List of the best James Herbert books, ranked by voracious readers in the Ranker community. With commercial success and critical acclaim, there's no doubt that James Herbert is one of the most popular authors of the last 100 years. If you're a huge fan of his work, then vote on your favorite novels below and make your opinion count. This poll is also a great resource for new fans of James Herbert who want to know which novels they should start reading first. Herbert is one of the best horror writers working today, so get a good fright by reading these books. With memorable characters and excellent storytelling, there's no reason why you shouldn't check out his work if you're a big reader.Examples of books on this list include The Fog and The Rats. What are James Herbert's best novels? Vote on this list and help us definitively answer that question.