Monday, September 1, 2014

Crossover Cover: Mr. Mercedes

In this book, a roadie for the boy band 'Round Here (first mentioned in King's novel Doctor Sleep, a sequel to The Shining) wears a Judas Coyne T-shirt. Aging rocker Coyne was the protagonist of King's son Joe Hill's novel Heart-Shaped Box. In that book, it is mentioned that Coyne owns books by Aleister Crowley and Charles Dexter Ward, who is of course from Lovecraft's The Case of Charles Dexter Ward.


  1. I wonder if it was the real Charles Dexter Ward or the imposter who wrote the book?

  2. Given what Joe Hill has recently said about Lovecraft, it's probably a fictional biography within the world of Hill's stories.

  3. What did Joe Hill say about Lovecraft?