The Colorado Kid is the second collection of Stephen King’s best short stories. The stories in this volume are built on the premise that Stephen King loves to play with: Everything can be explained by referring to one thing. And in these stories, references to the real world lead inexorably backward through the pages of time until the reader encounters something of the frightening moment such as faces from our past and visions sprung from dreams we never realized we had.
A mystery with a twist: For the first time, Stephen King reveals the full-length story that inspired his epic novel The Colorado Kid. In this two-part book, an aspiring author named Jack Wills is the victim of an unsolved double homicide in 1970s Maine. But that’s just the beginning of the investigation into Jack’s death because shadows are lurking behind every corner.
In his first full-length crime novel, Stephen King brings back a character who plays a key role in some of his most popular previous novels. In 1982, the body of a middle-aged man with no identity is found in the water off Kilmore Island, Maine. His face is partially eaten away by sharks. Sixteen years later, former newspaperman Danny Ocean assembles an elite group of experts: shark expert Doctor David Kessler, forensic computer scientist Ted Hoffman and his pregnant wife, Pia; Nantucket’s best private investigator Cameron “Horse” Adams.
About The Colorado Book
A man is found dead on an island off the coast of Maine. 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.
But 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 surprising tale that explores the nature of mystery itself.