The Boys from Biloxi (Paperback)
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The Boys from Biloxi (Paperback)

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Published: 06/07/2023
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Another slice of suspenseful courtroom drama from the mega-selling thriller writer, The Boys from Biloxi traces the very different paths of Keith and Hugh, and the gripping legal showdown that both their lives have been leading up to.

Sunday Times bestseller John Grisham returns to Mississippi in his most gripping thriller yet.

For most of the last hundred years, Biloxi was known for its beaches, resorts, and seafood industry. But it had a darker side. It was also notorious for corruption and vice, everything from gambling, prostitution, bootleg liquor, drugs... even contract killings. The vice was controlled by a small cabal of mobsters, many of them rumoured to be members of the Dixie Mafia.

Keith Rudy and Hugh Malco grew up in Biloxi in the sixties and were childhood friends. But as teenagers, their lives took them in different directions. Keith's father became a legendary prosecutor, determined to 'clean up the Coast.' Hugh's father became the 'Boss' of Biloxi's criminal underground. Keith went to law school and followed in his father's footsteps. Hugh preferred the nightlife and worked in his father's clubs. The two families were headed for a showdown, one that would happen in a courtroom.

Rich with history and with a large cast of unforgettable characters, The Boys from Biloxi is a sweeping saga of two sons of immigrant families who grow up as friends, but ultimately find themselves in a knife-edge legal confrontation in which life itself hangs in the balance.

In this novel, Grisham takes his powerful storytelling to the next level, his trademark twists and turns will keep you tearing through the pages until the stunning conclusion.

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
ISBN: 9781399702775
Number of pages: 544
Weight: 380 g
Dimensions: 198 x 130 x 42 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Invites comparisons with the Godfather trilogy - it spans two generations and several postwar decades - and has a vast cast and a winning energy - The Sunday Times

No one . . . writes courtroom dramas like Grisham . . . As ever with Grisham there are corkscrew twists and turns as he ratchets up the suspense. It is exceptional story-telling, which leaves the reader begging for the novel never to end. Grisham has sold more than 300 million copies of his work. This shows exactly why - Daily Mail

Grisham nails a thriller with a great human backstory once again - Peterborough Telegraph

Grisham has been stretching his wings in recent books. Having ventured into cosy crime, he now takes on a full-blown Godfather-type saga . . . It's a story that spans half a century and ends inevitably in a courtroom showdown. A morally complex, compelling and illuminating read - Mail on Sunday

Captivates the reader from the off . . . Grisham's trademarks abound: a talent for storytelling that whips the plot along, a vivid cast of characters - testy judges, put-upon mothers, corrupt cops and vicious thugs . . . He writes with verve and skill. A cracking read - Irish Independent

Grisham took over Turow's mantle as America's legal thriller master and he is on good form in this story about childhood pals who take different paths as adults . . . Slick - The Sun

a hair-raising legal showdown by the brilliant, prolific master of the courtroom drama - Saga Magazine

A white-knuckle courtroom drama - Irish Independent

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“Happy to be Back in the Grisham World”

4.5/5⭐️

I was an avid Grisham reader when he first burst on the scene, and I’ll admit part of that was probably because he had a home in Oxford (20 minutes from my childhood home). I loved his early writing, but... More

Hardback edition
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“Another Grisham hit!”

How can you not rate a John Grisham novel, anything less than 5 stars. Again we see the brilliant storytelling and courtroom drama that his books are well known for.
This story gives us a look into the string of bars... More

Hardback edition
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“Fantastic legal thriller”

Overall I really enjoyed this book and I think I will definitely be adding more John Grisham books to my TBR. I loved the court room scenes in the story and if anything would have loved to have had more included.... More

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