Harry Rex Vonner

4 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 2,231 ratings

A Time to Kill Summary

The multi-million copy best-selling thriller that introduced Jake Brigance to Clanton and inspired a sequel, Sycamore Row.

When Carl Lee Hailey guns down the hoodlums who have raped his 10-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.

©1992 John Grisham (P)1992 Random House, LLC
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  • Book 1

    • A Time to Kill

    • By: John Grisham
    • Narrated by: Michael Beck
    • Length: 16 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 450
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 419
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 418

    When Carl Lee Hailey guns down the hoodlums who have raped his 10-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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This is Why I Love John Grisham!

    • By Simon on 02-08-18

    Regular price: £24.99

  • Book 2

    • The Summons

    • By: John Grisham
    • Narrated by: Michael Beck
    • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 75

    Ray Atlee is a professor of law at the University of Virginia. He's forty-three, newly single, and still enduring the aftershocks of a surprise divorce. He has a younger brother, Forrest, who redefines the notion of a family's black sheep.And he has a father, a very sick old man who lives alone in the ancestral home in Clanton, Mississippi. He is known to all as Judge Atlee, a beloved and powerful official who has towered over local law and politics for forty years.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Very boring

    • By The Constant Gardener on 05-07-18

    Regular price: £24.99

  • Book 3

    • The Last Juror

    • By: John Grisham
    • Narrated by: Michael Beck
    • Length: 11 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 182
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 162
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 161

    In 1970, one of Mississippi’s more colorful weekly newspapers, The Ford County Times, went bankrupt. To the surprise and dismay of many, ownership was assumed by a 23 year-old college dropout, named Willie Traynor. The future of the paper looked grim, until a young mother was brutally raped and murdered by a member of the notorious Padgitt family. Willie Traynor reported all the gruesome details, and his newspaper began to prosper.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Masterful

    • By Elizabeth on 31-08-15

    Regular price: £24.99

  • Book 5

    • Sycamore Row

    • By: John Grisham
    • Narrated by: Michael Beck
    • Length: 20 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,517
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,396
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,392

    Fight them, Mr Brigance. To the bitter end. We must prevail. In the long-awaited successor to the novel that launched his phenomenal career, John Grisham brings us the powerful sequel to A Time to Kill. As filled with twists as it is with legal mastery, Sycamore Row proves beyond doubt that John Grisham is in a league of his own. Jake Brigance has never met Seth Hubbard, or even heard of him, until the old man's suicide note names him attorney for his estate.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Grisham back at his best

    • By Liz on 10-12-13

    Regular price: £24.99