New Stephen King Novel Announced, Available To Pre-Order Now

Stephen King's next book is a pulpy crime novel titled Later, and it releases next March.

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Earlier this year, Stephen King released his latest collection of novellas titled If It Bleeds, a follow-up to his bestselling novel turned HBO series The Outsider. Anyone who follows King knows he's ridiculously prolific, and now we know his next book will arrive next spring. Later, a new novel in Titan Books' Hard Case Crime line, will be published on March 2, 2021, and it's available to pre-order now at Amazon.

Revealed via Entertainment Weekly, Later will be published in paperback and digital. The paperback edition is available at Amazon for $14.95, while the digital edition for Kindle is $10. If you pre-order the paperback edition now, you'll get it for the lowest price offered until release thanks to Amazon's pre-order price guarantee. Titan Books will also publish a limited-edition hardcover version of Later, though a publication date hasn't been announced.

Later stars a boy named Jamie Conklin who "can see what no one else can see and learn what no one else can learn." Thanks to Jamie's ability, he gets roped into an investigation by an NYPD detective who is looking for a killer "who has threatened to strike from beyond the grave."

Though King is known for writing doorstoppers, Later comes in at 256 pages, a similar length to his previous novels in the Hard Case Crime series. In 2005, King made his Hard Case Crime debut with The Colorado Kid and followed it up with Joyland in 2013. In his 45-plus year career, King has published more than 60 novels, numerous short story collections, and multiple non-fiction books.

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