Primarily known by his pen name Lee Child, James D. "Jim" Grant is a British thriller writer, best known for his Jack Reacher novel series. Having been made redundant in his job, Child decided to start writing because it is "the purest form of entertainment".
In 1997, Child's first novel 'Killing Floor' was published and received multiple awards including the Anthony Award. Since then he has gone on to write at least 19 novels and has sold over 100 million copies. Child's style of writing regularly shifts in his books from the first or third person.
His pen name 'Lee' came from a personal family joke and the name 'Childs' puts him alphabetically between other crime writers, Raymond Chandler and Agatha Christie.
His newest bestselling Jack Reacher Novel 'No Plan B' is available now. Pre-order the next book in the Jack Reacher series 'The Secret', arriving in October 2023.
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