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Koontz, Dean R. (Dean Ray) 1945-

Overview
Works: 1,831 works in 7,508 publications in 10 languages and 326,902 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Suspense fiction  Suspense fiction, American  Occult fiction  Detective and mystery stories  Anecdotes  Manuscripts  Ghost stories  Horror tales 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Author of introduction, Bibliographic antecedent, Scenarist, Creator, Collaborator, dkb
Classifications: PS3561.O55, 813.54
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Odd Thomas by Dean R Koontz( Book )
77 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 5,762 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
Forever odd by Dean R Koontz( Book )
67 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and Danish and held by 5,499 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
The husband by Dean R Koontz( Book )
56 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 5,305 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
Brother Odd by Dean R Koontz( Book )
62 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 5,222 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
The good guy by Dean R Koontz( Book )
52 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and Hebrew and held by 4,966 libraries worldwide
Timothy Carrier is sitting in a bar when the man next to him mistakens 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
Velocity by Dean R Koontz( Book )
50 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,771 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 taking by Dean R Koontz( Book )
57 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 4,766 libraries worldwide
Molly and Neil 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
Odd hours by Dean R Koontz( Book )
48 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,687 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
Life expectancy by Dean R Koontz( Book )
57 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 4,642 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 )
50 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 4,626 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 )
59 editions published between 1900 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 4,575 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
The darkest evening of the year by Dean R Koontz( Book )
45 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 4,460 libraries worldwide
Amy Redwing has dedicated her life to the southern California organization she founded to rescue abandoned and endangered golden retrievers. 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, ominous, and invasive incidents.--From publisher's description
One door away from heaven by Dean R Koontz( Book )
41 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 4,422 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 )
52 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,376 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
Fear nothing by Dean R Koontz( Book )
57 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 4,368 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
Your heart belongs to me by Dean R Koontz( Book )
37 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and Russian and held by 4,364 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
Intensity : a novel by Dean R Koontz( Book )
71 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 4,349 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
What the night knows : a novel by Dean R Koontz( Book )
34 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 4,341 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
Mr. Murder by Dean R Koontz( Book )
39 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 4,338 libraries worldwide
One rainy afternoon, a stranger breaks into author Martin Stillwater's house, accusing Martin of stealing his wife, his children-and his life. Claiming to be the real Martin Stillwater, the intruder threatens to take what is rightfully his. The police think he's a figment of Martin's imagination. But Martin and his family have no choice but to believe the stranger's threat. And run for their lives
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 4,328 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
 
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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-....
Axton, David 1945- Pseudonym
Coffey, Brian 1945- Pseudonym
Dwyer, Deanna
Dwyer Deanna 1945-....
Dwyer, K. R. 1945- Pseudonym
Hill, John
Hill John 1945-....
Koontz, Dean.
Koontz, Dean, 1945-
Koontz, Dean R.
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- Pseudonym
North, Anthony
North Anthony 1945-....
Paige Richard 1945-....
Paige, Richard 1945- Pseudonym
West, Owen
West Owen 1945-....
West, Owen 1945- Pseudonym
Кунц, Дин, 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 (1,079)
German (19)
Danish (15)
Italian (13)
Swedish (3)
French (1)
Chinese (1)
Hebrew (1)
Russian (1)
Dutch (1)
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