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Dean Koontz

Dean Koontz, the author of many #1 New York Times bestsellers, lives with his wife, Gerda, and the enduring spirit of their golden retriever, Trixie, in southern California.

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Frankenstein: Lost Souls
Written by Dean Koontz
Bantam | Paperback | January 2011
$9.99/10.99(Canada) | 978-0-553-59367-9 (0-553-59367-6)

#1 New York Times bestselling author Dean Koontz raises the stakes—and the suspense—taking his Frankenstein saga to a dynamic new level with the riveting story of a small town under siege, where good and evil, destruction and creation, converge as the fate of the world hangs in the balance.
 
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Frankenstein: Prodigal Son
Written by Dean Koontz and Kevin J. Anderson
Bantam | Paperback | July 2009
$9.99/11.99(Canada) | 978-0-553-59332-7 (0-553-59332-3)

From the celebrated imagination of Dean Koontz comes a powerful reworking of one of the classic stories of all time. If you think you know the legend, you know only half the truth. Here is the mystery, the myth, the terror, and the magic of . . .

Every city has... Read more






Frankenstein: The Dead Town
Written by Dean Koontz
Bantam | Paperback | May 2011
$9.99/10.99(Canada) | 978-0-553-59368-6 (0-553-59368-4)

Dean Koontz’s enthralling Frankenstein series has redefined the classic legend of infernal ambition and harrowing retribution for a new century and a new age. Now the master of suspense delivers an unforgettable novel that is at once a thrilling adventure in itself and a mesmerizing conclusion to his saga of the... Read more






From the Corner of His Eye
Written by Dean Koontz
Bantam | Paperback | May 2012
$9.99/11.99(Canada) | 978-0-553-59325-9 (0-553-59325-0)

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
 
This is the story of a boy who loses his sight, and then mysteriously regains it.
 
It is the story of a courageous band of seekers and a relentless killer.
 
It is the story of all that is right with the world—and all...

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The Girl, the Gold Watch & Everything
Written by John D. MacDonald, Introduction by Dean Koontz
Random House Trade Paperbacks | Trade Paperback | April 2014
$16.00/19.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-8529-0 (0-8129-8529-X)

From John D. MacDonald, one of the enduring American novelists of the twentieth century, comes a science fiction classic with a timeless premise. An aimless young man discovers a way to stop the world in its tracks—and that’s when his life truly begins.

Introduction by Dean Koontz

Once an ordinary math teacher, Omar... Read more






The Good Guy
Written by Dean Koontz
Bantam | Paperback | June 2012
$9.99/11.99(Canada) | 978-0-345-53332-6 (0-345-53332-1)

Timothy Carrier is an ordinary guy who enjoys a beer after work. But tonight is no ordinary night. Instead, Tim will face a terrifying decision: Help or run. For the jittery stranger sitting beside him at the bar has mistaken Tim for someone else—and passes him a manila envelope stuffed with...

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The Good Guy
Written by Dean Koontz
Bantam | Hardcover | May 2007
$27.00/35.00(Canada) | 978-0-553-80481-2 (0-553-80481-2)

Timothy Carrier, having a beer after work at his friend’s tavern, enjoys drawing eccentric customers into amusing conversations. But the jittery man who sits next to him tonight has mistaken Tim for someone very different—and passes to him a manila envelope full of cash.

“Ten thousand now. You get the rest when... Read more






House of Odd (Graphic Novel)
Written by Dean Koontz
Del Rey | Trade Paperback | March 2012
$10.99/12.99(Canada) | 978-0-345-52545-1 (0-345-52545-0)

Could there really be such a thing as hell on earth? Odd only knows.
 
#1 New York Times bestselling maestro of macabre suspense Dean Koontz plunges everyone’s favorite spirit-spotting fry cook into his most frightening encounter yet, in the thrill-packed third Odd Thomas graphic novel.
 
Transforming a ramshackle...

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The Husband
Written by Dean Koontz
Bantam | Paperback | June 2012
$9.99/11.99(Canada) | 978-0-345-53333-3 (0-345-53333-X)

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
 
We have your wife. You get her back for two million cash. On an ordinary afternoon, an ordinary man, a gardener of modest means, gets a phone call out of his worst nightmare. The caller is dead serious. He doesn’t care that Mitch can’t raise...

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Icebound
Written by Dean Koontz
Bantam | Paperback | July 2012
$9.99/11.99(Canada) | 978-0-345-53336-4 (0-345-53336-4)

The arctic night is endless. The fear is numbing. Screams freeze in the throat. Death arrives in shades of white. And cold-blooded murder seems right at home.
 
Conducting a strange and urgent experiment on the Arctic icefield, a team of scientists has planted sixty powerful explosive charges that will detonate... Read more






In Odd We Trust (Graphic Novel)
Written by Dean Koontz, Illustrated by Queenie Chan
Del Rey | Trade Paperback | June 2008
$10.95/12.50(Canada) | 978-0-345-49966-0 (0-345-49966-2)

“Meet a young man named Odd . . . who helps the dead get even."

From the infinite imagination of #1 New York Times bestselling author Dean Koontz comes the suspenseful graphic-novel debut of a natural-born hero with a supernatural twist.

Odd Thomas is a regular nineteen-year-old with an unusual gift: the ability... Read more






Innocence
Written by Dean Koontz
Bantam | Paperback | November 25, 2014
$9.99/11.99(Canada) | 978-0-553-59369-3 (0-553-59369-2)

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Includes Dean Koontz’s short story “Wilderness”—first time in print!

In Innocence, Dean Koontz blends mystery, suspense, and acute insight into the human soul in a masterfully told tale that will resonate with readers forever.

He lives in solitude beneath the city, an exile from society, which will destroy him if... Read more






Innocence
Written by Dean Koontz
Bantam | Hardcover | December 2013
$28.00/31.00(Canada) | 978-0-553-80803-2 (0-553-80803-6)

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

In Innocence, Dean Koontz blends mystery, suspense, and acute insight into the human soul in a masterfully told tale that will resonate with readers forever.

He lives in solitude beneath the city, an exile from society, which will destroy him if he is ever seen.
 
She dwells in seclusion, a... Read more






Intensity
Written by Dean Koontz
Bantam | Paperback | January 2012
$9.99/11.99(Canada) | 978-0-345-53337-1 (0-345-53337-2)

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
 
Past midnight, Chyna Shepard, twenty-six, gazes out a moonlit window, unable to sleep on her first night in the Napa Valley home of her best friend’s family. Instinct proves reliable. A murderous sociopath, Edgler Foreman Vess, has entered the house, intent on killing everyone inside. A self-proclaimed...

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A Key to the Suite
Written by John D. MacDonald, Introduction by Dean Koontz
Random House Trade Paperbacks | Trade Paperback | February 2014
$16.00/18.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-8526-9 (0-8129-8526-5)

A master of the thriller turns his talent for riveting suspense to the world of business. In this bold novel, John D. MacDonald exposes the backstabbing and betrayals, sordid deeds and savage maneuverings that take place behind closed doors.

Introduction by Dean Koontz

Floyd Hubbard arrives at a convention at a busy beach-town... Read more






The Last One Left
Written by John D. MacDonald, Introduction by Dean Koontz
Random House Trade Paperbacks | Trade Paperback | March 2014
$16.00/19.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-8527-6 (0-8129-8527-3)

Murder at sea. No survivors, no evidence, no loose ends. Only a boatload of cash left for the taking. In this explosive novel from the author of the Travis McGee series, nothing is certain—not with enough money at stake to change a dozen lives . . . or end them.
 
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Life Expectancy
Written by Dean Koontz
Bantam | Paperback | May 2012
$9.99/11.99(Canada) | 978-0-345-53338-8 (0-345-53338-0)

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
 
Before he died on a storm-wracked night, Jimmy Tock’s grandfather predicted that there would be five dark days in his grandson’s life—five dates whose terrible events Jimmy must prepare himself to face. The first is to occur in his twentieth year, the last in his thirtieth... Read more






Life Expectancy
Written by Dean Koontz
Bantam | Hardcover | December 2004
$27.00/37.00(Canada) | 978-0-553-80414-0 (0-553-80414-6)

With his bestselling blend of nail-biting intensity, daring artistry, and storytelling magic, Dean Koontz returns with an emotional roller coaster of a tale filled with enough twists, turns, shocks, and surprises for ten ordinary novels. Here is the story of five days in the life of an ordinary man born to... Read more






The Neon Jungle
Written by John D. MacDonald, Introduction by Dean Koontz
Random House Trade Paperbacks | Trade Paperback | May 2014
$16.00/19.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-8419-4 (0-8129-8419-6)

No writer captured the urban blight that befell postwar America in all its grime and commotion as well as noir legend John D. MacDonald. The Neon Jungle depicts a world in which the bright lights belie the turbulent lives of a lost generation.
 
Introduction by Dean Koontz
 
The... Read more






Odd Apocalypse
Written by Dean Koontz
Bantam | Paperback | April 2013
$9.99/11.99(Canada) | 978-0-553-59309-9 (0-553-59309-9)

“Koontz gives [Odd Thomas] wit, good humor, a familiarity with the dark side of humanity—and moral outrage.”—USA Today
 
Once presided over by a Roaring ’20s Hollywood mogul, the magnificent West Coast estate known as Roseland now harbors a reclusive billionaire financier and his faithful servants—and their guests: Odd Thomas, the... Read more






Odd Apocalypse
Written by Dean Koontz
Bantam | Hardcover | July 2012
$28.00/30.00(Canada) | 978-0-553-80774-5 (0-553-80774-9)

The stallion reared over me, silently slashing the air with the hooves of its forelegs, a creature of such immense power that I stumbled backward even though I knew that it was as immaterial as a dream. . . .
 
The woman astride the ghostly mount reaches out desperately, the latest spirit... Read more






Odd Apocalypse
Written by Dean Koontz
Random House Large Print | Trade Paperback | July 2012
$28.00/30.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-99067-9 (0-307-99067-2)

The stallion reared over me, silently slashing the air with the hooves of its forelegs, a creature of such immense power that I stumbled backward even though I knew that it was as immaterial as a dream. . . .
 
The woman astride the ghostly mount reaches out desperately, the latest spirit... Read more






Odd Hours
Written by Dean Koontz
Bantam | Paperback | April 2009
$9.99/11.99(Canada) | 978-0-553-59170-5 (0-553-59170-3)

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
 
Only a handful of fictional characters are recognized by first name alone. Dean Koontz’s Odd Thomas is one such literary hero, who has come alive in readers’ imaginations as he explores the greatest mysteries of this world and the next with his inimitable wit, heart... Read more






Odd Interlude
Written by Dean Koontz
Bantam | Paperback | January 2013
$7.99/9.99(Canada) | 978-0-345-53659-4 (0-345-53659-2)

Odd Interlude, Dean Koontz’s New York Times bestselling three-part digital series—now in one volume for the first time
 
THERE’S ROOM AT THE INN. BUT YOU MIGHT NOT GET OUT.
 
Nestled on a lonely stretch along the Pacific coast, quaint roadside outpost Harmony Corner offers everything a weary traveler needs—a... Read more






Odd Is on Our Side (Graphic Novel)
Written by Dean Koontz and Fred Van Lente, Illustrated by Queenie Chan
Del Rey | Trade Paperback | October 2010
$10.99/11.99(Canada) | 978-0-345-51560-5 (0-345-51560-9)

When things get scary, it’s nice to know that Odd is on our side.
 
The one and only Odd Thomas is back—in his second edgy and enthralling graphic-novel adventure from #1 New York Times bestselling suspense master Dean Koontz.

It’s Halloween in Pico Mundo, California, and there’s a whiff of something wicked in... Read more





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