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A Time to Kill

Grisham, John

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ISBN 10: 0922066728 / ISBN 13: 9780922066728
Published by Wynwood Press, N. Y., 1989
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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BCE - Scarce none-the-less. Wynwood logo on Title Page. Book itself is FINE. DJ, top of back near spine, has a 1 1/4" closed tear w/a pinhead size chip to top of tear plus a light crinkle near corner - else FINE, still has a sheen to it that makes it look new. New Mylar DJ cover. Bookseller Invt. #C00090436K. . Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 000436

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Title: A Time to Kill

Publisher: Wynwood Press, N. Y.

Publication Date: 1989

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC).

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Clanton, Mississippi. The life of a ten-year-old black 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 father acquires an assault rifle--and takes justice into his own outraged hands.

For ten days, with burning crosses and the crack of sniper fire spreading through the streets of Clanton, the nation sits spellbound as young defense attorney Jake Brigance struggles to save his client's life...and then his own...


With a chillingly calm, even delivery, Michael Beck, a regular Grisham reader (The Rainmaker, The Runaway Jury), turns the narrative of this disturbing tale of racism, ignorance, and brutality into an almost visceral experience. "Cobb strung a length of quarter inch ski rope over a limb ... he grabbed her and put the noose around her head." The story is frighteningly believable and expertly crafted around a horrible crime and the tragic consequences that follow. At times, Beck's character voices can be distracting, but his efforts are generally applied to good effect, adding another level of tension to this already suspenseful look at a small Mississippi town's struggle for justice. (Running time: 17 hours, 12 cassettes) --George Laney

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