Stephen King wraps up crime fiction series

Staff Writer
Columbus Monthly

NEW YORK (AP) — The end is near for Stephen King's Bill Hodges trilogy, his foray into crime fiction.

King's "End of Watch" will be published next June, Scribner announced Thursday. The novel is the third, after "Mr. Mercedes" and "Finders Keepers," to feature retired police detective Bill Hodges. "End of Watch" will feature another recurring character, Mercedes killer Brady Hartsfield, and his extraordinary powers even as he lies in a vegetative state.

According to Scribner, "End of Watch" will bring the series to a "sublimely terrifying conclusion," as King combines crime fiction with the supernatural.