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The Racketeer

by: John Grisham
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An imprisoned ex-lawyer schemes to exchange this information about who murdered a judge for his freedom.

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1. A Painted House

by: John Grisham
Release date: Feb 01, 2012
Number of Pages: 465
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Racial tension, a forbidden love affair, and murder are seen through the eyes of Luke Chandler, a seven-year-old boy in a 1950s southern cotton-farming community. Reprint.

2. A Time For Mercy

by: John Grisham
Release date: Oct 13, 2020
Number of Pages: 384
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Jake Brigance is back! The hero of A Time to Kill, one of the most popular novels of our time, returns in a courtroom drama that The New York Times says is “riveting” and “suspenseful.” Clanton, Mississippi. 1990. Jake Brigance finds himself embroiled in a deeply divisive trial when the court appoints him attorney for Drew Gamble, a timid sixteen-year-old boy accused of murdering a local deputy. Many in Clanton want a swift trial and the death penalty, but Brigance digs in and discovers that there is more to the story than meets the eye. Jake’s fierce commitment to saving Drew from the gas chamber puts his career, his financial security, and the safety of his family on the line. In what may be the most personal and accomplished legal thriller of John Grisham’s storied career, we deepen our acquaintance with the iconic Southern town of Clanton and the vivid cast of characters that so many readers know and cherish. The result is a richly rewarding novel that is both timely and timeless, full of wit, drama, and—most of all—heart. Bursting with all the courthouse scheming, small-town intrigue, and stunning plot twists that have become the hallmarks of the master of the legal thriller, A Time for Mercy is John Grisham’s most powerful courtroom drama yet. There is a time to kill and a time for justice. Now comes A Time for Mercy.

3. Camino Island

by: John Grisham
Release date: Jun 06, 2017
Number of Pages: 304
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A gang of thieves stage a daring heist from a secure vault deep below Princeton University’s Firestone Library. Their loot is priceless, but Princeton has insured it for twenty-five million dollars. Bruce Cable owns a popular bookstore in the sleepy resort town of Santa Rosa on Camino Island in Florida. He makes his real money, though, as a prominent dealer in rare books. Very few people know that he occasionally dabbles in the black market of stolen books and manuscripts. Mercer Mann is a young novelist with a severe case of writer’s block who has recently been laid off from her teaching position. She is approached by an elegant, mysterious woman working for an even more mysterious company. A generous offer of money convinces Mercer to go undercover and infiltrate Bruce Cable’s circle of literary friends, ideally getting close enough to him to learn his secrets. But eventually Mercer learns far too much, and there’s trouble in paradise as only John Grisham can deliver it.

4. Camino Winds

by: John Grisham
Release date: Feb 23, 2021
Number of Pages: 352
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“In American icon John Grisham’s new novel, Camino Winds, an odd assortment of mystery and crime authors, some of them felons themselves, discover one of their colleagues has been murdered during the fury of a massive hurricane–the perfect crime scene. Since officials are preoccupied with the aftermath of the storm, the authors set out to solve the mystery themselves, in the type of wild but smart caper that Grisham’s readers love.” –Delia Owens, author of Where the Crawdads Sing John Grisham, #1 bestselling author and master of the legal thriller, sweeps you away to paradise for a little sun, sand, mystery, and mayhem. With Camino Winds, America’s favorite storyteller offers the perfect escape. Welcome back to Camino Island, where anything can happen–even a murder in the midst of a hurricane, which might prove to be the perfect crime . . . Just as Bruce Cable’s Bay Books is preparing for the return of bestselling author Mercer Mann, Hurricane Leo veers from its predicted course and heads straight for the island. Florida’s governor orders a mandatory evacuation, and most residents board up their houses and flee to the mainland, but Bruce decides to stay and ride out the storm. The hurricane is devastating: homes and condos are leveled, hotels and storefronts ruined, streets flooded, and a dozen people lose their lives. One of the apparent victims is Nelson Kerr, a friend of Bruce’s and an author of thrillers. But the nature of Nelson’s injuries suggests that the storm wasn’t the cause of his death: He has suffered several suspicious blows to the head. Who would want Nelson dead? The local police are overwhelmed in the aftermath of the storm and ill equipped to handle the case. Bruce begins to wonder if the shady characters in Nelson’s novels might be more real than fictional. And somewhere on Nelson’s computer is the manuscript of his new novel. Could the key to the case be right there–in black and white? As Bruce starts to investigate, what he discovers between the lines is more shocking than any of Nelson’s plot twists–and far more dangerous. Camino Winds is an irresistible romp and a perfectly thrilling beach read–# 1 bestselling author John Grisham at his beguiling best.

5. Ford County

by: John Grisham
Release date: Aug 01, 2010
Number of Pages: 324
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The author returns to Ford County, Mississippi–the setting of his first novel, “A Time to Kill”–in a collection of seven stories.

6. Gray Mountain

by: John Grisham
Release date: Jan 01, 2015
Number of Pages: 368
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Losing her job at New York City’s largest law firm in the weeks after the collapse of Lehman Brothers, Samantha becomes an unpaid intern in a small Appalachian community, where she stumbles upon dangerous secrets.

7. Rogue Lawyer

by: John Grisham
Release date: Jan 01, 2016
Number of Pages: 400
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A nomadic lawyer because of frequent death threats, Sebastian Rudd takes on a case involving a brain-damaged young man accused of murdering two little girls.

8. Skipping Christmas: A Novel

by: John Grisham
Release date: Oct 01, 2010
Number of Pages: 208
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In this hilarious look at the chaos and frenzy that have become part of our holiday tradition, a weary couple is about to discover skipping Christmas brings enormous consequences and isn’t half as easy as they had imagined.

9. Sooley

by: John Grisham
Release date: Apr 27, 2021
Number of Pages: 368
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‘A master of plotting and pacing’ – New York Times’With every new book I appreciate John Grisham a little more, for his compassion for the underdog, and his willingness to strike out in new directions’ – Entertainment WeeklyONE MAN. ONE HOPE. ONCE CHANCE TO BECOME A LEGEND.ONE MANSeventeen-year-old Samuel Sooleyman comes from a village in South Sudan, a war-torn country where one third of the population is a refugee. His great love is basketball: his prodigious leap and lightning speed make him an exceptional player. And it may also bring him his big chance: he has been noticed by a coach taking a youth team to the United States. ONE HOPEIf he gets through the tournament, Samuel’s life will change beyond recognition. But it’s the longest of long shots. His talent is raw and uncoached. There are hundreds of better-known players ahead of him. And he must leave his family behind, at least at the beginning.ONE CHANCEAs American success beckons, devastating news reaches Samuel from home. Caught between his dream and the nightmare unfolding thousands of miles away, ‘Sooley’, as he’s nicknamed by his classmates, must make hard choices about his future. This quiet, dedicated boy must do what no other player has achieved in the history of his chosen game: become a legend in twelve short months.Global bestseller John Grisham takes you to a different kind of court in this gripping and incredibly moving novel that showcases his storytelling powers in an entirely new light.’Grisham’s books are smart, imaginative, and funny, populated by complex interesting people’ – The Washington Post’A superb, instinctive storyteller’ – The Times350+ million copies, 45 languages, 9 blockbuster films:NO ONE WRITES DRAMA LIKE JOHN GRISHAM

10. Sycamore Row

by: John Grisham
Release date: Oct 22, 2013
Number of Pages: 464
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • John Grisham returns to the iconic setting of his first novel, A Time to Kill, as Jake Brigance finds himself embroiled in a controversial trial that exposes a tortured history of racial tension. “Welcome back, Jake. . . . [Brigance] is one of the most fully developed and engaging characters in all of Grisham’s novels.”—USA Today Seth Hubbard is a wealthy white man dying of lung cancer. He trusts no one. Before he hangs himself from a sycamore tree, Hubbard leaves a new, handwritten will. It is an act that drags his adult children, his black maid, and defense attorney Jake Brigance into a conflict as riveting and dramatic as the murder trial that made Brigance one of Ford County’s most notorious citizens, just three years earlier. The second will raises many more questions than it answers. Why would Hubbard leave nearly all of his fortune to his maid? Had chemotherapy and painkillers affected his ability to think clearly? And what does it all have to do with a piece of land once known as Sycamore Row? Don’t miss any of John Grisham’s gripping Jake Brigance novels: A TIME TO KILL • SYCAMORE ROW • A TIME FOR MERCY

11. The Appeal

by: John Grisham
Release date: Mar 16, 2010
Number of Pages: 496
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “Fascinating . . . filled with deadly accurate characterizations by an author who knows both the law and politics from the inside.”—Los Angeles Times In a crowded courtroom in Mississippi, a jury returns a shocking verdict against a chemical company accused of dumping toxic waste into a small town’s water supply, causing the worst “cancer cluster” in history. The company appeals to the Mississippi Supreme Court, whose nine justices will one day either approve the verdict—or reverse it. The chemical company is owned by a Wall Street predator named Carl Trudeau, and Mr. Trudeau is convinced the Court is not friendly enough to his interests. With judicial elections looming, he decides to try to purchase himself a seat on the Court. The cost is a few million dollars, a drop in the bucket for a billionaire like Mr. Trudeau. Through an intricate web of conspiracy and deceit, his political operatives recruit a young, unsuspecting candidate. They finance him, manipulate him, market him, and mold him into a potential Supreme Court justice. Their Supreme Court justice.

12. The Associate

by: John Grisham
Release date: May 01, 2011
Number of Pages: 373
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Promising law school graduate Kyle McAvoy harbors a secret that falls into the hands of some unscrupulous characters who blackmail him into taking a job with a prestigious law firm, where he participates in a scheme that can land him in prison or get himkilled.

13. The Broker

by: John Grisham
Release date: Mar 01, 2012
Number of Pages: 422
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After being pardoned, a former Washington power broker is released from prison and smuggled out of the country, given a new identity, and hidden in a small town in Italy, but old enemies from the past are out to destroy him.

14. The Confession

by: John Grisham
Release date: Jan 01, 2011
Number of Pages: 528
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A latest psychological thriller by the best-selling author of Pelican Brief and The Rainmaker features signature courtroom twists and turns that imperil legal defenders caught in a web of corruption and betrayal. Reprint. A best-selling novel.

15. The Guardians

by: John Grisham
Release date: Jun 16, 2020
Number of Pages: 400
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * “Terrific . . . affecting . . . Grisham has done it again.”–Maureen Corrigan, The Washington Post In the small Florida town of Seabrook, a young lawyer named Keith Russo was shot dead at his desk as he worked late one night. The killer left no clues. There were no witnesses, no one with a motive. But the police soon came to suspect Quincy Miller, a young black man who was once a client of Russo’s. Quincy was tried, convicted, and sent to prison for life. For twenty-two years he languished in prison, maintaining his innocence. But no one was listening. He had no lawyer, no advocate on the outside. In desperation, he writes a letter to Guardian Ministries, a small nonprofit run by Cullen Post, a lawyer who is also an Episcopal minister. Guardian accepts only a few innocence cases at a time. Cullen Post travels the country fighting wrongful convictions and taking on clients forgotten by the system. With Quincy Miller, though, he gets far more than he bargained for. Powerful, ruthless people murdered Keith Russo, and they do not want Quincy Miller exonerated. They killed one lawyer twenty-two years ago, and they will kill another without a second thought. “A suspenseful thriller mixed with powerful themes.”–Associated Press “[John Grisham’s] authorial prowess glows again in this riveting tale.”–Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star

16. The Innocent Man

by: John Grisham
Release date: Mar 01, 2012
Number of Pages: 435
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Presents the real-life case of Ron Williamson, a mentally ill former baseball player who was wrongfully convicted and sentenced to death for the 1982 murder of a twenty-one-year-old woman in his Oklahoma hometown.

17. The King Of Torts: A Novel

by: John Grisham
Release date: Jan 01, 2012
Number of Pages: 472
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Washed-up public defender Clay Carter’s latest case, a routine street killing, takes an unexpected turn when he discovers evidence of a conspiracy involving a large drug company and a lawsuit with a huge potential settlement. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.

18. A Painted House

by: John Grisham
Release date: Feb 01, 2012
Number of Pages: 465
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Racial tension, a forbidden love affair, and murder are seen through the eyes of Luke Chandler, a seven-year-old boy in a 1950s southern cotton-farming community. Reprint.

19. A Time For Mercy

by: John Grisham
Release date: Oct 13, 2020
Number of Pages: 384
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Jake Brigance is back! The hero of A Time to Kill, one of the most popular novels of our time, returns in a courtroom drama that The New York Times says is “riveting” and “suspenseful.” Clanton, Mississippi. 1990. Jake Brigance finds himself embroiled in a deeply divisive trial when the court appoints him attorney for Drew Gamble, a timid sixteen-year-old boy accused of murdering a local deputy. Many in Clanton want a swift trial and the death penalty, but Brigance digs in and discovers that there is more to the story than meets the eye. Jake’s fierce commitment to saving Drew from the gas chamber puts his career, his financial security, and the safety of his family on the line. In what may be the most personal and accomplished legal thriller of John Grisham’s storied career, we deepen our acquaintance with the iconic Southern town of Clanton and the vivid cast of characters that so many readers know and cherish. The result is a richly rewarding novel that is both timely and timeless, full of wit, drama, and—most of all—heart. Bursting with all the courthouse scheming, small-town intrigue, and stunning plot twists that have become the hallmarks of the master of the legal thriller, A Time for Mercy is John Grisham’s most powerful courtroom drama yet. There is a time to kill and a time for justice. Now comes A Time for Mercy.

20. Camino Island

by: John Grisham
Release date: Jun 06, 2017
Number of Pages: 304
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A gang of thieves stage a daring heist from a secure vault deep below Princeton University’s Firestone Library. Their loot is priceless, but Princeton has insured it for twenty-five million dollars. Bruce Cable owns a popular bookstore in the sleepy resort town of Santa Rosa on Camino Island in Florida. He makes his real money, though, as a prominent dealer in rare books. Very few people know that he occasionally dabbles in the black market of stolen books and manuscripts. Mercer Mann is a young novelist with a severe case of writer’s block who has recently been laid off from her teaching position. She is approached by an elegant, mysterious woman working for an even more mysterious company. A generous offer of money convinces Mercer to go undercover and infiltrate Bruce Cable’s circle of literary friends, ideally getting close enough to him to learn his secrets. But eventually Mercer learns far too much, and there’s trouble in paradise as only John Grisham can deliver it.

21. Camino Winds

by: John Grisham
Release date: Feb 23, 2021
Number of Pages: 352
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“In American icon John Grisham’s new novel, Camino Winds, an odd assortment of mystery and crime authors, some of them felons themselves, discover one of their colleagues has been murdered during the fury of a massive hurricane–the perfect crime scene. Since officials are preoccupied with the aftermath of the storm, the authors set out to solve the mystery themselves, in the type of wild but smart caper that Grisham’s readers love.” –Delia Owens, author of Where the Crawdads Sing John Grisham, #1 bestselling author and master of the legal thriller, sweeps you away to paradise for a little sun, sand, mystery, and mayhem. With Camino Winds, America’s favorite storyteller offers the perfect escape. Welcome back to Camino Island, where anything can happen–even a murder in the midst of a hurricane, which might prove to be the perfect crime . . . Just as Bruce Cable’s Bay Books is preparing for the return of bestselling author Mercer Mann, Hurricane Leo veers from its predicted course and heads straight for the island. Florida’s governor orders a mandatory evacuation, and most residents board up their houses and flee to the mainland, but Bruce decides to stay and ride out the storm. The hurricane is devastating: homes and condos are leveled, hotels and storefronts ruined, streets flooded, and a dozen people lose their lives. One of the apparent victims is Nelson Kerr, a friend of Bruce’s and an author of thrillers. But the nature of Nelson’s injuries suggests that the storm wasn’t the cause of his death: He has suffered several suspicious blows to the head. Who would want Nelson dead? The local police are overwhelmed in the aftermath of the storm and ill equipped to handle the case. Bruce begins to wonder if the shady characters in Nelson’s novels might be more real than fictional. And somewhere on Nelson’s computer is the manuscript of his new novel. Could the key to the case be right there–in black and white? As Bruce starts to investigate, what he discovers between the lines is more shocking than any of Nelson’s plot twists–and far more dangerous. Camino Winds is an irresistible romp and a perfectly thrilling beach read–# 1 bestselling author John Grisham at his beguiling best.

22. Ford County

by: John Grisham
Release date: Aug 01, 2010
Number of Pages: 324
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The author returns to Ford County, Mississippi–the setting of his first novel, “A Time to Kill”–in a collection of seven stories.

23. Gray Mountain

by: John Grisham
Release date: Jan 01, 2015
Number of Pages: 368
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Losing her job at New York City’s largest law firm in the weeks after the collapse of Lehman Brothers, Samantha becomes an unpaid intern in a small Appalachian community, where she stumbles upon dangerous secrets.

24. Rogue Lawyer

by: John Grisham
Release date: Jan 01, 2016
Number of Pages: 400
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A nomadic lawyer because of frequent death threats, Sebastian Rudd takes on a case involving a brain-damaged young man accused of murdering two little girls.

25. Skipping Christmas: A Novel

by: John Grisham
Release date: Oct 01, 2010
Number of Pages: 208
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In this hilarious look at the chaos and frenzy that have become part of our holiday tradition, a weary couple is about to discover skipping Christmas brings enormous consequences and isn’t half as easy as they had imagined.

26. Sooley

by: John Grisham
Release date: Apr 27, 2021
Number of Pages: 368
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‘A master of plotting and pacing’ – New York Times’With every new book I appreciate John Grisham a little more, for his compassion for the underdog, and his willingness to strike out in new directions’ – Entertainment WeeklyONE MAN. ONE HOPE. ONCE CHANCE TO BECOME A LEGEND.ONE MANSeventeen-year-old Samuel Sooleyman comes from a village in South Sudan, a war-torn country where one third of the population is a refugee. His great love is basketball: his prodigious leap and lightning speed make him an exceptional player. And it may also bring him his big chance: he has been noticed by a coach taking a youth team to the United States. ONE HOPEIf he gets through the tournament, Samuel’s life will change beyond recognition. But it’s the longest of long shots. His talent is raw and uncoached. There are hundreds of better-known players ahead of him. And he must leave his family behind, at least at the beginning.ONE CHANCEAs American success beckons, devastating news reaches Samuel from home. Caught between his dream and the nightmare unfolding thousands of miles away, ‘Sooley’, as he’s nicknamed by his classmates, must make hard choices about his future. This quiet, dedicated boy must do what no other player has achieved in the history of his chosen game: become a legend in twelve short months.Global bestseller John Grisham takes you to a different kind of court in this gripping and incredibly moving novel that showcases his storytelling powers in an entirely new light.’Grisham’s books are smart, imaginative, and funny, populated by complex interesting people’ – The Washington Post’A superb, instinctive storyteller’ – The Times350+ million copies, 45 languages, 9 blockbuster films:NO ONE WRITES DRAMA LIKE JOHN GRISHAM

27. Sycamore Row

by: John Grisham
Release date: Oct 22, 2013
Number of Pages: 464
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • John Grisham returns to the iconic setting of his first novel, A Time to Kill, as Jake Brigance finds himself embroiled in a controversial trial that exposes a tortured history of racial tension. “Welcome back, Jake. . . . [Brigance] is one of the most fully developed and engaging characters in all of Grisham’s novels.”—USA Today Seth Hubbard is a wealthy white man dying of lung cancer. He trusts no one. Before he hangs himself from a sycamore tree, Hubbard leaves a new, handwritten will. It is an act that drags his adult children, his black maid, and defense attorney Jake Brigance into a conflict as riveting and dramatic as the murder trial that made Brigance one of Ford County’s most notorious citizens, just three years earlier. The second will raises many more questions than it answers. Why would Hubbard leave nearly all of his fortune to his maid? Had chemotherapy and painkillers affected his ability to think clearly? And what does it all have to do with a piece of land once known as Sycamore Row? Don’t miss any of John Grisham’s gripping Jake Brigance novels: A TIME TO KILL • SYCAMORE ROW • A TIME FOR MERCY

28. The Appeal

by: John Grisham
Release date: Mar 16, 2010
Number of Pages: 496
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “Fascinating . . . filled with deadly accurate characterizations by an author who knows both the law and politics from the inside.”—Los Angeles Times In a crowded courtroom in Mississippi, a jury returns a shocking verdict against a chemical company accused of dumping toxic waste into a small town’s water supply, causing the worst “cancer cluster” in history. The company appeals to the Mississippi Supreme Court, whose nine justices will one day either approve the verdict—or reverse it. The chemical company is owned by a Wall Street predator named Carl Trudeau, and Mr. Trudeau is convinced the Court is not friendly enough to his interests. With judicial elections looming, he decides to try to purchase himself a seat on the Court. The cost is a few million dollars, a drop in the bucket for a billionaire like Mr. Trudeau. Through an intricate web of conspiracy and deceit, his political operatives recruit a young, unsuspecting candidate. They finance him, manipulate him, market him, and mold him into a potential Supreme Court justice. Their Supreme Court justice.

29. The Associate

by: John Grisham
Release date: May 01, 2011
Number of Pages: 373
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Promising law school graduate Kyle McAvoy harbors a secret that falls into the hands of some unscrupulous characters who blackmail him into taking a job with a prestigious law firm, where he participates in a scheme that can land him in prison or get himkilled.

30. The Broker

by: John Grisham
Release date: Mar 01, 2012
Number of Pages: 422
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After being pardoned, a former Washington power broker is released from prison and smuggled out of the country, given a new identity, and hidden in a small town in Italy, but old enemies from the past are out to destroy him.

31. The Confession

by: John Grisham
Release date: Jan 01, 2011
Number of Pages: 528
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A latest psychological thriller by the best-selling author of Pelican Brief and The Rainmaker features signature courtroom twists and turns that imperil legal defenders caught in a web of corruption and betrayal. Reprint. A best-selling novel.

32. The Guardians

by: John Grisham
Release date: Jun 16, 2020
Number of Pages: 400
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * “Terrific . . . affecting . . . Grisham has done it again.”–Maureen Corrigan, The Washington Post In the small Florida town of Seabrook, a young lawyer named Keith Russo was shot dead at his desk as he worked late one night. The killer left no clues. There were no witnesses, no one with a motive. But the police soon came to suspect Quincy Miller, a young black man who was once a client of Russo’s. Quincy was tried, convicted, and sent to prison for life. For twenty-two years he languished in prison, maintaining his innocence. But no one was listening. He had no lawyer, no advocate on the outside. In desperation, he writes a letter to Guardian Ministries, a small nonprofit run by Cullen Post, a lawyer who is also an Episcopal minister. Guardian accepts only a few innocence cases at a time. Cullen Post travels the country fighting wrongful convictions and taking on clients forgotten by the system. With Quincy Miller, though, he gets far more than he bargained for. Powerful, ruthless people murdered Keith Russo, and they do not want Quincy Miller exonerated. They killed one lawyer twenty-two years ago, and they will kill another without a second thought. “A suspenseful thriller mixed with powerful themes.”–Associated Press “[John Grisham’s] authorial prowess glows again in this riveting tale.”–Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star

33. The Innocent Man

by: John Grisham
Release date: Mar 01, 2012
Number of Pages: 435
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Presents the real-life case of Ron Williamson, a mentally ill former baseball player who was wrongfully convicted and sentenced to death for the 1982 murder of a twenty-one-year-old woman in his Oklahoma hometown.

34. The King Of Torts: A Novel

by: John Grisham
Release date: Jan 01, 2012
Number of Pages: 472
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Washed-up public defender Clay Carter’s latest case, a routine street killing, takes an unexpected turn when he discovers evidence of a conspiracy involving a large drug company and a lawsuit with a huge potential settlement. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.

35. The Reckoning

by: John Grisham
Release date: Jun 18, 2019
Number of Pages: 592
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#1 bestselling author John Grisham’s The Reckoning is his most powerful, surprising, and suspenseful thriller yet. “A murder mystery, a courtroom drama, a family saga . . . The Reckoning is Grisham’s argument that he’s not just a boilerplate thriller writer. Most jurors will think the counselor has made his case.”–USA Today October 1946, Clanton, Mississippi Pete Banning was Clanton, Mississippi’s favorite son–a decorated World War II hero, the patriarch of a prominent family, a farmer, father, neighbor, and a faithful member of the Methodist church. Then one cool October morning he rose early, drove into town, and committed a shocking crime. Pete’s only statement about it–to the sheriff, to his lawyers, to the judge, to the jury, and to his family–was: “I have nothing to say.” He was not afraid of death and was willing to take his motive to the grave. In a major novel unlike anything he has written before, John Grisham takes us on an incredible journey, from the Jim Crow South to the jungles of the Philippines during World War II; from an insane asylum filled with secrets to the Clanton courtroom where Pete’s defense attorney tries desperately to save him. Reminiscent of the finest tradition of Southern Gothic storytelling, The Reckoning would not be complete without Grisham’s signature layers of legal suspense, and he delivers on every page. Praise for The Reckoning “The quest for justice is only the beginning in this Southern family saga. . . . [Grisham] does so much more this time around.”–Akron Beacon Journal “John Grisham is not only the master of suspense but also an acute observer of the human condition. And these remarkable skills converge in The Reckoning–an original, gripping, penetrating novel that may be his greatest work yet.”–David Grann, New York Times bestselling author of Killers of the Flower Moon “John Grisham is the master of legal fiction, and his latest starts with a literal bang — and then travels backward through the horrors of war to explore what makes a hero, what makes a villain, and how thin the line between the two might be.”–Jodi Picoult, #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Spark of Light and Small Great Things

36. The Rainmaker

by: John Grisham
Release date: Jan 01, 1996
Number of Pages: 598
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Abandoning his aspirations about living the good life, Memphis attorney Rudy Baylor fears he will lose everything in the face of a pivotal case that could cost him his life or turn him into the biggest rainmaker in the land. Reprint.

37. The Street Lawyer

by: John Grisham
Release date: Jan 01, 2010
Number of Pages: 438
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After a violent encounter with a homeless man, talented corporate lawyer Michael finds himself out in the streets, lucky to be alive, and holding a top-secret file belonging to his former employers.

38. The Accused

by: John Grisham
Release date: Jan 01, 2013
Number of Pages: 304
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When Theodore Boone, kid lawyer, is accused of robbery, he vows to do whatever it takes to prove his innocence.

39. The Whistler

by: John Grisham
Release date: Jul 11, 2017
Number of Pages: 432
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Lacy Stoltz is an investigator for the Florida Board on Judicial Conduct. She is a lawyer, not a cop, and it is her job to respond to complaints dealing with judicial misconduct. After nine years with the Board, she knows that most problems are caused by incompetence, not corruption. But a corruption case eventually crosses her desk. A previously disbarred lawyer is back in business with a new identity. He now goes by the name Greg Myers, and he claims to know of a Florida judge who has stolen more money than all other crooked judges combined. And not just crooked judges in Florida. All judges, from all states, and throughout U.S. history. What the source of the ill-gotten gains? It seems the judge was secretly involved with the construction of a large casino on Native American land. The Coast Mafia financed the casino and is now helping itself to a sizable skim of each month’s cash. The judge is getting a cut and looking the other way. It’s a sweet deal: Everyone is making money. But now Greg wants to put a stop to it. His only client is a person who knows the truth and wants to blow the whistle and collect millions under Florida law. Greg files a complaint with the Board on Judicial Conduct, and the case is assigned to Lacy Stoltz, who immediately suspects that this one could be dangerous. Dangerous is one thing. Deadly is something else.

40. The Firm

by: John Grisham
Release date: Jan 01, 2009
Number of Pages: 527
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Originally published: [New York]: Doubleday, 1991.

41. The Litigators

by: John Grisham
Release date: Jan 01, 2012
Number of Pages: 488
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Law firm partners Oscar Finley and Wally Figg see a chance for huge financial gain when they learn of a pending class action lawsuit against the makers of Krayoxx, a popular cholesterol-reducing drug suspected of causing heart attacks.

42. The Abduction

by: John Grisham
Release date: Jan 01, 2012
Number of Pages: 256
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When his best friend disappears from her bedroom in the middle of the night, thirteen-year-old Theo uses his legal knowledge and investigative skills to chase down the truth and save April.

43. Bleachers

by: John Grisham
Release date: Dec 01, 2011
Number of Pages: 229
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Presents a novel about high school football in a small Texas town, a place in which football has become a religion.

44. The Chamber

by: John Grisham
Release date: Jan 01, 2012
Number of Pages: 676
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In the corridors of Chicago’s top law firm: Twenty -six-year-old Adam Hall stands on the brink of a brilliant legal career. Now he is risking it all for a death-row killer and an impossible case. Maximum Security Unit, Mississippi State Prison: Sam Cayhall is a former Klansman and unrepentant racist now facing the death penalty for a fatal bombing in 1967. He has run out of chances — except for one: the young, liberal Chicago lawyer who just happens to be his grandson. While the executioners prepare the gas chamber, while the protesters gather and the TV cameras wait, Adam has only days, hours, minutes to save his client. For between the two men is a chasm of shame, family lies, and secrets — including the one secret that could save Sam Cayhall’s life… or cost Adam his. From the Hardcover edition.

45. The Last Juror

by: John Grisham
Release date: Jan 01, 2012
Number of Pages: 486
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Convicted of the murder of a young mother in a 1970 trial that ended with his threat to seek revenge against the jurors, Danny Padgitt is paroled after nine years in prison and returns to the scene of the trial in Ford County, Mississippi.

46. Theodore Boone

by: John Grisham
Release date: Apr 01, 2014
Number of Pages: 289
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Clearing his name of the false charges of vandalism and theft that were leveled against him, thirteen-year-old legal maverick Theodore Boone hopes to return to his life of giving advice to friends and community members when an exciting new case demands his urgent attention.

47. A Time to Kill

by: John Grisham
Release date: Jan 01, 2004
Number of Pages: 515
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Criminal lawyer Jake Brigance faces the fight of his life when he is asked to defend Carl Hailey, who, in a rage of anger, shot and killed the men on trial for the rape of his daughter.

48. New Legal Thriller

by: John Grisham
Release date: Oct 15, 2019
Number of Pages: 368
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***The explosive new thriller for international bestseller John Grisham – more information coming soon*** Praise for John Grisham’s latest novel, THE RECKONING: ‘I couldn’t help thinking of Harper Lee’s great American novel To Kill a Mockingbird while reading The Reckoning . . . [Grisham] knows how to spin a yarn’ – Chicago Sun-Times ‘May be his greatest work yet’ – David Grann, New York Times bestselling author of Killers of the Flower Moon ‘Beautifully constructed . . . weaves a truly magical spell’ – Daily Mail ‘In this saga of love and war, John Grisham has given us a sprawling and engrossing story about a southern family, a global conflict, and the kinds of secrets that can shape all of us. From the courtrooms and jails of rural Mississippi to the war-torn Pacific, Grisham spins a tale that is at once entertaining and illuminating’ – Jon Meacham, New York Times bestselling author of The Soul of America ‘John Grisham is the master of legal fiction, and his latest starts with a literal bang – and then travels backward through the horrors of war to explore what makes a hero, what makes a villain, and how thin the line between the two might be’ – Jodi Picoult, internationally bestselling author of A Spark of Light and Small Great Things ‘When a master of storytelling and suspense takes on one of the most wrenching stories in history, the result is a book that will break your heart, set your blood pumping and your mind racing, and leave you gasping for breath by the final page. I’m still trying to recover from The Reckoning’ – Candice Millard, New York Times bestselling author of The River of Doubt and Destiny of the Republic ************ THE INNOCENT MAN by John Grisham is now a major six-part documentary series on Netflix ************

49. The Brethren

by: John Grisham
Release date: Mar 01, 2012
Number of Pages: 440
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In a minimum security federal prison, three former judges who call themselves “the brethren” meet in the law library to run a rougher form of justice inside their new community and make a little money until one of their new scams derails.

50. Playing for Pizza

by: John Grisham
Release date: Jan 01, 2012
Number of Pages: 308
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Cut from the Cleveland Browns after the worst performance in the history of the NFL, third-stringer Rick Dockery, desperate to play football, is hired by the Panthers of Parma, Italy, to be their starting quarterback and finds himself confronted by the confusing diversity of Italian culture, language, and romance. Reprint.

51. The Pelican Brief

by: John Grisham
Release date: Jan 01, 1992
Number of Pages: 371
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When the Supreme Court’s most liberal and most conservative justices are gunned down, law student Darby Shaw builds a case against a powerful suspect, whose threats send her underground. By the author of The Firm. 250,000 first printing. $500,000 ad/promo. Tour.

52. The Summons

by: John Grisham
Release date: Jan 01, 2003
Number of Pages: 373
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Ray and his brother, Forrest, receive a letter from their father, a reclusive, retired judge, instructing them to return home to discuss his estate, but the judge dies before they arrive, leaving behind a secret known only to Ray.

53. The Client

by: John Grisham
Release date: Jan 01, 1993
Number of Pages: 422
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Present at the suicide of a New Orleans defense attorney, a young boy hires a lawyer to protect himself, sharing with her the dead attorney’s shocking last words and hiding from her some dangerous information. 500,000 first printing. $500,000 ad/promo.

54. The Rooster Bar

by: John Grisham
Release date: Jun 26, 2018
Number of Pages: 416
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Mark, Todd, and Zola came to law school to change the world, to make it a better place. But now, as third-year students, these close friends realize they have been duped. They all borrowed heavily to attend a third-tier for-profit law school so mediocre that its graduates rarely pass the bar exam, let alone get good jobs. And when they learn that their school is one of a chain owned by a shady New York hedge-Fund operator who also happens to own a bank specializing in student loans, the three know they have been caught up in The Great Law School Scam. But maybe there’s a way out. Maybe there’s a way to escape their crushing debt, expose the bank and the scam, and make a few bucks in the process. But to do so, they would first have to quit school. And leaving law school a few short months before graduation would be completely crazy, right ? Well, yes and no…

55. The Runaway Jury

by: John Grisham
Release date: Oct 01, 2010
Number of Pages: 486
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The perfect combination of drama and insight into the legal process. An American classic from the No.1 bestselling master thriller writer. When justice is for sale, every jury has a price In Biloxi, Mississippi, a landmark trial begins. There are hundreds of millions of dollars at stake and soon it swerves mysteriously off course. The jury is behaving strangely, and at least one juror is convinced he’s being watched. Soon they have to be sequestered. Then a tip from an anonymous young woman suggests she is able to predict the jurors’ increasingly odd behaviour. Is the jury somehow being manipulated, or even controlled? If so, by whom? And, more importantly, why?

56. John Grisham 3 Copy Box Set

by: John Grisham
Release date: Oct 01, 2002
Number of Pages: 3
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Justice is served in this exciting three-pack of Grisham novels, designed to appeal to both his devoted fans and new readers. Wrap up your holiday shopping with this boxed set, which includes the author’s first novel,A Time To Kill. Set includes 1 mass market paperback edition each of: The Partner The Street Lawyer A Time To Kill

57. Theodore Boone 6-Book Box Set

by: John Grisham
Release date: May 28, 2019
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A brand new box set feature the first six books in the bestselling Theodore Boone series from the master of the modern legal thriller, John Grisham Join Theo’s adventures from the beginning in this deluxe box set collection of the first six Theodore Boone books: Kid Lawyer, The Abduction, The Accused, The Activist, The Fugitive, and The Scandal. Brimming with the intrigue and suspense that made John Grisham a #1 international bestseller and undisputed master of the modern legal thriller, Theodore Boone’s trials and triumphs will keep readers hooked unitl the very last page. “Gripping . . . everyone will be enthralled by Theodore Boone.” –Scholastic News “Classic Grisham.” –Los Angeles Times “Edge-of-your-seat drama, sophisticated plotting, and plenty of spunk.” –Chicago Sun-Times

59. Sycamore Row – Summary

by: John GrishamAl Martzmill
Release date: Dec 22, 2013
Number of Pages: 52
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SYCAMORE ROW by JOHN GRISHAM SUMMARYOne literally event sequel of “A Time to Kill,” is “Sycamore Row”, by John Grisham who is one of the best story writers in this time.This story is about an old man, who would die because of lung cancer. The dying man did commit suicide, and that is the main strategy of this story. One of the important characters is Jake, who had faced a tragic attack, life threatening, previously. Sherriff Clanton took extra care of him and his family, wife and daughter. This struggling attorney was thinking to move from this place to where he doesn’t have to carry any gun for safety and can live in peace. That’s why he needed one special case where he could show his talent and earn more.The climax started when one hand written Will came to Jake, written by Seth Hubbard, an old man, where he wrote to give everything to his black maid. He trusted nobody, including his son and daughter. They did not care about their father while he was alive so there was no love between them.The name of this story is named like this as Seth hanged himself with a tree on his property that is Sycamore Row. The handwritten Will was a very conflicted one and changed the life of Jake. Black maid Lettie was not entirely sure why her Master did that.Not only Lettie, it was the question of everyone in Clanton. The Will created numerous questions, why Lettie? What was their relationship? What was his problem with his kids?When Jake was starting to investigate the case, the amount of property surprised him. It was unknown by everyone except some of his employees. It was 20 million.His kids who were never attached with him came in the story then and they wanted their share. So, they hired their own lawyers.When the lawyers, many lawyers, gather to feed, Jake had the honor of presenting the new Will. Seth chose him because he respected the Hailey defense. Another reason is that he was honest and very much reliable.When the other side offered to talk settlement, integrity-first Jake wasn’t in such a rush because he wanted to stretch his payday. Judge Atlee was honest too, and powerful. He gave his support to the honesty and gave no chance to the evils in his court.The part is very interesting when Atlee clearly bowled the lawyers when they came with illegal requests in his court.Letties daughter helped Jake find the answers of the relationship between Seth and Lettie. That was an astonishing part when the answer came. It proved that the Will was written by Seth in a very clear mind and without any influence.The story has described the critical parts of the case and the war of the money between the kids who are inheritors of the property. The fact how money changes everyone was one point to be noticed.In this story, John Grisham again informed the world that he is one of the best story tellers of this time, who can offer the best crime story in this modern era.He follows the rules and applied his personal experience and knowledge in this story that directly touches people.

60. Sooley – Limited Edition

by: John Grisham
Release date: May 25, 2021
Number of Pages: 368
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Books are leather-bound, signed and numbered, with printed endpapers, gold stamping, a slipcase, and a ribbon marker. New York Times bestselling author John Grisham takes you to a different kind of court in his first basketball novel. Samuel “Sooley” Sooleymon is a raw, young talent with big hoop dreams…and even bigger challenges off the court. In the summer of his seventeenth year, Sam­uel Sooleymon gets the chance of a lifetime: a trip to the United States with his South Sudanese teammates to play in a showcase basket­ball tournament. He has never been away from home, nor has he ever been on an airplane. The opportunity to be scouted by dozens of college coaches is a dream come true. Samuel is an amazing athlete, with speed, quick­ness, and an astonishing vertical leap. The rest of his game, though, needs work, and the American coaches are less than impressed. During the tournament, Samuel receives dev­astating news from home: A civil war is raging across South Sudan, and rebel troops have ran­sacked his village. His father is dead, his sister is missing, and his mother and two younger brothers are in a refugee camp. Samuel desperately wants to go home, but it’s just not possible. Partly out of sympathy, the coach of North Carolina Central offers him a scholar­ship. Samuel moves to Durham, enrolls in classes, joins the team, and prepares to sit out his freshman season. There is plenty of more mature talent and he isn’t immediately needed. But Samuel has something no other player has: a fierce determination to succeed so he can bring his family to America. He works tirelessly on his game, shooting baskets every morning at dawn by himself in the gym, and soon he’s dominating everyone in practice. With the Central team los­ing and suffering injury after injury, Sooley, as he is nicknamed, is called off the bench. And the legend begins. But how far can Sooley take his team? And will success allow him to save his family? Gripping and moving, Sooley showcases John Grisham’s unparalleled storytelling powers in a whole new light. This is Grisham at the top of his game.

61. Theodore Boone: The Fugitive

by: John Grisham
Release date: May 21, 2015
Number of Pages: 272
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He was supposed to be having fun with his friends, not playing detective and stalking a serial killer. Theodore Boone – teenage lawyer and courtroom hero – is on a class trip seeing the sights of the capital city. But he hadn’t counted on seeing the most wanted man in the history of his home town, Strattenberg. Suddenly Theo is caught in the hunt for an accused murderer, alongside the FBI. Theo knows he’s getting in deep – and things could become even more dangerous. Because if this case goes back to court, it will be down to him. Will justice finally be done . . . or will the killer’s criminal allies be out for revenge? ****************** What readers are saying about THEODORE BOONE: THE FUGITIVE ‘Suspense, curiosity and, bravery, this book is packed with them’ – 5 stars ‘Loved this book’ – 5 stars ‘A great read for all ages’ – 5 stars ‘Awesome book – loved it’ – 5 stars ‘Excellent John Grisham book – not only for children!’ – 5 stars

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