Salem’s Lot was written by the American author Stephen King. Salem’s Lot was his second published novel in 1975. In 1987, it was nominated for the Locus Award as the All-Time Best Fantasy Novel.
Stephen King originally titled his book The Second Coming, but he later decided on Jerusalem’s Lot. King stated the reason being that his wife, Tabitha King, thought the original title sounded like a “bad sex story”. King’s publishers felt the second title sounded too religious.