Joyland by Stephen King
A Brand New, Never Before Published Novel!
“I love crime, I love mysteries, and I love ghosts.” — Stephen King
We’re pleased to report we’re now taking preorders for Joyland by Stephen King, a new novel Hard Case Crime will be publishing next year! We’re also producing a custom-made slipcase for this title like we have for the last couple of King books, which you can also preorder now if you’re interested!
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.
Note From the Publisher and the Author:
“I love crime, I love mysteries, and I love ghosts,” Stephen King said in the press release. “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.”
Charles Ardai, editor of Hard Case Crime, promises a layered, genre-crossing story. “Joyland is a breathtaking, beautiful, heartbreaking book,” he said. “It’s a whodunit, it’s a carny novel, it’s a story about growing up and growing old, and about those who don’t get to do either because death comes for them before their time. Even the most hard-boiled readers will find themselves moved.”
Add A Special Exclusive Slipcase To Your Order To Protect Your Book!
Even though Joyland by Stephen King is being published by another publisher, we’ll be producing a custom-made slipcase for this title like we have for the last few Stephen King books!
The easiest way to add a slipcase to your purchase is by selecting the “Paperback with Exclusive Slipcase!” option on the Joyland product page — you’ll also save on shipping by ordering this way! (You can order just the slipcase by itself on the Joyland Slipcase product page.)
Don’t know what a slipcase is? That’s okay! It’s easily the best way to protect your book for generations to come. You can see some sample images of other slipcases we’ve made below. We’re using the same high-quality materials we have used for our previous Stephen King cases, with one color hot foil stamping. The company who makes these for us is the best in the business and you won’t find a better way to protect your investment! (If you are new to collecting, you can read more about slipcases on our Book FAQ page.)
These cases will be produced after the book is published because we need a real copy of the book to get the sizing just right and your book and slipcase will ship together to save you on shipping. We think our collectors will be very pleased with what we have in mind for these very special cases, so don’t wait to place your order!
Sample Slipcase Photos: