Stephen King, the master of horror, born in 1947 in Portland Maine, has written 70 novels and a great number of short stories and is one of the most fruitful authors of all time, constantly introducing us to new, disturbed, and dangerous characters. Many of his books have been set in Maine, where he introduced us to a variety of intriguing and complex characters. Besides horrors, he is known for his science-fiction, crime, fantasy, and drama novels, which have also been very successfully put on screen.
In this article, I’ll first list all of Stephen King’s books in order, and after that, I’ll explain what each book is about for those who just don’t have the time to read them!
Editor’s Note: This article has been updated on October 2, 2023 to reflect the latest information regarding Stephen King’s books. We strive to provide the most accurate and up-to-date guidance for our readers.
Stephen King books in order:
- ‘Carrie’ (1974)
- ‘Salem’s Lot’ (1975)
- ‘Rage’ (1976)
- ‘The Shining’ (1977)
- ‘The Stand’ (1978)
- ‘The Long Walk'(1978)
- ‘Night Shift’ (1978) (Short Story Collection)
- ‘The Dead Zone’ (1979)
- ‘Firestarter’ (1980)
- ‘Roadwork’ (1980)
- ‘Cujo’ (1981)
- ‘The Running Man’ (1981) *
- ‘The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger’ (1982)
- ‘Apt Pupil’ (1982)
- ‘The Breathing Method’ (1982)
- ‘Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption’ (1982)
- ‘Christine’ (1983)
- ‘Pet Sematary’ (1983)
- ‘Cycle of the Werewolf’ (1983)
- ‘The Talisman’ (1984)
- ‘Thinner’ (1984) *
- ‘Skeleton Crew’ (1985) (Short Story Collection)
- ‘IT’ (1986)
- ‘The Eyes of the Dragon’ (1987)
- ‘The Dark Tower: The Drawing of the Three’ (1987)
- ‘Misery’ (1987)
- ‘The Tommyknockers’ (1987)
- ‘The Dark Half’ (1989)
- ‘Four Past Midnight’ (1990) (Short Story Collection)
- ‘The Dark Tower: The Waste Lands’ (1991)
- ‘Needful Things’ (1991)
- ‘Gerald’s Game’ (1992)
- ‘Dolores Claiborne’ (1993)
- ‘Nightmares and Dreamscapes’ (1993) (Short Story Collection)
- ‘Insomnia’ (1994)
- ‘Rose Madder’ (1995)
- ‘The Regulators’ (1995) *
- ‘The Green Mile’ (1996)
- ‘Desperation’ (1996)
- ‘The Dark Tower: Wizard and Glass’ (1997)
- ‘Bag of Bones’ (1998)
- ‘The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon’ (1999)
- ‘Hearts in Atlantis’ (1999) (Short Story Collection)
- ‘Dreamcatcher’ (2001)
- ‘Black House’ (2001)
- ‘From A Buick 8’ (2002)
- ‘Everything’s Eventual: 14 Dark Tales’ (2002) (Short Story Collection)
- ‘The Dark Tower: Wolves of the Calla’ (2003)
- ‘The Dark Tower: Song of Susannah’ (2004)
- ‘The Dark Tower VII’ (2004)
- ‘The Colorado Kid’ (2005)
- ‘Cell’ (2006)
- ‘Lisey’s Story’ (2006)
- ‘Blaze’ (2006) *
- ‘Duma Key’ (2008)
- ‘Just After Sunset’ (2008) (Short Story Collection)
- ‘Under the Dome’ (2009)
- ‘Stephen King Goes to the Movies’ (2009) (Short Story Collection)
- ‘Blockade Billy’ (2010)
- ‘Full Dark, No Stars’ (2010) (Short Story Collection)
- ’11/22/63′ (2011)
- ‘The Dark Tower: The Wind Through the Keyhole’ (2012)
- ‘Joyland’ (2013)
- ‘Doctor Sleep’ (2013)
- ‘Mr Mercedes’ (2014)
- ‘Revival’ (2014)
- ‘Finders Keepers’ (2015)
- ‘The Bazaar of Bad Dreams’ (2015) (Short Story Collection)
- ‘End of Watch’ (2016)
- ‘Sleeping Beauties’ (2017)
- ‘Gwendy’s Button Box’ (2017) (Novella)
- ‘The Outsider’ (2018)
- ‘Elevation’ (2018)
- ‘The Institute’ (2019)
- ‘Gwendy’s Magic Feather’ (2020)
- ‘If It Bleeds’ (2020) (Short Story Collection)
- ‘Later’ (2021)
- ‘Billy Summers’ (2021)
- ‘Gwendy’s Final Task’ (2022)
- ‘Fairy Tale’ (2022)
- ‘Holly’ (2023)
What is each Stephen King books about?
King’s first novel is also one of his most popular ever, famous for its movie adaptation as well. It is a story about a shy and misunderstood high school girl Carrie who has telekinetic powers which she hides from everyone. But when a school prank goes bad, she will release all her fury upon the ones who might or might have not deserved it.
‘Salem’s Lot’ (1975)
Another extremely beloved novel by King is this horror story about a man and a boy who must return to Salem’s Lot, a town that hides numerous secrets and evil that lives on in it. They must confront the evil forces among clapboard houses and tree-lined streets.
King often writes under the pseudonym of Richard Bachman, and ‘Rage’ is his first novel written under this name. It is a story about a disturbed high-school student who kills one of his professors and takes other students hostage. It is set in one afternoon in which we are going to find out what drove him to this horrible decision.
‘The Shining’ (1977)
Another King’s masterpiece, ‘The Shining’ is a disturbed and terrifying story about Jack Torrance, a man who moves to an abandoned hotel in the mountains with his family, thinking it might be a good new start for them and his writing career.
Soon he is drawn into the hotel’s mysterious story and begins to have hallucinations connected to numerous events that happened many years ago.
‘The Stand’ (1978)
The Stand is King’s interesting vision of an apocalyptic world hit by a plague. There is a patient with a mutated strain of flu who escapes a testing facility, unaware of the dangers he is carrying with him.
Soon, 99% of the world’s population is wiped out, and the ones who remain are scared and need a leader. They will be forced to choose between two individuals: a peaceful 108 year-old-woman or a violent man who enjoys chaos.
‘The Long Walk’ (1978)
Another novel written under his pseudonym, ‘The Long Walk’ is a dystopian story about young Ray Garraty, whose dream is to participate in an annual match known as The Long Walk. The winner gets anything he wants for the rest of his life.
But there are many harsh rules to follow if you want to win this game, and the contestants will have to fight alone in order to remain the last one standing.
‘Night Shift’ (1978) (Short Story Collection)
This is a collection of short horror stories that reveal what lies behind our world. These stories reveal what happens when things around us start to change and when nothing is as it seems and horror is everywhere near.
‘The Dead Zone’ (1979)
This is another intriguing horror story about Johnny, a boy who skated into an accident that plunged him into The Dead Zone. It is also the story of Johnny Smith, who spun the wheel of fortune and won a four-and-a-half-year trip to The Dead Zone.
And finally, it is the story of John Smith, who woke up from a comma and realized he could see the future and the dreadful destiny that awaits in The Dead Zone.
Two scientists from The Department of Scientific Intelligence got involved in a romantic relationship, resulting in a son with supernatural powers. Charlie McGee inherited pyrokinetic powers from them, and now the government is trying to find him to harness his powerful skills as a weapon. The novel was recently adapted into a movie called ‘Firestarter‘.
Barton Dawes finds himself without work, and at the same time, he is forced to leave his home. But Dawes isn’t the type of a man who will easily back down. His determination to fight the bureaucracy makes him lose his wife and friends, but he is reluctant to win against this powerful enemy.
‘Cujo’ is one of King’s classics, a tale that makes your blood freeze. Cujo has always been a good dog, especially loved by children. But suddenly, Cujo will change and become a deadly animal everyone will start to fear.
‘The Running Man'(1981)
It is 2025, and people can become part of a thrilling contest where you can win a great amount of money or die trying. Ben Richards has nothing to lose, being out of work and having to find money to get his sick daughter to a doctor. Now, he will become one of the most interesting contestants, a prey for the masses.
‘The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger’ (1982)
‘The Gunslinger’ is the first book from ‘The Dark Tower’ series where King introduces his readers to one of his most intriguing heroes, Roland of Gilead, The Gunslinger. His world is full of adventures, and together with him, we encounter a woman named Alice, pursue The Man in Black, and befriend Jake, the Kid from Earth.
‘Apt Pupil’ (1982)
One of the novellas from King’s novella collection Different Seasons, ‘Apt Pupil’, tells the story of Todd Bowden, an excellent student who becomes obsessed with his new teacher, Mr. Dussander. He knows much about him and his dark past but can’t get enough and wants to know even more.
‘The Breathing Method’ (1982)
Another novella from ‘Different Seasons,’ ‘The Breathing Method’ is a horror story about thirteen men who gather in their gentlemen’s club to hear the story of “The Breathing Method.” This story of a woman who was determined to give birth at all costs will change them forever.
‘Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption’ (1982)
This is one of King’s most popular stories and another short story from his collection ‘Different Seasons.’ It follows a wrongfully convicted man, Andy Dufresne, who was sentenced to death for killing his wife and her lover and sent to Shawshank Prison. He spends decades there and befriends Red, his fellow inmate, while trying to hatch a masterful plan.
‘Christine’ is another legendary novel by Stephen King about a car that hides so much more behind its wonderful exterior. It was Arnie’s obsession, the ‘58 Plymouth Fury with a frightening power that would soon turn ownership into possession.
‘Pet Sematary’ (1983)
Rural Maine is one of King’s most beloved settings for his novels, and this one brilliantly depicts its mysteries. The Creeds, a skilled physician with his beautiful wife, little daughter, and infant son, seem to have it all.
Their life is perfect in their beautiful old house in rural Maine they’ve recently moved into. But the nearby woods hide something so dreadful and powerful that they will soon learn some things are better to remain untouched and secret.
‘Cycle of the Werewolf’ (1983)
There is horror in Tarker Mills in Maine, horror no one expected to experience each time the full moon comes out. People are found mutilated, many dying in agony, and no one knows who is next, but everyone is aware of the terrifying growls and monster-like footprints.
‘The Talisman’ (1984)
‘The Talisman’ is King’s and Straub’s collaboration, resulting in a masterful adventure full of chills and horror. Jack Sawyer has to embark on a journey across America to find the Talisman, the only thing that can save his dying mother. This journey will take him to the unimaginable, into the dangerous Territories where the fight between good and evil has never been bigger.
Billy Halleck is a successful man with an expensive home and a loving family. But he has a terrible secret that will cost him his health and nerves. After accidentally killing a Romani woman and escaping punishment, he will become a victim of a curse that will make him begin to lose weight uncontrollably, going from his overweight state to an unrecognizable man.
‘Skeleton Crew’ (1985) (Short Story Collection)
This is a collection of short stories where we meet various characters and follow their incredible and chilling stories. One of them is Gramma, who wanted to hug her little George even after her death. The Raft, a sea creature with an insatiable appetite, and The Monkey, an innocent-looking toy with dreadful powers.
One of King’s most famous, beloved, and read novels is this horror story about an evil clown who kidnaps little children and hides them in his underground sewage recluse. Seven teenagers, best friends, have stumbled upon this evil in their hometown of Derry, Maine, and their strong friendship will be the most important thing to defeat this unknown evil.
‘The Eyes of the Dragon’ (1987)
The old king in the land of Delain is dead, murdered by a strange poison. While the whole kingdom is mourning, the evil wizard Flagg tries to make his plan work. He wants to see the king’s oldest son Peter imprisoned for his murder, and the youngest takes the throne.
But Peter is the only one who sees Flagg’s true side, and in order to save his land, he needs to escape from the high tower.
‘The Dark Tower: The Drawing of the Three’ (1987)
In the second part of ‘The Dark Tower’ series, Roland, the last gunslinger, is faced with another adventure. He stumbles upon three doorways on the beach, and behind each one, there is a life of a different person living in contemporary New York City. He will have to unite with different characters to try and defeat the underworld evil and numerous enemies.
Even though not the type of King’s horror we are used to, this is one of his most chilling stories, a psychological thriller so scary that it might give you nightmares. Annie Wilkes is a fan of nightmares.
She is a nurse tending to her favorite novelist, Paul Sheldon, after his car accident. But Annie tends to him by keeping him captive in her isolated house, forcing him to write sequels to his popular novel.
‘The Tommyknockers’ (1987)
The small town of Haven, Maine, is dealing with supernatural forces so strong and dangerous than any mortal should. Bobbi Anderson has stumbled across a metal object that has been buried for centuries, and that might be connected to this evil lurking in town.
‘The Dark Half’ (1989)
Thad Beaumont is a popular writer who finds himself involved in a series of murders that he is unaware he might have committed. Is he a killer, or is there something even more dangerous and unable to stop hidden behind these crimes and inside some of Thad’s stories? Is one of his fictional alter egos signing them with Thad’s fingerprints?
‘Four Past Midnight’ (1990) (Short Story Collection)
This is a collection of four short horror stories where the author encaptured what happens when craziness replaces sanity and when an alternate reality finds its way into reality. Some of the stories it contains have also been adapted into successful movies: ‘The Sun Dog,’ ‘The Library Policeman,’ ‘Secret Window,’ ‘Secret Garden’ and ‘The Langoliers.’
‘The Dark Tower: The Waste Lands’ (1991)
In the third part of this remarkable series, Roland is followed by his two friends, who have become excellent gunslingers, Eddie Dean and Odetta. They will have to join him in a new adventure when he finds himself in a different world from Jake Chambers, a boy he saved but who was already dead in Roland’s reality.
‘Needful Things’ (1991)
Leland Gaunt has opened a little shop in Castle Rock called Needful Things. Everyone who enters it will find something they have long dreamed about. The only request Leland makes is that they perform a prank on someone from their town. Soon, these pranks become anything but benevolent, a true threat to Castle Rock and its inhabitants.
‘Gerald’s Game’ (1992)
A game between husband and wife has culminated into something unwanted. Jessie didn’t want to participate in Gerald’s game, but when he refused to listen, she reacted, and he was soon lying dead on the ground next to the bed she was tied to.
Jessie is now alone in their lakeside cabin, miles from nowhere, and the only ones who are there are the voices inside her head who are beginning to sound more and more dangerous and sinister.
‘Dolores Claiborne’ (1993)
In this tense drama, we follow the story of Dolores Claiborne, a woman accused of killing her wealthy employer, Vera Donovan. She is about to tell the story of her life to the police, where we will find out everything about her violent husband and his suspicious death and an employer that has become pretty demanding in recent years.
‘Nightmares and Dreamscapes’ (1993) (Short Story Collection)
Another successful collection of short stories takes us back to Castle Rock, Maine, and its legends, full of mysterious creatures, horror tales, and unwanted secrets that the readers enjoy revealing.
Ralph Roberts is a seventy-something-old man grieving after his wife’s death and being unable to sleep. But he will grow more concerned with the irrational behavior of some of his neighbors than with his problem with sleeping. Being awake has made him more cautious and opened his eyes in ways he couldn’t have imagined.
‘Rose Madder’ (1995)
Rosie Daniels wakes up one morning, finally aware of the fact that her violent husband is going to kill her. She escapes to a new town, alone and with his credit card. Soon, she will become attracted to a painting that will become a sort of refuge for her. But her husband Norman didn’t give up on her, and Rosie is sensing that he is elsewhere.
‘The Regulators’ (1995)
This is a story of Wentworth, Ohio, and its most beautiful place to live, Poplar Street. Until now, it has been a wonderful neighborhood, but with the arrival of a red van around the corner, evil will begin to get closer to the inhabitants of his idyllic town.
‘The Green Mile’ (1996)
This is one of King’s most complex and beautiful novels, a fantasy drama that has been adapted into an unforgettable movie. John Coffey, a simple and shy black man, has been sentenced to life for raping and murdering two little girls.
We follow his imprisonment at the Cold Mountain Penitentiary, where he touched the souls and changed the lives of most workers there, proving that he is everything but a cold-blooded killer.
This is another King’s story about the fight between good and evil. This time, it is placed in one of the saddest and loneliest places on Earth, Desperation, Nevada, where evil forces will become so strong and wake up the sleepy inhabitants of this unusual town.
‘The Dark Tower: Wizard and Glass’ (1997)
Roland, Eddie, Odetta, Jake, and his pet find themselves in an alternate version of Topeka, Kansas, in the fourth part of ‘The Dark Tower’ series. We will learn more about Roland’s past when he takes us back to the Mid-World of long ago and tells the story of his long-lost love and a great battle he had to fight.
‘Bag of Bones’ (1998)
Even after four years, Mike Noonan is still grieving after the death of his beloved wife and decides to return to his western Maine summerhouse. There, he will meet and fall in love with a woman and get involved in her custody struggle but also have to face the ghostly visits and events at his summerhouse he calls Sarah Laughs.
‘The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon’ (1999)
Nine-year-old Trisha McFarland is getting tired of the constant bickering between her older brother and recently divorced mother while hiking on the Maine-New Hampshire branch of the Appalachian Trail.
She will wander off and soon find herself lost in the woods. When the night falls down, Trisha will seek refuge in her walkman and the broadcasting of a baseball game with her favorite pitcher, Tom Gordon. But when the radio reception begins to fade, she must imagine Gordon protecting her from the evils in the forest.
‘Hearts in Atlantis’ (1999) (Short Story Collection)
This is a collection of five short stories set from 1960 to 1999 but deeply rooted in the sixties and connected to the Vietnam War. Some of them are directly related to the war era, and some are describing the post-war Vietnam era in America.
Many years ago, four boys and good friends stood together and did something unforgettable in Derry, Maine. Now, 25 years later, on one of their annual hunting trips in Northern Maine, a disoriented man approaches their camp, mumbling about some lights in the sky.
These young men will have to recall the horrible events from their past and unlock their greatest secret which lies in the Dreamcatcher, which is the only thing that can help them survive.
‘Black House’ (2001)
In ‘The Talisman sequel,’ we follow Jack Sawyer, now an ex-detective, in his new adventure after the ten-year-old Ty Marshall gets dragged into the shadows. Will he become the Fisherman’s fourth victim, or will Jack be able to save him after he abandoned his old life because of this darkness following him, this time from the Black House?
‘From A Buick 8’ (2002)
The second King’s novel with a car as the main protagonist, this time a vintage blue Buick Roadmaster, which results in not being a car at all. The engine has no moving parts, the steering wheel is immobile, and the car heels itself when damaged. We hear about its story from various recollections, which witness its unusual powers and possible connection to the supernatural.
‘Everything’s Eventual: 14 Dark Tales’ (2002) (Short Story Collection)
Another collection of dark tales where nothing is at seems, where the otherworldly is as common as reality, and after which reading you are going to think twice before doing the things that seemed natural to you.
‘The Dark Tower: Wolves of the Calla’ (2003)
Roland and his team find out a group of inexperienced trackers is following them. They are from the town of Calla and in desperate need of gunslingers. They are afraid of a band of masked riders called The Wolves, who, once every generation, steal one-half of all the twins born in the Callas and return them mentally and physically ruined.
Roland will now have to find a way to defeat the Wolves go back to New York and save our world’s incarnation of the Dark Tower.
‘The Dark Tower: Song of Susannah’ (2004)
In this, ‘The Dark Tower sequel,’ Roland and his tet have to deal with another catastrophe after defeating the dangerous Wolves in the fifth part. Susannah Dead’s body has been usurped by a demon named Mia, who wants to use Savannah’s mortal form to bear her demon child.
Soon, the company will have to deal with so much more than they bargained for, and besides having to fight bullets, Roland and Eddie will soon meet their maker in the form of a young author named Stephen King.
‘The Dark Tower VII’ (2004)
In the last part of this excellent saga, Roland and his gang are scattered all around the world, and the only thing they want is to get back together. But soon, they will realize this won’t be that simple and that the only world they need to escape is the one that matters.
‘The Colorado Kid’ (2005)
There is a man found dead on the island off the coast of Maine, but there are insufficient clues as to who he is. Soon, the pair of local journalists and a graduate student in forensics will begin to learn more about him, and his story will become more and more complicated and the crime difficult to solve.
In this apocalyptic horror novel, we follow a New England artist who is desperately trying to reconnect with his son after a mysterious signal is broadcast over the global cell phone network. Clayton Riddel will have to deal with so much when people around him begin to act like vicious animals, all in the aftermath of the broadcast signal.
‘Lisey’s Story’ (2006)
Lisey Debusher Landon lost her husband Scott two years ago after 25 years of mostly happy marriage. Scott was an award-winning novelist and an extremely complicated man, and Lisey learned that there was a terrible place Scott had to turn to every now and then, a place that terrified and healed him.
Now is Lisey’s turn to go to that place and face Scott’s demons in order to put everything in place and try to figure out who Scott truly is.
This is the story of Clayton Blaisdell, Jr., his crimes and crimes against him. His last crime was the kidnapping of a baby heir worth millions. While we follow the case of the kidnapping, we also learn a lot about Blaze and soon realize that there is so much more behind this poor man who has gone through so much in life.
‘Duma Key’ (2008)
After a terrible accident and a broken marriage, Edgar Freemantle desperately needs to change his life. Sad and almost depressed, he leaves his Minnesota home and moves into a rented house on Duma Key, Florida.
After his daughter’s visit, he opens up and meets two people, a man called Wireman and an old woman named Elizabeth Eastlake, with their own demons. Edgar also begins to paint, and many of his paintings have powers unable to control. Everything will collapse after the ghosts of Elizabeth’s childhood begin to appear.
‘Just After Sunset’ (2008) (Short Story Collection)
This is another collection of short stories where we follow the destinies of various protagonists, once again chilling and full of suspense and horror. There is a blind intruder who saves a dying man’s life with a kiss.
A woman receives a phone call from her dead husband, and in the third story, Emily starts running after the death of her baby when her curiosity leads her into the hands of a murderer. Her legs are the only ones that can save her.
‘Under the Dome’ (2009)
When the small town of Chester’s Mill in Maine is completely cut off by an invisible force field, with no one being able to get in or out of it, Dale Barbara, an Iraq war veteran, will have to team up with the town’s citizens to discover the secret of a Dome above the town. They will also have to fight corruption in the town before it’s too late.
‘Stephen King Goes to the Movies’ (2009) (Short Story Collection)
In this collection, Stephen King returns to some of his most famous stories that have been turned into films: ‘The Shawshank Redemption,’ ‘1408,’ ‘Children of the Corn,’ ‘The Mangler,’ and ‘Hearts in Atlantis.’ It features new comments and information about these beloved stories and movies.
‘Blockade Billy’ (2010)
William “Blockade Billy” Blakely was probably the greatest baseball player ever, but no one remembers him today since all the evidence of him playing baseball professionally has been erased.
Billy had a terrible secret no one wanted to deal with, and it had to remain hidden, but Stephen King decided to reveal it in this interesting story.
‘Full Dark, No Stars’ (2010) (Short Story Collection)
Once again, King proves to be an excellent storyteller in this collection of four gripping tales. James and Arlette, Tess, Dave Streeter, and Darcy Anderson are the main protagonists in these interesting stories about people, their strengths, struggles, and secrets.
This is an unforgettable novel about Jake Epping, an English teacher from Lisbon Falls who accidentally finds himself in 1963, aware that he is there to prevent President Kennedy’s assassination.
He will leave his life behind, fall in love with a high school librarian, and just before the ominous date of November 22th 1963, meet a loner named Harvey Lee Oswald.
‘The Dark Tower: The Wind Through the Keyhole’ (2012)
This is a part of ‘The Dark Tower’ trilogy but also functions as a standalone novel. Roland and his ka-tet face a dangerous storm on their way to the Outer Baronies. While trying to find shelter from it, Roland tells his friends two strange stories and reveals something more about his troubled past.
Devin Jones started his summer job at Joyland, hoping to forget the girl who broke his heart, and instead of dealing with his problems, he will have to face something way more terrifying. He will be drawn into the case of a vicious murder and the fate of a dying child.
‘Doctor Sleep’ (2013)
This brilliant sequel to one of King’s most famous novels, ‘The Shining,’ tells the story of the now middle-aged Danny Torrance, Jack Torrance’s son with supernatural abilities who will have to go back to the hotel of horrors from his childhood to save a 12-year-old girl from a tribe of dangerous paranormal individuals.
‘Mr. Mercedes’ (2014)
The first part of the Bil Hodges Trilogy is the story of a lonely and depressed ex-policeman who is trying to deal with an unsolved case months after all happened. On the verge of committing suicide, Hodges receives a letter from someone who claims to be the murderer, in charge of shooting eight and wounding 15 people months ago from a passing, stolen Mercedes.
Jamie Morton forms a strong bond with Charles Jacobs, the new minister in his small New England town. They are both fascinated with simple experiments in electricity. After many years, Morton meets Jacobs, unaware of what consequence this meeting is going to bring.
‘Finders Keepers’ (2015)
This is the second part of Bill Hodges’s trilogy in which we meet John Rothstein, a genius writer who created an interesting character, Jimmy Gold, but no one has read anything from him in decades.
Morris Bellamy wants to read more about Gold and can’t get through the fact that there are no more adventures of his, so he makes a dangerous decision, which includes getting rid of Rothstein and keeping his money. But what he finds will be so much more complicated than expected, and 35 years later, a big case for Bill Hodges and his team.
‘The Bazaar of Bad Dreams’ (2015) (Short Story Collection)
This is another collection of short stories, gripping, chilling, and compelling, with a connection between each of them. King writes about morality, the afterlife guilt, and things we would do differently if we were able.
‘End of Watch’ (Bill Hodges Trilogy) (2016)
This is a spectacular ending to ‘the Bill Hodges Trilogy,’ where the Mercedes killer drives his enemies to suicide. But this time, the stakes are even higher because Hodges and his partner, Holly Gibney, will be victims themselves if they don’t stop him.
‘Sleeping Beauties’ (2017)
Something is going on with the women when they fall asleep in the future, very near to ours. They are put in gauze and if the gauze gets disturbed in any way, they become extremely violent when they wake up.
But when they sleep, they are in another place. Evie seems to be the only woman immune to this curse and, therefore an enigma whose identity must be revealed.
‘Gwendy’s Button Box’ (2017) (Novella, The Button Box)
This first part of ‘The Button Box’ collection is this novella about 12-year-old Gwendy, who meets a man in black jeans and a black coat and a small neat hat and sometime in the future starts having nightmares about that hat.
‘The Outsider’ (2018)
This is a gripping tale about a case that will make a fuss in a small town when a local English teacher, Little League coach, husband, and father of two little girls becomes the first suspect in the murder of an 11-year-old boy found in a town park.
Terry Maitland has an alibi, but he is soon arrested and needs to wait for his story to get accepted since the evidence doesn’t go in his favor. When strange things begin to happen, and the possibility of a supernatural force is involved, it becomes obvious that Maitland might not be guilty.
Elevation is an interesting story about Scott Carey from Castle Rock in Maine, who confides only in his friend Doctor Bob Ellis about his strange condition. He is losing weight without getting any thinner, and the scale always shows the same number.
On the other side, Scott has new neighbors in town who are facing prejudice against them, and Scott will try and be the one to help them overcome them.
‘The Institute’ (2019)
After his parents get killed, Luke wakes up at The Institute, in a room exactly like his, except without windows. He will meet many kids just like him, with telekinetic and telepathic powers. They are all in the Front Half, while the others graduate to the Back Half, described with the sentence: You check in, but you don’t check out.”
‘Gwendy’s Magic Feather’ (The Button Box) (2020)
Gwendy Peterson is now 37 and couldn’t be more different than the little girl she was 25 years ago when she spent one summer in Castle Rock, Maine. She was cursed with a magic box given to her by the mysterious Richard Farris.
She thought she would never see it again, but it magically appears without Farris to explain what she has to do with it. It seems it is somehow connected to the disappearance of two girls in Castle Rock, and now Gwendy is the one who will have to help them find a home before the madman does something even worse.
‘If It Bleeds’ (2020) (Short Story Collection)
This is a collection of four gripping long stories, including the standalone sequel to The Outsider. Mr. Harrigan’s Phone, The Life of Chuck, Rat, and If It Bleeds, together with the mentioned sequel, will take King’s readers to new, intriguing places.
Jamie Conklin is the son of a single mother who just wishes for an ordinary childhood. But this is not possible since Jamie is everything but ordinary; with his unnatural ability, he has to keep a secret.
He can see and learn what no one else can, and this ability of his will shows to be more dangerous than he believed when an NYPD detective includes him in the pursuit of a sinister killer, threatening to attack from beyond the grave.
‘Billy Summers’ (2021)
Billy Summers is a contract killer who kills only if the target is bad. But Billy is tired of his job and wants out. But he must perform his last and then disappear, which never seemed to be a problem for him; and what could possibly go wrong now?
‘Gwendy’s Final Task’ (The Button Box) (2022)
Gwendy is now a successful senator who is facing one of her most difficult tasks ever. She must hide the button box from the maleficent forces who are trying to get ahold of it. Gwendy must think of a place to hide it from such powerful entities.
‘Fairy Tale’ (2022)
Charlie, a teen from Sentry’s Rest, stumbles upon a mysterious portal in his elderly neighbor’s shed after the latter’s death. This portal leads to Empis, a world filled with magic, royal betrayals, and an impending doom. On a mission to revitalize his canine companion, Radar, with a magical sundial, Charlie discovers he might be the prophesied savior of this world.
As he confronts the ominous Flight Killer and the evil entity Gogmagog, Charlie must navigate complex relationships, face an undead army, and ultimately decide the fate of both Empis and his own world.
Private investigator Holly Gibney delves into the unsettling case of a missing girl named Bonnie, only to discover a pattern of mysterious disappearances linked to an elderly couple with sinister intentions. As Holly works the case amid the COVID-19 pandemic, she grapples with societal shifts and the illness of her colleague, Pete.
In a world rife with change and uncertainty, Holly’s determination drives her to uncover the dark secrets hidden in a seemingly quiet Midwest town.
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