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Lee Child

Biography

Lee Child

Lee Child was born in 1954 in Coventry, England, but spent his formative years in the nearby city of Birmingham. By coincidence he won a scholarship to the same high school that JRR Tolkien had attended. He went to law school in Sheffield, England, and after part-time work in the theater he joined Granada Television in Manchester for what turned out to be an eighteen-year career as a presentation director during British TV’s “golden age.” During his tenure his company made Brideshead Revisited, The Jewel in the Crown, Prime Suspect and Cracker. But he was fired in 1995 at the age of 40 as a result of corporate restructuring. Always a voracious reader, he decided to see an opportunity where others might have seen a crisis and bought six dollars’ worth of paper and pencils and sat down to write a book, KILLING FLOOR, the first in the Jack Reacher series.

KILLING FLOOR was an immediate success and launched the series which has grown in sales and impact with every new installment.

Lee has three homes --- an apartment in Manhattan, a country house in the south of France, and whatever airplane cabin he happens to be in while traveling between the two. In the US he drives a supercharged Jaguar, which was built in Jaguar’s Browns Lane plant, 30 yards from the hospital in which he was born.

Lee spends his spare time reading, listening to music, and watching the Yankees, Aston Villa, or Marseilles soccer. He is married with a grown-up daughter. He is tall and slim, despite an appalling diet and a refusal to exercise.

Lee Child

Books by Lee Child

by Lee Child - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

In his latest novel, Lee Child throws Jack Reacher for a loop that will change the man forever and send him into his most perilous mission yet. Finally arriving in Virginia, hoping to see the woman he spoke to on the phone in 61 HOURS, Reacher finds himself drafted back into the Army and facing a case that digs deep into his past --- and has personal ramifications that could change him for life.

introduction by Lee Child - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Jack Reacher takes on all comers, using a potent mixture of brutal strength and pure cunning. Now, his wisdom, his training, and even his wit has been compiled into a definitive guide to Jack Reacher. With quotes from Lee Child's bestselling novels, tips and tricks based on their plots, JACK REACHER’S RULES is the perfect companion for both rookie readers and seasoned Reacher veterans.

by Lee Child - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

All Reacher wanted was a ride to Virginia. All he did was stick out his thumb. But he soon discovers he has hitched more than a ride. He has tied himself to a massive conspiracy that makes him a threat --- to both sides at once. Nothing is what it seems in Lee Child’s latest thriller, and nobody is telling the truth. As the tension rises, the twists come fast and furious, keeping readers guessing and gasping until the explosive finale.

by Lee Child - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

When vital details regarding a new, state-of-the-art sniper rifle for U.S. forces begin leaking from the Capitol into potentially the hands of unidentified foreign arms dealers, Military Intelligence summons Jack Reacher to Washington, D.C. Reacher must go undercover to infiltrate four high-powered female Army officers who are the target suspects.

Edited by Lee Child - Anthology, Fiction, Mystery, Short Stories

When a different kind of justice is needed --- swift, effective and personal --- a new type of avenger must take action. VENGEANCE features new stories by bestselling crime writers including Lee Child, Michael Connelly, Dennis Lehane and Karin Slaughter, as well as some of today's brightest rising talents.