The Colorado Kid
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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...
From Publishers Weekly
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The Colorado Kid
Woulda loved a finely crafted ending. King always has the best endings and endings of his caliber are what most great writers are missing. I thoroughly enjoyed the story and characters. I would buy The Colorado Kid and read it again! King brings me into the story and that's what I love about his works.
Well I'm one who liked the story even though it didn't end the way I expected. But surprise at unexpected endings is one of the main reasons I currently have read everything Mr King has published. I don't know who I'm quoting when I say "always keep 'em guessing" but I believe Mr King believes in and employs this premise quite liberally when he is weaving his tales. Thanks again, Stephen, (if I may be so bold) for another few hours of enjoyment!
I really didn't know how to rate this story, if one can call it a story. As Steven King says at the end of the book, it's not so much the solution as the MYSTERY. I'm a little upset he didn't give a solution in the end, bit all the same, I cannot deny that I enjoyed the tale.