The House of Thunder

Author: DEAN. KOONTZ

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781472248343

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Page: 336

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In a cavern called The House of Thunder, Susan Thorton watched in terror as her lover died a brutal death in a college hazing. And in the following four years, the four young men who participated in that grim fraternity rite also died violently. Or did they? Twelve years later Susan wakes in a hospital bed. Apparently involved in a fatal accident, she is suffering from amnesia. She doesn't remember who she is or why she is there. All she knows is that her convalescence is unfolding into a fearful nightmare - and that the faces that surround her, pretending loving care, are those of the four men involved in that murder years before. Have the dead come back to life? Or has Susan plunged into the abyss of madness? With the help of her neurosurgeon, Susan desperately clings to her sanity while fighting to uncover who or what could be stalking her... Originally published under the pseudonym Leigh Nichols

The House of Thunder

Author: Dean Ray Koontz

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780425231470

Category: Fiction

Page: 422

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Twelve years after the death of her lover in a college hazing, Susan Thornton, hospitalized after a serious accident, sees the four men responsible for his death.

Lightning

Author: Dean Koontz

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440619883

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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#1 New York Times bestselling author Dean Koontz’s brilliantly thrilling novel of suspense. In the midst of a raging blizzard, lightning struck on the night Laura Shane was born. And a mysterious blond-haired stranger showed up just in time to save her from dying. Years later, in the wake of another storm, Laura will be saved again. For someone is watching over her. Is he the guardian angel he seems? The devil in disguise? Or the master of a haunting destiny beyond all time and space? “A gripping novel…fast-paced and satisfying.”—People

The Key to Midnight

Author: Dean Ray Koontz

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0425253333

Category: Fiction

Page: 376

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"American Joanna Rand arrived in Japan nearly twelve years ago to become a singer in a nightclub. In all that time, she has never been able to escape the strange dream that haunts her night after night. She feels violated, used--and terrified each time she awakens. Alex Hunter knows Joanna is not who she thinks she is. He has seen her before--in photographs of a senator's daughter who disappeared twelve years ago. And there is only one way to unlock the dark secrets of her soul... "--

The Servants of Twilight

Author: Dean Koontz

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101543283

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

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A mother experiences a fear beyond her wildest nightmares in this terrifying thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Dean Koontz. An ordinary parking lot in southern California. Christine Scavello and her six-year-old son are accosted by a strange old woman. “I know who you are,” she snaps at the boy. “I know what you are.” A scream, a threat—and then a grotesque act of violence. Suddenly Christine’s pride and joy, her only son, is targeted by a group of religious fanatics. They’ve branded him the Antichrist. They want to kill him. And they are everywhere...

Ticktock

A Novel

Author: Dean Koontz

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0307414175

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Dean Koontz's The City. Tommy Phan is a 30-year-old Vietnamese-American detective and novelist living in Southern California, and a chaser of the American Dream. He drives home his brand-new Corvette one day to discover a strange doll on his doorstep. It's a rag doll made entirely of white cloth, with no face or hair or clothes. Where the eyes should be, there are two crossed stitches of black thread. Five sets of crossed black stitches mark the mouth, and another pair form an X over the heart. He brings it into the house. That night, he hears an odd little popping sound and looks up to see the crossed stitches over the doll's heart breaking apart. When he picks up the doll, he feels something pulsing in its chest. Another thread unravels to reveal a reptilian green eye --and not a doll's eye, because it blinks. Tommy Phan pursues the thing as it scrambles away into his house -- and then is pursued by it as it evolves from a terrifying and vicious minikin into a hulking and formidable opponent bent on killing him.

The Mask

Author: Dean Koontz

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101579285

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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Jane is a very good girl. But #1 New York Times bestselling author Dean Koontz shows that appearances can be deceiving—in a deadly way... She appears out of nowhere, a beautiful teenage girl in the middle of traffic on a busy day. Paul and Carol Tracy are drawn to her—she's the child they never thought they could have. But then Carol's nightmares begin—the ghastly sounds in the night...the bloody face in the mirror...the razor-sharp ax. Jane can't remember her past. And as Carol attempts to help her uncover who she was, she has no idea of the horrors that await...

The House of Thunder

Author: Dean R. Koontz

Publisher: Turtleback

ISBN: 9780613495660

Category: Horror tales

Page: 368

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She wakes up in a hospital room, barely able to remember her own name. What secrets lay hidden within Susan Thornton's mind?

Phantoms

Author: Dean Koontz

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0425253740

Category: Fiction

Page: 438

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When three hundred residents of the little town of Snowfield, California, disappear and one hundred fifty others die suddenly, a doctor and a dedicated county sheriff, aided by government authorities and scientists, pursue the terrifying mystery.

The City

Author: Dean Koontz

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0345545958

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

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A gifted musician relates the events of 1967 that impacted his family and friends, from his indomitable "piano man" grandfather and struggling singer single mother to the everyday saints and sinners who shaped his life.

One Door Away from Heaven

A Novel

Author: Dean Ray Koontz

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0553593269

Category: Fiction

Page: 681

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When Micky Bellsong meets Leilani Klonk, a disabled girl, and her stepfather, Preston Maddoc, she finally finds some purpose in her troubled life, but when the family disappears, she embarks on an arduous mission to find them.

The Funhouse

Author: Dean Koontz

Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group

ISBN: 0425250644

Category: Fiction

Page: 321

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Years after leaving the carnival, her hated first husband, and the child she could never love, Ellen has a new life, a new husband, and two beautiful children, but now the carnival is coming back to town, and Ellen is going to have to pay for her sins. Reprint.

The Face of Fear

Author: Dean Koontz

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 042525075X

Category: Fiction

Page: 341

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A brutal killer known as ?The Butcher” is stalking women in New York City. When the police enlist the help of clairvoyant Graham Harris, the horrifying images of the Butcher's crimes replay in Harris's mind?sometimes even at the moment they are happening. Then he sees the most terrifying vision of all?that of his own murder. Harris and his girlfriend soon find themselves trapped on the fortieth floor of a deserted office building. The guards have been murdered, the elevators shut down, and the stairways blocked. The only way out is to climb down the sheer face of the building. But there is a blizzard outside with fifty-mile-an-hour winds?and a dangerous fall from Mount Everest has left Harris paralyzed with fear. He must risk the climb?or become the Butcher's next victim. With a new afterword by the author

Icebound

A Novel

Author: Dean Koontz

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 9780307414151

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Dean Koontz's The City. A secret Arctic experiment becomes a frozen nightmare, when a team of scientists are set adrift on an iceberg--with a murderer in their midst, and a massive explosive charge only hours away from detonation. This original early Koontz novel--in the tradition of Winter Moon--is now available in large print edition, releasing simultaneously with Ballantine's mass market edition.

The Ruins

Author: Scott Smith

Publisher: Vintage Books USA

ISBN: 030727828X

Category: Fiction

Page: 509

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In Cancun, Mexico, for a peaceful vacation, a group of tourists sets off in search of one of their group who disappeared during an excursion to some nearby Mayan ruins, only to come face to face with an insidious evil that threatens their very lives. By the author of A Simple Plan. Reprint.

Cape Fear

A Novel

Author: John Dann MacDonald

Publisher: Random House Incorporated

ISBN: 0812984137

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

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Originally published: The executioners. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1957.

Cinnamon Skin

The Twentieth Adventure of Travis McGee

Author: John Dann MacDonald

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0812984110

Category: Fort Lauderdale (Fla.)

Page: 275

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Travis McGee investigates when a small cruiser owned by his friend, Meyer the Economist, is blown to bits with Meyer's niece and her new husband on board.

Masterful Stories

Lessons from Golden Age Radio

Author: John V Pavlik

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315530759

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 376

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The early eras of radio storytelling have entered and continue to enter the public domain in large quantities, offering unprecedented access to the Golden Age of Radio. Author and Professor John Pavlik mines the best this age of radio has to offer in Masterful Stories, an examination of the masterpieces of audio storytelling. This book provides a chronological history of the best of the best from radio’s Golden Age, outlining a core set of principles and techniques that made these radio plays enduring examples of storytelling. It suggests that, by using these techniques, stories can engage audiences emotionally and intellectually. Grounded in a historical and theoretical understanding of radio drama, this volume illuminates the foundational works that proceeded popular modern shows such as Radiolab, The Moth, and Serial. Masterful Stories will be a powerful resource in both media history courses and courses teaching audio storytelling for modern radio and other audio formats, such as podcasting. It will appeal to audio fans looking to learn about and understand the early days of radio drama.

The Book of Aron

A novel

Author: Jim Shepard

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 1101874325

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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The acclaimed National Book Award finalist—“one of the United States’ finest writers,” according to Joshua Ferris, “full of wit, humanity, and fearless curiosity”—now gives us a novel that will join the short list of classics about children caught up in the Holocaust. Aron, the narrator, is an engaging if peculiar and unhappy young boy whose family is driven by the German onslaught from the Polish countryside into Warsaw and slowly battered by deprivation, disease, and persecution. He and a handful of boys and girls risk their lives by scuttling around the ghetto to smuggle and trade contraband through the quarantine walls in hopes of keeping their fathers, mothers, brothers, and sisters alive, hunted all the while by blackmailers and by Jewish, Polish, and German police, not to mention the Gestapo. When his family is finally stripped away from him, Aron is rescued by Janusz Korczak, a doctor renowned throughout prewar Europe as an advocate of children’s rights who, once the Nazis swept in, was put in charge of the Warsaw orphanage. Treblinka awaits them all, but does Aron manage to escape—as his mentor suspected he could—to spread word about the atrocities? Jim Shepard has masterfully made this child’s-eye view of the darkest history mesmerizing, sometimes comic despite all odds, truly heartbreaking, and even inspiring. Anyone who hears Aron’s voice will remember it forever. From the Hardcover edition.

Shadowfires

Author: Dean Ray Koontz,Leigh Nichols

Publisher: Fontana Press

ISBN: 9780006174448

Category: Inheritance and succession

Page: 479

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Rachel Lebens violently possessive ex-husband was killed in a freak auto accident, but his hideously mangled body has disappeared from the morgue. Now someone, or something, is watching her. Stalking her. And, although no one will believe her, Rachel knows who it is. His walking corpse a grotesque mockery of life. His brilliant, warped mind once again alive and seething with jealous rage. He seeks an unspeakable revenge from beyond her worst nightmare, stalking her with a murderous lust that will not die.