Next From John Grisham: A Time to Kill Sequel 'Sycamore Row' out Oct. 22 By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff Posted May 2, 2013 9:17 AM CDT 10 comments Comments Writer John Grisham holds a copy of his book during the opening of the world premier of the stage adaption of 'A Time To Kill' at Arena Stage theater in Washington, Sunday, May 22, 2011. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana) (Newser) – Twenty-four years after his first novel, A Time to Kill, was released, John Grisham is writing a sequel. Sycamore Row, out October 22, will focus on the original book's main character, Jake Brigance, but publisher Knopf Doubleday hasn't released any other details. It does, however, promise much "intrigue, suspense, and plot twists," according to the Hollywood Reporter. A Time to Kill was made into a movie in 1996, and it became the second most successful of the 10 movies made from Grisham's books, grossing $108 million.