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James GrippandoJames Grippando was born in Waukegan, Illinois and grew up in rural Illinois with his four siblings. He earned both his bachelors degree and Juris Doctor from Florida State university, where his accomplishments included being selected to the Order of the Coif, and serving as the Executive Editor of the University of Florida Law Review.

After graduating, Grippando worked as a law clerk in the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Following that experience, he became a trial attorney, and in the twelve years following worked such varied cases as death-penalty appeals and a seven-year trial involving poultry farming, which, as noted by the Wall Street Journal, had a major impact on the industry as a whole.

As a lawyer, Grippando wrote and published various scholarly articles, and his interest in writing eventually led him to start on a novel. His first attempt faced a slough of rejections, but his second work, The Pardon, was a smashing (and published) success. Now, he writes full time and has nearly thirty books to his name, in addition to a plethora of articles and short stories. Some of his notable accomplishments include his novel Leapholes (2006), which was the first young adult novel published by the American Bar Association, and Gone Again (2016) which was awarded the 2017 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction.

Grippando currently lives in south Florida with his wife, Tiffany.

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The Girl in the Glass Box
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A Death in Live Oak
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Most Dangerous Place
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The Penny Jumper
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Gone Again
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Cash Landing
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James Grippando Bibliography


Jack Swyteck Series

  1. The Pardon - 1994
  2. Beyond Suspicion - 2002
  3. Last to Die - 2003
  4. Hear No Evil - 2004
  5. Got the Look - 2006
  6. When Darkness Falls - 2007
  7. Last Call - 2008
  8. Born to Run - 2008
  9. Afraid of the Dark - 2011
  10. Blood Money - 2013
  11. Black Horizon - 2014
  12. Cash Landing - 2015
  13. Gone Again - 2016
  14. Most Dangerous Place - 2017
  15. A Death in Live Oak - 2018
  16. The Girl in the Glass Box - 2019

Other Novels

  • The Informant - 1996
  • The Abduction - 1998
  • Found Money - 1999
  • Under Cover of Darkness - 2000
  • A King's Ransom - 2001
  • Leapholes - 2006 (young adult novel)
  • Lying with Strangers - 2007
  • Intent to Kill - 2009
  • Money to Burn - 2010
  • Need You Now - 2012
  • Cane and Abe - 2015
  • The Penny Jumper - 2016 (novella)

Short Stories

  • "Operation Northwoods" - 2006
  • "Death, Cheated" - 2009
  • "Green Eyed Lady" - 2010

James Grippando Awards

  • 2005 Distinguished Author Award from the University of Scranton
  • 2007 Benjamin Franklin Award Finalist for Leapholes
  • 2010 Florida Book Awards Bronze Medal for Money to Burn
  • 2017 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction for Gone Again

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