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Lee Child

Author of Killing Floor

217+ Works 118,698 Members 3,210 Reviews 299 Favorited

About the Author

Lee Child is the pen name of Jim Grant, who was born in Coventry, England on October 29, 1954. He attended law school at Sheffield University, worked in the theater, and finally worked as a presentation director for Granada Television. After being laid off in 1995 because of corporate show more restructuring, he decided to write a book. The Killing Floor won the Anthony Award for Best First Novel and became the first book in the Jack Reacher series. In 2012, the first Jack Reacher film was released starring Tom Cruise. His book's, Worth Dying For and Past Tense, made the bestseller list in 2018. (Bowker Author Biography) show less
Image credit: Lee Child. Photo by Mark Coggins.

Series

Works by Lee Child

Killing Floor (1997) 8,671 copies
Die Trying (1998) 5,967 copies
Tripwire (1999) 5,581 copies
One Shot (2005) 5,479 copies
Bad Luck and Trouble (2007) 5,361 copies
Persuader (2003) 5,295 copies
The Hard Way (2006) 5,032 copies
The Enemy (2004) 4,983 copies
61 Hours (2010) 4,934 copies
Gone Tomorrow (2009) 4,894 copies
Echo Burning (2001) 4,789 copies
Without Fail (2002) 4,741 copies
Nothing to Lose (2008) 4,369 copies
Worth Dying For (2010) 4,251 copies
Night School (2016) 2,786 copies
The Midnight Line (2017) 2,779 copies
Never Go Back (2013) 2,632 copies
Make Me (2015) 2,631 copies
The Affair (2011) 2,489 copies
Past Tense (2018) 2,416 copies
A Wanted Man (2012) 2,404 copies
Personal (2014) 2,163 copies
Blue Moon (2019) 2,108 copies
The Sentinel (2020) 1,689 copies
Better Off Dead (2021) 1,326 copies
No Plan B (2022) 993 copies
Second Son (2011) 647 copies
Deep Down {short story} (2012) 582 copies
The Secret (2023) 552 copies
High Heat {novella} (2013) 472 copies
Cleaning the Gold (2019) 350 copies
Not a Drill (2014) 349 copies
MatchUp (2017) — Editor — 314 copies
Small Wars {short story} (2015) 307 copies
Inherit the Dead (2013) — Introduction — 294 copies
Jack Reacher's Rules (2012) 288 copies
First Thrills (2010) — Editor — 251 copies
Killer Year: A Criminal Anthology (2008) — Editor — 173 copies
Vengeance (2012) — Editor — 159 copies
The Best American Mystery Stories 2010 (2010) — Editor & Introduction — 154 copies
The Hero (2019) 119 copies
The Fourth Man (2019) 77 copies
The Best Mystery Stories of the Year: 2021 (2021) — Editor — 63 copies
First Thrills: Volume 2 (2011) 53 copies
Too much time (2018) 44 copies
Faking a Murderer (2018) 40 copies
Invisible Blood (2019) 26 copies
First Thrills: Volume 1 (2011) 24 copies
Jack Reacher: Books 1-3 (2012) 22 copies
Guy Walks Into a Bar (2009) 19 copies
Everyone Talks (2012) 12 copies
First Thrills: Volume 3 (2011) — Editor — 10 copies
Reacher: Season One [Television Series] (2022) — Based on his character — 10 copies
Jack Reacher Collection: 12 books — Author — 7 copies
Implacabile (2021) 4 copies
Il ricercato (2018) 4 copies
Konspirationen (2023) 3 copies
Pahaa Verta (2021) 3 copies
Minuit, dernière limite (2021) 2 copies
Meglio morto (2022) 2 copies
Les Temps du passé (2022) 2 copies
Ingen plan B (2023) 2 copies
Nessun piano B (2023) 2 copies
Without Fail [Abridged Audio Book] (2002) — Author — 2 copies
Veenja (2018) 2 copies
האויב 1 copy
Spy Game 1 copy
Venegance 1 copy
El Asunto (2023) 1 copy
Dark Matter 1 copy
Veitsen terällä (2022) 1 copy
Public Transportation (2014) 1 copy
Vokteren (2021) 1 copy
Under Dække (2019) 1 copy
Skulden 1 copy
Mañana no estás (2020) 1 copy
Exit Wounds (2019) — Editor — 1 copy
Delt by (2020) 1 copy
Heller dø (2022) 1 copy
The Sentinal 1 copy
Villibráð 1 copy
Tiempo pasado (NOVELA) (2019) 1 copy

Associated Works

The Deep Blue Good-by (1964) — Introduction, some editions — 1,870 copies
The Girl in the Plain Brown Wrapper (1969) — Introduction, some editions — 882 copies
The Dreadful Lemon Sky (1974) — Introduction, some editions — 880 copies
Thriller: Stories To Keep You Up All Night (2006) — Contributor — 760 copies
The Scarlet Ruse (1973) — Introduction, some editions — 754 copies
A Study in Sherlock: Stories Inspired by the Holmes Canon (2011) — Contributor — 536 copies
FaceOff (2014) — Contributor — 503 copies
Watchlist: Two Serial Thrillers in One Killer Book (2010) — Contributor — 322 copies
Like a Charm: A Novel in Voices (2004) — Contributor — 318 copies
The Chopin Manuscript: A Serial Thriller (2007) — Contributor — 235 copies
Killer Instinct (2001) — Foreword — 222 copies
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back [2016 film] (2016) — Author — 194 copies
Love Is Murder (2012) — Contributor — 181 copies
Phoenix Noir (2009) — Contributor — 137 copies
Death Do Us Part: New Stories about Love, Lust, and Murder (2006) — Contributor — 127 copies
The Best American Mystery Stories 2015 (2015) — Contributor — 105 copies
The Best American Mystery Stories 2018 (2018) — Contributor — 100 copies
The Copper Bracelet: A Serial Thriller (2009) — Contributor — 91 copies
Agents of Treachery (2010) — Contributor — 91 copies
Belfast Noir (2014) — Contributor — 89 copies
USA Noir: Best of the Akashic Noir Series (2013) — Contributor — 84 copies
It Occurs to Me That I Am America: New Stories and Art (2018) — Contributor — 72 copies
The Cocaine Chronicles (2005) — Contributor — 68 copies
The Rich and the Dead (2011) — Contributor — 64 copies
The Mammoth Book of Best British Mysteries (2008) — Contributor — 61 copies
Deadly Anniversaries (2020) — Contributor — 53 copies
The Best British Mysteries 4 (2006) — Contributor — 25 copies
Sweet Dreams Boxed Set (2015) — Foreword — 23 copies
The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime 10 (2013) — Contributor — 21 copies
The Interrogator and Other Criminally Good Fiction (2012) — Contributor — 19 copies
The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime 11 (2014) — Contributor — 13 copies
Reader's Digest Select Editions 2010 v01 #307 (2010) — Author — 12 copies
The Arvon Book of Crime and Thriller Writing (2012) — Contributor — 10 copies
Trouble is Our Business (2016) — Foreword — 9 copies
The Penguin Book of Crime Stories, Volume II (2010) — Contributor — 9 copies
Reader's Digest Select Editions 2019 v03 #365 (2019) — Author — 4 copies
Reader's Digest Select Editions 2018 v05 #358 (2018) — Author — 3 copies

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Common Knowledge

Members

Discussions

Lee Child handing Jack Reacher over in Book talk (January 2020)
Lee Child and Reacher in Crime, Thriller & Mystery (May 2016)

Reviews

Quick easy read, obviously Reacher is not fully evolved this being the first book. But a great story.
 
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zmagic69 | 294 other reviews | Apr 13, 2024 |
Good read; much too long!
 
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Bookish59 | 98 other reviews | Apr 13, 2024 |
Andrew does not tell the story the same way as Lee used to. You can see the difference in the tone, or something... The story is, however, pretty typical Reacher. So... I will continue to read about Reacher, though I miss the old tone which was more no-nonsense, get 'er done and now it is ... more... titillating, maybe?
 
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Statistics

Works
217
Also by
106
Members
118,698
Popularity
#67
Rating
3.8
Reviews
3,210
ISBNs
2,440
Languages
29
Favorited
299

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