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The King of Halloween returns!

We are thrilled to announce that we are reissuing four more classic Stephen King novels with stunning new covers.  This year we are focusing on some of King’s most memorable female characters, with striking editions of Carrie, Misery, Rose Madder and The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon.  These will be published to coincide with Stephen King’s […]

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Something special is coming from The Institute

Lurking inside the cover of the first UK hardback print run of The Institute you’ll find one of four beautiful illustrations inspired by scenes from the novel: If you’re ordering online the one you receive will be random, or you can head to your local bookstore and seek out your favourite. Anyone who pre-orders a […]

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GWENDY’S MAGIC FEATHER:  A New Castle Rock Novel!

Hodder & Stoughton will publish Gwendy’s Magic Feather by Richard Chizmar, with a foreword by Stephen King, on 19 November, 2019. From New York Times bestseller Richard Chizmar comes the breathtaking sequel to Gwendy’s Button Box which he co-wrote with Stephen King.  The book has a brilliant foreword by Stephen King discussing this first novel ever […]

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Read an extract from The Institute

There’s only one way out… Read an extract from The Institute, Stephen King’s new novel, coming from Hodder & Stoughton on 10 September, 2019.  Thrilling, suspenseful, heartbreaking, The Institute is a stunning novel of childhood betrayed and hope regained. Outside the door of the Institute’s canteen and TV lounge area, Kalisha put an arm around […]

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A brand-new audio anthology of horror stories from the founder of Lilja’s Library

Hans-Åke Lilja, founder of Lilja’s Library, has compiled Shining in the Dark: a brand-new audio anthology of horror stories to celebrate 20 years of running the number-one Stephen King news website. This audio anthology includes both original stories including a brand new novella by John Ajvide Lindqvist (‘Let the Right One In’), very rare reprints […]

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This September, Stephen King will open the doors to The Institute

There’s Only One Way Out… Deep in the woods of Maine, there is a dark state facility where kids, abducted from across the United States, are incarcerated.  In the Institute they are subjected to a series of tests and procedures meant to combine their exceptional gifts –  telepathy, telekinesis – for concentrated effect.  Luke Ellis […]

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King of Halloween Editions

*Update* The titles and covers of the four ‘King of Halloween’ editions have now been revealed are are available for pre-order. Did we choose your favourites?! Bow to the King. It’s 3 months to go until Hodder celebrates King for a Day 2018 and we have something very special in the works: this Autumn, we […]

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Cover reveal: Flight or Fright

Fasten your seatbelts for an anthology of turbulent tales curated by Stephen King and Bev Vincent. This exciting new collection, perfect for airport or aeroplane reading, includes an original introduction and story notes for each story by Stephen King, and brand new stories from Stephen King and Joe Hill. Stephen King hates to fly. Now […]

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Cover reveal: Elevation by Stephen King

We are thrilled to reveal the cover of Stephen King’s new novel Elevation, coming October 30th 2018. Set in Castle Rock, Elevation is a moving story about a man whose mysterious affliction brings a small town together. Castle Rock is a small town, where word gets around quickly. That’s why Scott Carey wants to confide only in his […]

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An anthology of turbulent tales curated by Stephen King and Bev Vincent

Fasten your seatbelts for an anthology of turbulent tales curated by Stephen King and Bev Vincent. This exciting new collection, perfect for airport or airplane reading, includes an original introduction and story notes for each story by Stephen King, and brand new stories from Stephen King and Joe Hill. Stephen King hates to fly. Now […]

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Cover Reveal: The Outsider by Stephen King

We are thrilled to reveal the cover of Stephen King’s forthcoming suspense thriller The Outsider. Following the phenomenal success of his Bill Hodges series, MR MERCEDES, FINDERS KEEPERS and END OF WATCH, all Number 1 bestsellers, Stephen King has written an unputdownable crime thriller with a unique twist. When an eleven-year-old boy is found murdered, […]

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Read an extract from Stephen King’s new novel The Outsider

Following the phenomenal success of his Bill Hodges series, Mr Mercedes, Finders Keepers and End of Watch, all Number 1 bestsellers, Stephen King has written an unputdownable crime thriller with a unique twist. When an eleven-year-old boy is found murdered, forensic evidence and reliable eyewitnesses undeniably point to the town’s popular Little League coach. But […]

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The Outsider is coming!

On 5 June 2018, Hodder & Stoughton will publish an exciting new novel from Stephen King.  THE OUTSIDER is a compelling and chilling suspense novel which will delight readers of King’s bestselling Hodges trilogy. Following the phenomenal success of his Bill Hodges series, MR MERCEDES, FINDERS KEEPERS and END OF WATCH, all Number 1 bestsellers, […]

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Stephen King’s scariest quotes

Stephen King’s UK editor Philippa Pride picks out some of Stephen King’s scariest quotes.  ‘Some birds are not meant to be caged…Their feathers are too bright, their songs too sweet and wild.’ – Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption. Halloween would not be complete without some scary quotes from the master.  But what creates horror? From […]

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What are the best loved Stephen King quotes?

We asked readers on the Stephen King Books Facebook page to vote for their favourite Stephen King quote. As one of the most loved authors in the world, with over 50 novels (plus short stories!), we knew it would be tough. We had thousands of entries, and a lot of debate, but eventually these quotes were crowned our […]

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