Marcia Clark began practicing law as a criminal defense attorney. She became a prosecutor in the L.A. District Attorney's Office in 1981, and spent ten years in the Special Trials Unit where she handled a number of high profile cases prior to the O.J. Simpson case, including the prosecution of stalker/murderer Robert Bardo.
In May of 1997, her book on the Simpson case, Without a Doubt, was published and quickly rose to #1 on the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, LA Times, and Publisher's Weekly bestsellers lists. Marcia has published three novels which feature Los Angeles Special Trials prosecutor Rachel Knight: Guilt by Association, Guilt by Degrees, and Killer Ambition. TNT has optioned the books for a drama series. Marcia is attached as an executive producer.
"A refreshing and suspenseful portrayal of high-stakes trials,
criminal lawyers on both sides of the aisle and the strategies
behind their every move."--Los Angeles Times
"Builds real drama out of its tabloid crime...Knight is a likable crusader for truth in Tinseltown." (3 out of 4 stars)--People magazine
"Clark clearly knows the court from the inside out, and her characterization of the proceedings is great fun to read."--Minneapolis Star Tribune
"Clark's expertise truly shines . . . Killer Ambition may prove to be Marcia Clark's grand triumph."--Hartford Books Examiner