Guilt by Association (A Rachel Knight Novel #1) (Hardcover)
Mulholland Books, 9780316129510, 368pp.
Publication Date: April 20, 2011
Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (4/19/2011)
Mass Market (6/26/2012)
Compact Disc (3/1/2012)
Pre-Recorded Audio Player (4/20/2011)
Paperback, Large Print (4/20/2011)
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But she can't stop herself from digging deeper into Jake's death, a decision that exposes a world of power and violence and will have her risking her reputation -- and her life -- to find the truth.
With her tremendous expertise in the nuances of L.A. courts and crime, and with a vibrant ensemble cast of characters, Marcia Clark combines intimate detail, riotous humor, and visceral action in a debut thriller that marks the launch of a major new figure on the crime-writing scene.
About the Author
In May of 1997, her book on the Simpson case, Without a Doubt, was published and quickly rose to #1 on the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, LA Times, and Publisher's Weekly bestsellers lists.
Marcia has published three novels which feature Los Angeles Special Trials prosecutor Rachel Knight: Guilt by Association, Guilt by Degrees, and Killer Ambition. TNT has optioned the books for a drama series. Marcia is attached as an executive producer.
Praise For Guilt by Association (A Rachel Knight Novel #1)…
"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. Her character of Rachel Knight bleeds real blood, sweat and tears on the page. Guilt by Association is a four-bagger for Clark and her many new fans will eagerly await her next step up to the plate."—David Baldacci
"Clark, the lead prosecutor in the O.J. Simpson trial, makes a triumphant fiction debut that catapults her to the same level as Linda Fairstein, her fellow assistant DA turned legal thriller novelist. Clark's alter ego, L.A. deputy DA Rachel Knight, suffers a shocking loss when a close colleague is suspected of committing a murder-suicide.... The workaholic also has her hands full with a case she inherited from the dead prosecutor.... Clark deftly handles the multiple plot lines. Readers will want to see a lot more of Knight, who combines strength of character and compassion with all-too-human foibles."—Publishers Weekly
"a remarkably accomplished debut novel.... Clark offers a real page-turner here, with smart, fast-moving prose; a skillfully constructed plot; and a protagonist well worth knowing. Rachel, whose past is only hinted at, is a wellrounded character who's as tough with suspects as she is sensitive with young victims. A top-notch legal thriller that will leave readers wanting more.
HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Here's that rare example of a celebrity thriller author justifying a major promotion campaign by delivering a genuinely high-quality novel."—Michele Leber, Booklist
"There's a new voice in L.A. crime fiction.... The debut novel from Marcia Clark (yes, that one) stars Rachel Knight, a sassy, workaholic deputy district attorney-remind you of anyone?-whose crack detective skills solve two violent cases.... the plot races along, and Clark adds just enough smart lawyer talk to keep us edified. It's sure to satisfy Law & Order fans."—Wendy Witherspoon, Los Angeles Magazine
"If you love Los Angeles murder mysteries -- sunny Southland noir drawn with unsentimental wit and panache -- then you're probably still in mourning for writer Stephen J. Cannell, whose untimely passing last year left a gap on the genre's bookshelves. However, a possible successor to the Cannell crown has arisen in the unlikely form of Marcia Clark. Yes, that Marcia Clark, the former LA deputy district attorney who was lead prosecutor on the O.J. Simpson murder case. Who knew this dame could spin a good, page-turning yarn? But she can. Our prediction is that Clark has a future in popular fiction, one spelled S-E-Q-U-E-L-S."—Joyce Sáenz Harris, Dallas Morning News
"Brainy, resolute, a bit wardrobe-challenged: DA Rachel Knight seems a lot like author Clark, who was lead prosecutor in the OJ Simpson murder trial. But the shoptalk here has more panache than its real-life version as Knight and her buddies - a fellow prosecutor and an LAPD detective - play the angles to clear a colleague suspected of a murder-suicide. Clark's plot is gritty and intriguing, but it's the hilariously potty-mouthed characters that make this debut thrill sing." 3-1/2 stars—Ellen Shapiro, People
"Marcia Clark, the lead prosecutor on the O. J. Simpson murder case, takes us inside the legal world of Los Angeles in her exciting first novel.... Combining great storytelling with her expert knowledge of the Los Angeles legal system, Clark crafts a thrilling debut."—The Daily Beast