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James Herbert


UK (1943 - 2013)

James Herbert was Britain's number one bestselling writer (a position he held ever since publication of his first novel) and one of the world's top writers of thriller/horror fiction.

He was one of our greatest popular novelists, whose books are sold in thirty-three other languages, including Russian and Chinese. Widely imitated and hugely influential, his nineteen novels have sold more than forty-two million copies worldwide.

As an author he produced some of the most powerful horror fiction of the past decade. With a skillful blend of horror and thriller fiction, he explored the shaded territories of evil, evoking a sense of brooding menace and rising tension. He relentlessly drews the reader through the story's ultimate revelation - one that will stay to chill the mind long after the book has been laid aside. His bestsellers, THE MAGIC COTTAGE, HAUNTED, SEPULCHRE and CREED, enhanced his reputation as a writer of depth and originality. His novels THE FOG, THE DARK and THE SURVIVOR have been hailed as classics of the genre.
 
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Anthologies containing stories by James Herbert

 
Short stories
Maurice and Mog (1987)
Ghost Hunter (1988)
Hallowe'en's Child (1988)
Breakfast (1989)
Not Very Psychic (1997)
Others (excerpt) (1999)


Awards
British Fantasy Society Best Novel nominee (1995) : The Ghosts of Sleath
British Fantasy Society Best Novel nominee (2004) : Nobody True


Books about James Herbert
 
James Herbert recommends
The Influence
The Influence (1988)
Ramsey Campbell
"Gripping, touching exceptional. For me, it's Ramsey Campbell's finest."
Steel Gods
Steel Gods (1990)
Scott Grønmark
"Terrific horror/thriller... Fast, furious and absorbing. Highly recommended."
Rook
Rook (1996)
(Rook, book 1)
Graham Masterton
"Horror at its best."
Dead Cold
Dead Cold (1999)
Uri Geller
"Kept me guessing 'til the end... A great thriller."
Trauma
Trauma (2002)
Graham Masterton
"One of the few true masters of the horror genre."

Nightfall (2010)
(Jack Nightingale, book 1)
Stephen Leather
"Another great thriller from Stephen Leather but this time with a devilish twist!"



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