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1. Shrine (2012)
A deaf-mute little girl called Alice has a vision—a lady in shimmering white who says she is the immaculate conception. Suddnely, Alice can hear, speak, and perform miracles. Soon the site of Alice’s visitation, beneath an ancient oak tree, becomes 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….
2. Lair (2012)
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. 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….
3. The Rats (2014)
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 realized 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. . . This is a special 40th anniversary edition of the classic bestseller that launched horror writer James Herbert’s career….
4. The Dark (2013)
It came like a malignant shadow with seductive promises of power. Somewhere in the night, a small girl smiled as her mother burned, asylum inmates slaughtered their attendants, and in slimy tunnels once-human creatures gathered. Madness raged as the lights began to fade, and humanity was attacked by an ancient, unstoppable evil….
5. The Fog (1975)
The peaceful life of a village in Wiltshire is suddenly shattered by a disaster which strikes without reason or explanation, leaving behind it a trail of misery and horror. A yawning, bottomless crack spreads through the earth, out of which creeps a fog that resembles no other. Whatever it is, it must be controlled; for wherever it goes it leaves behind a trail of disaster as hideous as the tragedy that marked its entry into the world—the fog, quite simple, drives people insane. –This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of…
6. Haunted (2017)
Three nights of terror at the house called Edbrook. Three nights in which David Ash, there to investigate a haunting will be victim of horrifying and maleficent games. Three nights in which he will face the blood-chilling enigma of his own past. Three nights before Edbrook's dreadful secret will be revealed, and the true nightmare will begin. Remember with fear!…
7. Fluke (2019)
Fluke is the moving story of a dog with the memories of a human, with the signature twisting plot James Herbert is famed for. A dog wanders the streets, compelled by a ravenous hunger. Hunting a prey he cannot not define, driven by a primal instinct he cannot ignore. He is more than he thinks, more than he can remember and in the depths of his brain the memory of what he once was is clawing for release….
8. The Ghosts of Sleath (2017)
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….
9. The Secret of Crickley Hall (2007)
There is an old, empty house in Devils Cleave, a deep gorge that leads from the high moors down to the harbour village of Hollow Bay. The house is Crickley Hall and its large and grim, somehow foreboding. Its rumoured to be haunted. Its thought to hold a secret. Despite some reservations, the Caleighs move in, searching for respite in this beautiful part of North Devon, seeking peace and perhaps to come to terms with whats happened to them as a family. But all is not well with the house. They hear unaccountable noises. A cellar door they shut every night is always open again in the morning. They see things…
10. Domain (2012)
The long-dreaded nuclear conflict has come. The city is torn apart and 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 has been weakened, become frail—and has become their prey….
11. Fog, The (1986)
Paperback Publisher: New English Library Ltd (1986) Language: English ISBN-10: 0450030458 ISBN-13: 978-0450030451 ASIN: B001KRR0H8 Package Dimensions: 6.9 x 4.2 x 0.9 inches Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #217,925 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #1230 in Ghost Fiction Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?…
12. The English Bible, King James Version: The Old Testament and The New Testament and The Apocrypha (First Edition) (Norton Critical Editions) (2013)
“Making [the King James Version] vividly readable again.” ―Robert Alter, New Republic A stunning work of scholarship, the Norton Critical Edition of The English Bible, King James Version, is the most accessible edition available. These acclaimed volumes bring together succinct introductions to each biblical work, explanatory annotations, and contextual and critical materials. Archaic words are explained, textual problems are lucidly discussed, and stylistic features of the original texts are highlighted. For the Old Testament, Herbert Marks gives readers without Hebrew an entry into the complexities of biblical literature,…
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Birds of the West Indies Second Edition (Princeton Field Guides (143))
Author(s): Birds of the West Indies Herbert A. Raffaele, James Wiley, Orlando H. Garrido, Allan Keith, Janis I. Raffaele
Publisher: Princeton University Press, Year: 2020, Size: 108 Mb, Download: pdf
Modernists at odds : reconsidering Joyce and Lawrence
Author(s): Joyce, James; Knowles, Sebastian David Guy; Kochis, Matthew J.; Lawrence, David Herbert; Lusty, Heather L
Publisher: University Press of Florida, Year: 2015, Size: 1 Mb, Download: pdf
Author(s): Seth Love, Arie Perry, James Ironside, Herbert Budka (eds.)
Publisher: CRC Press, Year: 2015, Size: 484 Mb, Download: pdf
Wildlife of the Caribbean
Author(s): Herbert A. Raffaele & James Wiley
Publisher: Princeton University Press, Year: 2014, Size: 31 Mb, Download: pdf
Hurricane Climatology: A Modern Statistical Guide Using R
Author(s): James B. Elsner, Thomas Herbert Jagger
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Year: 2013, Size: 10 Mb, Download: pdf
Fundamentals of fixed prosthodontics
Author(s): Herbert T. Shillingburg, David A. Sather Jr., Edwin L. Wilson Jr., Joseph R. Cain, Donald L. Mitchell, Luis J. Blanco, James C. Kessler
Publisher: Quintessence Pub Co, Year: 2012, Size: 91 Mb, Download: pdf
The English Bible, King James Version: The Old Testament
Author(s): Herbert Marks
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Co., Year: 2012, Size: 5 Mb, Download: epub
Maps of Utopia: H. G. Wells, Modernity and the End of Culture
Author(s): Simon J. James.; Wells, Herbert George; Wells, Herbert G
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Year: 2012, Size: 1 Mb, Download: pdf
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