Theodore Boone 3: the Accused by John Grisham
  

Theodore Boone 3: the Accused

Written by John Grisham
Part of the Theodore Boone Series

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June 2012 Book of the Month. Bestselling John Grisham's needle-sharp writing is brilliantly on display in this detective story centring on 13 year old Theodore Boone. The son of lawyers, Theo is an expert in how the law works. It's knowledge he badly needs when he finds himself framed for a crime he didn't commit. How can Theo prove that the brand new laptops in his locker were planted? How can he find out who did it? Tautly plotted, this is a gripping story with a convincing 13 year old at its heart.

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Theodore Boone 3: the Accused by John Grisham

Following on from the bestselling Theodore Boone and Theodore Boone: The Abduction, John Grisham delivers high intensity legal drama for a new generation of readers.

Theodore Boone is the thirteen year old who knows more about the law than most adult lawyers. He certainly never expected to be the victim of crime himself. But then his bike is vandalised, he's attacked while doing his homework and, worst of all, framed for a robbery. When stolen computer equipment turns up in Theo's school locker, the police start leaning on him hard. And he is the only suspect. What if he is found guilty? What about his dreams of becoming a lawyer? In a race against time, aided by his renegade uncle, Ike, Theo must find the real felon and reveal the true motivation behind the crimes of which he stands accused.

Reviews

‘A page-turner with a moral dilemma … classic Grisham.’ T.E.S.

'Not since Nancy Drew has a nosy, crime-obsessed kid been so hard to resist.' - The New York Times

'Gripping... I would recommend this book to anyone who loves a good mystery. I think everyone will be enthralled by Theodore Boone.' - Scholastic News

'There's a new kid on the young fiction block, and this one really does have serious powers: Theodore Boone, half-boy, half-lawyer... fans will be pleased to know there will be more of Theo's adventures to come.' - Sunday Express

'If you aspire to turn your children into lawyers who will keep you in your old age, John Grisham's Theodore Boone, his first novel for young people, might be for you'. - Sunday Times

'Nobody does legal fiction better' - Daily Express

'..a master of his craft' - Guardian

About the Author

John Grisham

Long before John Grisham's name became synonymous with the modern legal thriller, he was working 60-70 hours a week at a small law practice in Southaven, Mississippi, squeezing in time before going to the office and during courtroom breaks to work on his hobby - writing his first novel.

One day at the Dessoto County courthouse, Grisham overheard a harrowing testimony and was inspired to start a novel. Getting up at 5 a.m. every day to get in several hours of writing time before heading off to work, Grisham spent three years on A Time to Kill and finished it in 1987. Initially rejected by many publishers, it was eventually bought by Wynwood press, who gave it a modest 5,000 copy printing and published it in June 1988.

Since first publishing A Time to Kill in 1988, Grisham has written one novel a year and all of them have become international bestsellers. There are currently over 225 million John Grisham books in print worldwide, which have been translated into 29 languages. Nine of his novels have been turned into films. He has also written a series for younger readers, Theodore Boone (see below).

When he's not writing, John Grisham devotes time to charitable causes, including most recently his Rebuild The Coast Fund, which raised 8.8 million dollars for Gulf Coast relief in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. He also keeps up with his greatest passion: baseball.

Author photo © Bob Krasner

(Biography from author's website)

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Format

Hardback
288 pages

Author

John Grisham
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Author's Website

www.theodoreboone.co.uk/

Publisher

Hodder & Stoughton Ltd an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division

Publication date

24th May 2012

ISBN

9781444758474

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