Grisham, John.

A time to kill / John Grisham. - x, 738 pages ; 18 cm. - Jake Brigance ; 1 . - Grisham, John. Jake Brigance ; 1. .

Originally published: London : Century, 1989. "In a town burning with hatred, a guilty man faces the ultimate fight for justice" --Cover.

Prequel to: 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.

A black girl is raped by two drunken rednecks. The town reacts with horror until the girl's father takes justice into his own hands. He kills the two whites on their way to jail. For days the nation sits spellbound as the defence lawyer struggles to save his client's life and then his own.


African American women--Crimes against--Fiction.
Trials (Murder)--Fiction.
Race relations--Fiction.


Legal fiction (Literature)
Thrillers (Fiction)