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Grisham, John

Works: 1,076 works in 9,901 publications in 43 languages and 323,088 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Trials, litigation, etc  Film adaptations  Psychological fiction  Football stories  Legal films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Adventure stories  Suspense fiction, American 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Contributor, Other, Conceptor, Author of screenplay, Speaker, dki
Classifications: PS3557.R5355, 813.54
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The appeal by John Grisham( Book )
200 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 25 languages and held by 10,244 libraries worldwide
Wall street millionaire Carl Trudeau purchases an unsuspecting Mississippi State Supreme Court judge candidate when a lower court rules against one of his chemical companies for dumping toxic waste into a small town's water supply causing a cancer cluster
A painted house : a novel by John Grisham( Book )
270 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 31 languages and held by 9,761 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
A time to kill by John Grisham( Book )
388 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in 31 languages and held by 8,790 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 )
448 editions published between 1900 and 2014 in 32 languages and held by 8,242 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 )
357 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in 34 languages and held by 8,236 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 )
287 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in 27 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 to make some money, but when one of their scams derails, they are forced to confront the world of their own creation
The broker by John Grisham( Book )
211 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in 28 languages and held by 7,974 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 testament by John Grisham( Book )
308 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in 29 languages and held by 7,889 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 real children are determined to prevent the inheritance
The runaway jury by John Grisham( Book )
333 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in 31 languages and held by 7,838 libraries worldwide
The jury in a Mississippi tobacco trial appears to be manipulated and controlled
The pelican brief by John Grisham( Book )
399 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in 29 languages and held by 7,838 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 summons by John Grisham( Book )
229 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in 29 languages and held by 7,780 libraries worldwide
Ray Atlee and his brother, Forrest, receive a letter from their father, a reclusive, retired judge, instructing them to return home to Clanton, Mississippi, to discuss his estate, but the judge dies before his sons arrive, leaving behind a secret known only to Ray
The king of torts by John Grisham( Book )
224 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in 29 languages and held by 7,767 libraries worldwide
Washed-up public defender Clay Carter's latest case, a routine street killing, takes an unexpected turn when he discovers evidence of a conspiracy involving a large drug company and a lawsuit with a huge potential settlement
The innocent man : murder and injustice in a small town by John Grisham( Book )
205 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in 21 languages and held by 7,645 libraries worldwide
Includes material on Dennis Fritz, Tommy Ward, and Karl Fontenot
The chamber by John Grisham( Book )
313 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in 29 languages and held by 7,624 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 last juror by John Grisham( Book )
195 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in 26 languages and held by 7,591 libraries worldwide
In 1970, one of Mississippi's more colorful weekly newspapers, The Ford County Times, went bankrupt. To the surprise and dismay of many, ownership was assumed by a twenty-three-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 his newspaper 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 the defendant threatened revenge against the jurors if they convicted him. Nevertheless, they found him guilty, and 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
Ford County : stories by John Grisham( Book )
103 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 13 languages and held by 7,441 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 street lawyer by John Grisham( Book )
309 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in 29 languages and held by 7,365 libraries worldwide
Michael was in a hurry. He was scrambling up the ladder at Drake & Sweeney, a giant D C firm with 800 lawyers. The money was good and getting better. He was a rising star with no time for a conscience. But a violent encounter with a homeless man stopped him cold. Michael survived; but his assailant did not. Who was this homeless man?
The rainmaker by John Grisham( Book )
339 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in 31 languages and held by 7,227 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."
The partner by John Grisham( Book )
273 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in 27 languages and held by 7,084 libraries worldwide
Patrick Lanigan, a young law partner who faked his death and fled the country with millions of dollars stolen from his law firm, is found in Brazil after a four-year chase, but investigators are about to learn that the hunt is really just beginning
Bleachers by John Grisham( Book )
144 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in 19 languages and held by 6,800 libraries worldwide
From the best-selling author of The Painted House, Skipping Christmas, and The Firm comes a nostalgic novel about high school football in a small Texas town, a place in which football has become a religion. High school all-American Neely Crenshaw was probably the best quarterback ever to play for the legendary Messina Spartans. Fifteen years have gone by since those glory days, and Neely has come home to Messina to bury Coach Eddie Rake, the man who molded the Spartans into an unbeatable football dynasty. Now, as Coach Rake's "boys" sit in the bleachers waiting for the dimming field lights to signal his passing, they replay the old games, relive the old glories, and try to decide once and for all whether they love Eddie Rake - or hate him. For Neely Crenshaw, a man who must finally forgive his coach, -- and himself, before he can get on with his life, the stakes are especially high
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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
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
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Τζον Γκρίσαμ
Гришам Д. 1955-
Гришем Д. 1955-
Гришим 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
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