Former Los Angeles deputy district attorney-turned-novelist Marcia Clark, who garnered international attention as the lead prosecutor in football legend O.J. Simpson's 1995 murder trial, will celebrate the release of her latest book, "Killer Ambition" on Tuesday, June 18, in Darien.

The party will be hosted by Ladies Who Launch and Over 40 Females from 6 to 8 p.m. at Callari Auto Group's BMW of Darien Showroom, which is a sponsor with First County Bank.

Clark, who began practicing law as a criminal defense attorney, joined the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office as a prosecutor in 1981 and eventually spent 10 years in its Special Trials Unit before resigning in 1997. In addition to the infamous 1995 "Trial of the Century," in which Simpson was charged with killing his former wife and a friend of hers and was found not guilty, Clark is known for successfully prosecuting the 1991 case against Robert Bardo, an obsessed fan who stalked and killed actress Rebecca Schaeffer. Clark also has served as a legal analyst and television commentator for NBC, CNBC and MSNBC and has toured the United States and Canada giving lectures on a variety of issues, including domestic violence, public service careers, and the latest high-profile legal cases.

In 1997, her book on the Simpson case, "Without a Doubt," was published and made The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times and Publisher's Weekly best-seller lists.

"Killer Ambition" is the third novel in Clark's series featuring L.A. Special Trials Prosecutor Rachel Knight, along with "Guilt by Association" and "Guilt by Degrees." Published by Mulholland Books, the latest in this legal thriller series will be available in bookstores in June.

"We are proud to be sponsoring this event with First County Bank, which has been our bank since 1976," said Flavia Callari of Callari Auto Group. "At First County Bank they believe in treating their customers like family, just as we do in our organization."

Karen M. Kelly, senior vice president and chief marketing officer at First County Bank, added, "First County Bank is a community bank that supports businesses of all sizes. It is great that we can partner with the Callari Auto Group in support of Ladies Who Launch and Over 40 Females in their mission to help women entrepreneurs become more successful."

For information or to register, visit or call 203-803-9591.

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