Search Results: "Marcia Clark"


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MARCIA by John Steptoe
Released: April 26, 1976

"And, whatever we adults make of its message, Marcia—with its modified black English, sassy dialogue, and underlying earnestness—is an issue book attuned to its intended audience."
The trouble with most of the new YA novels dealing with sex is that seventeen-year-old behavior, presuming seventeen-year-old feelings, is depicted in stories read chiefly by twelve-year-olds—and, in truth, written at their level. Read full book review >

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GUILT BY ASSOCIATION by Marcia Clark
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 20, 2011

"That the novel is marked by authenticity is no surprise given Clark's credentials—she was, after all, lead prosecutor in the headline-grabbing O.J. Simpson trial—but what may surprise some readers is the quality of the writing, plus the considerable charm of Rachel and her buddies."
A corker of a debut novel in which a brainy, plucky female prosecutor refuses to rush to judgment. Read full book review >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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MAKEOVERS BY MARCIA by Claudia Mills
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 9, 2005

"As unblemished as a good makeover. (Fiction. 8-12)"

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KENNETH CLARK by James Stourton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A sparkling, thoroughly entertaining portrait of a brilliant popularizer who brought art to the masses."
The man who wanted to civilize us all. Read full book review >

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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 >

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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 >

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LEWIS & CLARK by Nick Bertozzi
FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"Slated to be the first in a series on explorers, this expedition ends with high hopes for subsequent volumes. (selected bibliography) (Graphic historical fiction. 12 & up)"
With masterful command, Bertozzi offers an innovative take on Meriwether Lewis and William Clark's epic journey in this oversized graphic offering. Read full book review >

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CLARK GABLE by David Bret
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Frankly, my dears, it's time to look beyond the love lives of movie stars."
Sex-obsessed biography of the man who was Rhett Butler. Read full book review >