Author(s): John Grisham
THEODORE BOONE is thirteen and wants nothing more than to swap homeroom for the courtroom; he lives for big trials. Now the biggest murder case in his city's history is set to begin. In the packed court, a husband awaits trial for his wife's murder. Is he a dangerous criminal or an innocent victim? The case takes a sinister twist when Theo uncovers a surprise witness with his own problems to hide. But Theodore is sworn to secrecy and time is running out. Can Theo find a way to bring the killer to justice ...or will a guilty man get away with murder? Brimming with the intrigue and suspense that made John Grisham a number one international bestseller and the undisputed master of the legal thriller, Theodore Boone will keep readers guessing and pages turning.
Bestselling author John Grisham delivers high intensity legal drama for a new generation of readers.
Not since Nancy Drew has a nosy, crime-obsessed kid been so hard to resist. The New York Times Gripping... I would recommend this book to anyone who loves a good mystery. I think everyone will be enthralled by Theodore Boone. Scholastic News There's a new kid on the young fiction block, and this one really does have serious powers: Theodore Boone, half-boy, half-lawyer... fans will be pleased to know there will be more of Theo's adventures to come. Sunday Express If you aspire to turn your children into lawyers who will keep you in your old age, John Grisham's Theodore Boone, his first novel for young people, might be for you. Sunday Times Nobody does legal fiction better. Daily Express A master of his craft. Guardian It's good, and makes me realise why people find Grisham's other books so easy to read. William Leith, Evening Standard
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, four kids' books, and many legal thrillers. His work has been translated into 42 languages. He lives near Charlottesville, Virginia.