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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.

Reviews

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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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780099590750

    November 1, 2013

    Arrow

    752 pages

    RRP $19.99

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  • EBook

    9781407059518

    June 1, 2010

    Cornerstone Digital

    752 pages

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  • A Time To Kill
    John Grisham

    Audio CD

    9781856869928

    June 1, 2005

    Audiobooks

    RRP $32.99

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    • Angus & Robertson Bookworld
    • Booktopia
    • Dymocks
    • Abbey's Bookshop
    • Boomerang Books
    • Collins Booksellers
    • Books Kinokuniya
    • QBD
    • Readings
    • Robinsons Bookshop
    • The Nile
    Or

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au