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A Time to Kill

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Written in English

496 pages

John Grisham has become, in less than three years, America's most popular author. While The Firm first put him on bestseller lists across the country, and The Pelican Brief and The Client confirmed his status as the master of the legal thriller, it was A Time to Kill that launched his writing career. Originally published in a small print-run in 1989, and for years unavailable in hardcover, Doubleday is proud to publish a new trade hardcover edition of this gripping courtroom drama.

Near the rural town of Clanton, Mississippi, little Tonya Hailey is brutally raped, beaten, and left for dead by two drunken and remorseless men. The rapists are almost immediately caught in a road side bar, where they have been bragging of their exploits. When the men appear in court days later, Tonya's father Carl bursts out of the courthouse basement, and executes them with an assault rifle. Murder or executions?

Justice or revenge? Carl trusts his life to only one man in town - local criminal lawyer Jake Brigance, who dreams of famous cases, headlines, and the big time. Jake is about to face the fight of his life, and he knows it. Not only is he up against Rufus Buckley - a tough, ambitious district attorney who realizes that a murder conviction could help him gain higher office - but he has a much bigger problem: the rapists are white, the judge is white - and Carl is black. This is a trial sure to change forever the lives of everyone involved. A Time to Kill is a riveting novel that challenges everything we think we know about justice and equality.
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A Time to Kill
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ebook in English
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A Time to Kill
2016?, Dell Books
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Tiempo de matar - 1. edicion
2016, Debolsillo
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Pora ubivatʹ
2015
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A Time to Kill
2013, Arrow Books
Mass Market Paperback in English - Arrow Reissue (1)
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Time to Kill
2013, Penguin Random House
in English
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A time to kill: a novel
2013
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A Time to Kill
2012?, Random House Large Print
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Vrijeme ubijanja
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Time to Kill
2011, Pearson Education, Limited
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Okrug Ford: rasskazy
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Time to Kill
2010, Penguin Random House
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A Time to Kill
2010, Random House Group Limited
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A Time to Kill
2010, Random House Publishing Group
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A Time to Kill
2009, Dell
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A Time to Kill: A Novel
2009, Dell
Mass Market Paperback in English - Dell mass market ed. (2)
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A Time to Kill
2007, Arrow Books
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A Time to Kill
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A time to kill
2004, Random House Large Print
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A Time to Kill
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Tiempo De Matar / A Time to Kill
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Pora ubivat'.
2003, AST
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Non Coupable
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Die Jury.
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A Time to Kill (John Grishham)
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A Time to Kill (John Grishham)
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Tiempo de matar
2001, Planeta
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Tiempo de Matar
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A Time to Kill
October 1999, Tandem Library
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A Time to Kill (John Grishham)
October 6, 1998, Random House Audio
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Die Jury
1998, Wilhelm Heyne Verlag GmbH & Co KG
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Die Jury
1998, Hoffmann und Campe Verlag
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A time to kill
1998, Century
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Le Couloir De LA Mort
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Tiempo De Matar / a Time to Kill
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The Jury
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Non Coupable
1996, Pocket
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A Time to Kill
1996, Island Books
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1996, Obsidian
in Bulgarian
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Non coupable
1995-08, French Loisirs
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A Time to Kill
1995, Island Books
Mass Market Paperback in English - Reprint (54); Movie tie-in
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Tiempo de matar
1995, Círculo de Lectores
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Tiempo De Matar / A Time to Kill
September 1995, Planeta
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Sha lu shi ke =: A time to kill
1995, Yi lin chu ban she
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Tiempo De Matar
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A Time to Kill
September 28, 1995, Random House Audiobooks
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Tiempo de Matar
February 1995, Planeta
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A Time to Kill
1994?, Island Books
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Non coupable
1994, Robert Laffont
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A Time to Kill
June 2, 1994, Random House Audiobooks
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Die Jury
December 31, 1994, Wilhelm Heyne Verlag GmbH & Co KG
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1994, Planeta
in Spanish / español
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De jury
1993, A. W. Bruna Uitgevers
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Time to Kill, a (Large Print)
October 1, 1993, Doubleday
in English
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A Time to Kill (G.K. Hall Large Print Book Series)
March 1993, MacMillan Publishing Company
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A Time to Kill
September 1993, Perfection Learning Prebound
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Time to Kill
February 1993, Books on Tape
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A Time to Kill
November 1, 1993, Doubleday
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Die Jury
1993, Willhelm Heyne Verlag
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A Time to Kill (Limited Edition)
October 1, 1993, Doubleday
in English
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Hyōketsu no toki
1993, Shinchōsha
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A Time to Kill
1992-07, Island Books
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A Time to Kill
1992-07, Island Books
Mass Market Paperback in English - Reprint (27)
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A Time to Kill
1992-07, Island Books
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A Time to Kill
1992-07, Island Books
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Il momento di uccidere
1992, Mondadori
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A Time to Kill
July 1992, Dell Publishing
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A Time To Kill
1992, Island Books
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A Time to Kill (John Grishham)
June 1, 1992, Random House Audio
Audio cassette in English - Abridged edition
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A Time to Kill
June 1, 1992, Random House Audio
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A Time to Kill
June 1, 1992, Random House Audio
Audio cassette in English
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A Time to Kill
1992, Arrow Books
Paperback in English - Arrow edition (1)
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A Time to Kill
1989, Wynwood Press
Hardcover in English
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A time to kill
1989, Wynwood Press
in English
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A Time to Kill
1989, Wynwood Press
Hardcover in English
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A Time to Kill
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A Time to Kill

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Work Description

A Time to Kill is a 1989 legal thriller and debut novel by American author John Grisham. The novel was rejected by many publishers before Wynwood Press eventually gave it a 5,000-copy printing. When Doubleday published The Firm, Wynwood released a trade paperback of A Time to Kill, which became a bestseller. Dell published the mass market paperback months after the success of The Firm, bringing Grisham to widespread popularity among readers. Doubleday eventually took over the contract for A Time to Kill and released a special hardcover edition.



Also contained in:
The Pelican Brief / A Time to Kill
The Testament / A Time To Kill

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Billy Ray Cobb was the younger and smaller of the two rednecks.
added by Lisa. "first sentence"

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A Time to Kill

This edition was published in by Doubleday


First Sentence

"BILLY RAY COBB was the younger and smaller of the two rednecks."

Edition Description

John Grisham has become, in less than three years, America's most popular author. While The Firm first put him on bestseller lists across the country, and The Pelican Brief and The Client confirmed his status as the master of the legal thriller, it was A Time to Kill that launched his writing career. Originally published in a small print-run in 1989, and for years unavailable in hardcover, Doubleday is proud to publish a new trade hardcover edition of this gripping courtroom drama.

Near the rural town of Clanton, Mississippi, little Tonya Hailey is brutally raped, beaten, and left for dead by two drunken and remorseless men. The rapists are almost immediately caught in a road side bar, where they have been bragging of their exploits. When the men appear in court days later, Tonya's father Carl bursts out of the courthouse basement, and executes them with an assault rifle. Murder or executions?

Justice or revenge? Carl trusts his life to only one man in town - local criminal lawyer Jake Brigance, who dreams of famous cases, headlines, and the big time. Jake is about to face the fight of his life, and he knows it. Not only is he up against Rufus Buckley - a tough, ambitious district attorney who realizes that a murder conviction could help him gain higher office - but he has a much bigger problem: the rapists are white, the judge is white - and Carl is black. This is a trial sure to change forever the lives of everyone involved. A Time to Kill is a riveting novel that challenges everything we think we know about justice and equality.
--jacket

The Physical Object

Format
Hardcover
Number of pages
496

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Open Library
OL7439996M
ISBN 10
0385470819
ISBN 13
9780385470810
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0385470819
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Goodreads
50636091

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