Robert Reuland

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Robert Charles Reuland
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Born (1963-11-01) November 1, 1963 (age 54)
Dallas, Texas
Occupation Novelist, Criminal Lawyer
Nationality American
Period 2001—
Genre Literary fiction, Crime fiction

Robert Charles Reuland (born 1963) is an American novelist and attorney.

Reuland commenced his legal career in 1990 in Manhattan. Since 2001 Reuland has had a parallel career as a novelist. He is the author of two published novels, Hollowpoint (Random House 2001) and Semiautomatic (Random House 2004). Both books are set in the Brooklyn D.A.’s office, where Reuland worked an assistant district attorney between 1996 and 2001.

Reuland’s hard-edged but elegant writing is known for its gritty realism and has drawn praise from Dennis Lehane, Alan Furst, and George Pelecanos. A reviewer for the Washington Post referred to Semiautomatic as “the best-written legal thriller I’ve ever read, hands down.” The New York Times said Hollowpoint "may just keep you up all night . . . Sometimes a murder story is just a murder story, but this is not one of those times." Marilyn Stasio of the New York Times called Reuland "a daring writer." Of Reuland's second novel, "Semiautomatic," Kirkus, in a starred review wrote, "Reuland is a real-life ADA, and if he prosecutes as effectively as he writes, Brooklyn is a lucky borough."

Reuland gained additional national notoriety in 2001 when fired from his position in the Brooklyn D.A.’s office shortly after the publication of his first book, Hollowpoint. Reuland brought a federal lawsuit claiming infringement of his First Amendment rights and prevailed after trial in 2004.

Upon leaving the D.A.'s Office in 2001, Reuland established himself in private practice specializing in homicide defense.

Born in Dallas, Texas and raised in Dubuque, Iowa, Reuland has lived in Park Slope, Brooklyn since 1990.


The Brooklyn/Giobberti novels[edit]

Hollowpoint (2001)

Semiautomatic (2004)

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