In 1970, the Ford County Times went bankrupt - and to the surprise and dismay of many, was bought by 23-year-old college dropout Willie Traynor. The paper's future was grim, until a young mother was brutally raped and murdered by a member of the notorious Padgitt family. Traynor reported a..
A Time to Kill is a legal suspense thriller novel by John Grisham. It is also his very first novel.Summary of the BookA town inhabited by mostly white people is rocked by the inhuman rape of a young African-American girl at the hands of two drunken men. But before the entire episode can get into the..
Clanton, Mississippi The life of a ten-year-old girl is shuttered by two drunken and remorseless young men. The mostly white town reacts with shock and horror at the inhuman crime. Until her black father acquires an assault rifle--and takes justice into his own outraged hands.For ten days, as burnin..
High school All-American Neely Crenshaw was probably the best quarterback ever to play for the legendary Messina Spartans. Fifteen years have gone by since those glory days, and Neely has come home to Messina to bury Coach Eddie Rake, the man who molded the Spartans into an unbeatable football dynas..
Calico Joe is a novel set in the world of Major League Baseball by John Grisham.Summary of the BookJoe “Calico” Castle was what every baseball star wanted to be. He was the greatest rookie of them all. The young batter from Calico Rock, Arkansas, won the crowd’s hearts as he tipped his hat to them a..
A surprising and moving novel of fathers and sons, forgiveness and redemption, set in the world of Major League Baseball… Whatever happened to Calico Joe? It began quietly enough with a pulled hamstring. The first baseman for the Cubs AAA affiliate in Wichita..
Number 1 New York Times bestselling author John Grisham takes us back to Ford County, Mississippi, the setting of his first novel, A Time to Kill. This riveting collection of short stories features an unforgettable cast of characters: Wheelchair-bound Inez Graney and her two older son..
The Recession drove people jobless. One woman uses her temporary job to go snooping into the dark world of coal mining, in Gray Mountain, a new novel from legal thriller mastermind, John Grisham.Summary of the BookIn a day, 2008 changed the fortunes of billions of people across the Earth. Samantha K..
Rick Dockery was the third-string quarterback for the Cleveland Browns. In the deciding game at the climax of the season, to the surprise and dismay of virtually everyone, Rick actually got into the game. With a 17-point lead and just minutes to go, Rick provided what was arguably the worst single p..
On the right side of the law. Sort of.Sebastian Rudd is not your typical street lawyer. He works out of a customized bulletproof van, complete with Wi-Fi, a bar, a small fridge, fine leather chairs, a hidden gun compartment, and a heavily armed driver. He has no firm, no partners, no associates, and..
Sycamore Row is the second book of the Jake Brigance series, the sequel to the bestselling debut novel of John Grisham, A Time to Kill.Summary Of The BookSycamore Row picks up three years after the trial of Carl Lee Hailey, where A Time to Kill left off. Mr. Seth Hubbard instructs one of his em..
Theodore Boone is back in a new adventure, and the stakes are higher than ever. When his best friend, April, disappears from her bedroom in the middle of the night, no one, not even Theo Boone - who knows April better than anyone - has answers. As fear ripples through his small hometown and the poli..
In a crowded courtroom in Mississippi, a jury returns a shocking verdict against a chemical company accused of dumping toxic waste into a small town’s water supply, causing the worst “cancer cluster” in history. The company appeals to the Mississippi Supreme Court, whose nine justices will one day e..
The Associate, a legal thriller penned by John Grisham, is about a deadly game of blackmail.Summary of the BookKyle McAvoy is an outstanding legal student of his generation. He is also a handsome chap with an excellent mind, with the promise of a glorious future. But there lies a secret in his past ..
Trumble is a minimum-security federal prison, home to the usual assortment of relatively harmless criminals - drug dealers, bank robbers, swindlers, embezzlers, tax evaders, and three former judges who call themselves The Brethren. They meet each day in the law library where they handle cases for ot..