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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

'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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'The 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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'The Darkest Hour': A Talk with Tony Schumacher

(1) Comments | Posted October 11, 2014 | 1:00 PM


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Tony Schumacher has written for The Guardian and the Huffington Post. He is also a regular contributor to BBC Radio and London's LBC Radio. His debut novel, The Darkest Hour, reimagines history in a chilling way.

It's 1946. World...

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'Damage': A Talk with Felix Francis

(0) Comments | Posted October 8, 2014 | 2:54 PM


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Felix Francis is the son of the late Dick Francis, who was the bestselling author of more than 40 mystery novels. Felix studied physics and electronics at London University and taught advanced level physics for 17 years. Over a number...

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'The Golem of Hollywood' A Talk With Jonathan and Jesse Kellerman

(0) Comments | Posted October 6, 2014 | 4:55 PM


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Jonathan Kellerman has written 43 books. Thirty seven of them have been novels; all have been bestsellers. Twenty nine of the novels have featured Alex Delaware, a child psychologist who is a consultant to the LAPD.

Jesse Kellerman, Jonathan's...

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'The Lost Key': A Talk With Catherine Coulter

(0) Comments | Posted September 30, 2014 | 5:03 PM


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Catherine Coulter has written 73 novels in various genres and has topped the New York Times bestseller list 67 times. She's written historical romance novels, contemporary romance, and FBI suspense thrillers. Her new series, "A Brit in the FBI," features...

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Strong Darkness: A Talk With Jon Land

(0) Comments | Posted September 29, 2014 | 1:17 PM

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Jon Land is the prolific author of 30 novels. He is well-known for his Blaine McCracken series among others, as well as nine standalone novels. His latest series involves Texas Ranger, Caitlin Strong. Her courage and tenacity repeatedly land her,...

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'Murder 101' A Talk With Faye Kellerman

(0) Comments | Posted September 23, 2014 | 6:40 PM

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Faye Kellerman is the bestselling author of 26 novels, 22 of which feature the husband and wife team of Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus. Faye and her husband, Jonathan Kellerman, are the only married couple ever to appear on the...

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'The Marco Effect' A Talk With Jussi Adler-Olsen

(1) Comments | Posted September 23, 2014 | 1:03 PM


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Jussi Adler-Olsen is the internationally bestselling author of the Department Q series, which has sold almost fifteen million copies worldwide. That number is approximately three times the population of his home country, Denmark. His is one of the biggest...

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Edge of Eternity: A Talk With Ken Follett

(0) Comments | Posted September 17, 2014 | 12:47 PM

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Ken Follett's books have sold over 150 million copies worldwide. The Century Trilogy opened with Fall of Giants in 2010, followed by Winter of the World in 2012.

Edge of Eternity, the concluding novel in this trilogy, follows...

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'The Golden Hour' - A Talk with Todd Moss

(0) Comments | Posted September 7, 2014 | 10:43 PM

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Todd Moss was Deputy Assistant Secretary of State under Condeleeza Rice. He oversaw diplomatic relations with 16 West African countries. After penning four non-fiction books, he has turned to fiction, and The Golden Hour is his first novel....

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