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.