Authors > John Grisham

A Time to Kill

The life of a ten-year-old girl is shattered by two drunken and remorseless young men. The mostly white town of Clanton in Ford County, Mississippi, reacts with shock and horror at the inhuman crime. Until her black father acquires an assault rifle and takes justice into his own outraged hands.

Year: 1989
Genre: Legal ThrillerVengeance

The Runaway Jury

They are at the center of a multimillion-dollar legal hurricane: twelve men and women who have been investigated, watched, manipulated, and harassed by high-priced lawyers and consultants who will stop at nothing to secure a verdict. Now the jury must make a decision in the most explosive civil trial of the century, a precedent-setting lawsuit against a giant tobacco company. But only a handful of people know the truth: that this jury has a leader, and the verdict belongs to him.

Year: 1996
Genre: CorruptionCourtroom Drama

Calico Joe

It's the summer of 1973, and Joe Castle is the boy wonder of baseball, the greatest rookie anyone has ever seen. The kid from Calico Rock, Arkansas, dazzles Chicago Cubs fans as he hits home run after home run, politely tipping his hat to the crowd as he shatters all rookie records. On the day that Warren Tracey finally faces Calico Joe, Paul is in the stands, rooting for his idol but also for his dad. Then Warren throws a fastball that will change their lives forever.

Year: 2012
Genre: BaseballComing of Age

Sycamore Row

Seth Hubbard is a wealthy man dying of lung cancer. 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 Jake into a conflict as riveting and dramatic as the murder trial that made Brigance one of Ford County's most notorious citizens. Why would Hubbard leave nearly all of his fortune to his maid? And what does it all have to do with a piece of land once known as Sycamore Row?

Year: 2013
Genre: 1980sCourtroom Drama

The Guardians

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.

Year: 2019
Genre: Cold CaseInnocence

A Time for Mercy

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.

Year: 2020
Genre: Courtroom DramaWhats New



Year TitleGenres & Tags

1991The FirmFBILegal Thriller
1992The Pelican BriefCoverupLegal Thriller
1993The ClientLegal ThrillerOrganized Crime
1994The ChamberDeath RowLegal Thriller
1995The RainmakerCourtroom DramaLegal Thriller
1996The Runaway JuryCorruptionCourtroom Drama
1997The PartnerCourtroom DramaLegal Thriller
1998The Street LawyerConspiracyLegal Thriller
1999The TestamentLegal Thriller, Brazil
2001A Painted House1950sSuspense
2001Skipping ChristmasHumor
2001The BrethrenExtortionLegal Thriller
2002The SummonsFamily SecretsSuspense
2003The King of TortsConspiracyCourtroom Drama
2004The Last JurorRevenge
2005The BrokerCIAEspionage
2007Playing for PizzaFootball
2008The AppealConspiracyLegal Thriller
2009The AssociateConspiracyExtortionFBI
2010The ConfessionDeath RowInnocenceLegal Thriller
2011The LitigatorsLegal Thriller
2012Calico JoeBaseballComing of Age
2012The RacketeerFBIMurder Mystery
2014Gray MountainLegal Thriller
2015Rogue LawyerLegal Thriller
2016The WhistlerCorruptionLegal Thriller
2017Camino IslandAuthorsBookstoresHeist CaperStolen Goods
2017The Rooster BarCorruptionLegal Thriller
2018The Reckoning1940sCourtroom DramaSouthern GothicWorld War II
2019The GuardiansCold CaseInnocence
2020Camino WindsMurder MysteryWhats New



Year TitleGenres & Tags

2006The Innocent Man1980sTrue Crime


SERIES: Jake Brigance

Year# TitleGenres & Tags

19891A Time to KillLegal ThrillerVengeance
20132Sycamore Row1980sCourtroom Drama
20203A Time for MercyCourtroom DramaWhats New