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The 20 best books by John Grisham, the bestselling author of legal thrillers like "A Time to Kill" and "The Pelican Brief"

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. John Grisham is the master of the courtroom thriller. He's written 28 number-one bestselling novels. You'll find his 20 best books below, according to their Goodreads ratings. If you think of a heart-pumping legal thriller, you probably picture...
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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Review: John Grisham is in fine form in his first collection of novellas

John Grisham’s novels “The Firm,” “The Client” and “The Pelican Brief” have all been made into blockbuster movies, catapulting him to super-stardom. Now, the author is releasing his first collection of novellas, “Sparring Partners.”. The first story, “Homecoming,” is set in a...

John Grisham opens up about the inspiration behind his writing

In this week’s Sunday Sitdown, author John Grisham joins Willie Geist to talk about his storied career as a lawyer-turned-writer, where he got the ideas behind some of his most beloved novels and whether or not he plans to retire anytime soon. He also talks about his books being adapted for the big screen, including Matthew McConaughey taking on a leading role in “A Time to Kill.”June 12, 2022.

Wilson library adds John Grisham, Judd Apatow, Gabrielle Union titles

Following are new books at the Wilson County Public Library. ADULT FICTION “The Boardwalk Bookshop” ... Subscribe to The Wilson Times today. This content is available in full to subscribers. Click the link below to get unlimited access to our content.
Watauga Democrat

Book Review: 'Sparring Partners': John Grisham goes for a knockout in his first collection of novellas

There are six basic punches in the world of boxing, and John Grisham lands three of them in his knockout new offering, “Sparring Partners (Jake Brigance Book 4) (Doubleday). This collection of three novellas is a first for the author with dozens of best-sellers in his corner, but the resurrection of a popular character gives the project both its subtitle and an air of comforting familiarity — though calling this the fourth Brigance book is a stretch. The fictional lawyer Grisham created to star in three of his most important novels (“A Time to Kill,” 1989; “Sycamore Row,” 2013; and, “A Time for Mercy,” 2020), makes a significant appearance in the first of the novellas, but it’s more an accessory role, acting as a foil to the main character.

John Grisham: ‘There are tens of thousands of innocent people in prison and you don’t believe it because you’re white’

John Grisham spoke unequivocally about criminal justice and America’s racial divide during the first full day of the Santa Fe Literary Festival, saying that “white people love the death penalty”.“There are tens of thousands of innocent people in prison and you don’t believe it because you’re white,” the prolific author and lawyer said to the audience while in conversation with friend and bestselling writer Hampton Sides. “Black people know the truth,” he added, to applause. “It’s pretty easy to send an innocent person to prison. It’s almost impossible to get them out.”Grisham described visiting death row for book research, where...

Margaret Atwood, Don Winslow and John Grisham bring stories - and politics - to Santa Fe Literary Festival

Bestselling crime author Don Winslow kicked off the first full day of the Santa Fe Literary Festival by confirming that he intends to retire from novel writing. Taking to the event’s main stage early on Saturday morning, he said that he will from now on be focusing on political activism, specifically fighting Donald Trump and the former President’s associates. Although Winslow said he was not a “political person”, he has felt moved to become active as a campaigner since the events at the US Capitol on 6 January 2021, “We don’t get to choose our time,” Winslow told The Independent....

Arkansas: The home of John Grisham

Unless you live under a rock, you know of the award-winning author, John Grisham. What you may not know is that he was born in Arkansas. Grisham originally set out to pursue baseball, but after an injury he transitioned to the asphalt business. Grisham made the decision to go to college after surviving a random crossfire while on the job.

Twists to rival John Grisham

The Murder Rule by Dervla McTiernan (HarperCollins £14.99, 304 pp) THIS fiendishly clever story focuses on an idealistic young law student, Hannah Rokeby, who wants to join the Innocence Project at the University of Virginia which aims to overthrow miscarriages of justice. It currently has one particular case in...

John Grisham: ‘Non-lawyers who write legal thrillers often get things so wrong’

In 1984, 29-year-old John Grisham was a small-town lawyer working at the DeSoto County courthouse in Hernando, Mississippi when he witnessed a trial that changed his life. Two young sisters had been attacked and raped in a remote farmhouse just miles from his law office, and as he listened to the 12-year-old give her harrowing testimony, Grisham began to wonder what would happen if the girls’ father decided to take justice, or vengeance, into his own hands. In that moment, the seed of Grisham’s debut thriller A Time to Kill was planted. “I saw the spark because I happened to...

Viola Davis, Hulu’s “Conversations With Friends,” Plus John Grisham and Celeste Ng at U.S. Book Show

Hello, book lovers! Publishing insiders at the London Book Fair say we’ll be reading a number of celebrity-penned fiction in the coming year, but in just a few weeks we’ll be reading quite the celebrity memoir from Academy Award-winning actress Viola Davis. Netflix will even air a special interview with Davis and none other than Oprah Winfrey. Meanwhile, competing streaming service Hulu has further captivated Sally Rooney fans with an extended trailer for its upcoming series adaptation of Conversations With Friends. Of course, this is hardly the only book-centered entertainment readers have to look forward to this year, and Town & Country has a comprehensive list to get you up to speed on all page-to-screen adaptations headed your way. But, without further ado, enjoy this mix of stories from the book world.

Santa Fe Literary Festival: How to get tickets to see George RR Martin, Margaret Atwood and John Grisham

Santa Fe will be hosting its inaugural literary festival this year. The highly anticipated event will take place over a long weekend this spring (20 – 23 May 2022). With its high-altitude, desert climate and rusty-hued terrain, the capital city of New Mexico has long been a home to creatives seeking out inspiration and rejuvenation. Santa Fe has been home to artists and writers for generations including Georgia O’Keeffe, DH Lawrence, Willa Cather, and writers today such as George RR Martin.The Santa Fe Literary Festival invites guests to partake in the city’s rich cultural traditions. More than 30 individual...
Eastern New Mexico News

Our people: Local attorney inspired by John Grisham

Mitchell Mender grew up on the East Coast. Raised in a tightknit community on the New Hampshire/Vermont border, he's used to the fun of living in a "borderland." Mender said he enjoyed an idyllic childhood exploring the natural beauties of New England with his parents and two older brothers. Five...

Google Should Ban Pirate Sites, Say Authors John Grisham & Scott Turow

John Grisham & Scott Turow have renewed their calls for service providers to do much more to combat online piracy. On the heels of an extremely complicated legal win over a number of pirate eBook platforms, the best-selling authors say that search engines including Google should delist pirate platforms completely and the government needs to step up funding for criminal enforcement.
DeSoto Times Today

John Grisham marker to be placed by library

A marker recognizing best-selling author and Mississippi native John Grisham’s DeSoto County roots will be placed in front of the county library in Hernando. The Board of Supervisors gave its permission this week to erect the marker, which will be the county’s first on the Mississippi Writers Trail. Grisham, the author of more than 30 legal thrillers which have sold over 300 million copies worldwide, practiced law in Southaven and wrote his first novel, “A Time to Kill” in his spare time at the old county courthouse.