Lee Child is the pen name of former British lawyer, James Dover
Grant (CBE), best known for his Jack Reacher series of thriller novels. After
losing his job (a twenty year career in commercial television with Granada) Lee
Child decided to start writing novels, which propelled him to international
fame, gained him a passionate following and won Child multiple awards for his
His first novel, Killing Floor, won
both the Anthony Award and the Barry Award for Best First Novel. His style is
described as hardboiled and action driven, with a high body count thanks to the
antics of his iconic character, ex-military policeman, Jack Reacher.
Two Jack Reacher film adaptations, based on the novels, One Shot
(2012) and Never Go Back (2016) have both starred Tom Cruise as Reacher. The
24th Reacher novel, Blue Moon is due
to be published October 29, 2019.
Lee Child lives with his wife and daughter between his homes in
Manhattan, England and France.
Praise for Lee Child:
'These books are absolutely addictive' George R. R. Martin
'Great pace, drama, language' James Patterson
'Jack Reacher is today's James Bond' Ken Follett
'Nothing makes for a great weekend quite like quality time with Jack' Lisa
'The coolest continuing series character' Stephen King
'I always seize the latest Lee Child with pleasure' Philip Pullman
'I pick up Jack Reacher when I'm in the mood for someone big to solve my
problems' Patricia Cornwell'