John Grisham Releases New Beach Read: Camino Island

Posted on June 7, 2017

John Grisham has a new novel in bookstores called Camino Island. Grisham's latest is not a legal thriller. It centers around a heist of original F. Scott Fitzgerald manuscripts. Grisham tells CBS News the new novel is a "beach book."

Grisham says, "I wanted to write a beach book. For years, my novels have been criticized as being, you know, nothing more than beach books so I thought, 'OK, I'll show you a beach book.'"

The novel's characters include Bruce Cable, a bookstore owner and rare book dealer, and Mercer Mann, a young novelist struggling from writer's block. Grisdham himself is a fan of rare books. This is Grisham's 30th novel. He calls it a "mystery without lawyers."

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