Appendix A

Books About Dean

Artisan 1968

Spring 1968
Mechanicsburg Area Senior High School Yearbook
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
168p

p35:
“Language Departments Stress Communication
Dean R. Koontz, B.S.
English 10, 11.”

A Checklist of Dean R. Koontz compiled by Christopher P. Stephens

Chapbook
Copyright © 1987, 1989, 1990 by Christopher P. Stephens
Ultramarine Publishing Co., Inc.
14p
ISBN: 0-89366-133-3
Cover Price: $3.95
States: “FIRST EDITION”

Staple-bound chapbook
Also issued in a limited edition of 350 numbered copies

Notes

Commonly circulated as an unauthorized photocopied edition throughout the 1990s.

Cumberland ’64

Spring 1964
Shippensburg State College Yearbook
Shippensburg, Pennsylvania
160p

p128:
“The Newman Club is composed primarily of students of the Roman Catholic faith. Growth and development of their spiritual lives as well as wholesome activities with others of their own faith prompt these students to meet regularly.”

“…Row 6: R. Miller, D. Koontz, P. Wambach, C. Byrne… [group photograph]”

p158 (index):
“Koontz, Dean─128”

Dean Koontz: A Critical Companion by Joan G. Kotker

Hardcover
August 30, 1996
Greenwood Publishing Group, Inc.
184p
ISBN: 0-313-29528-X
Cover Price: not stated
Original List Price: $29.95

Critical Companions to Popular Contemporary Writers
Kathleen Gregory Klein, Series Editor

Electronic Edition #1
via NetLibrary (http://www.netlibrary.com/)
ISBN: 0-313-00838-8

Electronic Edition #2
Listed as “Dean Koontz: A Critical Companion/Online”
2002
GEM Online
ISBN: 0-313-32616-9
200p
Original List Price: $70.00

Notes

Covers the following novels: Phantoms, Strangers, Watchers, Lightning, Midnight, The Bad Place, Mr. Murder, Dark Rivers of the Heart, and Intensity.

Dean Koontz: A Reader’s Checklist and Reference Guide

Trade Paperback
Copyright ©1999 CheckerBee, Inc.
120p
ISBN: 1-58598-025-0
Cover Price: $4.95

The Dean Koontz Companion edited by Martin H. Greenberg, Ed Gorman & Bill Munster

Trade Paperback
March 1994
© 1994 by Martin H. Greenberg, Ed Gorman and Bill Munster
A Berkley Book / published by arrangement with the authors
312p
ISBN: 0-425-14135-7
Cover Price: $13.00

 

 

 

Hardcover (UK)
1994
Headline
314p
ISBN: 0-7472-0830-1
Cover Price: £18.99

 

 

 

 

Mass Market Paperback (UK)
1994
Headline
406p
ISBN: 0-7472-4529-0
Cover Price: £5.99

Notes

US cover artwork is from Midnight.

Includes original Koontz interview.

Includes incomplete annotated bibliography

Fiction & essays included:
Koontzramble, Oh, to Be in Cedar Rapids When the Hog Blood Flows, The Man Who Knows About, Hippodurkees, Rex Stout and Nero Wolfe, Tater Baron, The Coming Blaylockian Age, The Truth About Christmas, Mr. Bizarro, My First Short Story, Kittens, Koontz, Will You Shut Up Already, Ghost Stories, A Genre in Crisis, How To, Keeping the Reader on the Edge of His Seat, Why Novels Must Do More Than Frighten, You’ll Either Love It or Hate It, Or Just Be Indifferent to It, Weird World: The Introduction, The Day it Rained Frogs, The Man Who Does Not Always Mean What He Says, Tweetie, the Parakeet From Hell, No One Can Talk to a Horse, of Course, The Miracle Tree of Burbank, The Unluckiest Man in the World, The 10 Questions Readers Most Often Ask Dean Koontz

Dean Koontz: A Writer’s Biography by Katherine Ramsland

Original title:
Shadow and Light: A Biography of Dean Koontz

Copyright ©1997 by Katherine Ramsland

Advance Edition
Trade paperback uncorrected page proofs of the hardcover edition
494p
Back cover: “NOVEMBER 1997, on sale mid October” and “384 pages”

 

 

 

Hardcover
September 1997
HarperPrisim
508p
ISBN:0-06-105271-X
Cover Price: $24.00
States: “97 98 99 00 *10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1″

 

 

 

Trade Paperback
November 1997
HarperPrisim
508p
ISBN: 0-06-105351-1
Cover Price: $16.00
States: “97 98 99 00 *10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1″

 

 

Notes

Back cover of Mystery Scene issue #59 is a full-sheet ad for this title.

Ms. Ramsland did an online chat in support of this book on the Barnes & Noble Web site. Dec 11 1997, 8pmEST

Discovering Dean Koontz: Essays on America’s Bestselling Writer of Suspense and Horror Fiction Edited by Bill Munster

Second Edition, Revised and Expanded edition of Sudden Fear

Series:
I.O. Evans Studies in the Philosophy and Criticism of Literature
ISSN: 0271-9061
Number Nineteen
November 1998

Borgo Press / Wildside Press
184p
States: Second Edition

Hardcover
ISBN: 1-55742-144-7
Cover Price: Not stated
Original list price: $35.00

Trade paperback
ISBN: 1-55742-145-5
Cover Price: Not stated
Original list price: $19.95

eBook checklists & summaries by various authors

With the advent of easy digital self-publishing through platforms like Amazon.com, a significant number of low-quality, poorly-formatted, and inexpensive (mostly $0.99) eBooks, seemingly designed to create an easy income for the compilers, are available for sale online. I list them here purely for reference purposes only and do not personally recommend them.

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An Unauthorized Guide to Dean Koontz: A Short Biography of the Author of the Odd Thomas Novels [Article]
Malcolm Stone, July 29, 2014

Dean Koontz – Writers Unauthorized & Uncensored (All Ages Deluxe Edition With Videos)
Karen Woods, October 4, 2014

Dean Koontz Series Order & Checklist: Odd Thomas Series, Frankenstein Series, Plus All Other Books
ReadList, February 2, 2015

DEAN KOONTZ: SERIES READING ORDER: A READ TO LIVE, LIVE TO READ CHECKLIST[ODD THOMAS ODD THOMAS GRAPHIC NOVELS FRANKENSTEIN INNOCENCE SANTA TWIN’S MOONLIGHT BAY MIKE TUCKER]
Rita Bookman, May 8, 2015

DEAN KOONTZ: SERIES READING ORDER: MY READING CHECKLIST: ODD THOMAS SERIES, FRANKENSTEIN SERIES, INNOCENCE SERIES, SANTA’S TWINS, MOONLIGHT BAY, MIKE TUCKER, GRAPHIC NOVELS
MY READING CHECKLIST, May 14, 2015

LIST SERIES: DEAN KOONTZ: SERIES READING ORDER: ODD THOMAS SERIES, FRANKENSTEIN SERIES, INNOCENCE SERIES, SANTA’S TWINS, MOONLIGHT BAY, MIKE TUCKER, GRAPHIC NOVELS BY DEAN KOONTZ
List-Series, December 31, 2015

Summary of Ashley Bell: By Dean Koontz – Includes Analysis of Ashley Bell
aBookaDay, February 26, 2016

Dean Koontz: Series Reading Order & Individual Book Checklist: Series List Includes: All Standalone Titles & Series, Short Stories, Anthologies, Graphic … Series Reading Order & Checklists 10)
S.J. Clarke, April 20, 2016

Series Order: Dean Koontz: New Releases: Frankenstein Series: Odd Thomas Series
Titan Read, August 4, 2016

Dean Koontz Books 2017 Checklist: Reading Order of Frankenstein Series, Moonlight Bay Trilogy, Odd Thomas Series, Santa’s Twin Series and List of All Dean Koontz Books
Series list, May 16, 2017

The Mississippi Flows Into the Tiber: A Guide to Notable American Converts to the Catholic Church by John Beaumont

Hardcover
2014
Fidelity Press
1013p
ISBN: 978-0-929891-13-2
Cover Price: $69.00
No statement of printing

With an introduction and afterword by Fr. C. John McCloskey III
Dean’s entry is on pages 498-500

Once Again to Zelda: The Stories Behind Literature’s Most Intriguing Dedications by Marlene Wagman-Geller

Hardcover
November 4, 2008
Perigee
Copyright © 2008 by Marlene Wagman-Geller
313p
ISBN: 978-0-399-53462-1
Cover Price: $16.95
States: “10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1″

Chapter 48: The Darkest Evening of the Year, p258-264
Also mentions the dedications in Mr. Murder, Intensity, and Whispers along with Brother Odd.

Recovering Faith: Stories of Catholics Who Came Home by Lorene Hanley Duquin

Trade Paperback
March 8, 2011
Our Sunday Visitor Publishing Division
Copyright © 2011 by Lorene Hanley Duquin
Cover Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-59276-878-3
207p
States: “Published 2011.” and “16 15 14 13 12 11     1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9”

A photo of Dean is featured on the font cover and he is profiled on pages 133-139.

Notes

At one point the authorship was mis-attributed to Teresa Tomeo in various online bookstores.

Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror From the Library of Arthur W. Stone PBA Galleries, Sale 291, Thursday, August 12, 2004, 1:00pm (auction catalog)

Trade Paperback
90p

Photo of the trade hard cover edition of Whispers on the front cover.
Photo of Arthur W. Stone and Dean Koontz on page 1.
Koontz items are lots 89-181 and include photos of 17 of those items.

Not all items from this auction are given individual listing in this bibliography. Only items that were previously unknown items are included in the general bibliography. However, there are many other items from this auction that readers may be interested in such as books that contain unique inscriptions from Dean and remarques from Phil Parks.

For ease of entry, descriptions included in this bibliography are from the online version of the catalog (Original URL: http://www.pbagalleries.com/live/sale_details291_all.php) and may vary slightly from the printed version.

Sudden Fear: The Horror and Dark Suspense Fiction of Dean R. Koontz Edited by Bill Munster

Reprinted as Discovering Dean Koontz.

Starmont Studies in Literary Criticism #24
ISSN: 0737-1306

Hardcover
© 1988 by Starmont House, Inc.
Starmont House, Inc.
182p
ISBN: 1-557-42025-4
Cover Price: $19.95
No statement of printing

Trade Paperback
© 1988 by Starmont House, Inc.
Starmont House, Inc.
182p
ISBN: 1-557-42024-6
Cover Price: $10.95
No statement of printing

Contributors
Tim Powers, Bill Munster, David B. Silva, Michael R. Collings, Richard Laymon, Stan Brooks, D.W. Taylor, Michael A. Morrison, Elizabeth Massie & Joe R. Lansdale

Thrillers: 100 Must Reads edited by David Morrell & Hank Wagner

Hardcover
July 5, 2010
Oceanview Publishing
Copyright © 2010 by International Thrillers Writers
Cover Price: $27.95
ISBN: 978-1-933515-56-4
378p
States: “FIRST EDITION” and “10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1”

Book #87 is Watchers
Essay by Lee Thomas
p322-325

The World of Horror: Masters of Horror by Sue Hamilton

Hardcover
January 10, 2007
32p
ISBN: 978-1-59928-770-6
Original List Price: $27.07
No statement of printing

Book for young readers with biographies of famous horror authors. Dean is featured on pages 16-17.