This complete boxed set contains FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTINGS of THE BILL HODGES TRILOGY: MR MERCEDES, FINDERS KEEPERS, END OF WATCH.
FINDERS KEEPERS has been personally hand signed by Stephen King directly onto the title page.
These are original First Editions with the original copyright date not an updated set edition.The books are each in NEW & UNREAD condition. The dust jackets are NEW & covered in an archival quality clear protector. The slipcase is also NEW. The copy of FINDERS KEEPERS is SIGNED by the author on the title page.
Scribner (June 2, 2015). Stephen King "Finders Keepers" Signed First Edition, First Printing. Stephen King personally signed the book on July 12th in Bridgton, Maine. This was the only signing event for this novel and was limited to only 500 tickets. Hardcover: 448 page. ISBN-13: 978-1501100079. A fine copy without any discernible flaws. The dust-jacket is now protected in a new archival Mylar sleeve. A rare gift for the serious Stephen King collector.
Fine/Fine with an archival Brodart protective sleeve on the dust-jacket.
Correct First Edition - First Printing Markings:
Full number line as required on copyright page starting with "1"
First Edition Release Date:June, 2015
Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 1.5 x 9.2 inches
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. Morris Bellamy is livid, not just because Rothstein has stopped providing books, but because the nonconformist Jimmy Gold has sold out for a career in advertising. Morris kills Rothstein and empties his safe of cash, yes, but the real treasure is a trove of notebooks containing at least one more Gold novel.
Morris hides the money and the notebooks, and then he is locked away for another crime. Decades later, a boy named Pete Saubers finds the treasure, and now it is Pete and his family that Bill Hodges, Holly Gibney, and Jerome Robinson must rescue from the ever-more deranged and vengeful Morris when he’s released from prison after thirty-five years.
Not since Misery has King played with the notion of a reader whose obsession with a writer gets dangerous. Finders Keepers is spectacular, heart-pounding suspense, but it is also King writing about how literature shapes a life—for good, for bad, forever.
“Stephen King’s superb new stay-up-all-night thriller, Finders Keepers, is a sly,often poignant tale of literary obsession that recalls the themes of his classic 1987 novel Misery…a love letter to the joys of reading and to American literature… wonderful, scary, moving.” (Elizabeth Hand, The Washington Post)
“[A] taut thriller about the thin line separating fandom from fanaticism…Bellamy is one of King’s creepiest creations—a literate and intelligent character whom any passionate reader will both identify with and be repelled by. His relentless pursuit of a treasure that his twisted thinking has determined is rightfully his generates the nail biting suspense that’s the hallmark of King’s best work. A sharp closing twist suggests Hodges will be back.” (Publishers Weekly.
“King’s many, many fans will want this, especially those who enjoyed Misery, but the second volume in King’s projected trilogy will appeal to anyone who enjoys suspense and action, or anyone who finds enlightenment in reading about the internal struggle between right and wrong. It’s not necessary to have read the previous book to enjoy this one.” (Library Journal)