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Koontz, Dean R. (Dean Ray) 1945-

Works: 1,089 works in 8,174 publications in 27 languages and 334,956 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Suspense fiction  Suspense fiction, American  Detective and mystery stories  Occult fiction  Anecdotes  Manuscripts  Drama  Horror tales 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Author of introduction, Bibliographic antecedent, Scenarist, Singer, Editor, Creator, Performer, Contributor
Classifications: PS3561.O55, 813.54
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Odd Thomas by Dean R Koontz( Book )

119 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 17 languages and held by 5,684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The dead don't talk. I don't know why." But they do try to communicate, with a short-order cook in a small desert town serving as their reluctant confidant
The husband by Dean R Koontz( Book )

91 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 14 languages and held by 5,392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Mitchell Rafferty receives a phone call that his wife has been kidnapped and there is a two million dollar ransom, his extraordinary commitment to his wife will take him on a seventy-two-hour journey of sacrifice and redemption
Forever odd by Dean R Koontz( Book )

106 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in 14 languages and held by 5,368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A childhood friend of Odd Thomas has disappeared and the worst is feared. But as Odd applies his unique talents, to communicate with the dead, to the task of finding the missing person, he discovers something worse than a dead body: he encounters an enemy of exceptional cunning and spirals into a vortex of terror. Around him will gather new allies and old, some living and some not. For in the battle to come, there can be no innocent bystanders, and every sacrifice can tip the balance between despair and hope
Frankenstein : lost souls : a novel by Dean R Koontz( Book )

132 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 5,207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the celebrated imagination of Dean Koontz comes a powerful reworking of one of the classic stories of all time. If you think you know the story, you know only half the truth. Get ready for the mystery, the myth, the terror, and the magic of - Dean Koontz's prodigal son. Every city has secrets. But none as terrible as this. His name is Deucalion, a tattooed man of mysterious origin, a sleight-of-reality artist who's traveled the centuries with a secret worse than death. He arrives as a serial killer stalks the streets, a killer who carefully selects his victims for the humanity that is missing in himself. Detective Carson O'Connor is cool, cynical, and every bit as tough as she looks. Her partner Michael Maddison would back her up all the way to Hell itself-and that just may be where this case ends up. For the no-nonsense O'Connor is suddenly talking about an ages-old conspiracy, a near immortal race of beings, and killers that are more-and less-than human. Soon it will be clear that as crazy as she sounds, the truth is even more ominous. For their quarry isn't merely a homicidal maniac-but his deranged maker
Brother Odd by Dean R Koontz( Book )

91 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 5,111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leaving the small desert town where he has spent his life, Odd Thomas, a hero who lives between the living and the dead, seeks the solitude of an isolated monastery, but he soon finds himself confronting a killer stalking his sanctuary's halls
Velocity by Dean R Koontz( Book )

101 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 15 languages and held by 5,089 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bill Wile is an easygoing, hardworking guy who leads a quiet, ordinary life. One evening, after his usual eight-hour bartending shift, he finds a typewritten note under the windshield wiper of his car. If you don't take this note to the police and get them involved, I will kill a lovely blond schoolteacher. If you do take this note to the police, I will instead kill an elderly woman active in charity work. You have four hours to decide. The choice is yours. It seems like a sick joke, and Bill's friend on the police force, Lanny Olson, thinks so too. His advice to Bill is to go home and forget about it. Besides, what could they do even if they took the note seriously? No crime has actually been committed. But less than twenty-four hours later, a young blond schoolteacher is found murdered, and it's Bill's fault: he didn't convince the police to get involved. Now he's got another note, another deadline, another ultimatum--and two new lives hanging in the balance
The good guy by Dean R Koontz( Book )

81 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 12 languages and held by 4,993 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Timothy Carrier is sitting in a bar when the man next to him mistakes him for someone else and hands him an envelope with $10,000. The man leaves after handing Tim a photo of a woman marked for death and her address. Soon the killer arrives believing Tim is the one who wants to hire him
Odd hours by Dean R Koontz( Book )

70 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 4,658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Haunted by dreams of a powerful red tide, Odd Thomas, accompanied by two otherworldly sidekicks--his dog Boo and the Chairman of the Board--is drawn to a small California coastal town, where nothing is at it appears and where he confronts overwhelming and sinister forces out to stop his quest
The taking by Dean R Koontz( Book )

73 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 4,647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Molly and Niel Sloan awake to see golden rain falling. In their remote California mountain town, they learn from their television of enormous waterspouts and blizzards around the globe; then, the television ceases, as do all other forms of communication with the outside world. The Sloans are left, together with their neighbors, in the midst of a purple fog, disturbed by a threat they cannot identify or understand. Together they discover that the world is being prepared for beings other than themselves--beings with vast technological powers at their disposal, who will stop at nothing to hunt them down and kill them all
The darkest evening of the year by Dean R Koontz( Book )

67 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 4,529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amy Redwing has dedicated her life to the southern California organization she founded to rescue abandoned and endangered golden retrievers. Among dog lovers, she?s a legend for the risks she?ll take to save an animal from abuse. Among her friends, Amy?s heedless devotion is often cause for concern. To widower Brian McCarthy, whose commitment she can?t allow herself to return, Amy?s behavior is far more puzzling and hides a shattering secret. No one is surprised when Amy risks her life to save Nickie, nor when she takes the female golden into her home. The bond between Amy and Nickie is immediate and uncanny. Even her two other goldens, Fred and Ethel, recognize Nickie as special, a natural alpha. But the instant joy Nickie brings is shadowed by a series of eerie incidents. An ominous stranger. A mysterious home invasion. And the unmistakable sense that someone is watching Amy?s every move and that, whoever it is, he?s not alone. Someone has come back to turn Amy into the desperate, hunted creature she?s always been there to save. But now there?s no one to save Amy and those she loves. From its breathtaking opening scene to its shocking climax, THE DARKEST EVENING OF THE YEAR is Dean Koontz at his finest, a transcendent thriller certain to have listeners captivated until dawn
Life expectancy by Dean R Koontz( Book )

81 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in 12 languages and held by 4,504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dying man's clairvoyant prophesies about his grandson, Jimmy Tock, reveal five terrifying and horrific events, occuring on five different days at different periods in his life, that will turn the young man's world upside down
From the corner of his eye by Dean R Koontz( Book )

100 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 17 languages and held by 4,458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bartholomew Lampion grows up a prodigy, blinded by surgery required to save him from a fast-spreading cancer, but he regains his sight at the age of thirteen and sets out to transform the lives of everyone around him. It is the story of a courageous band of seekers, and a relentless killer. It is the story of all that is right with the world and all that is terribly wrong. It is the story of a revelation so terrifying that those who dare to look will be changed forever
False memory by Dean R Koontz( Book )

112 editions published between 1900 and 2012 in 15 languages and held by 4,433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this novel the author weaves a tale of madness, suspense, love, and terror from a startling and true-life psychological condition: autophobia, fear of oneself. Martie Rhodes is a young wife, a successful video game designer, and a compassionate woman who takes her agoraphobic friend, Susan, to therapy sessions. Susan is so afraid of leaving her apartment that even these trips to the doctor's office become ordeals for both women, but with each trip a deeper emotional bond forms between them. Then one morning Martie experiences a sudden and inexplicable fear of her own, a fleeting but disquieting terror of her own shadow. The episode is over so quickly it leaves her shaken but amused. The amusement is short-lived. For as she is about to check her makeup, she realizes that she is terrified to look in the mirror and confront the reflection of her own face. As the episodes of this traumatic condition-- autophobia--build, the lives of Martie and her husband, Dustin, change drastically. Desperate to discover the reasons for his wife's sudden and seemingly inevitable descent into mental chaos, Dusty takes Martie to the renowned therapist who has been treating Susan, and tries to reconstruct the events of recent months in a frantic search for clues. As he comes closer to the shocking truth, Dusty finds himself afflicted with a condition even more bizarre and fearsome than Martie's. This is novel of the human mind's capacity to torment and destroy itself. In it the author has created a story not only of gripping fear but also of the power of love and friendship
Your heart belongs to me by Dean R Koontz( Book )

53 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 4,403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For thirty-four-year-old Ryan Perry, life is good a year after the heart transplant that had saved him from certain death, until he begins to receive strange messages united by the theme, "Your heart belongs to me," and discovers that he is being stalked by a mysterious woman who bears a striking resemblance to the donor of his heart
One door away from heaven by Dean R Koontz( Book )

85 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in 16 languages and held by 4,322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Micky Bellsong encounters disabled Leilani Klonk and her stepfather, Preston Maddoc, she finally finds some purpose in her troubled life, so when the family disappears, Micky embarks on an arduous mission to find them
Seize the night by Dean R Koontz( Book )

106 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in 16 languages and held by 4,230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moonlight Bay, California is a peaceful, picturesque small town until children begin disappearing. The police aren't much help since they've been corrupted behind the shuttered walls of adjacent military bas, Fort Wyvern. Christopher Snow is convinced that the children are alive and that their disappearances have to do with secret research conducted deep within Fort Wyvern. But there are extremely violent and powerful forces protecting Fort Wyvern, and they will stop at nothing to keep its secrets hidden
Fear nothing by Dean R Koontz( Book )

114 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in 15 languages and held by 4,230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christopher Snow is different from all the other residents of Moonlight Bay. For Christopher has a rare genetic disorder shared by only one thousand other Americans, a disorder that leaves him dangerously vulnerable to light. For him, the night is his friend until that night when he witnesses a series of disturbing incidents that sweep him into a violent mystery that only he can solve
Breathless : a novel by Dean R Koontz( Book )

56 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 4,214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Colorado carpenter Gary Adams spots two mysterious creatures in the woods near his house, he calls on his friend, veterinarian Cammy Rivers for advice. But like Gary, Cammy has never seen an animal resembling this beautiful species. But when the Department of Homeland Security puts a call out for Gary and Cammy because of these animals, the two risk everything to protect the innocent creatures
By the light of the moon by Dean R Koontz( Book )

87 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in 16 languages and held by 4,168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three traveling companions -- artist Dylan O'Conner, his autistic brother Shep, and Jillian Jackson, a stand-up comic -- are on the run, one step ahead of deadly pursuers, as they race to uncover the meaning of a vicious violation committed against them
What the night knows : a novel by Dean R Koontz( Book )

49 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 4,124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After Detective John Calvino receives a signed confession to a shocking crime from 14-year-old Billy Lucas, he feels that somehow Billy has come home with him, to his family. Then another killing spree happens, just as and when John Calvino dreaded it would. Billy is safely locked away, but not the "ghost", if the ghost exists, that links these murders with past crimes, and with John Calvino. Anything could happen, and surely will-- again
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controlled identityAxton, David, 1945-

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