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The reckoning : a novel

Author: John Grisham
Publisher: New York, NY : Dell Books, 2019. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : Dell mass market editionView all editions and formats
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Pete Banning was Clanton's favorite son, a returning war hero, the patriarch of a prominent family, a farmer, father, neighbor, and a faithful member of the Methodist church. Then one cool October morning in 1946, he rose early, drove into town, walked into the church, and calmly shot and killed the Reverend Dexter Bell. As if the murder wasn't shocking enough, it was even more baffling that Pete's only statement  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Detective and mystery fiction
Fiction
Historical fiction
Legal fiction (Literature)
Thrillers (Fiction)
Suspense fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Grisham
ISBN: 0525620931 9780525620938
OCLC Number: 1098862969
Notes: Includes excerpt from The Rooster Bar.
Description: 582 pages ; 19 cm.
Responsibility: John Grisham.

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Pete Banning was Clanton's favorite son, a returning war hero, the patriarch of a prominent family, a farmer, father, neighbor, and a faithful member of the Methodist church. Then one cool October morning in 1946, he rose early, drove into town, walked into the church, and calmly shot and killed the Reverend Dexter Bell. As if the murder wasn't shocking enough, it was even more baffling that Pete's only statement about it--to the sheriff, to his defense attorney, to the judge, to his family and friends, and to the people of Clanton--was "I have nothing to say." And so the murder of the esteemed Reverend Bell became the most mysterious and unforgettable crime Ford County had ever known.
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