The Racketeer

Hodder Paperback (Verlag)
  • erschienen am 11. Juni 2013
  • Buch
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  • Softcover
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  • 400 Seiten
978-1-4447-2976-4 (ISBN)
From one of America's greatest storytellers, comes a collection of bestselling reissued titles that will be sure to keep you on the edge of your seat.
  • Englisch
  • Großbritannien
Hodder & Stoughton
  • Paperback
  • Höhe: 195 mm
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  • Breite: 128 mm
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  • Dicke: 30 mm
  • 276 gr
978-1-4447-2976-4 (9781444729764)
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John Grisham as a child dreamed of being a professional baseball player. After graduating from law school at Ole Miss in 1981, he went on to practice law for nearly a decade, specialising in criminal defense and personal injury litigation. One day, Grisham overheard the harrowing testimony of a twelve-year-old rape victim and was inspired to start a novel exploring what would have happened if the girl's father had murdered her assailants. Getting up at 5 a.m. every day to get in several hours of writing time before heading off to work, Grisham spent three years on A Time to Kill and finished it in 1987.

His next novel, The Firm, spent 47 weeks on The New York Times bestseller list and became the bestselling novel of 1991. Since then, he has written one novel a year, including The Client, The Pelican Brief, The Rainmaker and The Runaway Jury.

Today, Grisham has written a collection of stories, a work of non-fiction, three sports novels, seven kids' books, and many legal thrillers. His work has been translated into 42 languages. He lives near Charlottesville, Virginia.

Exhilarating . . . surprising . . . ingenious * <i>New York Times</i> * No one does it better than Grisham * Daily Telegraph * The best thriller writer alive -- Ken Follett Electrifying * <i>Guardian</i> *

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