|Born||1944 (age 73–74)|
New York City, New York, U.S.
Phillip Margolin (born 1944) is an American writer of legal thrillers.
Margolin was born in New York City in 1944. After receiving a B.A. in Government in 1965, from American University in Washington, D.C., he worked as a Peace Corps volunteer in Liberia until 1967. He graduated from the New York University School of Law in 1970, and has worked for 25 years as a criminal defense attorney, an occupation of choice inspired by the Perry Mason books. He started to work in 1970 at the Oregon Court of Appeals.
He published his first story, a short story titled "The Girl in the Yellow Bikini", in 1974, and became a full-time writer in 1996. He has written 12 books as of January 2007. He lists as his favourite writer Joseph Conrad, and among his favourite books War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy and Stone City by Mitchell Smith.
Philip Margolin was married to Doreen Stamm in 1968. They had two children, Ami and Daniel. Doreen, also a defense attorney, died from cancer in January 2007.
Phillip Margolin is also the president of Chess for Success, a non-profit organisation "dedicated to helping children develop skills necessary for success in school and life by learning chess".
|The Girl in the Yellow Bikini||1974||Short story in Mike Shayne Mystery Magazine|
|The Last Innocent Man||1981||HarperTorch||ISBN 978-0-06-073968-3||The novel has been made into a HBO movie starring Ed Harris|
|Gone, But Not Forgotten||1993||Doubleday||ISBN 978-0-385-47002-5||Translated into more than 20 languages, sold over 1.5 million copies, made into a TV mini-series in 2004 by Warner Bros. starring Brooke Shields and Scott Glenn|
|After Dark||1995||Doubleday||ISBN 978-0-385-47548-8|
|The Burning Man||1996||Doubleday||ISBN 978-0-385-48053-6|
|Smokescreen||1997||Meulenhoff||ISBN 90-743-3636-1||Only published in Dutch as Rookgordijn, published by Meulenhoff|
|The Undertaker's Widow||1998||Doubleday||ISBN 978-0-385-48054-3|
|Angie's Delight||1998||Delacorte Press||Short story in Murder For Revenge: turned into a 13-minute movie in 2006|
|The Jailhouse Lawyer||1998||Short story in Legal Briefs|
|Wild Justice||2000||HarperCollins||ISBN 978-0-06-019624-0||Amanda Jaffe Book 1|
|The Associate||2002||HarperCollins||ISBN 978-0-06-019625-7|
|Ties That Bind||2003||HarperCollins||ISBN 978-0-06-008324-3||Amanda Jaffe Book 2|
|Sleeping Beauty||2004||HarperCollins||ISBN 978-0-06-008326-7|
|Lost Lake||2005||HarperCollins||ISBN 978-0-06-073502-9|
|Proof Positive||2006||HarperCollins||ISBN 978-0-06-073505-0||Amanda Jaffe Book 3|
|Executive Privilege||2008||HarperCollins||ISBN 978-0-06-123621-1||Brad Miller and Dana Cutler Book 1|
|Fugitive||2009||HarperCollins||ISBN 978-0-06-123623-5||Amanda Jaffe Book 4|
|Supreme Justice||2010||HarperCollins||ISBN 978-0-06-192651-8||Brad Miller and Dana Cutler Book 2|
|Capitol Murder||2012||HarperCollins||ISBN 978-0-06-206988-7||Brad Miller and Dana Cutler Book 3|
|Sleight of Hand||2013||HarperCollins||ISBN 978-0-06-206991-7||Brad Miller and Dana Cutler Book 4|
|Worthy Brown's Daughter||2014||HarperCollins||ISBN 978-0-06-219534-0||Stand-alone Novel|
|Woman With a Gun||2014||HarperCollins||Stand-alone Novel|
|Violent Crimes||Feb. 2016||HarperCollins||ISBN 978-0062266552||Amanda Jaffe Book 5|
|The Third Victim||2018||Minotaur Books||ISBN 978-1-25-011750-2||Stand-alone Novel|
Awards and recognitions
- 1978: nominated for an Edgar Award for best original paperback by the Mystery Writers of America for Heartstone
- 1999: the short story The Jailhouse Lawyer is published in the 1999 edition of The Best American Mystery Stories
- Crimezone interview from 2004 (in Dutch)
- "Phillip Margolin Biography". American Entertainment International Speakers Bureau. Retrieved 19 November 2011.
- Barnes and Noble interview from 2003
- Barnes and Noble page
- Authorsontheweb page on Margolin
- "Organization". ChessFor Success.org. Archived from the original on 7 November 2011. Retrieved 19 November 2011.
- "Chess for Success". 2012. Retrieved 28 June 2013.
- Amazon Page