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									Dean KoontzDean Koontz
Amazingly prolific and relentlessly suspenseful, Dean Koontz can be counted on for chilling, sometimes gory stories that occasionally overlap genres. His novels can jump from straightforward crime to sci-fi to horror, but the one thing he's consistent about is delivering nail-biting yarns that have kept fans reading for more than three decades.

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Dean Koontz
Also Known As:
David Axton, Brian Coffey, K.R. Dwyer, Deanna Dwyer, John Hill, Leigh Nichols, Anthony North, Richard Paige, Owen West, Aaron Wolfe
Current Home:
Newport Beach, California
Date of Birth:
July 9, 1945
Place of Birth:
Everett, Pennsylvania
B.S. (major in English), Shippensburg University, 1966

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Selected Works

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								The Good Guy, Author: 
								Dean Koontz.

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The Good Guy
by Dean Koontz
Timothy Carrier, having a beer after work at his friend’s tavern, enjoys drawing eccentric customers into amusing conversations. But the jittery man who sits next to him tonight has mistaken Tim for someone very different -- and passes to him a manila envelope full of cash. “Ten thousand now. You get the rest when 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. 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.
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								Lightning, Author: 
								Dean Koontz.
*  Midnight (1989)
*  Cold Fire (1991)
*  Dragon Tears (1992)
*  False Memory (1999)
*  The Face (2003)
*  Every Day's a Holiday (2003)
*  Taking (2004)
*  Velocity (2005)
*  Forever Odd (2005)
*  The Husband (2006)
*  Brother Odd (2006)
*  The Good Guy (2007)

*  See the Dean Koontz chronology

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								The Husband, Author: 
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The Husband
by Dean Koontz
In one of Koontz's most suspenseful and heartfelt novels, he brings us the story of an ordinary man whose commitment to his wife will take him on a journey of adventure, sacrifice, and redemption to the mystery of love itself -- and to a showdown with the darkness that would destroy it forever.

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								A Canticle for Leibowitz, Author: 
								Walter M. Miller.

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A Canticle for Leibowitz
by Walter M. Miller
We asked Koontz to tell us about some of his favorite books. He names A Canticle For Leibowitz, calling it "a post-nuclear-holocaust novel that combines science fiction and mysticism in a compelling story told in sometimes hallucinatory prose." Read our interview to learn more about Koontz's recommended reads, including:

*The Abolition of Man  by C. S. Lewis
*The Postman Always Rings Twice  by James M. Cain
*The Temple of Gold  by William Goldman
*A Tale of Two Cities  by Charles Dickens
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