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That Marcia Clark Reinvents Herself As Mystery Novelist

Marcia Clark

By Pamela Burke

TWITTER: @thatmarciaclark

We all know the Marcia Clark of the O. J. “Trial of the Century” media extravaganza. Because of her role in that high-profile case, The New Yorker called her “The Most Famous Prosecutor in American History.” She won 19 out of 20 murder trials, just not “that” one.

“I went into court every day trying to win it. It didn’t happen. The fact that I survived it shows me what you can live through.”

Marcia Clark book Guilt By Association

Marcia Clark's "Guilt By Association"

But did you know that because of her love for reading mysteries since age nine, she decided to become a crime novelist? Her first who-done-it, “Guilt by Association,” is out, and has been called “a triumphant fiction debut,” and a “corker” of a novel.

We wanted to know what had become of Marcia since the trial and her many appearances as a commentator on television. Recently we got the chance to hear her speak at Book Passage in Corte Madera, Ca.

It was a sold-out crowd, and her message was fascinating, fun, and one of reinvention. She shared her story recently on our Women’s Eye Radio Show in a conversation with Stacey Gualandi. Here is some of what she had to say… [Read more…]