Warning! Spoilers ahead for the Bill Hodges Trilogy – Mr. Mercedes, Finders Keepers, and End of Watch.
In 2009, a suicide obsessed killer drove a Mercedes-Benz through a crowd of unemployed, waiting for a job fair to open up, murdering and maiming as many as he could. Retired cop Bill Hodges obsessed about catching “Mr. Mercedes,” cannot stop the chase. With the help of a young boy and a a woman with “graying hair and the face of a neurotic teenager,” the trio managed to put the killer, Brady Hartsfield, down and in a coma. Mr. Mercedes was riveting excitement on every page. Finders Keepers, puts Hartsfield’s story on hold as Hodges, Jerome, and Holly reunite to save a boy from an author-obsessed lunatic killer. Although it strayed from the first novel, the connecting tendrils satisfied that basic reader need. Now, in End of Watch, Brady Hartsfield is awake and plotting, and it’s up to Hodges and the gang to stop him.
A few spoilers from End of Watch by Stephen King below.
1978 – Morris Bellamy loved Jimmy Gold, the lead character in John Rothstein’s Runner books. What he did to him in the last book, was unforgivable. He suburbanized him! This recluse doesn’t deserve to live! He murders the old author, and he makes off with money and tons of unpublished work. A blackout drunk, Morrie, ends up in jail for life, his loot buried.
2009 – Tom Saubers was severely injured in the Mercedes Killer rampage, causing him and his family to tank financially.
Original KISS drummer, Peter Criss, has announced that his long-awaited autobiography will be published in late 2012. Under the working title of Makeup to Breakup, the memoir is said to encompass not only the highs and lows of his time with KISS, but also his upbringing and life post-KISS.
Criss first announced his plans for an autobiography back in 1987 in interviews with KISS fanzines around the world. Since that time, little progress has been made with each subsequent time the Catman has discussed the book… however, with this announcement, Criss has got himself a publisher backing the memoir: Scribner.
The Simon and Schuster imprint will publish Makeup to Breakup during Fall 2012, and it will be written with the assistance of Larry “Ratso” Sloman, who is best known for his work on Howard Stern’s books.