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Phillip Margolin

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Philip Margolin was born in New York City in 1944. He received a bachelor's degree in government from The American University in 1965. From 1965 to 1967, he was a Peace Corps volunteer in Liberia. He graduated from New York University School of Law in 1970. From 1972 until 1996, he was in private mostra altro practice in Portland, Oregon, specializing in criminal defense. He has tried many high profile cases and has argued in the Supreme Court. He was the first attorney to use the battered woman's syndrome defense in a homicide case in Oregon. His first novel, Heartstone, was published in 1978. He has been a full-time author since 1996. His other works include The Last Innocent Man; Gone, But Not Forgotten; After Dark; The Burning Man; The Undertaker's Widow; Wild Justice; The Associate; Sleeping Beauty; Capitol Murder and Sleight of Hand. He also writes short stories and non-fiction articles in magazines and law journals. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra meno
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Opere di Phillip Margolin

Non dimenticare mai (1994) 934 copie
Executive Privilege (2008) 832 copie
Wild Justice (2000) 780 copie
Passi nel buio (1995) 638 copie
Bella addormentata (2004) 633 copie
Lost Lake (2005) 588 copie
Ties That Bind (2002) 576 copie
The Burning Man (1996) 569 copie
The Associate (2001) 560 copie
Proof Positive (2006) 511 copie
Sospetti (1998) 496 copie
Heartstone (1978) 413 copie
Fugitive (2009) 389 copie
Supreme Justice (2010) 388 copie
The Last Innocent Man (1981) 367 copie
Capitol Murder (2012) 261 copie
The Third Victim: A Novel (2018) 253 copie
Sleight of Hand (2013) 238 copie
The Perfect Alibi (2019) 203 copie
Worthy Brown's Daughter (2014) 195 copie
Woman with a Gun: A Novel (2014) 175 copie
Violent Crimes (2016) 170 copie
A Reasonable Doubt (2020) 132 copie
The Darkest Place (2022) 89 copie
Murder at Black Oaks (2022) 86 copie
Smokescreen (1997) 64 copie
The Jailhouse Lawyer (2008) 4 copie
Angie's Delight (2008) 2 copie
Critical Mass 1 copia
Pimeän jälkeen (1997) 1 copia
Omakohus (2005) 1 copia
Kivisyd (1996) 1 copia

Opere correlate

A Study in Sherlock: Stories Inspired by the Holmes Canon (2011) — Collaboratore — 527 copie
No Rest for the Dead: A Serial Novel (2011) — Collaboratore — 400 copie
Thriller 2: Stories You Just Can't Put Down (2009) — Collaboratore — 228 copie
The Best American Mystery Stories 1999 (1999) — Collaboratore — 154 copie
The Best American Mystery Stories 2010 (2010) — Collaboratore — 150 copie
Legal Briefs (1998) — Collaboratore — 95 copie
Murder for Revenge (1998) — Collaboratore — 70 copie


Informazioni generali

Nome canonico
Margolin, Phillip
Nome legale
Margolin, Phillip
Altri nomi
Data di nascita
Luogo di nascita
New York, New York, USA
Luogo di residenza
Portland, Oregon, USA
New York, New York, USA (birth)
New York University School of Law
The American University in Washington, D.C. (BA ∙ Government)
Attività lavorative
Peace Corps volunteer
Chess for Success
Jean Naggar
Breve biografia
Phillip Margolin (born 1944) is an American writer of legal thrillers.

Margolin was born in New York City in 1944. After receiving a B.A. in Government in 1965, from American University in Washington, D.C., he worked as a Peace Corps volunteer in Liberia until 1967. He graduated from the New York University School of Law in 1970, and has worked for 25 years as a criminal defense attorney, an occupation of choice inspired by the Perry Mason books. He started to work in 1970 at the Oregon Court of Appeals.

He published his first story, a short story titled "The Girl in the Yellow Bikini", in 1974, and became a full-time writer in 1996. He has written 12 books as of January 2007. He lists as his favourite writer Joseph Conrad, and among his favourite books War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy and Stone City by Mitchell Smith.

Philip Margolin was married to Doreen Stamm in 1968. They had two children, Ami and Daniel. Doreen, also an attorney, died from cancer in January 2007.

Phillip Margolin is also the president of Chess for Success, a non-profit organisation "dedicated to helping children develop skills necessary for success in school and life by learning chess".



I really enjoy this main character, Robin Lockwood. I have read several in this series. She is smart and she has a big heart. I think that is her most attractive trait.

In this tale Robin is trying to save someone from her past from a murder conviction. Robin used to fight professionally as a cage fighter. (Which I found very fascinating!) This is how she paid for law school. Now, one of her competitors has been arrested for murder, not just any murder, but a prominent lawyer and her family. The further she investigates, the more she realizes, not all is as it seems.

There are places in this story that I had a bit of trouble. And it could have been me zoning out because, well, life! Especially in the beginning, this story is a bit disjointed. I will be honest, I got a bit lost. Lots of characters and different parts of the story coming out with different voices, BUT, I had faith in this author. And did he ever tie this novel together with a bang. Once I got vested, this story did not stop and I enjoyed every minute.

The narrator, Thérèse Plummer, is one of my favorites. And she nailed this novel.

Need a very good law investigation, with a bit of cage fighting….this is it! Grab your copy today.

I received this novel from the publisher for a honest review.
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fredreeca | 2 altre recensioni | Nov 19, 2023 |
Robin Lockwood, former MMA fighter and now prominent defence attorney in Portland Oregon, is hired by her old fight cage nemesis, Mandy Kerrigan, who has been accused of a particularly heinous crime. A family of four has been brutally murdered and Mandy had been seen, earlier fighting with the son and, later at the time of the murder, pounding on the door of the family’s home. Robin thinks she might be innocent but the evidence is against her. The only hope is to find other possible suspects and, as it turns out, every member of the family had done things to make them a target but is there enough evidence against any of these possibilities to keep Mandy off death row?

It’s been quite a while since I read a Phillip Margolin legal thriller but, after reading Betrayal, that’s an oversight I plan to rectify in the very near future. It’s a smart, well-written, and entertaining tale that kept me guessing right up to the big reveal at the end. The characters are well-drawn and easy to like or hate and Robin makes for one bad-ass protagonist. It is also very fast-paced thanks to Margolin’s use of short chapters and dialogue. There’s plenty of action outside the courtroom but it was the action inside the courtroom I found most compelling. Although this is the seventh in the Robin Lockwood series, it can be read as a standalone.

I received an arc of this book from Netgalley and St Martin Press in exchange for an honest review
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lostinalibrary | 2 altre recensioni | Nov 10, 2023 |
Young attorney Ami Vergano must decide who to believe when her tenant and new friend Dan Morelli goes berserk at her son's Little League game, and she is contacted by tabloid reporter Vanessa Kohler, a former mental patient, who claims Morelli is one of a team of assassins who answer only to General Morris Wingate, a presidential candidate who also happens to be Vanessa's father.

The story switches back and forth between Dan’s version of a team of assassins and the General’s version of Dan being affected by PTSD and his daughter also being traumatized by witnessing a killing. This was a combination of action and legal drama. It was a bit far-fetched but entertaining.… (altro)
gaylebutz | 11 altre recensioni | Oct 25, 2023 |
Robin Lockwood book #7

A Legal Thriller

In a few words:

Robin, MMA fighter turned Portland, Ore., criminal defense attorney takes on the case of a former rival, Mandy Kerrigan, who has been charged with murdering a family of four. Though Mandy maintains her innocence, witnesses saw her banging on the door of the Finch family home after beating up the Finch’s oldest son, Ryan, at a bar when the performance-enhancing drugs he sold her showed up on a drug test. Robin is convinced she’ll find answers about the Finches’ enemies that will divert blame from Mandy. But this case turned not to be a cake walk.....

Defending her old nemesis in a multiple murder case with too many suspects, where success might cost Robin’s life, is not simple. To complicate matters, she is dating the DA.

My thoughts:

I am a long-time fan of Phillip Margolin and I am always eager to read what he has in store for us.

The court scenes maneuvers sucked me in from the start, although fictional this legal drama sounded real to me. I was captivated by the setting, Portland Oregon, where it seems you can pull off random murders, well at less according to this thriller. Mr. Margolin knows how to spin a case where the stakes are high and the truth is elusive, where fact twists the case in all directions, he surely does that with aplomb. Maybe trial attorneys can poke holes into this story but I think following the antics was exciting and suspenseful. I agree with some who think the Russian mafia connection is weak and really didn’t ring true, but what the heck it made for a very captivating read.

Definitely this story is characters driven. With its snappy dialogue and short chapters to help push things along, I was eager to see how this case would turn out.

It is a page turner no doubt in my books.

This is a good novel and one of Mr. Margolin I enjoyed the best.

Another excellent book I received from St-Martin Press via Netgalley
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Tigerpaw70 | 2 altre recensioni | Oct 18, 2023 |


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