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Ashland, Or. August 31, 2006
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NYT Blockbuster Legal Thrillers
never read a more compelling, more horrifying
legal thriller than one written by Phillip Margolin. Margolinís
international reputation and unstoppable books have made the New York
Times bestseller list since Heartstone defined the genre in
1978. Now read Proof Positive published 2006.
Phillip Margolin at Bookwagon in Ashland on Thursday, September 14 at
7pm where he will present, "How to Write Thrillers in Your Spare Time
for Fun and Profit." No reservations are needed for this community
event, but space is limited. Doors will open at 6:30 pm and refreshments
will be served.
miss Margolin on Thursday at Bookwagon, he will sign Proof Positive
at Barnes and Noble on Saturday September 16, 2:30-4:00 pm.
Margolin, the author of eleven New York Times bestsellers,
returns with a griping new mystery that reveals the danger of placing
crucial crime scene evidence in the wrong hands. In Proof Positive,
defense attorney Amanda Jaffe, heroine of the bestselling Wild
Justice and Ties that Bind, is representing an insane
derelict charged with a
gruesome murder. Her father, Frank is the attorney for a notorious
mobster charged with the murder of a junkie. Both clients claim to be
innocent -- despite overwhelming forensic evidence. Is it possible that
the fingerprints, trace evidence, and ballistics are not what they seem?
When Amanda starts looking closely at these two apparently and
unconnected and open-and-shut cases, people start to die -- and she
discovers that a madman with the power to alter the truth is
on the loose.
Drawing on a quarter of a
century of experience as a criminal defense attorney and time spent with
forensic experts, Margolin's Proof Positive gives readers an unbeatable
combinatin of inside-CSI detail, plot twists, stay-up-all night
suspense, and the gasp-inducing surprises that are his trademark.
long-time criminal defense attorney, he lends a
compelling insiderís view of criminal behavior to his
graduated from American University in 1965 and went on
to earn his law degree from the New York University
School of Law after serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer
in Liberia, West Africa. After a clerkship with the
Chief Judge of the Oregon Court of Appeals, he went into
private practice from 1972 until 1996. As a trial
attorney, Margolin practiced criminal law in state and
federal courts. He argued at the United States Supreme
Court, represented approximately 30 people charged with
homicide, including several of whom faced the death
penalty, and was the first Oregon attorney to use the
Battered Womenís Syndrome to defend a battered woman
accused of murdering her spouse.
turning to writing full-time in 1996, Margolin has
penned eleven novels. Phillip Margolin first work,
Heartstone, was nominated for an Edgar as the best
paperback original. His second, The Last Innocent Man
was made into an HBO original movie, and Gone but Not
Forgotten was made into a mini-series starring
Brooke Shields. In addition to novels, he has published
short stories and non-fiction articles in magazines and
the President and Chairman of the Board of Chess for
Success, a non-profit charity that uses chess to teach
study skills to elementary and middle school children in
Title I schools. Married with two children he currently
lives in Portland.
For more information,
The Ashland Mystery Readers Group also produces the cable access
television show Ashland Mystery, rvtv noir, airing Wednesdays at
7:30 pm on Charter15 and AFN95. Now airing is the episode
featuring Shirley Tallman, author of the San Francisco historicals
featuring attorney Sarah Woolson.
For more information on local mystery and crime fiction events, contact
Maureen Flanagan at 541-552-0743 or visit