John Grisham


Books by John Grisham

The Reckoning

After returning to the rural Mississippi town of Clanton, World War II hero Pete Banning drives to his local Methodist church and shot the Reverend Dexter Bell. He has never said why.

Reviewed on 30 March 2019 by Chris Roberts

The Rooster Bar

Law students Mark, Todd and Zola are struggling under a mountain of debt. Realising they have been scammed, they start looking for payback.

Reviewed on 16 December 2017 by Chris Roberts

The Innocent Man

A true account of how an innocent man was convicted of rape and murder, and ended up on death row.

Reviewed on 28 October 2017 by Kim Fleet

Camino Island

Writer Mercer Mann is recruited by an insurance company to get close to a book dealer who they suspect is holding stolen manuscripts worth a fortune.

Reviewed on 05 August 2017 by Chris Roberts

The Whistler

Lacy Stoltz, lawyer at Florida’s Board on Judicial Conduct, meets a man representing a whistleblower who claims a judge is in deep with organised crime - the Gulf Mafia.

Reviewed on 18 March 2017 by Chris Roberts

Rogue Lawyer

Sebastian Rudd is a US lawyer who takes the cases no one else wants, a policy that leaves him ducking bullets from both criminals and law enforcement.


Reviewed on 11 June 2016 by Chris Roberts

Gray Mountain

Young New York lawyer Samantha Kofer makes a dramatic career change with a move to West Virginia, where her clients battle rapacious and ruthless mining companies.

Reviewed on 23 April 2016 by Chris Roberts

Sycamore Row

When a reclusive multi-millionaire businessman with terminal cancer hangs himself, he leaves a hand-written will cutting out his family and leaving the bulk of his money to his black housekeeper. Jake Brigance is appointed to represent his estate, provoking a controversial trial and forcing Ford County to face its unsavoury past.

Reviewed on 16 November 2013 by John Cleal

The Racketeer

Lawyer Malcolm Bannister is serving a ten year sentence after being railroaded by the FBI for a crime he did not commit. When a Federal judge and his lover are murdered and the investigation stalls, Bannister tells the agency he knows the killer – and launches a brilliantly conceived plot to gain revenge.

Reviewed on 01 November 2013 by John Cleal