Ladies Launch Club/Over 40 Females
Private residence, Stamford
Date: May 5, 2016
PHOTOS COURTESY OF: A Corporate Image.www.acorporateimage.com
Guests met and mingled with each other and Marcia Clark at a private waterfront home in the Shippan area of Stamford. They enjoyed food and wine and the art that was on display and were thrilled to hear guest speaker Marcia Clark talk about her new thriller, Blood Defense (Thomas & Mercer, May 1st, 2016). This time around Clark writes from the other side of counsel with a new series featuring an ambitious and dogged Los Angeles criminal defense attorney named Samantha Brinkman. In the novel, Sam is struggling to keep her fledgling private practice afloat when she lands a high-profile double-murder case in which one of the victims is a beloved TV star—and the defendant is a decorated veteran LAPD detective-she’s certain this is the case to launch her career.
The wildly popular FX series American Crime Story: The People vs. O.J. Simpson, with Sarah Paulson’s critically acclaimed portrayal of the former prosecutor, has put Marcia Clark back in the news and front of mind. She recently re-released her 1997 New York Times bestselling book on the Simpson case, Without A Doubt, as an e-book. The new edition has a Forward, in which she addresses what has changed and what hasn’t since the trial, how the events of the past two decades have broadened her understanding of the verdict, of race relations and the country’s views and attitudes about domestic violence and how celebrity and media attention continues to impact criminal cases.
Marcia Clark is the author of the bestselling legal thrillers,The Competition, Killer Ambition, Guilt By Degrees and Guilt by Association. A practicing criminal lawyer since 1979, she joined the L.A. District Attorney’s office in 1981, where she served as prosecutor for the trials of Robert Bardo, convicted of killing actress Rebecca Schaeffer, and most notably, O.J. Simpson.
The event was hosted by Kathy McShane, CEO of Ladies Launch Club and Christine Finch Oleynick, Fairfield County Director of Over 40 Females. They partnered again for the third time with Marcia Clark as guest speaker and hope to have her back to celebrate her next book.