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

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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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