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Koontz, Dean R. (Dean Ray) 1945-

Overview
Works: 1,730 works in 9,649 publications in 20 languages and 336,351 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Suspense fiction  Psychological fiction  Horror fiction  Science fiction  Ghost stories  Romance fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Paranormal fiction  Anecdotes 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Author of introduction, Bibliographic antecedent, Scenarist, Creator, Illustrator, Composer, Lyricist, Contributor
Classifications: PS3561.O55, 813.54
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Odd Thomas by Dean R Koontz( Book )
99 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 5,313 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 )
78 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 5,110 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 )
79 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 5,035 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 )
72 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,916 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
Velocity by Dean R Koontz( Book )
84 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 4,751 libraries worldwide
This is the story of an innocent man forced by a serila killer to choose who will be murdered next. William Wiles is an easygoing thirty-something, a bartender who lives a quiet life alone until a serial killer singles him out - not to kill him, but to force him to decide who the next victim will be. On his SUV Billy finds the first note: 'If you don't take this note to the police and get them involved, I will kill a lovely blonde 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.' Billy pays an informal visit to an acquaintance, Lanny Olson, who is a policeman, and who thinks the note is a prank. The schoolteacher dies. The next note reverses the choices: if Billy takes the note to the police, a mother of two young children will die. If he doesn't, an unmarried man who won't be much missed will die. Lanny has to take this note seriously but the deadline runs out before he can decide how to make his involvement official.Billy doesn't hear from him again because Lanny himself, unmarried, who will not be much missed, has become the next victim. There will be more communications from the killer, more hideous choices, with ever tighter decision times, and with each choice Billy is drawn deeper into an accelerating nightmare, which steadily becomes more personal, more confrontational, until he is isolated, with no one to turn to and no one to rely on but himself. Finally he must risk everything to save the intended victims
The good guy by Dean R Koontz( Book )
72 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 4,677 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
The taking by Dean R Koontz( Book )
64 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 4,426 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
Life expectancy by Dean R Koontz( Book )
64 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 4,252 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 )
55 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 4,247 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
From the corner of his eye by Dean R Koontz( Book )
76 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 4,192 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 )
99 editions published between 1900 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 4,158 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 )
48 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 4,149 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 )
53 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 4,085 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
Relentless : a novel by Dean R Koontz( Book )
55 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 4,046 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
What the night knows : a novel by Dean R Koontz( Book )
46 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 4,046 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
Seize the night by Dean R Koontz( Book )
87 editions published between 220 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 4,018 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
One door away from heaven by Dean R Koontz( Book )
63 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 4,013 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
Intensity : a novel by Dean R Koontz( Book )
114 editions published between 1976 and 2012 in 9 languages and held by 3,987 libraries worldwide
Chyna Shepherd is a twenty-six-year-old woman whose deeply troubled childhood taught her the hard rules of survival, and whose adult life has been an unrelenting struggle for self respect and safety. Now rare trust has blossomed for Chyna into friendship with the woman whose family home she is visiting for the weekend: a farm in the hills, which Chyna can see from the guest -room window where she sits at one o'clock in the morning, fully dressed, unable to sleep
By the light of the moon by Dean R Koontz( Book )
69 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 3,947 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
Odd hours by Dean R Koontz( Book )
39 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,927 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
 
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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-
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-....
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・R・クーンツ
ディーン・クーンツ 1945-
丁·昆士
Languages
English (1,251)
Polish (66)
Spanish (62)
Italian (50)
German (33)
Russian (27)
Turkish (10)
Hebrew (10)
French (9)
Hungarian (9)
Danish (7)
Korean (7)
Chinese (5)
Swedish (5)
Vietnamese (2)
Croatian (2)
Portuguese (1)
Romanian (1)
Lithuanian (1)
Indonesian (1)
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