“Ticktock Inquisitor”

Time is very short…



Out-of-genre Comedy/Horror
Dean Koontz 1996

  • About a successful
    Inquisitor=Detective warned by a scary doll he has until Dawn to live
  • Tommy Phan a successful detective novelist living the American dream comes home to find a small rag doll on his doorstep
  • It wants to steal Tommy’s life, and he has only one ally, he has too many questions, no answers, and very little time
  • Because the evil doll has left a message on his computer “deadline is dawn”

Expanded info:

  • Koontz wrote the novel partly as a relief from the darker aspects of his work, especially “Dark Rivers of the Heart”
  • Partly for the challenge of writing a good screwball comedy that has a crazy twist at the end