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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.

What’s New & Updated June 27, 2022

June 27, 2022

Just one little on-screen update this week. Enjoy.

Throwback Thursday: Love Heels

June 23, 2022

What’s New & Updated June 20, 2022

June 20, 2022

This week I’ve added a neat little promo item, a new newsletter, and finally (for a price I was willing to pay,) filled in one more significant hole in my collection with the arrival of Anything for Joe.

Throwback Thursday: The Stress of Her Regard by Tim Powers

June 16, 2022

Charnel House Numbered Edition, 1989

What’s New & Updated June 13, 2022

June 13, 2022

Another busy week. Just one new item this time around. But, since it’s another print-on-demand edition be sure to check out the note about the page headers. The plot thickens…

Throwback Thursday: Hideaway Laserdisc

June 9, 2022

What’s New & Updated June 6, 2022

June 6, 2022

Yep, spend a full week offline and it takes a week to catch up. There’s not much this week but it’s not nothing.

Throwback Thursday: Songs of the Dying Earth

June 2, 2022

Songs of the Dying Earth, UK Edition 2010

Throwback Thursday: Green Moon Lanes

May 26, 2022

Throwback Thursday: PS Magazine

May 19, 2022

September/October 2014

What’s New & Updated May 16, 2022

May 16, 2022

I’ve got a vacation coming up and I’ll be completely offline most of that time. So, please don’t expect any more updates for at least two weeks. Thanks.

Convicted Husband Killer Wendi Davidson: “Dean Koontz couldn’t make this up.”

May 16, 2022

Wendi Mae Davidson on ABC’s 20/20 (ABC photo)

The 20/20 episode ‘Dead Man Talking’ investigates the incredible story of former Texas veterinarian Wendi Mae Davidson who was accused of murdering her military hero husband, U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Michael Severance, in 2005. In 2006, she pleaded no contest to first-degree murder and two counts of tampering with evidence, and was sentenced to 25 years in prison.

Gutman says in the clip that Wendi, who comes to the interview in a bright white prison jumpsuit and red lipstick, “doesn’t look or act like any of the killers I’ve talked to.”

In [this Facebook] video, she smiles and laughs about “how crazy” things were and says even crime writer Dean Koontz “couldn’t make this up.”

Source: 2Paragraphs

Throwback Thursday: The Husband Reader’s Digest Select Edition

May 12, 2022

What’s New & Updated May 9, 2022

May 9, 2022

If there’s no other proof as to me being a completist, it’s the fact that I spent money on an ebook “unmasking Dean Koontz´ [sic] prophecy.” Please spare yourself from this drivel.

Throwback Thursday: Good Housekeeping

May 5, 2022

What’s New & Updated May 2, 2022

May 2, 2022

Plenty of new items this week ranging from 1969 to 2022. And, in site news, Appendix G was getting too large for WordPress to handle properly, so I’ve split it into two: G(1), which covers 1969-1999, and G(2), which covers 2000-present. It’s not the most elegant solution, but it was the best one I could come up with.

Bootlegs or Just Poorly Done Amazon Print-on-demand?

May 1, 2022

The following titles have had some interesting reprints lately:

When the first two of them were released I that these were bootleg editions that someone who wasn’t authorized to sell these editions for the following reasons:

  • There is no cover price listed on the books.
  • The copyright pages are woefully incomplete.
  • They contain no statement of printing.
  • There is a print-on-demand barcode on the last page.
  • The publisher is listed as “Independently Published”.
  • The Also By Dean Koontz page on The Voice of the Night lists “The Darkest Evening of the Yea”, a pretty significant typo.

But as more of them have been released, I’m starting to reconsider the bootleg status of these editions for these reasons:

  • Now that there are four, you’d think someone would have noticed by now and put a stop to it.
  • The cover art on The Voice of the Night and The Eyes of Darkness both match the cover art for obviously legitimately released audiobook editions (Eyes forthcoming) from Brilliance Audio. I can’t imagine someone also bootlegging the art without someone noticing.

So, that’s where I stand on this issue right now. I’ll post updates if/when more information becomes available and/or additional evidence becomes available.

Looks like Jim Butcher is a Koontz fan

May 1, 2022

Thanks @BillyMorganIL

Throwback Thursday: Hideaway film press kit

April 28, 2022

What’s New & Updated April 24, 2022

April 24, 2022

A day early because I have to work the day job tomorrow. However, I have a four-day weekend coming up so looking forward to getting back to those zines.