Books by James Herbert

James Herbert is Britain's number one bestselling writer (a position he has held ever since publication of his first novel) and one of the world's top writers of thriller/horror fiction. He is one of our greatest popular novelists, whose books are sold in

ASH by James Herbert
Released: Dec. 11, 2012

"A yarn that has almost everything wrong with it, yet still reveals a compelling truth."
Curious blend of supernatural horror and conspiracy theory, from the veteran ghost-chaser (The Secret of Crickley Hall, 2006, etc.). Read full book review >
ONCE... by James Herbert
Released: May 1, 2001

"Leaf-clogged suspense until a slashing succubus appears to add stress to Thom's recovery."
After ringing changes on Victor Hugo in Others (1999), Herbert now takes us to a fairyland decidedly not out of James M. Barrie. Read full book review >
OTHERS by James Herbert
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

Prolific horror writer Herbert (Portent, 1996, etc.) revives a sentimental favorite, Victor Hugo's Quasimodo, dresses him up in a modern setting, and sends him forth as Nicholas Dismas, private investigator. Read full book review >

'48 by James Herbert
Released: July 1, 1997

Mad Max meets dystopian London bloodsuckers three years after the Allies lose WW II, in a what-if tale by the author of (among 18 others) the much richer, or at least completely different, Portent (1996). Hitler hits London with his V1 rockets but still finds himself losing the war. Read full book review >

PORTENT by James Herbert
Released: July 1, 1996

Herbert's 18th horror novel works toward another of his familiar apocalyptic climaxes (The Ghosts of Sleath, 1995, etc.) but features perhaps his finest writing. British climatologist James Rivers flies into the blissfully calm eye of a huge hurricane over the Gulf of Mexico and sees a strange ball of light hanging outside his plane just before he crashes. Read full book review >

Released: Aug. 1, 1995

For his 17th horror novel, Herbert goes back to Haunted (1989) to recover his footing after some weaker tries to scare the reader. Returning is alcoholic psychic investigator David Ash, who suffered a nervous breakdown following his stay at the crumbling Edbrook mansion. Read full book review >