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Dean Koontz


(Dean Ray Koontz)
USA flag (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 in Southern California with his wife, Gerda, their golden retriever, Anna, and the enduring spirit of their golden, Trixie.
 
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)
Dragonfly (1975) (as by K R Dwyer)
Invasion (1975) (as by Aaron Wolfe)
Prisoner of Ice (1976) (as by David Axton)
     aka Icebound
Night Chills (1976)
Time Thieves (1977)
The Face of Fear (1977) (as by K R Dwyer)
The Vision (1977)
The Key to Midnight (1979) (as by Leigh Nichols)
Whispers (1980)
The Funhouse (1980) (as by Owen West)
The Voice of the Night (1980) (as by Brian Coffey)
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 (1984) (as by Leigh Nichols)
Twilight Eyes (1985)
The Door to December (1985) (as by Richard Paige)
Strangers (1986)
Watchers (1987)
Shadow Fires (1987) (as by Leigh Nichols)
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)
The Taking (2004)
Life Expectancy (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 (2010)
Innocence (2013)
The City (2014)
Ashley Bell (2015)
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Collections
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Picture Books
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Graphic Novels
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Novellas
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Non fiction
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Anthologies containing stories by Dean Koontz
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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 Best Novella 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
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Dean Koontz recommends
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I Am Legend (1954)
Richard Matheson
"The most clever and riveting vampire novel since Dracula"
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Pale Grey for Guilt (1968)
(Travis McGee, book 9)
John D MacDonald
"...my favorite novelist of all time."
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The Nightrunners (1983)
Joe R Lansdale
"This book has raw power. It grabs you and carries you right along."
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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!"
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False Prophets (1985)
(Wallace Mahoney)
Sean Flannery
"If you like thrillers full of international intrigue, Flannery is a major find."
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Live Girls (1987)
(Davey Owen, book 1)
Ray Garton
"Live Girls is gripping, original and sly. I finished it in one bite."
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Swan Song (1987)
Robert R McCammon
"A wild ride into terror. A grand and disturbing adventure."
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While Angels Sleep (1988)
Judith Kelman
"Swift, suspenseful, and highly entertaining."
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Fantasma (1989)
Thomas F Monteleone
"Monteleone has the rare ability to convey an evil chill with words."
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The School (1990)
T M Wright
"Wright has a unique imagination."
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Serpent's Kiss (1992)
Daniel Ransom (Ed Gorman)
"Ransom's writing is strong, fast, and sleek as a bullet. He's one of the best."
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Dark Tide (1993)
Elizabeth Forrest (R A V Salsitz)
"One of those big, scary, colorful adventure stories... the real stuff, a rare pleasure."
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Night Relics (1994)
James P Blaylock
"A first-rate, atmospheric tale of the supernatural..."
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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!"
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Torch (1999)
Deanie Francis Mills
"Deanie Mills is Mary Higgins Clark with an edge."
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Lawless (2000)
Ed Gorman
"Gorman's writing is strong, fast, and sleek as a bullet. He's one of the best."
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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."
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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."
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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."
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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!"
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Phantom Nights (2005)
John Farris
"A legend among thriller novelists."
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The Mysteries (2005)
Lisa Tuttle
"A thriller, detective story, and fantasy all in one. A winner!"
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Three Days to Never (2006)
Tim Powers
"A hurricane blowing away the stale postmodern sensibility of most fiction."
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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."
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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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Killer Wedding Cake (2015)
(Daphne Martin, book 5)
Gayle Trent
"Gayle Trent's got a great future."
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The Marriage Pact (2017)
Michelle Richmond
"Gripping, thought-provoking and irresistible."


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