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James Dover Grant (born 29 October 1954), primarily known by his pen name Lee Child, is a British author who writes thriller novels, and is best known for his Jack Reacher novel series. The books follow the adventures of a former American military policeman, Jack Reacher, who wanders the United States. His first novel, Killing Floor (1997), won both the Anthony Award and the Barry Award for Best First Novel. Early life Grant was born in Coventry. His Irish father, who was born in Belfast, was a civil servant who lived in the house where the singer Van Morrison was later born. He is the second of four sons; his younger brother, Andrew Grant, is also a thriller novelist. Grant's family relocated to Handsworth Wood in Birmingham when he was four years old so that the boys could receive a better education. Grant attended Cherry Orchard Primary School in Handsworth Wood until the age of 11. He attended King Edward's School, Birmingham.In 1974, at the age of 20, Grant studied law at University of Sheffield, though he had no intention of entering the legal profession and, during his student days, worked backstage in a theatre. After graduating, he worked in commercial television. He received a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) Degree from the University of Sheffield in 1977 and returned to the University to receive an Honorary Doctor of Letters (D.Litt.) in 2009. Career Television production career Grant joined Granada Television, part of the UK's ITV Network, in Manchester as a presentation director. There he was involved with shows including Brideshead Revisited, The Jewel in the Crown, Prime Suspect, and Cracker. Grant was involved in the transmission of more than 40,000 hours of programming for Granada, writing thousands of commercials and news stories. He worked at Granada from 1977 to 1995 and ended his career there with two years as a trade union shop steward. Writing career After being made redundant from his job because of corporate restructuring, Grant decided to start writing novels, stating they are "the purest form of entertainment." In 1997, his first novel, Killing Floor, was published, and he moved to the United States in the summer of 1998. He starts each new book of the series on an anniversary of his starting the first book after losing his job.His pen name "Lee" comes from a family joke about a heard mispronunciation of the name of Renault's Le Car, as "Lee Car". Calling anything "Lee" became a family gag. His daughter, Ruth, was "lee child"."Child" places his books alphabetically on bookstore and library shelves between crime fiction greats Raymond Chandler and Agatha Christie. Grant has said that he chose the name Reacher for the central character in his novels because he himself is tall and when they were grocery shopping his wife Jane remarked: "'Hey, if this writing thing doesn't pan out, you could always be a reacher in a supermarket.' ... 'I thought, Reacher – good name.'"Some books in the Jack Reacher series are written in the first person, while others are written in the third person. Grant has characterised the books as revenge stories – "Somebody does a very bad thing, and Reacher takes revenge" – driven by his anger at the downsizing at Granada. Although English, he deliberately chose to write American-style thrillers. In 2007, Grant collaborated with 14 other writers to create the 17-part serial thriller The Chopin Manuscript, narrated by Alfred Molina. This was broadcast weekly on Audible.com between 25 September 2007 and 13 November 2007. On 30 June 2008, it was announced that Grant would be taking up a Visiting Professorship at the University of Sheffield from November 2008. In 2009, Grant funded 52 Jack Reacher scholarships for students at the university.Grant was elected president of the Mystery Writers of America in 2009. Grant was the Programming Chair for the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival in 2018, part of the Harrogate International Festivals portfolio.In 2019, it was announced that Child would be curating a new TV show called Lee Child: True Crime. The show will dramatise real-life crime stories from around the world and focus on average people who go to extraordinary lengths to fight crime or seek justice.In January 2020, Child announced that he would be retiring from writing the Jack Reacher book series, and hand it to his brother Andrew Grant, who would write further books of the series under the surname Child. He intended to write the next few books together with Grant before passing the series entirely over to him. Writing style Grant's prose has been described as "hardboiled" and "commercial" in style. A 2012 interview suggested that many aspects of the Jack Reacher novels were deliberately aimed at maintaining the books' profitability, rather than for literary reasons. For instance, making Jack Reacher have one parent who was French was suggested as being partly because the presence of only American members of Reacher's family would limit the series's appeal in France. The same interview stated that Grant "didn't apologise about the commercial nature" of his fiction. Other activities In 2020 Child joined the Booker Prize judging panel, alongside Margaret Busby (chair), Sameer Rahim, Lemn Sissay and Emily Wilson. Philanthropy In January 2012, Grant donated £10,000 (about US$16,000 at the time) towards a new vehicle for Brecon Mountain Rescue Team in Wales. His brother is a senior member of the team. The team's former control vehicle was written off after a collision in 2011.Grant is an annual sponsor and original member of ThrillerFest. Personal life Grant married his wife Jane in 1975. Since 1998 they have resided in New York state. They have a daughter, Ruth.Grant is a fan of Aston Villa Football Club and has been known to include the names of Aston Villa players in his books.In 2013, the Daily Mail quoted Grant saying that he writes while intoxicated ("high") by cannabis. However, in a phone interview in November 2013, he clarified his comments to the Irish Examiner, saying he's never written while high. "Yeah, that's true", Child told The Post-Standard. "I mean, people say to me, 'There was that story in the newspaper,' and I say, 'No, that's The Daily Mail.' In Britain, that's not a newspaper, you know, that's a scandal sheet where they make stuff up. It's not very reliable. And certainly, I don't deny smoking the occasional joint, but I don't work when I'm stoned because you don't get much done that way." Works Novels Jack Reacher series: Note: For consistency, ISBN is that of the Bantam (UK) hardcover, first printing only. ^ by Lee Child and Andrew Child Non-fiction The Hero, Publication: London: TLS Books, 2019 ISBN 978-0-00835578-4.Short stories Collections: No Middle Name (2017), collection of two novellas and ten short stories from the Jack Reacher series: "Too Much Time" (novella), "Deep Down", "Everyone Talks", "Guy Walks into a Bar", "High Heat" (novella), "James Penney's New Identity" (1999 version), "Maybe They Have a Tradition", "No Room at the Motel", "Not a Drill", "Second Son", "Small Wars", "The Picture of the Lonely Diner"Jack Reacher series: Other short stories: "The Snake Eater by the Numbers", chapter six from serialized novel Like a Charm (2004, edited by Karin Slaughter) "Ten Keys", collected in The Cocaine Chronicles (2005, edited by Jervey Tervalon and Gary Phillips) "The Greatest Trick of All", collected in Greatest Hits (2005, edited by Robert J. Randisi), and in The Best British Mysteries IV (2007) "Safe Enough", collected in MWA Presents Death Do Us Part (2006) "The .50 Solution", collected in Bloodlines: A Horse Racing Anthology (2006) Chapter 15 from audio serialized novel The Chopin Manuscript (2007) "Public Transportation", collected in Phoenix Noir (2009) One chapter from audio serialized novel The Copper Bracelet (2009) Story collected in The World's Greatest Crime Writers tell the inside Story of Their Great Detectives, or The Line Up (2010), about Jack Reacher and his origins "Me and Mr. Rafferty", collected in The Dark End of the Street (2010, edited by Jonathan Santlofer and S. J. Rozan) "Section 7 (a) (Operational)", collected in Agents of Treachery (2010) "The Bodyguard", collected in First Thrills (2010, edited by Lee Child) "Addicted to Sweetness", collected in MWA Presents The Rich and the Dead (2011, edited by Nelson DeMille) "The Bone-Headed League", collected in A Study in Sherlock (2011) "I Heard a Romantic Story", collected in Love is Murder (2012) "The Hollywood I Remember", collected in Vengeance (2012, edited by Lee Child) "My First Drug Trial", collected in The Marijuana Chronicles (July 2013) "Wet with Rain", collected in Belfast Noir (November 2014) "The Truth About What Happened", collected in In Sunlight or in Shadow: Stories Inspired by the Paintings of Edward Hopper (December 2016) "Chapter 6: The Fortune Cookie" from the novel Anatomy of Innocence (March 2017) "Pierre, Lucien & Me", collected in Alive in Shape and Color (December 2017) "New Blank Document", collected in It Occurs to Me that I am America (January 2018) "Shorty and the Briefcase", collected in Ten Year Stretch (April 2018)Adaptations Jack Reacher (2012), film directed and written by Christopher McQuarrie, based on novel One Shot. An American thriller film starring Tom Cruise. Grant made a cameo appearance as a police desk sergeant in the film. Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016), film directed by Edward Zwick, and written by Richard Wenk, Zwick, and Marshall Herskovitz, based on novel Never Go Back. With Tom Cruise reprising the role. In the film, the final scene is set in New Orleans, which was not a location in the book. The author approved this addition to help the New Orleans economy. In the film, Grant made a cameo appearance as a TSA agent. In the bonus footage on the Blu-ray disc, Child explained that in both films, his cameo appearance involves passing judgment on the character of Jack Reacher, and speculated that he will repeat these type of appearances in future Jack Reacher movies.Awards Awards of novels Honorary degrees Child has received honorary degrees from several universities. These include: Other awards Honours Grant was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2019 Queen's Birthday Honours List for services to literature. References External links Official website, featuring Lee Child's blog, forum, bibliography and excerpts Lee Child's books from U.S. Publisher Bantam Dell Lee Child at the Internet Book List Interview with Lee Child at readingandwritingpodcast.com "Interview: Lee Child". The Telegraph. 1 April 2007. "Lee Child's heaven and hell", Daily Telegraph, 14 July 2007 "Lee Child on creating Jack Reacher", The Times, 25 August 2012.

The Hard Way

The Hard Way

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BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Lee Child’s The Affair. In Lee Child’s astonishing new thriller, ex–military cop Reacher sees more than most people wou...

Better Off Dead

Better Off Dead

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Jack Reacher is back in a brand-new page-turning thriller from acclaimed #1 bestselling authors Lee Child and Andrew Child.Diggi...

Worth Dying For

Worth Dying For

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER   “Compulsively readable.”—The Wall Street Journal   “Don’t pick up [thi...

A Deadly Shade of Gold

A Deadly Shade of Gold

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“John D. MacDonald was the great entertainer of our age, and a mesmerizing storyteller.”—Stephen KingWith an Introduction by Lee ChildWhen Travis McGee p...

Cleaning the Gold

Cleaning the Gold

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THE NEW SHORT STORY FROM KARIN SLAUGHTER AND LEE CHILD! Jack Reacher and Will TrentTwice the action.Twice the drama.Double the trouble.&#...

Blue Moon

Blue Moon

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Jack Reacher comes to the aid of an elderly couple . . . and confronts his most dangerous opponents yet. “Jack Rea...

The Lonely Silver Rain

The Lonely Silver Rain

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From a beloved master of crime fiction, The Lonely Silver Rain is one of many classic novels featuring Travis McGee, the hard-boiled detective who lives on a houseboat.

The Enemy

The Enemy

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BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Lee Child’s The Affair. Jack Reacher. Hero. Loner. Soldier. Soldier’s son. An elite military cop, he was one of the army...

FaceOff

FaceOff

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A New York Times and USA TODAY bestseller! Edited by #1 New York Times bestselling author David Baldacci and including stories by Michael Connelly, Lee Child, Jeffery De...

Manhattan Mayhem

Manhattan Mayhem

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From Wall Street to Harlem, the borough of Manhattan is the setting for all-new stories of mystery, murder, and suspense, presented by best-selling author Mary Higgins Clark and featuring...

The Affair

The Affair

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLEREverything starts somewhere. For elite military cop Jack Reacher, that somewhere was Carter Crossing, Mississippi, way back in 1997.

Nothing to Lose

Nothing to Lose

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BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Lee Child’s The Affair. Two lonely towns in Colorado: Hope and Despair. Between them, twelve miles of empty road. Jack Reac...

Pale Gray for Guilt

Pale Gray for Guilt

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From a beloved master of crime fiction, Pale Gray for Guilt is one of many classic novels featuring Travis McGee, the hard-boiled detective who lives on a houseboat. ...

Jack Reacher's Rules

Jack Reacher's Rules

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Jack Reacher’s Rules is the ultimate fan’s guide to the World of Reacher! Featuring selections from all seventeen electrifying Jack Reacher novels and an introduction from Lee Chi...

Persuader

Persuader

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BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Lee Child’s The Affair. Jack Reacher. The ultimate loner. An elite ex-military cop who left t...

The Christmas Scorpion: A Jack Reacher Story

The Christmas Scorpion: A Jack Reacher Story

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In a new short story available exclusively as an ebook, Jack Reacher’s spending the holidays in California. The last thing he expects is a blizzard—or a visit from the world’s deadl...

The Sentinel

The Sentinel

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Jack Reacher is back! The “utterly addictive” (The New York Times) series continues as acclaimed author Lee Child teams up with his brot...

The Long Lavender Look

The Long Lavender Look

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"McGee has become part of our national fabric."SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCERA lovely young girl steps in front of Travis McGee's headlights. McGee misses the girl but la...

Inherit the Dead

Inherit the Dead

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This New York Times and USA TODAY bestseller is a collaboration between twenty bestselling mystery novelists who have joined forces to create a spellbinding story of love, b...

The Midnight Line

The Midnight Line

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER •  Lee Child returns with a gripping new powerhouse thriller featuring Jack Reacher, “one of this century’s most original, tantalizing pop-f...

The Empty Copper Sea

The Empty Copper Sea

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From a beloved master of crime fiction, The Empty Copper Sea is one of many classic novels featuring Travis McGee, the hard-boiled detective who lives on a houseboat.

A Purple Place for Dying

A Purple Place for Dying

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From a beloved master of crime fiction, A Purple Place for Dying is one of many classic novels featuring Travis McGee, the hard-boiled detective who lives on a houseboat....

Die Trying

Die Trying

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Jack Reacher finds himself in bad company in the second novel in Lee Child’s New York Times bestselling series.Jack Reacher is an innocent bystander whe...

Bad Luck and Trouble

Bad Luck and Trouble

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BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Lee Child’s A Wanted Man. From a helicopter high above the empty California desert, a man is sent free-falling into the nig...

No Plan B

No Plan B

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The gripping new Jack Reacher thriller from the #1 New York Times bestselling authors Lee Child and Andrew Child. The plan: It's coming Fall 2022. No Plan B.

Darker Than Amber

Darker Than Amber

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From a beloved master of crime fiction, Darker Than Amber is one of many classic novels featuring Travis McGee, the hard-boiled detective who lives on a houseboat.  ...

Never Go Back

Never Go Back

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERNever go back—but Jack Reacher does, and the past finally catches up with him. . . . Never Go Back is Lee Child’s new novel ...

Echo Burning

Echo Burning

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Jack Reacher finds trouble in Texas in the fifth novel in Lee Child’s New York Times bestselling series. Thumbing across the scorched Texas ...

Jack Reacher: One Shot

Jack Reacher: One Shot

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NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE • “Pure, escapist gold . . . Mr. Child’s tough talk and thoughtful plotting make an ingenious combination.”—The New York TimesS...

The Deep Blue Good-by

The Deep Blue Good-by

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From a beloved master of crime fiction, The Deep Blue Good-by is one of many classic novels featuring Travis McGee, the hard-boiled detective who lives on a houseboat. &#...

No Middle Name

No Middle Name

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Get ready for the ultimate Jack Reacher experience: a thrilling new novella and eleven previously published stories, together for the first time in on...

Night School

Night School

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The incomparable hero of Jack Reacher: Never Go Back takes readers to school in his most explosive novel yet. After eleven straight global #...

Tripwire

Tripwire

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Jack Reacher hunts the hunter in the third novel in Lee Child’s New York Times bestselling series.Ex military policeman Jack Reacher is enjoying the laz...

Lee Child's Jack Reacher Books 1-6

Lee Child's Jack Reacher Books 1-6

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For the first time—the first six explosive novels in Lee Child's #1 New York Times bestselling Jack Reacher series—now together in one e-book package! ...

Killing Floor

Killing Floor

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THE FIRST NOVEL IN LEE CHILD'S #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING JACK REACHER SERIES—NOW AN ORIGINAL SERIES ON PRIME VIDEO!“From its jolting opening scene to its fi...

Reacher: Killing Floor (Movie Tie-In)

Reacher: Killing Floor (Movie Tie-In)

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THE FIRST NOVEL IN LEE CHILD'S #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING JACK REACHER SERIES—NOW AN ORIGINAL SERIES ON PRIME VIDEO!“From its jolting opening scene to its fi...

Personal

Personal

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Jack Reacher returns in another fast-moving, action-packed, suspenseful book from Lee Child.   Y...

61 Hours

61 Hours

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER   “Reacher gets better and better. . . . [This is the] craftiest and most highly evolved of Lee Child’s electrifyi...

The Quick Red Fox

The Quick Red Fox

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From a beloved master of crime fiction, The Quick Red Fox is one of many classic novels featuring Travis McGee, the hard-boiled detective who lives on a houseboat. &#x...

Without Fail

Without Fail

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Jack Reacher takes aim at the White House in the sixth novel in Lee Child’s New York Times bestselling series. Skilled, cautious, and anonym...

MatchUp

MatchUp

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This “highly recommended” (Publishers Weekly, starred review) collection edited by New York Times bestselling author Lee Child pairs the beloved characters of twenty-two...

Gone Tomorrow

Gone Tomorrow

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER   “High-powered, intricately wrought suspense.”—Janet Maslin, The New York Times   ...

Dress Her in Indigo

Dress Her in Indigo

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From a beloved master of crime fiction, Dress Her in Indigo is one of many classic novels featuring Travis McGee, the hard-boiled detective who lives on a houseboat. &...

First Thrills: Volume 1

First Thrills: Volume 1

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New York Times bestselling author Lee Child and the International Thriller Writers, Inc. present a collection of remarkable stories in First Thrills. From small-town crime sto...

Bright Orange for the Shroud

Bright Orange for the Shroud

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"McGee has become part of our national fabric."SEATTLE POST INTELLIGENCERUsually women came to take refuge aboard The Busted Flush. But this time a man stumbled on bo...

Make Me (with bonus short story Small Wars)

Make Me (with bonus short story Small Wars)

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY LOS ANGELES TIMES, THE GUARDIAN, AND SUSPENSE MAGAZINE • Stephen King calls ...

Running Blind

Running Blind

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Jack Reacher races to solve the perfect crime in the fourth novel in Lee Child’s New York Times bestselling series. Across the country, wome...

Nightmare in Pink

Nightmare in Pink

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From a beloved master of crime fiction, Nightmare in Pink is one of many classic novels featuring Travis McGee, the hard-boiled detective who lives on a houseboat.  ...

Past Tense

Past Tense

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Family secrets come back to haunt Jack Reacher in this electrifying thriller from “a superb craftsman of suspense” (Entertainmen...

A Wanted Man

A Wanted Man

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER“The indomitable Reacher burns up the pages.”—USA Today   Four people in a car, hoping to make Chic...