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The Collector’s Guide to Dean Koontz is now online!

May 7, 2018

Welcome to the brand new online version of The Collector’s Guide to Dean Koontz!

What makes this version different than the previous two?

  1. This isn’t just a blog. The blog continues as part of this site, but there is SO MUCH MORE.
  2. This site contains the content of what was going to be in the many-years-late print book from Cemetery Dance Publications. There still may be a book someday, not for now, it’s all available to you, for free, here on this site.

Though today is the official launch date, there’s still a lot of content that’s not on the site yet. As of today, I’ve entered everything from G-Z with some exceptions.

For those of you that like stats, at the time of this post there are 445 guide entries containing 1,044 individual editions and the site as a whole has 1,270 images. By my estimates, only about 50% of the content is in the site right now.

Feel free to comment, submit new content, I just ask that you first read Noah Mitchell’s Foreword, my Introduction, the About the Guide page, and the FAQ, before asking too many questions. There are a lot of answers already on those pages.

In the weeks and months to come I’ll continue to enter more content slowly but surely. Be sure to keep an eye here, or on Facebook or Twitter for continuing news and new content announcements.

100 Best Thrillers of All Time

August 18, 2018

You’ve probably binge-watched all the top thriller movies out now on Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Hulu, but have you read the best thriller books of all time?

In 2018, we’re presenting our take on the 100 best thrillers of all time, spanning the best psychological thrillers, crime novels, and mysteries. Of course, we know that this list doesn’t cover every top-notch thriller out there, so let us know in the comments what suspense novels are your all-time favorites.

Strangers
Dean Koontz

The cover of the book StrangersAfter over two decades in the trenches of sci-fi and horror fiction, Koontz earned his first hardcover bestseller with 1986’s Strangers, which revolves around a band of individuals who find themselves drawn to a motel in the Nevada desert from thousands of miles apart, united in an escalating sense of terror which manifests differently in each of them. This page-turner signifies the moment when Koontz announced himself to the mainstream as an indisputable authority on the art of building suspense. 

– Tom

Source: Signature: 100 Best Thrillers of All Time

100 Best Horror Novels And Stories : NPR

August 17, 2018

Who doesn’t love a good scary story, something to send a chill across your skin in the middle of summer’s heat? And this year, we’re celebrating the 200th birthday of one of the most famous scary stories of all time: Frankenstein — so a few months ago, we asked you to nominate your favorite horror novels and stories, and then we assembled an expert panel of judges to take your 7000 nominations and turn them into a final, curated list of 100 spine-tingling favorites for all kinds of readers. Want to scar your children for life? We can help. Want to dig into the dark, slimy roots of horror? We’ve got you covered.SUMMER READER POLL 2018: HORRORIt’s Aliiiiiive! This Year, Our Summer Reader Poll Is All About HorrorSUMMER READER POLL 2018: HORRORSummer Horror Poll: Meet Our Expert Panelists!SUMMER READER POLL 2018: HORRORH. P. Lovecraft And The Shadow Over Horror.

As with our other reader polls, this isn’t meant to be a ranked or comprehensive list — there are a few books you won’t see on it despite their popularity — some didn’t stand the test of time, some just didn’t catch our readers’ interest, and in some cases our judges would prefer you see the movie instead. (So no Jaws, sorry.) And there are a few titles that aren’t strictly horror, but at least have a toe in the dark water, or are commenting about horrific things, so our judges felt they deserved a place on the list.

Source: 100 Best Horror Novels And Stories : NPR

The Crooked Staircase paperback out on 8/28/18

August 16, 2018

Darkest Desires: The Makani Trilogy out today

August 14, 2018

Available in both CD and MP3-CD editions Darkest Desires contains the previously published “Last Light” and “Final Hour” novellas and the new “Troubled Times” novella all featuring Makani Hisoka-O’Brien.

What’s New & Updated August 13, 2018

August 13, 2018

A bunch more updates and and odds & ends this week. I did a bunch of under-the-hood work on the site too but nothing anyone would notice.

Whats New & Updates August 6, 2018

August 6, 2018

Due to multiple appointments this week and an overly rough week at the office, I’m back to a bunch of odds & ends this week.

Special shout outs to Noah Mitchell for the photo of his copy of the lettered Charnel House edition of Dark Rivers of the Heart and to David Teal for giving me such a wonderful deal on the lettered Lightning I posted last week.

The Night Window release date

August 6, 2018

According to The Real Book Spy, the release date for the fifth Jane Hawk novel, The Night Window is 14 March 2019. I have yet to confirm this via any other source. They’ve also posted the first image of the cover art that I’ve seen so far.

Icebound audiobooks coming out next week

August 5, 2018

Sorry for the lack of a lot of advance notice, but on Tuesday 7 August 2018 Icebound will be release in both CD and MP3-CD audiobook formats.

The Forbidden Door pre-signed copies up for pre-order

August 5, 2018

BAM signed website image
Target signed website image

All pre-signed, but this time the ISBN situation is unclear as B&N and BAM are listing their copies under the same ISBN, while Target isn’t listing an ISBN on their site. Details to follow of course.

Oh so Harlan

August 2, 2018

Today I received what is my third copy of Harlan Ellison’s Mefisto in Onyx. Of which this is my second copy of the first printing of the trade edition. (Sadly, I’ve yet to add a limited edition to my collection.)

Why a second copy of this particular edition/printing you may ask? Well, it is an autographed by Mr. Ellison. So that’s cool.

But to be honest, I’ve got other signed Ellison’s in my collection so that wouldn’t have been enough to cause me to buy another copy. The real reason is what Harlan decided to do on the dedication page…

Looks like he decided to make an editorial correction. How cool is that?

One small but significant hole in my collection has been filled!

August 1, 2018

One of the 26 copies of the lettered edition of Lightning from Ultramarine Publishing is now safely ensconced in my collection. Copy P to be exact.

What’s New June 30, 2018

July 30, 2018

For those of you following along on Twitter and/or Facebook, I promised a big update this week. Well here you go; 32 new entries and two updated entries.

With the exception of all the collections who’s titles start with “Dean” along with the Frankenstein novels who’s titles also start with “Dean,” the Ds are done. Also, all of the Deanna Dwyer novels are now listed.

What’s New July 23, 2018

July 23, 2018

No updates this week, just all new content.

What’s new and updated July 16, 2018

July 16, 2018

As promised I’m doing my best to get back to adding more complete entries from the backlog instead of just updates.

Crooked Staircase paperback release date

July 10, 2018

August 28, 2018 and now up for pre-order on Amazon.

The Forbidden Door eARCs now available

July 9, 2018

Looks like the next Jane Hawk book hit NetGalley today.

PS: With the old publication date…

What new and updated June 9, 2018

July 9, 2018

Just a few odds & ends again as several other writing projects have taken priority recently. I will keep up adding new content and will do my best to get back to filling in the backlog just as soon as I can.

In the meantime, be sure to check out the double:bill entry linked to below. This is probably something you did not know about. Also the ad for The Pig Society is a pretty cool new find too.

Rhino GX

July 9, 2018

Finally digging into The Forbidden Door and Dean is featuring another high-tech custom vehicle. This time the Rhino GX from US Specialty Vehicles.

Happy Birthday Dean!

July 9, 2018

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The Forbidden Door moved up to September

July 1, 2018

Just got an update from Amazon:

  Koontz, Dean "The Forbidden Door: A Jane Hawk Novel"
    Previous estimated arrival date: October 09, 2018
    New estimated arrival date: September 11, 2018