The Judge's List

By John Grisham

The Judge's List - John Grisham
  • Release Date: 2021-10-19
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
From 6,125 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.


  • Another great book by Grisham!

    By markteach
    This book was different from the usual. Very interesting, captivating and enticing. I really enjoyed it and it was very well written, as per John Grisham. Markteach
  • Great Read!

    By Windtrw
    Suspenseful right to the end! Great story line!
  • Good book

    By mcddby
    Excellent book to read.
  • Intriguing

    By Toby1022
    Kept my interest from beginning to end.
  • Judge’ list

    By Supercalafradgalystiv
    I have been reading Grisham’s novels for years and waiting for “nexts” all the time. His are educational in American Law, sometimes I feel I can work out a trial on my own ….(LOL). Fiction is his game and he is a true storyteller with an accurate tense timeline. I only can say….bring them along my friend
  • Pick up the pace

    By Bluffton Bob
    This story developed way too slowly. Once I slogged though the interminable beginning I enjoyed the book.
  • The Juges Listr

    By Pmonica
    Grisham has done it again
  • Not bad.

    By Garandaddy Lawyer
    Ok but not one of his best
  • Judges list

    By Jax the German Shepherd
    Always waiting for the hammer to drop. The book set me up. Hammer never dropped.
  • Serial killer, not lawyer book

    By Amigee
    I hadn't read John Grisham in quite some time and I was in a hurry so partly my fault but one expects more of a book about the his cases, twists & the law than a serial killer & a lone 30 something person addicted to sleuth out an answer. I never need to read another serial killer book as long as I live. It seems to be the favorite genre these days in fiction. One can lead the cover pieces about a book and assume it's something completely different, and yet it turns out to be about another serial killer.