Below I’ll give you my selections for the best Grisham books by a few categories. I will cover these and other great books more in depth later.
- The Reckoning: the electrifying new novel from bestseller John Grisham (2019)
- Camino Island: A Novel (2018)
- The Guardians: A Novel (Random House Large Print) (2019)
- The Rooster Bar: A Novel (2018)
- The Whistler: A Novel (2017)
- The Partner: A Novel (2012)
- The Testament: A Novel (2005)
- The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town (2007)
- The Litigators: A Novel (2012)
- A Time to Kill (Random House Large Print) (2013)
- The Last Juror: A Novel (2006)
- The Racketeer: A Novel (2013)
- Gray Mountain: A Novel (Random House Large Print) (2014)
- The Broker: A Novel (2006)
- The Chamber (1995)
Pete Banning was Clanton’s favourite son, a returning war hero, the patriarch of a prominent family; a farmer, father, and a faithful member of the Methodist Church.
Camino Island: A Novel (2018)
A gang of thieves stage a daring heist from a vault deep below Princeton University’s Firestone Library. Their loot is priceless, impossible to resist. Bruce Cable owns a popular bookstore in the sleepy resort town of Santa Rosa on Camino Island in Florida. He makes his real money, though, as a prominent dealer in rare books.
In the small Florida town of Seabrook, a young lawyer named Keith Russo was shot dead at his desk as he worked late one night. The killer left no clues. There were no witnesses, no one with a motive. But the police soon came to suspect Quincy Miller, a young black man who was once a client of Russo’s. Quincy was tried, convicted, and sent to prison for life. For twenty-two years he languished in prison, maintaining his innocence. But no one was listening.
The Rooster Bar: A Novel (2018)
Mark, Todd, and Zola came to law school to change the world, to make it a better place. But now, as third-year students, these close friends realize they have been duped. They all borrowed heavily to attend a third-tier for-profit law school so mediocre that its graduates rarely pass the bar exam, let alone get good jobs.
The Whistler: A Novel (2017)
We expect our judges to be honest and wise. Their integrity is the bedrock of the entire judicial system. We trust them to ensure fair trials, to protect the rights of all litigants, to punish those who do wrong, and to oversee the flow of justice. But what happens when a judge bends the law or takes a bribe? Lacy Stoltz is an investigator for the Florida Board on Judicial Conduct. It is her job to respond to complaints dealing with judicial misconduct.
The Partner: A Novel (2012)
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLEROnce he was a well-liked, well-paid young partner in a thriving Mississippi law firm. Then Patrick Lanigan stole ninety million dollars from his own firm—and ran for his life. For four years, he evaded men who were rich and powerful, and who would stop at nothing to find him. Then, inevitably, on the edge of the Brazilian jungle, they finally tracked him down.Now Patrick is coming home.
The Testament: A Novel (2005)
Troy Phelan is a self-made billionaire, one of the richest men in the United States. He is also eccentric, reclusive, confined to a wheelchair, and looking for a way to die. His heirs, to no one’s surprise–especially Troy’s–are circling like vultures.Nate O’Riley is a high-octane Washington litigator who’s lived too hard, too fast, for too long. His second marriage in a shambles, and he is emerging from his fourth stay in rehab armed with little more than his f…
In the town of Ada, Oklahoma, Ron Williamson was going to be the next Mickey Mantle. But on his way to the Big Leagues, Ron stumbled, his dreams broken by drinking, drugs, and women. Then, on a winter night in 1982, not far from Ron’s home, a young cocktail waitress named Debra Sue Carter was savagely murdered. The investigation led nowhere. Until, on the flimsiest evidence, it led to Ron Williamson.
The Litigators: A Novel (2012)
After leaving a fast-track legal career and going on a serious bender, David Zinc is sober, unemployed, and desperate enough to take a job at Finley & Figg, a self-described “boutique law firm” that is anything but. Oscar Finley and Wally Figg are in fact just two ambulance chasers who bicker like an old married couple.
Before The Firm and The Pelican Brief made him a superstar, John Grisham wrote this riveting story of retribution and justice.
The Last Juror: A Novel (2006)
In 1970, Willie Traynor came to Clanton, Mississippi, in a Triumph Spitfire and a fog of vague ambitions. Within a year, the twenty-three-year-old found himself the owner of Ford County’s only newspaper, famous for its well-crafted obituaries. While the rest of America was in the grips of turmoil, Clanton lived on the edge of another age—until the brutal murder of a young mother rocked the town and thrust Willie into the center of a storm.
The Racketeer: A Novel (2013)
In the history of the United States, only four active federal judges have been murdered. Judge Raymond Fawcett has just become number five. His body is found in his remote lakeside cabin. There is no sign of forced entry or struggle. Just two dead bodies: Judge Fawcett and his young secretary. And one large, state-of-the-art, extremely secure safe, opened and emptied.
ew hero . . . and she’s full of surprises The year is 2008 and Samantha Kofer’s career at a huge Wall Street law firm is on the fast track—until the recession hits and she gets downsized, furloughed, escorted out of the building. Samantha, though, is one of the “lucky” associates.
The Broker: A Novel (2006)
In his final hours in the Oval Office, the outgoing President grants a controversial last-minute pardon to Joel Backman, a notorious Washington power broker who has spent the last six years hidden away in a federal prison. What no one knows is that the President issues the pardon only after receiving enormous pressure from the CIA.
The Chamber (1995)
Paperback: 608 pages Publisher: Arrow/Children’s (a Division of Random House; New Ed edition (April 1, 1995) Language: English ISBN-10: 0099179512 ISBN-13: 978-0099179511 Product Dimensions: 4.4 x 1.5 x 7 inches Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 493 customer reviews Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,025,845 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #2067 in Legal Thrillers (Books) Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
Best Grisham Books to Read
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When Truth Is All You Have: A Memoir of Faith, Justice, and Freedom for the Wrongly Convicted
Author(s): Jim McCloskey; Philip Lerman; John Grisham
ID: 2557510, Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Year: 2020, Size: 11 Mb, Format: epub
The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist: A True Story of Injustice in the American South
Author(s): Radley Balko, Tucker Carrington & John Grisham
ID: 2475146, Publisher: Public Affairs, Year: 2018, Size: 724 Kb, Format: epub
Author(s): Reginald H. Garrett, Charles M. Grisham
ID: 1592889, Publisher: Cengage Learning, Brooks Cole, Year: 2017, Size: 139 Mb, Format: pdf
Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are truly record-breakers according to The Wall Street Journal, others are drafted by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.