The Judge's List - John Grisham

The Judge's List

By John Grisham

  • Release Date: 2021-10-19
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
From 7,031 Ratings


#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • 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.

Don’t miss John Grisham’s new book, THE EXCHANGE: AFTER THE FIRM, coming soon!


  • Intriguing

    By SCB234
    Kept interest
  • Riveting

    By Eyerish21
    You knew Jeri would be successful but it keeps your attention throughout. Another Grisham gem.
  • We’ll write.

    By westernraven
    I found this novel gruesome. Disturbing due to the length of it.
  • The Judge’s List

    By Lorpac1
    You start with The Whistler and finish with The Judge’s List. I found them both to be very good. Highly recommend both books!
  • I loved it

    By Bbcutup
    Thank you
  • Good storyline

    By chuckleedee
    Excellent writing. Kept my interest.
  • The Judges List reviewed

    By Dan256Dan
    Page turner, again. I couldn’t put it down. Grisham is alway a great read.
  • Disappointing

    By ngenct
    Slow start. Flat disappointing ending.
  • Fun read to be sure.

    By Dan Daily
    Ending wasn’t anything that I even remotely thought of but some extra sleuthing at the end was pretty cool. All in all a real fun read but there were a couple of gaps that I would think might have triggered another book that left me wondering about one murder and the dark web relationship that I would like to see get, for me, more detailed.
  • Great Read

    By Slilthy52
    Thanks for an awesome book!