In Memory of James Herbert

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James Herbert OBE  8 April 1943 – 20 March 2013

I heard the very sad news yesterday that James Herbert had died.  The announcement was made on his official facebook page and read as follows:

‘We’re very sad to announce the death of bestselling novelist, James Herbert OBE. James, aged 69, died peacefully in his bed this morning at his home in Sussex.

He married his wife, Eileen, in 1967; our thoughts are with her and their three daughters, Kerry, Emma, and Casey.

His Publisher, Jeremy Trevathan, says,
“Jim Herbert was one of the keystone authors in a genre that had its heyday in the 1970s and 1980s. It’s a true testament to his writing and his enduring creativity that his books continued to be huge bestsellers right up until his death. He has the rare distinction that his novels were considered classics of the genre within his lifetime. His death marks the passing of one of the giants of popular fiction in the 20th century.”

Please do use this Facebook wall to share your memories of this wonderful author.’

There have been 5,272 comments to this post at this time.


James Herbert was a prolific writer over many decades, his genre being thiller/horror.  His books have scared many, thrilled many and been enjoyed by many over a wide period of time.

My thoughts are with his family.


His first novel, The Rats, was published in 1975 and his latest novel, Ash, was published on March 14 2013.  As a mark of our respect for this giant of the writing world I would like to encourage you to buy a copy of Ash and help his final book to become his overall best seller.

It is available in Kindle and P/back and hard cover from all major outlets and the UK link for Amazon can be found below.


I apologise for bringing you such sad news today, please join me in wishing his family all the best during this very difficult time.



~ by adelesymonds on March 21, 2013.

2 Responses to “In Memory of James Herbert”

  1. Terrible loss. I’ve loved all of his books.

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