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  • Published: 1 November 2013
  • ISBN: 9780099590750
  • Imprint: Arrow
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 752
  • RRP: $19.99

A Time To Kill




The multi-million copy bestselling thriller that introduced Jake Brigance to Clanton



This is the book that launched the giant Grisham, that became the film, and that has now inspired a sequel, Sycamore Row

THE MULTI-MILLION COPY BESTSELLER
John Grisham's first and most shocking novel, adapted as a film starring Samuel L. Jackson and Matthew McConaughey

When Carl Lee Hailey guns down the violent racists who raped his ten-year-old daughter, the people of the small town of Clanton, Mississippi see it as justice done, and call for his acquittal.

But when extremists outside Clanton - including the KKK - hear that a black man has killed two white men, they invade the town, determined to destroy anything and anyone that opposes their sense of justice. A national media circus descends on Clanton.

As tensions mount, Hailey hires the inexperienced Jake Brigance to defend him. It's the kind of case that could make a young lawyer's career.

But it's also the kind of case that could get a young lawyer killed.

  • Pub date: 1 November 2013
  • ISBN: 9780099590750
  • Imprint: Arrow
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 752
  • RRP: $19.99

About the Author

John Grisham

John Grisham is the author of thirty-five bestselling novels, the international number one non-fiction debut The Innocent Man and a series of short stories entitled Ford County. He lives with his family in Virginia and Mississippi.

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Praise for A Time To Kill

“The best thriller writer alive”

Evening Standard

“Grisham is a natural storyteller”

Daily Telegraph

“A giant of the thriller genre”

Time Out


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