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Phillip Margolin Phillip Margolin grew up in New York City in 1944 and spent his childhood in Levittown, New York and New York City. As child, he was inspired to pursue a career in law by reading far too many Perry Mason books. He earned a bachelor's degree in Government from The American University in Washington, D.C., and then spent two years working for the Peace Corps Liberia. After his return, Margolin enrolled at the New York University School of Law and earned his law degree by night while working as a junior high teacher by day.

After graduating, Margolin moved to Oregon and clerked for the Honorable Herbert M. Schwab on the Oregon Court of Appeals. Margolin has worked both in private-practice defense and the Public Defenders office, and has argued before the US Supreme Court and the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, among other courts. Margolin was the first Oregon attorney to use the Battered Women's Syndrome to defend a battered woman accused of murdering her spouse.

After giving a piece of his writing to a fellow lawyer who worked in the publishing industry, Margolin found himself a published novelist. His first novel, Heartstone, earned him an Edgar nomination for Best Original Paperback Mystery of 1978. He has been writing full time since 1996. Margolin's novel The Last Innocent Man has been also been adapted for the screen. In addition, he collaborated with his daughter, Ami Margolin Rome, on a young adult novel titled Vanishing Acts.

Besides writing novels and practicing law, Margolin has been President and Chairman of the Board of Chess for Success and has served on the Board of Literary Arts, which sponsors the Oregon Book Awards, The Writers in the Schools program and Portland Arts and Lectures.

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The Third Victim
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Violent Crimes
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Woman with a Gun
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Worthy Brown's Daughter
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Sleight of Hand
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After Dark | Margolin, Phillip | Book - Advance Reading Copy Margolin, Phillip | After Dark | Book - Advance Reading Copy

1995 NY: Doubleday  Advance reading copy, mint, new/unread in pictorial wraps. Review copy with materials laid in.

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After Dark | Margolin, Phillip | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy Margolin, Phillip | After Dark | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy

Author Signed ARC 1995 NY: Doubleday Advanced Reading Copy, mint, new/unread, flawless pictorial wrappers, signed by author.

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After Dark | Margolin, Phillip | Signed First Edition Book Margolin, Phillip | After Dark | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. 1995 NY: Doubleday  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread, flawless dust jacket, signed by author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Associate, The | Margolin, Phillip | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy Margolin, Phillip | Associate, The | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy

Author Signed ARC  2001 NY: HarperCollins  Advanced Reading Copy, mint, new/unread, flawless pictorial wrappers, signed by author.

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Associate, The | Margolin, Phillip | Signed First Edition Book Margolin, Phillip | Associate, The | Signed First Edition Copy

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Burning Man, The | Margolin, Phillip | Signed First Edition Book Margolin, Phillip | Burning Man, The | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. 1996 NY: Doubleday  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread, flawless dust jacket, signed by author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Capitol Murder | Margolin, Phillip | Signed First Edition Book Margolin, Phillip | Capitol Murder | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. April 2012 NY: HarperCollins  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread, flawless dust jacket, signed by author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Capitol Murder | Margolin, Phillip | Signed First Edition Book Margolin, Phillip | Capitol Murder | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. April 2012 NY: HarperCollins  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by author, remainder marked. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Executive Privilege | Margolin, Phillip | Signed First Edition Book Margolin, Phillip | Executive Privilege | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. May 2008  NY:  Harper  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Fugitive | Margolin, Phillip | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy Margolin, Phillip | Fugitive | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy

Author Signed ARC  June 2009 NY: HarperCollins  Advanced Reading Copy, mint, new/unread in flawless pictorial wrappers, signed by the author.

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Fugitive | Margolin, Phillip | Signed First Edition Book Margolin, Phillip | Fugitive | Signed First Edition Copy

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Gone, But Not Forgotten | Margolin, Phillip | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy Margolin, Phillip | Gone, But Not Forgotten | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy

Author Signed ARC. 1993 NY: Doubleday Advance reading copy, mint, new/unread in flawless pictorial wrappers, signed by the author.

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Gone, But Not Forgotten | Margolin, Phillip | Signed First Edition Book Margolin, Phillip | Gone, But Not Forgotten | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. 1993 NY: Doubleday  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread, flawless dust jacket, signed by author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Last Innocent Man, The | Margolin, Phillip | Signed First Edition Book Margolin, Phillip | Last Innocent Man, The | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. 1981 NY: Little, Brown First edition, first printing, near fine (inscribed on FFEP) in a flawless dust jacket, signed by author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Lost Lake | Margolin, Phillip | Signed First Edition Book Margolin, Phillip | Lost Lake | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book  2005 NY:  HarperCollins.  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author, remainder marked.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Perfect Alibi, The | Margolin, Phillip | Signed First Edition Copy Margolin, Phillip | Perfect Alibi, The | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. March 2019 NY: Minotaur First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.   Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Proof Positive by Phillip Margolin | Signed Advance Reading Copy Margolin, Phillip | Proof Positive | Signed Advance Reading Copy

Author Signed ARC Book. 2006 NY: HarperCollins Advance reading copy, mint, new/unread in flawless pictorial wrappers, signed by the author.

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Proof Positive | Margolin, Phillip | Signed First Edition Book Margolin, Phillip | Proof Positive | Signed First Edition Copy

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Sleeping Beauty | Margolin, Phillip | Signed First Edition Book Margolin, Phillip | Sleeping Beauty | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. 2004 NY: HarperCollins  Signed, 1st edition/1st printing, mint, new/unread, signed by the author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Sleeping Beauty | Margolin, Phillip | Signed First Edition Book Margolin, Phillip | Sleeping Beauty | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book (bookplate laid-in)  2004 NY: HarperCollins  First edition, first printing, new/unread in flawless dust jacket, author signed bookplate laid-in.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Sleight of Hand | Margolin, Phillip | Signed First Edition Book Margolin, Phillip | Sleight of Hand | Signed First Edition Copy

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Supreme Justice | Margolin, Phillip | Signed First Edition Book Margolin, Phillip | Supreme Justice | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. May 2010 NY: HarperCollins  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Supreme Justice | Margolin, Phillip | Signed First Edition Book Margolin, Phillip | Supreme Justice | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. May 2010 NY: HarperCollins  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author, remainder marked. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Third Victim, The | Margolin, Phillip | Signed First Edition Book Margolin, Phillip | Third Victim, The | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. March 2018 NY: Minotaur First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.   Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Ties That Bind | Margolin, Phillip | Book - Advance Reading Copy Margolin, Phillip | Ties That Bind | Book - Advance Reading Copy

Advance Reading Copy. March 2003 NY: Harper Advance reading copy, mint, new/unread in flawless pictorial wrappers.

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Ties That Bind | Margolin, Phillip | Signed First Edition Book Margolin, Phillip | Ties That Bind | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. 2003 NY: HarperCollins  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread, flawless dust jacket, signed by author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Undertaker's Widow, The | Margolin, Phillip | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy Margolin, Phillip | Undertaker's Widow, The | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy

Author Signed ARC 1998 NY: Doubleday Advanced Reading Copy, mint, new/unread, flawless pictorial wrappers, signed by author.

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Undertaker's Widow, The | Margolin, Phillip | Signed First Edition Book Margolin, Phillip | Undertaker's Widow, The | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. 1998 NY: Doubleday First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Undertaker's Widow, The | Margolin, Phillip | Signed First Edition Book Margolin, Phillip | Undertaker's Widow, The | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. 1998 NY: Doubleday First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Violent Crimes | Margolin, Phillip | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy Margolin, Phillip | Violent Crimes | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy

Author Signed ARC  2016 NY: Harper Advanced Reading Copy, mint, new/unread, flawless pictorial wrappers, signed by author.

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Violent Crimes | Margolin, Phillip | Signed First Edition Book Margolin, Phillip | Violent Crimes | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. February 2016 NY: Harper   First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Violent Crimes | Margolin, Phillip | Signed First Edition Book Margolin, Phillip | Violent Crimes | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. February 2016 NY: Harper   First edition, first printing, near-fine (glue damage inside boards) in a fine  dust jacket, signed by the author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Wild Justice | Margolin, Phillip | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy Margolin, Phillip | Wild Justice | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy

Author Signed ARC  2000 NY: HarperCollins  Advance reading copy, new in pictorial wraps, signed by author.

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Woman With a Gun | Margolin, Phillip | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy Margolin, Phillip | Woman With a Gun | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. December 2014 NY: HarperCollins  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Woman With a Gun | Margolin, Phillip | Signed First Edition Book Margolin, Phillip | Woman With a Gun | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. December 2014 NY: HarperCollins  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Woman With a Gun | Margolin, Phillip | Signed First Edition Book Margolin, Phillip | Woman With a Gun | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. December 2014 NY: HarperCollins  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author, remainder marked. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Worthy Brown's Daughter | Margolin, Phillip | Signed First Edition Book Margolin, Phillip | Worthy Brown's Daughter | Signed First Edition Copy

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Worthy Brown's Daughter | Margolin, Phillip | Signed First Edition Book Margolin, Phillip | Worthy Brown's Daughter | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  January 2014 NY: HarperCollins  First edition, first printing, new/unread in a near-fine (1 1/2" thin to jacket front) dust jacket, signed by the author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Worthy Brown's Daughter | Margolin, Phillip | Signed First Edition Book Margolin, Phillip | Worthy Brown's Daughter | Signed First Edition Copy

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Phillip Margolin Bibliography


Amanda Jaffe Series

  1. Wild Justice - 2000
  2. The Associate - 2002
  3. Ties That Bind - 2003
  4. Proof Positive - 2006
  5. Fugitive - 2009
  6. Violent Crimes - 2016

Brad Miller Series

  1. Executive Privilege - 2008
  2. Supreme Justice - 2010
  3. Capitol Murder - 2012

Other Novels

  • Heartstone - 1978
  • The Last Innocent Man - 1981
  • Gone, But Not Forgotten - 1993
  • After Dark - 1995
  • The Burning Man - 1996
  • The Undertaker's Widow - 1998
  • Sleeping Beauty - 2004
  • Lost Lake - 2005
  • Vanishing Acts - 2011 (with Ami Margolin Rome)
  • Sleight of Hand - 2013
  • Worthy Brown's Daughter - 2014
  • Woman with a Gun - 2014
  • The Third Victim - March 2018

Short Stories

  • The Girl in the Yellow Bikini - 1974
  • Angie's Delight - 1998
  • The Jailhouse Lawyer - 1998
  • The House on Pine Terrace - 2010

Phillip Margolin Awards

  • Distinguished Northwest Writer Award - 2009

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