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James Herbert: Devil in the Dark

By Craig Cabell

The ultimate handbook to the life and works of a Horror legend.

For three decades James Herbert was the UK’s most popular horror writer. His Rats trilogy set a benchmark in terror that few other writers could match in graphic horror and suspense. Following a dark legacy spawned by British writers like Dennis Wheatley and Algernon Blackwood, Herbert built a body of work that entertained his millions of fans and inspired a whole new generation of writers and filmmakers.

The first edition of James Herbert: Devil in the Dark is both the authorised true story of Herbert’s rise to fame and an analysis of his many novels. With extensive interviews and previously unreleased writings from the maestro himself, it has been the go-to book for his legions of fans for the past two decades.

Craig Cabell’s book has now been re-released as an updated ‘preferred text’, to provide fans with the ultimate companion work to the life and writings of James Herbert.

Praise for James Herbert: Devil in the Dark:

‘This book is an excellent companion piece to the novels of James Herbert. The writer Craig Cabell gives a broad history of James Herbert’s working and private life providing a background to each of his novels. I certainly came away impressed with how much work went into each novel and how the author bravely admitted some works were not his finest. Herbert comes across as a determined man who strove to improve the horror genre and publishing in general’ – Amazon review

‘Useful background about Herbert’s childhood, and his adult years before he became a full-time writer; but this biography is as much a chronology of his published works, detailing his own thoughts about them, as a history of his personal life. As such it has inspired me to seek out the few of his novels I had missed, as well as to joyfully revisit those I had read already. It’s a bit like the “making of” and “behind the scenes” documentaries … of a movie or TV show. As such, I found it to be an enlightening and enjoyable read’ – Amazon review

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