Mark Yost is the author of the Rick Crane Noir series from Stay Thirsty Publishing. Rick Crane is the classic anti-hero private eye, with the world-weary cynicism of Phillip Marlowe and Jim Rockford's taste for fast cars.
"Mary's Fate," the third book in the series, is due out in August 2015. Rick Crane's first two tales are "Cooper's Daughter" and "Jimmy's Nephew."
Mark Yost has also written four nonfiction books, including "Tailgating, Sacks and Salary Caps," a look at the business of the NFL; as well as "Varsity Green: A Behind the Scenes Look at Culture and Corruption in College Athletics."
Mark Yost has written for The Wall Street Journal for more than 20 years.
He was an editor and writer for the Journal editorial page in New York and Brussels, as well as a reporter for the Dow Jones Newswires in Detroit covering the auto industry.
More recently, Yost has been a regular contributor to the Journal's Arts in Review and Book Review sections.
Mark Yost lives in Chicago, but calls the Dyker Heights section of Brooklyn "home."