Mr. Mercedes (inbunden)
Format
Inbunden (Hardback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
437
Utgivningsdatum
2014-06-03
Utmärkelser
Winner of Edgar Allan Poe Awards (Novel) 2015
Förlag
Simon & Schuster
Dimensioner
239 x 168 x 43 mm
Vikt
794 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9781476754451
Mr. Mercedes (inbunden)

Mr. Mercedes

The Bill Hodges Trilogy 1

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Now an AT&T Audience Original Series WINNER OF THE EDGAR AWARD FOR BEST NOVEL #1 New York Times bestseller! 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 Hartsfield 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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". . . barrels toward a memorable conclusion. King's work has almost always gotten lost in translation on the big screen, but his tense, propulsive, ultra-fast-paced climax here seems like it was written with the movie in mind."-- "Onion AV Club" "A fast-paced cat-and-mouse game between Hodges, the motley group of unlikely heroes that he assembles, and the Mercedes Killer."-- "Pittsburgh Post-Gazette" "A fast-paced whodunit."-- "Esquire" "A full-throttle sprint to the finish; the last 80 pages cannot be doled out over multiple reading sessions. You'll have to swallow them all in a single gulp."-- "Sarasota Herald Tribune" "A literary Van de Graaff generator: tightly paced and parsed with dynamic dialogue and traumatic twists."-- "Columbus Dispatch" "A showdown between good and evil that characterizes the best of King's work, regardless of genre."-- "Los Angeles Times" "A taut, suspenseful race-against-time book . . . [King is] in reliably fine form."-- "The New York Times" "A trimmer-than-usual King, but that doesn't mean he skimps on the suspense and spine-tingling chills."-- "People Magazine" "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."-- "Cemetery Dance" "An oh-so-dark mystery that never shuts the door on love, loss and, possibly, redemption."-- "Cleveland Plain Dealer" "As always, Stephen King draws very real people and scenes straight out of life as we know it . . ."-- "Raleigh News & Observer" "King creates such vivid characters--people you can picture yourself drinking a beer with or inviting over for lunch. So when he puts them in great peril, and that includes Jerome's family and pet dog and the Mercedes' owner's family, it's a race against time . . ."-- "St. Louis Post-Dispatch" "King deftly takes elements of hard-boiled mysteries and puts a fresh spin on them."-- "USA Today" "King excels in his disturbing portrait of Brady, a genuine monster in ordinary human form who gives new meaning to the phrase'the banality of evil."-- "Publisher's Weekly" "Nicely dark, never predictable and altogether entertaining."-- "Kirkus" "No one can create a villain quite like King. . . . [A]ll the elements come together in a very public, potentially explosive finale (with a surprising post script). King fans may find themselves furiously turning pages long into the night."-- "Seattle Times" "The most straight-up mystery-thriller of [King's] career...Pretty darn fresh."-- "Booklist" "The nerve-shredding denouement is vintage King--a pulse-pounding race against time . . ."-- "Fort Worth Star-Telegram" A taut, calibrated thriller . . . The majority of the book is merciless and unforgiving, and the scariest thing about it is how plausible the whole scenario is.-- "Miami Herald" Classic Stephen King. Creepy, yet realistic characters that get under your skin and stay there, a compelling story that twists and turns at breakneck speed, and delightful prose that, once again, proves that one of America's greatest natural storytellers is also one of its finest writers.-- "Associated Press" Pays off exuberantly . . . Surprising and invigorating.-- "The New York Times" 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 enriched throughout by the grace notes King provides in such seemingly effortless profusion. It is a rich, resonant, exceptionally readable accomplishment by a man who can write in whatever genre he chooses.-- "Washington Post" "

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Stephen King is the author of more than sixty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. His recent work includes If It Bleeds, The Institute, Elevation, The Outsider, Sleeping Beauties (cowritten with his son Owen King), and the Bill Hodges trilogy: End of Watch, Finders Keepers, and Mr. Mercedes (an Edgar Award winner for Best Novel and an AT&T Audience Network original television series). His novel 11/22/63 was named a top ten book of 2011 by The New York Times Book Review and won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Mystery/Thriller. His epic works The Dark Tower, It, Pet Sematary, and Doctor Sleep are the basis for major motion pictures, with It now the highest-grossing horror film of all time. He is the recipient of the 2020 Audio Publishers Association Lifetime Achievement Award, the 2018 PEN America Literary Service Award, 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.