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The Firm– Tom Cruise, Gene Hackman, Holly Hunter, and Jean Tripplehorn star. VIDEO The Pelican Brief– Stars Julia Roberts and Denzel Washington. VIDEO The Client– Stars Susan Sarandon, Tommy Lee Jones, and Brad Renfro. VIDEO *A Time to Kill– Stars Matthew McConaughey, Samuel L. Jackson, Sandra Bullock, and Kiefer Sutherland. The Chamber– Stars Gene Hackman, Chris O’Donnell, and Faye Dunaway. VIDEO *The Rainmaker– Stars Matt Damon, Danny DeVito, Claire Danes, and John Voight. The Gingerbread Man– Grisham’s first film treatment not based on his novels. A thriller where a lawyer’s one-night stand ultimately makes him the target of an asylum escapee. Stars Kenneth Branagh, Darryl Hannah, Robert Duvall, and Tom Berenger. VIDEO A Painted House– Hallmark Hall of Fame movie starring Robert Sean Leonard and Scott Glenn. Grisham narrates. DVD *Mickey– An original Grisham screenplay about a widowed father who goes on the run with his twelve-year-old son then finds his new identity at risk when the son’s Little League play attracts national attention. Stars Harry Connick Jr.; Grisham makes an acting appearance as well. Runaway Jury– John Cusack, Dustin Hoffman, Gene Hackman, and Rachel Weisz star. DVD Christmas with the Kranks– Based on Skipping Christmas. Tim Allen, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Dan Ackroyd star. DVD The Innocent Man– Not yet available. The film adaptation is currently in development and slated for release in 2009. *We do not currently have holdings for these titles.
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something else to read between releases? Below are some suggestions on some read-alike authors. For more specific suggestions, you can check our Novelist database—just go to our Web site, click on Find Facts and select Databases. To access Novelist from home you must have a valid Bullitt County Library card.
David Baldacci Jay Brandon John Lescroart Paul Levine Steve Martini
(esp. the Paul Madriani series)
Lia Matera Brad Meltzer Perri O’Shaugnessy Barbara Parker Richard North Patterson Lisa Scottoline
(esp. the Bennie Rosato series)
The Appeal, John Grisham’s latest
legal thriller, will be released on January 29.
John Grisham Recommends*:
Critical Mass by Steve Martini
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Burned-out public defender Jocelyn "Joss" Cole decided to trade in the L.A. rat race for a less stressful existence in the San Juan Islands. But things get complicated when her new client, Dean Belden, is subpoenaed then dies before he can testify. Meanwhile, scholar Gideon Van Ry of the Center for Nonproliferation Studies discovers a link between Belden’s electronics company and some missing nuclear devices. library system using our Interlibrary Loan network.
From the Publisher: Politics has always been a dirty game. Now justice is, too.
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liquor. LT. and a search for the missing millions—because Patrick has trusted his own lawyer to hide the money safely and now even he doesn’t even know how to find it. who was poised to be the next baseball great until he succumbed to the lure of drugs. LT Grisham returns to Clanton. Reggie must find a way to protect her client. CD When an eccentric billionaire dies and leaves the bulk of his fortune to an illegitimate daughter no one knew existed. So Michael quits his job to become a homeless advocate. They never expect the community backlash that comes from their holiday boycott. his marriage.com! . The Pelican Brief– FIC Darby Shaw is just a law student when she writes a brief connecting the murders of two Supreme Court justices. Clay quits his job and become the new phenom in tort law. The Appeal-Copies not yet available Carl Trudeau. But first he plans to secretly groom and manipulate an unsuspecting candidate to take the empty seat on the bench. It seems like no more than a wild theory until another murder hits much closer to home. Willie Traynor buys the struggling local newspaper and catches his big break when Danny. CD Clay Carter is a burned-out public defender when his latest murder case ends up being linked to a conspiracy in the pharmaceutical industry. King of Torts-FIC. Italy. Nonfiction The Wavedancer Benefit* Grisham. and hasn’t even passed the bar yet when he finds himself taking on a top-notch defense attorney in a historical case. Rick Dockery is desperate to continue playing the game he loves. Skipping Christmas-FIC. Mississippi in this novel set in the 1970s. jobless. LT Notorious power broker Joel Backman spent six years in federal prison before he is granted a pardon by the President. a member of the prominent Padgitt family. an in-demand audio book reader seriously injured in a motorcycle accident. LT. CD A former judge summons his two sons—Ray. CD Former All-American Neely Crenshaw goes home to Texas to bury his high school football coach. like the young attorney who takes the father’s case. when he is released nine years later. LT It is a multimillion-dollar lawsuit against a major tobacco company. Takes place in Clanton. The Brethren-FIC. law firm. LT. The result was this audio recording in which the authors reader excerpts from their work (Grisham read from The Summons) and discuss the art of writing. Playing for Pizza-FIC. Michael Brock finds his career derailed after a fatal encounter with a homeless man and a bit of investigation uncover his firm’s dirty secret. His dreams were completely crushed one winter night in his hometown of Ada. CD Shamed out of the NFL. Because based on little evidence Williamson was charged with the crime and then convicted following a trial full of lies and tainted evidence. is accused of rape and murder. LT. *no copies in system The Chamber-FIC Adam Hall is on the brink of a brilliant legal career when he risks it all to defend a former Klansman headed for the gas chamber for a fatal 1967 bombing—a man who just happens to be his grandfather. The Runaway Jury-FIC. LT. he comes to collect. Meanwhile a subversive CIA operation to manipulate the presidential election and oust a terrorist dictator becomes threatened by the judges’ plan. the screw-up black sheep—home for a family meeting before he dies. prepares to appeal to the state Supreme Court. He’s broke. put their own lives in jeopardy to defend him. When he is offered $10 million to settle a series of related cases. CD This is the true story Ron Williamson. Reggie Love is a new lawyer with a past of her own when Mark asks for her help. Darby hooks up with an ambitious reporter to piece together a cover-up that may involve the highest government offices in the nation. The Street Lawyer-FIC. CAS A rising star in his Washington. Four years later. The Firm-FIC. a seven-year-old farm boy in the early 1950s comes of age and learns family secrets during the six-week harvest. He and the other players reminisce about past glories and Coach Rake. CAS. The Testament-FIC. visit his official Web site at www. But Judge Atlee dies before the meeting can take place and Ray must deal with family secrets and figure out why his father had $3 million in cash stashed away in the house. and sex. and the lawyers are locked in a highstakes battle. Stephen King. Missippi. bribery.C. So he takes the only offer he can get—playing American football (sort of) in Parma. LT. Grisham penned this comedy about a couple who decide to forgo the commercialized celebration of Christmas and go on a cruise instead. and Peter Straub gathered together in 2002 to raise money for Frank Muller. LT. A Painted House-FIC. CAS Ambitious young attorney Mitch McDeere just graduated third in his class at Harvard Law when he signs on with a selective Memphis law firm.766 GRIS. and his life. LT.766 GRIS. LT When eleven-year-old Mark Sway witnesses the suicide of a mob lawyer. What follows is a story of Bleachers-LT. The Innocent Man345. his other children hire a tribe of lawyers to challenge the will. a black father takes justice into his own hands by shooting the perpetrators. CAS Patrick Lanigan planned it well: fake his own death. the successful law school professor and Forrest. the same rural town where A Time to Kill was set. They also send ruthless attorney Nate O’Riley to track her down in the Brazilian jungle where she serves as a Christian missionary. but when he begins to dig beneath the perfect façade the secrets he uncovers threaten his career. LT 345. taking a top-secret file with him. he vows revenge against his jurors and. Some citizens of the mostly white Mississippi town react with racial violence while others. a local legend. D. The Last Juror-FIC. The Partner-FIC. The Client-FIC.jgrisham.The Grisham Library: Legal Thrillers and More from Your Favorite Author The Novels A Time to Kill– FIC. They are willing to do anything to win. When Padgett is convicted. FIC. The firm seems ideal. LT In this atypical novel inspired by Grisham’s own childhood in rural Arkansas. he also discovers a secret that could cost him his life. The Summons-FIC. Because prosecutors want information from Mark on mob actions and are willing to do almost anything to make him talk. For more information on John Grisham and his many books. corruption. Turns out he is the holder of secrets that threaten the CIA—so they pressured the President to release him all while orchestrating a plan to eliminate the threat he presents. the owner of a chemical company found guilty of causing a massive cancer cluster in Mississipi. CAS Three former judges now serving time in a federal prison team up to concoct an extortion scam that will make them rich. he is discovered in Brazil living under the name Danilo Silva. and must confront their true feelings about the man who molded a football dynasty. LT After his young daughter is raped and tortured. Oklahoma when waitress Debra Sue Carter was murdered. Pat Conroy. The Rainmaker-FIC Rudy Baylor is working in legal aide when he stumbles across a major insurance scam. steal $90 million from his law firm. The Broker-FIC. what they don’t know is that one of the jury members has an agenda of his own. and disappear. CD In yet another departure. With her life now in danger.
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