Joe Hill Books

Joe Hill is the pen name of the American author Joseph Hillstrom King who was born on 4th June 1972, to authors Tabitha King and Stephen King. When Joe started writing, he kept his identity as a secret and that the reason why he also kept a pseudo name. Though now when Joe has finally established himself on his personal merits, a large number of people know about his celebrity connection.

The author has written novelss such as The Fireman, NOS4A2, Horns, and Heart-shaped Box. Joe Hill is also a comic book writer and has written the comic book Locke & Key. Hill has also authored the short story series titled 20th-century Ghosts.

Order of Gunpowder Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Gunpowder 2008 Description / Buy

Order of Joe Hill Short Story Collections

# Read Title Published Details
1 20th Century Ghosts 2005 Description / Buy
2 Road Rage 2012 Description / Buy

Order of Joe Hill Graphic Novels

# Read Title Published Details
1 Tales From The Darkside #1 2016 Description / Buy
2 Tales From The Darkside #2 2016 Description / Buy
3 Tales From The Darkside #3 2016 Description / Buy
4 Tales From The Darkside #4 2016 Description / Buy

Order of Joe Hill Short Stories

# Read Title Published Details
1 Abraham's Boys (Short Story) 2007 Description / Buy
2 Better Than Home (Short Story) 2007 Description / Buy
3 Dead-Wood (Short Story) 2007 Description / Buy
4 The Black Phone (Short Story) 2007 Description / Buy
5 Bobby Conroy Comes Back from the Dead (Short Story) 2007 Description / Buy
6 In the Rundown (Short Story) 2007 Description / Buy
7 Last Breath (Short Story) 2007 Description / Buy
8 My Father's Mask (Short Story) 2007 Description / Buy
9 Pop Art (Short Story) 2007 Description / Buy
10 Voluntary Committal (Short Story) 2007 Description / Buy
11 The Widow's Breakfast (Short Story) 2007 Description / Buy
12 You Will Hear the Locust Sing (Short Story) 2007 Description / Buy
13 The Cape 2007 Description / Buy
14 Throttle (Short Story) 2012 Description / Buy
15 In the Tall Grass (Short Story) 2012 Description / Buy
16 Twittering from the Circus of the Dead (Short Story) 2013 Description / Buy
17 Thumbprint (Short Story) 2013 Description / Buy
18 Wolverton Station (Short Story) 2014 Description / Buy
19 By the Silver Water of Lake Champlain (Short Story) 2014 Description / Buy

Order of Joe Hill Standalone Novels

# Read Title Published Details
1 Heart-Shaped Box 2007 Description / Buy
2 Horns 2009 Description / Buy
3 NOS4A2 2013 Description / Buy
4 Wraith 2014 Description / Buy
5 Murder To Die For 2015 Description / Buy
6 The Fireman 2016 Description / Buy
7 Tales from the Darkside: Scripts by Joe Hill 2016 Description / Buy
8 Joe Hill: The Graphic Novel Collection 2016 Description / Buy

Order of Locke & Key Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Welcome to Lovecraft 2008 Description / Buy
2 Head Games 2009 Description / Buy
3 Crown of Shadows 2010 Description / Buy
4 The Guide To Known Keys 2011 Description / Buy
5 Keys to the Kingdom 2011 Description / Buy
6 Grindhouse 2012 Description / Buy
7 Clockworks 2013 Description / Buy
8 Alpha & Omega 2014 Description / Buy

Order of Tales From the Darkside Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Tales from the Darkside 2017 Description / Buy

Order of The Cape Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 The Cape 2007 Description / Buy
2 The Cape: 1969 2013 Description / Buy


# Read Title Published Details
1 Shadow Show: Stories In Celebration of Ray Bradbury 2015 Description / Buy
2 The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2015 2015 Description / Buy
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Joe Hill Awards:

An author who calls New England his home, Joe-hill is also the recipient of the Ray Bradbury fellowship. ” The 20th-Century Ghosts”, was his first book and won the Bram Stoker Award for ‘Best Fiction Collection’, and the (BFA) British-Fantasy Award for ‘Best Collection’ and the Best Horror story for his story “Best New Horror’. Joe-Hill also won the William L. Crawford award for the best Fantasy writer in 2006. In 1999, he was given the World-Fantasy Award(WFA) for Best Novella for “Voluntary Committal” in 2006 and the Coppard A. E. Long-Fiction Prize for “Better Than Home”. His stories have featured in reputed magazines like “Postscripts”, “The High-Plains Literary Review” and “Subterranean Magazine”. NOS4A2, his 3rd book, stood at no. 5 in the “New York Times” bestseller list. His books “Heart-shaped box” and “20th-century Ghosts” are highly acclaimed by the critics and have received numerous awards.

Joe Hill Books into Movies/TV:

Joe’s latest novel “The Fireman” is under production into a movie. It’s the fourth Hollywood project based on a novel by Joe Hill. His novel “NOS4A2,” is under development as a television series for the AMC channel. His book “Horns,” was made into a 2014 movie which starred Daniel Radcliffe. “Heart Shaped Box,” is under production by Langley Park Productions.

Locke & Key has had a wild ride to production. Dimension Films acquired the rights to Locke & Key: Welcome to Lovecraft, but later lost them to Dreamworks with Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and the great Steven Spielberg signed on to produce. The production was originally set up as a movie, but later turned into a TV series. The pilot was shot with Miranda Otto and Sarah Bolger playing the title characters and singer Jesse McCartney as the male lead. The pilot was shown at the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con where it was well received, but Fox ultimately decided not to pick it up to series. The show was shopped to other networks, but no one bit due to rising costs.

Then it was announced as a film trilogy during the 2014 Comic-Con headed by Alex Kurtzman, Robert Orci, Bobby Cohen and Ted Adams. The deal was set up with Universal Studios with the K/O Paper Products production company set to produce. However, in 2015 Joe Hill announced that the film series was no longer happening.

In April 2017, the project found new life at Hulu with Carlton Cuse, Scott Derrickson and Lindsey Springer on as producers. Frances O’Connor is playing Nina on the show and it feels like there is definite interest from Hulu to help this project finally see the light of day. The pilot will be directed by Andy Muschietti who had a huge film hit with Stephen King’s IT. Much of the casting has been an IT reunion of sorts with child actors Owen Teague and Jackson Robert Scott joing the cast.

Best Joe Hill Books:

Three of the most appreciated Joe hill novels are:-

NOS4A2: Joe Hill has followed his father’s footsteps and emerged as a master of the supernatural suspense thriller novels. NOS4A2 revolves around Victoria MC Queen, and Charles Talent Manx, the good and the bad. Victoria has been bestowed with the supernatural gift of finding hidden things. She heads in her Raleigh Tuff Burner bike to a rickety bridge which takes her to her desired expeditions. Manx us a wicked man of evil intentions and takes kids on his Rolls-Royce, number plated- NOS4A2, to unmitigated and astonishing ‘Christmasland. The two cross paths on their hidden journeys and the story takes an unprecedented twist when Manx picks Victoria’s own son.

Heart-Shaped Box: Jude Coyne is retiring rock star who buys a dead man’s suit online. Though he was warned that the man’s ghost will accompany the suit, he refused to believe the seller. The ghost, however, is truly present in the suit. The ghost plays a villain to Jude and wants to kill him. Jude has had an erroneous past and has harmed many in his glorifying days. The story unfolds Jude’s tryst with the ghost, making him a kind and considerate man.

Horns: After the highly acclaimed Heart-Shaped Box, Joe hill came out with Horns, reestablishing himself as the master of supernatural suspense and drama. The story is divided into 5 sections and is like a sequel to his previous novel “The Surrealist’s Glass”. “Horns” is the second book by Joe and was published in 2010. It is a nonlinear narrative of Ig Perrish who finds himself growing horns on waking up one morning. He is now equipped with diabolical powers and people come to him to express their animal desires and urges to him. He also can figure out things about people by just making skin contact. These powers will help him to unleash the mystery of the rape and murder of his girlfriend whose corpse was found in the woods. The whole town accused Ig of the murder as he hailed from a well-connected background. The story moves at a superb pace and has dramatic twists as Ig takes on his journey to find the culprits.

When Does The Next Joe Hill book come out?

Joe Hill doesn't seem to have an upcoming book. Their newest book is Tales from the Darkside and was released on January, 24th 2017. It is the newest book in the Tales From the Darkside Series.