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Driven to solve murders in Stephen King's 'Mr. Mercedes'
Driven to solve murders in Stephen King's 'Mr. Mercedes'

Few would dispute that Stephen King is the champion of genre fiction. Since 1974's "Carrie," King has been scaring the bejesus out of readers (and, on occasion, filmgoers) with more than 50 novels and shorter fiction that seem grounded in our everyday circumstances (a high school girl being bullied, a writer exploring new directions in his fiction) but that take flight into horrific territory where lives, and sometimes life as we know it, hangs in the balance. While horror is most often his métier, the prolific Mr. King makes another foray (after last year's "Joyland") into the mystery-thriller realm with "Mr. Mercedes." It's April 2009...

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