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Stephen King Talks about New Novel 

Terry Stackhouse

Stephen King released a new novel Tuesday. The idea for “Mr. Mercedes” came to him while watching a news story from Cleveland, Ohio. During a fight with a friend, a woman drove over several job applicants outside a McDonalds, injuring 6. King was intrigued by it. He tells us that local news can be helpful to draw from for inspiration. He was especially fascinated with the story of a teen in western Maine who wandered from home and was found dead in a pond. We’ll have much more with King over the next few weeks. The TV adaptation of his novel “Under the Dome” returns to TV 5 later this month.