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The Hennessey VelociRaptor 6X6

April 30, 2018

This truck, featured in The Crooked Staircase, is actually something you can buy… for a measly $349,000!

More details @


April 30, 2018

YouTube user Rachel Sarah arts does speed painting videos. Here’s one of Deucalion from the Frankenstein series.

The Crooked Staircase trailer

April 27, 2018

The Bone Farm: A Jane Hawk Case File now available

April 27, 2018

Surprise, surprise! Two days ago on April 25, 2018 Audible released a new Jane Hawk audio novella titled The Bone Farm. You can currently purchase it as a digital download via Amazon or, more interestingly, for free listening via an Amazon Echo.

Watchers makes PBS' Great American Read

April 23, 2018

Now if we can get them to remove the “The” from the title…

Jane Hawk and Darkest Desires news from Charnel House

April 23, 2018

The Whispering Room has been shipped and The Collected Stories of Tim Powers is next. The blast for The Crooked Staircase is going out and the fourth Jane Hawk novel, The Forbidden Door by Dean Koontz, is set for October. Darkest Desires, an original novel by Dean Koontz will be pushed to next year.


Animated House of Thunder

April 21, 2018

Jane Hawk #5 title announced

April 16, 2018

According to the Spring 2018 issue of Useless News the title of the fifth Jane Hawk book is The Night Window.

Useless News Spring 2018 issue is out

April 16, 2018

My copy arrived today…

l'Archipel Dark Web bookmarks

April 13, 2018

An envelope from France

April 13, 2018

There’s an envelope from Dean’s French publisher awaiting my arrival at home this evening. I know what it contains but recently I like to tease.

Forbidden Door ARCs are hitting the streets

April 8, 2018

The first one popped up on eBay yesterday at $119 and has since been reduced to $99. At that price, you’re all welcome to bid on it as I’m not willing to pay that much.

The Crooked Staircase pre-signed editions

March 28, 2018

While Barnes & Noble is going the “Exclusive Edition” route, it looks like both Books-A-Million and Target are sticking with the standard “signed editions” as with may previous titles.

Books-A-Million Signed Edition

Target Signed Edition

Intensity MP3-CD due in May

March 26, 2018

To be released on May 22, 2018 according to Amazon.

The Whispering Room Book Trailer

March 23, 2018

Barnes & Noble Exclusive edition of The Crooked Staircase

March 19, 2018

Barnes & Noble is offering a “B&N Exclusive Edition” of The Crooked Staircase. This is not listed as their standard pre-sgined editions but site doesn’t specify what’s unique to this edition. “Exclusive editions” of other titles have included things like artwork not released in the standard trade.

The Forbidden Door release date change

March 11, 2018

Previously Amazon listed the release date for The Forbidden Door as 20 November 2018. It now lists a release date of 9 October 2018.

The Forbidden Door cover & release date

March 10, 2018

Jane Hawk–rogue FBI agent and the country’s #1 fugitive–confronts her worst nightmare when her enemies strike shockingly close to home in the explosive new thriller from Dean Koontz, bestselling author of The Silent Corner.
Jane Hawk thinks her precious five-year-old son is hidden safely away, with vigilant, indomitable friends. But the malice and resources of her powerful adversaries are boundless and their hunters are circling ever closer to the boy, hoping to draw his mother into their trap. Jane’s courage, wits, discipline, and skill will be tested as never before, as she searches for a way through an ever-contracting labyrinth of terror.
Release date: 20 November 2018.

The Makina Trilogy

March 5, 2018

Following up on my earlier Charnel House Darkest Desires post, looks like it’s the first of “The Makina Trilogy” and will be available in multiple audio formats from Brilliance Audio with an August 14, 2018 release date.
Here’s what Amazon has to say on its Darkest Desires page:

“A trilogy of novellas about a clairvoyant, Makani Hisoka-O’Brien, that lead into Dean Koontz’s bestselling novel, Ashley Bell.
“Last Light: A woman with a good heart and a troubling gift. A man with a twisted soul and a terrifying talent. In this literal war of wills, only one can survive.
“Final Hours: Just by touching others, Makani Hisoka-O’Brien can see the darkest secrets they keep. The troubling talent has made the Southern California surfer wary of casual contact. But while impulsively saving a stranger from an accident, she experiences her most disturbing vision.
“Troubled Times: The final Makina novel.”

That makes four novellas, two of which have previously been released. Ok, I’m confused. More as I find it.

Pep Talk From Dean Koontz

March 5, 2018

Don’t know how I missed this one back in November…

“So you’re three years old. You want to stick a fork in an electric outlet. Your mom says, “You can’t do that.” Or you’re eight, you’ve made wings out of two feather dusters, and you want to jump off the roof. Your dad says, “That’ll never work.”
“Throughout life, we endure negativity from family, friends, associates—and from opinionated strangers we sometimes want to strangle; however, some of it is worth considering.”

Read the whole essay @