Personally signed by Stephen King along with the three illustrators and Charles Adai in this most desirable state.
This is Number 17 of only 33 produced, the tray-cased leather bound edition. This edition of The Colorado Kid by Stephen King is the most rare state of the book that was produced. The autographs are guaranteed to be authentic. The book is personally signed directly onto the special limitation page.
This edition was published in the following states:
1. A "lettered" state edition of only 33 copies bound in blue leather and in a leather bound tray-case. Signed by SK and all three artists. The book is leather bound with gilt titles and edges, and contains the 15 colour interior illustrations by Glenn Chadbourne, Edward Miller and J K Potter. The book is signed by Stephen King, Charles Ardai (The Introducer) and all three artists Glenn Chadbourne, Edward Miller and J. K. Potter.
2. A limited edition of 450 copies. Numbered, slip-cased and signed by Stephen King and the contributing illustrator.
3. An artist edition of 1,000 copies signed and numbered by the contributing illustrator.
4. An unsigned, unnumbered hardback edition of 10,000 copies. While this is technically limited, it's not a 1st edition and the least valuable of the various editions.
About The Colorado Kid
The Colorado Kid is a mystery novel written by Stephen King for the Hard Case Crime imprint, published in 2005. The book was issued in one paperback-only edition by the specialty crime and mystery publishing house. The third-person narrative concerns the investigation of the body of an unidentified man found on a tiny island off the coast of Maine. Lacking any identification or obvious clues, the case reaches nothing but repeated dead-ends. Over a year later the man is identified, but all further important questions remain unanswered. The two-person staff of the island newspaper maintain a longstanding fascination with the case, and twenty-five years later use the mysterious tale to ply the friendship and test the investigative mettle of a postgrad intern rookie reporter. A television series loosely inspired by The Colorado Kid, titled Haven, aired on Syfy from July 2010 to December 2015. Stephen King's next novel for Hard Case Crime was Joyland, which was published in June 2013.
Synopsis / Contents:
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 riveting story about the darkness at the heart of the unknown â€” and our compulsion to investigate the unexplained â€” 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."