Mr. Mercedes — Stephen King

Hot on the heels of Under the Dome, Doctor Sleep, and Joyland, Stephen King brings his typical chipper, up-beat writing style to Mr. Mercedes his first “hard-boiled detective tale.”  Just released in Hardback at the low, low price of $22.50 (25% discount)

In the gloomy pre-dawn hours of a distressed Midwestern city, hundreds of unemployed hopefuls are lined up for a job fair. Without warning, a merciless driver plows through the crowd in a roaring Mercedes. Eight people are killed; 15 are wounded. The killer escapes into the early-spring fog never to be seen from again. Until now…

Detective Bill Hodges is a battle-hardened and streetwise crime fighter originally assigned to the Mercedes killings. Now retired, Hodges has lost his way in boredom and depression craving the thrills of taking down the region’s most notorious criminals. When a disturbing letter from the Mercedes Killer arrives at his door, Hodges soon finds himself uncontrollably drawn into a cat-n-mouse pursuit with stakes beyond comprehension.

If you are looking for more Stephen King it can be said that the VB staff believes that there is “no school like the old school.”

Becky recommends Eyes of the Dragon

Doug recommends Dead Zone, and Salem’s Lot

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