Working as a hospital psychologist for a decade and a half, I’d heard about Munchausen by Proxy Syndrome – a bizarre form of child abuse in which parents simulate illness in their kids. Very little had been written about MBPD and many psychologists and psychiatrists – and the vast majority of non-psychiatric [...]
Here I tried to tackle the classic missing woman-of-mystery tale and infuse it with a bit of Gothic novel (defined as: “Young girl experiences strange happenings in extremely large house.”) Some moron reviewing for the New York Times detested the book and savaged it as “thin gruel.” Ruth Rendell, one of the [...]
This was my attempt to write a quasi-political novel, within the context of an Alex Delaware crime story. I’ve met a few politicians in my day and I wish I could say the experience has been spiritually uplifting. There’s some pretty strange and nasty stuff out in the world of power-brokering and [...]
Time to get back to Dr. Delaware. If I was going to write a bunch more books featuring AD, I needed to know him better. This novel features Alex as the main character rather than as a therapist/detective/foil for other people’s actions and emotions. Always struggling to stretch within the confines of [...]
I’ve lived in Israel for several stretches, beginning in 1968, soon after The Six Day War. Wonderful time, wonderful place, fabulous country. I was especially entranced by Jerusalem, one of the great cities of the world. For nearly two decades, the notion of writing a crime novel set in the Israeli capital [...]
As a psychologist, I’ve always been intrigued by the genius/insanity myth. The truth is most highly gifted individuals are pretty well-adjusted. In fact, there are data suggesting they’re better adjusted than everyone else. But what if…it’s all about the what-if.
In this one I continued to plumb the themes that have preoccupied [...]
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