WorldCat Identities

Herbert, James 1943-2013

Works: 136 works in 1,239 publications in 19 languages and 19,337 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Horror fiction  Horror tales  Paranormal fiction  Drama  Film adaptations  Suspense fiction  Fantasy films  Ghost stories  Fantasy fiction 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PR6058.E62, 823.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by James Herbert
Haunted by James Herbert( Book )

54 editions published between 1988 and 2016 in 11 languages and held by 1,212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Ash, a skeptical investigator of the supernatural, moves into a mansion where he is asked to explain some haunting experiences
Others by James Herbert( Book )

28 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,080 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

PI Nicholas Dismas, abandoned at birth by his mother because of his physical deformity, searches for a baby taken from his client at birth. The search leads him to an evil doctor involved in monstrous experiments
Ash by James Herbert( Book )

21 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,052 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Visiting a secluded stately home that country locals believe to be haunted, paranormal investigator David Ash looks into stories about strange occurrences and makes a shocking discovery beyond anything he has ever encountered
Moon by James Herbert( Book )

48 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 968 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jon Childes, a man whose mind is possessed by pure evil and who commits brutal acts of murder during the full moon, discovers a way to stop the nightmare
The secret of Crickley Hall by James Herbert( Book )

28 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 888 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leaving their home in London to escape memories of their son who disappeared, Gabe and Eve Caleigh, along with their two daughters, move to Crickley Hall in the West Country and soon begin to realize that their new home is haunted when they experience terrifying sounds and lights and discover that nine orphans had died there during World War II
The magic cottage by James Herbert( Book )

48 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 871 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After buying the house of their dreams, two attractive artists, Midge Gudgeon and Mike Stringer, believe they have found their Shangri-la until the dark power of the cottage begins to assert itself
The ghosts of Sleath by James Herbert( Book )

56 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The village of Sleath, England, has been invaded by ghosts and the local minister summons David Ash, a psychic investigator, to get rid of them. The probe leads to romance as in the course of the ghost-cleansing Ash falls in love with the minister's daughter
Sepulchre by James Herbert( Book )

39 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 822 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A conflict of evils. There is a house called Neath that holds a dark and terrible secret. In that house there is a psychic called Kline who is part of its secret. The Keeper is guardian of the house, of the psychic, and of the secret. But now an outsider must protect them from a terrible danger. Halloran will combat men who thrive on physical corruptions; he will find love of a perverse nature; he will confront his soul's own darkness. And eventually he will discover the horrific and awesome secret of the Sepulchre "--Publisher's description
Nobody true by James Herbert( Book )

24 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 806 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Returning from an out-of-body experience only to discover that he has been murdered, James True suspects the work of a serial killer who has been terrorizing the city and sets out in spirit form to discover the truth
Once ... by James Herbert( Book )

23 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A scary tale of faerefolkis & evildoers, of lovers & erotic passion, or horror & belief. Written only for adults
Fluke by Matthew Modine( Visual )

19 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fluke is a man trapped in the body of a dog
'48 by James Herbert( Book )

34 editions published between 1996 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In World War II, the Germans drop a virus on London and most people die. A few are immune by virtue of possessing a rare blood group and become the target of gangs seeking a transfusion to save themselves. One of the immune, Nathaniel Hoke, an American pilot, organizes them to fight back. By the author of Portent
Portent by James Herbert( Book )

34 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A series of disasters hits the earth--hurricanes, quakes, fires--each preceded by strange lights. As he investigates them, British weatherman James Rivers discovers they are neither freak accidents, nor natural phenomena, but the product of men's minds
The rats by James Herbert( Book )

58 editions published between 1974 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It was only when the bones of the first devoured victims were discovered that the true nature and power of these swarming black creatures with their razor sharp teeth and the taste for human blood began to be realised by a panic-stricken city. For millions of years man and rats had been natural enemies. But now, for the first time, suddenly, shockingly, horribly, the balance of power had shifted
The fog by James Herbert( Book )

55 editions published between 1975 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The peaceful life of a village in Wiltshire is suddenly shattered by a disaster which strikes without reason or explanation, leaving behind it a trail of misery and horror. A yawning, bottomless crack spreads through the earth, out of which creeps a fog that resembles no other. Whatever it is, it must be controlled; for wherever it goes it leaves behind a trail of disaster as hideous as the tragedy that marked its entry into the world. The fog, quite simple, drives people insane
Domain by James Herbert( Book )

38 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Domain sets an apocalyptic vision of earth. With the city torn apart by nuclear war, the people either dead or mutilated, a group of mutant rats prey on the weakened population
The dark by James Herbert( Book )

30 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It came like a malignant shadow with seductive promises of power. And somewhere in the night, a small girl smiled as her mother burned. Asylum inmates slaughtered their attendants. In slimy tunnels, once-human creatures gathered. Madness raged as the lights began to fade and humanity was attacked by an ancient, unstoppable evil
Creed by James Herbert( Book )

44 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joseph Creed is a paparazzo, one of that un-illustrious band of photographers whose sole purpose in life is to chase and harass celebrities for candid shots, preferably of the seedier kind. Creed is a sleaze of the first order, but good at his job; nothing will stop him getting the right shot. After the funeral ceremony of a major Hollywood actress, he photographs a man of ravage appearance desecrating the grave. The person he has photographed bears a remarkable resemblance to a man hanged in the 1930s for murder and the mutilation of children
Lair by James Herbert( Book )

43 editions published between 1976 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The mutant white rat had grown and mated, creating offspring in its own image. They dominated the others, the dark-furred ones, who foraged for food and brought it back to The Lair. Now the dark rats were restless, tormented by a craving they could not satisfy. But the white slug-like thing that ruled them knew. Its two heads weaved to and fro and a stickiness drooled from its mouth as it remembered the taste of human flesh"--Publisher's description
Shrine by James Herbert( Book )

35 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A little girl called Alice. A deaf-mute. A vision. A lady in shimmering white who says she is the immaculate conception. And Alice can suddenly hear and speak, and she can perform miracles. Soon the site of the visitation, beneath an ancient oak tree, has become a shrine, a holy place for thousands of pilgrims. But Alice is no longer the guileless child overwhelmed by her new saintliness. She has become the agent of something corrupt, a vile force that is centuries old. Innocence and evil have become one"--Back cover
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Alternative Names
Ceyms Herbert

Gerbert, Dzheĭms 1943-2013

Herbert J.

Herbert J. 1943-

Herbert, James 1943-

Herbert, James John 1943-2013

James Herbert brit író

James Herbert Britischer Autor

James Herbert Brits auteur

James Herbert écrivain britannique

James Herbert scrittore britannico

Герберт Д

Герберт Д. 1943-

Джеймс Герберт

Джеймс Хърбърт

ג'יימס הרברט

ג'יימס הרברט סופר בריטי

جیمز هربرت نویسنده بریتانیایی


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OthersAshMoonThe secret of Crickley HallThe magic cottageThe ghosts of SleathSepulchreNobody true