James Herbert

//James Herbert
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  • In 1945, Hitler unleashes the Blood Death on Britain as his final act of vengeance. Hoke, an American pilot and one of a tiny minority with a rare blood group unaffected by the deadly disease, has survived among the debris and dead of London for three years. Now, in '48, a slow-dying group of Fascist Blackshirts believe their  only hope is a complete blood transfusion from one of Hoke's kind. They  literally want his blood. Running for his life, Hoke is rescued by other survivors and they are pursued  through London's ravaged streets and historic landmarks, reaching a dramatic, explosive climax at the top of the Tower Bridge.
  • Joseph Creed is a paparazzo - he chases and harasses celebrities for candid shots, hopefully the seedier kind. Creed is a sleaze - but good at his job; he's unkempt and uncouth, a coward, a liar and a would-be blackmailer.  He's also a womaniser and a divorcee. He looks a little like Mickey Rourke - and knows it. After the funeral ceremony of a major Hollywood actress, Creed photographs a man desecrating the grave. Creed himself is observed and there is a series of horrific events designed to frighten him into handing over the film.  The man he has photographed bears a strong resemblance to a a man who was hanged in the 1930s for murder and mutilation of children. Creed eventually discovers that his antagonists are the Fallen Angels of Europe. Their powers are waning, the centuries of evil have taken their toll. Creed finds them - in an old folks' rest home...Cover art by James Herbert.
  • He was a rangy mongrel, wandering the streets of the city, driven by a ravenous hunger and hunting a quarry he could not define.  Somewhere in the depths of his consciousness  was a memory clawing its way up, tormenting him, refusing to let him rest.  The memory that he had once been a man...
  • David Ash, psychic investigator is invited to Edbrook,  a remote country house where there is an alleged haunting. He meets the Mariell family: brothers Robert and Simon, sister Christina and their aunt, Nanny Tess. Ash is renowned for his dismissal of all thing supernatural, having exposed fake mediums and finding natural causes for so-called psychic phenomena. He has his reasons  for refuting such unearthly occurrences. But over three hideous nights of terror, Ash is forced to re-evaluate his beliefs and confront the enigma of hisown past.  There are games to be played here; nightmarish pastimes of a deadly, maleficent nature and only when they are done will Edbrook's dreadful secret be revealed. Cover art by James Herbert.

  • David Ash, psychic investigator is invited to Edbrook,  a remote country house where there is an alleged haunting. He meets the Mariell family: brothers Robert and Simon, sister Christina and their aunt, Nanny Tess. Ash is renowned for his dismissal of all thing supernatural, having exposed fake mediums and finding natural causes for so-called psychic phenomena. He has his reasons  for refuting such unearthly occurrences. But over three hideous nights of terror, Ash is forced to re-evaluate his beliefs and confront the enigma of hisown past.  There are games to be played here; nightmarish pastimes of a deadly, maleficent nature and only when they are done will Edbrook's dreadful secret be revealed.
  • David Ash, psychic investigator is invited to Edbrook,  a remote country house where there is an alleged haunting. He meets the Mariell family: brothers Robert and Simon, sister Christina and their aunt, Nanny Tess. Ash is renowned for his dismissal of all thing supernatural, having exposed fake mediums and finding natural causes for so-called psychic phenomena. He has his reasons  for refuting such unearthly occurrences. But over three hideous nights of terror, Ash is forced to re-evaluate his beliefs and confront the enigma of hisown past.  There are games to be played here; nightmarish pastimes of a deadly, maleficent nature and only when they are done will Edbrook's dreadful secret be revealed.

  • Four years have passed since the Outbreak when they plagued London with their deadly menace.  For four years they have lain low, adapting to the open woodlands, now hideously mutated, they are led by a deformed monster and their craving has become uncontrollable. A farm cat is found mangled, a family of stoats slaughtered and nothing remains of a courting couple save shreds of clothing and a few gnawed bones...the rats have returned...
  • A fearsome foursome: Moon: He had fled to the island to escape those chilling glimpses of grotesque, brutal murders, but the monster that lurked inside his mind followed, eager to seek him out... Shrine: Alice was a little girl - small, thin and a deaf-mute. Then came the vision. Suddenly, she could hear, speak and perform miracles. But with the wondrous change, she became an agent of evil; of corruption and hate that was centuries old. The Dark: It invaded men's minds, drove them to frenzies of destruction, orgies of murder and mutilation.  It was strong enough to take over an entire city, too powerful to be destroyed. It was The Dark... Fluke: He was a puppy; different from other dogs, different from other animals. The men called him Fluke and that was apt, for Fluke was a man, with a man's feelings and intelligence trapped inside the body of a dog.  Cover art by Kevin Jones.
  • For Thom Kindred, a stroke victim, life is nothing spectacular.  He is partially incapacitated and battling daily to regain control of his life. Moved by haunting dreams of his youth, he travels back to the wooded land where he grew up to recuperate. Surrounded by the comforts of Castle Bracken, Thom plans to relive old, forgotten memories. But his return has stirred an ancient evil at Castle Bracken, one cloaked in the guise of a friend. His only chance for survival lies in a world that he no longer believes in. A door is opened into a place of wonder and terrible danger; where the unexpected becomes the norm, where the separation of dreams and nightmares is thin, and where "Once upon a time . . ." doesn't always lead to a happy ending.