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After earning a degree in business administration at NYU, Mark Rubinstein served in the U.S. Army as a field medic tending to paratroopers of the 82nd Airborne Division. After his discharge he returned to college, went to medical school and became a physician, then a psychiatrist. As a forensic psychiatrist, he was an expert witness in many trials. As an attending psychiatrist at New York Presbyterian Hospital and a clinical assistant professor of psychiatry at Cornell, he taught psychiatric residents, psychologists and social workers while practicing psychiatry. His first novel, Mad Dog House, was a finalist for the ForeWord Award of the American Library Association. His next novel, Love Gone Mad was released in 2013. His most recent work a novella, The Foot Soldier, won the Silver prize at the Benjamin Franklin Awards in the category of popular fiction. Before turning to fiction, he co-authored five self-help books on psychological and medical topics. His new novel Mad Dog Justice, the sequel to Mad Dog House, is due in September 2014. He also blogs for Psychology Today. To learn more, please visit

Entries by Mark Rubinstein

'Crash and Burn': A Talk With Lisa Gardner

(0) Comments | Posted January 24, 2015 | 1:05 PM


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Lisa Gardner is the New York Times bestselling author of crime thrillers with more than 22 million books in print. As Lisa Gardner, she's written an FBI Profiler series, as well as the Detective D.D. Warren series, and standalone...

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Watch Me Go: A Talk With Mark Wisniewski

(0) Comments | Posted January 21, 2015 | 11:08 AM


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Pushcart Prize and Tobias Wolff Award winner Mark Wisniewski has been part of the literary world for decades. His third novel, Watch Me Go, received early praise from Salman Rushdie. More than 100 of Mark's short stories have been published...

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'Cold Cold Heart': A Talk With Tami Hoag

(0) Comments | Posted January 20, 2015 | 4:29 PM


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Tami Hoag is a bestselling author who began her writing career penning romance novels. She is now known for crafting intricate psychological thrillers, probing the dark corners of her characters' minds. Forty million of her books are available in 30...

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'Cane and Abe': A Talk with James Grippando

(0) Comments | Posted January 18, 2015 | 10:56 AM


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Soon after graduating from law school, James Grippando worked on a number of appeals in death penalty cases, an experience that later served him in writing his first published novel, The Pardon. Between 1984 and 1996, he was...

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The Carrier: A Talk With Sophie Hannah

(0) Comments | Posted January 15, 2015 | 4:16 PM

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Sophie Hannah, a British poet and novelist, is an internationally bestselling author of psychological crime fiction. Her novels have been published in 27 countries and have featured the detective couple, Simon Waterhouse and Charlie Zailer. In 2013, it was announced...

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'The Assassination Option': A Talk with W.E.B. Griffin

(5) Comments | Posted January 13, 2015 | 9:02 AM


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W.E.B. Griffin writes military and detective fiction and has more than 40 novels published under that name. He has published 200 books under 13 different pseudonyms.

He joined the U.S. Army in 1946 and was involved in counter-intelligence. After his...

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'No Fortunate Son': A Talk with Brad Taylor

(0) Comments | Posted January 8, 2015 | 6:12 PM


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Brad Taylor spent more than 21 years in the U.S. Army Special Forces, including 8 years in the 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment, commonly known as Delta Force. His last assignment was teaching at the Citadel.

His seventh military thriller,...

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'Trust No One:' A Talk With Jayne Ann Krentz

(0) Comments | Posted January 5, 2015 | 5:34 PM


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Under seven different pseudonyms, Jayne Ann Krentz has written more than 120 romance novels. Many have been bestsellers. Now, she uses only three names: Jayne Ann Krentz when writing contemporary romantic-suspense; Amanda Quick for historical romance-suspense; and Jayne Castle...

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"Rain on the Dead:" A Talk With Jack Higgins

(1) Comments | Posted December 30, 2014 | 3:20 PM


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Jack Higgins is one of the best-selling authors of popular fiction in the world. He is often considered the architect of the modern thriller. His breakthrough novel, The Eagle Has Landed, written in 1975, sold more than 50 million copies....

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'A Crime of Passion': A Talk With Scott Pratt

(0) Comments | Posted December 13, 2014 | 1:59 PM


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Scott Pratt is the bestselling author of the Joe Dillard series of legal thrillers. A former attorney, Scott worked as a criminal defense lawyer before writing his first novel, An Innocent Client. Although originally published by a major house, Scott...

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Tom Clancy, 'Full Force and Effect': A Talk With Mark Greaney

(1) Comments | Posted December 9, 2014 | 6:04 PM


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Mark Greaney, co-author with the late Tom Clancy, of three previous Jack Ryan novels, now has written Full Force and Effect, a novel demonstrating prescience about world events.

In the book, North Korea's unstable young dictator wants to get...

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Woman With a Gun: A Talk With Phillip Margolin

(2) Comments | Posted December 2, 2014 | 10:47 AM

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Phillip Margolin graduated from the New York University School of Law School and worked for many years as a criminal defense attorney, a profession inspired by his having read the Perry Mason novels. An Edgar-nominated novelist (even while working as an...

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'Desert God': A Talk With Wilbur Smith

(0) Comments | Posted December 1, 2014 | 9:29 AM

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Wilbur Smith has been described by Stephen King as "the best historical novelist." James Rollins said of Wilbur Smith's novels, "Every new book is an event, a cherished time to get lost in ancient worlds." His sales speak for themselves:...

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'Crooked River': A Talk with Valerie Geary

(0) Comments | Posted November 18, 2014 | 2:09 PM

Crooked River, Valerie Geary's debut novel, is a coming-of-age-story, a ghost story, and a literary tale of psychological suspense. Told in the alternating voices of 15-year-old Sam and her 10-year-old sister Ollie, the novel opens with them grieving the sudden death of their mother. They move to rural Oregon to...

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Flesh and Blood: A Fascinating Talk With Patricia Cornwell

(0) Comments | Posted November 12, 2014 | 3:49 PM


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Patricia Cornwell is the internationally bestselling and award-winning author of 33 books, the most famous and widely read being the 22 novels of the "Kay Scarpetta" series.

In Flesh and Blood, Kay Scarpetta notices seven shiny...

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What's in a Name?

(0) Comments | Posted November 8, 2014 | 7:15 AM


We're familiar with Shakespeare's famous lines from Romeo and Juliet in which Juliet says,

What's in a name? That which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet

While that's true in botany, fictional characters' names matter....

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The Burning Room and Bosch: A Talk With Michael Connelly

(0) Comments | Posted November 3, 2014 | 10:05 PM

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Michael Connelly is the award-winning bestselling author of the critically acclaimed Harry Bosch detective series and the Mickey Haller novels.

His latest Harry Bosch novel, The Burning Room, has Bosch setting his sights on a cold case that began...

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Don't Knock Thrillers

(0) Comments | Posted October 28, 2014 | 11:52 AM

Who are the greatest thriller writers? The bestseller lists are often dominated by thrillers, so you can take your pick.

But, have you ever considered that Shakespeare, Dostoyevsky, Homer, Virgil, and other giants of literature were some of the best thriller writers of all time?

"They wrote thrillers?" you...

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'Liberators' -- a Talk With James Wesley, Rawles

(0) Comments | Posted October 18, 2014 | 11:10 AM


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James Wesley, Rawles, a former U.S. Army Intelligence officer and present-day survivalist, is the author of the novels, Expatriates, Founders, Survivors, and Patriots, all of which deal with the possibility of a coming global collapse.

His new novel,...

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Paris Match: A Talk with Stuart Woods

(2) Comments | Posted October 17, 2014 | 5:26 PM


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Stuart Woods is the bestselling author of 57 novels, including the Stone Barrington and Holly Barker series. In fact, he's had 41 consecutive New York Times bestsellers.

In Paris Match, Stone Barrington goes to Paris to take care of...

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