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A Time to Kill

(1989)
(The first book in the Jake Brigance series)
A novel by

 
 
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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.
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The original Jake Brigance novel. Brigance returns in Sycamore Row and A Time for Mercy
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'A master at the art of deft characterisation and the skilful delivery of hair-raising crescendos' - Irish Independent

'John Grisham is the master of legal fiction' - Jodi Picoult

'The best thriller writer alive' - Ken Follett

'John Grisham has perfected the art of cooking up convincing, fast-paced thrillers' - Telegraph

'Grisham is a superb, instinctive storyteller' - The Times

'Grisham's storytelling genius reminds us that when it comes to legal drama, the master is in a league of his own.' - Daily Record

'Masterful - when Grisham gets in the courtroom he lets rip, drawing scenes so real they're not just alive, they're pulsating' - Mirror

'A giant of the thriller genre' - TimeOut

Genre: Mystery

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Hardback Editions

June 2009 : USA Library Binding
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Title: A Time To Kill (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): John Grisham
ISBN: 0-606-14719-5 / 978-0-606-14719-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
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October 2004 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Time to Kill (Large Print)
Author(s): John Grisham
ISBN: 0-375-43350-3 / 978-0-375-43350-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House
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September 1996 : UK Hardback
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Title: A Time to Kill (Large Print)
Author(s): John Grisham
ISBN: 0-7089-8906-3 / 978-0-7089-8906-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Charnwood (Large Print)
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September 1993 : UK Hardback
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Title: A Time to Kill
Author(s): John Grisham
ISBN: 0-7126-5906-4 / 978-0-7126-5906-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Century
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November 1993 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Time to Kill (Jake Brigance)
Author(s): John Grisham
ISBN: 0-385-47081-9 / 978-0-385-47081-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
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October 1993 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Time to Kill (Limited Edition)
Author(s): John Grisham
ISBN: 0-385-47112-2 / 978-0-385-47112-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
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October 1993 : USA Hardback
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Title: Time to Kill
Author(s): John Grisham
ISBN: 0-385-47078-9 / 978-0-385-47078-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
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March 1993 : USA Hardback

Title: A Time to Kill (G K Hall Large Print Book Series)
Author(s): John Grisham
ISBN: 0-8161-5590-9 / 978-0-8161-5590-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: G K Hall & Co
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June 1992 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Time to Kill
Author(s): John Grisham
ISBN: 0-7807-3542-0 / 978-0-7807-3542-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Perfection Learning
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July 1989 : USA Library Binding
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Title: A Time to Kill
Author(s): John Grisham
ISBN: 0-613-00194-X / 978-0-613-00194-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books: A Division of Sanval
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June 1989 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Time to Kill: A Novel of Retribution
Author(s): John Grisham
ISBN: 0-922066-03-5 / 978-0-922066-03-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Fleming H Revell Co
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1989 : Hardback
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Title: A Time to Kill
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Publisher: Doubleday
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Paperback Editions

October 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Time To Kill
Author(s): John Grisham
ISBN: 0-09-953703-6 / 978-0-09-953703-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Arrow
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January 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Time to Kill: Level 5 (Penguin Readers)
Author(s): John Grisham
ISBN: 0-14-081741-7 / 978-0-14-081741-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: ELT
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September 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Time to Kill (Jake Brigance)
Author(s): John Grisham
ISBN: 0-8041-2115-X / 978-0-8041-2115-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Large Print
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September 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Time To Kill
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ISBN: 0-09-959075-1 / 978-0-09-959075-0 (UK edition)
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June 2009 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: A Time to Kill: A Jake Brigance Novel
Author(s): John Grisham
ISBN: 0-440-24591-5 / 978-0-440-24591-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dell
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September 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: Time to Kill: Level 5 (Pearson English Graded Readers)
Author(s): John Grisham
ISBN: 1-4058-8255-7 / 978-1-4058-8255-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pearson Education
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September 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: PLPR5:Time to Kill, A Bk/CD Pack: Level 5 (Penguin Readers (Graded Readers))
Author(s): John Grisham, John Grisham
ISBN: 1-4058-8020-1 / 978-1-4058-8020-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pearson Education
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March 2004 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Time to Kill: A Jake Brigance Novel
Author(s): John Grisham
ISBN: 0-385-33860-0 / 978-0-385-33860-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam
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June 1992 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: A Time to Kill
Author(s): John Grisham
ISBN: 0-440-21172-7 / 978-0-440-21172-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Island Books
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August 1999 : UK Paperback
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Title: Penguin Readers: Level 5: A Time to Kill
Author(s): John Grisham
ISBN: 0-582-36410-8 / 978-0-582-36410-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Longman
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August 1996 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Time To Kill
Author(s): John Grisham
ISBN: 0-09-978491-2 / 978-0-09-978491-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Arrow Books Ltd
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September 1995 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Time to Kill
Author(s): John Grisham
ISBN: 1-85686-488-X / 978-1-85686-488-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
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December 1992 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Time To Kill
Author(s): John Grisham
ISBN: 0-09-913401-2 / 978-0-09-913401-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Arrow
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July 1992 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Time to Kill
Author(s): John Grisham
ISBN: 0-922066-72-8 / 978-0-922066-72-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dell Publishing
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June 1992 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Time To Kill
Author(s): John Grisham
ISBN: 0-09-920121-6 / 978-0-09-920121-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Arrow
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June 1992 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Time to Kill
Author(s): John Grisham
ISBN: 0-606-14351-3 / 978-0-606-14351-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Demco Media
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Audio Editions

September 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: A Time to Kill
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Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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September 2014 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: A Time to Kill
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September 2014 : UK Audio edition
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Title: A Time to Kill
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September 2013 : USA Audio CD
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Title: A Time to Kill (Jake Brigance)
Author(s): John Grisham
ISBN: 0-8041-6403-7 / 978-0-8041-6403-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Audio
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March 2011 : USA Audio edition
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Title: A Time to Kill
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March 2011 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: A Time to Kill
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Publisher: Random House Audio
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October 2005 : USA Audio edition
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Title: A Time to Kill
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October 2005 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: A Time to Kill
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October 2005 : UK Audio edition
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Title: A Time to Kill
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April 2005 : UK Audio CD
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Title: A Time To Kill
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ISBN: 1-85686-992-X / 978-1-85686-992-8 (UK edition)
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2002 : USA Audio CD
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Title: A Time to Kill (Unabridged)
Author(s): John Grisham
ISBN: 0-7366-8912-5 / 978-0-7366-8912-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books on Tape
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May 2001 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: A Time to Kill (John Grisham)
Author(s): John Grisham
ISBN: 0-553-70220-3 / 978-0-553-70220-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Audio
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May 2001 : USA Audio CD
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Title: A Time to Kill (John Grisham)
Author(s): John Grisham
ISBN: 0-553-71264-0 / 978-0-553-71264-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Audio
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December 1999 : USA Audio edition
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Title: A Time to Kill
Author(s): John Grisham
Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio
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December 1999 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: A Time to Kill
Author(s): John Grisham
Publisher: Random House Audio
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October 1998 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: A Time to Kill (John Grisham)
Author(s): John Grisham
ISBN: 0-553-50222-0 / 978-0-553-50222-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Audio
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April 1996 : UK Audio Cassette

Title: A Time to Kill
Author(s): John Grisham
ISBN: 0-7529-0325-X / 978-0-7529-0325-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Leopard Books
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January 1994 : UK Audio Cassette

Title: Time to Kill: Complete & Unabridged
Author(s): John Grisham
ISBN: 1-85695-746-2 / 978-1-85695-746-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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May 1994 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: A Time To Kill
Author(s): John Grisham
ISBN: 1-85686-222-4 / 978-1-85686-222-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Audiobooks
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June 1992 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: A Time to Kill (John Grisham)
Author(s): John Grisham
ISBN: 0-553-47069-8 / 978-0-553-47069-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Audio
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June 1992 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: A Time to Kill
Author(s): John Grisham
ISBN: 0-553-70018-9 / 978-0-553-70018-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Audio
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June 1992 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: A Time to Kill
Author(s): John Grisham
ISBN: 0-553-74519-0 / 978-0-553-74519-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Audio
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April 1991 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: A Time to Kill
Author(s): John Grisham
ISBN: 0-553-70067-7 / 978-0-553-70067-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Audio
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Kindle Editions

April 2010 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Time To Kill (Jake Brigance Book 1)
Author(s): John Grisham
Publisher: Cornerstone Digital
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March 2010 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: A Time to Kill: A Novel (Jake Brigance Book 1)
Author(s): John Grisham
Publisher: Dell
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