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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 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)
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Killing Floor 7,385 copies, 257 reviews
Die Trying 5,171 copies, 138 reviews
Tripwire 4,859 copies, 104 reviews
One Shot 4,847 copies, 96 reviews
Bad Luck and Trouble 4,702 copies, 107 reviews
Persuader 4,643 copies, 86 reviews
Running Blind 4,518 copies, 88 reviews
The Enemy 4,449 copies, 71 reviews
The Hard Way 4,446 copies, 83 reviews
Echo Burning 4,294 copies, 82 reviews
61 Hours 4,285 copies, 135 reviews
Gone Tomorrow 4,244 copies, 116 reviews
Without Fail 4,146 copies, 79 reviews
Nothing to Lose 3,840 copies, 91 reviews
Worth Dying For 3,660 copies, 99 reviews
Never Go Back 2,102 copies, 117 reviews
Night School 2,083 copies, 79 reviews
Make Me 2,062 copies, 85 reviews
The Affair 2,060 copies, 76 reviews
A wanted man 2,026 copies, 80 reviews
The Midnight Line 2,010 copies, 82 reviews
Personal 1,742 copies, 112 reviews
Past Tense 1,716 copies, 77 reviews
Blue Moon 1,437 copies, 58 reviews
The Sentinel 996 copies, 38 reviews
Second Son 577 copies, 18 reviews
Better Off Dead 532 copies, 25 reviews
Deep Down {short story} 517 copies, 13 reviews
High Heat {novella} 403 copies, 12 reviews
Not a Drill {short story} 291 copies, 13 reviews
Inherit the Dead (Introduction) 260 copies, 10 reviews
MatchUp (Editor) 255 copies, 22 reviews
Small Wars {short story} 241 copies, 4 reviews
Jack Reacher's Rules 235 copies, 8 reviews
First Thrills (Editor) 234 copies, 9 reviews
Cleaning the Gold {short story} (Author) 212 copies, 10 reviews
Vengeance (Editor) 142 copies, 15 reviews
The Best American Mystery Stories 2010 (Editor & Introduction) 140 copies, 3 reviews
The Hero 82 copies, 4 reviews
The Fourth Man 43 copies, 1 review
First Thrills: Volume 2 40 copies, 1 review
Too much time 23 copies, 1 review
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Invisible Blood 16 copies, 2 reviews
First Thrills: Volume 3 (Editor) 8 copies
Vaktposten 3 copies
Midnight Line 2 copies
Implacabile 2 copies
Skulden 1 copy
Vokteren 1 copy
Veenja 1 copy
The Affair 1 copy
Villibráð 1 copy, 1 review
Vaenlane 1 copy
Spy Game 1 copy
Delt by 1 copy
The Deep Blue Good-by (Introduction, some editions) 1,666 copies, 46 reviews
The Girl in the Plain Brown Wrapper (Introduction, some editions) 806 copies, 11 reviews
The Dreadful Lemon Sky (Introduction, some editions) 799 copies, 17 reviews
Thriller: Stories To Keep You Up All Night (Contributor) 685 copies, 12 reviews
The Scarlet Ruse (Introduction, some editions) 673 copies, 11 reviews
FaceOff (Contributor) 439 copies, 33 reviews
Watchlist: Two Serial Thrillers in One Killer Book (Contributor) 297 copies, 12 reviews
Like a Charm: A Novel in Voices (Contributor) 296 copies, 8 reviews
Jack Reacher [2012 film] (Author) 237 copies
The Chopin Manuscript: A Serial Thriller (Contributor) 222 copies, 18 reviews
Killer Instinct (Foreword) 200 copies, 13 reviews
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back [2016 film] (Author) 137 copies, 2 reviews
Phoenix Noir (Contributor) 116 copies, 4 reviews
The Best American Mystery Stories 2015 (Contributor) 91 copies, 3 reviews
The Copper Bracelet: A Serial Thriller (Contributor) 87 copies, 2 reviews
The Best American Mystery Stories 2018 (Contributor) 78 copies, 2 reviews
Agents of Treachery (Contributor) 78 copies, 4 reviews
Belfast Noir (Contributor) 77 copies, 13 reviews
USA Noir: Best of the Akashic Noir Series (Contributor) 71 copies, 10 reviews
The Cocaine Chronicles (Contributor) 62 copies
The Mammoth Book of Best British Mysteries 5 (Contributor) 53 copies, 1 review
The Rich and the Dead (Contributor) 47 copies
Deadly Anniversaries (Contributor) 33 copies, 6 reviews
The Best British Mysteries 4 (Contributor) 24 copies, 1 review
Sweet Dreams Boxed Set (Foreword) 19 copies, 4 reviews
The Interrogator and Other Criminally Good Fiction (Contributor) 18 copies, 1 review
The Penguin Book of Crime Stories, Volume II (Contributor) 8 copies, 1 review

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