Concord, MassachusettsTwo weeks of talks, readings, and discussions celebrating the written and the spoken word.
Events: Mystery Night 2012
Book: Under Oath
Margaret McLean is an adjunct law professor at Boston College’s Carroll School of Management, specializing in business law. Born in Rome, NY, she graduated Magna Cum Laude from BC and received the Scholar of the College Award for her novel based on Fyodor Dostoevsky. She earned her law degree from Boston College Law School and practiced law as an Essex County Assistant District Attorney in Lawrence, MA. McLean prosecuted hundreds of criminal cases including drug distribution, arson, domestic violence, rape, burglary, and armed assault with intent to murder.
McLean has served as President of Mystery Writers of America, New England Chapter and is a member of MWA’s National Board of Directors. She co-chaired the 2010, 2011, and 2012 New England Crime Bake Writer’s Conferences and is the host of the popular radio show, “It’s a Crime,” on KKZZ in the Los Angeles area. She also co-hosts the radio show, “The Business of Life” in the Los Angeles area and on internet radio, where she and co-host Coach Ron Tunick discuss current events, business, law, and politics.
McLean’s first legal thriller, Under Fire, was published in 2011. Her latest novel, Under Oath, published earlier this year, is set in Charlestown, a Boston neighborhood where the “code of silence” remains sacred. Prosecutor Annie Fitzgerald confronts this age-old code in the sensational murder trial of a ruthless crime boss accused of killing an artist. The trial explodes into a high-energy race for justice when a key witness is killed, jurors defy their instructions, and FBI coverups obscure the truth.