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Mr Mercedes

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A series of mystery novels involving a little bit of horror by Stephen King.

1) Mr Mercedes
2) Finders Keepers
3) End of Watch
4) The Outsider
Copyright © 2014 by Stephen King
Thinking of James M. Cain
They threw me off the hay truck about noon...
Augie Odenkirk had a 1997 Datsun that still ran well in spite of high mileage, but gas was expensive, especially for a man with no job, and City Center was on the far side of town, so he decided to take the last bus of the night.
May contain spoilers
And he's asking for his mother."
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Added: 01-Nov-2018
Last Updated: 24-Mar-2022

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 03-Jun-2014
Simon & Schuster
Book on CD
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Date Issued:
03-Jun-2014
Format:
Book on CD
Cover Price:
$23.95
Length:
14 hrs 22 min (559 pages)
"Read":
Once
Reading(s):
1)   13 Jun 2018 - 19 Jun 2018
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Internal ID:
2464
Publisher:
ISBN:
Unknown
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Credits:
Will Patton  - Narration
From amazon.com:

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.
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Author(s)

Stephen King  
Birth: 21 Sep 1947 Portland, Maine, USA
Notes:
Stephen Edwin King was born on September 21, 1947 in Portland Maine.  His parents were Donald Edwin and Ruth Pillsbury King.  Stephen King's father, Donald, went out for cigarettes and never came back.  In January 1959 Stephen King and David King, his brother, began publishing their own newspaper named Dave's Rag

Stephen King went to Lisbon High School in 1962.  In 1963 they he and a friend, Chris Chesley, published a 18 short stories called People, Places, and Things - Volume I.  Stephen King graduated from high school in 1966 and took a went on to the University of Maine.  During his first year at college he finished his first novel entitled The Long Walk.  He submitted the novel for publication but it was rejected.

Stephen King sold his first story The Glass Floor for $35.00.  Stephen King graduated from the University of Maine in June 1970 with a BA in English.  On January 2, 1971, Tabitha Jane Spruce and Stephen King were married.   later that same year Stephen King began teaching at Hampden Academy.

In January 1973, Stephen King submitted Carrie to Doubleday and in March, they bought the book.  Stephen King has had numerous short stories and novels published.  His books have been translated into 33 different languages and have been published in over 35 different countries.  He lives in Bangor, Maine with his wife Tabitha.

Awards

2014Good ReadsBest Mystery and Thriller Winner
2015Mystery Writers of AmericaEdgar Award - Best Novel Winner
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