5 Best John Grisham Books
John Ray Grisham Jr. is a well-known American author and lawyer who is best known for his legal thrillers.
John Grisham is a famous writer of best-selling books, some of which have been converted into popular TV shows and feature films. With a career spanning three decades and counting, Grisham has established himself as one of the most popular authors in the United States and is now known as the ‘King of Legal Thrillers,’ as the majority of his works deal with legal issues.
1) A Time for Mercy
Clanton is a town in Mississippi. 1990. When the court hires Jake Brigance to represent Drew Gamble, a quiet sixteen-year-old boy suspected of murdering a local cop, he finds himself in the middle of a disputed case.
Many people in Clanton want a full justice and the death penalty, but Brigance investigates deeper and realises that the case is more complicated than it appears. Jake’s unwavering determination to rescuing Drew from the gas chamber compromises his job, financial stability, and family’s safety.
2) The Guardians
With a twist, John Grisham presents a classic legal thriller.
“Terrific…affecting… “Grisham has done it once more.”
“A thrilling thriller with significant themes.”
Keith Russo, a young lawyer in the small Florida town of Seabrook, was shot dead at his desk late one night while working late. The attacker left no traces. There were no witnesses, and no one seemed to have a reason. However, the cops quickly identified Quincy Miller, a young Black guy who had previously been a client of Russo’s.
3) The Racketeer
The murder has been discovered at the isolated lakeside cottage. There are no signs of forceful entrance or resistance. The only two persons who have died are Judge Fawcett and his young secretary. And one big, cutting-edge, very secure safe was unlocked and empty.
4) Camino Winds
Welcome back to Camino Island, where anything can happen, even a murder in the middle of a hurricane, which might prove to be the ideal crime…
Hurricane Leo drifts from its expected track and comes right for the island, just as Bruce Cable’s Bay Books prepares for the homecoming of bestselling author Mercer Mann. The governor of Florida orders a forced departure, and the majority of people board up their homes and leave to the mainland, but Bruce chooses to stay and ride the wave.
5) A Time to Kill
When Grisham was a young lawyer, he witnessed a little girl give testimony in court and was inspired to write A Time to Kill. From there, his imagination ran wild, and his first story was born, about a young Black girl whose life is permanently transformed by an act of violence performed against her by two young white guys.
When her father decides to take matters into his own hands, it sets off a chain reaction of violence and a complex court case that young lawyer Jack Brigance must carefully manage in order to preserve both his client and himself.