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The Best James Herbert Books

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List RulesVote for the James Herbert novels you just couldn't put down. If you haven't read a book, don't downvote it.

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.
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  • 1
    The Fog
    41
    6

    The Fog

    James Herbert

    First Published1975

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Horror Film, Novel

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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  • 2
    The Rats
    48
    16

    The Rats

    James Herbert

    First Published1974

    SubjectsAnimal

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Suspense, Horror Film, Mystery, Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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  • 3
    The Magic Cottage
    33
    10

    The Magic Cottage

    James Herbert

    First Published1986

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Suspense, Horror Film, Mystery, Thriller

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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  • 4
    The Survivor
    27
    7

    The Survivor

    James Herbert, E. Phillips Oppenheim

    SubjectsLiterary, Espionage, Adventure

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Fiction

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  • 5
    Nobody True
    20
    8

    Nobody True

    James Herbert

    First Published2003

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Horror Film

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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  • 6
    Lair
    18
    4

    Lair

    James Herbert
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  • 7
    Fluke
    19
    8

    Fluke

    James Herbert
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  • 8
    The Shrine
    14
    2

    The Shrine

    James Herbert
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  • 9
    Haunted
    17
    7

    Haunted

    James Herbert
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  • 10
    The Secret of Crickley Hall

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction

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  • 11
    Others
    12
    7

    Others

    James Herbert

    First Published1999

    SubjectsEspionage, Mystery

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Suspense, Horror Film, Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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  • 12
    Creed
    13
    8

    Creed

    James Herbert

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Suspense, Horror Film, Fiction

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  • 13
    Sepulchre
    10
    6

    Sepulchre

    James Herbert
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  • 14
    '48
    13
    12

    '48

    James Herbert

    First Published1996

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Alternate history, Horror Film

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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  • 15
    The Jonah
    6
    7

    The Jonah

    James Herbert
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  • 16
    Portent
    5
    7

    Portent

    James Herbert

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction

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  • 17
    James Herbert's Dark Places
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