pete Sauberg finds the treasure, and now it is Pete and his family that Bill Hodges, Holly Gibney, and Jerome Robinson must rescue from the ever-more deranged and vengeful Morris when he’s released from prison after thirty-five years.
Not since Misery has King played with the notion of a reader whose obsession with a writer gets dangerous. Finders Keepers is spectacular, heart-pounding suspense, but it is also King writing about how literature shapes a life—for good, for bad, forever.
A lot of news about new books and stories has been popping up during the last days and I thought it would be a good thing to list it all in one place so here we go.
This is the second of three books about detective Bill Hodges and now it has a release date. It will be released on June 2, 2015 and be 448 pages long, or in King’s case short.
The Bazaar of Bad Dreams
The next collection from King now has a title; The Bazaar of Bad Dreams. It will be released on November 30, 2015 and contain about 20 short tales. No titles of the tales has been released yet.
Something with his son Owen
King has stated that he is working on something with his son Owen. No more info has been release.
One more story about Stu & Fran from The Stand
King has stated that there’s one more story about Stu and Fran that needs to be told. King hasn’t written this one yet though.
There's one Stand story that still needs to be told, although it's not a long one. I happen to know that when [Stand characters] Stu Redman and Frannie Goldsmith headed back to New England (with their baby), Frannie fell into a dry well. That's all I know. I'd have to write the story to find out what happens.
One more Dark Tower book
King has stated that he’d like to revisit The Dark Tower series and possibly write one more book about The Fall of Gilead.
In the not too distant future, King says he'd like to revisit his seminal Dark Tower series and possibly write one more addition to his fantasy epic.
"The one thing that is missing in the books is The Fall of Gilead," he says.
"But I'd like to go back to all of them and revise the whole series because it’s really one book. I’m delighted people loved them, but I think of those books as a rough first draft of a very long novel. I’d like to go back and rewrite 'em all."
Here is another new interview with King about Revival. In it he also mentions Finders Keepers and The Bazaar of Bad Dreams; a collection with
King is already looking ahead to next year, with Finders Keepers (the sequel to Mr. Mercedes) out in June.
And in the fall of 2015 there will be a new collection of stories called The Bazaar of Bad Dreams, which'll collect about 20 short tales. It should be a pretty fat book.
Thanks to Lou Sytsma Posted: November 6, 2014, 15:58:11
Both Amazon and Simon & Schuster lists King's next book (after Revival) Finders Keepers to be released on June 2, 2015. This is the second book about Bill Hodges and both sources list it to be 448 pages long.
Thanks to Cody Williams
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!
King just posted this letter about Mr Mercedes, Finders keepers (out next spring) and a possible collection next fall.
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.
Read the full message here.
Before those of you that hasn’t yet read (or finished) Mr. Mercedes think King spoiled the book for you, check out this comment from King.
Also, Finders Keepers is already finished, at least in an early version. Posted: June 11, 2014, 08:17:31
BIG News Today! King announced on Twitter yesterday that Mr. Mercedes is the first novel in a trilogy about Hodges, Jerome and Holly. They will all return in the book Finders Keepers next year. No word on when the third book is scheduled or what its title will be.
Thanks to Lou Sytsma and Hans von Wirth