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Grisham, John. THE INNOCENT MAN - Century 2006

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The Innocent Man by John Grisham. 2006 - Century. For sale is a first edition, first printing. fine used hardback book in a fine dust jacket.

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For sale is a fine hardback copy of the true crime story, The Innocent Man by John Grisham, published in 2006 by Century.

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Title The Innocent Man
Author John Grisham
Publisher Century
Edition first edition, first printing
Copyright Year 2006
ISBN 1844137902
Cover Price 18.99
No. Pages 352
Dimensions 24 cm x 16 cm
Weight (kg) 0.67

The book is a first edition, first printing as evidenced by a full numberline on the copyright page.

The book has black boards and gold lettering. The boards have no knocks or signs of wear. Internally there are no marks or inscriptions. The pages are clean and not excessively toned, have no tears or creases, and the binding is tight and square.

The fine dust jacket is complete showing the original cover price of £18.99.

Overall a fine copy of a true crime story by a popular author.

The book is not an ex library book, it has no remainder marks or publisher's stamps.


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John Grisham

Long before his name became synonymous with the modern legal thriller, he was working 60-70 hours a week at a small Southaven, Mississippi law practice, squeezing in time before going to the office and during courtroom recesses to work on his hobby -- writing his first novel.

Since first publishing A Time to Kill in 1988, Grisham has written one novel a year and all of them have become bestsellers, leading Publishers Weekly to declare him "the bestselling novelist of the 90s'

Grisham lives with his wife Renee and their two children Ty and Shea. The family splits their time between their Victorian home on a farm in Mississippi and a plantation near Charlottesville, VA.



Synopsis of this title

John Grisham's first work of non-fiction, an exploration of small town justice gone terribly awry, in his most extraordinary legal thriller yet. In the major league draft of 1971, the first player chosen from the State of Oklahoma was Ron Williamson. When he signed with the Oakland A's, he said goodbye to his hometown of Ada and left to pursue his dreams of big league glory. Six years later he was back, his dreams broken by a bad arm and bad habits - drinking, drugs and women. He began to show signs of mental illness. Unable to keep a job, he moved in with his mother and slept 20 hours a day on her sofa. In 1982, a 21 year-old cocktail waitress in Ada named Debra Sue Carter was raped and murdered, and for five years the police could not solve the crime. For reasons that were never clear, they suspected Ron Williamson and his friend Dennis Fritz. The two were finally arrested in 1987 and charged with capital murder. With no physical evidence, the prosecution's case was built on junk science and the testimony of jaihouse snitches and convicts. Dennis Fritz was found guilty and given a life sentence. Ron Williamson was sent to Death Row. If you believe that in America you are innocent until proven guilty, this book will shock you. If you believe in the death penalty, this book will disturb you. If you believe the criminal justice system is fair, this book will infuriate you.


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'As you would expect from Grisham, there are plenty of twists and turns in this tale, but the villain is the American criminal justice system and the dominant note is one of compassion for the innocent man.'
Sunday Times

'I would hate to get on the wrong side of John Grisham.  With the finesse of a brain surgeon and the brutal inevitability of a Tibetan undertaker, he dissects and exposes his enemies with dazzling ease.  But the ingredient that makes The Innocent Man a work of art instead of just a superb demolition job, is the passion that seeps through Grisham's trademark clinical approach.'
Sunday Express

'After 18 novels in which he essentially reinvented the literary genre of 'legal thriller', John Grisham here crosses the line from fiction to non-fiction.  And it's hard to tell the difference.  His prose is still lean and fast-paced and his skilful sketches capture all you need to know about the characters.'
Sunday Telegram


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