The Colorado Kid

By Stephen King

The Colorado Kid - Stephen King
  • Release Date: 2005-10-04
  • Genre: Hard-Boiled Mysteries
Score: 4
From 909 Ratings


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.
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...


  • Not Mr. King’s Best

    By sly2920
    A story about nothing, kind of like a boring Seinfeld episode. I’ve read a lot of Stephen King. I’d pass on this one.
  • Let’s your mind run

    By Mind stretcher
    Playful good fun an easy read that will exercise the brain!
  • Enjoy the Ride!

    By atomdmrn
    Wonderfully written; if you're into a thought-provoking tale, then this one is for you! If you're someone who needs fact and solution to find plots enjoyable, may want to stray from the Colorado Kid.
  • Colorado Kid

    By StarMountain#7
    Interesting, we are always looking for a conclusion to everything, and when we don’t find it, than it leaves us a little perplexed.
  • Going into the Story

    By jj's way
    So interesting to peer in someone’s day like this. Sitting there as an invisible spectator. I think Stephen King is a master of putting the reader into the scene.
  • So bad I couldn’t finish it.

    By Reckia6
    I tried reading this book twice but never made it past the first few chapters and even that was a struggle. It’s the way his main characters talk that put me off. Raar!
  • Very weak tea from an espresso writer

    By vinnibob
    Disappointing in all aspects, this tepid performance fails to deliver anything interesting. I’m just stunned this was written by Mr. King, as if he was possessed by some demon that sapped him of his creative talent. I guess you can’t hit a homerun every time to the plate.
  • Waste of time

    By @states50
    I like Stephen King’s writing-usually- but ended up frustrated and disappointed. The story... first it isn’t a story, it two old men telling a story with no end. Very unsatisfactory. Only a guy like Stephen King, who sells a jillion books, could get away with this. No agent or editor would take this not-a-story and publish it.

    By CarolMO-1
    3.5 Stars. No horror here, but still a worthwhile read in my book! Stephen King states there will be no middle ground on this novel.....that readers will either hate it or love it. As for me, I really enjoyed it as well as discovering in the Afterward what motivated him to write what is depicted as a hard-case-crime mystery. I loved the two "old geezers" (as Mr. King calls them) that own the Weekly Islander newspaper on Moose-Lookit Island, and the way they quizzed and inspired their 22 year old summer intern Stephanie. As for the case of THE COLORADO KID itself, I whizzed right through the telling eager to find out what happened to the mysterious dead man with no identification, and.....was even fine with the ending. This one won't make my favorites shelf, but it held my attention throughout, and I do love the cover even though "she" is not how I envisioned Stephanie.
  • Willie

    By Slic Willi
    Another great read by King !!!!!!!