Everyone’s favorite horror writer has announced how he plans on spending some of his upcoming time, and he will be spending it writing The Colorado Kid for Hard Case Crime. Even if he isn’t writing horror, who can deny the writing ablities of that man? The book seems to be about the story of two veteran newspapermen who are lead to investigate the death of a man on an island off the coast of Maine. Inside you can find all the details.
Dread Central reports,
We all knew that, appropriate as it might’ve been, the last Dark Tower book wouldn’t be the end of Stephen King’s writing. Much like oxygen for the rest of us humans, King needs to write to live, and as long as he does both, I’ll keep reading ’em.
So what’s next for the Master of Horror? Mystery! Winterfall, LLC, creator of the celebrated series of crime novels under the Hard Case Crime line, has announced that a new novel by Stephen King called The Colorado Kid will be their lead title for the line’s second year.
“This is an exciting line of books,” King said in a press release, “and I’m delighted to be a part of it. Hard Case Crime presents good, clean, bare-knuckled storytelling, and even though The Colorado Kid is probably more bleu than outright noir, I think it has some of those old-fashioned kick-ass story-telling virtues. It ought to; this is where I started out, and I’m pleased to be back.”
The book will be published in the classic pocket-sized mass-market paperback that made all those pulp crime novels so readable. Dorchester Publishing, who’s made a name for themselves in the minds of horror fans with their Leisure Horror line of novels, will be publishing the novel for Winterfall.
The Colorado Kid is the story of two veteran newspapermen who are lead to investigate the death of a man on an island off the coast of Maine. Good to see that, even though his subject is being slightly modified, he’s still keeping the setting he knows and loves best.