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 written, 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) |
Sycamore Row (2013) |
A Time for Mercy (2020) |

Publication Order of Theodore Boone Books

Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer (2010) |
The Abduction (2010) |
The Accused (2012) |
The Activist (2013) |
The Fugitive (2015) |
The Scandal (2016) |
The Accomplice (2019) |

Publication Order of Camino Island Books

Camino Island (2017) |
Camino Winds (2020) |

Publication Order of Rogue Lawyer Books

Rogue Lawyer (2015) |
Partners (2016) |

Publication Order of The Whistler Books

Witness to a Trial (2016) |
The Whistler (2016) |
The Judge's List (2021) |

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Firm (1991) |
The Pelican Brief (1992) |
The Client (1993) |
The Chamber (1994) |
The Rainmaker (1995) |
The Runaway Jury (1996) |
The Partner (1997) |
The Street Lawyer (1998) |
The Testament (1999) |
The Brethren (2000) |
A Painted House (2001) |
Skipping Christmas (2001) |
The Summons (2002) |
The King of Torts (2003) |
Bleachers (2003) |
The Last Juror (2004) |
The Broker (2005) |
Playing for Pizza (2007) |
The Appeal (2008) |
The Associate (2009) |
The Confession (2010) |
The Litigators (2011) |
Calico Joe (2012) |
The Racketeer (2012) |
Gray Mountain (2014) |
The Rooster Bar (2017) |
The Reckoning (2018) |
The Guardians (2019) |
Sooley (2021) |

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Casino (2011) |
Fish Files (2011) |
Quiet Haven (2011) |
The Tumor (2015) |

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Ford County A Short Story Collection (2008) |

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town (2006) |

Publication Order of Anthologies

Delta Blues(2009) |

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17 Responses to “Order of John Grisham Books”

  1. Denis Maheux: 5 months ago

    Where does “Fetching Raymond” figure into Grisham’s order of books?


    • Graeme: 5 months ago

      That’s just a short story from the Ford County short story collection.


  2. Macster: 4 years ago

    Is the Witness to a Trial in hardback or just Kindle/audio?


  3. Ron Cox: 4 years ago

    Grisham is a great story teller. Love to read his books. the Painted House and the Last Juror are just two of his great books that fly under the radar in my opinion. His presentation of the south is great to read


  4. Bill Cox: 4 years ago

    When I try to print this order of books I get an error message (///c:Users/Dell/AppData/Local/Temp). I used to print these order of Authors all the time but now I Can’t???


    • DealerDan: 4 years ago

      Sounds like an odd issue on your computer in regard to the temp directory. Maybe try cleaning out the temp directory or copying/pasting the list to MS Word.


  5. Frank Skorrow: 6 years ago

    Has anyone else spotted the massive error concerning the value of 5 gold mini-bars on page 303 (large paperback edition) of John Grisham’s ‘The Racketeer’? It spoiled my enjoyment of an otherwise great book.


  6. Stephen Richards: 8 years ago

    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: 8 years ago

      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: 8 years ago

        Thank you!


      • Lavelle Smith: 8 years ago

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


    • ddc4289: 6 years ago

      The Partner


      • Stephen Richards: 6 years ago

        Someone hiding from me is verbally abusing me everywhere, like the shock torture treatments described in John Grisham’s The Partner.


  7. the red pen lady: 8 years ago

    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.


  8. Eric: 9 years ago

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


    • Brandon: 9 years ago

      Added. Thanks!


  9. Graeme: 10 years ago

    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.


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