Bill Hodges Trilogy

6 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 64,825 ratings

Mr. Mercedes Publisher's Summary

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 Hartfield 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.

©2014 Stephen King (P)2014 Simon & Schuster
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  • Book 1

    • Mr. Mercedes

    • A Novel
    • By: Stephen King
    • Narrated by: Will Patton
    • Length: 14 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26,485
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24,227
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24,204

    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. 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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • King and Patton create a winning combo

    • By David Shear on 06-04-14

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Mr Mercedes

    • By: Stephen King
    • Narrated by: Will Patton
    • Length: 14 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 248
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 231
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 233

    Described as 'the best thriller of the year' Sunday Express, the No. 1 bestseller introduces retired cop Bill Hodges in a race against time to apprehend a killer. A cat-and-mouse suspense thriller featuring Bill Hodges, a retired cop who is tormented by 'the Mercedes massacre', a case he never solved. Brady Hartsfield, perpetrator of that notorious crime, has sent Hodges a taunting letter.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • LOVED IT

    • By helen on 05-09-15

    Regular price: $21.31

  • Book 2

    • Finders Keepers

    • A Novel
    • By: Stephen King
    • Narrated by: Will Patton
    • Length: 13 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18,676
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17,093
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17,066

    A masterful, intensely suspenseful novel about a reader whose obsession with a reclusive writer goes far too far - a book about the power of storytelling, starring the same trio of unlikely and winning heroes King introduced in Mr. Mercedes. "Wake up, genius." So begins King's instantly riveting story about a vengeful reader. The genius is John Rothstein, an iconic author who created a famous character, Jimmy Gold, but who hasn't published a book for decades.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • 5 Stars for Will Patton reading Stephen King

    • By PlantCrone on 06-21-16

    Regular price: $22.67

    • Finders Keepers

    • By: Stephen King
    • Narrated by: Will Patton
    • Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 117
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 112
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 111

    1978: Meet Morris Bellamy ,the man who robs the safe of America's most famous reclusive writer, John Rothstein. But it isn't just the money he is interested in. Morrie is obsessed by the author's notebooks and is prepared to kill the author for them. 2009: Meet young Pete Saubers, whose father was knocked down by an out-of-control Mercedes in a job line-up. When he discovers a buried trunk of money and notebooks of a famous writer, he has the means to rescue his family from poverty.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Ooh ooh ooh.

    • By Wanda on 08-31-15

    Regular price: $21.31

  • Book 3

    • End of Watch

    • A Novel
    • By: Stephen King
    • Narrated by: Will Patton
    • Length: 12 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19,198
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 17,586
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17,536

    In Room 217 of the Lakes Region Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic, something has awakened. Something evil. Brady Hartsfield, perpetrator of the Mercedes Massacre, where eight people were killed and many more were badly injured, has been in the clinic for five years, in a vegetative state. According to his doctors, anything approaching a complete recovery is unlikely. But behind the drool and stare, Brady is awake and in possession of deadly new powers that allow him to wreak unimaginable havoc without ever leaving his hospital room.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • So fracking great

    • By Anonymous User on 08-08-18

    Regular price: $27.99

    • End of Watch

    • By: Stephen King
    • Narrated by: Will Patton
    • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 101
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 96

    End of Watch is a compelling and chilling suspense novel which sees retired detective Bill Hodges back on the trail of his nemesis, Brady Hartsfield, the criminal the press called The Mercedes Killer. Foiled in his attempt to commit a second mass murder, Hartsfield is confined to a hospital brain-injury unit in a seemingly unresponsive state. But all is not what it seems: Brady is able to influence both his physician and the hospital librarian to commit crimes in the outside world.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great narration

    • By B. R. Conway on 11-01-17

    Regular price: $21.31