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The Judge's List - John Grisham

The Judge's List

By John Grisham

  • Release Date: 2021-10-19
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
From 4,432 Ratings


#1 NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • Investigator Lacy Stoltz follows the trail of a serial killer, and closes in on a shocking suspect—a sitting judge—in “one of the best crime reads of the year.… Bristling with high-tech detail and shivering with suspense…. Worth staying up all night to finish” (Wall Street Journal).
In The Whistler, Lacy Stoltz investigated a corrupt judge who was taking millions in bribes from a crime syndicate. She put the criminals away, but only after being attacked and nearly killed. Three years later, and approaching forty, she is tired of her work for the Florida Board on Judicial Conduct and ready for a change.

Then she meets a mysterious woman who is so frightened she uses a number of aliases. Jeri Crosby’s father was murdered twenty years earlier in a case that remains unsolved and that has grown stone cold. But Jeri has a suspect whom she has become obsessed with and has stalked for two decades. Along the way, she has discovered other victims.

Suspicions are easy enough, but proof seems impossible. The man is brilliant, patient, and always one step ahead of law enforcement. He is the most cunning of all serial killers. He knows forensics, police procedure, and most important: he knows the law.

He is a judge, in Florida—under Lacy’s jurisdiction.

He has a list, with the names of his victims and targets, all unsuspecting people unlucky enough to have crossed his path and wronged him in some way. How can Lacy pursue him, without becoming the next name on his list?

The Judge’s List is by any measure John Grisham’s most surprising, chilling novel yet.


  • Good follow up story

    By Dan & Jenn
    Don’t want to ruin the ending for future readers of this book, but the ending could have been better for the good guys. Always love reading Grisham’s books.
  • Excellent read

    By Starkraving7
    Great book.
  • Disappointing. Not up to Grisham standards.

    By TexasBrady
    Big fan of John Grisham. This was disappointing compared to his reliability high standards. Remain a Grisham fan - but hope next title is better.
  • When’s book III

    By CBJ Social
    Now that Lacy and Allie are a pair. There’s got to be a story somewhere.
  • It was ok.

    By Janie's Library
    I’ve been reading Grisham for years. I think he’s turned into a pulp author. The Firm, A Time to Kill are of a quality that has passed him by. This book was ok and I finished it but it wasn’t great.
  • Not believable.

    By Goldrvw
    A Judge? Not one fingerprint left behind in the court room or on a file or anywhere? Too many holes in the story.
  • Not Worth Your Time

    By TCJ320
    I love John Grisham - but this is a huge disappointment. Save your self the aggravation and wait for his next book.
  • Good story but

    By Bayloc
    The overall story line was pretty good. However when the judge pulled out hydrochloride acid tablets at the end it soured for me. Hydrochloride acid is a liquid, there is no such thing as tablets. How he would get a bottle into the resort to accomplish the last step in his obfuscation of his career is unknown
  • mixed

    By anomatopaeio
    repetitive. good story. could have been 1/2 as long.
  • Mary Louis is simply terrible

    By EdgySay
    Buy book it’s pure torture . Sad I was so looking forward to this novel . Also I can’t imagine why it was released . The producer has ears ? She is just awful terrible reader.