Search Results: "Marcia Clark"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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"An all-too-timely tale that makes you long for the day it'll be outdated.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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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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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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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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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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LOLA GOES TO THE DOCTOR by Marcia Goldman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 12, 2014

"If the tiny, 5-pound, button-nosed Lola can survive a doctor's visit, anyone can. (Picture book. 3-8)"
In the second of this photo-illustrated series, Lola the winsome Yorkie goes to the vet. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 28, 2012

"Readers, wary or otherwise, could do far worse than dive into these witty, spirited renditions. (no source notes) (Graphic folktales. 8-11)"
Eight animal tales highlighting the value of cleverness and the hazards of greed are retold in Williams' signature breezy style. Read full book review >

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ANCIENT EGYPT by Marcia Williams
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"A lighthearted recap of some of our oldest tales. (map) (Picture book/folklore. 7-10)"
For her latest cartoon foray into ancient cultures, Williams concocts a brisk dash through Egyptian myth and history. Read full book review >

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GOD AND HIS CREATIONS by Marcia Williams
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2004

"As an unusual and very funny interpretation of some of the key stories in the Western tradition, this offering works beautifully; as an entree to the Bible itself, it is less successful. (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-12)"
Williams applies her trademark cartoony style to 11 tales from the Old Testament, rendered in two- or four-page spreads. Read full book review >

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JAMES TOWNE by Marcia Sewall
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2001

"The brief quotes from primary sources and the text that elaborates on the quotes make history come alive for young readers. (Nonfiction. 8-10)"
What was it like on that first journey to Jamestown, or in the first years in the New World? Read full book review >

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KING ARTHUR AND THE KNIGHTS OF THE ROUND TABLE by Marcia Williams
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1996

"Whether such an epic cycle does well in such a domesticated guise is a matter of taste, but it looks destined for success in collections everywhere. (Picture book. 7-12)"
Williams (Sinbad the Sailor, 1994, etc.) continues her popular series of folklore classics in comic-book-style strips with text at the base and dialogue balloons in the pictures. Read full book review >