Depeschen mit dem Leitwort John Grisham

»What do I take away from my experience? A couple things: If you’re lucky enough to find a mentor, pay exquisite and achingly careful attention. Although it’s not easy to internalize their lessons, they have learned the hard way and their advice is priceless. No magic keys, just some doors they can point you to that are easier to open.«

Tony Vanderwarker

Portrait: Writer Tony Vanderwarker (Writing with the Master and Sleeping Dogs) about his mentor John Grisham. Read more at Los Angeles Review of Books.

»Over the years, if people get close enough to offer an opinion about the books, they’re probably going to say, «The first one is my favorite. When are you going to get back to Ford County?» So I’ve often thought about another story with Jake and the cast of characters. I did not want another big racially charged murder trial, because most small Southern towns don’t have those on a weekly basis.«

John Grisham

Novelist John Grisham talks about his return to Ford County in Sycamore Row and an unpleasant stint as a politician. Read the interview by Irene Lacher at the Los Angeles Times.

»It has long been clear that the prolific Grisham is a great storyteller, but much depends on what story he comes up with. The novels I’ve read have always been entertaining, but their stories have often been fanciful and slight.«

Patrick Anderson

Jake Brigance, the young lawyer from John Grisham’s first novel, A Time to Kill, is back. Patrick Anderson about the latest thriller Sycamore Row. His review at The Washington Post.

Krimitipps zum Hören: Auch bei den Kolleginnen und Kollegen der Krimikiste finden sich neue Buchvorstellungen. Kristine Greßhöner, Marion Borcherding, Carola Nümann, Petra Böhnke und Jost Hindersmann haben für Euch gelesen.

»Das Komplott ist ein klassischer Schelmenroman, über die Eigengesetzlichkeit, mit der das System sich am Ende selbst austrickst, wenn man ihm mal die richtigen Anstöße gegeben hat.«

Fritz Göttler

Paranoid sein ist alles: Fritz Göttler bespricht bei der Süddeutschen Zeitung den Roman Das Komplott von John Grisham.

»Grisham schickt seinem vergleichsweise schlanken Thriller, der unter Garantie ins Kino kommt, noch Folgendes nach: »Recherche war mir nicht wichtig und kaum jemals erforderlich. Genauigkeit schien mir nicht ausschlaggebend.« Ist also alles anders in Amerika? Wahrscheinlich. Wir müssten mal recherchieren.«

Elmar Krekeler

Justizthriller: Elmar Krekeler beschäftigt sich bei der Welt mit dem neuen Buch Das Komplott von Bestsellerautor John Grisham.

  • Reacher’s Rules: Life Lessons From Jack Reacher by Jack Reacher, Foreword by Lee Child
  • The Racketeer by John Grisham
  • The Wrong Man by David Ellis
  • The Sentinel by Mark Oldfield
  • The Spies

John O’Connell examines the month’s best crime novels, with cases from the US, Spain and Brazil. At

  • The Bat by Jo Nesbø
  • The Jewels of Paradise by Donna Leon
  • I Remember You by Yrsa Sigurdardóttir
  • The Racketeer by John Grisham
  • The Return of the Thin Man by Dashiell Hammett

Julia Handford about the best recent crime and thrillers. Her reviews at