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Author Lee ChildLee Child signingLee Child is the bestselling author most known for his Jack Reacher novels, a thriller series following the adventures of former American military policeman, Jack Reacher. His first Reacher novel, The Killing Floor (1997), won both the Anthony Award and the Barry Award for Best First Novel.

In January 2020, Child announced that he would be retiring from writing the Jack Reacher book series and hand it to his brother, fellow thriller author Andrew Grant, who will continue the series under the pen name Andrew Child.

Before handing 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 don’t 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.

Child was born in 1954 in Coventry, England, but spent his formative years in the nearby city of Birmingham. By coincidence he won a scholarship to the same high school that JRR Tolkien had attended. He went to law school in Sheffield, England, and after part-time work in the theater he joined Granada Television in Manchester for what turned out to be an eighteen-year career as a presentation director during British TV's "golden age."

After being made redundant as a result of corporate restructuring, Child decided to start writing novels, stating they are “the purest form of entertainment.” Always a voracious reader, he decided to see an opportunity where others might have seen a crisis and bought six dollars' worth of paper and pencils and sat down to write a book, The Killing Floor, the first in the Jack Reacher series.

Lee spends his spare time reading, listening to music, and watching the Yankees, Aston Villa, or Marseilles soccer. He is married with a grown-up daughter.

You can find a signed copy of Better Off Dead and a collection of other Lee Child signed books below.

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Author's website: www.leechild.com
Similar authors: David Baldacci, Vince Flynn, John Sandford, Brad Taylor, Andrew Grant
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Better off Dead
Double-Signed First Edition

Better off Dead by Lee Child & Andrew Child

How to Write a Mystery
Signed First Edition

How to Write a Mystery by Lee Child

Cleaning the Gold
Signed Trade Paper Edition

Cleaning the Gold by Lee Child & Karin Slaughter

Blue Moon
Signed First Edition

Blue Moon by Lee Child

Blue Moon
Signed First Edition

Blue Moon by Lee Child

Past Tense
Signed First Edition

Past Tense by Lee Child
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Affair, The | Child, Lee | Signed First Edition UK Book Child, Lee | Affair, The | Signed First Edition UK Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. September 2011 LON: Bantam Press  First UK edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Hard Way, The | Child, Lee | Signed First Edition UK Book Child, Lee | Hard Way, The | Signed First Edition UK Copy

Author Signed UK Hardcover Book.  2006 LON: Bantam  First UK edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by author.

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Never Go Back | Child, Lee | Signed First Edition UK Book Child, Lee | Never Go Back | Signed First Edition UK Copy

Author Signed UK Hardcover Book  September 2013 LON: Bantam Press   First UK edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Make Me | Child, Lee | Signed UK Edition Book Child, Lee | Make Me | Signed UK Edition Book

Author Signed UK Hardcover Book  September 2015 LON: Bantam Press  First UK edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Never Go Back | Child, Lee | Signed First Edition Trade Paper Book Child, Lee | Never Go Back | Signed First Edition Trade Paper Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book. September 2016 NY: Random House Movie Tie-In edition, first printing, mint, new/unread trade paper in flawless pictorial wrappers, signed by the author.   Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Inherit the Dead | Child, Lee (introduction) | Signed First Edition Book Child, Lee (introduction) | Inherit the Dead | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book  October 2013 NY: Touchstone  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by Lee Child. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Nothing to Lose | Child, Lee | Signed 1st Edition UK Trade Paper Book Child, Lee | Nothing to Lose | Signed 1st Edition UK Trade Paper Book

Author Signed UK Trade Paperback Book  2008 NY: Delacorte Press  UK Trade Paper edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in flawless pictorial wraps, signed by the author

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Wanted Man, A | Child, Lee | Signed First Edition UK Book Child, Lee | Wanted Man, A | Signed First Edition UK Copy

Author Signed UK Hardcover Book.  September 2012 LON: Random House  First UK edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author,  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Bad Luck and Trouble | Child, Lee | Signed 1st Edition UK Trade Paper Book Child, Lee | Bad Luck and Trouble | Signed 1st Edition UK Trade Paper Book

Author Signed UK Trade Paperback Book  2007 LON: Bantam Press  UK Trade Paper edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in flawless pictorial wraps, signed by the author.

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No Middle Name | Child, Lee | Signed First UK Edition Book Child, Lee | No Middle Name | Signed First UK Edition Copy

Author Signed UK Hardcover Book November 2016 LON: Bantam Press First UK edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Night School | Child, Lee | Signed First Edition Book Child, Lee | Night School | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. November 2016 NY: Random House First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.   Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Personal | Child, Lee | Signed First Edition Book Child, Lee | Personal | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book  September 2014 NY: Delacorte First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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No Middle Name | Child, Lee | Signed First Edition Book Child, Lee | No Middle Name | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book  May 2017 NY: Delacorte First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Past Tense by Lee Child | Signed UK First Edition Copy Child, Lee | Past Tense | Signed UK First Edition Copy

Author Signed UK Hardcover Book.  November 2018 LON: Bantam PRess First UK edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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MatchUp | Child, Lee (Editor) | Signed First Edition Book Child, Lee (Editor) | MatchUp | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  June 2017 NY: Simon & Schuster.  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by Lee Child, remainder marked.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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MatchUp | Child, Lee (Editor) | Signed First Edition Book Child, Lee (Editor) | MatchUp | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  June 2017 NY: Simon & Schuster.  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by Lee Child.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Past Tense by Lee Child | Signed First Edition Book Child, Lee | Past Tense | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. November 2018 NY: Delacorte Press First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.   Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Vengeance | Child, Lee | Signed First Edition Trade Paper Book Child, Lee | Vengeance | Signed First Edition Trade Paper Book

Author Signed Trade Paper 2012 NY: Mulholland Books First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in flawless pictorial wraps, signed by author.

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Child, Lee | Blue Moon | Signed UK First Edition Copy Child, Lee | Blue Moon | Signed UK First Edition Copy

Author Signed UK Hardcover Book.  October 2019 LON: Transworld Publishers Ltd. First UK edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Child, Lee | Blue Moon | Signed First Edition Copy Child, Lee | Blue Moon | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. October 2019 NY: Delacorte Press First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.   Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Midnight Line, The | Child, Lee | Signed 1st Edition Child, Lee | Midnight Line, The | Signed 1st Edition

Signed Hardcover Book. November 2017 NY: Delacorte Press First edition, later printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Night School | Child, Lee | Signed First Edition Book Child, Lee | Night School | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. November 2016 NY: Random House First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author, remainder marked.   Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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The Hero | Child, Lee | Signed First Edition UK Book Child, Lee | Hero, The | Signed First Edition UK Copy

Author Signed UK Hardcover Book. December 2019 LON: Times Literary Supplement  First UK limited edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Child, Lee & Child, Andrew | Sentinel, The | Double-Signed First Edition Book Child, Lee & Child, Andrew | Sentinel, The | Double-Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book. October 2020 NY: Delacorte Press First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by both authors. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Midnight Line, The | Child, Lee | Signed 1st Edition Child, Lee | Midnight Line, The | Signed 1st Edition

Signed Hardcover Book. November 2017 NY: Delacorte Press First edition, first printing,  new/unread in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author, remainder marked.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Past Tense by Lee Child | Signed First Edition Book Child, Lee | Past Tense | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. November 2018 NY: Delacorte Press First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author, remainder marked.   Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Child, Lee & Child, Andrew | Sentinel, The | Signed UK First Edition Book Child, Lee & Child, Andrew | Sentinel, The | Double-Signed UK First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book. October 2020 LON: Bantam Press First UK edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by both authors.   Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Child, Lee & Slaughter, Karin | Cleaning the Gold | Double-Signed First Edition Trade Paper Book Child, Lee & Slaughter, Karin | Cleaning the Gold | Double-Signed First Edition Trade Paper Book

Author Signed Trade Paperback Book. January 2020 NY: HarperCollins  First edition, later printing, first printing, mint, new/unread in pictorial wraps, signed by both authors.

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Personal | Child, Lee | Signed First Edition UK Book Child, Lee | Personal | Signed First Edition UK Copy

Author Signed UK Hardcover Book    September 2014 LON: Bantam  First UK edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Child, Lee | How to Write a Mystery | Signed First Edition Book Child, Lee | How to Write a Mystery | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book. April 2021 NY: Scribner First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Lee Child Bibliography


Jack Reacher Series

  1. Killing Floor - 1997
  2. Die Trying - 1998
  3. Tripwire - 1999
  4. Running Blind: US title/The Visitor: UK title - 2000
  5. Echo Burning - 2001
  6. Without Fail - 2002
  7. Persuader - 2003
  8. The Enemy - 2004
  9. One Shot - 2005
  10. The Hard Way - 2006
  11. Bad Luck and Trouble - 2007
  12. Nothing to Lose - 2008
  13. Gone Tomorrow - 2009
  14. 61 Hours - Spring 2010
  15. Worth Dying For - 2010
  16. The Affair - 2011
  17. A Wanted Man - 2012
  18. Never Go Back - 2013
  19. Personal - 2014
  20. Make Me - 2015
  21. Never Go Back: Movie Tie-In Edition - 2016
  22. Night School - 2016
  23. No Middle Name - 2017 (includes 11 previously published Reacher stories and a new novella)
  24. The Midnight Line - 2017
  25. Past Tense - November 2018 (UK edition released same month)
  26. Blue Moon - October 2019 (UK edition released same month)
  27. Better off Dead - 2021

Short Story Anthologies

  • Fresh Blood 3 (1999) Lee's story, "James Penney's New Identity", features a pre-Killing Floor Jack Reacher.
  • Like a Charm (2004) Serialized novel; Lee wrote Chapter Six: "The Snake Eater by the Numbers".
  • The Cocaine Chronicles (2005) Lee's story: "Ten Keys".
  • Greatest Hits (2005) Lee's story: "The Greatest Trick of All".
  • Thriller (2006) Contains an edited version of "James Penney's New Identity" originally published in Fresh Blood 3.
  • MWA Presents Death Do Us Part (2006) Lee's story: "Safe Enough".
  • Bloodlines: A Horse Racing Anthology (2006) Lee's story: "The .50 Solution".
  • The Best British Mysteries IV (2007) Lee's story: "The Greatest Trick of All".
  • The Chopin Manuscript (2007) Audio serialized novel; Lee wrote Chapter 15.
  • Killer Year: Stories to Die For (2008) Lee edited but did not contribute a story.
  • Guy Walks Into a Bar (June 7, 2009); prequel to Gone Tomorrow includes Reacher, published in The New York Times.
  • Phoenix Noir (2009) Lee's story: "Public Transportation".
  • The Copper Bracelet (2009) Audio serialized novel; Lee wrote one chapter.
  • The Line Up (2010) Lee gives the inside story on Reacher and his origins.
  • Watchlist (2010) Print edition of previously audio-only serialized novels
  • The Chopin Manuscript (2007) and The Copper Bracelet (2009).
  • The Dark End of the Street - 2010 (Lee's story: "Me and Mr. Rafferty")
  • Agents of Treachery - 2010 (Lee's story: "Section 7 (a) (Operational)")
  • First Thrills - 2010 (edited by Lee)
  • The Best American Mystery Stories 2010 (edited by Lee)
  • MWA Presents The Rich and the Dead - 2011 (Lee’s story: “Addicted to Sweetness”)
  • A Study In Sherlock - 2011 (Lee’s story: “The Bone-Headed League”)
  • “Second Son” - 2011 (available as a digital single, in audio or as bonus with US paperback edition of The Affair)
  • “James Penney’s New Identity / Guy Walks Into A Bar” - 2011 (available as a digital single in the UK and territories)
  • MWA Presents Vengeance - 2012 (Lee edited and contributed an introduction)
  • Love is Murder - 2012(Lee’s story: “I Heard a Romantic Story”)
  • Esquire - 2012 (Lee’s story “Everyone Talks” features Reacher)
  • Deep Down - 2012 (a Reacher prequel story available as a digital single, in audio or as bonus with US paperback edition of A Wanted Man)
  • The Marijuana Chronicles - 2013 (Lee’s story: “My First Drug Trial”)
  • High Heat - 2013 (a Reacher story available as a digital single, in audio or as bonus with US paperback edition of Never Go Back)
  • USA Noir - 2013 (Lee’s story is “Public Transportation”)
  • FaceOff - 2014 (with Joseph Finder)
  • “Good and Valuable Consideration” which pairs Reacher with Finder’s Heller.
  • Not a Drill - 2014 (a Reacher story available as a digital single and in audio)
  • Belfast Noir - 2014 (Lee’s story is “Wet with Rain”)
  • MWA Presents Manhattan Mayhem - 2015 (Lee’s story: “The Picture of the Lonely Diner”)
  • MatchUp - 2017 (edited by Lee Child)
  • Cleaning the Gold - 2020 (with Karin Slaughter)

Ephemera

  • Jack Reacher’s Rules (US/CA) / Reacher’s Rules (UK and territories) - 2012
  • How to Write a Mystery - April 2021

Lee Child Awards

  • Killing Floor -1997 Anthony Award for Best First Novel
  • Killing Floor - 1997 Barry Award
  • Killing Floor - 1997 Japanese Adventure Fiction Association Prize
  • Die Trying - 1998 WH Smith Thumping Good Read Award
  • The Enemy - 2004 Barry Award
  • The Enemy - 2004 Nero Award
  • 61 Hours - 2011 Theakston's Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award
  • A Wanted Man - 2012 Specsavers' National Book Award, Thriller & Crime Novel of the Year
  • 2013 Cartier Diamond Dagger, lifetime achievement by the Crime Writers' Association

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