Lee Child

Creator of the Jack Reacher novels and one of the most successful thriller writers in the world.

Lee Child

Biography

Date of birth: 29 October 1954

Jim Grant, writing as Lee Child, is one of the most successful British novelists of the last fifteen years. He was born in Coventry but grew up in Birmingham and studied law at Sheffield University. After studying, he spent almost twenty years working at Granada Television before being made redundant in 1995.

His first novel, Killing Floor, was published in 1997 to both commercial and critical acclaim and Grant has now written a total of eighteen equally successful Jack Reacher novels. He cannily chose the surname ‘Child’ in his surname so as to be placed directly in between Raymond Chandler and Agatha Christie on bookshop shelves.

His books are currently being adapted into a number of feature films with Tom Cruise in the Jack Reacher role.

Book and writing awards

Anthony Award 1997 (Killing Floor), Theakston's Old Peculiar Crime Novel of the Year Award 2010 (61 Hours) and Specsavers' National Book Award, Thriller & Crime Novel of the Year 2012 (A Wanted Man).

Similar authors to Lee Child

James Patterson, Michael Connelly and Jeffery Deaver.

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Love Child? Where to start with Jack Reacher - 23rd August 2013

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Jack Reacher walks alone. Once a go-to hard man in the US military police, now he's a drifter of no fixed abode. But the army tracks him down. Because someone has taken a long-range shot at the French president. Only one man could have done...
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Never Go Back: (Jack Reacher 18) - Jack Reacher 18

Never Go Back: (Jack Reacher 18) - Jack Reacher 18 (Paperback)

by Lee Child

Format: Paperback 528 pages
Published: 27/03/2014
Publisher: Bantam Books (Transworld Publishers a division of the Random House Group)

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"Fast-paced, taut and punchy". (Sunday Mirror). Drop-out military cop Jack Reacher has hitchhiked his way to Virginia. His destination,... Read more

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A Wanted Man: (Jack Reacher 17) - Jack Reacher 17

A Wanted Man: (Jack Reacher 17) - Jack Reacher 17 (Paperback)

by Lee Child

Format: Paperback 528 pages
Published: 23/05/2013
Publisher: Bantam Books (Transworld Publishers a division of the Random House Group)

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When you're as big and rough as Jack Reacher - and you have a badly set, freshly busted nose - it isn't easy to hitch a ride. At last,... Read more

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The Affair - Jack Reacher 16

The Affair - Jack Reacher 16 (Paperback)

by Lee Child

Format: Paperback 528 pages
Published: 16/08/2012
Publisher: Bantam Books (Transworld Publishers a division of the Random House Group)

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Featuring Jack Reacher, hero of the new blockbuster movie starring Tom Cruise, in his coolest, sexiest, punch-packing thriller yet March 1997. A... Read more

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Worth Dying For - Jack Reacher 15

Worth Dying For - Jack Reacher 15 (Paperback)

by Lee Child

Format: Paperback 512 pages
Published: 04/08/2011
Publisher: Bantam Books (Transworld Publishers a division of the Random House Group)

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Featuring Jack Reacher, hero of the new blockbuster movie starring Tom Cruise, in an explosive follow-up to the cliffhanger ending of 61 Hours. Has... Read more

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61 Hours: (Jack Reacher 14) - Jack Reacher 14

61 Hours: (Jack Reacher 14) - Jack Reacher 14 (Paperback)

by Lee Child

Format: Paperback 496 pages
Published: 02/09/2010
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Featuring Jack Reacher, hero of the new blockbuster movie starring Tom Cruise. GET READY FOR THE MOST EXCITING COUNT-DOWN OF YOUR LIFE HOUR ... Read more

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Gone Tomorrow: (Jack Reacher 13) - Jack Reacher 13

Gone Tomorrow: (Jack Reacher 13) - Jack Reacher 13 (Paperback)

by Lee Child

Format: Paperback 544 pages
Published: 18/02/2010
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Featuring Jack Reacher, hero of the new blockbuster movie starring Tom Cruise, as he faces his most implacable enemy yet. Suicide bombers are easy... Read more

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Nothing To Lose: (Jack Reacher 12) - Jack Reacher 12

Nothing To Lose: (Jack Reacher 12) - Jack Reacher 12 (Paperback)

by Lee Child

Format: Paperback 544 pages
Published: 09/04/2009
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Featuring Jack Reacher, hero of the new blockbuster movie starring Tom Cruise. From Hope to Despair. Between two small towns in Colorado, nothing... Read more

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Bad Luck and Trouble - Jack Reacher 11

Bad Luck and Trouble - Jack Reacher 11 (Paperback)

by Lee Child

Format: Paperback 528 pages
Published: 06/01/2011
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Featuring Jack Reacher, hero of the new blockbuster movie starring Tom Cruise. You do not mess with Jack Reacher. He is as close to untraceable as a... Read more

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The Hard Way - Jack Reacher 10

The Hard Way - Jack Reacher 10 (Paperback)

by Lee Child

Format: Paperback 512 pages
Published: 06/01/2011
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Featuring Jack Reacher, hero of the new blockbuster movie starring Tom Cruise, as he comes to the UK. Jack Reacher is alone, the way he likes it. He... Read more

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One Shot - Jack Reacher 9

One Shot - Jack Reacher 9 (Paperback)

by Lee Child

Format: Paperback 496 pages
Published: 06/01/2011
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Now filmed as the blockbuster movie 'Jack Reacher', starring Tom Cruise. Six shots. Five dead. A heartland city thrown into terror. But... Read more

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The Enemy - Jack Reacher 8

The Enemy - Jack Reacher 8 (Paperback)

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Format: Paperback 560 pages
Published: 06/01/2011
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Featuring Jack Reacher, hero of the new blockbuster movie starring Tom Cruise, in his younger days as a Military Policeman in the US Army. New... Read more

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Persuader - Jack Reacher 7

Persuader - Jack Reacher 7 (Paperback)

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Format: Paperback 544 pages
Published: 06/01/2011
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Featuring Jack Reacher, hero of the new blockbuster movie starring Tom Cruise, in his most explosive adventure yet. Never forgive, never forget.... Read more

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Without Fail - Jack Reacher 6

Without Fail - Jack Reacher 6 (Paperback)

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Format: Paperback 560 pages
Published: 06/01/2011
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Featuring Jack Reacher, hero of the new blockbuster movie starring Tom Cruise. This time, he's in the line of fire, protecting the Vice... Read more

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Echo Burning - Jack Reacher 5

Echo Burning - Jack Reacher 5 (Paperback)

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Format: Paperback 576 pages
Published: 06/01/2011
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Another heartstopping page turner featuring Jack Reacher, hero of the new blockbuster movie starring Tom Cruise. Jack Reacher, adrift in the hellish... Read more

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The Visitor - Jack Reacher 4

The Visitor - Jack Reacher 4 (Paperback)

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Format: Paperback 512 pages
Published: 06/01/2011
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Featuring Jack Reacher, hero of the new blockbuster movie starring Tom Cruise. Sergeant Amy Callan and Lieutenant Caroline Cooke have a lot in... Read more

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Tripwire - Jack Reacher 3

Tripwire - Jack Reacher 3 (Paperback)

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Format: Paperback 544 pages
Published: 06/01/2011
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Featuring Jack Reacher, hero of the new blockbuster movie starring Tom Cruise. For Jack Reacher being invisible has become a habit. He spends his... Read more

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Die Trying - Jack Reacher 2

Die Trying - Jack Reacher 2 (Paperback)

by Lee Child

Format: Paperback 560 pages
Published: 09/12/2010
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Featuring Jack Reacher, hero of the new blockbuster movie starring Tom Cruise. Jack Reacher, alone, strolling nowhere. A Chicago street in bright... Read more

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Killing Floor: (Jack Reacher 1) - Jack Reacher 1

Killing Floor: (Jack Reacher 1) - Jack Reacher 1 (Paperback)

by Lee Child

Format: Paperback 528 pages
Published: 05/08/2010
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Killing Floor is the first book in the internationally popular series about Jack Reacher, hero of the new blockbuster movie starring Tom Cruise. It... Read more

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Personal - Jack Reacher 19 (Hardback)

by Lee Child

Format: Hardback 400 pages
Published: 28/08/2014
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Jack Reacher walks alone. Once a go-to hard man in the US military police, now he's a drifter of no fixed abode. But the army tracks him down.... Read more

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