NPR Bestsellers: Hardcover Fiction, Week Of June 12, 2014 By editor • Jun 13, 2014 ShareTwitter Facebook Google+ Email Stephen King is the author of more than 50 books, including The Shining, Carrie and The Dark Tower series. Shane Leonard Courtesy of Scribner Stephen King's latest thriller, Mr. Mercedes, kicks off with a hit-and-run driver killing several attendees at a Midwestern job fair. It debuts at No. 2. View the discussion thread.