Biography of John Grisham


Study Guides on Works by John Grisham

John Grisham wrote A Time to Kill in 1989 while he was a practicing lawyer in Mississippi. In 1949, he had witnessed the testimony of a 12-year-old who was raped and beaten, and was thus inspired to write this novel. It was "a gut-wrenching...

Bleachers, written by John Grisham, was first published during 2003 and was later published during 2004 by Arrow. This fictional story highlights the love and loss that protagonist Neely Crenshaw experiences as he takes a trip down memory lane.

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John Grisham is generally considered to be the gold standard of the legal thriller. The Street Lawyer is his ninth novel, and like his other work was critically well received, and almost guaranteed to be made into a blockbuster film, or at the...