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James Herbert (1943-2013) was an English author of horror and dark fantasy novels. He is the author of the Rats series and the David Ash series. Several of his works were adapted to film and his novel The Secret of Crickley Hall was recently made into a BBC One serial on television. He was given the World Horror Convention Grand Master Award by Stephen King. In addition to writing his novels, Herbert also designed his own book covers and publicity.

James Herbert became a published novelist in 1974 with the novel The Rats. Its first printing of 100,000 copies sold out in just three weeks. Below is a list of James Herbert’s books in order of when they were originally published:

Publication Order of Rats Books


The Rats(1974) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lair(1979) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Domain(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Rats Graphic Novels


The City(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of David Ash Books


Haunted(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Ghosts of Sleath(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ash(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


The Fog(1975) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Survivor(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Spear(1978) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fluke(1978) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Dark(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Jonah(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Shrine(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Moon(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Magic Cottage(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sepulchre(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Creed(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Portent(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
'48(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Others(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Once(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nobody True(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Secret of Crickley Hall(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Anthologies


Ghost Movies(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books


James Herbert's Dark Places: Locations and Legends(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Note: The Rats was also published under the alternate title of Deadly Eyes.

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James Herbert Synopsis: In The Rats by James Herbert, London must face its greatest threat ever – rats with a hunger for human flesh. Once the bones of eaten victims were found, it became apparent that London was being overrun by these large rodents with sharp teeth. Humans and rats have been enemies for millions of years, but only now have rats gained the upper hand. The novel was adapted to film in 1982 as Deadly Eyes (which is also an alternate title of the novel).

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