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Mark Rubinstein
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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

'We're Only Passing Through...'

(0) Comments | Posted April 1, 2015 | 1:45 PM

Not long ago, I attended an uncle's funeral. It was sad, but Irv lived to be 95 and led a remarkably full life.

Born in 1917, he was the youngest of nine children. The exact date of his birth was never known, since records were poorly kept back then. He...

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'The Stranger': A Conversation with Harlan Coben

(4) Comments | Posted March 25, 2015 | 10:39 AM

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Harlan Coben is known to readers everywhere. His first novel was published when he was 26, and after two stand-alone thrillers, Play Dead in 1990 and Miracle Cure in 1991, he began writing the popular Myron Bolitar series. His...

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'Cuba Straits:' A Conversation With Randy Wayne White

(0) Comments | Posted March 23, 2015 | 5:46 PM


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Randy Wayne White is a New York Times bestselling author well known for his twenty-one previous Doc Ford novels; the Hannah Smith series; and four collections of non-fiction. His other interests include exploring Florida's flora and fauna, the environment, baseball,...

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'Inspector of the Dead': A Conversation With David Morrell

(0) Comments | Posted March 22, 2015 | 7:31 AM


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After receiving a doctorate in American literature at Pennsylvania State University, in 1970, David Morrell became an English professor at the University of Iowa. In 1972, his debut novel, First Blood was published; and by 1982, was made into the...

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'World Gone By': A Conversation With Dennis Lehane

(0) Comments | Posted March 19, 2015 | 12:49 PM


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Dennis Lehane is known to millions of readers. His novels Mystic River, Gone, Baby, Gone, and Shutter Island became blockbuster movies, with the most recent film being The Drop, which is based on his short story, Animal Rescue....

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'The Stolen Ones': A Conversation With Owen Laukkanen

(0) Comments | Posted March 17, 2015 | 9:34 AM


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Owen Laukkanen's debut novel, The Professionals, received high praise and was nominated for many honors, including the International Thriller Writers' Award, the Anthony, the Barry, and the New Voices Awards. He graduated from the University of British Columbia's creative...

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'Phantom Limb': A Conversation With Dennis Palumbo

(5) Comments | Posted March 12, 2015 | 7:14 AM


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Dennis Palumbo is a thriller writer and psychotherapist in private practice. He's the author of the non-fiction book, Writing from the Inside Out and a collection of mystery stories, From Crime to Crime. He has also been writing the Daniel...

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'Endangered:' A Talk With C.J. Box

(1) Comments | Posted March 9, 2015 | 4:45 PM


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C. J. Box is the bestselling author of 16 Joe Pickett novels, four standalone novels, and a collection of short stories called Shots Fired. He's won multiple awards including the Edgar, the Anthony, the Gumshoe, and the Barry awards. He...

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The Valley: A Talk With John Renehan

(0) Comments | Posted March 9, 2015 | 4:03 PM

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John Renehan interrupted his career as an attorney to serve as a field artillery captain in the Army's Third Infantry Division in Iraq.

The Valley, his debut novel, tells the story of Lieutenant Black, whose last assignment before resigning...

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'Where All Light Tends to Go': A Talk With David Joy

(0) Comments | Posted March 7, 2015 | 10:12 AM


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David Joy was born in Charlotte, and has lived in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina since he was 18 years old. At Western Carolina University, he received a BA in Literature and a MA in Writing, mentoring under...

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'Live Right and Find Happiness': A Talk With Dave Barry

(0) Comments | Posted March 2, 2015 | 1:04 PM


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Dave Barry is a Pulitzer Prize-winning humorist and New York Times bestselling author of Insane City and You Can Date Boys When You're Forty. From 1983 to 2005, he wrote a nationally syndicated humor column for The Miami Herald....

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'The Assassin:' A Talk With Clive Cussler

(0) Comments | Posted March 2, 2015 | 12:07 PM


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Clive Cussler is an adventure novelist and marine archeologist. His thrillers have reached The New York Times best-seller list more than 20 times. His books have been published in 40 languages in more than 100 countries. He is the...

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Finding Jake: A Talk With Bryan Reardon

(2) Comments | Posted February 23, 2015 | 3:24 PM


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Bryan Reardon is a freelance writer specializing in medical communications. He holds a degree in psychology from Notre Dame.

Finding Jake, Brian Reardon's debut novel, is told from the perspective of Simon Connolly, a stay-at-home father who is...

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Twelve Days: A Talk With Alex Berenson

(0) Comments | Posted February 18, 2015 | 2:23 PM


Alex Berenson, a former New York Times reporter, covered topics ranging from the occupation of Iraq, the flooding of New Orleans, to the financial crimes of Bernard Madoff. He's written eight previous John Wells novels, all geopolitical thrillers, with his first, The Faithful...

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My Sunshine Away: A Talk With M.O. Walsh

(1) Comments | Posted February 11, 2015 | 11:36 PM

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In M.O. Walsh's debut novel, My Sunshine Away, a thirty-something narrator tells of the summer of 1989 when he was 14 years old. He was obsessively in love with Lindy Simpson, a 15-year-old girl living across the street. After Lindy...

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'Blood Infernal:' A Talk With James Rollins

(0) Comments | Posted February 9, 2015 | 5:54 PM


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With his books published in more than 40 languages, James Rollins is known to millions of readers. A true Renaissance man, he's much more than an author of explosive thrillers. He's a veterinarian, man of science, and the author of...

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Long Way Down a Talk With Michael Sears

(2) Comments | Posted February 9, 2015 | 1:40 PM

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Michael Sears' financial thriller, Black Fridays was an award-winning debut novel. It was followed by Mortal Bonds, the second in the Jason Stafford series.

Before turning to fiction, Michael was a Wall Street veteran and managing director at two major...

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'Crash and Burn': A Talk With Lisa Gardner

(0) Comments | Posted January 24, 2015 | 12:05 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 | 10:08 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 | 3:29 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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