Novels

The Key to Midnight – Revised (DK)

Mass Market Paperback

Release Date: June 1995
Copyright: Copyright © 1979 by Leigh Nichols
Copyright © 1995 by Nkui, Inc.
Publisher: Berkley Books
Page Count: 419
ISBN-10: 0-425-14751-7
Cover Price: $6.99
States: “Berkley edition / June 1995” and “ 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1”
On cover & copyright page: “Previously published under the pseudonym Leigh Nichols”

Book Club Edition

Release Date: 1995
Copyright: Copyright © 1979 by Leigh Nichols
Copyright ©1995 by Nkui, Inc.
Format: Reprint of Berkley mass market paperback
Publisher: Berkley Books
Page Count: 300
Book Club ID: #01372
Berkley mass market paperback UPC and ISBN printed on back of dj.

Large Print Hardcover

Release Date: 1996
Publisher: Thorndike Press
Page Count: 555
ISBN-10: 0-7862-0579-2
Original List Price: $23.95

Premium Paperback

Release Date: August 3, 2010
Copyright: Copyright © 1979, 1995, 2010 by Nkui, Inc.
Publisher: Berkley Books
Page Count: 486
ISBN-13: 978-0-425-23591-1
Cover Price: $9.99
States: “Berkley premium edition: August 2010” and “30 29 28 27 26 25 24 23 22 21 20 19 18”

Audio

Release Date: December 31, 2012
Copyright: ©1979 by Leigh Nichols. Renewed ©1995 by Nkui, Inc
℗2009 by Brilliance Audio
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Read By: Tanya Eby

CD

UNABRIDGED / 9 Compact Discs / 10 Hours : 50 Minutes
Original List Price:$19.99 (listed on cover)
ISBN:978-1-4692-5900-0

MP3_CD

UNABRIDGED / 10 hours : 44 minutes of listening on 1 MP3-CD
Original List Price:$14.99 (listed on cover)
ISBN:978-1-4692-4902-4

Trade Paperback

Release Date: January 1, 2013
Copyright: Copyright © 1979, 1995 by Nkui, Inc.
“Afterword” by Dean Koontz copyright © 2010 by Dean Koontz
Publisher: Berkley Books
Page Count: 376
ISBN-10: 978-0-425-25333-5
Cover Price: $16.00
States: “Berkley trade paperback edition / January 2013” and “10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1”

Notes

The afterword afterword by Koontz included passages explaining the revisions of the original novel.

The Key to Midnight was the first novel that I wrote under the pen name Leigh Nichols, which I now no longer use.  The other Nichols novels included Shadowfires, The Servants of Twilight, The House of Thunder, which have previously been put under my real name, and one other that will be reissued in paperback in 1996.”

“…I’d cut 30,000 words from it, added about 5,000 new words, and reworked it nearly line by line.”

New dedication: “This better version is for Gerda.  I can go back and improve the earlier pen-name books  but I’m afraid I don’t have enough energy to make all the desperately needed improvements in myself!

Last updated on August 19th, 2019