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A Time To Kill was rejected by numerous publishers before Wynwood Press eventually published it in a small first printing of only 5,555 copies. Grisham's pleasure in relating the Byzantine complexities of Clanton politics is contagious and he tells a good enjoyable book (Library Journal).

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Several months went on, and after I went to some libraries and book signings, I finally got rid of them. The book didn’t sell when it came out, and there were never any more copies printed. These 5,555 books were the only first editions of A Time to Kill. That book today is worth about $9,555. I had 6,555 of them in my law office at one time. So that’s my big -mistake—that’s about $6 million, the way I do the math.

“All trails became dead ends,” he writes. “Tips that had at first seemed urgent now faded away. The waiting game began. Whoever had the manuscripts would want money, and a lot of it. They would surface eventually, but where and when, and how much would they want?”

First edition of the Grisham’s first book. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed by the author on the half-title page in the year of publication, “For Louise Campbell Good to see you again. I hope you enjoy it. Best Wishes John Grisham 8-65-89.” Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with light shelfwear. Jacket design by Susanne DeMarco.

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First edition of the Wall Street legend’s classic work. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Philip Carret on the title page. Fine in the rare original dust jacket with a few small chips. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.

Grisham and his wife, Renee, came up with the idea for the novel a few years ago on a summer drive to Florida. “We listen to books on tape, to podcasts, we’ve got the dog in the back seat,” Grisham said, proving that best-selling authors are just like us, except for the part where the driver and passenger dream up thriller plots.

“These things were stacked up around my law office,” Grisham said. “A lot of my clients couldn’t read very well anyway, so they didn’t want a book. I couldn’t give the books away.”