House of Odd
House of Odd
Del Rey Books, Paperback, 9780345525451, 224pp.
Publication Date: March 20, 2012
"Could there really be such a thing as hell on earth? Odd only knows."
#1 "New York Times" bestselling maestro of macabre suspense Dean Koontz plunges everyone's favorite spirit-spotting fry cook into his most frightening encounter yet, in the thrill-packed third Odd Thomas graphic novel.
Transforming a ramshackle mansion into a dream house has become a nightmare for onetime Hollywood producer Nedra Nolan, whose newly purchased fixer-upper in Pico Mundo has sent a string of spooked contractors scurrying off the job, claiming the place is haunted. Who's she gonna call? Her friend recommends Odd Thomas, the mild-mannered young man with a gift for communing with ghosts who won t rest in peace. With his soul mate and sidekick, Stormy Llewellyn, in tow, Odd agrees to investigate the eerie incidents. But his spirit-seeking style is cramped by the obnoxious TV ghost hunters Nedra hires to flush out the troublesome phantoms with elaborate gadgets.
As night falls and a raging storm traps them all in the mazelike manse, Odd tries in vain to scare up some lost souls. But instead, something more terrifying than any apparition something with flesh, blood, and "teeth" makes its sinister presence known. And with nowhere to hide, Odd and his fellow hunters suddenly become the prey.
Landry Q. Walker is a comics writer whose projects include SUPERGIRL: COSMIC ADVENTURES IN THE 8TH GRADE. He has also written BATMAN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD, the comic book adventures of The Incredibles, and contributed stories to Disney Adventures Magazine.