Cela commença par un tremblement de terre.
Dans la confusion, au milieu des cris des victimes, personne ne prêta vraiment attention à ce brouillard jaunâtre qui s'échappait de la terre éventrée et que le vent eut tôt fait d'emporter vers la campagne anglaise. Puis des massacres inexplicables, déments, furent signalés sur le passage de la nappe de brouillard. Elle se mit à croître, progressant inexorablement vers les zones les plus peuplées d'Angleterre...
Il fallait quelqu'un de totalement innocent pour entrouvrir les portes de l'enfer.
Alice, une petite fille sourde et muette, retrouve soudain la parole après être restée fascinée devant un chêne centenaire. Elle dit avoir été visitée par l'Immaculée Conception et se met à opérer des miracles. Très vite le chêne devient un lieu de pèlerinage pour des milliers d'incurables et Alice acquiert une réputation de sainteté. Néanmoins le mystère reste entier. Jusqu'au jour où le prêtre du village est menacé dans sa propre église par une force inconnue.
Le doute germe alors dans les esprits. D'où provient réellement le pouvoir d'Alice?
Nicholas Dismas est un détective privé comme vous n'en avez jamais rencontré : né avec de terribles difformités, il compense la dureté de sa vie par un humour désabusé et la compagnie des drogues et de l'alcool.
Engagé pour retrouver un bébé disparu, probablement enlevé à sa mère à la naissance, il lève peu à peu le voile sur des faits troublants ayant eu lieu dans le milieu hospitalier et qui ne sont peut-être pas tout à fait du passé. Mais Dismas n'est-il pas lui-même porteur d'un secret qu'il ignore ? Au cours de son enquête, il est assailli par des manifestations paranormales: est-il en train de passer sous l'emprise des " Autres " ? En tout cas, il fera tout pour atteindre une révélation plus effroyable et choquante que tout ce que vous pouvez imaginer...
Crickley Hall : une vieille demeure comme on n en trouve que dans les régions reculées de l Angleterre. Vaste et sinistre, elle a même l air un peu menaçant.
Lorsque Gabe et Eve Caleigh viennent s y installer avec leurs deux petites filles, ils espèrent y trouver la paix, et tourner la page sur le terrible malheur qui a frappé leur famille.
Mais quelque chose ne va pas... Bientôt des bruits inexplicables les arrachent au sommeil. Les enfants sont les seuls témoins d étranges apparitions. Et, chaque matin, la porte de la cave est entrouverte alors qu on l avait fermée la veille.
Cette maison est le dernier endroit que les Caleigh auraient dû choisir. L'horreur qui les y attend dépasse tout ce qu ils pouvaient imaginer.
Oserez-vous affronter le terrifiant secret de Crickley Hall ?
Can a ghost haunt a ghost? Can the dead reach out and touch the living? Can ancient evil be made manifest?These are the questions that confront investigator David Ash when he is sent to the picturesque village of Sleath in the Chiltern Hills to look into mysterious reports of mass hauntings. What he discovers is a terrified community gripped by horrors and terrorized by ghosts from the ancient village's long history. As each dark secret is unveiled and terrible, malign forces are unleashed, he will fear for his very sanity.Sleath. Where the dead will walk the streets.
In 1945, Hitler unleashed the Blood Death on Britain as his final act of vengeance.Those who died at once were the lucky ones. The really unfortunate took years. The survivors - people like me, who had the blood group that kept us safe from the disease - were now targets for those who believed our blood could save them.I survived for three years. I lived alone, spending my days avoiding the fascist Blackshirts who wanted my blood for their dying leader. Then I met the others - and life got complicated all over again . . .
"Nous pensions avoir trouvé le refuge idéal, un cottage perdu au coeur de la forêt.
Il était sans doute un peu délabré, mais tout à fait charmant et si paisible... C'est là que la magie a commencé. Midge et moi, nous avons atteint des sommets de créativité dans nos domaines respectifs : elle a peint des toiles extraordinaires et je me suis mis à jouer de la guitare comme un dieu ! Quant à l'amour qui nous unissait, c'est devenu la magie suprême... Mais, comme toute médaille a son revers, le cottage avait lui aussi son mauvais côté.
Et c'est là qu'intervient la mauvaise magie... Aujourd'hui encore, j'ai de la peine à croire que des choses aussi terrifiantes aient pu arriver. Et pourtant..."
Investigator David Ash is sent to the picturesque village of Sleath in the Chiltern Hills to look into mysterious reports of mass hauntings. What he discovers is a terrified community gripped by horrors and terrorized by ghosts from the ancient village's long history.
David Ash detective of the paranormal is sent to the mysterious Comraich Castle, secluded deep in the Scottish countryside, to investigate a strange, high-profile case: a man has been found crucified in a room that was locked. The reports suggest that the cliff-top castle is being haunted . . . Who or what is the reclusive hooded figure that Ash has seen from the window walking across the courtyard in the dead of night? What are the strange, animal-like sounds that come from the surrounding woods? And why are the castles inhabitants so reluctant to talk about what they have seen? . . . what Ash eventually discovers is truly shocking. Featuring one of Herberts best-loved characters, first encountered in The Ghosts of Sleath and Haunted, Ash is a ghost story like no other, that will chill you to the marrow . . .
He was a stringy mongrel, wandering the streets of the city, driven by a ravenous hunger and hunting a quarry he could not define. But he was something more. Somewhere in the depths of his consciousness was a memory clawing its way to the surface, tormenting him, refusing to let him rest. The memory of what he had once been. A man . . . 'The author has an undeniable knack for thrilling, as few other writers have... he sure can tell a devil of a story' Literary Review
The mutant white rat had grown and mated, creating offspring in its own image. They dominated the others, the dark-furred ones, who foraged for food and brought it back to The Lair. Now the dark rats were restless, tormented by a craving they could not satisfy. But the white slug-like thing that ruled them knew. Its two heads weaved to and fro and a stickiness drooled from its mouth as it remembered the taste of human flesh . . 'Not for the nervous' Daily Mirror
The long-dreaded nuclear conflict. The city torn apart, shattered, its people destroyed or mutilated beyond hope. For just a few, survival is possible only beneath the wrecked streets - if there is time to avoid the slow-descending poisonous ashes. But below, the rats, demonic offspring of their irradiated forebears, are waiting. They know that Man is weakened, become frail. Has become their prey... James Herbert 'completes the rodent trilogy with what must be the ultimate rat novel... the adventure never flags' Daily Express
The Caleighs have had a terrible year... They need time and space, while they await the news they dread. Gabe has brought his wife, Eve, and daughters, Loren and Cally, down to Devon, to the peaceful seaside village of Hollow Bay. He can work and Eve and the kids can have some peace and quiet and perhaps they can try, as a family, to come to terms with whats happened to them... Crickley Hall is an unusually large house on the outskirts of the village at the bottom of Devil's Cleave, a massive tree-lined gorge - the stuff of local legend. A river flows past the front garden. It's perfect for them... if a bit gloomy. And Chester, their dog, seems really spooked at being away from home. And old houses do make sounds. And it's constantly cold. And even though they shut the cellar door every night, its always open again in morning The Secret of Crickley Hall is James Herberts finest novel to date. It explores the darker, more obtuse territories of evil and the supernatural. With brooding menace and rising tension, he masterfully and relentlessly draws the reader through to the ultimate revelation one that will stay to chill the mind long after the book has been laid aside.
A little girl called Alice. A deaf-mute. A vision. A lady in shimmering white who says she is the immaculate conception. And Alice can suddenly hear and speak, and she can perform miracles. Soon the site of the visitation, beneath an ancient oak tree, has become a shrine, a holy place for thousands of pilgrims. But Alice is no longer the guileless child overwhelmed by her new saintliness. She has become the agent of something corrupt, a vile force that is centuries old. Innocence and evil have become one. 'Thrills and chills galore from the bestseller Herbert . . . his best yet . . . the build-up to the horrifying climax is subtle and sophisticated' Daily Express
The nightmare begins before you sleep . . . He had fled from the terrors of his past, finding refuge in the quietness of the island. And for a time he lived in peace. Until the 'sightings' began, visions of horror seeping into his mind like poisonous tendrils, violent acts that were hideously macabre, the thoughts becoming intense. He witnessed the grotesque acts of another thing, a thing that glorified in murder and mutilation, a monster that soon became aware of the observer within its own mind. And relished contact. A creature that would eventually come to the island to seek him out . . . 'Guaranteed to give you nightmares' Daily Mail 'Building to a horrific climax, it's James Herbert's best book yet. But do not read it alone . . . especially on a moonlight night' Daily Mirror
A conflict of evils. There is a house called Neath that holds a dark and terrible secret.In that house there is a psychic called Kline who is part of its secret.The Keeper is guardian of the house, of the psychic, and of the secret. But now an outsider must protect them from a terrible danger.Halloran will combat men who thrive on physical corruption; he will find love of a perverse nature; he will confront his soul's own darkness.And eventually he will discover the horrific and awesome secret of the Sepulchre . . . 'Another first-rate dose of horrors from the master' Daily Mail
It had been one of the worst crashes in airline history, killing over 300 people and leaving only one survivor. Now the dead were buried and the town of Eton tried to forget. But one man could not rest. Keller had walked from the flames of the wreck, driven on by unseen forces, seeking the answer to his own survival. Until the town was forced to face the shocking, dreadful truth about what was buried in the old graveyard. And a truth Keller did not want to believe . . . 'One of the great supernatural storytellers' Evening Standard
In this novel, Jim True has been murdered but he is still aware. Freed from his body Jim pursues his killer to discover why and how he has managed to survive. As he closes in, he discovers a web of betrayal and meets his killer - and the killer can also leave his body at will.
Sometimes horror is in the mind. And sometimes it's real. Telling the difference isn't always easy. It wasn't for Joe Creed. He'd just photographed the unreal. Now he had to pay the price. Because he always thought that demons were just a joke.But the joke was on him.And it wasn't very funny. It was deadly . . . 'Chilling event follows chilling event . . . The plot thickens. Your head spins' Daily Mail 'He is one of the few writers taking forward the tradition of the great supernatural storytellers - and being innovative' Evening Standard 'A streamlined racehorse of a book, pulsing with energy, CREED will delight Herbert fans, and surely astonish them' Fear magazine 'Turbo charged and spewing black fumes' Daily Mail
It was only when the bones of the first devoured victims were discovered that the true nature and power of these swarming black creatures with their razor sharp teeth and the taste for human blood began to be realised by a panic-stricken city. For millions of years man and rats had been natural enemies. But now for the first time suddenly, shockingly, horribly the balance of power had shifted The effectiveness of the gruesome set pieces and brilliant finale are all its own. Sunday Times.
The shadow of the past was always with him. But he never knew what it was, or when it would strike next. Sent to a small coastal town to investigate drug smuggling, Kelso stumbles on a dangerous organisation and suddenly more than just his life is at stake. Its his past, his future, his sanity. Through torture and drugs he discovers the terrifying secret of The Jonah. And learns, in the most horrifying way that it can destroy him as well as others . . . 'A fresh crop of terrors bristle all through' Daily Mirror
It came like a malignant shadow with seductive promises of power. And somewhere in the night . . . a small girl smiled as her mother burned . . . Asylum inmates slaughtered their attendants . . . in slimy tunnels once-human creatures gathered. Madness raged as the lights began to fade and humanity was attacked by an ancient, unstoppable evil... "Devil of a chiller" Daily Express
When private investigator Nicholas Dismas is hired to track down a missing baby stolen away at birth, he finds himself immersed in a grim underworld of lies and deceit. His investigations ultimately lead him to a mysteriously located place with the seemingly innocent name of Perfect Rest, a nursing home where the elderly can live out their days in peace . . . But appearances can be deceptive and Dismas discovers the shadowy presence of the Others lurking in the hidden rooms and passages of Perfect Rest. His own dark heart is called into question in the events that follow and, in an astonishing and spectacular finale, Dismas finally resolves the enigma of his existence and answers the disturbing questions . . . who and what are the Others? 'A masterpiece' Heat