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A Time to Kill [SCARCE, HB in DJ, 1989 Wynwood Press Ed. Grisham's First Novel, Legal Drama]

Grisham, John

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ISBN 10: 0922066728 / ISBN 13: 9780922066728
Published by Wynwood 1989, Clean and Unmarked Text, 1989
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Collectible hardback book very nice condition. Clean bright text / pages. Very slight edge wear/shelf wear, normal for a book of it's age. In nice dust jacket, with some wear and scuff at the edges. Dj is mylar protected. Not the typical edition. A rare find in hardcover. Compelling, an easy read. Author is a noted storyteller. Cozy up to a good book. This is the one. Give it a try. Grisham's first novel. Very nice clean copy. Excellent, great gift idea!! ~~~~ GIFT QUALITY COPY ~~~~ Size: ~~~Gift Quality Copy~~~. Bookseller Inventory # 5021891

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Title: A Time to Kill [SCARCE, HB in DJ, 1989 ...

Publisher: Wynwood 1989, Clean and Unmarked Text

Publication Date: 1989

Binding: Hard Back / Cloth Binding

Illustrator: Dust Jacket, Illustrated

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Dj is Mylar Protected

Book Type: Novel, Fiction, Enjoyable Read

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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...

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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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