False Memory by Dean Koontz


False Memory, Dean Koontz, 1999 My favorite quote: It’s a toss-up between, “She turned more heads than a coven of chiropractors,” and “Where does fiction end and reality begin?” I can relate to that one. The one about fiction and reality — not the one about turning heads. Obviously Most interesting characters: Martie Rhodes, whoContinue reading “False Memory by Dean Koontz”

Icebound by Dean Koontz


Icebound, Dean Koontz, 1976, 1995 My favorite quote: “Politics was an illusion of service that cloaked the corruption of power. It was lies, deceptions, self-interest, and self-aggrandizement: suitable work only for the mad and the venal and the naïve.” Also, “In the end, no lamb could escape the slaughter.” Notable characters: Harry Carpenter, a scientist;Continue reading “Icebound by Dean Koontz”

The Servants of Twilight by Dean Koontz


The Servants of Twilight, Dean Koontz, 1984 My favorite quote: “It began in sunshine, not on a dark and stormy night.” (Best opening line ever, IMO) Notable characters: Chrsitine Scavello, the single mom; Joey, her son; Charlie Harrison, the PI; Grace Spivey, the leader of the religious cult for which the book is named; KyleContinue reading “The Servants of Twilight by Dean Koontz”

Shattered by Dean Koontz


Shattered, Dean Koontz, 1973 (originally published under the pseudonym K.R. Dwyer — which is just one of several pen names Dean Koontz used in the early days) My favorite quote: “The things we regret most in life are the things we don’t do.” Notable characters: Alex Doyle, the new groom; Courtney, his bride; Colin, herContinue reading “Shattered by Dean Koontz”

The Key to Midnight by Dean Koontz


The Key to Midnight, Dean Koontz, 1979 Favorite quote: “The room was rapidly shrinking to the size of a coffin, and she foresaw the conditions of the grave so clearly that she could actually feel the cold, damp embrace of eternity.” Characters: Joanna Rand, the woman without a past; Alex Hunter, the love interest; OniContinue reading “The Key to Midnight by Dean Koontz”

Winter Moon by Dean Koontz


Winter Moon, Dean Koontz, 1994 (originally titled “Invasion” under the pseudonym, Aaron Wolfe, in 1975) I like “Winter Moon” way better than “Invasion” My favorite quote: “Maybe when all was said and done, the imagination was the most powerful of all weapons.” Yeah, I dig that Notable characters: Jack McGarvey, the cop; Eduardo Fernandez; theContinue reading “Winter Moon by Dean Koontz”

The Taking by Dean Koontz


The Taking, Dean Koontz, 2004 My favorite quote: “We’re down the hole to Wonderland, and no White Rabbit to guide us.” Notable characters: Mary Sloan, the typically-insipid Dean Koontz main character; Neil, the typically-bland Dean Koontz husband; Virgil, the ever-present, preternaturally intelligent Dean Koontz dog (sorry, but there’s a certain kind of Dean Koontz characterContinue reading “The Taking by Dean Koontz”

Dean Koontz on Haunted Nights LIVE!


Today I received the as-yet-unpublished copy of Dean Koontz’s new novel, Ashley Bell, which will make for some very enjoyable homework for Mr. Koontz’s appearance on our show, Thorne & Cross: Haunted Nights LIVE!, which happens this Friday. Here I am with the new book, looking as about as excited as is possible given the massContinue reading “Dean Koontz on Haunted Nights LIVE!”

Richard Christian Matheson is on Haunted Nights LIVE Tonight!


He is an acclaimed bestselling author. His fiction has appeared in 125 major anthologies. He’s a screenwriter and executive producer for television and film. He’s worked with Steven Spielberg, Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Bryan Singer, and legendary CREAM drummer, Ginger Baker. The man has done a lot things, so really, it was just a matterContinue reading “Richard Christian Matheson is on Haunted Nights LIVE Tonight!”

Richard Christian Matheson joins Thorne & Cross: Haunted Nights LIVE!


This Thursday, I get to meet one of the best writers of our time… Richard Christian Matheson. Just click the link on Thursday at 6pm Pacific, 7 Mountain, 8 Central, 9 Eastern, to listen: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/authorsontheairradio2/2015/04/17/richard-christian-matheson-joins-thorne-cross-haunted-nights-live Join the Facebook event here. RICHARD CHRISTIAN MATHESON is an acclaimed bestselling author and screenwriter/executive producer for television and film.Continue reading “Richard Christian Matheson joins Thorne & Cross: Haunted Nights LIVE!”

Welcome to Cross Talk


Hello, Cross Talkers, and welcome to Cross Talk, the official blog of horror author Alistair Cross. Alistair Cross was born in a small town in the western United States. He grew up on horror novels and scary movies, and by the age of 8, began writing his own stories. In 2012, his first novel, aContinue reading “Welcome to Cross Talk”