Mary E. Martin is the author of The Osgoode Trilogy, legal thrillers filled with suspense, murder and fraud and a rich tapestry of characters with psychological depths you won’t forget. Harry Jenkins, Toronto lawyer, is the protagonist throughout. Her creation of this trilogy was inspired by her years of law practice and is written with the confidence and authenticity of a true insider.
She is also the author of The Trilogy of Remembrance set in the world of art—her life-long passion. The protagonist is Alexander Wainwright, Britain’s finest landscape painter. He will take you from London to Venice and New York in his constant search for his muse, always engaging you with fundamental questions of life, love and meaning.
Martin received an Honours Degree in History from the University of Toronto. Although she always had a passion to write, she earned her law degree from Queens University in Kingston, Ontario and began practice in a small firm in downtown Toronto—very much like the creaky old law firm we find Harry Jenkins in.
After her partner [much like Harry] passed away, she continued to practice law in the areas of wills, estates and real estate. Her work with the elderly has given her a compassionate perspective, which shines through in both trilogies. If you ever thought such areas of law are dull and boring, just read The Osgoode Trilogy.
In 2000, she became a full time writer and photographer with six shows to her credit. She is fascinated with how best to combine the visual image and the written word. For her, photography is an essential part of the creative process. Also, she believes that characters have a “right” to come to life and express themselves anywhere on the web. Just watch for their blog posts right here from time to time.
Novels in both The Osgoode Trilogy and The Trilogy of Remembrance have garnered excellent reviews. Final Paradox and A Trial of One in The Osgoode Trilogy have won numerous awards and The Drawing Lesson, the first in The Trilogy of Remembrance, won honorable mention in The New York Book Festival in 2011.
Married in 1973, she and her husband live in Toronto and have three adult children, one grandson and a granddaughter expected later this year in August.