VJ Books Presents Author Andrew Grant! (a.k.a. Andrew Child)
Andrew Grant (aka Andrew Child) is best known for his books about British Royal Navy-trained agent David Trevellyan, Detective Cooper Devereaux thriller series, as well as The Paul McGrath/Janitor thrillers.
He is also the brother of bestselling author of the Jack Reacher book series, Lee Child. In January 2020, Child announced that he would be retiring from writing the Reacher books and that Grant would be taking over, continuing under the pen name Andrew Child.
Before taking over the reins entirely, the brothers co-wrote The Sentinel as well as the latest Reacher novel, Better Off Dead, which finds our leading man assisting army veteran turned FBI agent, Michaela Fenton. She is searching for her twin brother who might be mixed up with some dangerous people. Most of them would rather die than betray their terrifying leader, Dendoncker. Reacher is good at finding people who donít want to be found, so he offers to help, despite feeling that Fenton is keeping secrets of her own. But a life hangs in the balance. Maybe more than one. But to bring Dendoncker down will be the riskiest job of Reacher's life. Failure is not an option, because in this kind of game, the loser is always better off dead.
Though he never imagined himself as an author, he has always been a storyteller, recounting to Modern Signed Books podcast host Rodger Nichols, how on long car rides with his parents as a child he would stand on the backseats (pre-seatbelt era) and tell stories. Always starting with something true, he then inevitably would take a turn into the wildly imaginary.
He graduated from the University of Sheffield with a degree in English Literature and Drama, and then founded his own theater company. The company produced original works and was critically well-received, performing at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, among other places, but was sadly less successful financially.
To make ends meet, Grant began working in telecommunications. Though he meant it as a temporary fix to a cash crisis, he worked in the field for fifteen years, Much of his career during those years falls under the Official Secrets Act. When Grant became a victim/beneficiary of a widespread redundancy program, he took to novel-writing, and hasn't looked back since.
Grant was born in Birmingham, England in 1968. He is married to American novelist Tasha Alexander, and currently lives near Laramie, Wyoming.
You can find a signed copy of Better Off Dead and a collection of other Andrew Grant (Child) signed books below.
Andrew Grant Bibliography
Jack Reacher Series (as Andrew Child, with Lee Child)
- The Sentinel - 2020
- Better Off Dead - 2021
- No Plan B - 2022
Paul McGrath Series
- Invisible - January 2019
- Too Close to Home - January 2020
Cooper Devereaux Series
- False Positive - 2015
- False Friend - 2017
- False Witness - 2018
David Trevellyan Series
- Even - 2009
- Die Twice - 2010
- More Harm Than Good - 2012
Music and Murder Mystery Books
- Hotel California - 2022 (as Andrew Child, with Heather Graham, John Gilstrap, Reed Farrel Coleman, Amanda Flower, Don Bruns)
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