Dean Koontz Books

Dean Koontz is a prolific American writer of fictional thriller-horror novels. He has spawned dozens of books in his real name and under aliases such as Brian Coffey, Leigh Nichols, K.R Dwyer, Leonard Chris, Deanna Dwyer, David Axton, Owen West, Aaron Wolfe and Richard Paige.

From 1965, Dean started off with Sci-Fi and Short fictions before graduating to thriller-horror where his true calling was found. He is famously known for the Dean Koontz’s Frankenstein series that got adapted into a movie in 2004. There were many other adaptations of Koontz books that came before and after Frankenstein, showing just how witty the author is in crafting compelling storylines.

Order of 77 Shadow Street Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 The Moonlit Mind 2011 Description / Buy
2 77 Shadow Street 2011 Description / Buy

Order of Ashley Bell Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Last Light 2015 Description / Buy
2 Final Hour 2015 Description / Buy
3 Ashley Bell 2015 Description / Buy

Order of Black Cat Mystery Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Blood Risk 1973 Description / Buy
2 Surrounded 1974 Description / Buy
3 The wall of masks 1996 Description / Buy

Order of Dean Koontz Anthologies

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1 Strange Highways 1995 Description / Buy
2 The Book Of Counted Sorrows 2003 Description / Buy

Order of Dean Koontz Childrens Books

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1 Oddkins: A Fable for All Ages 1988 Description / Buy
2 The Paper Doorway: Funny Verse and Nothing Worse 2001 Description / Buy
3 Every Day's a Holiday: Amusing Rhymes for Happy Times 2003 Description / Buy
4 Trixie and Jinx 2010 Description / Buy

Order of Dean Koontz Non-Fiction Books

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1 Writing Popular Fiction 1972 Description / Buy
2 How to Write Best Selling Fiction 1981 Description / Buy
3 Beautiful Death: The Art of the Cemetery 1996 Description / Buy
4 ASK ANNA: Advice for the Furry and Forlorn 2014 Description / Buy

Order of Dean Koontz Standalone Novels

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1 Star Quest / Doom of the Green Planet 1968 Description / Buy
2 The Fall Of The Dream Machine / The Star Ventures 1969 Description / Buy
3 Fear That Man / Toyman 1969 Description / Buy
4 Dark Symphony 1970 Description / Buy
5 Hell's Gate 1970 Description / Buy
6 Dark of the Woods/Soft Come the Dragons 1970 Description / Buy
7 Beastchild 1970 Description / Buy
8 Anti-Man 1970 Description / Buy
9 The Crimson Witch 1971 Description / Buy
10 Demon Child 1971 Description / Buy
11 Legacy of Terror 1971 Description / Buy
12 Warlock 1972 Description / Buy
13 Starblood 1972 Description / Buy
14 The Flesh in the Furnace 1972 Description / Buy
15 Children of the Storm 1972 Description / Buy
16 Dance with the Devil 1972 Description / Buy
17 The Dark Of Summer 1972 Description / Buy
18 A Darker Heritage 1972 Description / Buy
19 Darkness in My Soul 1972 Description / Buy
20 Time Thieves 1972 Description / Buy
21 Chase 1972 Description / Buy
22 Demon Seed 1973 Description / Buy
23 Shattered 1973 Description / Buy
24 A Werewolf Among Us 1973 Description / Buy
25 The Haunted Earth 1973 Description / Buy
26 Hanging on 1973 Description / Buy
27 After the Last Race 1974 Description / Buy
28 Strike Deep 1974 Description / Buy
29 After the Last Race 1975 Description / Buy
30 Nightmare Journey 1975 Description / Buy
31 The Long Sleep 1975 Description / Buy
32 Invasion 1975 Description / Buy
33 Dragonfly 1976 Description / Buy
34 Night Chills 1976 Description / Buy
35 PRISON OF ICE 1976 Description / Buy
36 Icebound 1976 Description / Buy
37 The Vision 1977 Description / Buy
38 The Face of Fear 1977 Description / Buy
39 The Key to Midnight 1979 Description / Buy
40 Whispers 1980 Description / Buy
41 The Voice of the Night 1980 Description / Buy
42 The Funhouse 1980 Description / Buy
43 The Eyes of Darkness 1981 Description / Buy
44 The Eyes of Darkness 1981 Description / Buy
45 The Mask 1981 Description / Buy
46 The House of Thunder 1982 Description / Buy
47 Phantoms 1983 Description / Buy
48 Darkfall 1984 Description / Buy
49 The Servants of Twilight 1984 Description / Buy
50 Twilight Eyes 1984 Description / Buy
51 The Door to December 1985 Description / Buy
52 Strangers 1986 Description / Buy
53 Watchers 1987 Description / Buy
54 Shadowfires 1987 Description / Buy
55 Lightning 1988 Description / Buy
56 Trapped 1989 Description / Buy
57 Midnight 1989 Description / Buy
58 The Bad Place 1990 Description / Buy
59 Cold Fire 1991 Description / Buy
60 Hideaway 1992 Description / Buy
61 Mr. Murder 1993 Description / Buy
62 Dragon Tears 1993 Description / Buy
63 Winter Moon 1993 Description / Buy
64 Dark Rivers of the Heart 1994 Description / Buy
65 Intensity 1995 Description / Buy
66 Ticktock 1996 Description / Buy
67 Tick Tock 1996 Description / Buy
68 Sole Survivor 1997 Description / Buy
69 False Memory 1999 Description / Buy
70 From the Corner of His Eye 2000 Description / Buy
71 One Door Away from Heaven 2001 Description / Buy
72 Watchers & Mr Murder 2001 Description / Buy
73 By the Light of the Moon 2002 Description / Buy
74 The Face 2003 Description / Buy
75 The Taking 2004 Description / Buy
76 Life Expectancy 2004 Description / Buy
77 Velocity 2005 Description / Buy
78 The Husband 2006 Description / Buy
79 The Darkest Evening of the Year 2007 Description / Buy
80 The Good Guy 2007 Description / Buy
81 Your Heart Belongs to Me 2008 Description / Buy
82 Relentless 2009 Description / Buy
83 Breathless 2009 Description / Buy

Order of Dean Koontz's Frankenstein Graphic Novels

# Read Title Published Details
1 Prodigal Son 2011 Description / Buy
2 Storm Surge 2016 Description / Buy

Order of Dean Koontz's Frankenstein Series

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1 Prodigal Son 2005 Description / Buy
2 City of Night 2005 Description / Buy
3 Dead and Alive 2009 Description / Buy
4 Frankenstein 2009 Description / Buy
5 The Dead Town 2011 Description / Buy

Order of Innocence Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Wilderness 2013 Description / Buy
2 Innocence 2013 Description / Buy

Order of Moonlight Bay Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Fear Nothing 1998 Description / Buy
2 Seize the Night 1998 Description / Buy

Order of Odd Thomas Graphic Novels Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 In Odd We Trust 2008 Description / Buy
2 Odd Is on Our Side 2010 Description / Buy
3 House of Odd 2012 Description / Buy

Order of Odd Thomas Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Odd Thomas 2003 Description / Buy
2 Forever Odd 2005 Description / Buy
3 Brother Odd 2006 Description / Buy
4 Odd Hours 2008 Description / Buy
5 Odd Interlude 2012 Description / Buy
6 Odd Apocalypse 2012 Description / Buy
7 Deeply Odd 2013 Description / Buy
8 You Are Destined To Be Together Forever (Short Story) 2014 Description / Buy
9 Saint Odd 2015 Description / Buy

Order of Santas Twin Series

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1 Santa's Twin 1995 Description / Buy
2 Robot Santa: The Further Adventures of Santa's Twin 2004 Description / Buy

Order of The City Series

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1 The City 2014 Description / Buy
2 The Neighbor (Short Story) 2014 Description / Buy

Order of Trixie Koontz Series

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1 Life Is Good: Lessons in Joyful Living 2004 Description / Buy
2 Christmas Is Good: Trixie's Guide to a Happy Holiday 2005 Description / Buy
3 Bliss to You: Trixie's Guide to a Happy Life 2008 Description / Buy
4 A Big Little Life: A Memoir of a Joyful Dog 2009 Description / Buy
5 I, Trixie, Who is Dog 2009 Description / Buy

Order of What the Night Knows Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 What the Night Knows 2010 Description / Buy
2 Darkness Under the Sun 2010 Description / Buy

Anthologies/Collaborations

# Read Title Published Details
1 Detours 2016 Description / Buy
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CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER OF DEAN KOONTZ BOOKS:

The Odd Thomas series has the graphic novels In Odd We Trust, Odd is On Our Side and House of Odd. These three are prequels to the very first published novel Odd Thomas, and chronogically would be read before that.

There were also Odd Thomas Webisodes(Odd Passenger 1-4) which would be read after Brother Odd and before Odd Hours.

Dean Koontz Awards

With his prolific nature and ability to captivate the reader from beginning to end, it’s no surprise that Dean was bound to scoop several accolades in his career. His 1986 book ‘Strangers’ became an instant hit and was nominated for the World Fantasy Award in 1987. 2007 saw his book ‘Brotherly Odd’ score Editor’s Choice in the Listen Up awards. In 2013, Koontz received memorable mentions for two of his books; a Young Adult nominee for the High School Book Award (Iowa) for the book Only the Night Knows and the top pick in the RT Book Review of 2013 for the book Deadly Odd.

2015 was a golden year for Koontz as well having won the Goodreads Choice Awards, in the Horror category, for his book Saint Odd. Nonetheless, the biggest achievement in Dean’s career has to be the privilege of scooping top positions on the New York Best Seller list as well as big screen adaptation of several of his books. One of his novels also managed to provide the lead storyline for a popular video game.

Dean Koontz Books into Movies

The first book adaptation for the big screen was the 1977 novel, Demon Seed. Its box-office success gave Dean instant exposure to Hollywood moviemakers, and two years later a second movie came from his book ‘The Intruder’. From 1988 through to 2000, 12 movies made it to the big screen borrowing plot concepts from his books Watchers (Watches I, Watchers II and Watchers Reborn), The Face of Fear (movie and play), Whispers, The Face of Fear, The Servants of Twilight, Hideaway, Intensity, Mr Murder and Phantoms.

The list continues with a 2000 movie release from his book Sole Survivor and the novella Black River in the year after, from his book under the same name. 2004 was the highlight with the release of Frankenstein the movie adapted from his four series books. Besides the Hollywood big screens, Dean Koontz brilliant works have also birthed concepts for video games like the 2012 video game ’77 Shadow St.’ named accurately after the book. Odd Thomas is the most recent movie adaptation released in 2013, unraveling the plot from his 2003 book.

Best Dean Koontz Books

Here are two of the best Dean Koontz books as reviewed by his fans and credible book review sites;

Watchers: This 1987 book was the biggest success in Dean’s writing career; he even confessed in an interview that it was a book he really enjoyed writing. The story unfolds in a classified government laboratory where two mutant creatures are released into the wild; a super-intelligent dog and a grotesque looking beast that wreaks total chaos wherever it goes. The main characters are a man and woman whose love story gets entwined with the two odd creations from the government facilities. Dean Koontz wittingly tosses the reader from one scene to another with a powerful blow of suspense that keeps you glued to the end. Watches is the only book in Deans collections to have earned three unique movie adaptations from the same concept.

Odd Thomas: This 2003 book carried the same unique characters as watchers, namely a unique and well-crafted plot, engaging characters and Koontz’s favorite dose of suspense and surprise. The story is centered around the protagonist, Odd Thomas, who’s ordinary life as a short-order chef isn’t as ordinary as he wants everyone to believe. Thomas has psychic powers of speaking with the dead, and he must use this ability to stop a foreboded calamity that will befall the town. His life of heroism classes with the tale of love between him and his uber hot girlfriend, Ms. Stormy. Odd Thomas became an instant New York Times bestseller, and subsequently as a box-office sensation in the 2013 movie adaptation.

When Does The Next Dean Koontz book come out?

Dean Koontz doesn't seem to have an upcoming book. Their newest book is Storm Surge and was released on October, 25th 2016. It is the newest book in the Dean Koontz's Frankenstein Graphic Novels.

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