Books by John Grisham

GRAY MOUNTAIN by John Grisham
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 21, 2014

"Literary fast food: It's tasty enough, but it's probably not so good for you, with or without the lumps of coal."
"I want all the boys to sit up straight and notice, and not just my ass." Yup, there's a new sheriff in town, and she's come to bring down Big Coal—and maybe strut her stuff, too. Read full book review >
SYCAMORE ROW by John Grisham
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 22, 2013

"Trademark Grisham, with carefully situated echoes of To Kill a Mockingbird. A top-notch thriller."
A long-after sequel, of a sort, to A Time to Kill (1989), in which dogged attorney Jake Brigance fights for justice in a Mississippi town where justice is not always easy to come by. Read full book review >
THE RACKETEER by John Grisham
Released: Oct. 23, 2012

"In fact, there are plenty of surprises along the way. As ever, a solid, unflashy performance by Grisham."
Evenly paced, smart legal thriller—trademark Grisham (The Litigators, 2011, etc.), in other words. Read full book review >
CALICO JOE by John Grisham
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 10, 2012

"A reconciliation story, Hallmark style."
Only one player in Major League Baseball history has been hit and killed by a pitch, but bean balls—balls thrown near the head—have ended careers. Read full book review >
THE LITIGATORS by John Grisham
Released: Oct. 25, 2011

"Grisham's latest is a hoot—and, with its insider's view of jury selection and other dirty tricks, a very good reason to hope to steer clear of a courtroom."
A tight (in a couple of senses), unexpectedly comic courtroom saga from veteran legal eagle Grisham (The Confession, 2011, etc.). Read full book review >
THEODORE BOONE, KID LAWYER by John Grisham
FICTION
Released: May 25, 2010

"Let's hope they catch up to the 21st century."
The one-day laydown and review embargo of a Big Book probably makes a lot of sense for a publisher. Read full book review >
A PAINTED HOUSE by John Grisham
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 6, 2001

This simple tale of cotton harvesting in 1952 Arkansas offers the curious a chance to see what Grisham would be like without all the lawyers. Read full book review >
THE PARTNER by John Grisham
THRILLERS
Released: Feb. 26, 1997

"Grisham comes up with a masterfully bittersweet end (with his title taking on a sly double edge) that may be his most satisfying ever."
Grisham (The Client, 1993, etc.) justifies a colossal first printing of 2.8 million copies with his best-plotted novel yet, gripping the reader mightily and not letting go. Read full book review >
THE CLIENT by John Grisham
THRILLERS
Released: March 1, 1993

"In the movie, the obligatory face-out between Barry the Blade and Mark will take place, bet on it, though Grisham avoids the confrontation."
Grisham's latest opens with a neat hook into the reader's jaw- -and the tension never wavers—as the author strives for a knockout suspenser with echoes of Mark Twain and Robert Louis Stevenson—or at least the reader can't help weighing what he's reading against the darker plots that enmesh Huck Finn and Jim Hawkins. Read full book review >
THE PELICAN BRIEF by John Grisham
THRILLERS
Released: March 4, 1992

"Should outsell The Firm."
Gripping legal suspenser by the author of last year's hallucinatory The Firm—and an even stronger performance than that still-current bestseller. Read full book review >
THE FIRM by John Grisham
THRILLERS
Released: March 15, 1991

"Hallucinatory entertainment."
Terrifically exciting and likable first novel about tax lawyers and the Mafia, and a predictable success already sold to the movies, etc. Grisham does not cut as deep or furnish the occasional shining paragraph that Scott Turow does, but he writes a stripped, cliche-free page that grips and propels. Read full book review >