Jim Grant (born 1954), higher recognized through his pen identify Lee Child, is a British mystery author. His first novel, Killing Floor, received the Anthony Award for Best First Novel.
Each of Child’s novels follows the adventures of a former American Military Policeman, Jack Reacher, who wanders the United States.
Though Grant used to be born in Coventry, England, his folks moved him and his 3 brothers to Handsworth Wood in Birmingham when he used to be 4 years previous, so the men may just get a greater training. Grant attended Cherry Orchard Primary School in Handsworth Wood till the age of 11 and used to be one of the crucial cleverest boys in his yr. He attended King Edward’s School, Birmingham, additionally the alma mater of J. R. R. Tolkien and Enoch Powell. His father used to be a civil servant and his more youthful brother, Andrew Grant, may be a mystery novelist.
Some of Grant’s early influences come with Enid Blyton, W.E. Johns, and Alistair MacLean.
In 1974, at age 20, Grant attended regulation college in Sheffield at Sheffield University, although he had no purpose of coming into the prison occupation and, throughout his scholar days, labored behind the scenes in a theatre. Instead, he took a role in business tv after graduating.
In January 2012, Grant donated £10,000 against a brand new automobile for Brecon Mountain Rescue Team. He presented the donation as a result of his brother is a senior member of the workforce. The workforce’s former regulate automobile used to be written off after a collision in 2011.
His spouse Jane is from New York. Child may be keen on Aston Villa Football Club.
Grant joined Granada Television, a part of the United Kingdom’s ITV Network, in Manchester as a presentation director. There he used to be concerned with displays together with Brideshead Revisited, The Jewel within the Crown, Prime Suspect, and Cracker. Grant used to be concerned within the transmission of greater than 40,000 hours of programming for Granada, writing hundreds of advertisements, information tales, and trailers. He stayed with Granada 1977-1995 and ended his occupation there with two years as a industry union store steward.
After being let move from his activity as a result of company restructuring, he made up our minds he sought after to start out writing novels, declaring they’re "the purest type of leisure." In 1997, his first novel, Killing Floor, used to be printed and he moved to the United States in the summertime of 1998.
He has mentioned that he selected the identify Reacher for the central personality in his novels as a result of he’s himself tall and, in a grocery store (Asda in Kendal, Cumbria, when he used to be residing in Kirkby Lonsdale), his spouse Jane informed him: "Hey, if this writing factor does not pan out, you have to at all times be a reacher in a grocery store."… "I assumed, Reacher – excellent identify." Some books within the Reacher collection are written in first individual, whilst others are written within the 3rd individual.
In 2007, Grant collaborated with 14 different writers to create the 17-part serial mystery The Chopin Manuscript narrated through Alfred Molina that used to be broadcast weekly on Audible.com from 25 September 2007 to 13 November 2007.
On 30 June 2008, it used to be introduced that Lee Child could be taking on a Visiting Professorship on the University of Sheffield in the United Kingdom from November 2008. In 2009, Child funded 52 Jack Reacher scholarships for college students on the college.
Child used to be elected president of the Mystery Writers of America in 2009.
Jack Reacher collection
Lee Child – Killing Floor (learn through D*ick Hill)
Lee Child – Die Trying (learn through D*ick Hill)
Lee Child – Tripwire (learn through D*ick Hill)
Lee Child – Running Blind (learn through D*ick Hill)
Lee Child – Echo Burning (learn through D*ick Hill)
Lee Child – Without Fail (learn through D*ick Hill)
Lee Child – Persuader (learn through D*ick Hill)
Lee Child – The Enemy (learn through D*ick Hill)
Lee Child – One Shot (learn through D*ick Hill)
Lee Child – The Hard Way (learn through D*ick Hill)
Lee Child – Bad Luck And Trouble (learn through D*ick Hill)
Lee Child – Nothing To Lose (learn through D*ick Hill)
Lee Child – Gone Tomorrow (learn through D*ick Hill)
Lee Child – 61 Hours (learn through D*ick Hill)
Lee Child – Worth Dying For (learn through D*ick Hill)
Lee Child – The Affair (learn through D*ick Hill)
Lee Child – A Wanted Man (learn through Jeff Harding)
Lee Child – Never Go Back (learn through Jeff Harding)
Lee Child – Personal (learn through Jeff Harding)
Lee Child – Make Me (learn through Jeff Harding)
Lee Child – Jack Reacher’s Rules (learn through D*ick Hill)
Lee Child – Night School (learn through Jeff Harding)
Lee Child – The Midnight Line (learn through Jeff Harding)
Lee Child – Past Tense (learn through Jeff Harding)
Lee Child – No Middle Name: The Complete Collected Jack Reacher Short Stories (learn through Kerry Shale)
Lee Child – First Thrills (learn through Joyce Been, David Colacci, Luke Daniels, Susan Ericksen, Mel Foster, Phil Gigante, D*ick Hill, Laural Merlington, Dan John Miller, Michael Paige, Nick Podehl, Natalie Ross)
Lee Child – Inherit The Dead (learn through Christopher Evan Welch)
Jack Reacher collection