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John Grisham - Author


John Grisham as a child dreamed of being a professional baseball player. After graduating from law school at Ole Miss in 1981, he went on to practice law for nearly a decade, specializing in criminal defense and personal injury litigation. One day, Grisham overheard the harrowing testimony of a twelve-year-old rape victim and was inspired to start a novel exploring what would have happened if the girl's father had murdered her assailants. Getting up at 5 a.m. every day to get in several hours of writing time before heading off to work, Grisham spent three years on A Time to Kill and finished it in 1987. His next novel, The Firm, spent 47 weeks on The New York Times bestseller list and became the bestselling novel of 1991. Since then, he has written one novel a year, including The Client, The Pelican Brief, The Rainmaker and The Runaway Jury. Today, Grisham has written a collection of stories, a work of nonfiction, three sports novels, four kids' books, and many legal thrillers. His work has been translated into 42 languages. He lives near Charlottesville, Virginia.

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Featured Books, with extracts, by John Grisham

Camino Island by John Grisham
Camino Island
John Grisham
The most daring and devastating heist in literary history targets a high security vault located deep beneath Princeton University. Valued at $25 million (though some would say priceless) the five manuscripts of F Scott Fitzgerald's only novels are amongst the most...
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/01/2018
The Whistler by John Grisham
The Whistler
John Grisham
The most corrupt judge in US history. A young investigator with a secret informant. John Grisham will keep you on the edge of your seat with his electrifying number one bestseller. Lacy Stoltz never expected to be in the firing...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/06/2017
The Whistler by John Grisham
The Whistler
John Grisham
The most corrupt judge in US history. A young investigator with a secret informant. Worldwide bestseller John Grisham will keep you on the edge of your seat with his electrifying new thriller. Under Florida law, those who help the state...
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/10/2016
Rogue Lawyer by John Grisham
Rogue Lawyer
John Grisham
Worldwide bestseller John Grisham goes rogue with his most suspenseful thriller yet ...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/05/2016
Rogue Lawyer by John Grisham
Rogue Lawyer
John Grisham
Brilliant. Quite different from Grisham’s norm. The Rogue Lawyer of the title, one Sebastian Rudd, is a wonderful creation, a true oddball of a lawyer who defends those no-one else wants to touch. He works out of a bullet-proof van...
Format: Hardback - Released: 20/10/2015
Gray Mountain by John Grisham
Gray Mountain
John Grisham
Grisham is the master of the courtroom thriller and fans would be the first to admit that this isn’t his best, though it’s still hugely enjoyable. Mostly focused on the tensions between what happens when a young aspirational New York...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/07/2015
Gray Mountain by John Grisham
Gray Mountain
John Grisham
Grisham is the master of the courtroom thriller and fans would be the first to admit that this isn’t his best, though it’s still hugely enjoyable. Mostly focused on the tensions between what happens when a young aspirational New York...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/10/2014
Sycamore Row by John Grisham
Sycamore Row
John Grisham
Those who started following John Grisham from the beginning will remember the sensation of reading A Time to Kill, his first novel, of finishing it with it haunting you for days, of knowing you had just discovered a very talented...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
Theodore Boone: the Activist by John Grisham
Theodore Boone: the Activist
John Grisham
This is the third in Grisham’s children’s series about pre-teen wannabe lawyer Theo Boone. Grisham is the undisputed master of the legal thriller and these are perfect books for any young reader who wants to get the bad guys. Adult...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/03/2014
Sycamore Row by John Grisham
Sycamore Row
John Grisham
The most suspenseful novel yet from John Grisham, the undisputed master of the legal thriller.
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/10/2013
The Racketeer by John Grisham
The Racketeer
John Grisham
Worldwide bestseller John Grisham will keep you on the edge of your seat with his most suspenseful thriller yet.
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/06/2013
Theodore Boone: the Accused by John Grisham
Theodore Boone: the Accused
John Grisham
Bestselling author John Grisham's needle-sharp writing is brilliantly on display in this detective story centring on 13 year old Theodore Boone. The son of lawyers, Theo is an expert in how the law works. It's knowledge he badly needs when...
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/03/2013
The Litigators by John Grisham
The Litigators
John Grisham
The Litigators is a tremendously entertaining romp, filled with the kind of courtroom strategies, theatrics and suspense that have made John Grisham the world's favourite storyteller.
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/02/2012
Theodore Boone: The Accused by John Grisham
Theodore Boone: The Accused
John Grisham
Bestselling John Grisham's needle-sharp writing is brilliantly on display in this detective story centring on 13 year old Theodore Boone. The son of lawyers, Theo is an expert in how the law works. It's knowledge he badly needs when he...
Format: Hardback - Released: 24/05/2012
Theodore Boone: the Accused by John Grisham
Theodore Boone: the Accused
John Grisham
Bestselling John Grisham's needle-sharp writing is brilliantly on display in this detective story centring on 13 year old Theodore Boone. The son of lawyers, Theo is an expert in how the law works. It's knowledge he badly needs when he...
Format: Hardback - Released: 24/05/2012
Theodore Boone: The Abduction by John Grisham
Theodore Boone: The Abduction
John Grisham
The adventure continues for John Grisham’s teenage lawyer Theo Boone. This is high intensity legal drama for a new generation of readers. Filled with the page-turning suspense that made John Grisham a number one international bestseller and the undisputed master...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/03/2012
The Litigators by John Grisham
The Litigators
John Grisham
The Litigators is a tremendously entertaining romp, filled with the kind of courtroom strategies, theatrics and suspense that have made John Grisham the world's favourite storyteller.
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/01/1970
Theodore Boone The Abduction by John Grisham
Theodore Boone The Abduction
John Grisham
The adventure continues for John Grisham’s teenage lawyer Theo Boone. This is high intensity legal drama for a new generation of readers. Filled with the page-turning suspense that made John Grisham a number one international bestseller and the undisputed master...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/01/1970
The Broker by John Grisham
The Broker
John Grisham
I really liked this one, lots of insight into American political manipulation on the international scene and a ‘bad’ guy who you actually feel sorry for. It’s compulsive, intelligent and very good.Comparison: Scott Turow, Brad Meltzer,...
Format: Paperback (a Format) - Released: 26/05/2011
Theodore Boone by John Grisham
Theodore Boone
John Grisham
A 2014 World Book Night selection. Brimming with the intrigue and suspense that made John Grisham a number one international bestseller and the undisputed master of the legal thriller, Theodore Boone will keep readers guessing and pages turning in this...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/03/2011
The Confession by John Grisham
The Confession
John Grisham
The epic new legal thriller from international number one bestselling author John Grisham. An innocent man is days from execution and only a guilty man can save him. But how can a guilty man convince lawyers, judges and politicians that...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/10/2010
The Last Juror by John Grisham
The Last Juror
John Grisham
Don’t be put off by ‘another John Grisham’ – We think it's one of his best for a long time.
Format: Paperback - Released: 29/11/2004

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