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Grisham, John

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Works: 1,265 works in 10,393 publications in 43 languages and 327,490 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Trials, litigation, etc  Film adaptations  Juvenile works  Legal films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Adventure stories  Suspense fiction, American  Legal stories 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Contributor, Other, Conceptor, Author of screenplay, Speaker, dki
Classifications: PS3557.R5355,
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Theodore Boone : kid lawyer by John Grisham( Book )
172 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in 13 languages and held by 11,527 libraries worldwide
In the small city of Strattenburg there are many lawyers, and thirteen-year-old Theo Boone thinks he is one of them, but his inside knowledge of the justice system means trouble when a cold-blooded killer is about to go free and only Theo can stop him
The appeal by John Grisham( Book )
167 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in 14 languages and held by 9,867 libraries worldwide
Wall street millionaire Carl Trudeau purchases an unsuspecting candidate to run for Supreme Court judge when a Mississippi rules against one of his chemical companies for dumping toxic waste into the towns water supply causing a cancer cluster
A painted house : a novel by John Grisham( Book )
280 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 27 languages and held by 9,737 libraries worldwide
"The hill people and the Mexicans arrived on the same day. It was a Wednesday, early in September 1952. The Cardinals were five games behind the Dodgers with three weeks to go, and the season looked hopeless. The cotton, however, was waist-high to my father, over my head, and he and my grandfather could be heard before supper whispering words that were seldom heard. It could be a 'good crop'." Thus begins from author John Grisham, a story inspired by his own childhood in rural Arkansas. The narrator is a farm boy named Luke Chandler, age seven, who lives in the cotton fields with his parents and grandparents in a little house that's never been painted. The Chandlers farm eighty acres that they rent, not own, and when the cotton is ready they hire a truckload of Mexicans and a family from the Ozarks to help harvest it. For six weeks they pick cotton, battling the heat, the rain, the fatigue, and, sometimes, each other. As the weeks pass Luke sees and hears things no seven-year-old could possibly be prepared for, and finds himself keeping secrets that not only threaten the crop but will change the lives of the Chandlers forever. This is a moving story of one boy's journey from innocence to experience
The innocent man : murder and injustice in a small town by John Grisham( Book )
199 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in 14 languages and held by 9,703 libraries worldwide
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 21-year-old woman in his Oklahoma hometown
A time to kill by John Grisham( Book )
365 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in 24 languages and held by 8,781 libraries worldwide
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
The firm by John Grisham( Book )
450 editions published between 1900 and 2014 in 32 languages and held by 8,260 libraries worldwide
Mitch McDeere, a Harvard Law graduate, becomes suspicious of his Memphis tax firm when mysterious deaths, obsessive office security, and the Chicago mob figure into its operations
The client by John Grisham( Book )
350 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in 29 languages and held by 8,185 libraries worldwide
Mark Sway, 11, witnesses a Mafia lawyer's suicide, which puts him in danger from Barry the Blade & a politically ambitious U.S. attorney. In the two years since The Firm first captured the imagination of America's readers, John Grisham, with three consecutive number-one bestsellers, has become one of the most popular authors of our time. Now, in The Client, he has written a novel so irresistible, so thoroughly entertaining and satisfying, that it is sure not only to please his millions of fans, but to win him new ones as well. This is the story of eleven-year-old Mark Sway, who, as the novel opens, witnesses the bizarre suicide of a New Orleans attorney. Just before he dies, the lawyer tells Mark a deadly secret concerning the recent murder of a Louisiana Senator, whose accused killer, Mafia thug Barry Muldanno, is about to go to trial. The police, the federal prosecutor and the FBI pressure Mark to tell them the attorney's last words, but he knows that with the mob watching his every move, revealing his secret will almost surely get him killed. So Mark, streetwise and old beyond his years, hires a lawyer: Reggie Love, a fifty-two-year-old divorcee who's been through more than anyone could imagine and survived, basically, because she's tough. And feisty. And loves helping kids overlooked or abused by the system. But when Mark's life is threatened, and Reggie discovers her office has been bugged, and even the Juvenile Court judge says Mark has no choice but to talk, she realizes that this time she's in way over her head. But then Mark comes up with a plan ... a crazy plan, in Reggie's opinion, but it's their only hope. And it just might work. With the page-turning suspense and terrific plot twists that have become John Grisham's trademark, he has once again crafted a novel that simply cannot be put down. But in The ClientGrisham has gone a step further - with a cast of unforgettable characters headed by the most original hero in years, he has mixed equal parts humor and warmth to truly expand the boundaries of the legal thriller
The brethren by John Grisham( Book )
282 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in 25 languages and held by 8,086 libraries worldwide
In a federal prison, three former judges who call themselves "the brethren" meet in the law library to run a rougher form of justice inside their community and make a some money, but when one of their scams derails, they are forced to confront the world of their own creation
The pelican brief by John Grisham( Book )
388 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in 26 languages and held by 7,925 libraries worldwide
"In suburban Georgetown a killer's Reeboks whisper on the floor of a posh home ... in a seedy D.C. porno house a patron is swiftly garroted to death ... The next day America learns that two of its Supreme Court justices have been assassinated."--Colophon
The testament by John Grisham( Book )
311 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in 27 languages and held by 7,914 libraries worldwide
A lawyer searches the Brazilian jungle for a missionary doctor working with Indians, the illegitimate daughter of an American tycoon who left her his fortune. But the tycoon's legitimate children are determined to prevent the inheritance
The runaway jury by John Grisham( Book )
323 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in 29 languages and held by 7,824 libraries worldwide
In Biloxi, Mississippi, a woman sues a tobacco company for the death of her husband from lung cancer. The protagonists are a jury fixer, that is a lawyer whose role is to assure a jury favorable to the company, and a rogue juror whom the fixer cannot eliminate or control. This is a landmark tobacco trial with hundreds of millions of dollars at stake which begins routinely, then 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 behavior. Is the jury somehow being manipulated, or even controlled? If so, by whom? And, more important, why?
The broker by John Grisham( Book )
196 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in 21 languages and held by 7,767 libraries worldwide
John Grisham delivers another legal thriller of unparalled suspense. With fourteen years left on a twenty-year sentence, notorious Washington power broker, Joel Blackman, receives a surprise pardon from a lame-duck president. He is smuggled out of the country on a military cargo plane, given a new identity, and tucked away in a small town in Italy. But Blackman has serious enemies from his past. As the CIA watches him closely, the question is not whether he will be killed, but rather who will kill him first
The king of torts by John Grisham( Book )
196 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in 22 languages and held by 7,676 libraries worldwide
Clay Carter, a public defender, reluctantly takes the case of a young man charged with a random street killing, assuming it is just another of the many senseless murders that hit D.C. every week. As he digs into the background of his client, Clay stumbles on a conspiracy too horrible to believe. He suddenly finds himself in the middle of a complex case against one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world, looking at the kind of enormous settlement that would totally change his life--that would make him almost overnight, the legal profession's newest king of torts
The last juror by John Grisham( Book )
184 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in 22 languages and held by 7,557 libraries worldwide
In 1970, one of Mississippi's more colorful weekly newspapers went bankrupt. To the surprise and dismay of many, ownership was assumed by a 23 year-old college dropout, named Willie Traynor. The future of the paper looked grim until a young mother was brutally raped and murdered by a member of the notorious Padgitt family. Willie Traynor reported all the gruesome details and the paper began to prosper. The murderer, Danny Padgitt was tried before a packed courthouse in Clanton, Mississippi. The trial came to a startling and dramatic end when he was found guilty. He was sentenced to life in prison, but in Mississippi, in 1970, "life" didn't necessarily mean "life" and nine years later Danny Padgitt managed to get himself paroled. He returned to Ford County and the retribution began
The summons by John Grisham( Book )
208 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in 23 languages and held by 7,506 libraries worldwide
Ray Atlee is a newly-divorced law professor at the University of Virginia when he and his brother are summoned home to Clanton, Mississippi, by his dying father. Unfortunately, Judge Atlee dies before his sons arrive, leaving the details of his estate unsettled and a secret known only to Ray ... and perhaps someone else
The chamber by John Grisham( Book )
288 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in 24 languages and held by 7,419 libraries worldwide
In Mississippi, a young lawyer races against time to save his grandfather from the gas chamber. The grandfather was tried three times for a Ku Klux Klan bombing which killed two civil rights workers in 1967. He was found innocent twice, but guilty the third time. By the author of A Time To Kill
The street lawyer by John Grisham( Book )
287 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in 23 languages and held by 7,312 libraries worldwide
Michael was in a hurry. He was scrambling up the ladder at Drake & Sweeney, a giant D.C. firm with eight hundred lawyers. The money was good and getting better; a partnership was three years away. He was a rising star with no time to waste, no time to stop, no time to toss a few coins into the cups of panhandlers. No time for a conscience. But a violent encounter with a homeless man stopped him cold. Michael survived; his assailant did not. Who was this man? Michael did some digging, and learned that he was a mentally ill veteran who'd been in and out of shelters for many years. Then Michael dug a little deeper, and found a dirty secret, and the secret involved Drake & Sweeney. The fast track derailed; the ladder collapsed. Michael bolted from the firm and took a top-secret file with him. He landed in the streets, an advocate for the homeless, a street lawyer. And a thief
The rainmaker by John Grisham( Book )
329 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in 24 languages and held by 7,191 libraries worldwide
In his final semester of law school, Rudy Baylor "finds himself taking on one of the most powerful, corrupt, and ruthless companies in America -- and exposing a complex, multibillion dollar insurance scam."
Ford County : stories by John Grisham( Book )
68 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 7,119 libraries worldwide
John Grisham returns to Ford County, Mississippi, the setting of his immensely popular first novel, "A Time to Kill," with this wholly surprising collection of stories
The partner by John Grisham( Book )
281 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in 26 languages and held by 7,055 libraries worldwide
A thriller on the international movement of dirty money. Its protagonist is an American lawyer who skips the country with $90 million belonging to crooks. They catch up with him in Brazil, torture him, but he does not know where the money is, his lawyer girlfriend is circulating it around the globe. Extradited to the U.S. to face various charges he is going to use the money to get off
 
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Con Qrişam
Džons Grišams
Ǧrīšām, Ǧūn 1955-
Grišams, Džons
Grišèm, Džon.
Grišem, Džon 1955-
Grisham, J.
Grisham J. 1955-
Grisham, John
Grisham, John, 1955-
Grishėm, Dzhon
Grishem, Dzhon, 1955-
Grisjem, Dzjon
Hrišem, Džon 1955-
Ioannes Grisham
John Grisham Amerikaans schrijver
John Grisham amerikansk advokat och författare
John Grisham amerikansk advokat og skribent
John Grisham écrivain américain
John Grisham pisarz amerykański
John Grisham scrittore statunitense
John Grisham US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller
Τζον Γκρίσαμ
Гришам Д. 1955-
Гришем Д. 1955-
Гришим Д. 1955-
Гришэм Д. 1955-
Гришэм, Джон
Джон Гришам
Джон Гришэм
Джон Грішем
Жон Гришам
Џон Гришам Реј
Ջոն Գրիշեմ
ג'ון גרישם
גרישם, ג׳ון
גרישם, ג׳ון. גינצבורג־הירש, עדי
גרישם, ג'ון 1955-
جان گریشام نویسنده و وکیل آمریکایی
جون غريشام
जॉन ग्रिशॅम
ஜான் கிரிஷாம்
ಜಾನ್ ಗ್ರಿಶಮ್
จอห์น กริแชม
그리샴, 존 1955-
존 그리샴
존그리샴 1955-
グリシャム, ジョン
ジョン・グリシャム
約翰·基斯咸
约翰·格里森姆
約翰·葛里遜
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