List of fictional books in the works of Stephen King

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The following is a List of fictional books in the works of Stephen King. This is emphatically not a list of works of fiction by Stephen King, but rather a list of books that appear within his stories, usually written by one of the characters in the story such as the novelist Paul Sheldon's books mentioned in Misery. Since the titles exist only within the context of the story, they are fictional.

This article was created as a spin-off of the overgrown List of fictional books article. There is also a main article on fictional books in general.

By Bobbi Anderson[edit]

Bobbi Anderson is a primary character in the novel The Tommyknockers.

  • Rimfire Christmas (Title only also mentioned in The Stand, p324)
  • The Buffalo Soldiers
  • Hangtown
  • The Long Ride Back
  • Massacre Canyon
  • Boxing the Compass

By Thaddeus Beaumont (also writing as George Stark)[edit]

Thaddeus Beaumont appears or is mentioned in King's novels The Dark Half, Needful Things, Rage, and Bag of Bones.

  • The Golden Dog by Thaddeus Beaumont
  • Machine's Way by George Stark
  • Oxford Blues by George Stark
  • Purple Haze by Thaddeus Beaumont
  • Riding to Babylon by George Stark
  • Sharkmeat Pie by George Stark
  • Steel Machine by George Stark
  • The Sudden Dancers by Thaddeus Beaumont

By Bill Denbrough[edit]

Bill Denbrough is a primary character in the novel It.

  • The Black Rapids
  • The Dark (short story)
  • Attic Room (original screenplay)
  • An unnamed novel about werewolves
  • Joanna (his first novel)
  • (The Glowing - Only present in movie adaptation)

By Mike Enslin[edit]

Mike Enslin appears in King's short story "1408."

  • Ten Nights in Ten Haunted Castles
  • Ten Nights in Ten Haunted Graveyards
  • Ten Nights in Ten Haunted Houses
  • Ten Nights in Ten Haunted Hotel Rooms (unfinished)

By Richard Kinnell[edit]

Richard Kinnell appears in King's short story "The Road Virus Heads North."

  • The Departing
  • Nightmare City

By Scott Landon[edit]

Scott Landon is the best-selling horror novelist that appears in Lisey's Story.

  • Empty Devils
  • The Coaster's Daughter (National Book Award winner)
  • Relics (Pulitzer winner)
  • The Secret Pearl (final novel)
  • Outlaw's Honeymoon

By Samuel D. Landry[edit]

Sam Landry is one of the main characters of "Umney's Last Case". He is a noir writer similar to Raymond Chandler who wrote a series of six novels about the 1930s private eye Clyde Umney.

  • Scarlet Town (1977)
  • Three unnamed sequel novels
  • How Like a Fallen Angel (1993)
  • Umney's Last Case (1994)

By Anthony L. K. LaScorbia[edit]

Anthony LaScorbia appears in "The Plant".

  • Rats from Hell
  • Scorpions from Hell
  • Wasps from Hell
  • Ants from Hell
  • Flies from Hell

By John Marinville[edit]

John Marinville is a primary character in the novels The Regulators and Desperation.

  • Delight
  • Pat the Detective Kitty-Cat
  • Song of the Hammer

By Ben Mears[edit]

Ben Mears is the main protagonist of King's novel 'Salem's Lot.

  • Conway's Daughter
  • Air Dance
  • Billy Said Keep Going
  • An unknown novel written after the events of Salem's Lot. (destroyed, never published)

By Mike Noonan[edit]

Mike Noonan appears in King's novels Lisey's Story and Bag of Bones.

  • All the Way from the Top
  • Being Two
  • Darcy's Admirer
  • Helen's Promise
  • The Red-Shirt Man
  • Threatening Behavior
  • My Childhood Friend (unfinished and destroyed)

By Morton Rainey[edit]

Morton Rainey appears in King's short story "Secret Window, Secret Garden."

  • The Delacourt Family
  • Everybody Drops the Dime (short stories)
  • The Organ-Grinder's Boy

By Edward Gray Seville[edit]

Edward Gray Seville appears in King's novella The Breathing Method (subtitled "A Winter's Tale").

  • Breakers (1935) by Gray Seville
  • These Were Our Brothers (1911) by Gray Seville
  • Nine other unnamed novels published between 1911 and 1935

By Paul Sheldon[edit]

Paul Sheldon appears in King's novel Misery.

  • Misery
  • Misery in France
  • Misery's Child
  • Misery's Heartbreak
  • Misery's Love
  • Misery's Challenge
  • Misery's Quest
  • Misery's Triumph
  • Misery's Dilemma
  • Fast Cars (destroyed)
  • Misery's Return

By John Shooter[edit]

John Shooter appears in King's short story "Secret Window, Secret Garden."

  • Sowing Season

By Jack Torrance[edit]

Jack Torrance is one of three main characters in the novel The Shining.

  • The Little School (unfinished play)
  • Concerning the Black Holes (short story)
  • The Monkey is here, Paul deLong (short story)
  • A History of the Overlook Hotel (nonfiction book)


The Stand also features a fictional court case, Markham v. South Carolina, and a fictional study which found that planes that crash have a far higher than expected number of cancelled reservations, meaning that they are emptier than chance would account for.