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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 / Deadly Eyes (1974)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lair (1979)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Domain (1983)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
'48 (1996)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
Fluke (1977)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Spear (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 (1983)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
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 Non-Fiction Books

James Herbert's Dark Places (1993)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Mammoth Book of Best New Horror Anthology Books

Best New Horror (By: Robert R. McCammon,Richard Laymon,Stephen Gallagher,Chet Williamson,Robert Westall,Ramsey Campbell,Kim Newman,Steve Tem,,Brian Lumley,,Karl Edward Wagner,,,,Stephen Jones,Thomas Ligotti,,Cherry Wilder) (1990)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Best New Horror 2 (By: ,Harlan Ellison,Elizabeth Hand,Peter Straub,Garry Kilworth,Gene Wolfe,Ramsey Campbell,Kim Newman,,Steve Tem,Jonathan Carroll,Ray Garton,,Karl Edward Wagner,Michael Marshall Smith,,Poppy Brite,F. Paul Wilson,,,Stephen Jones,,Thomas Ligotti,,,,Cherry Wilder,,K.W. Jeter) (1991)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Best New Horror 3 (By: ,,Edward Bryant,Alan Brennert,Elizabeth Hand,Ramsey Campbell,Charles L. Grant,Nina Kiriki Hoffman,Kim Newman,S.P. Somtow,Steve Tem,Douglas Clegg,,Karl Edward Wagner,Michael Marshall Smith,,,,Stephen Jones,,Grant Morrison,Thomas Ligotti,,,,K.W. Jeter) (1992)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Giant Book of Best New Horror (By: Robert R. McCammon,,Harlan Ellison,Richard Laymon,Stephen Gallagher,Chet Williamson,Alan Brennert,Elizabeth Hand,Robert Westall,Garry Kilworth,Gene Wolfe,Ramsey Campbell,Charles L. Grant,Kim Newman,,S.P. Somtow,Jonathan Carroll,Douglas Clegg,,Brian Lumley,,Karl Edward Wagner,Michael Marshall Smith,,,Poppy Brite,F. Paul Wilson,,Stephen Jones,,Grant Morrison,Thomas Ligotti,,,,,Cherry Wilder,K.W. Jeter) (1993)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Best New Horror 4 (By: Lisa Tuttle,Peter Straub,Ramsey Campbell,Kim Newman,Steve Tem,Douglas E. Winter,,Christopher Fowler,John Brunner,Karl Edward Wagner,,Graham Joyce,Poppy Brite,,M. John Harrison,Clive Barker,Kate Wilhelm,Stephen Jones,Thomas Ligotti) (1993)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Best New Horror 5 (By: Harlan Ellison,Chet Williamson,Edward Bryant,Elizabeth Hand,Charles L. Grant,Kim Newman,Barry N. Malzberg,,S.P. Somtow,Steve Tem,,Christopher Fowler,Karl Edward Wagner,Michael Marshall Smith,,Poppy Brite,,,,Stephen Jones,,,Thomas Ligotti) (1994)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Best New Horror 6 (By: Robert Bloch,Brian Hodge,Richard Christian Matheson,Harlan Ellison,Garry Kilworth,Ramsey Campbell,Charles L. Grant,Kim Newman,Lawrence Watt-Evans,Esther M. Friesner,Douglas E. Winter,,Karl Edward Wagner,Michael Marshall Smith,,,M. John Harrison,Stephen Jones,,,,,Paul J. McAuley) (1995)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 7 (By: Brian Hodge,Stephen Gallagher,Alan Brennert,Lisa Tuttle,Jeff VanderMeer,Neil Gaiman,Terry Dowling,Graham Masterton,Ramsey Campbell,Kim Newman,Steve Tem,Douglas E. Winter,,,Christopher Fowler,Michael Marshall Smith,,,Manly Wade Wellman,Stephen Jones,,Thomas Ligotti,,Cherry Wilder,Paul J. McAuley) (1996)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 8 (By: Richard Christian Matheson,Steve Tem,Douglas Clegg,Storm Constantine,,Christopher Fowler,Karl Edward Wagner,Michael Marshall Smith,,Poppy Brite,,,,,,Stephen Jones,Thomas Ligotti,,Mark Chadbourn,,Cherry Wilder) (1997)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 9 (By: ,Brian Hodge,Pat Cadigan,Ramsey Campbell,Kim Newman,Yvonne Navarro,Douglas E. Winter,Stephen Laws,Christopher Fowler,Michael Marshall Smith,,Conrad Williams,Simon Clark,,Stephen Jones,Thomas Ligotti,Andy Duncan,,Caitlín R. Kiernan) (1998)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 10 (By: Harlan Ellison,Tanith Lee,Neil Gaiman,Peter Straub,Ramsey Campbell,Kelly Link,Kim Newman,Lawrence Watt-Evans,,Steve Tem,Stephen Laws,Christopher Fowler,Michael Marshall Smith,,,,Stephen Jones,,,Caitlín R. Kiernan) (1999)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror, #11 (With: ,Neil Gaiman,Graham Masterton,Peter Straub,Gene Wolfe,Ramsey Campbell,Kim Newman,Steve Tem,Michael Marshall Smith,,Tim Lebbon,F. Paul Wilson,Stephen Jones,,Caitlín R. Kiernan,,Paul J. McAuley) (2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror, #12 (By: ,Ramsey Campbell,Kim Newman,Steve Tem,,Christopher Fowler,Michael Marshall Smith,,Mark Morris,Graham Joyce,,Tim Lebbon,Stephen Jones,,Thomas Ligotti,,Caitlín R. Kiernan,Paul J. McAuley) (2001)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 13 (By: Richard A. Lupoff,Elizabeth Hand,Tanith Lee,,Ramsey Campbell,Charles L. Grant,Kelly Link,Christopher Fowler,,Conrad Williams,Graham Joyce,Poppy Brite,,Stephen Jones,Thomas Ligotti,,,Paul J. McAuley) (2002)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 14 (By: Joe Hill,,Brian Hodge,Stephen Gallagher,Jeff VanderMeer,Neil Gaiman,,Ramsey Campbell,Kelly Link,Kim Newman,,Graham Joyce,China Miéville,Stephen Jones,,Caitlín R. Kiernan,,Paul J. McAuley) (2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror, Vol. 15 (By: Joyce Carol Oates,,John Farris,Neil Gaiman,,Gene Wolfe,Ramsey Campbell,Steve Tem,Christopher Fowler,,Michael Marshall Smith,Simon Clark,Tim Lebbon,Stephen Jones,,Dale Bailey,,Caitlín R. Kiernan,C.C. Finlay,Paul J. McAuley) (2004)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Best New Horror 16 (By: Stephen Gallagher,Lisa Tuttle,Tanith Lee,Neil Gaiman,,Ramsey Campbell,Kelly Link,Kim Newman,Michael Marshall Smith,Poppy Brite,Tim Lebbon,Christa Faust,Stephen Jones,Brian Keene,Dale Bailey,,,,Tina Rath) (2005)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Best New Horror 17 (By: Joe Hill,Brian Hodge,David Morrell,Liz Williams,,Ramsey Campbell,,Brian Lumley,,China Miéville,,Clive Barker,Stephen Jones,,,Tim Pratt,Caitlín R. Kiernan,,,,Adam Nevill) (2006)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Best New Horror 18 (By: ,Richard Christian Matheson,,Al Sarrantonio,David Morrell,Elizabeth Hand,,Michael Bishop,Gene Wolfe,Ramsey Campbell,Kim Newman,,Christopher Fowler,Mark Morris,Geoff Ryman,Stephen Jones,,,Mark Chadbourn,Caitlín R. Kiernan) (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best of Best New Horror (By: Stephen King,Joe Hill,Harlan Ellison,Lisa Tuttle,Elizabeth Hand,Neil Gaiman,,Peter Straub,Ramsey Campbell,Kim Newman,Brian Lumley,Christopher Fowler,Michael Marshall Smith,,Tim Lebbon,Clive Barker,Stephen Jones,,Caitlín R. Kiernan,Paul J. McAuley,Simon Kurt Unsworth) (2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Best New Horror 19 (By: Joe Hill,Joe R. Lansdale,Neil Gaiman,,Ramsey Campbell,Kim Newman,,Christopher Fowler,Michael Marshall Smith,Conrad Williams,Tom Piccirilli,Stephen Jones,,Tim Pratt,,Caitlín R. Kiernan,,Gary McMahon,,,,,Steven Erikson,Simon Kurt Unsworth) (2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Best New Horror 20 (By: Stephen King,Peter Crowther,Tanith Lee,Neil Gaiman,Michael Bishop,Ramsey Campbell,Steve Tem,Brian Lumley,Christopher Fowler,Tim Lebbon,Paul Finch,Stephen Jones,,,,,,Gary McMahon,,Sarah Pinborough) (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Best New Horror 21 (By: Stephen King,Joe Hill,Terry Dowling,Ramsey Campbell,,Brian Lumley,,Michael Marshall Smith,Stephen Jones,,,Robert Shearman,,,,,,Simon Kurt Unsworth) (2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Best New Horror 22 (By: Joe R. Lansdale,Brian Hodge,Ramsey Campbell,Steve Tem,Christopher Fowler,Michael Marshall Smith,Mark Morris,,,,Stephen Jones,,John Langan,,,Caitlín R. Kiernan,,Robert Shearman,,,,Simon Kurt Unsworth,Thana Niveau) (2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Best New Horror 23 (By: Joe R. Lansdale,Robert Silverberg,Joan Aiken,Ramsey Campbell,Steve Tem,Christopher Fowler,Michael Marshall Smith,Conrad Williams,Tim Lebbon,,Stephen Jones,,,,Alison Littlewood,,Paul Kane,,,,,Simon Kurt Unsworth,Thana Niveau,,John Ajvide Lindqvist) (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Best New Horror 24 (By: Joe R. Lansdale,Neil Gaiman,Terry Dowling,,Ramsey Campbell,Kim Newman,Steve Tem,Stephen Jones,Dale Bailey,,,Robert Shearman,Alison Littlewood,,,,,,,Simon Kurt Unsworth,Thana Niveau) (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Best New Horror 25 (By: Tanith Lee,Neil Gaiman,Ramsey Campbell,Lavie Tidhar,Kim Newman,,Michael Marshall Smith,Clive Barker,Stephen Jones,,,Robert Shearman,,,,,,,Simon Kurt Unsworth,Thana Niveau) (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Best New Horror #26 (By: Ian Tregillis,Peter Straub,Ramsey Campbell,Lavie Tidhar,Steve Tem,,Stephen Jones,Dale Bailey,,Nathan Ballingrud,Robert Shearman,,,,,,,Simon Kurt Unsworth) (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Best New Horror 27 (By: Neil Gaiman,Steve Tem,Storm Constantine,,Conrad Williams,Stephen Jones,John Langan,Robert Aickman) (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Best New Horror 28 (By: Brian Hodge,Richard Christian Matheson,Lisa Tuttle,,Steve Tem,Michael Marshall Smith,,Stephen Jones,,,Caitlín R. Kiernan,,Alison Littlewood) (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Best New Horror 29 (By: Ramsey Campbell,Kim Newman,Steve Tem,,Conrad Williams,Tim Lebbon,,Stephen Jones,,,,,Alison Littlewood,,,,,,,,Thana Niveau) (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best of Best New Horror, Volume One (By: Stephen Jones) (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Best of Best New Horror Volume 2 (By: Stephen King,Joe Hill,Lisa Tuttle,Elizabeth Hand,,Kim Newman,Tim Lebbon,Clive Barker,Stephen Jones,,Simon Kurt Unsworth) (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Best New Horror #30 (By: Brian Hodge,Graham Masterton,Ramsey Campbell,Kim Newman,,Michael Marshall Smith,Stephen Jones,,John Langan,Caitlín R. Kiernan,,Alison Littlewood,,Rio Youers,,,Simon Kurt Unsworth,,Thana Niveau) (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Best New Horror #31 (By: Richard Christian Matheson,Tanith Lee,,Ramsey Campbell,Kim Newman,Steve Tem,Jonathan Carroll,Michael Marshall Smith,,Stephen Jones,,Dale Bailey,,,Caitlín R. Kiernan,,Alison Littlewood) (2021)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Anthologies

Gaslight & Ghosts(1988)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Now We Are Sick(1991)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ghost Movies(1995)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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One Response to “Order of James Herbert Books”

  1. mandy smith: 5 years ago

    I cant believe he’s gone, and at the tender age of 69..a loss to the Horror fantasy world. Without doubt the best, I do like Stephen King, but he’s still only a second to my number one JH. His imagination was unbarred, and flew to the extremes. from The Rats Trilogy to the The Dark and, one of my favourites The Magic Cottage. he was beyond compare & he’ll be missed.

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