Woman with a Gun: A Novel

Woman with a Gun: A Novel

by Phillip Margolin


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ISBN-13: 9780062266521
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 12/02/2014
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 896,962
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Phillip Margolin has written nineteen novels, many of them New York Times bestsellers, including his latest novels Woman with a Gun, Worthy Brown’s Daughter, Sleight of Hand, and the Washington trilogy. Each displays a unique, compelling insider’s view of criminal behavior, which comes from his long background as a criminal defense attorney who has handled thirty murder cases. Winner of the Distinguished Northwest Writer Award, he lives in Portland, Oregon.

Place of Birth:

New York, New York


B.A. in Government, American University, 1965; New York University School of Law, 1970

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Woman with a Gun 3.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Caroles_Random_Life More than 1 year ago
Some sections of the book were more enjoyable than others I received an advance reader edition of this book from Harper via Edelweiss for the purpose of providing an honest review. 3 Stars When I saw that I had a chance to read Phillip Margolin's newest book prior to its official release, I jumped at the chance. I have read several books by Phillip Margolin and have really enjoyed every one of them. I liked this book but found myself feeling somewhat underwhelmed by the story. I think this book had an excellent mystery at its core but the manner in which it was told took away from the story. Don't get me wrong, I still enjoyed this book and 3 stars is a good rating. I think my biggest problem with this book was the way it jumped around in time and the change in focus of the story. The story is told in parts all focused on the photograph seen on the cover of this book - Woman with a Gun. Parts of the book are told from the perspective of an aspiring writer who decides to write a novel based on this photo. Then the book jumps to the time period when the photo was taken which happens to be the night the woman's husband was murdered. Then the book jumps further back in time to show some history between the photographer and the Attorney General on the case. The last parts of the book are set in the present when everything comes together. I really liked the two sections of the book that were set in the past the best. Those parts of the book focused mainly on Jack Booth's point of view, the Attorney General who I was able to connect with more than anyone else in the book. The sections that focused mainly on Stacey Kim, the writer just did not connect with me as much until the action picked up. To be honest, I can't remember reading a book that talks about writing a book as a focus that has ever completely pulled me in. The writing in the book seemed somewhat awkward at times and I felt the author told me things instead of showing me. I did really enjoy the underlying mystery in the book and felt the complexity surrounding that mystery was the major strength in the book. I did guess some of the big reveal before the end of the story but the plotting was done you only learned a small piece at a time which kept me guessing for most of the book. I would recommend this book to mystery lovers and I plan to continue to look for works by Phillip Margolin.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Having read everything this author has written, I could not wait to buy this book. Sadly it was sub standard compared to his other novels. I thought it was so poor that I' m still not sure Mr Margolin wrote it!!!! Sorry but can not recommend
RBCNY More than 1 year ago
Another very good story by Margolin! He is one of my favorites.RBCNY
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really thought that this book was terrific I don't read a lot because most books are boring to me but this one was really good I liked it a lot in fact I just bought his other book called supreme justice which I'm going to read now and hopefully it will be as good as that other book anyway I'm using a mic so if some of this doesn't make sense because I'm not going to go back and change it this book I thought was superb I know I have to write a large review so I'm trying to thin k of more words to write hopefully this is enough I love the book though.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It took awhile to get into this book. About 2/3 through it picked up. I figured it out about that time but still wasn't 100% sure until last few chapters. I thought he missed an opportunity for everyone to look for the injuries caused by 2 break ins and kept waiting for that. But, it was pretty good and I would recommend it. Just don't expect alot from it. It was also nice not to have much foul language.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book deserves 5 stars . Just love his books never read one I didn't like!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It dosent even have a intro to se what it i about so you may waste your money and you may not so GET A REVIEW BARN N MOBLE!!!!!!!!!!!!! 8---------Oo