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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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Code 6
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Twenty
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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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Informant, The | Grippando, James | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy Grippando, James | Informant, The | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy

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Born to Run | Grippando, James | Signed First Edition Book Grippando, James | Born to Run | Signed First Edition Copy

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Afraid of the Dark | Grippando, James | Signed First Edition Book Grippando, James | Afraid of the Dark | Signed First Edition Copy

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Blood Money | Grippando, James | Signed First Edition Book Grippando, James | Blood Money | Signed First Edition Copy

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Black Horizon | Grippando, James | Signed First Edition Book Grippando, James | Black Horizon | Signed First Edition Copy

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Lying With Strangers | Grippando, James | Signed First Edition Book Grippando, James | Lying With Strangers | Signed First Edition Copy

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When Darkness Falls | Grippando, James | Signed First Edition Book Grippando, James | When Darkness Falls | Signed First Edition Copy

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Intent to Kill | Grippando, James | Signed First Edition Book Grippando, James | Intent to Kill | Signed First Edition Copy

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Last to Die | Grippando, James | Signed First Edition Book Grippando, James | Last to Die | Signed First Edition Copy

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Beyond Suspicion | Grippando, James | Signed First Edition Book Grippando, James | Beyond Suspicion | Signed First Edition Copy

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Most Dangerous Place | Grippando, James | Signed First Edition Book Grippando, James | Most Dangerous Place | Signed First Edition Copy

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Cash Landing | Grippando, James | Signed First Edition Book Grippando, James | Cash Landing | Signed First Edition Copy

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King's Ransom, A | Grippando, James | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy Grippando, James | King's Ransom, A | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy

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Need You Now | Grippando, James | Signed First Edition Book Grippando, James | Need You Now | Signed First Edition Copy

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Abduction by James Grippando | Signed Advance Reading Copy Grippando, James | Abduction, The | Signed Advance Reading Copy

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The Girl in the Glass Box by James Grippando | Signed First Edition Book Grippando, James | Girl in the Glass Box, The | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. February 2019 NY: Harper First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author.  This is a collectible book free from material defects.  Jacket covering services are available for a small fee..

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Gone Again | Grippando, James | Signed First Edition Book Grippando, James | Gone Again | Signed First Edition Copy

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Death in Live Oak, A | Grippando, James | Signed First Edition Book Grippando, James | Death in Live Oak, A | Signed First Edition Copy

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Death in Live Oak, A | Grippando, James | Signed First Edition Book Grippando, James | Death in Live Oak, A | Signed First Edition Copy

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Grippando, James | Twenty | Signed First Edition Book Grippando, James | Twenty | Signed First Edition Book

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Last Call | Grippando, James | Signed First Edition Book Grippando, James | Last Call | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  2007 NY: HarperCollins  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author.  This is a collectible book free from material defects.  Jacket covering services are available for a small fee..

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Grippando, James | Code 6 | Signed First Edition Book Grippando, James | Code 6 | Signed First Edition Book

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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
  17. The Big Lie - 2020
  18. Twenty - 2021

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)
  • Cash Landing - 2015
  • Code 6 - 2023

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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