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Wishing every one a very Merry Christmas and a great holiday

Wednesday, December 24th, 2008

Right now, where I am, it’s about 2:30 in the afternoon on Christmas eve day. What I really like is the quiet which sometimes descends at this time after all the running around for food and gifts. Just a moment for quiet reflection before celebrations get going.

I’m going to start posting [today]some articles on writing and assorted topics and so, I hope you drop back in soon.

Chapter 4, of A Trial of One

Thursday, July 31st, 2008

Hello Everyone

Be sure to come back tomorrow, Friday August 1, when I’ll post Chapter 4, of A Trial of One

A Trial of One, Chapter 3, is coming

Friday, July 18th, 2008

Hi everyone.

Sorry it’s been so long! I’m afraid I’ve been diverted over the last several months by a wedding in the family, a trip to Ireland [more of that later] and the completion of a first draft of a fourth novel. Much work left to go, however!

But now that the trilogy is complete, my protagonist, lawyer Harry Jenkins and I are having an amicable trial separation. Alexander Wainwright—a famous British landscape artist—is the “hero” of the new novel. It’s a different man in a different world, because I really wanted to try something new. Anyway, I expect to get back here now on a regular basis. (more…)

A Trial of One wins the Readers Views literary award for best fiction

Tuesday, May 20th, 2008

  So, now that you have met Harry Jenkins and his elderly client Norma Dinnick, I am going to introduce you to Dr. Robert Hawke, Harry’s adversary. This charming, but sinister madman claims to have a cure for Alzheimer’s. Where do we meet him? In his bathtub at the King Edward Hotel in Toronto.

I’ll be posting various chapters, so please read on and come back for more. Hopefully, you’ll be so intrigued that you will have to buy A Trial of One.  CHAPTER 2 (more…)

Award winning novel, A Trial of One, Chapter One

Wednesday, May 14th, 2008

I’m going to post a number of Chapters from A Trial of One, the third in The Osgoode Trilogy, just to give you a taste. If you like it, and I think you will, you can purchase it at just about any online bookstore.

You are about to meet Norma Dinnick one of Harry Jenkins elderly clients. Is she a vulnerable old lady in need of his protection or the mastermind of a criminal fraud? As you may already know, Harry is the protagonist lawyer of The Osgoode Trilogy. I’ll see how many chapters I can post without giving too much away! So, come back soon for more.


BOOK SIGNING BY MARY E. MARTIN on Sunday, May 18th, 2-4pm

Monday, May 12th, 2008



Sunday, April 13th, 2008

Between now and the end of April, you can enter this contest to win an endorsed copy of Conduct in Question, the first in the Osgoode Trilogy.

HOW? Answer this question.

What is Harry Jenkins’ wife’s first name?

Clue: you’ll find the answer by exploring the Conduct in Question section of this site and reading the first chapter.


Check this site on May 1st, where I will announce the winner.

Chapters from A Trial of One

Thursday, April 10th, 2008

Why not visit me on my other website, where I will start posting some chapters from the third novel in The Osgoode Trilogy, on Monday April 14th. This is so you can try it out before you buy. Also on that site, you will find the first seven or eight chapters of the first two novels in the trilogy, Conduct in Question and Final Paradox. Hope you decide to drop in.  

Press Release: A Trial of One wins Readers Views best literary fiction award

Wednesday, April 9th, 2008

For Immediate Release

Contact: Maryglenn McCombs

Phone: (615) 297-9875


A Trial of One by Mary E. Martin Wins Award:

A Trial of One named Best Fiction in Annual Reader Views Literary Awards

TORONTO A Trial of One by Mary E. Martin has been awarded top honors in the Best Fiction category of the Reader Views Awards. An annual literary awards program, the Reader Views Awards recognizes excellence in independent publishing.The third novel is Martin’s Osgoode Trilogy, A Trial of One (iUniverse, ISBN: 978-0-595-44571-4, $22.95) heralds the return of protagonist Harry Jenkins.

In A Trial of One, Jenkins launches a frantic search to find missing shares of Elixcorp Enterprises stock for his elderly client Norma Dinnick. Although the shares were originally sold to raise money to fund research into memory loss in seniors, ironically, no one seems to remember just where those shares might be. As legal guardian of Norma Dinnick, Jenkins must find those missing shares. What follows is a pulse-quickening quest that leads from Toronto to London to Venice and uncovers fraud and deceit - and a long history murder going back almost fifty years. With a sweeping, suspenseful tale full of memorable characters pursuing their fates against the magical backdrop of Venice, A Trial of One has garnered lavish praise, including:

“exceptionally well-written” - Mysterious Reviews;

“a cracking read…to call it a page-turner does not do it justice. Even though it is part of a trilogy, it stands on its own.” -Blogger News Network

“A Trial of One is profound and thought-provoking with a strong message, a masterfully crafted story line with real life characters that experience challenges that resonate with the reader.” Richard Blake for Reader Views.

In addition to the Reader Views Award, A Trial of One won an honorable mention at both the London Book Festival and the DIY Convention, and is a finalist in the ForeWord Book of the Year Awards. Because of the trilogy’s intricately woven plots, these novels can be read in any order.

Mary E. Martin practiced law in a small-estates firm until 1999, when she became a full-time writer and photographer. Her practice was the major inspiration for the trilogy. Martin is also author of Conduct in Question and Final Paradox, books I and II in the Osgoode Trilogy. A Trial of One is available wherever better books are sold. For more information, please contact Maryglenn McCombs by phone - (615) 297-9875, or by email - maryglenn@maryglenn.comvisit

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Press Release: A Trial of One, finalist in the Foreword Book of the Year Award.

Wednesday, April 9th, 2008

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: TorontoA TRIAL OF ONE, the third in The Osgoode Trilogy, by Mary E. Martin has been named as a finalist on ForeWord Magazine’s tenth annual Book of the Year Award for fiction.

 A Trial of One has won the Readers Views award for literary fiction and also has garnered two honorable mentions at both the DIY Convention and The London Book Festival.

In an interview, Martin said that

“if you want an exciting story plus a great trip to Venice, try A Trial of One. The second half of the book is set there. About eight years ago, I spent ten days alone in Venice walking everywhere, drinking in the atmosphere and photographing. When I came to write A Trial of One, all those memories and images were right there, and so I hope I’ve succeeded in conveying to you the beauty and mystery of my favourite city. On top of that, you’ll be greatly fascinated by the climax of plot of an ancient fraud, started in Final Paradox, the second in the trilogy. For Harry, although an additional surprise waits for him in Venice, the search for fifty million dollars worth of shares ends there.

According to ForeWord Magazine, the books-over 1600 entered in various categories- represent some of the best work coming from today’s independent press community. The winners will be determined by a panel of librarians and booksellers, selected from the readership. Foreword’s Book of the Year Awards program was designated to discover distinctive books across a number of genres. Gold, silver and bronze as well as Editor’s Choice Prizes for fiction and Nonfiction will be announced at BookExpo America in Los Angeles on May 30th.

INTERVIEWS: Mary is available for interviews. Please contact Memacom Productions at