While his love for Perry Mason novels inspired him to spend 25 years as a criminal defense attorney, Phillip Margolin eventually left the courtroom to pen his own authoritative, twist-laden legal thrillers, including Gone but Not Forgotten and Ties That Bind.
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Also Known As:
Phillip M. Margolin
Place of Birth:
New York, New York
B.A. in Government, American University, 1965; New York University School of Law, 1970
|The Best Book to Read First||Margolin Recommends|
|Gone but Not Forgotten|
At the time of its publication, Shelters of Stone author Jean Auel called Margolin's first New York Times bestseller a "gripping, page-turning crime thriller [that] is engrossing, intelligent, and well-crafted...a book you'll want to tell your friends about."
|War and Peace|
In our interview with Margolin, he talks about some of his favorite reads, listing War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy, Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry, A Soldier of the Great War by Mark Helprin, and Stone City by Mitchell Smith among his top picks "because they are brilliantly written, have great characters, and -- most important -- have really good plots."
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