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Michael RobothamGold Dagger winning and Edgar shortlisted author Michael Robotham was born in Australia in November 1960 and grew up in small country towns that had more dogs than people and more flies than dogs. He escaped in 1979 and became a cadet journalist on an afternoon newspaper in Sydney.

For the next fourteen years he wrote for newspapers and magazines in Australia, Britain and America. As a senior feature writer for the UK's Mail on Sunday he was among the first people to view the letters and diaries of Czar Nicholas II and his wife Empress Alexandra, unearthed in the Moscow State Archives in 1991. He also gained access to Stalin's Hitler files, which had been missing for nearly fifty years until a cleaner stumbled upon a cardboard box that had been misplaced and misfiled.

In 1993 he quit journalism to become a ghostwriter, collaborating with politicians, pop stars, psychologists, adventurers and showbusiness personalities to write their autobiographies. Twelve of these non-fiction titles were bestsellers with combined sales of more than 2 million copies.

His partially completed first novel, a psychological thriller called THE SUSPECT, caused a bidding war at the London Book Fair in 2002. Soon afterwards it was chosen by the world's largest consortium of book clubs as only the fifth "International Book of the Month", making it the top recommendation to 28 million book club members in fifteen countries.

Michael's novels have since been translated into 23 languages and have won or been shortlisted for numerous awards including: The Crime Writer's Association Gold Dagger (won) LIFE OR DEATH 2015 (shortlisted) SAY YOU'RE SORRY 2013, the Crime Writer's Association Steel Dagger (shortlisted) THE NIGHT FERRY and SHATTER, the Ned Kelly Award for Best Novel (won 2005 and 2008) LOST and SHATTER, and the Mystery Writers of America Edgar Award for Best Novel (shortlisted) 2016 LIFE OR DEATH

Michael lives on Sydney's northern beaches, where he thinks dark thoughts in his 'cabana of cruelty' - a name bestowed by his three daughters, who happily poke fun at the man who has fed, clothed and catered to their every expensive whim. Where is the justice?

Michael Robotham Book List and Awards
His website: www.michaelrobotham.com
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The Other Wife
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The Other Wife by Michael Robotham

The Secrets She Keeps
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Close Your Eyes
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Shatter
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Shatter by Michael Robotham

The Night Ferry
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Bleed For Me | Robotham, Michael | Signed First Edition Book Robotham, Michael | Bleed For Me | Signed First Edition Copy

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Watching You | Robotham, Michael | Signed First Edition Book Robotham, Michael | Watching You | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. 2014 NY: Little, Brown First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by author, remainder marked.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Michael Robotham Bibliography


  • The Suspect - 2005
  • The Drowning Man (aka Lost) - 2006
  • The Night Ferry - 2007
  • Shatter - 2008
  • Bombproof - 2010
  • Bleed for Me - 2012
  • The Wreckage - 2011
  • Shatter - 2012
  • Say You're Sorry - 2012
  • Watching You - 2014
  • Life or Death - 2015
  • Close Your Eyes - 2016
  • The Secrets She Keeps - July 2017
  • The Other Wife - December 2018

Michael Robotham Awards

  • The Crime Writer's Association Gold Dagger (won) LIFE OR DEATH 2015 (shortlisted) SAY YOU'RE SORRY 2013
  • The Crime Writer's Association Steel Dagger (shortlisted) THE NIGHT FERRY and SHATTER
  • The Ned Kelly Award for Best Novel (won 2005 and 2008) LOST and SHATTER
  • The Mystery Writers of America Edgar Award for Best Novel (shortlisted) 2016 LIFE OR DEATH
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