THE COLORADO KID
Stephen King
June 2019
ISBN: 978-1-78909-155-7
Cover art by Paul Mann

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STEPHEN KING’S THE COLORADO KID
RETURNS AFTER A DECADE
IN BRAND NEW ILLUSTRATED EDITION!

On an island off the coast of Maine, a man is found dead. There’s no identification on the body. Only the dogged work of a pair of local newspapermen and a graduate student in forensics turns up any clues, and it’s more than a year before the man is identified.

And that’s just the beginning of the mystery. Because the more they learn about the man and the baffling circumstances of his death, the less they understand. Was it an impossible crime? Or something stranger still...?

No one but Stephen King could tell this story about the darkness at the heart of the unknown and our compulsion to investigate the unexplained. With echoes of Dashiell Hammett’s The Maltese Falcon and the work of Graham Greene, one of the world’s great storytellers presents a moving and surprising tale whose subject is nothing less than the nature of mystery itself...

  • First appearance in bookstores in a decade, and first ever in trade paperback format
  • Featuring a new painted cover by Paul Mann and 20 new interior illustrations by Mann, Mark Summers, Mark Edward Geyer, and Kate Kelton
  • Afterword by Stephen King, introduction by Hard Case Crime editor Charles Ardai
  • THE COLORADO KID was the inspiration for the TV series Haven, which ran for 6 years on the SyFy Network

Raves for THE COLORADO KID...

"A riveting tale."
U.S. News & World Report

"Richly textured...one of [King’s] best."
Chicago Tribune

"Intriguing...wry and lively [and] artfully detailed."
USA Today

"A daring experiment...King’s prose is engaging and propulsive."
This Week

"The ending comes as a most daring shock...I loved it."
The Guardian UK

"A small masterpiece...[THE COLORADO KID] deserves in both its conception and its execution a place beside the classic tales of Poe, Conan Doyle, Stevenson, and the 20th-century masters of pulps."
Village Voice