Martin
Clark

American novelist

Martin Clark, who has been called “the thinking man’s John Grisham” (the New York Times Magazine) is the author of four novels.

The Many Aspects of Mobile Home Living was a New York Times Notable Book in 2000, and a finalist for the Stephen Crane First Fiction Award.

Martin’s second novel, Plain Heathen Mischief, received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Kirkus Reviews, was chosen as a selection of the Quality Paperback Book Club and, prior to release, appeared on the Top 100 lists for both Amazon and Barnes and Noble. 

Martin’s third book, The Legal Limit, appeared on the SIBA best-seller list for five consecutive weeks and spent 30 straight weeks on Amazon’s legal thriller bestseller list. The Washington Post included it in their Best of 2008 listing, and it won The 2009 Library of Virginia’s People’s Choice Award for fiction.

Martin is a former trustee of Stuart Presbyterian Church, a member of Trout Unlimited and an avid fly fisherman. He lives with his wife Deana in Stuart, Virginia, where since 1995 he has held the position of circuit court judge.