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Hard Case Crime

Joyland Stephen King

Hard Case Crime

Stephen King

Paperback | Jun 2013 | Titan Books | 9781781162644 | 304pp | 203x126mm | GEN | AUD$22.99, NZD$27.99

Set in a small-town North Carolina amusement park in 1973, Joyland tells the story of the summer in which college student Devin Jones comes to work as a carny and confronts the legacy of a vicious murder, the fate of a dying child, and the ways both will change his life forever.

'I love crime, I love mysteries, and I love ghosts. That combo made Hard Case Crime the perfect venue for this book, which is one of my favourites. I also loved the paperbacks I grew up with as a kid, and for that reason, we're going to hold off on e-publishing this one for the time being. Joyland will be coming out in paperback, and folks who want to read it will have to buy the actual book.' — Stephen King