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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

Publication Order of Rats Graphic Novels

Publication Order of David Ash Books

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

James Herbert's Dark Places (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Anthologies

Gaslight & Ghosts(1988)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Now We Are Sick(1991)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror, #11(2000)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Mammoth Book of Body Horror(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

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: 6 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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