Why did Stephen King write Mr. Mercedes?

With a working title Mr. Mercedes and inspired by a true event about a woman driving her car into a McDonald’s restaurant, it was originally meant to be a short story just a few pages long. In an interview with Parade, published May 26, 2013, King confirmed that the novel was “more or less” completed.

Is Mr. Mercedes based on Stephen King?

Mercedes is an American crime drama television series based on the Bill Hodges novel trilogy by Stephen King, which consists of Mr. Mercedes, Finders Keepers, and End of Watch. The series premiered on Audience on August 9, 2017.

Did Mr. Mercedes get Cancelled?

Sadly, they received the opposite. ‘Mr. Mercedes’ was discontinued after AT&T canceled the Audience Network in May 2020.

What is Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King about?

Plot. A retired police detective, a teenage black boy, and a neurotic woman team up to form an unlikely group of heroes who stop a killer known as Mr. Mercedes from detonating a bomb during a sold out pop concert in this novel by Stephen King.

Is Mr. Mercedes a psychological thriller?

Technically, Mr. Mercedes is not a mystery—in which the reader tries to decipher clues along with the detective and finds out the killer’s identity at the end—but a thriller—in which the reader knows the killer’s identity early on and watches the killer and the detective play cat and mouse throughout the story.

What city is Mr. Mercedes set?

Actually the setting is Skokie,Illinois. He just won’t admit it. The sequel is Mr. Mercedes-Benz.


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