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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. ______________________________ The original, epoch-defining Jake Brigance novel. Brigance returns in SYCAMORE ROW and A TIME FOR MERCY. ______________________________ '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
The multi-million copy bestselling thriller that introduced Jake Brigance to Clanton. This is the book that launched the giant Grisham, that became the film, and then inspired a sequel, Sycamore Row. When Carl Lee Hailey guns down the hoodlums who have raped his ten-year-old daughter, the people of Clanton see it as a crime of blood and call for his acquittal. But when extremists outside Clanton 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. Jake Brigance has been hired to defend Hailey. It's the kind of case that can make or break a young lawyer. But in the maelstrom of Clanton, it is also the kind of case that could get a young lawyer killed.
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The master of the legal thriller probes the savage depths of racial violence in this searing courtroom drama featuring the beloved Jake Brigance. “John Grisham may well be the best American storyteller writing today.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer The life of a ten-year-old black girl is shattered by two drunken and remorseless white men. The mostly white town of Clanton in Ford County, Mississippi, reacts with shock and horror at the inhuman crime—until the girl’s father acquires an assault rifle and takes justice into his own hands. For ten days, as burning crosses and the crack of sniper fire spread through the streets of Clanton, the nation sits spellbound as defense attorney Jake Brigance struggles to save his client’s life—and then his own. Don’t miss any of John Grisham’s gripping Jake Brigance novels: A TIME TO KILL • SYCAMORE ROW • A TIME FOR MERCY (Coming Soon)
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A TIME TO KILL is a classic thriller from one of the 20th century's best crime writers. Roger Taine wants to be left alone to live quietly in the country with his wife and children. But Roland, head of British Intelligence needs his help. A vicious spy ring has a very simple idea: strategically placed foot-and-mouth disease. One isolated outbreak would spread virulently. Twenty outbreaks at the same time would be uncontrollable. And so two men must fight against time to prevent certain catastrophe...
A Time To Kill is based on all fictional characters and made into a short story. Jerry is the husband of Gina; he has a nice career as a big time lawyer, but he constantly finds himself in other women arms and never in Gina’s, but one day he really is going to get what he deserves. Gina is a kind sister and wife that took care of her younger sibling when their parents passed away when they were younger. Gina is a beautiful women her only flaw in her eyes was that she is over weight. Gina finds that her marriage is not what she always wanted it to be and is willing to do whatever it takes for her marriage to work and I do mean anything! Story 2: Monique is a young girl that left home at an early age to run away from all the strictness and rules her parents had set for her sister and herself. She goes down to Texas and finds herself in a relationship with a big time drug dealer name Dada. She feels everything will be ok once they get on their feet and maybe then he would stop selling, but she is really in for a big surprise when she tries to separate her personal life from the drug life that dada put her in the middle of. Dada is Monique boyfriend and seem like he just can’t be faithful to just one person. Dada is so into the drug life that when Monique ask him to quit he can’t because drugs is all he knows. Dada will find himself dealing with problems that could have been avoided and ends up losing everything that really matters to him and finds that revenge is not as sweet as it sounds. Kenya is Monique sister and goes to Texas to visit her sister for a while. She really wished that Monique would leave Dada alone and would do anything to break them up so her sister could go back home with her. Kenya never thought that she would end up in the middle of her sister’s problems and little do Kenya know her antics to get her sister home will have serious consequences.
A Time to Kill is a 1989 legal suspense thriller by John Grisham. It was Grisham's first novel. The novel was rejected by many publishers before Wynwood Press (located in New York) eventually gave it a modest 5,000-copy printing. After The Firm, The Pelican Brief, and The Client became bestsellers, interest in A Time to Kill grew; the book was republished by Doubleday in hardcover and, later, by Dell Publishing in paperback, and itself became a bestseller. This made Grisham extremely popular among readers. In the small town of Clanton, Mississippi, a ten-year old black girl, Tonya Hailey, is on her way back from the market about a mile from her house when two white men kidnap her, Billy Ray Cobb and Pete Willard. Tonya was brutally raped and beaten to death. Fortunately, Tonya manages to survive and identify the men and have the two suspects arrested. Days later, as both rapists leave the courtroom, Tonya’s father Carl Lee Hailey, kills them with a Ml6 rifle. Faced with the consequences, Carl Lee hires the white and ambitious lawyer Jake Brigance to defend him.
“The suspense keeps the pages flying, but what sets this one apart is the palpable sense of onrushing doom.” —Stephen King, “The Best Books I Read This Year,” Entertainment Weekly Alex Marwood’s new book, The Darkest Secret, will be available from Penguin on August 30, 2016 The Edgar Award-winning psychological thriller that asks the question: How well can you know anyone? On a fateful summer morning in 1986, two eleven-year-old girls meet for the first time. By the end of the day, they will both be charged with murder. Twenty-five years later, journalist Kirsty Lindsay is reporting on a series of sickening attacks on young female tourists in a seaside vacation town when her investigation leads her to interview carnival cleaner Amber Gordon. For Kirsty and Amber, it’s the first time they’ve seen each other since that dark day so many years ago. Now with new, vastly different lives—and unknowing families to protect—will they really be able to keep their wicked secret hidden? Gripping and fast-paced, with an ending that will stay with you long after you’ve read it, The Wicked Girls takes you to a thrillingly dark place youve never been before. Ideal for fans of Gillian Flynn, Liane Moriarty, and Tana French. From the Trade Paperback edition.