Authors > Stephen King

"I recognize terror as the finest emotion and so I will try to terrorize the reader. But if I find that I cannot terrify, I will try to horrify, and if I find that I cannot horrify, I'll go for the gross-out, I'm not proud." -- Stephen King, Danse Macabre.

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The Shining

Jack Torrance's new job at the Overlook Hotel is the perfect chance for a fresh start. As the off-season caretaker at the atmospheric old hotel, he'll have plenty of time to spend reconnecting with his family and working on his writing. But as the harsh winter weather sets in, the idyllic location feels ever more remote . . . and more sinister.

Year: 1977     Genre: GhostsHaunted HousePsychological Thriller

The Stand

Stephen King's apocalyptic vision of a world blasted by plague and tangled in an elemental struggle between good and evil remains as riveting and eerily plausible as when it was first published.

Year: 1978     Genre: Post Apocalypse

The Dead Zone

Johnny Smith awakens from a five-year coma after his car accident and discovers that he can see people's futures and pasts when he touches them. Many consider his talent a gift; Johnny feels cursed.

Year: 1979     Genre: Suspense

The Green Mile

Convicted killers all, each awaits his turn to walk "the Green Mile," the lime-colored linoleum corridor leading to a final meeting with Old Sparky, Cold Mountain's electric chair. Prison guard Paul Edgecombe has seen his share of oddities over the years working the Mile, but he's never seen anything like John Coffey--a man with the body of a giant and the mind of a child, condemned for a crime terrifying in its violence and shocking in its depravity.

Year: 1996     Genre: Death RowHistorical FantasyPrison

Mr. Mercedes

In a high-suspense race against time, three of the most unlikely heroes Stephen King has ever created try to stop a lone killer from murdering thousands. Brady Hartsfield wants that rush again, but this time he's going big, with an attack that would take down thousands--unless Hodges and two new unusual allies he picks up along the way can throw a wrench in Hartsfield's diabolical plans.

Year: 2014     Genre: Private EyeSupernatural






Series, Characters

-- -- 1974Carrie Horror
-- -- 1975'salem's Lot HorrorVampires
-- -- 1977The Shining GhostsHaunted HousePsychological Thriller, Telepathy
-- -- 1978Night Shift HorrorShort Stories
-- -- 1978The Stand Post Apocalypse, Plague
-- -- 1979The Dead Zone Suspense, Castle Rock, Second Sight
-- -- 1979The Long Walk Near FutureThriller
-- -- 1980Firestarter Horror
-- -- 1981Cujo Horror
-- -- 1981Danse Macabre on HorrorNon-Fiction
-- -- 1982Different Seasons: Four Novellas PrisonSuspense, Castle RockShort Stories
-- -- 1982The Gunslinger Dark FantasyEpic FantasyDark Tower
-- -- 1983Christine Horror
-- -- 1983Cycle of the Werewolf Horror, Werewolf
-- -- 1983Pet Sematary Horror
-- -- 1984The Talismanby Stephen King and Peter StraubFantasy
-- -- 1985Skeleton Crew: Stories SuspenseShort Stories
-- -- 1986It Coming of AgeHorror, Derry Maine, Serial Killer
-- -- 1987Misery AuthorsSuspense, Literary Character
-- -- 1987The Drawing of the Three Dark FantasyEpic FantasyDark Tower
-- -- 1987The Tommyknockers Horror, Aliens
-- -- 1989The Dark Half Horror, Castle Rock, Literary Character
-- -- 1990Four Past Midnight Suspense, Castle RockShort Stories
-- -- 1991Needful Things Horror, Castle Rock
-- -- 1991The Waste Lands Dark FantasyEpic FantasyDark Tower
-- -- 1992Dolores Claiborne Suspense
-- -- 1992Gerald's Game Psychological Thriller
-- -- 1993Nightmares & Dreamscapes Horror, Castle RockShort Stories
-- -- 1994Insomnia Supernatural, Derry Maine
-- -- 1995Rose Madder Suspense
-- -- 1996The Green Mile Death RowHistorical FantasyPrison
-- -- 1997Wizard and Glass Dark FantasyDark Tower
-- -- 1998Bag of Bones Haunted HouseSuspense, Castle Rock
-- -- 1999Hearts in Atlantis Suspense, Derry MaineShort Stories
-- -- 1999The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon BaseballSuspense
-- -- 2000On Writing on WritingNon-Fiction
-- -- 2001Black Houseby Stephen King and Peter StraubFantasyHorror
-- -- 2001Dreamcatcher HorrorSuspense, Derry Maine
-- -- 2003Wolves of the Calla Dark FantasyDark Tower
-- -- 2004Song of Susannah Dark FantasyDark Tower
-- -- 2004The Dark Tower Dark FantasyDark Tower
-- -- 2005The Colorado Kid Hardboiled Detective
-- -- 2006Cell Horror
-- -- 2008Duma Key Supernatural
-- -- 2009Under the Dome Science Fiction
-- -- 201111/22/63 Alternate HistoryTime Travel, Derry Maine, JFK
-- -- 2013Doctor Sleep Horror
-- -- 2013Joyland Hardboiled Detective
-- -- 2014Mr. Mercedes Private EyeSupernaturalBill Hodges, Holly Gibney
-- -- 2015Finders Keepers AuthorsBooks AboutBookstoresPrivate EyeStolen GoodsSupernaturalBill Hodges, Holly Gibney
-- -- 2016End of Watch Private EyeSupernaturalBill Hodges, Holly Gibney
-- -- 2017Sleeping Beautiesby Stephen King and Owen KingHorror
-- -- 2018Elevation LiteratureSuspense, Castle Rock
-- -- 2018The Outsider Police ProceduralSupernaturalHolly Gibney
-- -- 2019The Institute Suspense, Telepathy
-- -- 2020If It Bleeds SuspenseHolly Gibney, Short Stories