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Stephen King is an American author of horror, supernatural fiction, suspense, and fantasy novels. His books have sold more than 350 million copies, many of which have been adapted into feature films, miniseries, television series, and comic books. King has published 61 novels and six non-fiction books.
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Defending Jacob
A Novel
by William Landay (Sep 03, 2013)
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Andy Barber has been an assistant district attorney for two decades. He is respected. Admired in the courtroom. Happy at home with the loves of his life: his wife, Laurie, and their teenage son, Jacob.Then Andy’s quiet suburb is stunned by a shocking crime: a young boy stabbed to death in a leafy park. And an even greater shock: The accused is Andy...
Stephen King
Jun 13, 2020
DEFENDING JACOB, the novel, is great. So are William Landay’s other two books, MISSION FLATS and THE STRANGLER. Does anyone know if he’s still writing?I’d love another one.     source
The Strangler
A Novel
by William Landay (Jun 12, 2012)
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Before the New York Times bestselling success of Defending Jacob, William Landay wrote this widely acclaimed second novel of crime and suspense, which was named a Favorite Crime Novel of the Year by the Los Angeles Times and several other newspapers.  Boston, 1963. Meet the charming, brawling Daley brothers. Joe is a cop whose gambling habits have ...
Stephen King
Jun 13, 2020
DEFENDING JACOB, the novel, is great. So are William Landay’s other two books, MISSION FLATS and THE STRANGLER. Does anyone know if he’s still writing?I’d love another one.     source
Mission Flats
by William Landay (Aug 26, 2003)
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Former D.A. William Landay explodes onto the suspense scene with an electrifying novel about the true price of crime and the hidden corners of the criminal justice system. Only an insider could so vividly capture Boston’s gritty underworld of cops and criminals. And only a natural storyteller could weave this mesmerizing tale of murder and memory, ...
Stephen King
Jun 13, 2020
DEFENDING JACOB, the novel, is great. So are William Landay’s other two books, MISSION FLATS and THE STRANGLER. Does anyone know if he’s still writing?I’d love another one.     source
The Chill
A Novel
by Scott Carson (Feb 11, 2020)
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In this terrifying thriller, a supernatural forceset in motion a century agothreatens to devastate New York City.Far upstate, in New Yorks ancient forests, a drowned village lays beneath the dark, still waters of the Chilewaukee reservoir. Early in the 20th century, the town was destroyed for the greater good: bringing water to the millions living ...
Stephen King
Dec 18, 2019
Wow! This is one terrific horror/suspense/disaster novel. Characters you root for and a story that grips from the first page. Coming your way in February of next year.     source
The Dutch House
A Novel
by Ann Patchett (Sep 24, 2019)
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At the end of the Second World War, Cyril Conroy combines luck and a single canny investment to begin an enormous real estate empire, propelling his family from poverty to enormous wealth. His first order of business is to buy the Dutch House, a lavish estate in the suburbs outside of Philadelphia. Meant as a surprise for his wife, the house sets i...
Stephen King
Nov 16, 2019
THE DUTCH HOUSE, by Ann Patchett: an absorbing "family" novel (brother and sister, actually) that's like a perfect Thanksgiving dinner: many courses, each perfectly prepared. At first you turn the pages; then you slip into that world.     source
Cold Storage
A Novel
by David Koepp (Sep 03, 2019)
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"On every level, Cold Storage is pure, unadulterated entertainment." Douglas Preston, The New York Times Book ReviewFor fans of The Martian, Dark Matter, and Before the Fall comes an astonishing debut thriller by the screenwriter of Jurassic Park: a wild and terrifying bioterrorism adventure about three strangers who must work together to contain a...
Stephen King
Nov 12, 2019
COLD STORAGE, by David Koepp:gruesome, terrifying, pulse-pounding, and also pretty goddam funny In places. You need to get on this right away.     source
The Unwilling
A Novel
by Kelly Braffet (Feb 11, 2020)
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A penetrating tale of magic, faith and pride...The Unwilling is the story of Judah, a foundling born with a special gift and raised inside Highfall castle along with Gavin, the son and heir to Lord Elban's vast empire. Judah and Gavin share an unnatural bond that is both the key to her survival... and possibly her undoing.As Gavin is groomed for hi...
Stephen King
Oct 28, 2019
Hving read this wonderful book, I’d DOUBLE star it. Absolutely couldn’t put it down. Didn’t want it to end.     source
Dying is Easy
by Joe Hill (Oct 06, 2020)
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Comedy is hard... but dying is easy! From New York Times bestselling author Joe Hill (Locke & Key) comes this new graphic novel mystery.Meet Syd "Sh*t-Talk" Homes, a disgraced ex-cop turned bitter stand-up comic turned... possible felon? Carl Dixon is on the verge of comedy superstardom and he got there the dirty way: by stealing jokes. He's got a ...
Stephen King
Oct 17, 2019
Yes, it’s a terrific read.     source
And Then There Were None
by Agatha Christie (Mar 29, 2011)
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The World's Bestselling Mystery"Ten . . ."Ten strangers are lured to an isolated island mansion off the Devon coast by a mysterious "U.N. Owen.""Nine . . ."At dinner a recorded message accuses each of them in turn of having a guilty secret, and by the end of the night one of the guests is dead."Eight . . ."Stranded by a violent storm, and haunted b...
Stephen King
Oct 11, 2019
AND THEN THERE WERE NONE, byAgatha Christie. Lots of murders, but relatively bloodless. And a great mystery.     source
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Ninth House
by Leigh Bardugo (Oct 20, 2020)
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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Leigh Bardugo comes a mesmerizing tale of power, privilege, and dark magic set among the Ivy League elite.Galaxy "Alex" Stern is the most unlikely member of Yale's freshman class. Raised in the Los Angeles hinterlands by a hippie mom, Alex dropped out of school early and into a world of shady drug-dealer ...
Stephen King
Oct 09, 2019
THE NINTH HOUSE, by Leigh Bardugo: Great fantasy/horror novel. Out now. Just sayin’.     source
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Full Throttle
Stories
by Joe Hill (Oct 01, 2019)
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In this masterful collection of short fiction, Joe Hill dissects timeless human struggles in thirteen relentless tales of supernatural suspense, including In The Tall Grass, one of two stories co-written with Stephen King, basis for the terrifying feature film from Netflix.A little door that opens to a world of fairy tale wonders becomes the blood-...
Stephen King
Oct 02, 2019
FULL THROTTLE, by Joe Hill, is on sale now. A great collection of shockers that includes 2 father-son collaborations. I love these stories. Kiddo, tou hit a grand slam this time! ❤️     source
Charlesgate Confidential
by Scott Von Doviak (Sep 18, 2018)
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An ingenious debut-novel unraveling the heist of the century, in 1946, 1986 and present-day Boston A group of criminals in 1946 pull off the heist of the century, stealing a dozen priceless works of art from a Boston museum. But while the thieves get caught, the art is never found. Forty years later, the last surviving thief gets out of jail and go...
Stephen King
Sep 27, 2019
Congratulations! Twitterverse, if you haven’t read CHARLESGATE CONIDENTIAL, you’re missing a tall cool one.     source
Shaker
A novel
by Scott Frank (Jan 26, 2016)
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The tense, darkly funny, unputdownable debut novel from one of the most successful screenwriters of the past twenty years--the tale of a hit man mistaken for a hero whose sudden, unwanted fame makes him a target for the surprising number of people who want him dead.Roy Cooper, a stoic, unassuming "errand runner" for various New York criminals, arri...
Stephen King
Sep 04, 2019
I get lots of books to blurb, and sometimes I miss one that's really good. SHAKER, by Scott Frank, hit me like a bolt of lightning. Published in 2016. It's still available as an ebook. If you like Don Winslow or Lou Berney, READ THIS BOOK!     source
Good Girl, Bad Girl
A Novel
by Michael Robotham (Jul 23, 2019)
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A girl is discovered hiding in a secret room in the aftermath of a terrible crime. Half-starved and filthy, she wont tell anyone her name, or her age, or where she came from. Maybe she is twelve, maybe fifteen. She doesnt appear in any missing persons file, and her DNA cant be matched to an identity. Six years later, still unidentified, she is livi...
Stephen King
Aug 16, 2019
I always have a huge stack of books to read, but a Michael Robotham novel automatically goes to the top of the pile. His new one is GOOD GIRL, BAD GIRL, and it's unputdownable.     source
Growing Things and Other Stories
by Paul Tremblay (Jul 02, 2019)
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A chilling anthology featuring nineteen pieces of short fiction from the multiple award-winning author of the national bestseller The Cabin at the End of the World and A Head Full of Ghosts.In The Teacher, a Bram Stoker Award nominee for best short story, a student is forced to watch a disturbing video that will haunt and torment her and her classm...
Stephen King
Jul 29, 2019
Can't praise Paul Tremblay's GROWING THINGS highly enough. 19 creepy classics that will turn your favorite easy chair into an uneasy chair. One of the best collections of the 21st century.     source
Koko
by Peter Straub (Jul 14, 2009)
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Bestselling author Peter Straub's Koko is a gripping psychological thriller in which horror and paranoia are indistinguishable from reality.Koko. Only four men knew what it meant. Now they must stop it. They were Vietnam vets-a doctor, a lawyer, a working stiff, and a writer. Very different from each other, they are nonetheless linked by a shared h...
Stephen King
Jul 16, 2019
KOKO is one of the great novels of the 20th century’s second half.     source
Necessary People
by Anna Pitoniak (May 21, 2019)
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One of them has it all. One of them wants it all. But they can't both win. Stella and Violet are best friends, and from the moment they met in college, they knew their roles. Beautiful, privileged, and reckless Stella lives in the spotlight. Hardworking, laser-focused Violet stays behind the scenes, always ready to clean up the mess that Stella ine...
Stephen King
Jul 04, 2019
That book-blurb saying "I couldn't put it down" is usually bullshit, right? For me it was true of Anna Pitoniak's NECESSARY PEOPLE. I literally couldn't stop reading. Murder, ambition, toxic friendship. What's not to like?     source
Elevator Pitch
A Novel
by Linwood Barclay (Sep 17, 2019)
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It all begins on a Monday, when four people board an elevator in a Manhattan office tower. Each presses a button for their floor, but the elevator proceeds, non-stop, to the top. Once there, it stops for a few seconds, and then plummets.Right to the bottom of the shaft.It appears to be a horrific, random tragedy. But then, on Tuesday, it happens ag...
Stephen King
Jun 04, 2019
You should read ELEVATOR PITCH by Linwood Barclay as soon as possible. It's one hell of a suspense novel.     source
The Guest Book
A Novel
by Sarah Blake (May 07, 2019)
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An unforgettable love story, a novel about past mistakes and betrayals that ripple throughout generations, The Guest Book examines not just a privileged American family, but a privileged America. It is a literary triumph.The Guest Book follows three generations of a powerful American family, a family that used to run the world.And when the novel be...
Stephen King
May 28, 2019
If you're part of a book club, may I suggest THE GUEST BOOK, by Sarah Blake? Lots to unpack there.     source
A Head Full of Ghosts
A Novel
by Paul Tremblay (May 10, 2016)
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A chilling thriller that brilliantly blends domestic drama, psychological suspense, and a touch of modern horror, reminiscent of Mark Z. Danielewskis House of Leaves, John Ajvide Lindqvists Let the Right One In, and Shirley Jacksons The Haunting of Hill House.The lives of the Barretts, a normal suburban New England family, are torn apart when fourt...
Stephen King
May 21, 2019
Yes indeed. Scary shit within.     source
Cemetery Road
A Novel
by Greg Iles (Mar 05, 2019)
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Marshall McEwan is one of the most successful journalists in Washington, DC. But his father is terminally ill, and he must return to his childhood home - a place he vowed he would never go back to.Bienville, Mississippi, is no longer the city Marshall remembers. His family's 150-year-old newspaper is failing, and Jet Talal, the love of his youth, h...
Stephen King
Apr 09, 2019
CEMETERY ROAD, by Greg Iles: Pure reading pleasure. This guy knows the deep south as well or better than any other novelist.     source
Cari Mora
A Novel
by Thomas Harris (May 21, 2019)
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From the creator of Hannibal Lecter and The Silence of the Lambs comes a story of evil, greed, and the consequences of dark obsession.Twenty-five million dollars in cartel gold lies hidden beneath a mansion on the Miami Beach waterfront. Ruthless men have tracked it for years. Leading the pack is Hans-Peter Schneider. Driven by unspeakable appetite...
Stephen King
Apr 04, 2019
I'm reading CARI MORA, the new novel by Thomas Harris. Comes out next month.He's as good as ever. Reading his prose is like running a slow hand down cold silk.     source
Flight or Fright
by Stephen King (Sep 04, 2018)
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Fasten your seatbelts for an anthology of turbulent tales curated by Stephen King and Bev Vincent. This exciting new anthology, perfect for airport or airplane reading, includes an original introduction and story notes for each story by Stephen King, along with brand new stories from Stephen King and Joe Hill.About the Book:Stephen King hates to fl...
Stephen King
Mar 05, 2019
The best short story I read in 2018? Easy. "You Are Released," by Joe Hill. You can find it in FLIGHT OR FRIGHT. And by the way, Joe's NOS4A2 is on AMC this summer. It will, as they say, cool your spine.     source
The Border
A Novel (Power of the Dog)
by Don Winslow (Feb 04, 2020)
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ONE OF THE MOST ACCLAIMED BOOKS OF THE YEARNAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY Washington Post NPR Financial Times The Guardian Booklist New Statesman Daily Telegraph Irish Times Dallas Morning News Sunday Times New York Post "A big, sprawling, ultimately stunning crime tableau." Janet Maslin, New York Times"You can't ask for more emot...
Stephen King
Feb 02, 2019
THE BORDER, by Don Winslow: Everyone in America--left, right, and center--should read this book. It's social fiction to rival Tom Wolfe and John Steinbeck. Focused, angry, suspenseful, occasionally hilarious, always hugely entertaining.     source