About Mark Yost
Mark Yost has been a professional writer for more than 20 years. He is the author of The Rick Crane Noir series from Stay Thirsty Press, as well as a frequent contributor to The Wall Street Journal Arts in Review and Books sections.
Rick Crane is the classic, anti-hero private eye in the spirit of Sam Spade and Jim Rockford. He works in the unmistakably noirish underworld of Upstate New York, running errands and fixing problems for Jimmy Ricchiati Sr., one of the Southern Tier’s most notorious crime bosses. But readers quickly learn that deep down, Rick Crane is one of the good guys.
“Cooper’s Daughter,” the first book in the widely acclaimed series, is a fast-moving tale in which a heartbroken father comes to Rick and asks him to find out what really happened to his daughter, who was murdered and the details quickly buried in the Unsolved Crimes File of the local police department.
The second book in the series is “Jimmy’s Nephew,” which begins with the death of Joey “Boom Boom” Bonadeo, an up-and-coming boxer and the nephew of Rick’s underworld boss. What starts out as a routine investigation turns into a case that will test Rick’s faith — in the Catholic Church and his fellow man.
Book No. 3 in the series, “Mary’s Fate” is due out in August 2015.
Mark Yost is a member of the Mystery Writers of America — Midwest Chapter, International Thriller Writers, and a number of other author groups. He is also a member of the Amazon Author’s Program.
He lives in the Loyola neighborhood of Chicago, but Mark and his son, George, call the Bensonhurst section of Brooklyn “home.”