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The Best James Herbert Books

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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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    The Rats

    James Herbert
    46
    7

    First Published1974

    SubjectsAnimal

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

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 2

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction

  • 3

    Fluke

    James Herbert
    41
    7
  • 4

    The Fog

    James Herbert
    39
    14

    First Published1975

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Horror Film, Novel

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 5

    Creed

    James Herbert
    29
    8

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

  • 6

    '48

    James Herbert
    28
    10

    First Published1996

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

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 7

    The Magic Cottage

    James Herbert
    30
    13

    First Published1986

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

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 8

    The Survivor

    James Herbert, E. Phillips Oppenheim
    25
    14

    SubjectsLiterary, Espionage, Adventure

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Fiction

  • 9

    Haunted

    James Herbert
    17
    6
  • 10

    The Shrine

    James Herbert
    14
    5
  • 11

    Lair

    James Herbert
    18
    11
  • 12

    The Jonah

    James Herbert
    14
    6
  • 13

    Portent

    James Herbert
    11
    6

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction

  • 14

    Others

    James Herbert
    11
    6

    First Published1999

    SubjectsEspionage, Mystery

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

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 15
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    Nobody True

    James Herbert
    8
    10

    First Published2003

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Horror Film

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 17

    Sepulchre

    James Herbert
    9
    14
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