Cemetery Dance Publications has announced the April 20th publication of Blockade Billy, a brand new, never before published, original novella by Stephen King.

Description: Even the most diehard baseball fans don’t know the true story of William “Blockade Billy” Blakely. He may have been the greatest player the game has ever seen, but today no one remembers his name. He was the first — and only — player to have his existence completely removed from the record books. Even his team is long forgotten, barely a footnote in the game’s history.

Every effort was made to erase any evidence that William Blakely played professional baseball, and with good reason. Blockade Billy had a secret darker than any pill or injection that might cause a scandal in sports today. His secret was much, much worse…

According to King: “I love old-school baseball, and I also love the way people who’ve spent a lifetime in the game talk about the game. I tried to combine those things in a story of suspense. People have asked me for years when I was going to write a baseball story. Ask no more; this is it.”

This original, never-before-published novella represents Stephen King at his very best, and this Cemetery Dance hardcover edition brings it into print for the very first time. This novella is not scheduled to be reprinted in King’s new collection due out this fall, and Cemetery Dance is only printing a small number of first edition copies compared to what Stephen King’s New York publishers print for a brand new book.

Trade Hardcover: $25.00

Interested readers can order online through Cemetery Dance: Blockade Billy

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