John Grisham is one of the most famous fiction authors of all-time. The former lawyer is famous for his legal thrillers, although he’s written quite a few great books that have never ended up in a courtroom.

What’s very notable about the Grisham books is that (with the exception of his recent Theodore Boone series) he’s never resorted to using the same characters. Every novel Grisham has wrote, save for his young teen novels, are purely standalone with no references to any of his previous books.

Grisham is a phenomenal author, with numerous of his books also made into movies. We have a list of all his books in publication order (which is also their chronological order) below:

Publication Order of Jake Brigance Books


A Time to Kill(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sycamore Row(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Theodore Boone Books


Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Abduction(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Accused(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Activist(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


The Firm(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Pelican Brief(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Client(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Chamber(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Rainmaker(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Runaway Jury(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Partner(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Street Lawyer(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Testament(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Brethren(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Painted House(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Skipping Christmas(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Summons(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The King of Torts(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bleachers(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Last Juror(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Broker(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Playing for Pizza(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Appeal(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Associate(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Confession(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Litigators(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Calico Joe(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Racketeer(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Story Collections


Ford County(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books


The Innocent Man(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

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  • Graeme

    I used to love John Grisham. The Client got me hooked. I can even remember what I was doing when reading his books – like when I was eating chips and curry sauce while reading The Firm from Saturday evening until 8am. Then I woke up, rented the movie and bought more chips and curry sauce. The King of Torts was probably his best book, but sadly the last one of his that’s worth reading. Since then, they’ve just all been downhill. It seems his books aren’t written to be engaging or entertaining anymore, just to deliver a political message.

  • Eric

    You are missing his non fiction novel “The Innocent Man”

    • Brandon

      Added. Thanks!

  • the red pen lady

    Whoever wrote this review(?) needs to check their grammar.
    I enjoy John Grisham….his novels are clean….not loaded with 4 letter words. More novelists should take note. The Theodore Boone series is fun…..I have recommended those books to some teenagers I know.

  • Stephen Richards

    Which book title is about the man who takes a run every day only to get tortured at the end of each run before going back home?

    • DealerDan

      You might have it confused a bit – but I believe you’re talking about The Partner. The main character faked his own death and moved to Brazil and he’d go for a run every day, and on one of the runs he was captured and kidnapped and tortured. One of my favourites. Think I need to re-read that again.

      • Stephen Richards

        Thank you!

      • Lavelle Smith

        Don’t forget the girl-friend – the one that stole all his money. Women!!