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Koontz, Dean R. (Dean Ray) 1945-

Overview
Works: 1,663 works in 9,306 publications in 21 languages and 334,513 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Suspense fiction  Psychological fiction  Horror fiction  Science fiction  Ghost stories  Detective and mystery fiction  Horror tales  Romance fiction  Paranormal fiction 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Author of introduction, Bibliographic antecedent, Scenarist, Creator, Contributor, Composer, Lyricist
Classifications: PS3561.O55, 813.54
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City of night by Dean R Koontz( Book )

132 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 5,576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Victor's latest creations, an army of engineered killers set loose in modern-day New Orleans, begin to exceed his expectations and exhibit logistical and analytical skills, he plans to eliminate the entire race, a plan that backfires into humankind's ultimate nightmare
Odd Thomas by Dean R Koontz( Book )

108 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 5,423 WorldCat member 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 5,157 WorldCat member 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 )

88 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 5,115 WorldCat member 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
Brother Odd by Dean R Koontz( Book )

74 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 4,954 WorldCat member 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 )

79 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 4,807 WorldCat member 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 )

66 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 4,727 WorldCat member 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 )

64 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 4,520 WorldCat member 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 )

63 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 4,439 WorldCat member 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 )

63 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 4,296 WorldCat member 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 )

53 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 4,273 WorldCat member 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 )

74 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 4,239 WorldCat member 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 )

95 editions published between 1900 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 4,193 WorldCat member 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 )

47 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 4,187 WorldCat member 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 )

49 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 4,081 WorldCat member 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 )

52 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 4,055 WorldCat member 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
Seize the night by Dean R Koontz( Book )

84 editions published between 220 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 4,055 WorldCat member 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
What the night knows : a novel by Dean R Koontz( Book )

43 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 4,048 WorldCat member 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
Intensity : a novel by Dean R Koontz( Book )

112 editions published between 1976 and 2012 in 9 languages and held by 4,002 WorldCat member 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
By the light of the moon by Dean R Koontz( Book )

68 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 3,989 WorldCat member 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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Odd Thomas
Alternative Names

controlled identityAxton, David, 1945-

controlled identityCoffey, Brian, 1945-

controlled identityDwyer, K. R., 1945-

controlled identityNichols, Leigh, 1945-

controlled identityNorth, Anthony, 1945-

controlled identityPaige, Richard, 1945-

controlled identityWest, Owen, 1945-

controlled identityWolfe, Aaron, 1945-

Axton, David

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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

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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), 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

คูนท์ซ, ดีน อาร์. (ดีน เรย์), ค.ศ. 1945-

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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-

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