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Koontz, Dean R. (Dean Ray) 1945-

Overview
Works: 1,268 works in 8,069 publications in 25 languages and 338,683 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Suspense fiction  Suspense fiction, American  Occult fiction  Anecdotes  Detective and mystery stories  Manuscripts  Drama  Ghost stories 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Author of introduction, Bibliographic antecedent, Scenarist, Creator, Contributor
Classifications: PS3561.O55, 813.54
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Odd Thomas by Dean R Koontz( Book )
85 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 5,992 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 14. 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
Forever odd by Dean R Koontz( Book )
97 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in 13 languages and held by 5,963 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 )
87 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 12 languages and held by 5,666 libraries worldwide
St. Bartholomew's Abbey sits in majestic solitude amid the wild peaks of California's high Sierra, a haven for children otherwise abandoned, and a sanctuary for those seeking insight. Odd Thomas has come here to learn to live fully again. But trouble has a way of finding Odd Thomas, and it slinks back onto his path
The husband by Dean R Koontz( Book )
72 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 5,567 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
Velocity by Dean R Koontz( Book )
87 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 5,377 libraries worldwide
A series of communications from a deranged killer in which he is offered a number of devastating choices and deadlines draws Bill Wiles into a confrontation with pure evil
The good guy by Dean R Koontz( Book )
80 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 12 languages and held by 5,338 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 )
68 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 5,103 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 )
76 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 4,967 libraries worldwide
On the morning that will mark the end of the world they have known, Molly and Niel Sloan awaken to the drumbeat of rain on their roof. It has haunted their sleep, invaded their dreams, and now they rise to find a luminous silvery downpour drenching their small California mountain town. A strange scent hangs faintly in the air, and the young couple cannot shake the sense of something wrong. As hours pass and the rain continues to fall, Molly and Niel listen to disturbing news of extreme weather phenomena across the globe. Before evening, their little town loses television and radio reception. Then telephone and the Internet are gone. With the ceaseless rain now comes an obscuring fog that transforms the once-friendly village into a ghostly labyrinth. By nightfall the Sloans have gathered with some of their neighbors to deal with community damage ... but also because they feel the need to band together against some unknown threat, some enemy they cannot identify or even imagine. In the night, strange noises arise, and at a distance, in the rain and the mist, mysterious lights are seen drifting among the trees. The rain diminishes with the dawn, but a moody gray-purple twilight prevails. Soon Molly, Niel, and their small band of friends will be forced to draw on reserves of strength, courage, and humanity they never knew they had. For within the misty gloom they will encounter something that reveals in a terrifying instant what is happening to their world--something that is hunting them with ruthless efficiency. Epic in scope, searingly intimate and immediate in perspective, The Taking is an adventure story like no other, a relentless roller-coaster read that brings apocalypse to Main Street
Life expectancy by Dean R Koontz( Book )
76 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 4,882 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
The darkest evening of the year by Dean R Koontz( Book )
62 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 4,844 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
Your heart belongs to me by Dean R Koontz( Book )
48 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 4,679 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
Breathless : a novel by Dean R Koontz( Book )
52 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 4,662 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
From the corner of his eye by Dean R Koontz( Book )
50 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 4,660 libraries worldwide
The lives of a killer and two exceptional children are intertwined as a detective tries to catch a murderer
Fear nothing by Dean R Koontz( Book )
100 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in 13 languages and held by 4,620 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
One door away from heaven by Dean R Koontz( Book )
72 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 12 languages and held by 4,599 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 )
95 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in 15 languages and held by 4,575 libraries worldwide
Poet Christopher Snow, a man who cannot stand daylight, teams up with his genetically engineered dog, Orson, to investigate the abduction of children in Moonlight Bay, California. The children are believed to be prisoners in an army base populated by intelligent animals, produced by scientific experiments. Snow and Orson penetrate the base to search for them. A sequel to Fear Nothing
False memory by Dean R Koontz( Book )
65 editions published between 1900 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 4,539 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
What the night knows : a novel by Dean R Koontz( Book )
35 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 4,464 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
By the light of the moon by Dean R Koontz( Book )
45 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,395 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
Relentless : a novel by Dean R Koontz( Book )
52 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 4,385 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
 
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Alternative Names

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-
Dwyer, Deanna
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Dwyer, K. R. 1945-
Hill, John
Hill John 1945-....
Koontz , Dean
Koontz Dean 1945-....
Koontz, Dean R.
Koontz, Dean R. 1945-
Koontz, Dean R. (Dean Ray), 1945-
Koontz, Dean Ray.
Koontz, Dean Ray 1945-
Kunč, Din, 1945-
Kūncs, Dīns, 1945-
Kūncs, Dīns R., 1945-
Kunts Din 1945-....
Kūntz, Dīn, 1945-
Nichols, Leigh 1945-
North, Anthony
North Anthony 1945-....
Paige Richard 1945-....
West, Owen
West Owen 1945-....
Кунц, Дин 1945-
Кунц, Дин Р 1945-
Кунц, Дин Р. (Дин Рэй), 1945-
קונץ, דין
קונץ, דין ר.
دين كونتز، 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-
Languages
English (1,172)
Dutch (55)
Polish (53)
Danish (53)
Italian (44)
Spanish (32)
Swedish (22)
Turkish (17)
Russian (16)
Hungarian (11)
Japanese (9)
Czech (9)
Greek, Modern [1453- ] (5)
Finnish (5)
French (4)
Croatian (4)
Hebrew (4)
Chinese (3)
German (3)
Romanian (3)
Korean (2)
Indonesian (1)
Vietnamese (1)
Serbian (1)
Thai (1)
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