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James Herbert, master of horror writing, dies at a

Posted March 21, 2013

Bestselling horror writer James Herbert has died at the age of 69 James Herbert is best known for classics such as The Fog, The Dark and his Rats trilogy, died peacefully at his home in Sussex, England Herbert was born in London on 8....

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James Herbert, master of horror writing, dies at a

Posted by Paperbackshop on March 21, 2013

Bestselling horror writer James Herbert has died at the age of 69

James Herbert is best known for classics such as The Fog, The Dark and his Rats trilogy, died peacefully at his home in Sussex, England

Herbert was born in London on 8 April 1943. He began writing his first novel when he was 28. Ten months later he had completed "The Rats". On its publication in 1974, the first 100,000 copies sold out in three weeks.

He has written twenty-three novels. Herbert was published in 34 languages including Russian and Chinese and has sold more than 54 million copies worldwide.

Some of this most popular titles include "The Fog", "The Dark", "The Survivor", "The Magic Cottage", "Sepulchre", "Haunted", "Fluke" and "Creed".

The paperback of his 23rd novel, "Ash", was published last week.

He is survived by his wife, Eileen, and their three daughters, Kerry, Emma, and Casey.




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