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Mr Mercedes

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Now a major TV series starring Brendan Gleeson.

Described as 'the best thriller of the year' Sunday Express, the No. 1 bestseller introduces retired cop Bill Hodges in a race against time to apprehend a killer.

A cat-and-mouse suspense thriller featuring Bill Hodges, a retired cop who is tormented by 'the Mercedes massacre', a case he never solved.

Brady Hartsfield, perpetrator of that notorious crime, has sent Hodges a taunting letter. Now he's preparing to kill again.

Each starts to close in on the other in a mega-stakes race against time.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 135 x 198 x 28mm | 299g
  • Hodder Paperback
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • n/a
  • 1444788647
  • 9781444788648
  • 1,356

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King's gift of storytelling is unrivalled. His ferocious imagination is unlimited. -- George Pelecanos The most remarkable storyteller in modern American literature. -- Mark Lawson * Guardian * America's greatest living novelist. -- Lee Child Hypnotic and creepy, it deserves to be ranked alongside King's masterpieces * Daily Mail * King aficionados will be riveted from the first explosion of violence to the final, equally seismic climax * Financial Times * Nobody can do it quite like Stephen King . . . He's a storyteller; one you'd have listened to for hours, as the sun set and the gulls cried on the dockside at Piraeus * Spectator * Expect page-turning suspense, jaw-dropping twists and all the addictive brilliance of a classic Stephen King * FHM * When it comes to grabbing an audience by the throat and giving them no choice but to keep reading, King has no equal, and I challenge you not to finish this novel in one breathless sitting . . . King transcends genre, and is too warm and compassionate a writer to settle for jaggedly noir suspense. * Guardian * To be held firmly by the hand, through this tough crime thriller by the assured narrative skill of Stephen King, make the act of reading an event. There should have been a sticker on the cover 'no book mark required' * Shots * A tightly plotted crime novel that retains that essential, instantly recognisable flavour that has distinguished King's fiction...On one level, Mr Mercedes is an expertly crafted example of the classic race-against-the-clock thriller. On another, it is a novel of depth and character...rich, resonant, exceptionally readable * Washington Post * Enough to say that Mr Mercedes goes out not with one bang, but several - all satisfyingly unexpected. He's back with a novel different from, but as good as, anything he's previously done * The Times * A thrilling cat-and-mouse game * Irish Mail on Sunday * I challenge you not to read this book in one breathless sitting * Guardian * Stephen King might just be America's greatest living novelist . . . THE BEST THRILLER OF THE YEAR . . . recommended to crime buffs and King fans alike. * Sunday Express *
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About Stephen King

Stephen King is the author of more than sixty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. His recent work includes Sleeping Beauties (co-written with his son Owen King), the short story collection The Bazaar of Bad Dreams, the Bill Hodges trilogy End of Watch, Finders Keepers, and Mr. Mercedes (an Edgar Award winner for Best Novel, and shortlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger Award).

Many of King's books have been turned into celebrated films, television series and streamed events including The Shawshank Redemption, Gerald's Game and It.

King is the recipient of 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.
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189,424 ratings
3.95 out of 5 stars
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4 41% (77,691)
3 21% (39,784)
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