Laird Koenig

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Laird Koenig (born September 24, 1927 in Seattle, Washington) is an American author. His best-known work is The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane, a novel published in 1974.[1] The novel was adapted into a movie starring Jodie Foster. He also wrote a play based on the novel.


  • The Children are Watching (w. Peter L. Dixon), Ballantine, 1970 (filmed as Attention, les enfants regardent, 1978)
  • The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane, Coward-McCann & Geoghegan, Inc., 1974 (filmed 1976)
  • Islands, Dell, 1980
  • The Neighbor, Avon, 1978 (filmed as Killing 'em Softly, 1982)
  • Rockabye, St. Martin's Press, 1981 (filmed 1986)
  • The Disciple, Bantam, 1983
  • The Sea Wife, Warner Books, 1986
  • Elephant Thunder, Macmillan Children's Books, 1999


  • The Cat (w. William Redlin), 1966
  • Flipper (TV series), episodes, 1966–1967
  • The High Chaparral (TV series), episodes, 1970
  • Soleil Rouge [Red Sun] [w. Dene Bart Petitclerc, William Roberts, Lawrence Roman], 1971
  • The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane, 1976 (from own novel)
  • Bloodline, 1979 (from Sidney Sheldon novel)
  • Inchon (w. Robin Moore), 1981 (from story by Moore and Paul Savage)
  • Rockabye, 1986 (from own novel)
  • Stillwatch (w. David E. Peckinpah), 1987 (from Mary Higgins Clark novel)
  • The Fulfilment of Mary Gray, 1989 (from LaVyrle Spencer novel)
  • Tennessee Nights, 1989 (from Hans Werner Kettenbach novel)
  • Lady Against the Odds [w. Bruce Murkoff], 1992 [from Rex Stout novel, The Hand in the Glove]


  • (Unknown) for "Intrigues" (French TV series), 1985 (probably The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane)


  1. ^ Houston, Levin (February 16, 1974). "A story of an adjustment". Free-Lance Star. p. 12. Retrieved September 27, 2010.