Lee 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.” During his tenure his company made Brideshead Revisited, The Jewel in the Crown, Prime Suspect, and Cracker. But he was fired in 1995 at the age of 40 as a result of corporate restructuring. 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, Killing Floor, the first in the Jack Reacher series.
Ever since Lee's first short story was published, people have asked for more Reacher shorts. Now all the Reacher stories are in one volume including a brand new novella. If you've ever wondered what Reacher was up to before he joined the army or what trouble he's gotten into between novels, here you'll find plenty of answers. Some stories were originally published in digital format, in magazines, or in a variety of themed anthologies. Click the link below for a list of all the stories in this anthology.