We are thrilled to announce that the now recovered Honorable Martin Clark will join us once again as the emcee for our April 28, 2017 Book & Author Dinner. Martin Clark is a Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Davidson College and a 1984 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law. In 1992 he was appointed as a juvenile and domestic relations district court judge for the Twenty-first Judicial Circuit and currently serves as circuit court judge for the Virginia counties of Patrick and Henry and the city of Martinsville, a job he has held since 1995.
Martin’s first novel, THE MANY ASPECTS OF MOBILE HOME LIVING, debuted at the second annual Roanoke Book and Author Dinner (2000), was a NYT Notable Book, a Book-of-the-Month Selection, a finalist for the Stephen Crane First Fiction Award and appeared on several best-seller lists. The New York Times magazine called MANY ASPECTS “arguably the funniest legal thriller ever written,” and declared Martin to be “not only the thinking man’s John Grisham, but, maybe better, the drinking man’s John Grisham.” A screenplay is in the works.
Martin’s second novel, PLAIN HEATHEN MISCHIEF, received starred reviews and prompted the Charlotte Observer to call him “a rising star in American Letters.”
Martin’s third book, THE LEGAL LIMIT, was selected by NPR as one of its Summer Reads.” Reviewers stated that THE LEGAL LIMIT is “the new standard by which other works of legal fiction should be judged” and “the best courtroom story ever.” With multiple printings to its credit, LIMIT spent thirty straight weeks on Amazon’s legal thriller best-seller list, rising as high as number two. The book was also listed on several “Best of 2008” lists, including the one compiled by The Washington Post.
Martin’s latest book, THE JEZEBEL REMEDY, has been released to rave reviews. Nelson DeMille enthuses: “ Completely original and vastly entertaining. Martin Clark knows how to write and spin a great yarn. I nominate THE JEZEBEL REMEDY for best-plotted and quirkiest thriller of the year.”
Martin is an avid fly fisherman living in Stuart, VA with his wife and a whole passel of dogs, chickens, horses, and cats.