What Are Some Novels by John Grisham?


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"A Time to Kill," "The Firm," "The Pelican Brief" and "The Client" are a few novels written by John Grisham. "A Time to Kill" was his first novel, written in 1988. As of 2015, he has written one novel per year since that time.

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According to his website, Mr. Grisham wrote "The Firm" immediately after finishing his first novel. He sold the film rights to that book for $600,000. The success of the film placed his books at the top of The New York Times bestseller list; "The Firm" was the bestselling novel of 1991. After that, "The Pelican Brief" took the No. 1 position on the New York Times bestseller list. His following book, "The Client," debuted at No. 1 and established him as the "master of the legal thriller."

Other novels include "The Chamber," "The Rainmaker," "The Runaway Jury" and "The Partner." As of 2015 there are 300 million John Grisham books in print worldwide, which have been translated into 40 languages. Nine novels have been turned into feature films, as was his original screenplay, "The Gingerbread Man." "The Innocent Man," published in October 2006, was his first nonfiction work. "Ford County," published in November 2009, was his first collection of short stories.

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