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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) — biography from Killing Floor… (more)
Killing Floor 7,968 copies, 273 reviews
Die Trying 5,510 copies, 146 reviews
Tripwire 5,169 copies, 110 reviews
One Shot 5,133 copies, 105 reviews
Bad Luck and Trouble 4,944 copies, 117 reviews
Persuader 4,913 copies, 93 reviews
Running Blind 4,798 copies, 99 reviews
The Enemy 4,704 copies, 81 reviews
The Hard Way 4,693 copies, 94 reviews
61 Hours 4,577 copies, 140 reviews
Gone Tomorrow 4,500 copies, 119 reviews
Echo Burning 4,482 copies, 90 reviews
Without Fail 4,388 copies, 86 reviews
Nothing to Lose 4,070 copies, 95 reviews
Worth Dying For 3,919 copies, 103 reviews
Night School 2,383 copies, 86 reviews
Never Go Back 2,326 copies, 121 reviews
The Midnight Line 2,325 copies, 89 reviews
Make Me 2,309 copies, 84 reviews
The Affair 2,256 copies, 81 reviews
A Wanted Man 2,201 copies, 84 reviews
Past Tense 2,018 copies, 83 reviews
Personal 1,907 copies, 116 reviews
Blue Moon 1,715 copies, 64 reviews
The Sentinel 1,325 copies, 44 reviews
Better Off Dead 907 copies, 32 reviews
Personal 857 copies, 17 reviews
Second Son 612 copies, 17 reviews
Deep Down {short story} 544 copies, 14 reviews
No Plan B 452 copies, 17 reviews
High Heat {novella} 433 copies, 12 reviews
Not a Drill 319 copies, 14 reviews
Inherit the Dead (Introduction) 278 copies, 10 reviews
MatchUp (Editor) 271 copies, 21 reviews
Small Wars {short story} 269 copies, 4 reviews
Cleaning the Gold 266 copies, 13 reviews
Jack Reacher's Rules 258 copies, 8 reviews
First Thrills (Editor) 245 copies, 9 reviews
Love is Murder (Contributor) 181 copies, 13 reviews
Killer Year: A Criminal Anthology (Editor) 165 copies, 5 reviews
Vengeance (Editor) 150 copies, 15 reviews
The Best American Mystery Stories 2010 (Editor & Introduction) 143 copies, 3 reviews
The Hero 94 copies, 5 reviews
The Fourth Man 60 copies, 2 reviews
First Thrills: Volume 2 48 copies, 2 reviews
The Best Mystery Stories of the Year: 2021 (Editor) 43 copies, 4 reviews
Too much time 34 copies, 1 review
Faking a Murderer 30 copies, 1 review
Invisible Blood 20 copies, 2 reviews
Everyone Talks 17 copies
First Thrills: Volume 3 (Editor) 9 copies
Geen plan B 7 copies
Midnight Line 3 copies
Implacabile 3 copies
Il ricercato 3 copies
Pahaa Verta 2 copies
Heller dø 1 copy
Villibráð 1 copy, 1 review
Veenja 1 copy
Personal 1 copy
Spy Game 1 copy
Skulden 1 copy
Vokteren 1 copy
Delt by 1 copy
Exit Wounds (Editor) 1 copy, 1 review
The Deep Blue Good-by (Introduction, some editions) 1,773 copies, 44 reviews
The Girl in the Plain Brown Wrapper (Introduction, some editions) 848 copies, 11 reviews
The Dreadful Lemon Sky (Introduction, some editions) 842 copies, 17 reviews
The Scarlet Ruse (Introduction, some editions) 716 copies, 11 reviews
Thriller: Stories To Keep You Up All Night (Contributor) 715 copies, 12 reviews
FaceOff (Contributor) 464 copies, 32 reviews
Watchlist: Two Serial Thrillers in One Killer Book (Contributor) 307 copies, 12 reviews
Like a Charm: A Novel in Voices (Contributor) 306 copies, 8 reviews
Jack Reacher [2012 film] (Author) 260 copies, 1 review
The Chopin Manuscript: A Serial Thriller (Contributor) 223 copies, 18 reviews
Killer Instinct (Foreword) 208 copies, 13 reviews
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back [2016 film] (Author) 165 copies, 2 reviews
Phoenix Noir (Contributor) 129 copies, 4 reviews
The Best American Mystery Stories 2015 (Contributor) 97 copies, 3 reviews
The Copper Bracelet: A Serial Thriller (Contributor) 88 copies, 2 reviews
The Best American Mystery Stories 2018 (Contributor) 87 copies, 2 reviews
Agents of Treachery (Contributor) 82 copies, 4 reviews
Belfast Noir (Contributor) 80 copies, 13 reviews
USA Noir: Best of the Akashic Noir Series (Contributor) 77 copies, 10 reviews
The Cocaine Chronicles (Contributor) 63 copies
The Mammoth Book of Best British Mysteries (Contributor) 57 copies, 1 review
The Rich and the Dead (Contributor) 54 copies
Deadly Anniversaries (Contributor) 43 copies, 6 reviews
The Best British Mysteries 4 (Contributor) 25 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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