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The Best Dean Koontz Books of All Time

Updated November 21, 2019 3.3k votes 673 voters 20.9k views66 items

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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

    Dean Koontz

    First Published1987

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

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

    More Watchers 

    #209 of 331 The Top Must-Read Books of All Time#508 of 1,235 The Best Novels Ever Written

  • 2
    140
    18

    Lightning

    Dean Koontz

    SubjectsEspionage

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

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 3
    118
    24

    Intensity

    Dean Koontz

    First Published1996

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

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

    More Intensity 

    #57 of 186 The Scariest Horror Books of All Time#53 of 60 The Best Suspense Novels

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    110
    25

    Phantoms

    Dean Koontz

    First Published1983

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

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 5
    108
    30

    Odd Thomas

    Dean Koontz

    First Published2003

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

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 6
    73
    9

    Midnight

    Dean Koontz

    First Published1989

    SubjectsCalifornia

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Horror Film

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 7
    66
    6

    Fear Nothing

    Dean Koontz

    SubjectsAllergy, Research, Genetics

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

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 8
    69
    13

    Twilight Eyes

    Dean Koontz

    First Published1987

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

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 9
    65
    11

    The Bad Place

    Dean Koontz

    SubjectsMurder

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Horror Film

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 10
    66
    20

    Strangers

    Dean Koontz

    First Published1986

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Horror Film, Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 11

    First Published2000

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

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 12
    51
    9

    Cold Fire

    Dean Koontz

    First Published1991

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

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 13
    47
    7

    Seize the Night

    Dean Koontz

    First Published1998

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

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 14
    44
    7

    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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    39
    4

    Dragon Tears

    Dean Koontz

    First Published1993

    SubjectsCalifornia, Police

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

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 16
    53
    18

    False Memory

    Dean Koontz

    First Published1999

    SubjectsWomen

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Suspense, Horror Film

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 17
    44
    14

    First Published1985

    SubjectsBrainwashing, Murder

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

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 18
    40
    10

    The Taking

    Dean Koontz

    First Published2004

    SubjectsCalifornia

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

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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    35
    6

    Ticktock

    Dean Koontz

    First Published1996

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Thriller

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 20
    38
    11

    Darkfall

    Dean Koontz

    First Published1984

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

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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    First Published2002

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Suspense, Thriller

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 22

    First Published1988

    SubjectsOccult

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Horror Film, Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 23

    First Published1994

    SubjectsEspionage

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

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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    33
    7

    Sole Survivor

    Dean Koontz

    First Published1997

    SubjectsEspionage

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

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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    53
    28

    Velocity

    Dean Koontz

    First Published2005

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

    Original LanguageEnglish Language