WorldCat Identities

Koontz, Dean R. (Dean Ray) 1945-

Overview
Works: 2,326 works in 12,191 publications in 21 languages and 343,812 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Psychological fiction  Horror fiction  Horror tales  Romance fiction  Science fiction  Ghost stories  Paranormal fiction  Detective and mystery fiction 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Author of introduction, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Scenarist, Contributor, Other
Classifications: PS3561.O55, 813.54
Publication Timeline
.
Most widely held works about Dean R Koontz
 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Most widely held works by Dean R Koontz
Odd Thomas by Dean R Koontz( Book )

95 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 5,433 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
Forever odd by Dean R Koontz( Book )

113 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 5,179 WorldCat member 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 Koontz( Book )

100 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 4,996 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
The husband by Dean R Koontz( Book )

94 editions published between 2005 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 4,944 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
Velocity by Dean R Koontz( Book )

97 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 4,566 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 )

84 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 4,502 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 )

54 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 4,452 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
What the night knows : a novel by Dean R Koontz( Book )

63 editions published between 2010 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 4,346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After Detective John Calvino receives a signed confesion 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
The taking by Dean Ray Koontz( Book )

77 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 4,277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Molly and Niel 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
The darkest evening of the year by Dean R Koontz( Book )

73 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 4,228 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
Breathless : a novel by Dean R Koontz( Book )

68 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 4,213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the stillness of a golden September afternoon, deep in the wilderness of the Rockies, a solitary craftsman, Grady Adams, and his magnificent Irish wolfhound Merlin step from shadow into light ... and into an encounter with enchantment. That night, through the trees, under the moon, a pair of singular animals will watch Grady's isolated home, waiting to make their approach. A few miles away, Camillia Rivers, a local veterinarian, begins to unravel the threads of a puzzle that will bring all the forces of a government in peril to her door. At a nearby farm, long-estranged identical twins come together to begin a descent into darkness. In Las Vegas, a specialist in chaos theory probes the boundaries of the unknowable. On a Seattle golf course, two men make matter-of-fact arrangements for murder. Along a highway by the sea, a vagrant scarred by the past begins a trek toward his destiny
Life expectancy by Dean Ray Koontz( Book )

82 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 4,180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jimmy Tock comes into the world on the very night his grandfather leaves it. As a violent storm rages outside the hospital, Rudy Tock spends long hours walking the corridors between the expectant fathers' waiting room and his dying father's bedside. It's a strange vigil made all the stranger when, at the very height of the storm's fury, Josef Tock suddenly sits up in bed and speaks coherently for the first and last time since his stroke. What he says before he dies is that there will be five dark days in the life of his grandson -- five dates whose terrible events Jimmy will have to prepare himself to face. The first is to occur in his twentieth year; the second in his twenty-third year; the third in his twenty-eighth; the fourth in his twenty-ninth; the fifth in his thirtieth. Rudy is all too ready to discount his father's last words as a dying man's delusional rambling. But then he discovers that Josef also predicted the time of his grandson's birth to the minute, as well as his exact height and weight, and the fact that Jimmy would be born with syndactyly -- the unexplained anomaly of fused digits -- on his left foot. Suddenly the old man's predictions take on a chilling significance. What terrifying events await Jimmy on these five dark days? What nightmares will he face? What challenges must he survive? As the novel unfolds, picking up Jimmy's story at each of these crisis points, the path he must follow will defy every expectation. And with each crisis he faces, he will move closer to a fate he could never have imagined. For who Jimmy Tock is and what he must accomplish on the five days when his world turns is a mystery as dangerous as it is wondrous -- a struggle against an evil so dark and pervasive, only the most extraordinary of human spirits can shine through
Your heart belongs to me by Dean R Koontz( Book )

58 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 4,114 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
Innocence : a novel by Dean Ray Koontz( Book )

53 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 4,087 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Foraging for supplies by night in a beautiful but hostile urban world where strangers would kill him on sight, Addison endures a solitary existence before meeting a quicksilver girl engaged in a dangerous duel of wits with a malicious, well-placed enemy
From the corner of his eye by Dean R Koontz( Book )

92 editions published between 1999 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 4,013 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lives of a killer and two exceptional children are intertwined as a detective tries to catch a murderer
Relentless : a novel by Dean Koontz( Book )

65 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 4,011 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
Intensity : a novel by Dean R Koontz( Book )

132 editions published between 1976 and 2018 in 9 languages and held by 3,950 WorldCat member 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
False memory by Dean R Koontz( Book )

86 editions published between 1900 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 3,940 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
By the light of the moon by Dean R Koontz( Book )

78 editions published between 1997 and 2019 in 7 languages and held by 3,922 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
One door away from heaven by Dean R Koontz( Book )

73 editions published between 2001 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 3,859 WorldCat member 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
 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
0
Audience Level
1
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.12 (from 0.02 for Dean Koont ... to 0.87 for Sudden fea ...)

The husband
Covers
Forever oddBrother OddThe husbandVelocityThe good guyOdd hoursWhat the night knows : a novelThe taking
Alternative Names

controlled identityAxton, David, 1945-

controlled identityCoffey, Brian, 1945-

controlled identityDwyer, K. R., 1945-

controlled identityHill, John, 1945 July 9-

controlled identityNichols, Leigh, 1945-

controlled identityNorth, Anthony, 1945-

controlled identityPaige, Richard, 1945-

controlled identityWest, Owen, 1945-

controlled identityWolfe, Aaron, 1945-

Axton, David

Axton David 1945-....

Coffey Brian (1945-)

Dean Koontz

Dean Koontz Amerikaans schrijver

Dean Koontz amerikansk skribent

Dean Koontz écrivain américain

Dean Koontz Escritor Estadounidense

Dean Koontz Novelist, short story writer, screenwriter

Dean Koontz pisarz amerykański

Dean Koontz scrittore statunitense orrore e fantascienza

Dean Koontz údar Meiriceánach

Dean Koontz US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller

Dean Koontz yhdysvaltalainen kirjailija

Dean R. Koontz amerikai író

Dean R. Koontz amerikansk författare

Dean R. Koontz amerikansk skribent

Dean R. Koontz usona aŭtoro

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

Koontz, Dean R. (Dean Ray), 1945-

Koontz, Dean Ray

Koontz, Dean Ray 1945-

Kunč, Din, 1945-

Kuncas Dinas

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, Oven

West, Owen

West Owen 1945-....

Дийн Кунц

Дин Кунц американский писатель-фантаст

Дін Кунц

Кунц Дин

Кунц, Дин 1945-

Кунц, Дин Р 1945-

Кунц, Дин Р. (Дин Рэй), 1945-

Դին Կունց

דין קונץ סופר אמריקאי

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 1945-

쿤츠, 딘 R. 1945-

쿤츠, 딘 레이 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