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Author: Jeff Rice Narrator: Johnny Heller Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Kolchak: The Night Stalker Series Release Date: September 2016 ISBN: 9781504728409
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A legend is born …

In 1972, Jeff Rice’s novel The Night Stalker introduced Carl Kolchak to the world. This spine-tingling novel of supernatural terror became a bestseller and served as the basis for the film of the same name, starring Darren McGavin and adapted by legendary Twilight Zone screenwriter Richard Matheson. After The Night Stalker became one of the highest rated television movies of all time, a sequel, The Night Strangler, was released the following year to great acclaim.

Carl Kolchak, as the world’s first paranormal investigator, would prove to be an irresistible draw for viewers and inspire a weekly dramatic television series which debuted in 1974.

A legend returns …

Now, after more than three decades out of print, Kolchak’s creator Jeff Rice has released the original novels which sparked the television phenomenon! At last, The Night Stalker and The Night Strangler are together in one volume … The Kolchak Papers!

Twenty-one years before Kolchak inspired Chris Carter to create The X-Files, there was only one paranormal investigator. Now fans everywhere can relive the adventures of Carl Kolchak in this single, remarkable volume!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Kolchak’s acerbic and cynical first-person narration is engaging, and the action is fast-paced. [Kolchak in] the second novelis again butting heads with his superiors and the police as he attempts to track down a killer draining blood from young women. Fans of the cult TV series starring Darren McGavin, as well as its better known successors like The X-Files, should enjoy the author’s blend of horror and humor.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Voicing Carl Kolchak must be like slipping on a pair of comfortable, old shoes for narrator Johnny Heller. This production marks the fourth time that Heller has inhabited the irascible reporter who keeps stumbling onto weird doings…Heller’s smooth familiarity with Kolchak shows why the reporter has remained a favorite among paranormal fiction fans, way back to a short-lived TV series in the 1970s. Like the creatures he pursues, Kolchak, as portrayed by Heller, remains a memorable icon.”


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About the Author

Jeff Rice was born in Providence, Rhode Island, in 1944, but spent his early childhood in Beverly Hills. He is best known as the author of The Kolchak Papers, which was still unpublished when it was optioned for television and adapted for a TV audience as The Night Stalker. It subsequently had a brief print run when the Kolchak: The Night Stalker TV series grew in popularity. Jeff lives in Las Vegas.

About the Narrator

Johnny Heller, winner of numerous Earphones and Audie Awards, was named a “Golden Voice” by AudioFile magazine in 2019. He has been a Publishers Weekly Listen-Up Award winner from 2008 through 2013 and he has been named a top voice of 2008 and 2009 and selected as one of the Top 50 Narrators of the Twentieth Century by AudioFile magazine.