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Brief Description:
"In a mega-stakes, high-suspense race against time, three of the most unlikely and winning heroes Stephen King has ever created try to stop a lone killer from blowing up thousands. In the frigid pre-dawn hours, in a distressed Midwestern city, hundreds of desperate unemployed folks are lined up for a spot at a job fair. Without warning, a lone driver plows through the crowd in a stolen Mercedes, running over the innocent, backing up, and charging again. Eight people are killed; fifteen are wounded. The killer escapes. In another part of town, months later, a retired cop named Bill Hodges is still haunted by the unsolved crime. When he gets a crazed letter from someone who self-identifies as the "perk" and threatens an even more diabolical attack, Hodges wakes up from his depressed and vacant retirement, hell-bent on preventing another tragedy. Brady Hartfield lives with his alcoholic mother in the house where he was born. He loved the feel of death under the wheels of the Mercedes, and he wants that rush again. Only Bill Hodges, with a couple of highly unlikely allies, can apprehend the killer before he strikes again. And they have no time to lose, because Brady's next mission, if it succeeds, will kill or maim thousands. Mr. Mercedes is a war between good and evil, from the master of suspense whose insight into the mind of this obsessed, insane killer is chilling and unforgettable"--


Marc Notes:
In a mega-stakes, high-suspense race against time, three of the most unlikely and winning heroes Stephen King has ever created try to stop a lone killer from blowing up thousands. In the frigid pre-dawn hours, in a distressed Midwestern city, hundreds of desperate unemployed folks are lined up for a spot at a job fair. Without warning, a lone driver plows through the crowd in a stolen Mercedes, running over the innocent, backing up, and charging again. Eight people are killed;fifteen are wounded. The killer escapes. In another part of town, months later, a retired cop named Bill Hodges is still haunted by the unsolved crime. When he gets a crazed letter from someone who self-identifies as the perk and threatens an even more diabolical attack, Hodges wakes up from his depressed and vacant retirement, hell-bent on preventing another tragedy. Brady Hartfield lives with his alcoholic mother in the house where he was born. He loved the feel of death under the wheels of the Mercedes, and he wants that rush again. Only Bill Hodges, with a couple of highly unlikely allies, can apprehend the killer before he strikes again. And they have no time to lose, because Brady's next mission, if it succeeds, will kill or maim thousands. Mr. Mercedes is a war between good and evil, from the master of suspense whose insight into the mind of this obsessed, insane killer is chilling and unforgettable--;Provided by publisher.


Review Quotes:
Pays off exuberantly... Surprising and invigorating.--Megan Abbott "The New York Times"


Review Quotes:
Classic Stephen King. Creepy, yet realistic characters that get under your skin and stay there, a compelling story that twists and turns at breakneck speed, and delightful prose that, once again, proves that one of America's greatest natural storytellers is also one of its finest writers.--Megan Abbott "Associated Press"


Publisher Marketing:
Now an AT&T Audience Original Series

WINNER OF THE EDGAR AWARD FOR BEST NOVEL
#1 New York Times bestseller! In a high-suspense race against time, three of the most unlikely heroes Stephen King has ever created try to stop a lone killer from blowing up thousands. " Mr. Mercedes is a rich, resonant, exceptionally readable accomplishment by a man who can write in whatever genre he chooses" ( The Washington Post).

In the frigid pre-dawn hours, in a distressed Midwestern city, desperate unemployed folks are lined up for a spot at a job fair. Without warning, a lone driver plows through the crowd in a stolen Mercedes, running over the innocent, backing up, and charging again. Eight people are killed; fifteen are wounded. The killer escapes.

In another part of town, months later, a retired cop named Bill Hodges is still haunted by the unsolved crime. When he gets a crazed letter from someone who self-identifies as the "perk" and threatens an even more diabolical attack, Hodges wakes up from his depressed and vacant retirement, hell-bent on preventing another tragedy.

Brady Hartsfield lives with his alcoholic mother in the house where he was born. He loved the feel of death under the wheels of the Mercedes, and he wants that rush again. Only Bill Hodges, with two new, unusual allies, can apprehend the killer before he strikes again. And they have no time to lose, because Brady's next mission, if it succeeds, will kill or maim thousands.

Mr. Mercedes is a war between good and evil, from the master of suspense whose insight into the mind of this obsessed, insane killer is chilling and unforgettable.


Review Citations:
  • Wilson Fiction Catalog 04/11/2019 (EAN 9781476754475, Paperback)
  • Booklist 04/15/2014 pg. 19 (EAN 9781476754468, Open Ebook)
  • Library Journal 05/15/2015 (EAN 9781476754468, Open Ebook)
  • Library Journal 05/15/2014 (EAN 9781476754468, Open Ebook)
  • Library Journal Prepub Alert 01/01/2014 pg. 70 (EAN 9781476754451, Hardcover)
  • Entertainment Weekly 01/17/2014 pg. 47 (EAN 9781476754451, Hardcover)
  • Publishers Weekly 04/07/2014 (EAN 9781476754451, Hardcover)
  • Booklist 04/15/2014 pg. 19 (EAN 9781476754451, Hardcover)
  • Library Journal 05/15/2014 pg. 72 (EAN 9781476754451, Hardcover)
  • Kirkus Reviews 05/15/2014 (EAN 9781476754451, Hardcover)
  • Entertainment Weekly 05/16/2014 pg. 42 (EAN 9781476754451, Hardcover)
  • Shelf Awareness 06/03/2014 (EAN 9781476754451, Hardcover)
  • New York Times Book Review 06/08/2014 pg. 18 (EAN 9781476754451, Hardcover)
  • Kirkus Best Fiction 11/15/2014 pg. 28 (EAN 9781476754451, Hardcover)
  • Library Journal 05/15/2015 pg. 74 (EAN 9781476754451, Hardcover)
  • Library Journal 01/01/2014 (EAN 9781476754451, Hardcover)
  • Wilson Fiction Catalog 04/11/2019 (EAN 9781476754451, Hardcover)
  • Audio File 08/01/2014 pg. 47 (EAN 9781442369788, Compact Disc) - *Starred Review
  • Library Journal 09/01/2014 pg. 61 (EAN 9781442369788, Compact Disc) - *Starred Review
  • Publishers Weekly 09/01/2014 (EAN 9781442369788, Compact Disc)
  • Audio File Best Mystery & Susp 12/01/2014 pg. 25 (EAN 9781442369788, Compact Disc)

Contributor Bio:  King, Stephen
Stephen King is the author of more than sixty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. His recent work includes The Institute, Elevation, The Outsider, Sleeping Beauties (cowritten with his son Owen King), and the Bill Hodges trilogy: End of Watch, Finders Keepers, and Mr. Mercedes (an Edgar Award winner for Best Novel and an AT&T Audience Network original television series). His novel 11/22/63 was named a top ten book of 2011 by The New York Times Book Review and won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Mystery/Thriller. His epic works The Dark Tower, It, Pet Sematary, and Doctor Sleep are the basis for major motion pictures, with It now the highest grossing horror film of all time. He is the recipient of the 2018 PEN America Literary Service Award, the 2014 National Medal of Arts, and the 2003 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He lives in Bangor, Maine, with his wife, novelist Tabitha King.