1954 -

Writing as: Lee Child

Born in Coventry, England, but raised largely in Birmingham, James Grant, aka Lee Child, attended law school but his first major job was as a presentation director for Granada Television in Manchester. He stayed at that occupation until he was 40 at which time he and lots more were let go as part of a restructuring. Needing a new line of work, he decided to try his hand at writing and his first book, Killing Floor, was an immediate success. He has since moved to Manhattan.

Series Books
Nick Heller Good and Valuable Consideration (ss) (2014)
Jack Reacher Killing Floor (1997)
  Die Trying (1998)
  James Penney's New Identity (ss) (1999)
  Tripwire (1999)
  Running Blind (2000)
  Echo Burning (2001)
  Without Fail (2002)
  Persuader (2003)
  The Enemy (2004)
  One Shot (2005)
  The Hard Way (2006)
  Bad Luck And Trouble (2007)
  Nothing To Lose (2008)
  Gone Tomorrow (2009)
  Guy Walks Into A Bar (ss) (2009)
  61 Hours (2010)
  Worth Dying For (2010)
  Second Son (ss) (2011)
  The Affair (2011)
  Deep Down (ss) (2012)
  Jack Reacher's Rules (2012)
  A Wanted Man (2012)
  Everybody Talks (ss) (2012)
  Never Go Back (2013)
  High Heat (ss) (2013)
  Personal (2014)
  Not A Drill (ss) (2014)
  Good and Valuable Consideration (ss) (2014)
  Knowing You're Alive (ss) (2014)
  The Picture Of The Lonely Diner (ss) (2015)
  No Room At The Motel (ss) (2015)
  Make Me (2015)
  Small Wars (ss) (2015)
  Night School (2016)
  Maybe They Have A Tradition (ss) (2016)
  The Midnight Line (2017)
  Faking A Murderer (ss) (2017)
  No Middle Name (2017)
  Too Much Time (ss) (2017)
  Past Tense (2018)
  The Christmas Scorpion (ss) (2018)
  Blue Moon (2019)
  Cleaning The Gold (ss) (2019)
  The Sentinel (2020)