A Time to Kill



A Time to Kill Before The Firm And The Pelican Brief Made Him A Superstar, John Grisham Wrote This Riveting Story Of Retribution And Justice At Last It S Available In A Doubleday Hardcover Edition In This Searing Courtroom Drama, Best Selling Author John Grisham Probes The Savage Depths Of Racial Violenceas He Delivers A Compelling Tale Of Uncertain Justice In A Small Southern TownClanton, Mississippi The Life Of A Ten Year Old Girl Is Shattered By Two Drunken And Remorseless Young Men The Mostly White Town Reacts With Shock And Horror At The Inhuman Crime Until Her Black Father Acquires An Assault Rifle And Takes Matters Into His Hands.For Ten Days, As Burning Crosses And The Crack Of Sniper Fire Spread Through The Streets Of Clanton, The Nation Sits Spellbound As Young Defense Attorney Jake Brigance Struggles To Save His Client S Lifeand Then His Own.

Long before his name became synonymous with the modern legal thriller, he was working 60 70 hours a week at a small Southaven, Mississippi law practice, squeezing in time before going to the office and during courtroom recesses to work on his hobby writing his first novel.Born on February 8, 1955 in Jonesboro, Arkansas, to a construction worker and a homemaker, John Grisham as a child dreamed of Long before his name became synonymous with the modern legal thriller, he was working 60 70 hours a week at a small Southaven, Mississippi law practice, squeezing in time before going to the office and during courtroom recesses to work on his hobby writing his first novel.Born on February 8, 1955 in Jonesboro, Arkansas, to a construction worker and a homemaker, John Grisham as a child dreamed of being a professional baseball player Realizing he didn t have the right stuff for a pro career, he shifted gears and majored in accounting at Mississippi State University After graduating from law school at Ole Miss in 1981, he went on to practice law for nearly a decade in Southaven, specializing in criminal defense and personal injury litigation In 1983, he was elected to the state House of Representatives and served until 1990.One day at the DeSoto County courthouse, Grisham overheard the harrowing testimony of a twelve year old rape victim and was inspired to start a novel exploring what would have happened if the girl s father had murdered her assailants Getting up at 5 a.m every day to get in several hours of writing time before heading off to work, Grisham spent three years on A Time to Kill and finished it in 1987 Initially rejected by many publishers, it was eventually bought by Wynwood Press, who gave it a modest 5,000 copy printing and published it in June 1988.That might have put an end to Grisham s hobby However, he had already begun his next book, and it would quickly turn that hobby into a new full time career and spark one of publishing s greatest success stories The day after Grisham completed A Time to Kill, he began work on another novel, the story of a hotshot young attorney lured to an apparently perfect law firm that was not what it appeared When he sold the film rights to The Firm to Paramount Pictures for 600,000, Grisham suddenly became a hot property among publishers, and book rights were bought by Doubleday Spending 47 weeks on The New York Times bestseller list, The Firm became the bestselling novel of 1991.The successes of The Pelican Brief, which hit number one on the New York Times bestseller list, and The Client, which debuted at number one, confirmed Grisham s reputation as the master of the legal thriller Grisham s success even renewed interest in A Time to Kill, which was republished in hardcover by Doubleday and then in paperback by Dell This time around, it was a bestseller.Since first publishing A Time to Kill in 1988, Grisham has written one novel a year his other books are The Firm, The Pelican Brief, The Client, The Chamber, The Rainmaker, The Runaway Jury, The Partner, The Street Lawyer, The Testament, The Brethren, A Painted House, Skipping Christmas, The Summons, The King of Torts, Bleachers, The Last Juror, and The Broker and all of them have become international bestsellers There are currently over 225 million John Grisham books in print worldwide, which have been translated into 29 languages Nine of his novels have been turned into films The Firm, The Pelican Brief, The Client, A Time to Kill, The Rainmaker, The Chamber, A Painted House, The Runaway Jury, and Skipping Christmas , as was an original screenplay, The Gingerbread Man The Innocent Man October 2006 marks his first foray into non fiction.Grisham lives with his wife Renee and their two children Ty and Shea The family splits their time between their Victorian home on a farm in Mississippi and a plantation near Charlottesville, VA.Grisham took time off from writing for several months in 1996 to return, after a five year hiatus, to the courtroom He was honoring a commitment made before he had retired from the law to become a full time writer representing the family of a railroad brakeman killed when he was pinned between two cars Preparing his case with the same passion and dedication as his books protagonists, Grisham successfully argued his clients case, earning them a jur

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  • 515 pages
  • A Time to Kill
  • John Grisham
  • English
  • 04 October 2019
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10 thoughts on “A Time to Kill

  1. Stephen says:

    Considered Grisham s best novel by many readers farperspicacious than moi, this well written, emotionally charged thriller certainly delivers While it doesn t rank as my eye s own personal apple, I can certainly see why it is esteemed by fans of both the legal thriller and Grisham Despite being fast paced and a true page turner what I would call a popcorn read , there s a gravity and social conscience that pervades the story and adds a weight to the narrative There is depth here,Considered Grisham s best novel by many readers farperspicacious than moi, this well written, emotionally charged thriller certainly delivers While it doesn t...

  2. Councillor says:

    A Time to Kill is a riveting story of retribution and justice so does the title imply Replace riveting by frustrating and you know what I felt while reading this doorstopper of a book.Onthan 500 pages, John Grisham delves deep into the schemes and entanglements of a trial in the Southern USA The premise was so interesting that it was impossible not to pick this book up A ten year old girl is raped by two drunken men, and her father takes the law into his own hands by killing the r A Time to Kill is a riveting story of retribution and justice so does the title imply Replace riveting by frustrating and you know what I felt while reading this doorstopper of a book.Onthan 500 pages, John Grisham delves deep into the schemes and entanglements of a trial in the Southern USA The premise was so interesting that it was impossible not to pick this book up A ten year old girl is raped by tw...

  3. Brina says:

    Read when it first came out I really ought to reread this prior to reading Syca Row I remember being captivated with the story of Jake Brigance but I details are sketchy at best at this time Seems like a summer reread is on the horizon.

  4. Ahmad Sharabiani says:

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  5. Andre Gonzalez says:

    This book totally rocked my world I had asked for a legal thriller as a recommendation and I m glad to have this one suggested The racial tension in this story felt as real as it did in To Kill A Mockingbird I felt I was right there in Clanton, Mississippi trying to dodge the KKK ...

  6. James Thane says:

    I confess that when one of my book clubs made this our monthly selection, I approached it withthan a little trepidation I knew that this was Grisham s first book and that when it was first published as a hardcover, he could hardly give it away Sales were so poor that there was initially no paperback release Only after the success of The Firm and other of Grisham s books was this one finally resurrected and released in paperback.Like most of Grisham s other readers, I jumped aboard the t I confess that when one of my book clubs made this our monthly selection, I approached it withthan a little trepidation I knew that this was Grisham s first book and that when it was first published as a hardcover, he could hardly give it away Sales were so poor that there was initially no paperback release Only after the success of The Firm and other of Grisham s books was this one finally resurrected and released in paperback.Like most of Grisham s other readers, I jumped aboard the train with The Firm and never looked back Though I ve enjoyed most of his later books, I simply took it for granted that this first effort was probably his practice novel, that it was not very good, and hence the poor sales I further assumed that his publisher, anxious to milk the Grisham brand for all it was worth, only finally published A Time to Kill in paper simply to cash in Accordingly, I ve avoided it all these years until I was finally ...

  7. Charlotte says:

    Continuing with my reading of all Grisham titles This is the first I ve read of the southern trial novels Extensive use of the N word was disturbing but it s used for an accurate portrayal of the voice of white southerners of the period, not gratuitously Muchdisturbing was the scene of the violent attack on a little girl that s the basis of the story Again, not gratuitous This novel was based on a true story A thoughtful and thought provoking reminder of the cruelty and racial prejud Continuing with my reading of all Grisham titles This is the first I ve read of the southern trial novels Extensive use of the N word was disturbing but it s used for an accurate portrayal of the voice of white southerners of the period, not gratuitously Muchdisturbing was the scene of the violent attack on a little girl that s the basis of the story Again, not gratuitous T...

  8. Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽ says:

    One of my least favorite Grisham s books, and that s saying something Actually I kind of liked The Pelican Brief and one or two of his others, but mostly they strike me as mediocre writing combined,often than not, with pulpit pounding and breast beating about some legal issue In this case the setting is a murder trial for a African American man who gunned down his 10 year old daughter s rapists, who are stereotypical Southern white trash racists who tried to murder this little girl and l One of my least favorite Grisham s books, and that s saying something Actually I kind of liked The Pelican Brief and one or two of his others, but mostly they strike me as mediocre writing combined,often than not, with pulpit pounding and breast beating about some legal issue In this case the setting is a murder trial for a African American man who gunned down his 10 year old daughter s rapists, who are stereotypical Southern white trash racists who tried to murder this little girl and left he...

  9. Rebecca McNutt says:

    Riveting, somber and powerful, A Time to Kill is a totally unforgettable legal thriller telling of secluded prejudice in a small Southern town, and one lawyer who wants to change the world.

  10. Shaun says:

    A satisfying legal thriller.Grisham gives the reader much to ponder in this story of a black man who kills two men who raped and brutally beat his 10 year old daughter It s hard not to root for the father It also makes one wonder if the story would have worked as well had it been his wife or sister who had been raped instead probably not , which in and of itself is worth thinking about It certainly makes one wonder if and when murder is ever justifiable, and exactly how we draw those lines i A satisfying legal thriller.Grisham gives the reader much to ponder in this story of a black man who kills two men who raped and bru...

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