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Koontz, Dean R. (Dean Ray) 1945-

Works: 1,931 works in 10,761 publications in 23 languages and 342,812 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Psychological fiction  Horror fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Science fiction  Ghost stories  Romance fiction  Suspense fiction, American  Paranormal fiction 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Author of introduction, Bibliographic antecedent, Scenarist, Creator, Lyricist, Contributor, Composer
Classifications: PS3561.O55, 813.54
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Odd Thomas by Dean R Koontz( Book )
128 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 12 languages and held by 5,761 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. Odd Thomas thinks of himself as an ordinary guy, if possessed of a certain measure of talent at the Pico Mundo Grill and rapturously in love with the most beautiful girl in the world, Stormy Llewellyn. Maybe he has a gift, maybe it's a curse, Odd has never been sure, but he tries to do his best by the silent souls who seek him out. Sometimes they want justice, and Odd's otherworldly tips to Pico Mundo's sympathetic police chief, Wyatt Porter, can solve a crime. Occasionally they can prevent one. But this time it's different. A mysterious man comes to town with a voracious appetite, a filing cabinet stuffed with information on the world's worst killers, and a pack of hyena-like shades following him wherever he goes. Who the man is and what he wants, not even Odd's deceased informants can tell him. His most ominous clue is a page ripped from a day-by-day calendar for August 15. Today is August 14th. In less than twenty-four hours, Pico Mundo will awaken to a day of catastrophe. As evil coils under the searing desert sun, Odd travels through the shifting prisms of his world, struggling to avert a looming cataclysm with the aid of his soul mate and an unlikely community of allies that includes the King of Rock 'n' Roll. His account of two shattering days when past and present, fate and destiny converge is the stuff of our worst nightmares--and a testament by which to live: sanely if not safely, with courage, humor, and a full heart that even in the darkness must persevere
Forever odd by Dean R Koontz( Book )
106 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 5,412 libraries worldwide
A childhood friend of Odd Thomas has disappeared. 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, encounters an enemy of exceptional cunning, and spirals into a vortex of terror. Once again Odd will stand against our worst fears. 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. Whether you're meeting Odd Thomas for the first time or he's already an old friend, you'll be led on an unforgettable journey through a world of terror, wonder and delight-- to a revelation that can change your life. And you can have no better guide than Odd Thomas
Brother Odd by Dean R Koontz( Book )
89 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 5,266 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. -- Novelist
The husband by Dean R Koontz( Book )
88 editions published between 2005 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 5,233 libraries worldwide
When Mitchell Rafferty receives a phone call that his wife's been kidnapped and there's a two-million dollar ransom, his extraordinary commitment to his wife will take him on a seventy-two-hour journey of sacrifice and redemption
Velocity by Dean R Koontz( Book )
91 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 4,908 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
Odd hours by Dean R Koontz( Book )
69 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 4,843 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 good guy by Dean R Koontz( Book )
79 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 4,814 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
What the night knows : a novel by Dean R Koontz( Book )
53 editions published between 2010 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 4,551 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
The taking by Dean R Koontz( Book )
71 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 4,531 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
Breathless : a novel by Dean R Koontz( Book )
58 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 4,434 libraries worldwide
In the stillness of a golden September afternoon, deep in the wilderness of the Rockies, a solitary craftsman, Grady Adams, and his magnificent Irish wolfhound Merlin step from shadow into light... and into an encounter with enchantment. That night, through the trees, under the moon, a pair of singular animals will watch Grady's isolated home, waiting to make their approach. A few miles away, Camillia Rivers, a local veterinarian, begins to unravel the threads of a puzzle that will bring all the forces of a government in peril to her door. At a nearby farm, long-estranged identical twins come together to begin a descent into darkness. In Las Vegas, a specialist in chaos theory probes the boundaries of the unknowable. On a Seattle golf course, two men make matter-of-fact arrangements for murder. Along a highway by the sea, a vagrant scarred by the past begins a trek toward his destiny
The darkest evening of the year by Dean R Koontz( Book )
61 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 4,392 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. At once a love story, a thrilling adventure, and a masterwork of suspense that redefines the boundaries of primal fear--and of enduring devotion
Life expectancy by Dean R Koontz( Book )
70 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 4,372 libraries worldwide
Jimmy Tock comes into the world on the very night his grandfather leaves it. Rudy Tock spends long hours walking the corridors between the expectant fathers' waiting room and his dying father's bedside. When Josef Tock suddenly sits up in bed and speaks for the first and last time since his stroke, he says that there will be five dark days in the life of his grandson-each occurring at different times of his life. Rudy is all too ready to discount his father's last words as a dying man's delusional rambling. But then he discovers that Josef also predicted the time of his grandson's birth to the minute, his exact height and weight, and the fact that Jimmy would be born with fused digits on his left foot. Suddenly, the old man's predictions take on a chilling significance. What terrifying events await Jimmy on these five dark days?
Your heart belongs to me by Dean R Koontz( Book )
54 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 4,333 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
From the corner of his eye by Dean R Koontz( Book )
81 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 4,320 libraries worldwide
The lives of a killer and two exceptional children are intertwined as a detective tries to catch the murderer
False memory by Dean R Koontz( Book )
100 editions published between 1900 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 4,308 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
Relentless : a novel by Dean R Koontz( Book )
61 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 4,280 libraries worldwide
Facing an inexorable assault on far more than his life, successful family man and bestselling novelist Cullen "Cubby" Greenwich finds himself in a desperate struggle with relentless sociopath and reclusive critic Shearman Waxx
Intensity : a novel by Dean R Koontz( Book )
124 editions published between 1976 and 2012 in 9 languages and held by 4,191 libraries worldwide
A young woman witnesses the murder of a family by a killer and undertakes to capture him. She is Chyna Sheperd, a California psychology student staying at a friend's house when Edgler Vess, a "homicidal adventurer," arrives for a bit of fun. Chyna grabs a butcher's knife and hides in Vess' motor home where she finds more bodies, sees Vess kill again en route, is forced to flee, follows him in a stolen car, slips inside his house to find a girl prisoner--and becomes prisoner herself. By the author of Dark Rivers of the Heart
Innocence : a novel by Dean R Koontz( Book )
52 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 4,157 libraries worldwide
Foraging for supplies by night in a beautiful but hostile urban world where strangers would kill him on sight, Addison endures a solitary existence before meeting a quicksilver girl engaged in a dangerous duel of wits with a malicious, well-placed enemy
Fear nothing by Dean R Koontz( Book )
95 editions published between 1986 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 4,152 libraries worldwide
While investigating the death of his mother who was a scientist, Chris Snow discovers she was engaged in secret experiments on a nearby military base, experiments which went wrong and which produced monsters. The next he knows, the monsters come visiting and they are not friendly
By the light of the moon by Dean R Koontz( Book )
77 editions published between 1997 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 4,140 libraries worldwide
Three traveling companions--artist Dylan O'Conner, his autistic brother Shepherd, 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
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controlled identity Axton, David, 1945-

controlled identity Coffey, Brian, 1945-

controlled identity Dwyer, K. R., 1945-

controlled identity Nichols, Leigh, 1945-

controlled identity North, Anthony, 1945-

controlled identity Paige, Richard, 1945-

controlled identity West, Owen, 1945-

controlled identity Wolfe, Aaron, 1945-

Axton, David
Axton David 1945-....
Coffey, Brian 1945-
Dean Koontz
Dean Koontz Amerikaans schrijver
Dean Koontz amerikansk skribent
Dean Koontz écrivain américain
Dean Koontz Novelist, short story writer, screenwriter
Dean Koontz pisarz amerykański
Dean Koontz scrittore statunitense
Dean Koontz US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller (1945- )
Dean R. Koontz amerikai író
Dean R. Koontz amerikansk författare
Dean R. Koontz amerikansk skribent
Dean R. Koontz usona aŭtoro
Dwyer, Deanna
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Dwyer, K.R. 1945-
Hill, John
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Khūns, Dīn, 1945-
Koontz D.R. 1945-
Koontz , Dean
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Koontz, Dean R.
Koontz, Dean R. 1945-
Koontz, Dean R. Dean Ray
Koontz, Dean R. (Dean Ray), 1945-
Koontz, Dean Ray
Koontz, Dean Ray 1945-
Kunč, Din, 1945-
Kūncs, Dīns, 1945-
Kūncs, Dīns R., 1945-
Kunt︠s︡, Din 1945-
Kūntz, Dīn, 1945-
Nichols, Leigh 1945-
North, Anthony
North Anthony 1945-....
Paige Richard 1945-....
West, Owen
West Owen 1945-....
Wolfe, Aaron, 1945-
Дийн Кунц
Дин Кунц американский писатель-фантаст
Дін Кунц
Кунц, Дин 1945-
Кунц, Дин Р 1945-
Кунц, Дин Р. (Дин Рэй), 1945-
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דין קונץ
קונץ, דין
קונץ, דין ר.
دين كونتز، 1945-
دين كونتز مؤلف أمريكي
دین كونتز
دین کونتز نویسنده آمریکایی
คูนท์ซ, ดีน อาร์. (ดีน เรย์), ค.ศ. 1945-
ดีน คุนซ์
딘 쿤츠
쿤츠, 딘 R. 1945-
쿤츠, 딘 레이 1945-
쿤츠, 틴 1945-
クーンツ, ディーン
クーンツ, ディーン・R
ディーン・クーンツ 1945-
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