Bruce Rubenstein has published hundreds of true crime stories in weeklies and monthly magazines, including Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine
. In 1991 he received the Chicago Bar Association’s Herman Kogan Media Award for his Chicago Magazine
article about the conviction of four Mexican immigrants for a quadruple homicide that they did not commit. They were serving the twelfth year of their sentences of life without the possibility of parole when his article came out. As a result of his piece, the governor of Illinois pardoned them.
Bruce’s awards include the Minnesota State Arts Council award for fiction, and he is a Shamus Award nominee. His previous books are Greed, Rage, and Love Gone Wrong, a crime stories anthology published by the University of Minnesota Press (2004), and The Rockwell Heist, the story of a notorious art theft, published by the Minnesota Historical Society Press (2013).