Before making the move to Amazon Original Stories for those Nameless series novellas as well as his upcoming novel deal, Dean Koontz joined up with the company for a novella length adventure featuring a guy named Joe. The star of Ricochet Joe is a sweet fellow, a sort of Odd Thomas character who does not […]Read more "The Making of a Paladin: Dean Koontz’s Ricochet Joe"
After the return of Westlake’s cooler crime fiction pseudonym Richard Stark with two Parker novels in almost two decades, Westlake was not quite ready to get back to the lighter fare that had made his reputation in the latter half of his career. Instead, he returned to the satiric, psychological horrors of The Ax for […]Read more "Considering Westlake: The Hook"
As seems to be the case with many of Dean Koontz’s novel releases since the 2010s, an eBook hit the marketplace right around the time when the author’s novel The City was due to see its initial hardback release in 2014. The Neighbor might have a disarming or sinister title, depending on how you relate […]Read more "Coveting Thy Neighbor’s Possessions: Dean Koontz’s The Neighbor"
Well before releasing six novellas following the adventures of his Nameless protagonist, Dean Koontz had been exploring one off novella releases. These related to upcoming books, but they were not necessarily prologues or even related to that book in any way other than thematic. Over the next few Sundays we will take a gander at […]Read more "Run For Your Life: Dean Koontz’s The Moonlit Mind"
The sixth and final installment of this initial batch of novella adventures centering on Dean Koontz’s newest series character kicks off with a bang: On this August day in Indiana, in a confusion of past and future, catastrophes will and will not be averted. Many innocent people will be spared from certain death, but others […]Read more "Answers Only Yield More Questions: Dean Koontz’s Memories of Tomorrow"
Dean Koontz’s fifth novella about his nameless seeker after truth and punisher of evildoers disrupts the efforts of a sinister doctor, his fiendish nurse, a sleazy detective to murder the elderly residents in a retirement home not far from Traverse City, Michigan. That particular city and the fictional small town of Cross Village, Michigan three […]Read more "Don’t Tread On Me: Dean Koontz’s The Mercy of Snakes"
Fast on the heels of a Sheriff abusing his power, a child of privilege turning his fortune to sadistic pleasures and a murderous wife using her looks (and a knife) to net herself millions from useless husbands, the Nameless protagonist of Dean Koontz’s new series finds himself facing a new threat. This time he is […]Read more "We Didn’t Start the Fire (He Did): Dean Koontz’s Red Rain"