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.

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: Historical Fantasy

The Colorado Kid

On an island off the coast of Maine, a man is found dead. There's no identification on the body. Only the dogged work of a pair of local newspapermen and a graduate student in forensics turns up any clues, and it's more than a year before the man is identified. And that's just the beginning of the mystery. Because the more they learn about the man and the baffling circumstances of his death, the less they understand. Was it an impossible crime? Or something stranger still...?

Year: 2005
Genre: Hardboiled

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

If It Bleeds

From legendary storyteller, and master of short fiction Stephen King comes an extraordinary collection of four new and compelling novellas--Mr. Harrigan's Phone, The Life of Chuck, Rat, and the title story If It Bleeds--each pulling you into intriguing and frightening places.

Year: 2020
Genre: SuspenseWhats New



Year TitleGenres & Tags

1975'salem's LotHorror
1977The ShiningGhostsPsychological Thriller , Haunted House, Telepathy
1978The StandPost Apocalypse , Plague
1979The Dead ZoneSuspense , Castle Rock, Second Sight
1979The Long WalkThriller
1981Danse Macabreon Horror
1983Cycle of the WerewolfHorror , Werewolf
1983Pet SemataryHorror
1984The TalismanFantasy
1986ItComing of AgeHorror , Derry Maine, Serial Killer
1987MiserySuspense , Literary Character
1987The TommyknockersHorror , Aliens
1989The Dark HalfHorror , Castle Rock, Literary Character
1991Needful ThingsHorror , Castle Rock
1992Dolores ClaiborneSuspense
1992Gerald's GamePsychological Thriller
1994InsomniaSupernatural , Derry Maine
1995Rose MadderSuspense
1996The Green MileHistorical Fantasy , Death Row
1998Bag of BonesSuspense , Castle Rock, Haunted House, Literary Character
1999The Girl Who Loved Tom GordonSuspense
2000On Writingon Writing
2001Black HouseFantasyHorror
2001DreamcatcherHorrorSuspense , Derry Maine
2005The Colorado KidHardboiled
2008Duma KeySupernatural
2009Under the DomeScience Fiction
201111/22/63Alternate HistoryTime Travel , Derry Maine, JFK
2013Doctor SleepHorror
2017Sleeping BeautiesHorror
2018ElevationLiteratureSuspense , Castle Rock
2019The InstituteSuspense , Telepathy


Short Story & Novella Collections

Year TitleGenres & Tags

1978Night ShiftHorror
1982Different Seasons: Four NovellasSuspense , Castle Rock
1985Skeleton Crew: StoriesSuspense
1990Four Past MidnightSuspense , Castle Rock
1993Nightmares & DreamscapesHorror , Castle Rock
1999Hearts in AtlantisSuspense , Derry Maine


SERIES: Bill Hodges

Year# TitleGenres & Tags

20141Mr. MercedesPrivate EyeSupernatural
20152Finders KeepersPrivate EyeSupernatural , Literary Character
20163End of WatchPrivate EyeSupernatural


SERIES: Dark Tower

Year# TitleGenres & Tags

19821The GunslingerDark FantasyEpic Fantasy
19872The Drawing of the ThreeDark FantasyEpic Fantasy
19913The Waste LandsDark FantasyEpic Fantasy
19974Wizard and GlassDark Fantasy
20035Wolves of the CallaDark Fantasy
20046The Song of SusannahDark Fantasy
20047The Dark TowerDark Fantasy


SERIES: Holly Gibney

Year# TitleGenres & Tags

20184The OutsiderPolice ProceduralSupernatural
20205If It BleedsSuspenseWhats New
20141Mr. MercedesPrivate EyeSupernatural
20152Finders KeepersPrivate EyeSupernatural , Literary Character
20163End of WatchPrivate EyeSupernatural