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The Best Dean Koontz Books of All Time

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List RulesVote for the Dean Koontz novels you just couldn't put down. Don't downvote a book if you haven't read it.

List of the best Dean Koontz books, ranked by voracious readers in the Ranker community. With commercial success and critical acclaim, there's no doubt that Dean Koontz is one of the most popular authors of the last 50 years. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that Hollywood made several Dean Koontz books into movies. If you're a huge fan of his work, then vote on your favorite books below and make your opinion count. This poll is also a great resource for new fans of Dean Koontz who want to know which novels they should start reading first. With memorable characters and excellent storytelling, there's no reason why you shouldn't check out his work if you're a big reader.

List features books like Intensity, Watchers, and many more What are Dean Koontz's greatest books of all time? Vote on this list and help us definitively answer that question.

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    Watchers is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Dean Koontz Books of All Time
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    Watchers

    Dean Koontz

    First Published1987

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Suspense, Children's literature, Horror Film, Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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    #208 of 331 The Top Must-Read Books of All Time#458 of 1,233 The Best Novels Ever Written

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    Lightning is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Dean Koontz Books of All Time
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    Lightning

    Dean Koontz

    SubjectsEspionage

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Suspense, Mystery, Thriller, Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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    Intensity is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Dean Koontz Books of All Time
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    Intensity

    Dean Koontz

    First Published1996

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Suspense, Horror Film, Mystery, Thriller

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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    #42 of 110 The Scariest Novels of All Time#54 of 60 The Best Suspense Novels

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    Phantoms is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Dean Koontz Books of All Time
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    Phantoms

    Dean Koontz

    First Published1983

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Suspense, Children's literature, Horror Film, Mystery

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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    Odd Thomas is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Dean Koontz Books of All Time
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    Odd Thomas

    Dean Koontz

    First Published2003

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Horror Film, Mystery, Thriller

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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    Sole Survivor is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Dean Koontz Books of All Time
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    Sole Survivor

    Dean Koontz

    First Published1997

    SubjectsEspionage

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Children's literature, Mystery, Thriller, Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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    Midnight is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Dean Koontz Books of All Time
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    Midnight

    Dean Koontz

    First Published1989

    SubjectsCalifornia

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Horror Film

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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    The Face of Fear is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Dean Koontz Books of All Time
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    The Face of Fear

    Dean Koontz

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Suspense, Horror Film

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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    Fear Nothing is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Dean Koontz Books of All Time
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    Fear Nothing

    Dean Koontz

    SubjectsAllergy, Research, Genetics

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Suspense, Mystery, Thriller

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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    Twilight Eyes is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Dean Koontz Books of All Time
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    Twilight Eyes

    Dean Koontz

    First Published1987

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Suspense, Children's literature, Horror Film, Mystery

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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    The Bad Place is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Dean Koontz Books of All Time
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    The Bad Place

    Dean Koontz

    SubjectsMurder

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Horror Film

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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    From the Corner of His Eye is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Dean Koontz Books of All Time

    First Published2000

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Suspense, Thriller, Fantasy

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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    Breathless is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Dean Koontz Books of All Time
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    Breathless

    Dean Koontz

    First Published2009-11-29

    Genres (Book)Suspense, Thriller

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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    Strangers is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Dean Koontz Books of All Time
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    Strangers

    Dean Koontz

    First Published1986

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Horror Film, Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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    The Eyes of Darkness is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Dean Koontz Books of All Time
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    First Published1981

    Genres (Book)Romance novel, Speculative fiction, Suspense, Horror Film, Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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    Cold Fire is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Dean Koontz Books of All Time
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    Cold Fire

    Dean Koontz

    First Published1991

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Children's literature, Horror Film, Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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    Whispers is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Dean Koontz Books of All Time
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    Whispers

    Dean Koontz

    First Published1980-04

    SubjectsWomen

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Children's literature, Horror Film, Thriller, Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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    Seize the Night is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Dean Koontz Books of All Time
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    Seize the Night

    Dean Koontz

    First Published1998

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Suspense, Horror Film, Mystery, Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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    Shadow Fires is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Dean Koontz Books of All Time
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    Shadow Fires

    Dean Koontz

    First Published1987

    SubjectsLiterary

    Genres (Book)Romance novel, Horror Film, Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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    Darkfall is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Dean Koontz Books of All Time
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    Darkfall

    Dean Koontz

    First Published1984

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Suspense, Children's literature, Horror Film, Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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    The Door to December is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Dean Koontz Books of All Time
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    First Published1985

    SubjectsBrainwashing, Murder

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Suspense, Children's literature, Horror Film, Mystery

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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    False Memory is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Dean Koontz Books of All Time
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    False Memory

    Dean Koontz

    First Published1999

    SubjectsWomen

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Suspense, Horror Film

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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    By the Light of the Moon is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Dean Koontz Books of All Time

    First Published2002

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Suspense, Thriller

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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    The Vision is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Dean Koontz Books of All Time
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    The Vision

    Dean Koontz

    First Published1977

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Horror Film, Mystery, Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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    77 Shadow Street is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Dean Koontz Books of All Time
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    77 Shadow Street

    Dean Koontz

    First Published2011-12-27

    Genres (Book)Thriller, Science Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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