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The Frankfurt Book Fair and StoryDrive

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

I’ve never been to Germany but next Tuesday I’ll be there for the Frankfurt Book Fair. It’s massive…over 120,000 visitors and over 4,000 pariticipants. For updates, check out my blog at www.thedrawinglesson.com.

The Drawing Lesson, the first in the Trilogy of Remembrance

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

Hello everyone

It’s been a long time since I have written here. Why? Because I’ve been rather busy writing and publishing my fourth novel, The Drawing Lesson, which is the first in the next trilogy. Also, I have written a first draft of the second novel in this new trilogy, which is provisionally entitled “The Fate of Pryde.”

Would you like to see a terrific book trailer about The Drawing Lesson?

http://www.thedrawinglesson.com

And then, of course, my next reason for being so slow in posting is that many hundreds of hours are spent in promotion.

I really hope you check the next novel out.

Review of A Trial of One

Thursday, December 11th, 2008

This is the third review by Gina of Bookaholics in which she dares you to read…

Posted on December 10, 2008 by Gina

A Trial of One

by Mary E. Martin

‘Osgoode’ trilogy Book #3

Jenkins is on a frantic search for shares of Elixicorp Enterprises stock, worth over thirty millions dollars, for his elderly client, Norma Dinnick. The shares were originally sold to raise money for research into memory loss in seniors. Ironically, no one seems to remember just where the shares might be. Pursuing Jenkins through Toronto and London, and to the darkened, narrow calles of Venice, is Dr. Robert Hawke, a sinister madman who claims to have the cure for Alzheimer’s disease.

As their chase unravels a decades-old fraud, yet another search is underway for the mysterious Q.

Dorothy Crawford, widow of Jenkins’ law partner Richard Crawford, (more…)

Death in Venice

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008

Do you know the great novella by Thomas Mann, Death in Venice? If you haven’t read it, you may well have seen the movie. When I was in Venice, I was haunted by this story as I wandered through the narrow, twisting calles on my last trip more than seven years ago. In fact, I entitled the photograph below Death in Venice, which I took of a cafe on San Marco.

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Chapter 1 of the award winning novel, A Trial of One

Friday, July 18th, 2008

a-trial-of-one.jpgI’d like to introduce you to Norma Dinnick, an elderly client of Harry Jenkins, protagonist of The Osgoode Trilogy. Is she a sweet, vulnerable old lady in need of his protection or a criminal fraud? A Trial of One is the winner of the Literary Novel Award at Reader Views and one of six finalists in Foreword Magazine’s Book of the Year Award to be announced at Book Expo America.

I’m going to post a number of chapters from A Trial of One, just to give you a taste of what it’s like. If you enjoy it, and I think you will, you can purchase it at just about any online bookstore.

CHAPTER ONE

Officially, Harry Jenkins’ elderly client, Norma Dinnick, had committed no crime. While she embroidered tales of murderous revenge in a singsong voice, her doctors rubbed their jaws to hide their smirks. Such a sweetly smiling woman could not have committed the cruel and devious acts she so vividly described. Their diagnosis was psychotic dementia with a touch of Alzheimer’s thrown in. Court documents, stamped with a gold seal, declared her mentally incompetent. After all, psychiatrists were not so easily fooled.Once appointed as her legal guardian, Harry found her accommodations in the most luxurious mental hospital possible. Their deal was unspoken—a nice, permanent home with refined residents, not a jail. For him, Norma remained a fascinating conundrum, and after all, lawyers only wanted to know so much. (more…)