Books by Marcia Clark

She is perhaps the most famous prosecutor in the history of the Los Angeles legal system. Marcia Clark, a specialist in criminal law, renowned for her tenacity, preparation and affinity for scientific evidence, triumphed in 19 homicide investigations before landing the O.J. Simpson murder trial. After Simpson’s acquittal, Clark left her post, co-wrote a bestselling book, Without a Doubt (1997), and subsequently became a popular legal commentator on TV. Now she brings legal mastery and insider knowledge to her first novel, Guilt by Association. The book introduces Los Angeles District Attorney Rachel Knight, as cunning and witty a prosecutor as her creator. Photo credit: Hachette


FINAL JUDGMENT by Marcia Clark
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 21, 2020

"Vigilante justice runs rings around the system the heroine allegedly represents."
A fourth case lends further support for Los Angeles defense attorney Samantha Brinkman's sage contention that "everyone looks like a killer to me." Read full book review >
SNAP JUDGMENT by Marcia Clark
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 29, 2017

"As usual, Clark plots as generously as her Scandinavian counterparts, though neither the stalwart regular cast nor the interchangeable suspects are interesting enough to keep up the tension for almost 500 pages."
A third case that adds still more evidence for Los Angeles attorney Samantha Brinkman's default attitude toward her criminal-defense practice: "I pretty much assume all my clients are guilty." Read full book review >
MORAL DEFENSE by Marcia Clark
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"Teen angst, dueling conspirators, human smugglers, cops of every moral stripe, and a lawyer heroine whose behavior ranges from the naively credulous to the downright criminal. Whatever you read legal fiction for, it's here, along with quite a bit of other stuff."
A murdered family leaves only one survivor in this second roller-coaster case for Los Angeles attorney Samantha Brinkman. Read full book review >
THE COMPETITION by Marcia Clark
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 8, 2014

"An all-too-timely tale that makes you long for the day it'll be outdated. Just the thing for readers whose appetites for stories of mass shootings haven't been sated by the daily news."
Ready for a fictionalized account of a mass shooting in a high school? Well, Clark is, though she comes a cropper in her attempt to rip another novel from headlines as painful as they are ubiquitous. Read full book review >
KILLER AMBITION by Marcia Clark
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 18, 2013

"Not to worry. Rachel does it all: from her fine first-half detective work to her routine, overextended courtroom duty. Next time, she'll probably be judge, jury and executioner too."
An amateur kidnapping suddenly turned lethal poses a third case for Deputy District Attorney Rachel Knight, of LA's Special Crimes Unit (Guilt by Degrees, 2012, etc.). Read full book review >
GUILT BY DEGREES by Marcia Clark
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 8, 2012

"No sophomore jinx for Clark. Her second girlfriend novel, counterpart to the buddy novel, is serious fun."
From former L.A. Prosecuting Attorney Clark (the O.J. Simpson case), an engaging revisit to Rachel Knight, L.A. prosecuting attorney. Read full book review >
GUILT BY ASSOCIATION by Marcia Clark
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 20, 2011

A corker of a debut novel in which a brainy, plucky female prosecutor refuses to rush to judgment. Read full book review >