STEPHEN KING is the author of more than seventy books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. He is an acclaimed master of the short narrative form. His short story collections include Night Shift and The Bazaar of Bad Dreams which 'reveals King's mastery of the novella' - Guardian. Some of King's recent No. 1 bestsellers are Billy Summers, If It Bleeds, The Institute and The Outsider.
Many of his titles are the basis for major motion pictures, TV series and streamed events, including the classic film Stand By Me (adapted from The Body), Apt Pupil and The Shawshank Redemption, which is IMDb's top-rated movie of all time.
Stephen King was 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. In 2007, he also won the Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America. He lives in Bangor, Maine, with his wife novelist Tabitha King.
A No. 1 New York Times bestseller and winner of the 1986 Locus Award for Best Collection, SKELETON CREW is a classic collection of riveting stories from the outer limits of one of the greatest imaginations of our time, now with a stunning new cover look.
Features 'The Mist', adapted into both a feature film directed by Frank Darabont and a 2017 Netflix series.
Hold tight. We are going into a number of dark places, but I think I know the way. Just don't let go of my arm . . .
Unrivalled master of suspense Stephen King takes the unsuspecting reader on a fantastic journey through the dark shadows of our innermost fears.
Do the dead sing?
In this bumper collection of chilling tales, we meet: a woman who has never crossed The Reach, the water dividing her from the mainland; a gramma who only wants to hug little George, even after she is dead; an innocent looking toy with sinister powers; and a primeval sea creature with an insatiable appetite.
This 'wonderfully gruesome' collection (The New York Times Book Review) includes:
-Here There Be Tygers
-Cain Rose Up
-Mrs. Todd's Shortcut
-The Wedding Gig
-Paranoid: A Chant
-The Raft - Word Processor of the Gods
-The Man Who Would Not Shake Hands
-The Reaper's Image
-Uncle Otto's Truck
-Morning Deliveries (Milkman No. 1)
-Big Wheels: a Tale of the Laundry Game (Milkman No. 2)
-The Ballad of the Flexible Bullet
STEPHEN KING is the author of more than seventy books, all worldwide bestsellers. His recent titles include The Institute, which was described by the Sunday Express as a 'masterpiece', The Outsider (voted winner of the Goodreads Choice Award for best Mystery and Thriller 2018), and If It Bleeds.
Many of his titles have been turned into celebrated films, TV series and streamed events including IT, 'a book which speaks to everybody' (Guardian), The Shawshank Redemption and Stand By Me.
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.