Tuesday, April 14, 2009


It seems like the wait for this book has been longer than four years, but finally word came of a release date!

DEAN KOONTZ'S FRANKENSTEIN #3: DEAD AND ALIVE will be available on July 28, 2009.

Simultaneous with the publication of FRANKENSTEIN #3, Bantam Books is offering new editions of the first two volumes, available for the first time as premium paperbacks.

I really enjoyed the first two books in this trilogy, and am eager to read the final chapter.

Here is the info from Koontz's new Frankenstein website:


Every city has secrets. But none as terrible as this. His name is Deucalion, a tattooed man and sleight-of-reality artist who’s traveled for two centuries with a secret worse than death. He arrives in modern-day New Orleans as a serial killer stalks the streets, a killer who carefully selects his victims for the humanity that is missing in himself.

Is this an age-old conspiracy? A near-immortal race of beings, and killers that are more – and less – than human? They are stronger, heal better, and think faster than any humans ever created – and they must be destroyed. But not even Victor Helios – once Dr. Frankenstein – can stop the engineered killers he’s set loose.

On the case is Detective Carson O’Connor, who is cool, cynical, and every bit as tough as she looks. Her partner Michael Maddison would back her up all the way to hell itself – and that just may be where this case ends up.

Now, the only hope rests in Deucalion, a one-time “monster” and Frankenstein’s first attempt to build a perfect human, and his partners, the all-too-human detectives O’Connor and Maddison. Together, they must destroy a monstrosity that even Dr. Frankenstein could not imagine. Deucalion’s journey is fated to end in the ultimate confrontation between a damned creature his mad creator.



  1. I haven't read any Dean Koontz since I was in high school, but this series looks like it might be worth the read.

  2. i have been reading Koontz for 20 years, and have never heard of these books! I guess i better check them out!

  3. I hope you won't peak on the last page first to see how it ends :-)

  4. iasa & Tom: It is a great series. Love the Deucalion character.

    J: Good to know you like them, too!

    Dot-Com: NO! I never do that, don't read the end of books and I avoid spoilers for TV and movies I haven't seen yet. I like the element of surprise too much.

  5. intriguing. while i have read several koontz, have not read the frankenstein novels. will have to check them out!

  6. Brian: If you like Koontz, you won't be disappointed!