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Phillip Margolin

Biography

Phillip Margolin

Phillip Margolin has written over 20 novels, most of them New York Times bestsellers, including GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN, LOST LAKE and VIOLENT CRIMES. In addition to being a novelist, he was a long-time criminal defense attorney with decades of trial experience, including a large number of capital cases. Margolin lives in Portland, Oregon.

Phillip Margolin

Books by Phillip Margolin

by Phillip Margolin - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

When a young woman accuses college football superstar Blaine Hastings of sexual assault, the DNA evidence against him is overwhelming. Yet the athlete swears his innocence and threatens both his lawyer and his accuser. When a second attack occurs, DNA findings once again point to Hastings. The only problem? Hastings was in prison when the crime was committed. Soon he is granted a new trial and bail. Then his original lawyer disappears --- and his law partner is found dead. Who is behind these crimes --- and who will be the next target? These are the questions that Robin Lockwood, a young lawyer and former MMA fighter, intends to answer.

by Phillip Margolin - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

A battered and bound woman stumbles onto a dark road in rural Oregon, and tells a horrific story about being kidnapped, then tortured, until she finally managed to escape. She identifies the house where she was held captive, and the owner, Alex Mason --- a prominent local attorney --- is arrested. Although he loudly insists upon his innocence, his wife’s statements about his sexual sadism and the physical evidence found at the scene are damning. Regina Barrister, a legendary criminal defense attorney, has a secret, one that threatens her skill, her reputation and, most of all, her clients. And she’s agreed to take on the seemingly impossible task of defending Alex Mason.

by Phillip Margolin - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Dale Masterson has become wealthy and successful representing the interests of oil and coal companies. But when his colleague is found dead, his business practices are put under surveillance and a lower-level employee stands accused. The controversy surrounding the firm is magnified when Dale is found beaten to death in his mansion. His son, Brandon, confesses to killing him on behalf of all the people whose lives are being destroyed by his questionable clients. Veteran lawyer Amanda Jaffe is hired to represent Brandon, but what seems like an open-and-shut case quickly begins to unravel.

by Phillip Margolin - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Aspiring novelist Stacey Kim can't erase an iconic photo from her mind and soon becomes embroiled in a plot of great intrigue. Why did the "Woman with a Gun" kill her husband on their wedding night? Did she actually do it? And why does the one person with answers, photographer Kathy Moran, remain silent? Stacey must reconcile conflicting accounts and find a way to reach the reclusive Moran, or the truth may never see the light of day.

by Phillip Margolin - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

One of a handful of lawyers in the new state of Oregon, recently widowed Matthew Penny agrees to help Worthy Brown, a newly freed slave, rescue his 15-year-old daughter, Roxanne, from their former master, a powerful Portland lawyer. Worthy's lawsuit sets in motion events that lead to Worthy's arrest for murder and create an agonizing moral dilemma that could send either Worthy or Matthew to the hangman.

by Phillip Margolin - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Charles Benedict --- criminal defense lawyer, amateur magician and professional hit man --- leads a seemingly charmed life, winning all of his important cases, and prosecutor Carrie Blair thinks she knows why. But before she has a chance to prove that he’s stacking the cards, she disappears. And all the evidence points to her ultra-rich husband. Open and shut? Hardly.

by Phillip Margolin - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Private investigator Dana Cutler and lawyer Brad Miller are forced by a terrorist attack on a football stadium --- and by the escape of EXECUTIVE PRIVILEGE’s convicted serial killer Clarence Little --- to follow a sinister trail of lies, treachery and betrayal into an unexpected new arena: the U.S. Congress.

by Phillip Margolin - Fiction, Thriller

From the author of New York Times bestseller GARDEN SPELLS comes a beautiful, haunting story of old loves and new, and the power of the connections that bind us forever…The first time Eby Pim saw Lost Lake, it was on a picture postcard. Just an old photo and a few words on a small square of heavy stock, but when she saw it, she knew she was seeing her future. That was half a life ago. Now Lost Lake is about to slip into Eby’s past. Her husband George is long passed. Most of her demanding extended family are gone. All that’s left is a once-charming collection of lakeside cabins succumbing to the Southern Georgia heat and damp, and an assortment of faithful misfits drawn back to Lost Lake year after year by their own unspoken dreams and desires.It’s a lot, but not enough to keep Eby from relinquishing Lost Lake to a developer with cash in hand, and calling this her final summer at the lake. Until one last chance at family knocks on her door. Lost Lake is where Kate Pheris spent her last best summer at the age of twelve, before she learned of loneliness, and heartbreak, and loss. Now she’s all too familiar with those things, but she knows about hope too, thanks to her resilient daughter Devin, and her own willingness to start moving forward. Perhaps at Lost Lake her little girl can cling to her own childhood for just a little longer… and maybe Kate herself can rediscover something that slipped through her fingers so long ago. One after another, people find their way to Lost Lake, looking for something that they weren’t sure they needed in the first place:  love, closure, a second chance, peace, a mystery solved, a heart mended.  Can they find what they need before it’s too late? At once atmospheric and enchanting, LOST LAKE shows Sarah Addison Allen at her finest, illuminating the secret longings and the everyday magic that wait to be discovered in the unlikeliest of places.