The True Story Behind ‘The Colorado Kid’


The True Story Behind 'The Colorado Kid'

The True Story Behind ‘The Colorado Kid’

I dare say many of us have read Stephen King’s novels at some time.  

The book that caused the biggest controversy was The Colorado kid, mainly because from the master of ‘Carrie,’ ‘Christine,’ ‘Kujo,’ came what turned more into an Ellery Queen story. This, to many, is a marmite story. ‘ You love it or hate it.’

colorado-kidThe story centers on the mysterious appearance and death of a man from Colorado, as told by two newsmen.

Did you know it is based upon a real-life Australian case though? In Sydney, in the 1940s a thin man of European descent was found sitting dead on the beach.

He was well dressed, had small feet, manicured nails, and wore a grey suit. He had no ID on him, nobody reported him as missing.

The police had no idea who he was? Where did he come from? or how did he get there?

Nobody remembered seeing him on the beach that day; he just turned up.

If this interests you and you wish to get the book to read a good story. Please,  check the book on Amazon. A number of people, myself included, have not.

We assumed on the book is in English. They do sell a German version as well.

  1. Avatar of Michael L French
    Michael L French says

    I am re-watching Haven due to the story line and Mr. King is the master of horror and mystery.
    I have searched and researched archives attempting to solve my own life time mystery, I have no clue who my birth parents are and the people who raised me took the secret to the grave.
    Not sure if I was stolen from a hospital or a family, you have no idea where your going until you know who you are or where you came from.

  2. Avatar of Angela Hampton
    Angela Hampton says

    I bought an Ancestry DNA kit to discover who my father, from 1954 was. It found his family, and then I found a photo of him. He had died in 1963. But for the first time I felt whole. Good luck.

    1. Avatar of Erica
      Erica says

      Hmm, in the afterword of the book the author says inspiration came from an article about an unidentified dead woman in Maine….

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