NEWS - FINDERS KEEPERS (THE BILL HODGES TRILOGY #2)
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.
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Q: Is Steve doing any press for Finders Keepers? Any late night talk shows or morning interviews?
A: Nothing is planned for this one.
Let's get those photos collected!
And the winners are: Kathleen Handley, Luke Fitzjohn, Wies Mielniczyn and Stuart Pack. Congratulations!
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- Finders Keepers (June 2)
- Joyland (Illustrated hardback) (Sep. 8)
- The Bazaar of Bad Dreams (Nov. 3)
- 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
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.
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.
“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.
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."
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.
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- 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!
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.
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Also, Finders Keepers is already finished, at least in an early version.
Thanks to Lou Sytsma and Hans von Wirth