Книга: Lee Child «Killing Floor»

Killing Floor

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Margrave is a no-account little town in Georgia. Jack Reacher jumps off a bus and walks fourteen miles in the rain, just passing through. An arbitrary decision, a tribute to a guitar player who died there decades before. But Margrave has just had its first homicide in thirty years. And Reacher is the only stranger in town. So the murder is pinned on him. As nasty secrets leak out and the body count mounts, only one thing is for sure: They picked the wrong guy to take the fall. "Killing Floor" introduces Jack Reacher, the tough ex-military cop of no fixed abode. Trained to think fast and act faster, with an eye for the women, he is truly every thinking reader's perfect action hero.

Издательство: "Transworld Publishers" (1998)

ISBN: 978-0-553-50540-5

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Lee Child

Infobox Writer
name = Lee Child


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imagesize =
caption = Lee Child
pseudonym =
birthdate = 1954
birthplace = Coventry, England
deathdate =
deathplace =
occupation = Novelist, Writer, Author
nationality = British
period = 1995 - Present
genre = Crime Fiction, Mystery, Thriller
subject = Jack Reacher
movement =
influences = Alistair MacLean, John D MacDonald, Robert B. Parker, Michael Connelly
influenced =


website = http://www.leechild.com

Lee Child (born 1954, Coventry, England) is the pen name of British thriller writer Jim Grant [cite web |url= http://books.guardian.co.uk/departments/crime/story/0,,2286980,00.html| title= Sacked at 40 and on the scrapheap. Now Brummie tops US book charts| author=David Smith| accessdate=2008-07-08| publisher=guardian.co.uk] . His wife Jane [cite web | url=http://www.januarymagazine.com/profiles/leechild.html| title=Interview in January Magazine, May 2003| accessdate=2007-10-07] is a New Yorker [cite web | url=http://www.writerswrite.com/journal/aug01/child.htm| title=Interview in Writers' Write Journal, August 2001| accessdate=2007-10-07] and they currently live in New York state. His first novel, "Killing Floor", won the Anthony Award for Best First Novel.

Each of Child's novels follows the adventures of a former American Military Policeman named Jack Reacher who is wandering the United States. In 2007, it was reported that the Reacher novels sold at the rate of one every second. [cite web | url=http://www.telegraph.co.uk/arts/main.jhtml?xml=/arts/2007/08/09/boharro.xml| title=Daily Telegraph, 9 August 2007| accessdate=2007-10-07]

Early life

Though Grant was born in Coventry, his parents moved him and his three brothers to Handsworth Wood in Birmingham when he was four years old so they could get a better education. [cite web | url=http://www.twbooks.co.uk/crimescene/leechildinterview.htm | title=A Reacher Moment...or Two | author=Bob Cornwell | accessdate=2007-02-18 | publisher=twbooks.co.uk] He attended King Edward's School, Birmingham - also the alma mater of J. R. R. Tolkien and Enoch Powell. [cite web | url=http://books.guardian.co.uk/departments/crime/story/0,,2286980,00.html| title=Sacked at 40 and on the Scraphe
author=David Smith| accessdate=2008-06-22 | publisher=guardian.co.uk
] His father was a civil servant. [cite web | url=http://www.januarymagazine.com/profiles/leechild.html| title=Interview in January Magazine, May 2003| accessdate=2007-10-07]

Some of Grant's early influences include Enid Blyton, W.E. Johns, and Alistair Maclean.

In 1974 at age 20, Grant attended law school in Sheffield, though he had no intention of entering the legal profession and, during his student days, worked backstage in a theatre. [cite web | url=http://www.januarymagazine.com/profiles/leechild.html| title=Interview in January Magazine, May 2003| accessdate=2007-10-07] Instead, he took a job in commercial television after graduating. [cite web | url=http://www.writerswrite.com/journal/aug01/child.htm | title=A Conversation with Lee Child | author=Claire White | date=2001-08-01 | publisher=Writers Write]

Career

Grant joined Granada Television, part of the UK's ITV Network, in Manchester as presentation director. There he was involved with shows including "Brideshead Revisited", "The Jewel in the Crown (TV series)", "Prime Suspect", and "Cracker." Grant was involved in the transmission of more than 40,000 hours of programming for Granada, writing thousands of commercials, news stories, and trailers. [cite web | url=http://www.bookbrowse.com/biographies/index.cfm?author_number=329 | title=Lee Child Biography | author=Author's Publisher | date=2004-05-01 | publisher=BookBrowse] He stayed with Granada 1977-1995 [cite web | url=http://www.januarymagazine.com/profiles/leechild.html| title=Interview in January Magazine, May 2003| accessdate=2007-10-07] and ended his career there with two years as a trade union shop steward. [cite web | url=http://www.twbooks.co.uk/crimescene/leechildinterview.htm| title=Interview with Tangled web Books, 2005| accessdate=2007-10-07]

After being fired because of corporate restructuring, he decided he wanted to start writing novels, stating they are "the purest form of entertainment." [cite web | url=http://www.rd.com/selecteditions/hardway.html | title=Select Editions | author=Readers Digest | accessdate=2007-02-18 | publisher=RD.com] In 1997 his first novel, "Killing Floor", was published and he moved to the US in the summer of 1998. [cite web | url=http://www.writerswrite.com/journal/aug01/child.htm| title=Interview in Writers' Write Journal, August 2001| accessdate=2007-10-07]

He has said that he chose the name 'Reacher' for the central character in his novels because he is himself tall and, in a supermarket, his wife Jane told him: "Hey, if this writing thing doesn't pan out, you could always be a reacher in a supermarket."... "I thought, Reacher — good name." [cite web | url=http://www.januarymagazine.com/profiles/leechild.html| title=Interview in January Magazine, May 2003| accessdate=2007-10-07] Some books in the Reacher series are written in first person, while others are written in the third person.

In 2007, Grant collaborated with 14 other writers to create the 17-part serial thriller "The Chopin Manuscript" narrated by Alfred Molina that was broadcast weekly on Audible.com from September 25 2007 to November 13 2007.

On 30 June 2008, it was announced that Lee Child would be taking up a Visiting Professorship at the University of Sheffield in the UK from November 2008.

Novels and awards

*"Killing Floor" (1997)
**Anthony Award winner
**Barry Award winner
**Dilys Award nominee
**Macavity Award nominee
*"Die Trying" (1998)
**WH Smith Thumping Good Read Award winner
*"Tripwire" (1999)
*"Running Blind" (known as "The Visitor" in the UK) (2000)
*"Echo Burning" (2001)
*"Without Fail" (2002)
**Dilys Award nominee
*"Persuader" (2003)
*"The Enemy" (2004)
**Dilys Award nominee
*"One Shot" (2005)
**Macavity Award nominee
*"The Hard Way" (2006)
*"Bad Luck and Trouble" (2007, ISBN 0-385-34055-9)
*"Nothing To Lose" (2008)
*"Gone Tomorrow" (2009)

Other awards

*2005, The Bob Kellogg Good Citizen Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Internet Writing Community

hort stories

*"James Penney's New Identity" from "Fresh Blood 3" (edited by Mike Ripley and Maxim Jakubowski) and from "Thriller" (US)
*"The Snake Eater by the Numbers" from "Like a Charm" (edited by Karin Slaughter)
*"Ten Keys" from "The Cocaine Chronicles" (edited by Jervey Tervalon and Gary Phillips)
*"The Greatest Trick of All" from "Greatest Hits" (edited by Robert J Randisi)

Notes and references

Newspaper interviews

* [http://www.telegraph.co.uk/arts/main.jhtml?xml=/arts/2007/04/01/bochild101.xml Daily Telegraph, 1st April 2007]
* [http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/main.jhtml?xml=/travel/2007/07/14/et-lee-child-114.xml Daily Telegraph, 14th July 2007]

See also

*Jack Reacher

External links

* [http://www.leechild.com/ Lee Child's Official Web Site] , featuring forum with postings by Lee Child
* [http://www.reachercreatures.com/ Reacher Creatures Fan Site]
* [http://www.randomhouse.com/bantamdell/catalog/author.pperl?authorid=37661 Lee Child's books from U.S. Publisher Bantam Dell]
* [http://www.boekensite.net/engels/booksauthor.php?id=3 Dutch Book Covers]
* [http://www.iblist.com/author1486.htm Lee Child] at the Internet Book List
* [http://www.mysteryreaders.org/macavity.html Macavity Awards Site]

Источник: Lee Child

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