Stephen King is the author of more than sixty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. His first crime thriller featuring Bill Hodges, Mr Mercedes, won the Edgar Award for best novel and was shortlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger Award. THE OUTSIDER, End of Watch and Mr Mercedes all received the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Mystery and Thriller. Many of King's books have been turned into celebrated films and television series including It, The Shawshank Redemption, Gerald's Game and Pet Sematary. King was the recipient of America's prestigious 2014 National Medal of Arts and the 2003 National Book Foundation Medal for distinguished contribution to American Letters. In 2007 he also won the Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America. He lives with his wife Tabitha King in Maine.
The Outsider gives King fans exactly what they want at the same time as cramming in new ideas, proving the least surprising thing of all: that his novels are as strong as they ever were - GuardianA crime masterpiece that has you gripped throughout - Dublin Evening EchoNerve-shreddingly brilliant - Daily ExpressIf you read only one thriller this summer, make it this one - Daily MailKing's blend of supernatural crime makes for a taut, clever read that will keep you guessing until the end - The SunKing is arguably as much an American icon as the '68 Fastback or a classic red and white Plymouth Fury. All of these glories are on full display in his latest mystery-horror hybrid...you're in for one hell of a ride' - The Washington PostKing pulls back the layers of the everyday to show just how dangerous and threatening the ordinary world we live in case be - IndependentCompulsive entertainment - Mail on Sunday