February 02, 2009 12:00 PM

A little mystery, a lot of action, some humor and a pinch of politics. Check out the Grisham top five.

ALL THE KING’S MEN by Robert Penn Warren
“A timeless story of power and politics.”

THE INNOCENTS ABROAD by Mark Twain
“Perhaps the funniest book written by the funniest man who ever lived.”

IN COLD BLOOD by Truman Capote
“Still the greatest true-crime story.”

THE GRAPES OF WRATH by John Steinbeck
“An epic story of survival.”

THE LITTLE DRUMMER GIRL by John le Carré
“A brilliant chronicle of the eternal conflict between the Israelis and Palestinians.”

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