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Publication Order of Odd Thomas Books

Odd Thomas (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Forever Odd (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Brother Odd (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Odd Hours (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Odd Interlude (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Odd Apocalypse (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Deeply Odd (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
You Are Destined To Be Together Forever (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Saint Odd (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Odd Thomas Graphic Novels Books

In Odd We Trust (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Odd Is on Our Side (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
House of Odd (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Jane Hawk Books

The Silent Corner (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Whispering Room (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Crooked Staircase (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Forbidden Door (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Night Window (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Jane Hawk Short Stories/Novellas

Publication Order of Black Bat Mystery Books

as Brian Coffey

Publication Order of Moonlight Bay Books

Publication Order of Santas Twin Books

Santa's Twin (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Robot Santa: The Further Adventures of Santa's Twin (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Nameless Books

In the Heart of the Fire (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Photographing the Dead (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Praying Mantis Bride (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Red Rain (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mercy of Snakes (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Memories of Tomorrow (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lost Soul of the City (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gentle Is the Angel of Death (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kaleidoscope (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Light Has Weight, but Darkness Does Not (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Corkscrew (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Zero In (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of What the Night Knows Books

What the Night Knows (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Darkness Under the Sun (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Innocence Books

Publication Order of Ashley Bell Books

Publication Order of The City Books

Publication Order of Trixie Koontz Books

Life Is Good: Lessons in Joyful Living (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Christmas Is Good: Trixie's Guide to a Happy Holiday (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bliss to You: Trixie's Guide to a Happy Life (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Big Little Life: A Memoir of a Joyful Dog (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
I, Trixie, Who is Dog (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Trixie and Jinx (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of 77 Shadow Street Books

The Moonlit Mind (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
77 Shadow Street (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Dean Koontz's Frankenstein Books

Prodigal Son (With: Kevin J. Anderson) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
City of Night (With: Ed Gorman) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dead and Alive (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lost Souls (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dead Town (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of's Frankenstein Graphic Novels

with Chuck Dixon
Prodigal Son (By: Chuck Dixon) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Storm Surge (By: Chuck Dixon) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Star Quest / Doom of the Green Planet (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Fall of the Dream Machine / The Star Ventures (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fear That Man / Toyman (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dark Symphony (1970)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hell's Gate (1970)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dark of the Woods / Soft Come the Dragons (1970)Description / Buy at Amazon
Beastchild (1970)Description / Buy at Amazon
Anti-Man (1970)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Crimson Witch (1971)Description / Buy at Amazon
Demon Child (As: Deanna Dwyer) (1971)Description / Buy at Amazon
Legacy of Terror (As: Deanna Dwyer) (1971)Description / Buy at Amazon
Warlock (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon
Starblood (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Flesh in the Furnace (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon
Children of the Storm (As: Deanna Dwyer) (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dance with the Devil (As: Deanna Dwyer) (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dark of Summer (As: Deanna Dwyer) (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Darker Heritage (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon
Darkness in My Soul (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon
Time Thieves (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon
Chase (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon
Demon Seed (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shattered (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Werewolf Among Us (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Haunted Earth (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hanging on (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
Strike Deep (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
After the Last Race (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nightmare Journey (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Long Sleep (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
Invasion (As: Aaron Wolfe) (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dragonfly (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Night Chills (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Prison Of Ice (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Icebound (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Vision (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Face of Fear (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Key to Midnight (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
Whispers (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Voice of the Night (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Funhouse (As: Owen West) (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Eyes of Darkness (As: Leigh Nichols) (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mask (As: Owen West) (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
The House of Thunder (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Phantoms (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Servants of Twilight (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Darkfall / Darkness Comes (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Twilight Eyes (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Door to December (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Strangers (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Watchers (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shadowfires (As: Leigh Nichols) (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lightning (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Trapped (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Midnight (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Bad Place (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cold Fire (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hideaway (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mr. Murder (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dragon Tears (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Winter Moon (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dark Rivers of the Heart (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Intensity (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tick Tock (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sole Survivor (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
False Memory (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
From the Corner of His Eye (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
One Door Away from Heaven (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Watchers & Mr Murder (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
By the Light of the Moon (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Face (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Taking (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Life Expectancy (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Velocity (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Husband (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Darkest Evening of the Year (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Good Guy (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Your Heart Belongs to Me (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Relentless (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Breathless (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Devoted (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Elsewhere (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Other Emily (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Quicksilver (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Big Dark Sky (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The House at the End of the World (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
After Death (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Bad Weather Friend (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Forest of Lost Souls (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Strange Highways (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Book Of Counted Sorrows (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Writing Popular Fiction (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon
How to Write Best Selling Fiction (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Beautiful Death: The Art of the Cemetery (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ask Anna (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Childrens Books

Oddkins: A Fable for All Ages (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Paper Doorway: Funny Verse and Nothing Worse (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Every Day's a Holiday: Amusing Rhymes for Happy Times (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Ricochet Joe [Kindle in Motion] (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Strange Highways and Other Stories (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Graphic Novels

with Keith Champagne
Nevermore (With: Keith Champagne) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Foxfire Books

with Susan Walker, Eliot Wigginton, Foxfire Students, Margie Bennett, Kaye Carver Collins, Angie Cheek, George P. Reynolds, Lacy Hunter Nix, Linda Garland Page, Inc. Foxfire Fund, Lacy Hunter, Paul F. Gillespie, Foxfire Fund Inc
The Foxfire Book (By: Eliot Wigginton) (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon
Foxfire 2 (By: Eliot Wigginton,Foxfire Students) (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
Foxfire 3 (By: Eliot Wigginton) (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
Foxfire 4 (By: Eliot Wigginton) (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
Foxfire 5 (By: Eliot Wigginton) (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
Foxfire 6 (By: Eliot Wigginton,Inc. Foxfire Fund) (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Foxfire 7 (By: Eliot Wigginton,Paul F. Gillespie) (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Foxfire 8 (By: Eliot Wigginton,Margie Bennett) (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Foxfire Book of Appalachian Cookery (By: Eliot Wigginton,Linda Garland Page) (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Foxfire 9 (By: Eliot Wigginton,Margie Bennett) (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Foxfire 10 (By: Susan Walker,Eliot Wigginton,Foxfire Students,George P. Reynolds) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Foxfire Christmas (By: Eliot Wigginton) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Foxfire: 25 Years (By: Eliot Wigginton) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Foxfire 11 (By: Eliot Wigginton,Foxfire Students,Kaye Carver Collins,Lacy Hunter) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Foxfire 12 (By: Eliot Wigginton,Kaye Carver Collins,Angie Cheek) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Foxfire 40th Anniversary Book (By: Eliot Wigginton,Foxfire Students,Angie Cheek,Lacy Hunter Nix) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Foxfire 45th Anniversary Book (By: Eliot Wigginton) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Travels with Foxfire (By: Foxfire Fund Inc) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Foxfire Story (By: Foxfire Fund Inc) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Infinity Five(1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wondermakers 2(1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
Final Stage: The Ultimate Science Fiction Anthology(1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
Continuum 1(1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Bone Yard(1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Horror Factor 7(1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Night Visions 4(1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tropical Chills: Fourteen Tales of Scorching Horror to Make Your Blood Run Cold(1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Under the Gun(1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Night Fears(1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Obsessions(1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Architecture of Fear(1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Ultimate Witch(1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
October Dreams(2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Songs of the Dying Earth: Stories in Honour of Jack Vance(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Suspense Magazine January 2010(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Detours(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Exit Wounds(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

About Dean Koontz:

Dean Koontz is a popular author of novels, short stories, and poetry in the United States, and has had fourteen of his novels reach the number one position on the New York Times Bestseller List, with several others reaching other positions. His novels have sold over 450 million copies worldwide and have been translated in to 38 different languages. He is considered one of the most successful authors alive today. Many who have never even read his works, and have simply seen his books on the shelves recognize his name. Dean Koontz was born in July of 1945, a month before World War II ended in the Pacific.

His childhood had a strong influence on his writing as he grew older. Dean’s father, Raymond Koontz, was extremely abusive to him and his mother. His mother’s courage in standing up to her husband also served as an inspiration in Dean’s writing. He attended Shippensburg State College in Pennsylvania where he won an Atlantic Monthly competition for his writing, which further encouraged him to continue. After graduation in the 1960s, Dean went to work as a teacher at Mechanicsburg High School. During the 60s Dean also worked for a government-funded program that sought to help violent and troubled youth.

His predecessor was in the hospital as a result of a beating by the very kids Dean was helping. Dean’s experiences with the program provided him with a new outlook on government, and politics in general. In the year 1968 Dean Koontz released his first novel titled: Star Quest. It was the first of over a dozen science fiction novels that followed. Dean has published over a hundred pieces of work to date, mostly of the suspense-thriller genre that heavily involve science fiction. His books incorporate other genres, adding variety to each release. Dean has also written under nine different pen names such as Brian Coffey, Aaron Wolfe, and David Axton to name a few. He has a love for his golden retrievers, which have led to dogs playing major roles in his works.

Trixie, who Dean received as a gift from a charity he contributed to, passed in the year 2007 and served as a major inspiration for the canine characters through many of his works. Dean is married to his wife Gerda, and lives in Southern California with their golden retriever. Dean Koontz’s popularity has helped him rank next to authors such as Stephen King. In the year 2008, Dean was ranked as the sixth highest paid author, at an approximated 25 million dollars each year. Having written so many different works, some of his most popular are: The Odd Thomas series, which as spawned graphic novels that serve as prequels.

Dean wrote a new adaptation of the Mary Shelly classic Frankenstein, which is also now a series. Some of his other most popular works are Shadowfires, The Husband – a story of a husband trying to save his kidnapped wife, facing an unknown enemy on his own, Lightning, The Good Guy, Coldfire, Relentless, and From The Corner of His Eye. The Odd Thomas series has received high praise from fans and critics, and has spawned six novels in the series so far, with a 7th in the works.

Three graphic novels serve as prequels to the series. In the first book of the series titled Odd Thomas, which is also the lead character’s name, Odd discovers that he possesses special abilities and is able to communicate with the dead. Odd discovers his ability when the ghost of a murdered girl seeks out his help and leads him to her killer.

Later he discovers that there are dark forces that are about to unleash terror on the world. In the second novel of the series, a friend of Odd’s is kidnapped after learning from his friend that Odd has special abilities. In the novel Odd faces off against his new enemy, and finds himself on a journey somewhere he never thought he’d be. A feature film was scheduled to be released in 2013 about the Odd Thomas series, but was unable to due to legal action between production studios.

His modern adaptation of Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein also spawned a 6 part series, or two trilogies. In this modern day version, Victor Frankenstein is using modern technology to create monsters. The series inspired a television movie on the USA Network that was produced by Martin Scorsese. The film was intended to serve as a pilot for a potential series on the network. Due to creative differences, Dean left the project before it was completed and as a result, the plot was modified.

As a result of his parting ways from the project, Dean went on to write the second and third parts of the first trilogy. There are plans for a full-feature film as an entertainment company who wishes to bring it to the big screen picked up the series. In the year 1988, the film Watchers was released, based on the series written by Dean. It was followed by three sequels about a genetically modified golden retriever, and a monster, both whom break free of captivity.

The series follows both characters, the monster killing any and all who come in contact with the special golden retriever. Dean has had twelve other works of his adapted in to film, with a 13th (The Husband) being planned. He has many other novels scheduled for future releases, some as continuations of current series. The third part of the Moonlight Bay series titled Ride the Storm.

The planned final chapter of the Odd Thomas series, Saint Odd, was released in 2015. Dean also writes poetry and short fiction stories. He has released over sixty pieces of short fiction with his most recent titled: The Moonlit Mind, which was released in the year 2007. 

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15 Responses to “Dean Koontz”

  1. JACK PEARSON: 1 year ago


  2. Lynne: 1 year ago

    I’ve just come across the Makani Pogo and Bob novellas. You promised a follow up in 2015. Still waiting. 🙏🙏

  3. Dan Creta: 1 year ago

    My favourite writer ever. Year by year, I cannot wait for his fabulous stories to fire up my imagination. Thank you.

  4. J. tao: 2 years ago


    I counted them once but lost the slip and the memory—it was somewhere over 40 novels of Dean Koontz. I think it was Door To December. So many were so good it’s hard to remember them all. Since then, I’ve worked my way backwards to get to the ones I missed. All, at least equal the Odd series. None disappoint. They all have a whispering sound….

  5. Tom bergum: 2 years ago

    I so enjoy your books. Elsewhere was freaky fun. But so many others as well. I particularly love dogs as hero’s or at least support. We are .lab parents, but close to retrievers. I’m glad I found this list as I have a lot of catching up to do with your older work. Thank you, Tom

  6. Cruz: 2 years ago

    Not much mention of my favorite “Jane Hawk” series. Best read EVER!

  7. Eric Peckham: 3 years ago

    Would love to see a 1st person prequel to Intensity, with Vess making his first kill…

  8. Debbie Crane: 3 years ago

    I have a book first published in 1984 which doesn’t seem to appear on your list – Darkness Comes

    • Graeme: 3 years ago

      Thanks Debbie. That’s the alternate title for Darkfall which is on the list. I’ll update the listing to reflect both titles.

  9. William Bogert: 3 years ago

    The Odd Thomas series is very very good.

    • Tammy H: 3 years ago

      I agree!! I couldn’t put them down once I started

  10. Petrus Janse Van Rensburg: 6 years ago

    Hi I have not read Odd books should I start with the prequel (grafic books) or with “Odd Thomas” help please

  11. David Grewe: 7 years ago

    ShadowFires is mentioned in the About Dean Koontz section but is not listed in the Books in order Section – Stand Alone Novel 1987 As Per Wiki

    • Kathleen Wasik: 5 years ago

      Good catch! Thank you!

  12. Katherine Worden: 9 years ago

    Are there going to be anymore Frankenstein movies? The original one did not end!


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