He is widely known for writing suspense type novels with elements of horror, mystery, and science fiction. Hailed as “America’s most popular suspense novelist” (Rolling Stone), Dean Koontz brings together compelling themes and unforgettable cast of characters to create what is perhaps the most thrilling and emotionally powerful works of fiction.
His birth was marked by wonder and tragedy.
He sees beauty and terror beyond our deepest dreams.
His story will change the way you see the world.
Bartholomew Lampion is born on a day of tragedy and terror that will mark his family forever. All agree that his unusual eyes are the most beautiful they have ever seen. On this same day, a thousand miles away, a ruthless man learns that he has a mortal enemy named Bartholomew. He embarks on a relentless search to find this enemy, a search that will consume his life. And a girl is born from a brutal rape, her destiny mysteriously linked to Barty and the man who stalks him.
Martie is an ordinary woman with an ordinary life until one morning she develops a terrifying phobia: autophobia, fear of oneself. As Martie's condition worsens, her husband Dusty is determined to learn what triggered her illness and so encounters Dr Mark Ahriman, a leading psychiatrist, who runs a local support group for sufferers.
Dusty’s suspicion is aroused when he discovers that two of Mark’s patients have recently committed suicide. It becomes apparent to Dusty that Mark, although a doctor, is not a healer. As Dusty comes ever closer to the truth, he too is struck by a debilitating psychological disorder even more unusual and frightening than that afflicting Martie...
Dean Koontz’s unique talent for writing terrifying thrillers with a heart and soul is nowhere more evident than in this latest suspense masterpiece that pits one man against the ultimate deadline. If there were speed limits for the sheer pulse-racing excitement allowed in one novel, Velocity would break them all. Get ready for the ride of your life.…
Bill Wile is an easygoing, hardworking guy who leads a quiet, ordinary life. But that is about to change. 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.
When the hand of fate reaches out to touch an ordinary man.
In the moments before he is born, Jimmy Tock has a strange destiny thrust upon him. His dying grandfather prophesies five dark days in his grandson’s life – five dates on which Jimmy will face terror and violence, malice and perversion. A storm rages. There is a chilling significance in the old man’s words. The moment his grandfather dies, Jimmy emerges squalling into the world, destined to struggle against an evil so dark and pervasive only the most extraordinary of human spirits can shine through.
What dangers await Jimmy on these five dark days? What terrifying events must he survive? At each of the crisis points a mystery unfolds that will challenge his understanding of good and evil, life and death – and everything in between.
A woman's relief over the death of her husband gives way to mind-numbing terror, in this shockingly suspenseful thriller from Koontz.
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—and a testament by which to live: sanely if not safely, with courage, humor, and a full heart that even in the darkness must persevere.
When a bolt of lightning brings a blond-headed stranger into Laura Shane's life, she wonders if he's the guardian angel he seems--or the devil in disguise, or the master of a haunting destiny beyond time and space.
A beautiful woman scarred by a hateful past. A compassionate cop haunted by a childhood by poverty. Violence brought them together. An unspeakable abomination may tear them apart. Bruno Frye nightly succumbs to the whispers' malicious lullaby. Losing himself in the night dreams of their rustling cries, he is deafened by whispers more piercing than any scream. In the dark recesses of his mind no act is too violent, no deed too shocking. He is driven to kill - even if it means returning from the grave...
Slim MacKenzie is both hunter and hunted. Sought by police for murder, Slim also stalks the diabolical Others, genetically engineered "demons" from a prior Earth civilization. This classic is now repackaged with a new Afterword from Koontz. Reissue.
The carnival is coming to town-and it's like nothing you've ever seen.
At the height of his powers as a literary craftsman, he has won the acclaim of critics as well as the allegiance of millions of fans the world over, transforming the greatest fears and hopes of our time into masterworks of dazzling originality and emotional resonance.
Now, with the stunning depth and virtuosity of his storytelling, he brings to readers one of his most gripping and richly imagined novels to date—an intoxicating story of adventure and suspense, mystery and revelation, told with humor, heart, and high art.