Capitol Murder by Phillip Margolin


15 Critic Reviews

This book is so riveting that you cannot put it down.
-Once Upon a Romance


Deadly intrigue, breathtaking twists, and exhilarating suspense await in the third book of Phillip Margolin’s New York Times bestselling Washington Trilogy. Hot on the heels of Supreme Justice, Margolin delivers another heart-pounding thriller featuring private investigator Dana Cutler and lawyer Brad Miller, who are forced by a terrorist attack on a football stadium—and by the escape of Executive Privilege’s convicted serial killer Clarence Little—to follow a sinister trail of lies, treachery, and betrayal into an unexpected new arena: the U.S. Congress.

“Phillip Margolin knows how to pack in the thrills.” —Tess Gerritsen


About Phillip Margolin

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Phillip Margolin, a practicing criminal defense attorney in Portland, Oregon, has tried many high-profile murder cases and has argued in the Supreme Court.  He was the first attorney in Oregon to use the battered woman’s syndrome as a defense in a homicide case.
Published April 3, 2012 by Harper. 352 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Political & Social Sciences, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction
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Critic reviews for Capitol Murder
All: 15 | Positive: 13 | Negative: 2

Publishers Weekly

Below average
Jan 16 2012

Some readers may struggle with the large cast and many scene shifts, but Margolin manages to pull everything together in the end.

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Reviewed by Carol Thomas on Mar 31 2012

Margolin expertly unravels each of the threads of his complicated plot only unite them again in a consistently developed conclusion.

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Book Reporter

Reviewed by Joe Hartlaub on Apr 19 2012

Margolin, who has had a long and successful run for close to two decades, just seems to be getting warmed up.

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City Book Review

Reviewed by Phil Jason on May 03 2012

The action is hot, the twists inventive, the tension taut.

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Look At OKC

Reviewed by Betty Lytle on May 20 2012

Suspense is high in this fast-paced thriller about power-hungry government officials, terrorists and spies.

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Reviewed by Edie Dykeman

Capitol Murder is a tense, engrossing thriller with numerous and often unexpected twists and turns.

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The Daily News

Reviewed by Regina Angeli on Apr 08 2012

As a novelist, he is able to create a story packed with suspense that will keep the reader's interest from the first page to the last.

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Capitol Murder's breathtaking pace and electrifying twists will have old fans and newcomers racing to the final, stunning page.

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Shoreline Area News

Apr 04 2012

With Margolin’s unique multi-narrative style, CAPITOL MURDER delivers readers a page turning thriller sure to keep them up at night and looking over their shoulders in dark alleys.

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Booking Mama

Reviewed by Julie on May 25 2012

CAPITOL MURDER is an entertaining page turner that includes plenty of suspense and action with a surprise ending.

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Book Loons

Reviewed by Hilary Williamson

f you enjoy engrossing, suspenseful thrillers, then pick up this trilogy.

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MBTB's Mystery Book Blog

Mar 29 2012

This is my favorite book by Phillip Margolin so far.

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Once Upon a Romance

Reviewed by Mary Lignor

This book is so riveting that you cannot put it down.

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Jacqui Murray's WordDreams

Mar 09 2012

As usual, Margolin’s plot is well-constructed with lots of insider tidbits about Washington politics, with strong plotting and believable characters that pull the reader from one page to the next.

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Duffbert's Random Musings

Below average
Jun 10 2012

But having finished the book, my overall feeling was more "meh" than "wow".

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