Seth Hubbard est muriendose de cncer y ha decidido acabar con su vida. Es un hombre rico que no se fa de nadie, ni siquiera de su propia familia. Antes de ahorcarse en un rbol, escribe a mano un nuevo testamento, aunque sabe muy bien que este escrito provocar una lucha encarnizada entre sus hijos y su sirvienta negra, la heredera principal. Jake Brigance es el abogado que recibir este testamento por correo y que tendr que defender la ltima voluntad de Hubbard. Por que decidio Seth dejar su gran fortuna a su sirvienta? Estaba en su sano juicio despues de los largos tratamientos de quimioterapia y de la ingestion continua de fuertes analgesicos? En La herencia, John Grisham nos transporta otra vez al mundo de Clanton, aquel pueblo sureo de su primera novela, Tiempo de matar. Han pasado tres aos desde que Jake Brigance, el joven abogado blanco, se encargo de la defensa del padre de una nia negra violada que se haba tomado la justicia por su mano. De nuevo, los ricos y los pobres, los blancos y los negros, toman partido y dividen el pueblo.
An aggrieved man forces a lawyer to face natural justice.Stanley Wade can’t even be sure that his absence will be noticed, after a simple trip to the food store takes an unexpectedly dark turn. A practising lawyer, Wade is forced to confront truths that challenge his most basic notions of justice and good.Part of the Storycuts series, this short story was previously published in the collection Ford County.
Gripping short stories from the No.1 bestselling author of the legal thriller.Worldwide No.1 bestseller John Grisham takes you into the heart of America’s Deep South with a collection of stories connected by the life and crimes of Ford County: a place of harsh beauty where broken dreams and final wishes converge.From a hard-drinking, downtrodden divorce lawyer looking for pay-dirt, to a manipulative death row inmate with one last plea, Ford County features a vivid cast of attorneys, crooks, hustlers, and convicts. Through their stories he paints a unique picture of lives lived and lost in Mississippi.Completely gripping, frequently moving and always entertaining, Ford County brims with the same page-turning quality and heart-stopping drama of his previous bestsellers, and is proof once more why John Grisham is our most popular storyteller.
A story of high-stakes and revenge following the construction of a casino.A sly entrepreneur and an unlikely Chieftain conspire to set up a casino on tribal territory. Money starts to pour in, business seems assured, as do the attentions of the local lonely-hearted women. But some people are upset by this — especially one spurned husband, who plans to strike back where it hurts.Part of the Storycuts series, this story was previously published in the collection Ford County.
A middle-aged lawyer’s tangle with the lure of money.A middle-aged lawyer in a small town, handling small cases but faced with rising debts and a strained marriage, feels trapped — until a phone-call comes in from New York, from a famous law firm, offering a big cheque in return for a little skulduggery . . . What will Mack Stafford do for the money?Part of the Storycuts series, this short story was previously published in the collection Ford County.
‘;The Racketeer is guilty of only one thing: keeping us engaged until the very last page.’USA Today #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER In the history of the United States, only four active federal judges have been murdered. Judge Raymond Fawcett has just become number five. His body is found in his remote lakeside cabin. There is no sign of forced entry or struggle. Just two dead bodies: Judge Fawcett and his young secretary. And one large, state-of-the-art, extremely secure safe, opened and emptied. One man, a former attorney, knows who killed Judge Fawcett, and why. But that man, Malcolm Bannister, is currently residing in the Federal Prison Camp near Frostburg, Maryland. Though serving time, Malcolm has an ace up his sleeve. He has information the FBI would love to know. Malcolm would love to tell them. But everything has a priceand the man known as the Racketeer wasn’t born yesterday. Praise for The Racketeer ‘;Exhilarating . . . surprising . . . ingenious.’Janet Maslin, The New York Times ‘;A satisfying, deeply engrossing thriller in which different forms of justice are ultimately served.’The Washington Post ‘;Fast-paced . . . with enough startling plot twistsand changes of scenery, from Miami to Montego Bay and beyondto surprise even the most suspicious reader.’The Wall Street Journal ‘;Tautly plotted.’Entertainment Weekly
‘;Grisham knocks it out of the park.’The Washington Post It’s the summer of 1973, and Joe Castle is the boy wonder of baseball, the greatest rookie anyone has ever seen. The kid from Calico Rock, Arkansas, dazzles Chicago Cubs fans as he hits home run after home run, politely tipping his hat to the crowd as he shatters all rookie records. Calico Joe quickly becomes the idol of every baseball fan in America, including Paul Tracey, the young son of a hard-partying and hard-throwing New York Mets pitcher. On the day that Warren Tracey finally faces Calico Joe, Paul is in the stands, rooting for his idol but also for his dad. Then Warren throws a fastball that will change their lives forever. #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ‘;An enjoyable, heartwarming read that’s not just for baseball fans.’USA Today ‘;Grisham has hit a home run. . . . Calico Joe is a great read, a lyrical ode to baseball, small-town America, youthful innocence and a young boy’s search for heroes.’The Buffalo News ‘;[A] pleasure . . . Suffice to say [Grisham] knows his way around the ballpark as well as he does a courtroom.’The Washington TimesIncludes an excerpt of John Grisham’s The Racketeer
The partners at Finley & Figg often refer to themselves as a ‘;boutique law firm.’ Boutique, as in chic, selective, and prosperous. Oscar Finley and Wally Figg are none of these things. They are a two-bit operation of ambulance chasers who bicker like an old married couple. Until change comes their wayor, more accurately, stumbles in. After leaving a fast-track career and going on a serious bender, David Zinc is sober, unemployed, and desperate enough to take a job at Finley & Figg. Now the firm is ready to tackle a case that could make the partners richwithout requiring them to actually practice much law. A class action suit has been brought against Varrick Labs, a pharmaceutical giant with annual sales of $25 billion, alleging that Krayoxx, its most popular drug, causes heart attacks. Wally smells money. All Finley & Figg has to do is find a handful of Krayoxx users to join the suit. It almost seems too good to be true . . . and it is.Includes an excerpt of John Grisham’s Calico Joe and a special preview of his upcoming novel The Racketeer .
#1NEW YORK TIMESBESTSELLERBONUS: This edition contains excerpts from John Grisham’s The Litigators and Calico Joe.An innocent man is about to be executed.Only a guilty man can save him.In 1998, in the small East Texas city of Sloan, Travis Boyette abducted, raped, and strangled a popular high school cheerleader. He buried her body so that it would never be found, then watched in amazement as police and prosecutors arrested and convicted Donte Drumm, a local football star, and marched him off to death row.Now nine years have passed. Travis has just been paroled in Kansas for a different crime; Donte is four days away from his execution. Travis suffers from an inoperable brain tumor. For the first time in his miserable life, he decides to do what’s right and confess. But how can a guilty man convince lawyers, judges, and politicians that they’re about to execute an innocent man?
A riveting story of suspense from John Grisham’s #1 New York Times bestseller, Ford Countynow available as a standalone eBook short Wheelchair-bound Inez Graney and her two older sons, Leon and Butch, take a bizarre road trip through the Mississippi Delta to visit the youngest Graney brother, Raymond, who’s been locked away on death row for eleven years . . . and it could well be their last visit. Going back to Ford County, Mississippi, the setting of his first novel, A Time to Kill, Grisham brings the Graneys and their world to vivid and colorful life, making it abundantly clear why he is our most popular storyteller. Includes an excerpt from John Grisham’s classic thriller, A Time to Kill Praise for John Grisham and Ford County ‘;Grisham is an absolute master.’The Washington Post ‘;Ford County is the best writing John Grisham has ever done.’Pat Conroy ‘;Sharp, lean [tales] . . . full of tacit suspense . . . Grisham knows how to make himself eminently readable.’The New York Times Book Review ‘;Grisham shows off his literary chops: He can do wry, emotional, funny, serious.’USA Today ‘;Intrigue and sorrow fuel these fine tales. . . . Each wins you over in surprising ways.’People ‘;Never let it be said this man doesn’t know how to spin a good yarn.’Entertainment Weekly ‘;Grisham may well be the best American storyteller writing today.’The Philadelphia Inquirer