• La chambre des murmures

    Dean Koontz

    • Archipel
    • 6 February 2019

    Le retour au premier plan d'un auteur américain les plus vendus au monde. Son héroïne ? Une ex de du FBI traquée par tous... même par les siens.
    Jane Hawk face à la confrérie secrète " Il n'est plus temps d'attendre... " Tels sont les mots qui résonnent dans l'esprit de Cora Gundersun, une enseignante appréciée de tous, au matin du " grand jour ". Juste avant qu'elle commette un attentat-suicide au volant de son 4x4 bourré de jerrycans d'essence." Accomplis la mission qui t'incombe... " L'effroyable contenu du journal intime de Cora corrobore l'hypothèse de la démence. Lorsque de nouveaux cas surviennent, Jane Hawk, inspectrice du FBI en disponibilité, comprend que chaque seconde compte. À jamais marquée par le deuil de son mari, un marine qui s'est mystérieusement donné la mort, elle sait qu'elle n'a plus rien à perdre." ... et tu seras célèbre et adulée ! " Sa traque va conduire Jane sur la piste d'une confrérie secrète dont les membres se croient au-dessus des lois. Une quête de justice à la mesure de sa soif de vengeance...

  • La nuit des cafards

    Dean Koontz

    Le meilleur ouvrage de Dean Koontz, l'auteur de thrillers aux 450 millions d'exemplaires vendus dans le monde.
    Le chef-d'oeuvre de Dean Koontz enfin disponible en format poche Depuis trente-cinq ans, Bruno Frye vit dans l'ombre de sa mère, qui lui inspire une sainte terreur. Morte depuis cinq ans, elle continue a lui murmurer a l'oreille... et lui intime de tuer. Sa prochaine victime est toute désignée : Hilary Thomas. Peut-être parce qu'elle est scénariste a Hollywood, la police ne croit pas la jeune femme, qui se dit en grand danger. Hilary n'a alors d'autre choix que de se défendre elle-même lorsque Frye l'agresse de nouveau. Et, par accident, elle le tue. Elle commence a peine a se remettre de cet horrible cauchemar que Bruno Frye réapparait ! Pourtant, c'est bien connu, les morts ne ressuscitent pas...

  • " Comment Dean Koontz a-t-il pu, dès les années 1980, anticiper la pandémie actuelle du Coronavirus ? " The Daily Mail
    Danny, 10 ans, est mort dans un effroyable accident. Et Tina, sa mère, n'a jamais pu identifier son corps.
    Un an plus tard, des signes prouvent pourtant à Tina que son fils est toujours en vie. Dès lors, elle n'a qu'une obsession : le retrouver et découvrir la vérité.
    Mais elle dérange et les services secrets tentent de l'assassiner. Qu'ont-ils à cacher ? Et si Danny était celui par qui la fin de l'humanité pouvait arriver ?
    Relire aujourd'hui ce thriller écrit dans les années 1980 donne des frissons...
    " Dean Koontz évoque dans Les Yeux des Ténèbres un mystérieux virus aux ressemblances frappantes avec le Covid-19, à commencer par son nom, le Wuhan-400, et l'époque à laquelle il sévit, aux alentours de 2020. " Europe 1
    " Une prédiction du Coronavirus avec près de quarante ans d'avance. " LCI

  • L'escalier du diable

    Dean Koontz

    • Archipel
    • 6 February 2020

    La suite des aventures de Jane Hawk, mue par la même soif de justice et de vengeance, par Dean Koontz, l'un des auteurs américains de thrillers le plus lu au monde.
    " Je pourrais être morte demain. Ou pire... "
    Luttant contre l'étrange épidémie de suicides qui a emporté son mari, Jane Hawk est devenue la fugitive la plus recherchée des États-Unis. Tant par le gouvernement que par les responsables d'une confrérie secrète. À présent, elle tient une proie dans son viseur : un homme influent... disposant d'une armée de tueurs.
    Mue par sa soif de vengeance, Jane rejoint les flancs enneigés du Lac Tahoe, en Californie. Ce qu'elle va y découvrir est terrifiant. D'autant qu'elle va devoir gravir l'escalier du diable !
    Jane sait que le temps lui est compté. Que sa vie ne tient qu'à un fil. Mais, elle respire encore... Et une conspiration menace des millions d'êtres humains.
    " Jane Hawk est à n'en point douter le meilleur personnage jamais créé par Koontz. " Associated Press

  • Le grand retour du maître américain du thriller. Jane Hawk, du FBI, ne croit pas au suicide de son mari. Elle découvre un vaste complot visant à manipuler les cerveaux humains et devient la proie.
    IL FAUT QUE J'EN FINISSE...C'EST URGENT ! Tels sont les derniers mots d'un homme que la vie semblait avoir comblé... mais qui y a mis fin. Brutalement.Jane Hawk, inspectrice du FBI, refuse de croire que son mari se soit donné la mort. Pour elle, il y a une autre raison. Sa conviction en sort renforcée lorsqu'elle apprend qu'une vague inexpliquée de suicides frappe le pays.Quitte à se mettre à dos sa hiérarchie - qui souhaite étouffer l'affaire -, Jane veut des réponses, quel qu'en soit le prix... Or, son enquête dérange. Ses ennemis de l'ombre détiennent un secret si terrifiant qu'ils sont prêts à tout pour l'éliminer.Mais, bien que seule contre tous, la fugitive la plus recherchée des États-Unis possède pour atouts son intelligence et sa froide détermination. La vengeance est comme l'amour : elle ne connaît aucune limite...

  • Un chien en or

    Dean Koontz

    « Dès la première semaine où elle est entrée dans nos vies, Trixie et moi avons passé le plus clair de notre temps allongés par terre, côte à côte. J'appréciais ces moments de détente ; il est toujours apaisant de faire un câlin à un chien affectueux. Ces moments de complicité avaient aussi quelque chose de troublant, car nous pouvions nous regarder dans les yeux pendant une demi-heure, et elle était rarement la première à détourner le regard. »
    Si le chien est le meilleur ami de l'homme, c'est qu'il a le pouvoir de changer nos vies. Et il est des chiens dont on se souvient longtemps.
    Lorsque Dean Koontz et sa femme adoptent Trixie, un golden retriever de trois ans, c'est comme s'ils accueillaient dans leur foyer l'enfant qu'ils n'ont jamais eu. Ce chien, formé pour l'assistance des personnes handicapées, a reçu un entraînement exceptionnel qui en fait un compagnon hors normes. Son intelligence, son tempérament joyeux et sa faculté à vivre pleinement le moment présent vont illuminer la vie de ses maîtres pendant près de douze ans. Des années merveilleuses dont Dean Koontz se souvient avec émotion.
    « Une véritable déclaration d'amour ! » - People
    « Un témoignage profondément touchant qui vous transportera. » - The Bark
    « Le portrait plein d'humour et d'émotion d'un chien remarquable. » - Kirkus
    « Un livre profondément réjouissant sur le meilleur ami de l'homme. » - Booklist
    « Une lecture exquise ! Dean Koontz livre un témoignage particulièrement convaincant sur la joie que nous apportent les chiens. » - The American Spectator
    « À travers ce livre réconfortant et plein d'humour, Dean Koontz rend un tendre hommage à son chien. » - Bookreporter


  • SOMEONE NEW IS PLAYING GOD
    The Frankenstein story updated to the 21st century by the great American storyteller Dean Koontz.
    In a powerful reworking of one of the classic stories of all time, Dr Frankenstein lives on, seemingly indestructible, more malignant than ever.
    Frankenstein's first monster, Deucalion, has spent two hundred years trying to put an end to his creator. Now he learns that a new Frankenstein clone, Victor Helios, is out there again, somewhere.
    Terrifyingly, with each incarnation the sinister doctor draws closer to the possibility of succeeding in his ambition to create a new human race - which he will control. He has found an enigmatic backer and is working in a secret location.
    Together with the two ex-cops who helped him destroy the previous Victor, Deucalion is drawn to the small Montana town where Victor's grotesque new creations are taking shape.
    Victor's New Race is spectacularly different, a product of cutting-edge technology and stem-cell circuits, and when things go wrong, they go wrong in very unexpected ways.
    Frankenstein is unleashing a new menace on the world, whether he can control it or not. And even if Deucalion can bring him down, it may be too late.


  • The Frankenstein story is updated to the 21st century by the great American storyteller Dean Koontz. Now someone new is playing god.
    They are stronger, heal better and think faster than any humans ever created - and they must be destroyed. But not even Victor Helios can stop the engineered killers he has set loose on a reign of terror through modern-day New Orleans.
    The mad genius had not imagined that his creations would develop minds - and purposes - of their own. And as Deucalion and Detectives O'Connor and Maddison race to uncover an age-old conspiracy, they will discover that Victor's new, improved models have infiltrated every level of New Orleans society ... and far beyond.
    Dean Koontz, the master storyteller, creates a bold new legend.

  • The chilling account of a pivotal encounter between innocence and ultimate malice, Darkness Under the Sun is the perfect read for Halloween--or for any haunted night--and reveals a secret, fateful turning point in the career of Alton Turner Blackwood, the killer at the dark heart of What the Night Knows, the forthcoming novel by #1 New York Times bestselling author Dean Koontz.
    There once was a killer who knew the night, its secrets and rhythms. How to hide within its shadows. When to hunt.
    He roamed from town to town, city to city, choosing his prey for their beauty and innocence. His cruelties were infinite, his humanity long since forfeit. But still . . . he had not yet discovered how to make his special mark among monsters, how to come fully alive as Death.
    This is the story of how he learned those things, and of what we might do to ensure that he does not visit us.


  • The cataclysmic conclusion to Koontz's brilliant reworking of the classic tale.
    The war against humanity is raging. As the small town of Rainbow Falls, Montana, comes under siege, scattered survivors come together to weather the onslaught.
    Victor Frankenstein's nihilistic plan is to remake the future: a future in which mankind will be annihilated. To accomplish this aim he has created nothing less than the shock troops of the Apocalypse.
    Now the alliance of the good must make their last, best stand and do battle against overwhelming odds. And Deucalion, Frankenstein's original and flawed attempt at replicating life, must finally confront his evil creator. In a climax that will shatter every expectation, the fate of humanity hangs in the balance...

  • BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Dean Koontz's The City.
    Dean Koontz has surpassed his longtime reputation as “America’s most popular suspense novelist”(Rolling Stone) to become one of the most celebrated and successful writers of our time. Reviewers hail his boundless originality, his art, his unparalleled ability to create highly textured, riveting drama, at once viscerally familiar and utterly unique.
    Author of one #1 New York Times bestseller after another, Koontz is at the pinnacle of his powers, spinning mysteries and miracles, enthralling tales that speak directly to today’s readers, balm for the heart and fire for the mind. In this stunning new novel, he delivers a tour de force of dark suspense and brilliant revelation that has all the Koontz trademarks: adventure, chills, riddles, humor, heartbreak, an unforgettable cast of characters, and a climax that will leave you clamoring for more.
    Dylan O’Connor is a gifted young artist just trying to do the right thing in life. He’s on his way to an arts festival in Santa Fe when he stops to get a room for himself and his twenty-year-old autistic brother, Shep. But in a nightmarish instant, Dylan is attacked by a mysterious “doctor,” injected with a strange substance, and told that he is now a carrier of something that will either kill him...or transform his life in the most remarkable way. Then he is told that he must flee--before the doctor’s enemies hunt him down for the secret circulating through his body. No one can help him, the doctor says, not even the police.
    Stunned, disbelieving, Dylan is turned loose to run for his life...and straight into an adventure that will turn the next twenty-four hours into an odyssey of terror, mystery--and wondrous discovery. It is a journey that begins when Dylan and Shep’s path intersects with that of Jillian Jackson. Before that evening Jilly was a beautiful comedian whose biggest worry was whether she would ever find a decent man. Now she too is a carrier. And even as Dylan tries to convince her that they’ll be safer sticking together, cold-eyed men in a threatening pack of black Suburbans approach, only seconds before Jilly’s classic Coupe DeVille explodes into thin air.
    Now the three are on the run together, but with no idea whom they’re running from--or why. Meanwhile Shep has begun exhibiting increasingly disturbing behavior. And whatever it is that’s coursing through their bodies seems to have plunged them into one waking nightmare after another. Seized by sinister premonitions, they find themselves inexplicably drawn to crime scenes--just minutes before the crimes take place.
    What this unfathomable power is, how they can use it to stop the evil erupting all around them, and why they have been chosen are only parts of a puzzle that reaches back into the tragic past and the dark secrets they all share: secrets of madness, pain, and untimely death. Perhaps the answer lies in the eerie, enigmatic messages that Shep, with precious time running out, begins to repeat, about an entity who does his work “by the light of the moon.”
    By the Light of the Moon is a novel of heart-stopping suspense and transcendent beauty, of how evil can destroy us and love can redeem us--a masterwork of the imagination in which the surprises come page after page and the spell of sublime storytelling triumphs throughout.

  • BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Dean Koontz's The City.
    Fear, compassion, evil, courage, hope, wonder, the exquisite terror of not knowing what will happen on the next page to characters you care about deeply--these are the marvels that Dean Koontz weaves into the unique tapestry of every novel. His storytelling talents have earned him the devotion of fans around the world, making him one of the most popular authors of our time, with more than 200 million copies of his books sold worldwide.
    If you are already a fan, prepare yourself to settle into a novel Dean Koontz considers perhaps his best work to date. If you are a brand-new Dean Koontz reader, buckle up for what will be a most breathtaking ride through the long, enthralling night of...
    Christopher Snow is different from all the other residents of Moonlight Bay, different from anyone you've ever met. For Christopher Snow has made his peace with a very rare genetic disorder shared by only one thousand other Americans, a disorder that leaves him dangerously vulnerable to light. His life is filled with the fascinating rituals of one who must embrace the dark. He knows the night as no one else ever will, ever can--the mystery, the beauty, the many terrors, and the eerie, silken rhythms of the night--for it is only at night that he is free.
    Until the night he witnesses a series of disturbing incidents that sweep him into a violent mystery only he can solve, a mystery that will force him to rise above all fears and confront the many-layered strangeness of Moonlight Bay and its residents.
    Once again drawing daringly from several genres, Dean Koontz has created a narrative that is a thriller, a mystery, a wild adventure, a novel of friendship, a rousing story of triumph over severe physical limitations, and a haunting cautionary tale.

  • NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
    Loop me in, odd one. The words, spoken in the deep of night by a sleeping child, chill the young man watching over her. For this was a favorite phrase of Stormy Llewellyn, his lost love. In the haunted halls of the isolated monastery where he had sought peace, Odd Thomas is stalking spirits of an infinitely darker nature.
    As he steadfastly journeys toward his mysterious destiny, Odd Thomas has established himself as one of the most beloved and unique fictional heroes of our time. Now, wielding all the power and magic of a master storyteller at the pinnacle of his craft, Dean Koontz follows Odd into a singular new world where he hopes to make a fresh beginning--but where he will meet an adversary as old and inexorable as time itself.

  • BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Dean Koontz's The City.
    His birth was marked by wonder and tragedy.
    He sees beauty and terror beyond our deepest dreams.
    His story will change the way you see the world.
    On the heels of his #1 bestseller False Memory, Dean Koontz brings together his most compelling themes and an unforgettable cast of characters to create what is perhaps the most thrilling and emotionally powerful work of his critically acclaimed career.
    Bartholomew Lampion is born on a day of tragedy and terror that will mark his family forever. All agree that his unusual eyes are the most beautiful they have ever seen. On this same day, a thousand miles away, a ruthless man learns that he has a mortal enemy named Bartholomew. He embarks on a relentless search to find this enemy, a search that will consume his life. And a girl is born from a brutal rape, her destiny mysteriously linked to Barty and the man who stalks him.
    At the age of three, Barty Lampion is blinded when surgeons remove his eyes to save him from a fast-spreading cancer. As he copes with his blindness and proves to be a prodigy, his mother counsels him that all things happen for a reason and that every person’s life has an effect on every other person’s, in often unknowable ways.
    At thirteen, Bartholomew regains his sight. How he regains it, why he regains it, and what happens as his amazing life unfolds and entwines with others results in a breathtaking journey of courage, heart-stopping suspense, and high adventure.

  • BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Dean Koontz's The City.
    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
    No fan of Dean Koontz or of psychological suspense will want to miss this extraordinary novel of the human mind’s capacity to torment--and destroy--itself.
    It’s a fear more paralyzing than falling. More terrifying than absolute darkness. More horrifying than anything you can imagine. It’s the one fear you cannot escape no matter where you run . . . no matter where you hide.
    It’s the fear of yourself. It’s real. It can happen to you. And facing it can be deadly.
    False Memory . . . Fear for your mind.


  • The stunning first two instalments of Dean Koontz's re-imagining of Frankenstein - including an extract from the final book, The Dead Town.

  • Evil never dies...The stunning thriller from the bestselling author of Velocity and Breathless.Billy Lucas confesses to a shocking crime. He's only fourteen years old but he's a sadistic killer and proud of it. He's in the secure wing of the state hospital but ... he seems too wise for his age, not crazy, too knowing about the nature of evil, and whether it lives on beyond death. Too knowing about other crimes that took place before he was born ...Other murders from twenty years ago surface in the mind of Detective John Calvino as he interviews young Billy Lucas Calvino carries away a signed confession ... and a sense of great danger. That night he feels that somehow Billy has come home with him, to his family.Over the next weeks, this haunted feeling does not go away, it only gets worse. Then another killing spree happens, just as and when John Calvino dreaded it would. Billy is safely locked away, but not the ghost, if the ghost exists, that links these murders with past crimes, and with John Calvino.Anything could happen, and surely will ... again.


  • Heart-stopping thriller from the master of suspense. Bad things are starting to happen at the Pendleton, an eerie building with a tragic past.


  • A high-concept new thriller from the internationally acclaimed Dean Koontz about a young man who owes his life to a heart transplant ... but confronts an imminent and far darker death

  • BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Dean Koontz's The City.
    In one of the most dazzling books of his celebrated career, Dean Koontz delivers a masterwork of page-turning suspense that surpasses even his own inimitable reputation as a chronicler of our worst fears--and best dreams. In The Taking he tells the story of a community cut off from a world under siege, and the terrifying battle for survival waged by a young couple and their neighbors as familiar streets become fog-shrouded death traps. Gripping, heartbreaking, and triumphant in the face of mankind’s darkest hour, here is a small-town slice-of-doomsday thriller that strikes to the core of each of us to ask: What would you do in the midst of The Taking.
    On the morning that will mark the end of the world they have known, Molly and Niel Sloan awaken to the drumbeat of rain on their roof. It has haunted their sleep, invaded their dreams, and now they rise to find a luminous silvery downpour drenching their small California mountain town. A strange scent hangs faintly in the air, and the young couple cannot shake the sense of something wrong.
    As hours pass and the rain continues to fall, Molly and Niel listen to disturbing news of extreme weather phenomena across the globe. Before evening, their little town loses television and radio reception. Then telephone and the Internet are gone. With the ceaseless rain now comes an obscuring fog that transforms the once-friendly village into a ghostly labyrinth. By nightfall the Sloans have gathered with some of their neighbors to deal with community damage...but also because they feel the need to band together against some unknown threat, some enemy they cannot identify or even imagine.
    In the night, strange noises arise, and at a distance, in the rain and the mist, mysterious lights are seen drifting among the trees. The rain diminishes with the dawn, but a moody gray-purple twilight prevails. Soon Molly, Niel, and their small band of friends will be forced to draw on reserves of strength, courage, and humanity they never knew they had. For within the misty gloom they will encounter something that reveals in a terrifying instant what is happening to their world--something that is hunting them with ruthless efficiency. Epic in scope, searingly intimate and immediate in perspective, The Taking is an adventure story like no other, a relentless roller-coaster read that brings apocalypse to Main Street and showcases the talents of one of our most original and mesmerizing novelists at the pinnacle of his powers.


  • In the dazzling new thriller from the master of dark suspense, the hand of fate reaches out to touch an ordinary man with greatness. So long as he is ready. So long as he is, above all, afraid.

  • Anglais Brother Odd

    Dean Koontz


    With over 400 million copies of his books sold worldwide, Dean Koontz is one of the most popular writers of our time. Read this page-turning, heart-breaking thriller to find why Odd Thomas is the master storyteller's most-loved creation.
    He sees what no one else does. He does what no one else can.
    Odd, a charismatic young man with a sense for the otherworldly and the downright strange, is in self-imposed exile. Tragic events have led him from his sun-bleached desert home of Pico Mundo to a monastery in the High Sierra, searching for peace. It's December and the remote abbey is besieged by icy winds and snow. But even in the silence of the mountains, danger and desperation haunt him still...
    As ever, where Odd Thomas goes, strangeness goes too. A white dog named Boo befriends him - as does the ghost of Elvis. And a world-famous physicist is conducting experiments in the catacombs of the abbey. Could this be why Odd can once again see bodachs, shadowy harbingers of violence? They prowl the halls, suggesting horror to come.
    But what form will it take? And how will Odd defeat an enemy that eclipses any he has met before?


  • A fast-paced and emotionally devastating suspense novel from the bestselling author of Velocity,The Husband and The Good Guy

  • BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Dean Koontz's The City.
    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
    We have your wife. You get her back for two million cash. On an ordinary afternoon, an ordinary man, a gardener of modest means, gets a phone call out of his worst nightmare. The caller is dead serious. He doesn’t care that Mitch can’t raise that kind of money. If she’s everything to you, then you’ll find a way.
    Mitch loves his wife more than life itself. He’s got sixty hours to prove it. He has to find the two million by then. But he’ll pay a lot more. He’ll pay anything.

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