The John Grisham Primer
John Grisham is known as the master of the modern legal thriller. He has written more than thirty books for adults, in addition to seven young adult novels. Before pursuing a career as an author, Grisham practiced small-town law, writing his first novel, A Time to Kill, in the early morning hours before heading to work. After his second book, The Firm, became the bestselling novel of 1989, Grisham closed the door on his law practice “without turning off the lights.” The success of his next thriller, The Pelican Brief, which hit number one on the New York Times bestseller list, and each subsequent book, which have all debuted at number one, confirm Grisham’s reputation as America’s favorite storyteller. Find out more about John Grisham’s works below.