The Boys from Biloxi - John Grisham

The Boys from Biloxi

By John Grisham

  • Release Date: 2022-10-18
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
From 1,909 Ratings


#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Two families. One courtroom showdown. • John Grisham’s most gripping thriller yet. • “A legal literary legend.” —USA Today
John Grisham returns to Mississippi with the riveting story of two sons of immigrant families who grow up as friends, but ultimately find themselves on opposite sides of the law. Grisham’s trademark twists and turns will keep you tearing through the pages until the stunning conclusion.

For most of the last hundred years, Biloxi was known for its beaches, resorts, and seafood industry. But it had a darker side. It was also notorious for corruption and vice, everything from gambling, prostitution, bootleg liquor, and drugs to contract killings. The vice was controlled by small cabal of mobsters, many of them rumored to be members of the Dixie Mafia.
Keith Rudy and Hugh Malco grew up in Biloxi in the sixties and were childhood friends, as well as Little League all-stars. But as teenagers, their lives took them in different directions. Keith’s father became a legendary prosecutor, determined to “clean up the Coast.” Hugh’s father became the “Boss” of Biloxi’s criminal underground. Keith went to law school and followed in his father’s footsteps. Hugh preferred the nightlife and worked in his father’s clubs. The two families were headed for a showdown, one that would happen in a courtroom.
Life itself hangs in the balance in The Boys from Biloxi, a sweeping saga rich with history and with a large cast of unforgettable characters.


  • A Good Book

    By coreanman
    The reason I bought this book is because I lived in Ocean Springs for 13 years. I figured since I lived there I should read the book and I like reading Grisham novels. It started out great then slowed down then got better. Overall the book was great. I think anyone who reads Grisham novels will like this one.
  • Great story told by a master of the craft!

    By AlCain55
    Excellent research makes for a very believable story that covers decades. Having lived in Biloxi for a time (Air Force!) it was interesting to get a glimpse of the growth of this gulf coast area. The start of the book is a bit slow, but hang in there! It picks up steam and then its off to the races! Great character development that adds so much to the story.
  • A Good Read

    By Too simple to enjoy
    There was enough interesting events in this book with less repetition; which I find tedious in many books. The story kept moving and was full of characters of all sorts, a bit of history and local myths.
  • Same Old, Same Old - Its great!

    By ibooks pick a name
    Another great read by Mr. Dependability! I forget how well he writes until I end up reading a couple of good, but not great novels by others. Then I open a Grisham and boom! I’m immediately pulled into the story and devour it in a couple of days!
  • Disappointing

    By D83JC
    I have read all of his books and this is one of my least favorite.
  • Falling asleep

    By Hispremisisinerror
    I'm about a third of the way through. Reviews say that is the point it becomes interesting. This is the most boring Grisham to date. The plot is scattered and vague. The characters are neither compelling nor attractive. I'm sure it's well written and researched, however there is little to hold my interest.
  • Not worth the read

    By conrad 55
    The book was a big disappointment. There was very little depth to the characters and I didn’t like the narration style. It sounded like a friend telling me the story of 2 families he knew of who started out in similar circumstances and took very different paths. An old story, told a million times, with nothing surprising or special.
  • Good book

    By t8276
    Good book
  • Exhausting.

    By Donner627
    This book was so tedious, predictable, overly long, amateurishly written and just down right hard to get through. I can’t believe the same author who wrote A Time To Kill and The Firm and The Chamber and so many other exceptional books wrote this mess.
  • Great

    By Ppppppppppppppopttttt
    This was a great book, brings you through 3 generations of good and bad!