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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. Rubinstein's high-octane thrillers Mad Dog House (2012) and its sequel, Mad Dog Justice (2014), were both finalists for the ForeWord Book of the Year Award. His 2nd thriller, Love Gone Mad, was published in September 2013 and his novella, The Foot Soldier (November 2013) won the Silver award in the 2014 Benjamin Franklin Awards competition, in the Popular Fiction category. His novella, Return to Sandara, (October 2014), won the gold IPPY Award for Suspense/Fiction. Before turning to fiction, he co-authored five self-help books on psychological and medical topics. His latest novel, The Lovers' Tango, was published on June 1, 2015. To learn more, please visit:

Entries by Mark Rubinstein

'Justice Redeemed,' A Conversation With Scott Pratt

(0) Comments | Posted November 23, 2015 | 6:43 AM


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Scott Pratt, the bestselling author of the Joe Dillard series of legal thrillers, worked as a criminal defense lawyer before writing his first novel, An Innocent Client.

His new novel, Justice Redeemed, published by Thomas & Mercer, an imprint...

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'Death Ship,' A Conversation With Joseph Badal

(0) Comments | Posted November 17, 2015 | 6:16 AM


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Joseph Badal served for six years in the U.S. Army as a highly decorated commissioned officer in sensitive, classified positions, including tours of duty in Greece and Vietnam. He holds degrees in business from Temple University and the University of...

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'The Promise,' A Conversation With Robert Crais

(0) Comments | Posted November 10, 2015 | 6:58 AM


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Robert Crais, known to lovers of suspense and crime novels for having written many New York Times bestsellers, including Suspect and Taken, has just completed The Promise, his twentieth novel and the latest in his Elvis Cole and Joe Pike...

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'The British Lion,' A Conversation with Tony Schumacher

(0) Comments | Posted November 2, 2015 | 7:13 AM


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Tony Schumacher has written for The Guardian and The Huffington Post and he's a contributor to BBC Radio and London's LBC Radio. He has an extraordinarily varied background, having been a policeman, stand-up comedian, bouncer, taxi driver, and actor, among...

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'Depraved Heart,' A Conversation With Patricia Cornwell

(0) Comments | Posted October 27, 2015 | 7:58 AM

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Patricia Cornwell is known to millions of readers worldwide. She has won nearly every literary award for popular fiction and has authored 29 New York Times bestsellers. Her novels center primarily on medical examiner Kay Scarpetta, along with her...

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'Playing With Fire,' A Conversation With Tess Gerritsen

(2) Comments | Posted October 27, 2015 | 7:43 AM


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Tess Gerritsen was a physician and Board-certified internist before turning her talents to writing. The Rizzoli and Isles series, featuring a homicide detective and medical examiner, propelled Tess to the status of an internationally bestselling author; and was the foundation...

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'Pretty Girls,' A Conversation With Karin Slaughter

(0) Comments | Posted October 22, 2015 | 7:41 AM


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Karin Slaughter's first book, Blindsighted, became an international success published in 30 languages, and made the Crime Writer's Association's Dagger Award shortlist for "Best Thriller Debut" of 2001. More than 30 million copies of her books have been sold in...

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'Host,' A Conversation With Robin Cook

(2) Comments | Posted October 20, 2015 | 8:08 AM


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Robin Cook is a man of many talents. His first novel, The Year of the Intern, was written while he was serving in the Navy on board a nuclear submarine. Coma was written at night while he was an ophthalmology...

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Pop Goes the Weasel: A Conversation With M.J. Arlidge

(0) Comments | Posted October 14, 2015 | 2:12 PM

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For the last fifteen years, M.J. Arlidge has worked in television, specializing in drama production; and during the last five years, produced prime-time crime serials for ITV, including Torn, The Little House, and Undeniable.

His bestselling debut novel...

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'Strong Light of Day,' A Conversation With Jon Land

(0) Comments | Posted October 13, 2015 | 7:21 AM


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Jon Land is the prolific author of more than thirty-six books. His thriller novels include the Caitlin Strong series about a fifth-generation Texas Ranger, and the Ben Kamal and Danielle Barnea books about a Palestinian detective and an Israeli chief...

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The Outsider: My Life In Intrigue: A Conversation With Frederic Forsyth

(0) Comments | Posted October 7, 2015 | 2:49 PM


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Frederick Forsyth has written some of the world's most acclaimed and successful suspense novels. Beginning with The Day of the Jackal, and followed by The Odessa File, The Dogs of War, and twelve others, Frederick Forsyth has mesmerized millions of...

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'The Searcher,' a Conversation With Simon Toyne

(0) Comments | Posted October 6, 2015 | 6:53 AM

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Simon Toyne left a successful television career as a writer, director, and producer to take a gamble on novel-writing. The risk paid off, resulting in his penning the internationally bestselling Sanctus trilogy. Sanctus, The Key, and The Tower have...

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What Has Surprised You About The Writing Life? Intriguing Answers From Acclaimed Authors

(2) Comments | Posted September 28, 2015 | 7:01 AM


I've had the great fortune of interviewing many acclaimed authors. They always have much to say about the craft of writing. One of the questions I've asked often has been What has surprised you about the writing life?

Here is what some...

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Where the Bodies Were Buried: Whitey Bulger and the World That Made Him: A Talk With T.J. English

(0) Comments | Posted September 21, 2015 | 12:33 PM


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T.J. English is a noted journalist, screenwriter, and author of the New York Times bestsellers Havana Nocturne and Paddy Whacked, as well as The Westies, a national bestseller. His true-crime book, Born to Kill, was nominated for an Edgar Award....

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'Entry Island,' A Conversation with Peter May

(0) Comments | Posted September 15, 2015 | 6:57 AM


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Peter May is a Scottish television screenwriter and novelist. He has received writing awards in Europe and America. The Blackhouse won the U.S. Barry Award Crime Novel of the Year, as well as the CEZAM prix litteraire, the national literature...

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'Darkness the Color of Snow,' a Conversation With Thomas Cobb

(0) Comments | Posted September 14, 2015 | 1:20 PM

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Thomas Cobb is the author of Crazy Heart which was made into a 2008 Academy-Award winning movie starring Jeff Bridges. He's also the author of Shavetail, winner of the Western Writers Spur Award, and has had short stories and poetry...

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'The Gates of Evangeline': A Conversation With Hester Young

(0) Comments | Posted September 10, 2015 | 10:46 AM


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Hester Young received a Master's degree in English with a Creative Writing emphasis from the University of Hawaii. Her short stories have been published in various literary magazines. Before becoming a full-time writer, she was a teacher in Arizona and...

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'Dance of the Bones,' a Conversation With J.A. Jance

(2) Comments | Posted September 7, 2015 | 8:15 PM

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J.A. Jance was born in South Dakota; raised in Arizona and graduated from of the University of Arizona. Before becoming an author, she worked as a school librarian on a Native American reservation; as a teacher, and also sold...

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Acclaimed Authors Tell It Like It Is

(4) Comments | Posted September 1, 2015 | 7:17 AM


Over the years, I've had the good fortune to interview many acclaimed authors. They answer questions with refreshing candor. Here are some of the most successful writers telling it like it is.

You left your day job to write full-time. What's surprised you...

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'X,' A Conversation With Sue Grafton

(0) Comments | Posted August 25, 2015 | 7:27 PM

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Sue Grafton is best known for her alphabet mystery series (A is for Alibi, etc.), with her feisty protagonist Kinsey Millhone. NPR's Maureen Corrigan said the forthcoming conclusion of the alphabet series "makes me wish there were more than twenty-six...

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