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New Stephen King book "Joyland" due out next June

NEW YORK - OCTOBER 02: Author Stephen King speaks at the 2010 New Yorker Festival at Acura at SIR Stage37 on October 2, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Joe Kohen/Getty Images the New Yorker)
Author Stephen King speaks at the 2010 New Yorker Festival at Acura at SIR Stage37 on October 2, 2010, in New York City.
Joe Kohen/Getty Images the New Yorker

(CBS News) Fans of Stephen King can expect to read a new thriller from the acclaimed author in June 2013.

Hard Case Crime, an imprint of Titan Books, announced that it will publish "Joyland," a new work of fiction from King.

"Joyland" is set in a small-town North Carolina amusement park in 1973 and tells the story of college student Devin Jones who comes to work as a carny and "confronts the legacy of a vicious murder, the fate of a dying child, and the way both will change his life forever," the publisher said in a release.

Charles Ardai, the Hard Case Crime editor, said, "Joyland" is "a whodunit, it's a carny novel, it's a story about growing up and growing old, and about those who don't get to do either because death comes from them before their time."

Hard Case Crime said it would release "Joyland" in June 2013.