John Grisham a graduate of Mississippi State University and Ole Miss Law School, he finished his law degree in 1981 and afterwards practiced law for about 10 years, specializing in criminal defense and personal injury litigation. He was elected to the House of Representatives in 1983 and served until 1990. He began writing in 1984 and 3 years later finished hid first novel, A Time to Kill, published by Wynnewood Press in June 1988. John, Renee and their children now live in Charlottesville, Va... Grisham, John. A Time to Kill.
New York: Wynnewood Press, 1989. "A Time to Kill" wrote by John Grisham was a riveting story of retribution and justice. In this searing courtroom drama, best-selling author John Grisham probes the savage depths of racial violence as he delivers a compelling tale of in certain justice in a small southern town in Clanton, Mississippi. In the end, Jake comes up with an outstanding closing argument, turning the story towards a different perspective for the white people of the jury and then turning it back to how it actually happen. Grisham, John. The Summons.
New York: Doubleday, 2002. Ray Atlee is a professor of law at the University of Virginia. Ray is forty-three, newly single and still enduring the aftershocks of a surprise divorce. He has a younger brother, Forrest, who redefines the notion of a family's black sheep and he has a father, know as Judge Atlee, a very sick old man who lives alone in the ancestral home in Clanton, Mississippi. With the end in sight, Judge Atlee issues a summons for both sons to return home to Clanton, to discuss the details of his estate. But the family meeting does not take place.
The Judge dies too soon and in doing so leaves behind a shocking secret known only to Ray and perhaps someone else. Grisham, John. The Firm. New York: Doubleday, 1991.
When Mitch McDeere signed on with Bending, Lambert & Locke of Memphis, he thought him and his beautiful wife were on their way. The firm leased him a BMW, paid of his school loans, arranged him a mortgage and hired him a decorator. Mitch McDeere should have remembered what his brother Ray- doing fifteen years in a Tennessee jail- already knew. You never get anything for nothing. Now, the FBI has the lowdown on Mitch's firm and needs his help. Mitch is caught between a rock and a hard place, with no choice, if he wants to live.
Grisham, John. The Firm. "Keeps the reader hooked... From the creepy first chapters... to the vise-tightening midsection and on to the take-the-money-and-run finale". -- -Peter Prescott, Newsweek.
I thought this was a very intense book; it keeps you on your toes, like many of John Grisham stories. Grisham, John. A Time to Kill. "Grisham excels".
-- -Dallas Times Herald. This is one of my favorite books to read, this was his first book he ever published. I am going to have to agree that he does excel extremely well in this wonderful book. Grisham, John. The Firm. "Taut, fast and relentless...
A ride worth taking". -- -San Francisco Chronicle. I thought this story was a thriller; it kept coming with all kinds of surprises. You didn't want to put the book down; you wanted to know what was going to happen next..