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Koontz, Dean R. (Dean Ray) 1945-

Overview
Works: 1,488 works in 7,921 publications in 23 languages and 283,825 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Suspense fiction  Paranormal fiction  Science fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Horror fiction  Anecdotes  Manuscripts  Drama 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Author of introduction, Bibliographic antecedent, Scenarist, Creator, Contributor
Classifications: PS3561.O55, 813.54
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Publications about Dean R Koontz
Publications by Dean R Koontz
Most widely held works by Dean R Koontz
Odd Thomas by Dean R Koontz( Book )
104 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 5,495 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
The husband by Dean R Koontz( Book )
88 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 5,247 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 )
93 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 5,211 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
Velocity by Dean R Koontz( Book )
80 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 4,934 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 )
65 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 4,789 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 )
55 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 4,541 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 )
61 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 4,533 libraries worldwide
"On the morning that marks the end of the world they have known, Molly and Neil Sloan awaken to the drumbeat of rain on their roof. A luminous silvery downpour is drenching their small California mountain town. It has haunted their sleep, invaded their dreams, and now, in the moody purple dawn, the young couple cannot shake the sense of something terribly wrong. As the hours pass, Molly and Neil listen to disturbing news of extreme weather phenomena across the globe ..."--Page 4 of cover
Life expectancy by Dean R Koontz( Book )
62 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 4,401 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 )
82 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 4,346 libraries worldwide
The lives of a killer and two exceptional children are intertwined as a detective tries to catch the murderer
The darkest evening of the year by Dean R Koontz( Book )
51 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 4,334 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
False memory by Dean R Koontz( Book )
90 editions published between 1900 and 2012 in 11 languages and held by 4,313 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 )
43 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 4,255 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 )
63 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 4,219 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 )
72 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 4,144 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
Breathless : a novel by Dean R Koontz( Book )
48 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 4,128 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
Intensity : a novel by Dean R Koontz( Book )
125 editions published between 1976 and 2012 in 12 languages and held by 4,124 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
Mr. Murder by Dean R Koontz( Book )
74 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in 12 languages and held by 4,073 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
Fear nothing by Dean R Koontz( Book )
77 editions published between 1986 and 2016 in 11 languages and held by 4,073 libraries worldwide
Christopher Snow's condition makes it impossible for him to be out in sunlight, so he spends his nights wandering around Moonlight Bay observing the nocturnal habits of his neighbors, and when he witnesses a bizarre crime, he realizes he is the only one who can solve it
Sole survivor : a novel by Dean R Koontz( Book )
84 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in 10 languages and held by 4,024 libraries worldwide
A Los Angeles crime reporter whose wife and daughters were killed in a plane crash meets a woman who claims to have survived the crash while a shadowy organization tries to stop her
By the light of the moon by Dean R Koontz( Book )
61 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 4,004 libraries worldwide
Someone menacing is after itinerant artist Dylan, his autistic brother, and their new traveling companion, Jilly, a stand-up comic who has visions, and they only have twenty-four hours to figure out who it is
 
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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 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
Dean R. Koontz amerikai író
Dean R. Koontz amerikansk författare
Dean R. Koontz amerikansk skribent
Dwyer, Deanna
Dwyer Deanna 1945-....
Dwyer, K.R. 1945-
Hill, John
Hill John 1945-....
Khūns, Dīn, 1945-
Koontz D.R. 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-
Kunt︠s︡, Din 1945-
Kūntz, Dīn, 1945-
Nichols, Leigh 1945-
North, Anthony
North Anthony 1945-....
Paige Richard 1945-....
West, Owen
West Owen 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
دين كونتز، 1945-
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・R・クーンツ
ディーン・クーンツ 1945-
丁·昆士
Languages
English (1,090)
Polish (80)
French (72)
Spanish (65)
Italian (51)
Swedish (46)
Russian (38)
German (37)
Turkish (23)
Chinese (15)
Hebrew (10)
Hungarian (10)
Danish (9)
Korean (7)
Arabic (4)
Dutch (4)
Romanian (4)
Croatian (3)
Greek, Modern [1453- ] (3)
Vietnamese (2)
Portuguese (1)
Lithuanian (1)
Indonesian (1)
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