Tucker Books In Order
- Blood Risk (1973)
- Surrounded (1974)
- The Wall of Masks (1975)
Santa’s Twin Books In Order
- Santa’s Twin (1996)
- Robot Santa (2004)
Moonlight Bay Books In Order
- Fear Nothing (1997)
- Seize the Night (1998)
Odd Thomas Books In Order
- Odd Thomas (2003)
- Forever Odd (2005)
- Brother Odd (2006)
- Odd Hours (2008)
- Odd Apocalypse (2012)
- Deeply Odd (2013)
- Saint Odd (2015)
Odd Thomas Graphic Novels Books In Order
- In Odd We Trust (2008)
- Odd Is on Our Side (2010)
- House of Odd (2012)
Jane Hawk Books In Order
- The Silent Corner (2016)
- The Whispering Room (2017)
- The Crooked Staircase (2018)
- The Forbidden Door (2018)
- The Night Window (2019)
Nameless: Season 1 Books In Order
- In the Heart of the Fire (2019)
- Photographing the Dead (2019)
- The Praying Mantis Bride (2019)
- Red Rain (2019)
- The Mercy of Snakes (2019)
- Memories of Tomorrow (2019)
Nameless: Season 2 Books In Order
- The Lost Soul of the City (2021)
- Gentle Is the Angel of Death (2021)
- Kaleidoscope (2021)
- Light Has Weight, but Darkness Does Not (2021)
- Corkscrew (2021)
- Zero In (2021)
- Fear That Man (1969)
- Anti-man (1970)
- Beastchild (1970)
- The Dark Symphony (1970)
- Hell’s Gate (1970)
- The Crimson Witch (1971)
- A Darkness in My Soul (1972)
- Chase (1972)
- The Flesh in the Furnace (1972)
- Starblood (1972)
- Hanging on (1973)
- Demon Seed (1973)
- The Haunted Earth (1973)
- Shattered (1973)
- A Werewolf Among Us (1973)
- After the Last Race (1974)
- Nightmare Journey (1975)
- Dragonfly (1975)
- Invasion (1975)
- Prison of Ice (1976)
- Night Chills (1976)
- Time Thieves (1977)
- The Face of Fear (1977)
- The Vision (1977)
- The Key to Midnight (1979)
- The Voice of the Night (1980)
- Whispers (1980)
- The Funhouse (1980)
- The Mask (1981)
- The Eyes of Darkness (1981)
- The House of Thunder (1982)
- Phantoms (1983)
- Darkness Comes (1984)
- The Servants of Twilight (1984)
- The Door to December (1985)
- Twilight Eyes (1985)
- Strangers (1986)
- Shadow Fires (1987)
- Watchers (1987)
- Lightning (1988)
- Oddkins (1988)
- Midnight (1989)
- The Bad Place (1990)
- Cold Fire (1991)
- Hideaway (1992)
- Winter Moon (1992)
- Dragon Tears (1993)
- Mr. Murder (1993)
- Dark Rivers of the Heart (1994)
- Intensity (1995)
- TickTock (1996)
- Sole Survivor (1997)
- False Memory (1999)
- 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 Darkest Evening of the Year (2005)
- The Husband (2006)
- The Good Guy (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)
- Devoted (2019)
- Elsewhere (2020)
- The Other Emily (2021)
- Quicksilver (2022)
- The Big Dark Sky (2022)
- Star Quest / Doom of the Green Planet (1968)
- Dark of the Woods / Soft Come the Dragons (1970)
- Three Complete Novels (1991)
- Cold Fire / Key to Midnight / Hideaway (2000)
- Dark Rivers of the Heart / Sole Survivor / Intensity (2001)
- Dean Koontz 2-Book Thriller Collection (2015)
- The Dean Koontz Halloween Collection (2015)
- Strange Highways (1991)
- Wilderness and Other Stories (2014)
- Darkest Desires (2018)
- I, Trixie, Who is Dog (2009)
- Trixie and Jinx (2010)
- Trapped (1993)
- Black River (2007)
- Darkness Under the Sun (2010)
- The Moonlit Mind (2011)
- Wilderness (2013)
- The Neighbor (2014)
- Last Light (2015)
- Final Hour (2015)
- Ricochet Joe (2017)
- Writing Popular Fiction (1972)
- How to Write Best Selling Fiction (1981)
- Beautiful Death (1996)
- Bliss to You (2008)
- A Big Little Life (2009)
- Christmas Is Good (2009)
- Ask Anna (2014)
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‘Someone has stolen Santa’s bank card!’Combining the tongue in cheek charm of a modern classic with the timeless magic of cherished holiday tradition, here is a new Christmas story guaranteed to delight children of all ages including those who pretend to have not grown up. At the request of his fans, bestselling novelist Dean Koontz has created a contemporary masterpiece that is destined to take place alongside ‘The Night Before Christmas’ and Christmas Carol as a perennial Yuletide favorite. Santa’s Twin is the hilarious and heartwarming story of two little girls, Charlotte and Emily, who set out to save Santa from his mischievious twin Bob Claus who has not only stolen Santa’s sleigh, but has stuffed his toy bag with mud pies, cat poop, and broccoli! Plus, he’s threatening to turn Donner, Blitzen and the rest of the reindeer into soup! And look at the messhe’s leaving under the tree!How the brave but foolhardy sisters fly to the north pole and rescue Santa from his ‘deeply troubled’ twin is an utterly charming and unforgettable story that will add sparkle to your holiday season. The first major new Christmas story in decades, Santa’s Twin is sure to bring joy that parents can share with their children. Lavishly illustrated with spectacular paintings by Phil Parks, this thoroughly modern masterpiece breathes new life and warmth into the world’s most beloved legendRead it aloud, preferably to someone whose laugh you love to hear. And Merry Christmas!
Dean Koontz kicks the holidayseason into high gear with a wildly inventive and wickedly funny sequel to his perennial Christmas bestseller Santa’s Twin.
The Claus family’s bad seed, Bob, is back and dishing out a second helping of holiday havoc and headaches for his twin brother, Santa. Exactly a year has passed since Bob kidnapped Santa and visited Charlotte and Emily in his stead, bearing gifts of mud pies, cat poop, and broccoli. After his defeat at the hands of the two brave sisters, Bob has worked hard to redeem himself in Santa’s eyes. Unfortunately Bob’s spare time has been spent secretly building a Robot Santa Claus. Super Santa One was designed to help Santa halve his delivery time, but Bob has left a screw loose on his creation several screws, actually, and this Christmas Eve, a badly malfunctioning Robot Santa Claus is coming to town.
Christopher Snow is the best known resident of 12,000 strong Moonlight Bay, California. This is because 28 year old Chris has xeroderma pigmentosum XP a light sensitivity so severe that he cannot leave his house in daylight, cannot enter a normally lit room, cannot sit at a computer. Chris’s natural element is the night, and his parents, both academics, chose to live in Moonlight Bay because in a small town Chris can make the nightscape his own roaming freely through the town on his bike, surfing in the moonlight, exploring while most people sleep. But Chris’s brilliant mother, a scientist, was killed in a car accident 2 years ago, and as the book opens his father, Steven Snow, is dying of cancer; Chris’s protected life is about to change forever. We meet Chris as he is carefully preparing himself to go out in the late afternoon sun to visit the hospital. In his last moments of life his father tells Chris he is ‘sorry’ and that Chris should ‘Fear Nothing‘ cryptic words that Chris cannot really relate to. Steven Snow’s body is removed to the hospital baseme*nt for transport to the funeral home/crematorium, and when Chris goes downstairs for a final moment of farewell, he witnesses a frightening and clandestine encounter: the funeral director and another man Chris doesn’t recognize are substituting the body of a hitchhiker for Steven Snow’s body which is being taken not to the crematorium but to some secret destination. For Chris, this scene is the first intimation of a conspiracy that he will come to realize envelopes many of his townspeople. His parents knew of it and wanted to protect Chris from it. His best friend has had hints of something wrong because of the frightening nocturnal visitors that have come to his beachhouse. And the first person to try to explain to Chris what’s going on and warn him about the special danger he himself is in will be hideously murdered. In the 24 hours this book encompas*ses, Christopher Snow will find out that, sheltered though he’s been, he has the soul of a fighter and an adventurer. By the end of the book he will have killed a man, will have discovered the role his own mother played in the birth of the conspiracy, will have come to recognize the extraordinary guardians that, unknown to him, have watched over him for years. He will realize that some people hate him, others revere him, and neither his own life nor those of anyone he knows will ever be the same. From the Paperback edition.
Performance by Keith Szarabajka10 cassettes: 0 553 47901 612 HoursMoonlight Bay, California. A safe, secluded small town that is at its most picturesque in the gentle nighttimes that inspired its name. Now, somewhere in the night, children are disappearing. The police cannot be trusted since they were long ago corrupted by a greater authority, hidden behind the supposedly shuttered walls of the adjacent military base, Fort Wyvern. Christopher Snow, victim of a rare genetic disorder that leaves him dangerously vulnerable to light, believes the lost children are still alive and is convinced the disappearances have everything to do with the catastrophic effects of secret research conducted deep within Fort Wyvern. Forced to live in the shadows, he knows the night world better than anyone, and sets out to find the missing five year old son of a former sweetheart. Never before in Dean Koontz’s phenomenal writing career has he created a character quite like Christopher Snow a creation so complex, so fascinating that the author has felt compelled to return to him. Listeners of Fear Nothing already know why. Those who meet him for the first time in Seize the Night will soon join leagues of others whose imaginations have been touched by this unique character and the extraordinarily eerie world of Moonlight Bay.
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. Odd Thomas thinks of himself as an ordinary guy, if possessed of a certain measure of talent at the Pico Mundo Grill and rapturously in love with the most beautiful girl in the world, Stormy Llewellyn. Maybe he has a gift, maybe it’s a curse, Odd has never been sure, but he tries to do his best by the silent souls who seek him out. Sometimes they want justice, and Odd s otherworldly tips to Pico Mundo’s sympathetic police chief, Wyatt Porter, can solve a crime. Occasionally they can prevent one. But this time it’s different.
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.
From the Hardcover edition.
Every so often a character so captures the hearts and imaginations of readers that he seems to take on a life of his own long after the final page is turned. For such a character, one book is not enough-readers must know what happens next. Now Dean Koontz returns with the novel his fans have been demanding. With the emotional power and sheer storytelling artistry that are his trademarks, Koontz takes up once more the story of a unique young hero and an eccentric little town in a tale that is equal parts suspense and terror, adventure and mystery-and altogether irresistibly odd.
We’re all a little odd beneath the surface. He’s the most unlikely hero you’ll ever meet-an ordinary guy with a modest job you might never look at twice. But there’s so much more to any of us than meets the eye-and that goes triple for Odd Thomas. For Odd lives always between two worlds in the small desert town of Pico Mundo, where the heroic and the harrowing are everyday events. Odd never asked to communicate with the dead-it’s something that just happened. But as the unofficial goodwill ambassador between our world and theirs, he’s got a duty to do the right thing. That’s the way Odd sees it and that’s why he’s won hearts on both sides of the divide between life and death.
A childhood friend of Odd’s has disappeared. The worst is feared. But as Odd applies his unique talents 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.
From the Hardcover edition.
Loop me in, odd one. The words, spoken in the deep of night by a sleeping child, chill the young man watching over her. For this was a favorite phrase of Stormy Llewellyn, his lost love, and Stormy is dead, gone forever from this world. In the haunted halls of the isolated monastery where he had sought peace, Odd Thomas is stalking spirits of an infinitely darker natureThrough two New York Times bestselling novels Odd Thomas has established himself as one of the most beloved and unique fictional heroes of our time. Now, wielding all the power and magic of a master storyteller at the pinnacle of his craft, Dean Koontz follows Odd into a singular new world where he hopes to make a fresh beginning but where he will meet an adversary as old and inexorable as time itself. St. Bartholomew’s Abbey sits in majestic solitude amid the wild peaks of California s high Sierra, a haven for children otherwise abandoned, and a sanctuary for those seeking insight. Odd Thomas has come here to learn to live fully again, and among the eccentric monks, their other guests, and the nuns and young students of the attached convent school, he has begun to find his way. The silent spirits of the dead who visited him in his earlier life are mercifully absent, save for the bell ringing Brother Constantine and Odd s steady companion, the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll. But trouble has a way of finding Odd Thomas, and it slinks back onto his path in the form of the sinister bodachs he has met previously, the black shades who herald death and disaster, and who come late one December night to hover above the abbey s most precious charges. For Odd is about to face an enemy who eclipses any he has yet encountered, as he embarks on a journey of mystery, wonder, and sheer suspense that surpas*ses all that has come before. From the Hardcover edition.
Only a handful of fictional characters are recognized by first name alone. Dean Koontz’s Odd Thomas is one of those rare literary heroes who have come alive in readers imaginations as he explores the greatest mysteries of this world and the next with his inimitable wit, heart, and quiet gallantry. Now Koontz follows Odd as he is irresistibly drawn onward to a destiny he cannot imagine and to undreamed of places where the perils he will face and the stakes for which he fights will eclipse all that he has known.
The legend began in the obscure little town of Pico Mundo. A fry cook named Odd was rumored to have the extraordinary ability to communicate with the dead. Through tragedy and triumph, exhilaration and heartbreak, word of Odd Thomas s gifts filtered far beyond Pico Mundo, attracting unforgettable new friends and enemies of implacable evil. With great gifts comes the responsibility to meet great challenges. But no mere human being was ever meant to face the darkness that now stalks the world not even one as oddly special as Odd Thomas.
After grappling with the very essence of reality itself, after finding the veil that separates him from his soul mate, Stormy Llewellyn, tantalizingly thin yet impenetrable, Odd longed only to return to a life of quiet anonymity with his two otherworldly sidekicks his dog Boo and a new companion, one of the few who might rival his old pal Elvis. But a true hero, however humble, must persevere. Haunted by dreams of an all encompassing red tide, Odd is pulled inexorably to the sea, to a small California coastal town where nothing is as it seems. Now the forces arrayed against him have both official sanction and an infinitely more sinister authority and in this dark night of the soul dawn will come only after the most shattering revelations of all.
Burnishing Dean Koontz s stature as a master of suspense and one of our most innovative and gifted storytellers, Odd Hours illuminates a legacy of mystery and hope that will shine on long after the final page.
The fifth Odd Thomas thriller from the master storyteller. Odd finds refuge at a rundown mansion, but soon discovers a frightening presence. Odd Thomas has seen danger and he has seen death. He lives between two worlds, communicating with the lingering dead. He stands between us and our darkest fears, never failing the tests that confront him, whatever the cost. Now he has found refuge in a crumbling mansion in Santa Barbara, along with his closest friends both living and dead. But the house is a place of terrible secrets, haunted by lingering spirits. And there is a stranger, more frightening presence still
Book Description A MATHEMATICAL VIEW OF OUR WORLD helps students understand and harness the power of mathematics in their present studies and future careers. Designed for a liberal arts mathematics course that has a strong focus on applications, this student friendly textbook helps students see the beauty and power of mathematics as it is applied to the world around them. Recognizing that quantitative literacy is essential in an increasing number of professional fields as well as in the daily decision making and communication of informed citizens, the book develops students’ mathematical self confidence and prepares them to use mathematics in the future. In writing the book, the authors endeavored to be faithful to the recommendations of such professional mathematics associations as the MAA, AMATYC, and NCTM. Overall, students will recognize the connections, patterns, and significance of the mathematics they study, and see that mathematics has a meaningful place in their lives.
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 to see the lingering spirits of the dead. To Odd, it’s not such a big deal. And most folks in sleepy Pico Mundo, California, are much more interested in the irresistible pancakes Odd whips up at the local diner. Still, communing with the dead can be useful. Because while some spirits only want a little company…
others want justice.
When the sad specter of a very frightened boy finds its way to him, Odd vows to root out the evil suddenly infecting the sunny streets of Pico Mundo. But even with his exceptional ability plus the local police and his pistol packing girlfriend, Stormy, backing him is Odd any match for a faceless stalker who s always a step ahead…
and determined to kill again?
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 the autumn air. While the town prepares for its annual festivities, young fry cook Odd Thomas can t shake the feeling that make believe goblins and ghouls aren t the only things on the prowl. And he should know, since he can see what others cannot: the spirits of the restless dead. But even his frequent visitor, the specter of Elvis Presley, can t seem to point Odd in the right direction. With the help of his gun toting girlfriend, Stormy, Odd is out to uncover the terrible truth. Is something sinister afoot in the remote barn guarded by devilish masked men? Has All Hallows Eve mischief taken a malevolent turn? Or is the pleading ghost of a trick or treater a frightening omen of doom?
Ace Double Fear That Man by Dean R. Koontz: The galaxy had forgotten war and evil until the man without a past intervened. Toyman by E.C. Tubb: They called their planet toy, but the games the toymen played involved the fate of worlds.
Back by popular demand master of suspense Dean Koontz’s classic collection of stories now available on CD! One of the most popular and prolific storytellers of our time, Dean Koontz has many classic New York Times bestsellers to his name, but none quite like this. STRANGE HIGHWAYS: THEChase is part of Koontz’s spellbinding collection of tales interconnected by the strange highways of human experience the adventures, terrors, failures, and triumphs encountered on the roads that are chosen, and on those detoured by fate. As profound as it is mesmerizing, STRANGE HIGHWAYS:THEChase is a remarkable achievement.
Now with a new afterword by the 1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR…
And a brand new package. In the privacy of her own home, and against her will, Susan Harris will experience an inconceivable act of terror. She will become the object of the ultimate computer’s consuming obsession: to learn everything there is to know about human flesh.
As Alex and Colin speed toward their new home in San Francisco where Courtney awaits them, they are pursued by a madman who is also eager to see Courtney.
‘Jammed with the tensions of imminent disaster. The whole thing unfolds with the timing of a quartz watch.’ Chicago TribuneA stunning and suspenseful thriller, about humanity’s continuous and sometimes futile battle against nature from one of the most popular and bestselling authors in America. Conducting a strange and urgent experiment on the Arctic icefield, a team of scientists has planted sixty powerful explosive charges that will detonate at midnight. Before they can withdraw to the safety of their base camp, a shattering tidal wave breaks loose the ice on which they are working. Now they are hopelessly marooned on an iceberg during a violent winter storm. The bombs beneath them are buried irretrievably deep…
and ticking. And they discover that one of them is an assassin with a mission of his own. This is classic Koontz. John Glover has appeared in the films Melvin and Howard, Annie Hall, Scrooged, Gremlins 2, and Robocop 2. Other credits include the television movie ‘An Early Frost,’ and the Broadway play, Frankenstein. Dark Rivers of the Heart by Dean Koontz, unabridged, 12 cassettes, is also available from Random House Audio. Icebound is available in paperback from Ballantine
When a strange disease escapes from a scientific lab as a result of a deadly conspiracy, the citizens of Black River are overcome by its unusual symptom, a night chill that causes them to perform unspeakable acts. Reissue.
To stop a brutal killer, the NYPD enlists the help of clairvoyant Graham Harris. He sees the murders in his mind sometimes at the moment they are happening. Then he sees the most terrifying vision of all his own murder…
tension upon tension.’ New York Times’Koontz puts his readers through the emotional wringer!’ Associated Press
The best selling author of Mr. Murder tells the story of a woman haunted by visions of the man who tortured her in her childhood, vowing one day to return to her. Reissue.
Joanna Rand left the U.S. ten years ago to sing in a Japanese nightclub. Ever since, she’s been plagued with nightmares of terror. There is only one man who can help her Alex Hunter. Ten years ago he saw her picture in the papers as a senator’s daughter who had disappeared. Now he has to bring her memories back to her, memories of a past more terrifying than they dreamed possible…
No one could understand why Colin and Roy were best friends. Colin was so shy; Roy was so popular. Colin was nervous around girls; Roy was a ladies’ man. Colin was fascinated by Roy – and Roy was fascinated by death. Then one day Roy asked his timid friend: ‘You ever killed anything?’ And from that moment on, the two were bound together in a game too terrifying to imagine…and too irresistible to stop.
HE IS BACK
Hilary Thomas knew terror as a child, but never anything like this.
HE IS BACK
He is hunting her with a sick desire more terrifying than hatred could ever be. And he is in her house again.
HE IS BACK
He is on the stairs, and he can t be stopped. Hilary killed him once and he keeps coming back. Again and again.
HE IS BACK
He is at her bedroom door.
The carnival is a world apart, endlessly travelling from town to town, providing thrills and magic for new kids every week. And the biggest, most popular attraction is the ‘Funhouse’ the ghoulish creepshow of ghosts and skeletons, rattling chains and make believe terror! Young Amy Harper is the most beautiful girl at her school, but to her life seems wretched. Terrorised by her mother, Amy’s little brother Joey, is her only real friend. Their mother’s days are regulated by religious obsession, and nights by the bottle and drunken confessions. When the carnival comes to town, Joey plans to escape his troubled home and join the revellers. But Amy and Joey fall under the carnival spell, unaware that their mother’s secrets are buried here and that vengeance for past deeds lies in wait for them in the make believe world of! ‘The Funhouse‘.
SUCH A PRETTY FACESo young, so sweet. She appeared out of nowhere, in the middle of traffic, on a busy day. A teenager with no past, no family no memories. SUCH A LOVELY CHILDSo blond and beautiful. Carol and Paul were drawn to her she was the child they d never had. A dream come true. And then Carol’s nightmares began the ghastly sounds in the night the bloody face in the mirror the razor sharp ax. SUCH RELENTLESS EVILSo deceptively innocent. Most mothers would die for such a darling little angel. And that s what frightened Carol most of all
A year had passed since little Danny’s death A year since his mother began the painful process of acceptance. But Tina Evans could have sworn she just saw her Danny in a stranger s car Then she dreamed that Danny was alive. And when she awoke, she found a message waiting for her in Danny s bedroom Two disturbing words scrawled on his chalkboard: NOT DEAD
Was this someone s grim joke? Her mind playing tricks on her? Or something more? For Tina Evans, it was a mystery she couldn t escape. An obsession that would lead her from the bright lights of Las Vegas to the cold shadows of the High Sierras. A terrible secret seen only by The Eyes of Darkness
In a cavern called The House of Thunder, Susan Thornton watched in terror as her lover died a brutal death in a college hazing. And in the following four years, the four young men who participated in that grim fraternity rite likewise died violently. Or did they?
Twelve years later Susan wakes in a hospital bed. Apparently involved in a fatal accident, she is suffering from amnesia. She doesn t remember who she is or why she is there. All she knows is that her convalescence is unfolding into a fearful nightmare and that the faces that surround her, pretending loving care, are those of the four men involved in that murder years ago.
Have the dead come back to life? Or has Susan plunged into the abyss of madness? With the help of her neuro surgeon, Susan desperately clings to her sanity while fighting to uncover who or what could be stalking her
A classic thriller from Dean Koontz and the basis for the motion picture starring Peter O’Toole…
They thought it was the work of a maniac or terrorists or toxic contamination but then they found the truth, which was worse than anything they had imagined…
/Content /EditorialReview EditorialReview Source Amazon. com Review /Source Content The lights are on in Snowfield, California, a cozy ski village nestled in the Sierra Madres, but nobody seems to be home. When Dr. Jenny Paige returns to the small town, she finds tables set for dinner, meals being prepared, and music playing in living rooms, but there’s no trace of the people who put the water on to boil or set an extra place for company at the dinner table. As she explores the town, Paige finds friends and neighbors felled by a mysterious force the bodies show no visible signs of violence or disease, and no known plague kills victims before the ice in their dinner drinks has time to melt. But the deep quiet that surrounds her offers few clues about the fate of the town’s inhabitants. Dean Koontz’s Phantoms strikes fear in readers from the very beginning. The mystery deepens, paving the way for a chilling journey toward the truth. If you plan to catch the film version, starring Ben Affleck and Peter O’Toole, remember that you’ll be experiencing this terrifying story in a dark theater. So bring an arm to grab!
Winter gripped the city. Terror gripped it, too. They found four corpses in four days, each more hideous than the last.
At first the cops thought they were dealing with a psychopath. But soon they heard eerie sounds in the ventilation system. And saw unearthly silver eyes in the snow slashed night.
In a city paralyzed by a blizzard, something watches, something stalks
To his mother, Joey seems an ordinary six year old boy special to her, but to no one else. To The Servants of Twilight, however, he is an evil presence who must be destroyed an Anti Christ who must die. The terrifying ordeal for Joey and his mother begins in the supermarket car park where an old woman accosts them and pursues them with her terrible threats. Christine’s world is turned into a nightmare of terror. Only her love for her child, and the support of the one man who believes her, gives her the chance to survive The Servants of Twilight…
This book was originally published under the pseudonym Leigh Nichols.
Six years ago, Laura McCaffrey’s three year old daughter Melanie was kidnapped by Laura’s estranged husband, Dylan, and seemingly vanished from the face of the earth. Now, Melanie has been found, a nine year old wandering the Los Angeles streets with blank eyes and a secret in her soul she will not or can not reveal. Dylan has been found too or at least his mangled remains. Melanie is home again. But can she ever truly be safe as the floodgates of terror open and the bloody torrent comes pouring through!? This book was originally published under the pseudonym Leigh Nichols.
They re out there.
Waiting. Watching. Unseen by normal eyes, but all too visible to Slim MacKenzie, a young man blessed or cursed by Twilight Eyes
They re out there
Lurking in the darkest shadows of an eerie, moonlit carnival. Feeding their twisted needs with human suffering. And fiendishly plotting the downfall of the human race
They re out there
But don t scream.
They ll hear you.
A surgeon, a writer, a motel keeper, a priest and a thief; they have nothing in common nothing but one hot summer night at the Tranquillity Motel: a night filled with unending terror; a night when an awesome power stripped them of their memories. Now the evil is creeping back into their minds. Slowly, tauntingly, maddeningly they are recalling the unspeakable events of that fateful moonlit evening. And as the vision of evil grows clearer, the guests of the Tranquillity Motel seek each other out. Some of them will not live to face the power head on. But some will in a terror packed climax unlike anything ever experienced before…
A New York Times Bestselling Author His prose mesmerizes…
Koontz consistently hits the bull’s eye. Arkansas Democrat Rachel Leben s violently possessive ex husband was killed in a freak auto accident, but his hideously mangled body has disappeared from the morgue. Now someone, or something, is watching her. Stalking her. And, although no one will believe her, Rachel knows who it is. His walking corpse a grotesque mockery of life. His brilliant, warped mind once again alive and seething with jealous rage. He seeks an unspeakable revenge from beyond her worst nightmare, stalking her with a murderous lust that will not die…
A superior thriller Oakland Press from the 1 New York Times bestselling author now in trade paperback for the first time. On his thirty sixth birthday, Travis Cornell hikes into the foothills of the Santa Ana Mountains. But his path is soon blocked by a bedraggled Golden Retriever, who will let him go no further into the dark woods. That morning, Travis had been desperate to find some happiness in his lonely, seemingly cursed life. What he finds is a friend a dog of alarming intelligence and a threat that could only have come from the darkest corners of man’s imagination
A storm struck on the night Laura Shane was born, and there was a strangeness about the weather that people would remember for years. But even more mysterious was the blond haired stranger who appeared out of nowhere the man who saved Laura from a fatal delivery. Years later another bolt of Lightning and the stranger returned, again to save Laura from tragedy. Was he the guardian angel he seemed? The devil in disguise? Or the master of a haunting destiny beyond time and space?
When the death of their creator leaves them without protection, a band of magic living toys must attempt a dangerous journey across the city to another toyshop, while under attack from evil toys serving the Dark One.
In picturesque Moonlight Cove, California, inexplicable deaths occur and spine tingling terror descends to this ‘edge of paradise.’ Growing numbers of residents harbor a secret so dark it is sure to cost even more lives. Tessa Lockland comes to town to probe her sister’s seemingly unprompted suicide. Independent and clever, she meets up with Sam Booker, an undercover FBI agent sent to Moonlight Cove to discover the truth behind the mysterious deaths. They meet Harry Talbot, a wheelchair bound veteran, who has seen things from his window that he was not meant to see. Together they begin to understand the depth of evil in Moonlight Cove. Chrissie Foster, a resourceful eleven year old, running from her parents who have suddenly changed and in whom darkness dwells, joins them. Together they make a stand against darkness and terror.
Frank Pollard awakens in an alley, knowing nothing but his name and that he is in great danger. Having taken refuge in a motel, he wakes again only to find his hands covered in blood. As far as he knows, he’s no killer. But whose blood is this, and how did it get there? Over the next few days Frank develops a fear of sleep, because each time he wakes he discovers strange objects in his hands and pockets objects far more frightening than blood.
Husband and wife detective team Bobby and Julie Dakota specialize in high ticket corporate security investigations, but when a distraught and desperate Frank Pollard begs them to watch over him, they can’t refuse. Out of compassion and curiosity they agree to get to the bottom of his mysterious, amnesiac fugues.
It seems a simple job: just follow a client who wants to be watched and tell him where he winds up. But as the Dakotas begin to discover where their client goes when he sleeps, they are drawn slowly into ever darkening realms where they encounter the ominous figure stalking Frank. Their lives are threatened, as is that of Julie’s gentle, Down’s syndrome brother, Thomas.
To Thomas, death is ‘The Bad Place‘ from which there is no return. But Julie and Bobby and their tortured client ultimately learn that equally bad places exist in the world of the living, places so steeped in evil that in contrast death seems almost a relief…
Praise for Dean Koontz
‘A master storyteller, sometimes humorous, sometimes shocking, but always riveting. His characters sparkle with life. And his fast paced plots are wonderfully fiendish, taking unexpected twists and turns.’ The San Diego Union Tribune
‘One of our finest and most versatile suspense writers.’ The Macon Telegraph & News
‘His prose mesmerizes…
Koontz consistently hits the bull’s eye.’ Arkansas Democrat
‘An exceptional novelist…
top notch.’ Lincoln Journal Star
Reporter Holly Thorne is intrigued by Jim Ironheart, who has saved 12 lives in the past three months. Holly wants to know what kind of power drives him, why terrifying visions of a churning windmill haunt his dreams, and just what he means when he whispers in his sleep that an enemy who will kill everyone is coming.
A master storyteller, sometimes humorous, sometimes shocking, but always riveting. His characters sparkle with life. And his fast paced plots are wonderfully fiendish, taking unexpected twists and turns. The San Diego Union Tribune
He was clinically dead after the accident but was miraculously revived. Now Hatch Harrison and his wife approach each day with a new appreciation for life.
But something has come back with Hatch from the other side. A terrible presence that links his mind to a psychotic’s, so that a force of murderous rage courses through him.
‘Koontz is brilliant in the creation of his characters and in building tension.’CHICAGO SUN TIMESIn Los Angeles, a hot Hollywood director, high on PCP, turns a city street into a fiery apocalypse. Heroic LAPD officer Jac McGarvey is badly wounded and will not walk for months. His wife and his child are left to fend for themselves against both criminals that control an increasingly violent city and the dead director’s cult of fanatic fans. In a lonely corner of Montana, Eduardo Fernandez, the father of McGarvey’s murdered partner, witnesses a strange nocturnal sight. The stand of pines outside his house suddenly glows with eerie amber light, and Fernandez senses a watcher in the winter woods. As the seasons change, the very creatures of the forest seem in league with a mysterious presence. Fernandez is caught up in a series of chilling incidents that escalate toward a confronation that could rob him of his sanity or his life or both. As events careen out of control, the McGarvey family is drawn to Fernandez’s Montana ranch. In that isolated place they discover their destiny in a terrifying and fiercely suspenseful encounter with a hostile, utterly ruthless, and enigmatic enemy, from which neither the living nor the dead are safe.
Harry Lyon was a rational man, a cop who refused to let his job harden his soul. Then one fateful day, he was forced to shoot a man and a homeless stranger with bloodshot eyes uttered the haunting words that challenged Harry Lyon’s sanity: ‘Ticktock, ticktock. You’ll be dead in sixteen hours…
Dead by dawn…
Dead by dawn…
Dead by dawn…
For author Martin Stillwater, life couldn’t be more perfect. He and Paige are happy together; their two daughters, Emily and Charlotte, are intelligent and healthy; and his novels are achieving long hoped for levels of success. So why does he feel such dread, experience sudden blackouts? The killer doesn’t know his own name, only the name he uses. He has no family, no friends, no home. He cannot recall who gives him his assignments, and he doesn’t know why his targets must die. Now, however, he senses that in a town he can’t yet envision, a life awaits him, a place to call home, with family and friends. Charlotte knows something is wrong: the man moves and sounds like Daddy, but he doesn’t smile as quickly or as often as usual. And when he does smile, he seems to be pretending. Daddy isn’t Daddy.
A man and a woman meet by chance in a bar. Suddenly they are fleeing the long arm of a clandestine and increasingly powerful renegade government agency the woman hunted for the information she possesses, the man mistaken as her comrade in a burgeoning resistance movement. The architect of the chase is a man of uncommon madness and cruelty ruthless, possibly psychotic, and equipped with a vast technological arsenal. He is the brazen face of an insidiously fascistic future. And he is virtually unstoppable. But he has never before come up against the likes of his current quarry. Both of them are survivors of singularly horrific pasts. Both have long been emboldened by their experiences to fight with reckless courage for their own freedom. Now they are plunged into a struggle for the freedom of their country, and for the sanctity of their own lives. Dark Rivers of the Heart is an electrifying thriller that steers us along the razor edge of a familiar, terrifying reality. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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 Napa Valley surrounded by vineyards and 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. Suspicions she learned in childhood still make her uneasy in unfamiliar houses even this one, where her closest friend is sound asleep down the hall. And in this case her most disturbing instincts prove reliable. A man has entered the house, a man who lives for one purpose: to satisfy all appetites as they arise, to immerse himself in sensation, to live without fear, remorse, or limits to live with Intensity.
His name is Edgler Foreman Vess. He likes to make words with the letters from his name GOD, DEMON, SAVE, RAGE, ANGER, FEAR, FOREVER, are just a few of them and then makes sentences with the words. One of his favorites, GOD FEARS ME, is sometimes the last thing he whispers to his victims. Edgler Vess is a self proclaimed ‘homicidal adventurer’: On this night, his adventure murdering everyone in the house becomes Chyna’s long nightmare.
Trapped in Vess’s deadly orbit, Chyna thinks only of getting out alive. But when she inadvertently learns the identity of Vess’s intended next victim, waiting for him far from Napa Valley, Chyna is gripped with concern for this other person, who is as innocent as Chyna, and as endangered. Driven now by a sense of responsibility for another, by a purpose and meaning beyond mere self preservation, Chyna rises to unexpected heights of courage and daring her only hope as the threat of Edgler Foreman Vess closes in and grows more horrifying moment by moment.
Intensity unfolds over the course of just twenty four hours, but within that brief time frame, Dean Koontz gives us what is perhaps his most inventive, emotionally intricate, and terrifyingly suspenseful novel yet.
From the Hardcover edition.
Tommy Phan is a successful detective novelist living the American Dream in southern California. One evening he comes home to find a small rag doll on his doorstep. It’s a simple doll, covered entirely in white cloth, with crossed black stitches for the eyes and mouth, and another pair forming an X over the heart. Curious, he brings it inside.
That night Tommy hears an odd popping sound and looks up to see the stitches breaking over the doll s heart. And in minutes the fabric of Tommy Phan s reality will be torn apart. Something terrifying emerges from the pristine white cloth, something that will follow Tommy wherever he goes. Something that he can t destroy. It wants Tommy s life, and he doesn t know why. He has only one ally, a beautiful, strangely intuitive waitress he meets by chance or by a design far beyond his comprehension. He has too many questions, no answers, and very little time. Because the vicious and demonically clever doll has left this warning on Tommy s computer screen:
The deadline is dawn.
Time is running out.
From the Paperback edition.
A catastrophic, unexplainable plane crash leaves three hundred and thirty dead no survivors. Among the victims are the wife and two daughters of Joe Carpenter, a Los Angeles Post crime reporter.A year after the crash, still gripped by an almost paralyzing grief, Joe encounters a woman named Rose, who claims to have survived the crash. She holds out the possibility of a secret that will bring Joe peace of mind. But before he can ask any questions, she slips away. Driven now by rage have the authorities withheld information? and a hope almost as unbearable as his grief if there is one survivor, are there others?, Joe sets out to find the mysterious woman. His search immediately leads him into the path of a powerful and shadowy organization hell bent on stopping Rose before she can reveal what she knows about the crash. Sole Survivor unfolds at a heart stopping pace, as a desperate chase and a shattering emotional odyssey lead Joe to a truth that will force him to reas*sess everything he thought he knew about life and death a truth that, given the chance, will rock the world and redefine the destiny of humanity. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Just when you thought he couldn’t top himself, Dean Koontz has done it again with a novel that will chill you to the bone and demonstrate why he has earned the distinction ‘America’s most popular suspense novelist’ Rolling Stone. A Dean Koontz novel is not just an unforgettable read it is a life changing experience. As anyone who has ever read one of his novels knows, he creates atmospheric settings, believable characters, and all too plausible situations through which he explores the terror that we all suspect lurks just out of sight in our ordinary lives. In this unforgettable novel he weaves a tale of madness, suspense, love, and terror from a startling and true life psychological condition so close to home it will stun even his most seasoned readers: 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 amuseme*nt 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/he 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. No fan of Dean Koontz or of classic psychological suspense will want to miss this extraordinary novel of the human mind’s capacity to torment and destroy itself. In False Memory, Dean Koontz has created a novel that will stay in your memory long after the final page is turned a story not only of gripping fear but also of the power of love and friendship. Once more Koontz reveals why he has, as People put it, the ‘power to scare the daylights out of us.’Then one morning Martie experiences a sudden fear of her own, a brief but disquieting terror of…
her shadow. The episode is over so quickly, it leaves her shaken but amused. Then, as she is about to check her makeup, she realizes she is terrified to look in the mirror and confront her own face. As the episodes of this traumatic condition autophobia build, the lives of Martie and her husband, Dustin, change drastically. Frantic to discover the trigger for her descent into hell, Dustin begins to look into the background of a respected therapist. As he comes closer to the truth about this strange and troubled ‘healer,’ Dustin finds himself afflicted with a condition even more bizarre and terrifying than Martie’s. No fan of psychological suspense will want to miss this extraordinary novel of the human mind’s capacity to torment and destroy. Dean Koontz once more reveals why he has, as People put it, the ‘power to scare the daylights out of us.’
Dean Koontz has been called ‘America’s most popular suspense novelist,’ but that only begins to describe the rich variety and endless invention that characterize his work. Critics hail his impeccable craft and the artistry that has inspired the devotion of millions of fans around the world. He is unique among contemporary writers, venturing far beyond traditional boundaries to explore our deepest fears and most transcendent aspirations. Now, in From the Corner of His Eye, Koontz brings together his most powerful themes to draw readers into a spellbinding world made by a master at the top of his form a story rich in triumph and tragedy, joy and terror, love, hate, and profound meaning, played out by perhaps the most unforgettable cast of characters he has yet created. Bartholomew Lampion is born in Bright Beach, California, on a day of tragedy and terror, when the lives of everyone in his family are changed forever. Remarkable events accompany his birth, and everyone agrees 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 doesn’t know who Bartholomew is, but he embarks on a search that will become the purpose of his life. If ever he finds the right Bartholomew, he will deal mercilessly with him. And in San Francisco, a girl is born, the result of a violent rape. Her survival is miraculous, and her destiny is mysteriously linked to the fates of Barty and the man who stalks him. At the age of three, Barty Lampion is blinded when surgeons reluctantly remove his eyes to save him from a fast spreading cancer. As the growing boy copes with his blindness and proves to be a prodigy, his mother, an exceptional woman, counsels him that all things happen for a reason, that there is meaning even in his suffering, and that he will affect the lives of people yet unknown to him in ways startling and profound. At thirteen, Bartholomew regains his sight. How he regains it, why he regains it, and what happens as his amazing life unfolds results in a breathtaking journey of courage, heart stopping suspense, and high adventure. His mother once told him that every person’s life has an effect on every other person’s, in often unknowable ways, and Barty’s eventful life indeed entwines with others in ways that will astonish and move everyone who reads his story. People magazine has said that Dean Koontz has the ‘power to scare the daylights out of us.’ In this, perhaps the most thrilling, suspenseful, and emotionally powerful work of his critically acclaimed career, Koontz does that and far more. He has created a compulsive page turner that will have you at the edge of your seat, a narrative tour de force that will change the way you yourself look at the world.
Hailed as America’s most popular suspense novelist Rolling Stone Dean Koontz has entered a rich new phase of his writing career that is yielding his most imaginative, meaningful, and popular work yet. 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. One Door Away from HeavenIn a dusty trailer park on the far edge of the California dream, Michelina Bellsong contemplates the choices she has made. At twenty eight, she wants to change the direction of her troubled life but can t find her way until a new family settles into the rental trailer next door and she meets the young girl who will lead her on a remarkable quest that will change Micky herself and everything she knows or thinks she knows forever. Despite the brace she must wear on her deformed left leg, and her withered left hand, nine year old Leilani Klonk radiates a buoyant and indomitable spirit that inspires Micky. Beneath Leilani s effervescence, however, Micky comes to sense a quiet desperation that the girl dares not express. Leilani s mother is little more than a child herself. And the girl s stepfather, Preston Maddoc, is educated but threatening. He has moved the family from place to place as he fanatically investigates UFO sightings, striving to make contact, claiming to have had a vision that by Leilani s tenth birthday aliens will either heal her or take her away to a better life on their world. Slowly, ever more troubling details emerge in Leilani s conversations with Micky. Most chilling is Micky s discovery that Leilani had an older brother, also disabled, who vanished after Maddoc took him into the woods one night and is now gone to the stars. Leilani s tenth birthday is approaching. Micky is convinced the girl will be dead by that day. While the child protection bureaucracy gives Micky the runaround, the Maddoc family slips away into the night. Micky sets out across America to track and find them, alone and afraid but for the first time living for something bigger than herself. She finds herself pitted against an adversary, Preston Maddoc, as fearsome as he is cunning. The passion and disregard for danger with which Micky pursues her quest bring to her side a burned out detective who joins her on a journey of incredible peril and startling discoveries, a journey through terrible darkness to unexpected light. One Door Away from Heaven is an incandescent mix of suspense and humor, fear and wonder, a story of redemption and timeless wisdom that will have readers cheering. Filled with tragedy and joy, with terror and hope, it solidifies Dean Koontz s reputation as one of the foremost storytellers of our time. This is Dean Koontz at his very best and it doesn t get any better than that. From the Hardcover edition.
Dean Koontz has surpassed his longtime reputation as America’s most popular suspense novelist Rolling Stone to become one of the most celebrated and successful writers of our time. Reviewers hail his boundless originality, his art, his unparalleled ability to create highly textured, riveting drama, at once viscerally familiar and utterly unique. Author of one 1 New York Times bestseller after another, Koontz is at the pinnacle of his powers, spinning mysteries and miracles, enthralling tales that speak directly to today s readers, balm for the heart and fire for the mind. In this stunning new novel, he delivers a tour de force of dark suspense and brilliant revelation that has all the Koontz trademarks: adventure, chills, riddles, humor, heartbreak, an unforgettable cast of characters, and a climax that will leave you clamoring for more. Dylan O Connor is a gifted young artist just trying to do the right thing in life. He s on his way to an arts festival in Santa Fe when he stops to get a room for himself and his twenty year old autistic brother, Shep. But in a nightmarish instant, Dylan is attacked by a mysterious doctor, injected with a strange substance, and told that he is now a carrier of something that will either kill him…
or transform his life in the most remarkable way. Then he is told that he must flee before the doctor s enemies hunt him down for the secret circulating through his body. No one can help him, the doctor says, not even the police. Stunned, disbelieving, Dylan is turned loose to run for his life…
and straight into an adventure that will turn the next twenty four hours into an odyssey of terror, mystery and wondrous discovery. It is a journey that begins when Dylan and Shep s path intersects with that of Jillian Jackson. Before that evening Jilly was a beautiful comedian whose biggest worry was whether she would ever find a decent man. Now she too is a carrier. And even as Dylan tries to convince her that they ll be safer sticking together, cold eyed men in a threatening pack of black Suburbans approach, only seconds before Jilly s classic Coupe DeVille explodes into thin air. Now the three are on the run together, but with no idea whom they re running from or why. Meanwhile Shep has begun exhibiting increasingly disturbing behavior. And whatever it is that s coursing through their bodies seems to have plunged them into one waking nightmare after another. Seized by sinister premonitions, they find themselves inexplicably drawn to crime scenes just minutes before the crimes take place. What this unfathomable power is, how they can use it to stop the evil erupting all around them, and why they have been chosen are only parts of a puzzle that reaches back into the tragic past and the dark secrets they all share: secrets of madness, pain, and untimely death. Perhaps the answer lies in the eerie, enigmatic messages that Shep, with precious time running out, begins to repeat, about an entity who does his work By the Light of the Moon. By the Light of the Moon is a novel of heart stopping suspense and transcendent beauty, of how evil can destroy us and love can redeem us a masterwork of the imagination in which the surprises come page after page and the spell of sublime storytelling triumphs throughout. From the Hardcover edition.
The FaceAcknowledged 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. Now he delivers the page turner of the season, an unforgettable journey to the heart of darkness and to the pinnacle of grace, at once chilling and wickedly funny, a brilliantly observed chronicle of good and evil in our time, of illusion and everlasting truth. He s Hollywood s most dazzling star, whose flawless countenance inspires the worship of millions and fires the hatred of one twisted soul. His perfectly ordered existence is under siege as a series of terrifying, enigmatic messages breaches the exquisitely calibrated security systems of his legendary Bel Air estate. The boxes arrive mysteriously, one by one, at Channing Manheim s fortified compound. The threat implicit in their bizarre, disturbing contents seems to escalate with each new delivery. Manheim s security chief, ex cop Ethan Truman, is used to looking beneath the surface of things. But until he entered the orbit of a Hollywood icon, he had no idea just how slippery reality could be. Now this good man is all that stands in the way of an insidious killer and forces that eclipse the most fevered fantasies of a city where dreams and nightmares are the stuff of daily life. As a seemingly endless and ominous rain falls over southern California, Ethan will test the limits of perception and endurance in a world where the truth is as thin as celluloid and answers can be found only in the illusory intersection of shadow and light. Enter a world of marvelous invention, enchantment, and implacable intent, populated by murderous actors and the walking dead, hit men and heroes, long buried dreams and never dying hope. Here a magnificent mansion is presided over by a Scottish force of nature known as Mrs. McBee, before whom all men tremble. A mad French chef concocts feasts for the mighty and the malicious. Ming du Lac, spiritual adviser to the stars, has a direct line to the dead. An aptly named cop called Hazard will become Ethan s ally, an anarchist will sow discord and despair, and a young boy named Fric, imprisoned by celebrity and loneliness, will hear a voice telling him of the approach of something unimaginably evil. Traversing this extraordinary landscape, Ethan will face the secrets of his own tragic past and the unmistakable premonition of his impending violent death as he races against time to solve the macabre riddles of a modern day beast.A riveting tour de force of suspense, mystery, and miraculous revelation, The Face is that rare novel that entertains, provokes, and uplifts at the same time. It will make you laugh. It will give you chills. It will fill you with hope. From the Hardcover edition.
In one of the most dazzling books of his celebrated career, Dean Koontz delivers a masterwork of page turning suspense that surpas*ses even his own inimitable reputation as a chronicler of our worst fears and best dreams. In The Taking he tells the story of a community cut off from a world under siege, and the terrifying battle for survival waged by a young couple and their neighbors as familiar streets become fog shrouded death traps. Gripping, heartbreaking, and triumphant in the face of mankind’s darkest hour, here is a small town slice of doomsday thriller that strikes to the core of each of us to ask: What would you do in the midst of The Taking.
On the morning that will mark the end of the world they have known, Molly and Niel Sloan awaken to the drumbeat of rain on their roof. It has haunted their sleep, invaded their dreams, and now they rise to find a luminous silvery downpour drenching their small California mountain town. A strange scent hangs faintly in the air, and the young couple cannot shake the sense of something wrong.
As hours pass and the rain continues to fall, Molly and Niel listen to disturbing news of extreme weather phenomena across the globe. Before evening, their little town loses television and radio reception. Then telephone and the Internet are gone. With the ceaseless rain now comes an obscuring fog that transforms the once friendly village into a ghostly labyrinth. By nightfall the Sloans have gathered with some of their neighbors to deal with community damage…
but also because they feel the need to band together against some unknown threat, some enemy they cannot identify or even imagine.
In the night, strange noises arise, and at a distance, in the rain and the mist, mysterious lights are seen drifting among the trees. The rain diminishes with the dawn, but a moody gray purple twilight prevails. Soon Molly, Niel, and their small band of friends will be forced to draw on reserves of strength, courage, and humanity they never knew they had. For within the misty gloom they will encounter something that reveals in a terrifying instant what is happening to their world something that is hunting them with ruthless efficiency. Epic in scope, searingly intimate and immediate in perspective, The Taking is an adventure story like no other, a relentless roller coaster read that brings apocalypse to Main Street and showcases the talents of one of our most original and mesmerizing novelists at the pinnacle of his powers.
From the Hardcover edition.
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 an extraordinary legacy a story that will challenge the way you look at good and evil, life and death, and everything in between.
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 frist 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 twent 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 anomal 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.
From the Hardcover edition.
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.
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.
Suddenly Bill s average, seemingly innocuous life takes on the dimensions and speed of an accelerating nightmare. Because the notes are coming faster, the deadlines growing tighter, and the killer becoming bolder and crueler with every communication until Bill is isolated with the terrifying knowledge that he alone has the power of life and death over a psychopath s innocent victims. Until the struggle between good and evil is intensely personal. Until the most chilling words of all are: The choice is yours.
From the Hardcover edition.
With each of his 1 New York Times bestsellers, Dean Koontz has displayed an unparalleled ability to entertain and enlighten readers with novels that capture the essence of our times even as they bring us to the edge of our seats. Now he delivers a heart gripping tour de force he’s been waiting years to write, at once a love story, a thrilling adventure, and a masterwork of suspense that redefines the boundaries of primal fear and of enduring devotion. Amy Redwing has dedicated her life to the southern California organization she founded to rescue abandoned and endangered golden retrievers. Among dog lovers, she s a legend for the risks she ll take to save an animal from abuse. Among her friends, Amy s heedless devotion is often cause for concern. To widower Brian McCarthy, whose commitment she can t allow herself to return, Amy s behavior is far more puzzling and hides a shattering secret. 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 incidents. An ominous stranger. A mysterious home invasion. And the unmistakable sense that someone is watching Amy s every move and that, whoever it is, he s not alone. Someone has come back to turn Amy into the desperate, hunted creature she s always been there to save. But now there s no one to save Amy and those she loves. From its breathtaking opening scene to its shocking climax, The Darkest Evening of the Year is Dean Koontz at his finest, a transcendent thriller certain to have readers turning pages until dawn. From the Hardcover edition.
With each and every new novel, Dean Koontz raises the stakes and the pulse rate higher than any other author. Now, in what may be his most suspenseful and heartfelt novel ever, he brings us the story of an ordinary man whose extraordinary commitment to his wife will take him on a harrowing journey of adventure, sacrifice, and redemption to the mystery of love itself and to a showdown with the darkness that would destroy it forever.
What would you do for love? Would you die? Would you kill?
We have your wife. You can get her back for two million cash. Landscaper Mitchell Rafferty thinks it must be some kind of joke. He was in the middle of planting impatiens in the yard of one of his clients when his cell phone rang. Now he’s standing in a normal suburban neighborhood on a bright summer day, having a phone conversation out of his darkest nightmare.
Whoever is on the other end of the line is dead serious. He has Mitch s wife and he s named the price for her safe return. The caller doesn t care that Mitch runs a small two man landscaping operation and has no way of raising such a vast sum. He s confident that Mitch will find a way.
If he loves his wife enough…
Mitch does love her enough. He loves her more than life itself. He s got seventy two hours to prove it. He has to find the two million by then. But he ll pay a lot more. He ll pay anything.
From its tense opening to its shattering climax, The Husband is a thriller that will hold you in its relentless grip for every twist, every shock, every revelation until it lets you go, unmistakably changed. This is a Dean Koontz novel, after all. And there s no other experience quite like it.
From the Hardcover edition.
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 pas*ses to him a manila envelope full of cash.
Ten thousand now. You get the rest when she s gone.
The stranger walks out, leaving a photo of the pretty woman marked for death, and her address. But things are about to get worse. In minutes another stranger sits next to Tim. This one is a cold blooded killer who believes Tim is the man who has hired him.
Thinking fast, Tim says, I ve had a change of heart. You get ten thousand for doing nothing. Call it a no kill fee. He keeps the photo and gives the money to the hired killer. And when Tim secretly follows the man out of the tavern, he gets a further shock: the hired killer is a cop.
Suddenly, Tim Carrier, an ordinary guy, is at the center of a mystery of extraordinary proportions, the one man who can save an innocent life and stop a killer far more powerful than any cop and as relentless as evil incarnate. But first Tim must discover within himself the capacity for selflessness, endurance, and courage that can turn even an ordinary man into a hero, inner resources that will transform his idea of who he is and what it takes to be The Good Guy.
From the Hardcover edition.
From the 1 New York Times bestselling master of suspense comes a riveting thriller that probes the deepest terrors of the human psyche and the ineffable mystery of what truly makes us who we are. Here a brilliant young man finds himself fighting for his very existence in a battle that starts with the most frightening words of all
At thirty four, Internet entrepreneur Ryan Perry seemed to have the world in his pocket until the first troubling symptoms appeared out of nowhere. Within days, he’s diagnosed with incurable cardiomyopathy and finds himself on the waiting list for a heart transplant; it s his only hope, and it s dwindling fast. Ryan is about to lose it all his health, his girlfriend Samantha, and his life.
One year later, Ryan has never felt better. Business is good and he hopes to renew his relationship with Samantha. Then the unmarked gifts begin to appear a box of Valentine candy hearts, a heart pendant. Most disturbing of all, a graphic heart surgery video and the chilling message: Your Heart Belongs to Me.
In a heartbeat, the medical miracle that gave Ryan a second chance at life is about to become a curse worse than death. For Ryan is being stalked by a mysterious woman who feels entitled to everything he has. She s the spitting image of the twenty six year old donor of the heart beating steadily in Ryan s own chest.
And she s come to take it back.
From the Hardcover edition.
1 New York Times bestselling master of suspense Dean Koontz delivers a mesmerizing new thriller that explores the razor thin line between the best and worst of human nature and the anarchy simmering just beneath society’s surface as a likeable, successful family man is drawn into a confrontation with a foe of unimaginable malice .
Bestselling novelist Cullen Cubby Greenwich is a lucky man and he knows it. He makes a handsome living doing what he enjoys. His wife, Penny, a children s book author and illustrator, is the love of his life. Together they have a brilliant six year old, Milo, affectionately dubbed Spooky, and a non collie named Lassie, who s all but part of the family.
So Cubby knows he shouldn t let one bad review of his otherwise triumphant new book get to him even if it does appear in the nation s premier newspaper and is penned by the much feared, seldom seen critic, Shearman Waxx. Cubby knows the best thing to do is ignore the gratuitously vicious, insulting, and inaccurate comments. Penny knows it, even little Milo knows it. If Lassie could talk, she d tell Cubby to ignore them, too.
Ignore Shearman Waxx and his poison pen is just what Cubby intends to do. Until he happens to learn where the great man is taking his lunch. Cubby just wants to get a look at the mysterious recluse whose mere opinion can make or break a career or a life.
But Shearman Waxx isn t what Cubby expects; and neither is the escalating terror that follows what seemed to be an innocent encounter. For Waxx gives criticism; he doesn t take it. He has ways of dealing with those who cross him that Cubby is only beginning to fathom. Soon Cubby finds himself in a desperate struggle with a Relentless sociopath, facing an inexorable assault on far more than his life.
Fearless, funny, utterly compelling, Relentless is Dean Koontz at his riveting best, an unforgettable tale of the fragile bonds that hold together all that we most cherish and of those who would tear those bonds asunder.
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Grady Adams lives a simple, solitary life deep in the Colorado mountains. Here the thirty five year old carpenter works out of a converted barn, crafting exquisite one of a kind furniture. There’s little about this strong yet gentle man to suggest the experiences that have alienated him from the contemporary world. But that is about to change.
One day, while hiking, Grady spots a pair of stunningly beautiful furred animals unlike anything he s ever seen. They flee the instant they detect his presence, but the mystery of that brief encounter remains. In the days ahead, Grady will approach the creatures again, gaining their trust but coming no closer to solving their mystery. For this he enlists the help of an old friend, veterinarian Camellia Cammy Rivers, who, in turn, is stunned and enchanted by Grady s new pets. But while Grady and Cammy carefully observe these enigmatic animals for clues to their origin, they, too, are being watched.
Soon Grady s home and hundreds of square miles of surrounding wilderness will be placed under quarantine by Homeland Security. And Grady, Cammy, and the two creatures they ve come to feel they must protect at all costs find themselves virtual prisoners and the unwilling focus of an army of biologists, naturalists, and research scientists. But it s a stunning event no one could have foreseen that convinces Grady and Cammy to do the unthinkable: to escape with the two creatures on a riveting race for freedom.
Enter a world of timeless seduction, of ancient intrigue and modern day passion. Enter the dazzling world of Karen Marie Moning, whose acclaimed Highlander novels have captivated readers, spanning the continents and the centuries, bringing ancient Scotland vividly to life. In a new novel brim*ming with time travel adventure and sensual heat, the nationally bestselling author of The Dark Highlander delivers a love story that will hold you in thrall and a hero you will most certainly never forget. BEWARE: lethally seductive alpha male of immense strength and dark eroticism, do not look at him. Do not touch him. Do not be tempted. Do not be seduced. With his long, black hair and dark, mesmerizing eyes, Adam Black is Trouble with a capital T. Immortal, arrogant, and intensely sensual, he is the consummate seducer, free to roam across time and continents in pursuit of his insatiable desires. That is, until a curse strips him of his immortality and makes him invisible, a cruel fate for so irresistible a man. With his very life at stake, Adam’s only hope for survival is in the hands of the one woman who can actually see him. Enter law student Gabrielle O Callaghan, who is cursed with the ability to see both worlds: Mortal and Faery. From the moment she lays eyes on this stunning male, Gabby is certain of one thing: He could be her undoing. Thus begins a long, dangerous seduction. Because despite his powerful strength and unquenchable hungers, Adam refuses to take a woman by force. Instead, he will tease his way into Gabby s bed and make her want him just as he wants her. Now, no matter how hard Gabby tries to avoid him, Adam is everywhere, invisible to all but her perched atop her office cubicle in too tight jeans, whispering softly from behind the stacks of the law library, stealing her breath away with his knowing smile all the while tempting her with the promise of unimaginable pleasure in his arms. But soon danger will intrude on this sensual dance. For as Adam s quest to regain his immortality plunges them into a world of timeless magic and the deadly politics of the Faery queen s court, the price of surrender could be their very lives. Unless they can thwart the conspiracy that threatens both mortal and Faery realms and give them a shot at a destiny few mortals ever know: glorious, wondrous, endless love.
I am the One, the all and the only. I live in the Pendleton as surely as I live everywhere. I am the Pendleton’s history and its destiny. The building is my place of conception, my monument, my killing ground…
. The Pendleton stands on the summit of Shadow Hill at the highest point of an old heartland city, a Gilded Age palace built in the late 1800s as a tycoon’s dream home. Almost from the beginning, its grandeur has been scarred by episodes of madness, suicide, mass murder, and whispers of things far worse. But since its rechristening in the 1970s as a luxury apartment building, the Pendleton has been at peace. For its fortunate residents among them a successful songwriter and her young son, a disgraced ex senator, a widowed attorney, and a driven money manager the Pendleton s magnificent quarters are a sanctuary, its dark past all but forgotten. But now inexplicable shadows caper across walls, security cameras relay impossible images, phantom voices mutter in strange tongues, not quite human figures lurk in the baseme*nt, elevators plunge into unknown depths. With each passing hour, a terrifying certainty grows: Whatever drove the Pendleton s past occupants to their unspeakable fates is at work again. Soon, all those within its boundaries will be engulfed by a dark tide from which few have escaped. Dean Koontz transcends all expectations as he takes readers on a gripping journey to a place where nightmare visions become real and where a group of singular individuals hold the key to humanity s destiny. Welcome to 77 Shadow Street. From the Hardcover edition.
For the first time ever, three bestselling Dean Koontz novels The Servants of Twilight, Darkfall, Phantoms are available in hardcover and complete in this single volume. Koontz’s novels are spine chilling and terrifying stories about ordinary people caught in nightmarish situations. Although Dean Koontz writes about the ‘dark side,’ the endings to his fast paced, stay up all night reads always show the forces of good prevailing. But it’s what happens between the covers of the book and in the imaginations of the readers that has earned Dean Koontz his position at the top of bestseller lists across the country. When you begin a Dean Koontz novel, you’re never sure where he’s going to take you…
The Servants of Twilight
A mother and son are approached by an old lady in a southern California parking lot. It’s a chance encounter that erupts into a nightmare of terror as a mother strives to protect her only child when he is threatened again and again…
In a city, paralyzed by a blizzard, something watches, something stalks, and the clock is ticking…
A fast paced twisting story with one of the most frightening chase scenes ever.
The found the town silent, apparently abandoned. Then they found the first body strangely swollen and still warm. One hundred fifty were dead, three hundred fifty missing. But the terror had only begun in a tiny mountain town of Snowfield, California.
These three masterful novels of suspense are guaranteed to keep you reading until you turn the last page. There’s no going back once you begin a Dean Koontz novel…
‘Dean Koontz is not just a master of our darkest dreams, but a literary juggler.’ The Times London. In this compilation of chilling tales, he continues to captivate with complex characters and riveting suspense. A psychic and a reporter do battle with an unseen enemy in Cold Fire, while Hideaway explores the meaning of death and the transcendent power of love. In The Key to Midnight, published in hardcover for the first time, a woman awakes to find that her identity and memories have been manufactured for her.
Dean Koontz is one of the world’s top selling authors with total worldwide sales of his novels at 225 million copies! He achieves what few writers can: he creates books that consistently jump to the top of the bestseller lists in both hardcover and paper. His newest novel had a half million copy first printing, and it went straight to the Number One position in its first week on The New York Times and Publishers Weekly Bestseller lists! His many fans will snap up this handsome foil and embossed volume, with three of his best works in one book. The perfect impulse buy or gift. The collection includes the complete and unabridged novels Dark Rivers of the Heart, Intensity, and Sole Survivor.
One of the most popular and prolific writers of our time, Dean Koontz has penned many classic New York Times bestsellers, but nothing quite like this. Strange Highways is Koontz’s spellbinding collection of tales interconnected by the Strange Highways of human experience the adventures, terrors, failures, and triumphs encountered on the roads that are chosen, and on those detoured by fate. As profound as it is mesmerizing, Strange Highways is a remarkable achievement.
Not everyone can be a dog. Some must be people. Some must be cats, or birds, or even skunks, although it’s hard to explain why anyone would want to be a skunk. But Trixie is happy, because she does get to be a dog the best thing there is to be. The food, the belly rubs…
if only she could drive, her life would be perfect! Bestselling author Dean Koontz gives readers a fun, lighthearted glimpse into the imagination of Trixie, his beloved golden retriever, whose quirky narration and irrepressible spirit will delight readers young and old.
It’s great having a best friend to do everything with but not so great when they go away. Trixie the golden retriever longs for her buddy Jinx the dachshund when Jinx goes on vacation. Lonely Trixie tries to find new friends, but discovers that spiders have no sense of humor and mice just can’t appreciate a good tail chase. No one can compare to Jinx! Kids young and old will relate to bestselling author Dean Koontz’s funny story extolling all the wonderful things about best friends.
There once was a killer who knew the night, its secrets and rhythms. How to hide within its shadows. When to hunt. He roamed from town to town, city to city, choosing his prey for their beauty and innocence. His cruelties were infinite, his humanity long since forfeit. But still…
he had not yet discovered how to make his special mark among monsters, how to come fully alive as Death. This is the story of how he learned those things, and of what we might do to ensure that he does not visit us.
Writer’s Digest Hardcover, 1974 2nd printing with 232 pgs., size: 8 3/4′ x 5 3/4 approx. Fan of popular fiction, professional writer, new writer looking for markets whoever you are, you’ll enjoy this book. It takes you behind the publishing scene and shows you how popular novels science fiction, mysteries, suspense thrillers, Gothic romances, adult fantasy, Westerns, and erotica are created and how you can write them too. This book offers you, whatever you write, the chance to perfect your craft while earning income, building your reputation, and experiencing the encouragement of seeing your work in print. Dean Koontz has sold since 1967, over twenty four copyright of this book 1974 popular novels. Before becoming a full time free lance writer, he worked as a supermarket check out clerk, a drummer in a rock band, a foredt ranger, a tutor for underprivileged children with the Appalachian Poverty Program, and as a suburban school English teacher, among other things.
A collection of photographs from the burial grounds of Europe explores the beauty of cemeteries and the emotions the survivors of the dead placed into the making of the tombs, accompanied by a meditation on the death of his own parents by Dean Koontz.
My goal is to someday be the person my dog thinks I am. Anonymous Bestselling author Dean Koontz says that his dog, Trixie, changed his life and made him a better, happier person. A 68 pound dog who lived close to the ground, Trixie certainly did cast a long shadow. She first became known outside of her own house dog house, that is as a guest blogger on Dean’s website, signing off every entry Life is Good, Bliss to You. Now, in this warm and funny book as told to Dean Koontz Trixie once again shares her inspiring outlook on life and reveals the eight steps that anyone can take to achieve not merely happiness, but bliss. Packed with dog wisdom, both poignant and funny, this charming and heartfelt book gives the reader much food for thought which might not be as tasty as a bowl of kibble but is nonetheless nourishing. Bliss to You!
‘In each little life we can see great truth and beauty, and in each little life we glimpse the way of all things in the universe.’ DEAN KOONTZ thought he had everything he needed. A successful novelist with more than twenty 1 New York Times bestsellers to his credit, Dean had forged a career out of industry and imagination. He had been married to his high school sweetheart, Gerda, since the age of twenty, and together they had made a happy life for themselves in their Southern California home. It was the picture of peace and contentment. Then along came Trixie. Dean had always wanted a dog had even written several books in which dogs were featured. But not until Trixie was he truly open to the change that such a beautiful creature could bring about in him. Trixie had intelligence, a lack of vanity, and an uncanny knack for living in the present. And because she was joyful and direct as all dogs are, she put her heart into everything from chasing tennis balls, to playing practical jokes, to protecting those she loved. A retired service dog with Canine Companions for Independence, Trixie became an assistance dog of another kind. She taught Dean to trust his instincts, persuaded him to cut down to a fifty hour work week, and, perhaps most important, renewed in him a sense of wonder that will remain with him for the rest of his life. She mended him in many ways. Trixie weighed only sixty something pounds, Dean occasionally called her Short Stuff, and she lived less than twelve years. In this big world, she was a little thing, but in all the ways that mattered, including the effect she had on those who loved her, she lived a big life.
A Big Little Book of Holiday Fun for Dogs and Their People with Trixie’s Secrets for the Merriest of Seasons. ‘Sometimes seems people forget wonder of Christmas. Dog like me could help people see wonder again.’ ‘Is not necessary to spend fortune on gift. If it tastes like bacon, everyone will like it.’ ‘Do not tie cat to tree as decoration. Is funny, but not worth losing your nose.’ Special surprise Christmas gift inside: A DOG TREAT RECIPE FOR YOU! All author proceeds from this book are donated to Canine Companions for Independence.