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Dean Koontz

(Dean Ray Koontz)
USA (1945 - )

aka W H Allan, David Axton, Brian Coffey, Deanna Dwyer, K R Dwyer, John Hill, Leigh Nichols, Anthony North, Richard Paige, Owen West, Aaron Wolfe

Acknowledged as "America's most popular suspense novelist"(Rolling Stone ) and as one of today's most celebrated and successful writers, Dean Koontz has earned the devotion of millions of readers around the world and the praise of critics everywhere for tales of character, mystery, and adventure that strike to the core of what it means to be human.

Dean Koontz lives with his wife, Gerda, and their dog, Trixie, in southern California.
 
Novels
Star Quest (1968)
The Fall of the Dream Machine (1969)
Fear That Man (1969)
Anti-man (1970)
Beastchild (1970)
The Dark Symphony (1970)
Hell's Gate (1970)
The Crimson Witch (1971)
Demon Child (1971) (as by Deanna Dwyer)
Legacy Of Terror (1971) (as by Deanna Dwyer)
Children of the Storm (1972) (as by Deanna Dwyer)
Dance With The Devil (1972) (as by Deanna Dwyer)
The Dark Of Summer (1972) (as by Deanna Dwyer)
The Flesh in the Furnace (1972)
Starblood (1972)
Warlock (1972)
A Darkness in My Soul (1972)
Chase (1972) (as by K R Dwyer)
A Werewolf Among Us (1973)
Hanging on (1973)
Demon Seed (1973)
The Haunted Earth (1973)
Shattered (1973) (as by K R Dwyer)
After the Last Race (1974)
The Long Sleep (1975) (as by John Hill)
Nightmare Journey (1975)
Invasion (1975) (as by Aaron Wolfe)
Dragonfly (1975) (as by K R Dwyer)
Prisoner of Ice (1976) (as by David Axton)
     aka Icebound
Night Chills (1976)
The Vision (1977)
Time Thieves (1977)
The Face of Fear (1978) (as by K R Dwyer)
The Key to Midnight (1979) (as by Leigh Nichols)
The Voice of the Night (1980) (as by Brian Coffey)
Whispers (1980)
The Funhouse (1980) (as by Owen West)
The Eyes of Darkness (1981) (as by Leigh Nichols)
The Mask (1981) (as by Owen West)
The House of Thunder (1982) (as by Leigh Nichols)
Phantoms (1983)
Darkness Comes (1984)
     aka Darkfall
The Servants of Twilight (1985) (as by Leigh Nichols)
The Door to December (1985) (as by Richard Paige)
Twilight Eyes (1985)
Strangers (1986)
Shadow Fires (1987) (as by Leigh Nichols)
Watchers (1987)
Lightning (1988)
Oddkins (1988)
Midnight (1989)
The Bad Place (1990)
Cold Fire (1991)
Hideaway (1992)
Dragon Tears (1993)
Mr. Murder (1993)
Winter Moon (1993)
Dark Rivers of the Heart (1994)
Intensity (1995)
TickTock (1996)
Sole Survivor (1997)
False Memory (1998)
From the Corner of His Eye (2000)
One Door Away from Heaven (2001)
By the Light of the Moon (2002)
The Face (2003)
Life Expectancy (2004)
The Taking (2004)
Velocity (2005)
The Husband (2006)
The Good Guy (2007)
The Darkest Evening of the Year (2007)
Your Heart Belongs to Me (2008)
Relentless (2009)
Breathless (2009)
What the Night Knows (2010)
77 Shadow Street (2011)
Innocence (2013)
The City (2014)
Secret Forest (2015)
Star QuestThe Fall of the Dream MachineFear That ManAnti-man
BeastchildThe Dark SymphonyHell's GateThe Crimson Witch
Demon ChildLegacy Of TerrorChildren of the StormDance With The Devil
The Dark Of SummerThe Flesh in the FurnaceStarbloodWarlock
A Darkness in My SoulChaseA Werewolf Among UsHanging on
Demon SeedThe Haunted EarthShatteredAfter the Last Race
The Long SleepNightmare JourneyInvasionDragonfly
Prisoner of IceNight ChillsThe VisionTime Thieves
The Face of FearThe Key to MidnightThe Voice of the NightWhispers
The FunhouseThe Eyes of DarknessThe MaskThe House of Thunder
PhantomsDarkness ComesThe Servants of TwilightThe Door to December
Twilight EyesStrangersShadow FiresWatchers
LightningOddkinsMidnightThe Bad Place
Cold FireHideawayDragon TearsMr. Murder
Winter MoonDark Rivers of the HeartIntensityTickTock
Sole SurvivorFalse MemoryFrom the Corner of His EyeOne Door Away from Heaven
By the Light of the MoonThe FaceLife ExpectancyThe Taking
VelocityThe HusbandThe Good GuyThe Darkest Evening of the Year
Your Heart Belongs to MeRelentlessBreathlessWhat the Night Knows
77 Shadow StreetInnocenceThe City
 
Omnibus
Star Quest / Doom of the Green PlanetDark of the Woods / Soft Come the DragonsThree Complete NovelsKoontz III: Bad Place / Mr. Murder / Cold Fire
Cold Fire / Key to Midnight / HideawayDark Rivers of the Heart / Sole Survivor / IntensityDean Koontz 3-Book Thriller Collection: Breathless / What the Night Knows / 77 Shadow Street
 
Collections
Strange HighwaysThe Paper Doorway: Funny Verse and Nothing WorseThe Book of Counted SorrowsEvery Day's a Holiday: Amusing Rhymes for Happy Times
 
Picture Books
I, Trixie, Who is DogTrixie and Jinx
 
Graphic Novels
Trapped (1993) (with Ed Gorman)
Nevermore (2010) (with Keith Champagne)
TrappedNevermore
 
Novellas
Darkness Under the SunThe Moonlit MindWildernessThe Neighbor
 
Series contributed to
Prodigal SonCity of NightDead and AliveLost Souls
The Dead TownProdigal Son / City of NightThe Frankenstein Series 5-Book Bundle
 
Non fiction
Writing Popular FictionHow to Write Best Selling FictionBeautiful Death: The Art of the CemeteryBliss to You: Trixie's Guide to a Happy Life
A Big Little Life: A Memoir of a Joyful DogChristmas Is Good: Trixie's Guide to a Happy HolidayAsk Anna: Advice for the Furry and Forlorn
 
Anthologies containing stories by Dean Koontz
The Edge of NeverAgain Dangerous Visions Book 2Final StageNight Visions Hardshell
The Architecture of FearBetween Time and TerrorPredatorsCyber-Killers
 
Short stories
Kittens (1966)
Beastchild [short story] (1970)Hugo (nominee)
Dark of the Moon (1970)
Nightmare Gang (1970)
Soft Came the Dragons (1970)
Bruno (1971)
A Mouse in the Walls of the Global Village (1972)
Ollie's Hands (1972)
Time Thieves [short story] (1972)
The Undercity (1973)
Night of the Storm (1974)
We Three (1974)
The Black Pumpkin (1986)
Down in the Darkness (1986)
Snatcher (1986)
Hardshell (1987)
Miss Attila the Hun (1987)
Twilight of the Dawn (1987)
Trapped [short story] (1989)
Strange Highways [short story] (1995)


Awards
Hugo nominee (1971) : Beastchild [short story]
World Fantasy Best Novel nominee (1987) : Strangers
Bram Stoker Best Novel nominee (1990) : Midnight
Bram Stoker Best Novel nominee (1993) : Hideaway
British Fantasy Society Best Novel nominee (1995) : Intensity
Prometheus Award Best Novel nominee (1995) : Dark Rivers of the Heart
Bram Stoker Best Collection nominee (1996) : Strange Highways
Bram Stoker Best Novel nominee (1999) : Fear Nothing


Books about Dean Koontz
Sudden Fear: The Horror and Dark Suspense Fiction of Dean R. KoontzThe Dean Koontz CompanionDean Koontz : A Writer's Biography
 
Links to other websites
deankoontz.com


Dean Koontz recommends
I Am Legend
I Am Legend (1954)
Richard Matheson
"The most clever and riveting vampire novel since Dracula"
Pale Gray for Guilt
Pale Gray for Guilt (1968)
(Travis McGee, book 9)
John D MacDonald
"...my favorite novelist of all time."
The Nightrunners
The Nightrunners (1983)
Joe R Lansdale
"This book has raw power. It grabs you and carries you right along."
Vampire Junction
Vampire Junction (1984)
(Timmy Valentine, book 1)
S P Somtow
"S P Somtow doesn't write like anyone else - when he wants to spook you, he can drive the chill bone deep!"
False Prophets
False Prophets (1985)
(Wallace Mahoney)
Sean Flannery
"If you like thrillers full of international intrigue, Flannery is a major find."
Live Girls
Live Girls (1987)
(Davey Owen, book 1)
Ray Garton
"Live Girls is gripping, original and sly. I finished it in one bite."
Swan Song
Swan Song (1987)
Robert R McCammon
"A wild ride into terror. A grand and disturbing adventure."
While Angels Sleep
While Angels Sleep (1988)
Judith Kelman
"Swift, suspenseful, and highly entertaining."
Fantasma
Fantasma (1989)
Thomas F Monteleone
"Monteleone has the rare ability to convey an evil chill with words."
The Pavilion of Frozen Women
The Pavilion of Frozen Women (1990)
S P Somtow
"He can drive the chill home deep!"
The School
The School (1990)
T M Wright
"Wright has a unique imagination."
Valentine
Valentine (1992)
(Timmy Valentine, book 2)
S P Somtow
"S.P. Somtow doesn't write like anyone else - which is unusual. His is a fresh voice, as engaging as it is unique."
The Serpent's Kiss
The Serpent's Kiss (1992)
Daniel Ransom
"Ransom's writing is strong, fast, and sleek as a bullet. He's one of the best."
Dark Tide
Dark Tide (1993)
Elizabeth Forrest
"One of those big, scary, colorful adventure stories... the real stuff, a rare pleasure."
Night Relics
Night Relics (1994)
James P Blaylock
"A first-rate, atmospheric tale of the supernatural..."
The Nightmare Chronicles
The Nightmare Chronicles (1999)
Douglas Clegg
"Douglas Clegg's short stories can chill the spine so effectively that the reader should keep paramedics on standby!"
Torch
Torch (1999)
Deanie Francis Mills
"Deanie Mills is Mary Higgins Clark with an edge."
Lawless
Lawless (2000)
Ed Gorman
"Gorman's writing is strong, fast, and sleek as a bullet. He's one of the best."
Night in the Lonesome October
Night in the Lonesome October (2001)
Richard Laymon
"No one writes like Laymon, and you're going to have a good time with anything he writes."
The Darkest Part of the Woods
The Darkest Part of the Woods (2002)
Ramsey Campbell
"Campbell is highly regarded for his sensitive use of language and psychologically complex characters...Disquieting, unnerving and thoroughly satisfying."
The Machine Crusade
The Machine Crusade (2002)
(Legends of Dune, book 2)
Kevin J Anderson and Brian Herbert
"Frank Herbert would surely be delighted and proud of this continuation of his vision."
The Coil
The Coil (2004)
(Liz Sansborough, book 2)
Gayle Lynds
"The Coil is fast-paced, thrillingly paranoid, page-turning international adventure and intrigue at its best!"
Phantom Nights
Phantom Nights (2005)
John Farris
"A legend among thriller novelists."
The Mysteries
The Mysteries (2005)
Lisa Tuttle
"A thriller, detective story, and fantasy all in one. A winner!"
Three Days to Never
Three Days to Never (2006)
Tim Powers
"A hurricane blowing away the stale postmodern sensibility of most fiction."
The Successful Novelist
The Successful Novelist (2008)
David Morrell
"Like listening to a beloved brother. I found the acute observations and his narrative philosophy more valuable for the new writer than the contents of any 100 other texts."
The Panic Zone
The Panic Zone (2010)
(Jack Gannon, book 2)
Rick Mofina
"The Panic Zone is a headlong rush toward armageddon. Its brisk pace and tight focus remind me of early Michael Crichton."



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