Author Event: Martin Clark
Former circuit Court judge Martin Clark will talk about his fifth novel Friday, July 12 at 7 pm at Book No Further. The Substitution Order is "a wickedly clever, tenderhearted, and intricately plotted novel about a hard-luck lawyer’s refusal to concede defeat, even as fate, the court system, and a gang of untouchable con artists conspire against him."
“Martin Clark is not only the thinking man’s John Grisham but, maybe better, the drinking man’s John Grisham.” The New York Times Magazine called Clark “not only the thinking man’s John Grisham but, maybe better, the drinking man’s John Grisham.” He’s published four previous noels including The Jezzabel Rememdy, Plain Heathen Mischeif and The Many Aspecsts of Mobile Home Living.
Clarkis a retired after 27 years as circuit court judge in Patrick County. , who served twenty-seven years on the bench. His novels have appeared on several best-seller lists and have been chosen as a New York Times Notable Book, a Washington Post Book World Best Book of the Year, a Bookmarks Magazine Best Book of the Year, a Boston Globe Best Book of the Year, a Book of the Month Club selection, a finalist for the Stephen Crane Award for First Fiction, and the winner of the Library of Virginia’s People’s Choice Award in 2009 and 2016. He received the Patrick County Outstanding Community Service Award in 2016 and the Virginia State Bar’s Harry L. Carrico Professionalism Award in 2018. Martin’s wife, Deana, is a photographer, and they live on a farm with dogs, cats, chickens, guinea fowl, and three donkeys.
A signing will follow the presentation. Preorder your copy for 20% off with code AEP190712 online or in the store.