Seymour Shubin was the author of fifteen novels, as well as articles, short stories, and poetry. The Captain was nominated for an Edgar Allan Poe Award for best Novel and was the subject of an essay in 100 Great Detectives. Anyone's My Name has been used as a text in university criminology courses. His short stories appeared in a wide range of publications, ranging from Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine to Story and Potpourri, where one of his stories won the best-of-year award. A collection of sixteen of Shubin's tales were collected in Lonely No More, which was released in 2012. Other stories have been anthologized, and one of Shubin's stories, "The Cry of a Violin", was broadcast twice on the BBC. His one nonfiction book was a commissioned biography of John B. Amos, the late founder of the insurance giant, AFLAC.
Shubin was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA and is a graduate of Temple University. His writings and papers are archived at the Temple University Libraries.