The Boys from Biloxi - John Grisham

The Boys from Biloxi

By John Grisham

  • Release Date: 2022-10-18
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
From 4,092 Ratings


#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Two families. One courtroom showdown. • John Grisham’s most gripping thriller yet. • “A legal literary legend.” —USA Today
John Grisham returns to Mississippi with the riveting story of two sons of immigrant families who grow up as friends, but ultimately find themselves on opposite sides of the law. Grisham’s trademark twists and turns will keep you tearing through the pages until the stunning conclusion.

For most of the last hundred years, Biloxi was known for its beaches, resorts, and seafood industry. But it had a darker side. It was also notorious for corruption and vice, everything from gambling, prostitution, bootleg liquor, and drugs to contract killings. The vice was controlled by small cabal of mobsters, many of them rumored to be members of the Dixie Mafia.
Keith Rudy and Hugh Malco grew up in Biloxi in the sixties and were childhood friends, as well as Little League all-stars. But as teenagers, their lives took them in different directions. Keith’s father became a legendary prosecutor, determined to “clean up the Coast.” Hugh’s father became the “Boss” of Biloxi’s criminal underground. Keith went to law school and followed in his father’s footsteps. Hugh preferred the nightlife and worked in his father’s clubs. The two families were headed for a showdown, one that would happen in a courtroom.
Life itself hangs in the balance in The Boys from Biloxi, a sweeping saga rich with history and with a large cast of unforgettable characters.


  • Awesome read

    By Don S Hermon, Me.
    Great read, best story ever.
  • One of Grisham’s Best

    By skytrainco
    Great story that is one of Grisham’s best. I love the ending!
  • The Biloxi coast of good and evil

    By General57
    Not a bad read. As always, I learned something and went into a world I was not aware existed. A small twist on the rich man poor man tale. I especially liked the light hearted snippet about boxing.
  • Boys From Biloxi

    By Readingbythesea
    Fast read will keep your interest.
  • Probably his best

    I have never read a John Grisham book that I didn’t like. However I really loved this one. Even though the story does not move at a frenetic pace, it is riveting. I can’t wait for his next one. I have read every one of his books, but I really got into this one. John Grisham is without a doubt one of my favorite writers.
  • Predictable

    By DaveCoz29
    Very predictable read -
  • Excellent

    By Ledouxjim
  • A fine story.

    By A Retired Guy
    During my 70+ years I've only driven through Mississippi on my way to Florida. But Grisham transported me to the the place and the era. A very good read.
  • Ok but not his best

    By JoBu56
    A bit slow, lots of names and details, came together at the end but a bit of a slog
  • Larry’s Review

    By Levittonian
    Not the author’s best story. Many of his other books were hard to put down. This one was easy to stop reading.