THE COLORADO KID by Stephen King, illustrated by J.K.Potter, intro by Charles Ardai, afterwood by Stephen King. Hornsea, East Yorkshire, UK; PS Publishing; 2007 (2010). Trade hardcover of a paperback original published in 2005 by Hard Case Crime Books.
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.
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 even stranger?
In its first appearance (as a mass market paperback under the Hard Case Crime imprint), this rivetting story about the darkness at the heart of the unknown — and our compulsion to investigate the unexplained — split fans and critics alike... seemingly frustrating as many as it delighted. One thing is certain: there is no middle ground with The Colorado Kid. As the author says in his Afterword, "We always want to reach for the lights in the sky, and we always want to know where the Colorado Kid (the world is full of Colorado Kids) came from. Wanting may be better than knowing. I don't say that for sure; I only suggest it."
PS limited reissue of a total print run of 300 copies, of which 100 copies (of which this is one) have Potter cover (pictured); Chadbourne front endpapers; Miller rear endpapers. There are NO interior art pieces.
Fine in pictorial boards without dj as issued.