It's no big surprise that Marcia Clark knows her way around a courtroom, and a murder mystery - but she's also a terrific writer and storyteller.
Marcia Clark knows her villains, and GUILT BY DEGREES gives us one you won't forget. She also gives us one of the toughest and most appealing heroes to come along in a very long time. Prosecutor Rachel Knight is smart, funny, and just about fearless in her pursuit of justice and a good martini.
Praise for the Rachel Knight series
You must read this book: it is wildly and complexly plotted, ebulliently witty and filled with riotous humor; it details the inner workings of the L.A. legal system with unprecedented accuracy and verve - and to top it off, it is a damn, damn, good thriller.
Charms from the first line then surfs a tide of knockabout humour, sassy backchat and armour-piercing observation
Marcia Clark's debut novel showcases her experience and knowledge of the legal system. The pace, plot and dialogue are as sharp as they come in the genre.
Knight makes a compelling protagonist - rebellious, straight-forward, salty
Spying on the system's inner workings proves increasingly addictive, and it's refreshing to find a lead character pursuing a stressful life because she actually enjoys it. A blade-sharp read.
Taut, compelling, and accomplished, with a gritty authenticity that comes from an insider's knowledge of the criminal justice system...A first rate legal thriller
Written with verve and wit, this is a superior piece of crime fiction that entertains from beginning to end.
Suspenseful and gripping.... Clark's own expertise enables her to realistically portray the drama and vicissitudes of a criminal prosecution
Legal thrillers don't get much better than this.... Boasting a feisty protagonist, a winning supporting cast, and steadily escalating courtroom drama, KILLER AMBITION finds Clark at the top of her game
A refreshing and suspenseful portrayal of high-stakes trials