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Michael Robotham Michael Robotham i(A81760 works by)
Born: Established: 1960 Casino, Casino area, Far Northeast NSW, New South Wales, ;
Gender: Male
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Michael Robotham grew up in Casino and in Gundagai, New South Wales. In 1979, he began his journalism cadetship on a Sydney newspaper. In 1986, he left Australia to live in England where he became a Fleet Street journalist.

After fourteen years in journalism, he became a ghostwriter, and the pseudonymous author of ten best-selling non-fiction titles involving prominent overseas figures in the military, the arts, sport and science.

Robotham returned to Sydney with his family in 1996. His first novel, The Suspect, was published in 2004. He has since published over ten more novels, becoming one of Australia's most internationally recognised crime writers. His work has won the Ned Kelly Award more than once and, in 2014, the Gold Dagger, the UK Crime Writers' Association's highest award, only previously won once by an Australian, John Bryson for Evil Angels. (Jane Harper subsequently won it for The Dry.)

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y separately published work icon When She Was Good Sydney : Hachette Australia , 2020 19122314 2020 single work novel thriller

'He thinks the truth will set her free. She knows it will kill them. A heart-stopping psychological thriller from the Number One bestselling author of THE SECRETS SHE KEEPS and THE OTHER WIFE

'She has secrets. Six years ago, Evie Cormac was found hiding in a secret room in the aftermath of a brutal murder. But nobody has ever discovered her real name or where she came from, because everybody who tries ends up dead.

'He needs answers. Forensic psychologist Cyrus Haven believes the truth will set Evie free. Ignoring her warnings, he begins to dig into her past, only to disturb a hornet's nest of corrupt and powerful people, who have been waiting to find Evie - the final witness they have been searching for. Unbeknownst to him, Cyrus is leading them straight to Evie. The truth will not set her free. It will get them killed. ' 

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2021 shortlisted Ned Kelly Awards for Crime Writing Best Novel
2021 winner Crime Writers' Association (UK) The CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger
y separately published work icon Good Girl, Bad Girl Sydney : Hachette Australia , 2019 16870604 2019 single work novel thriller

'The girl with no past.

'Six years ago, Evie Cormac was discovered, filthy and half-starved, hiding in a secret room in the aftermath of a shocking crime. Now approaching adulthood, Evie is damaged, self-destructive and has never revealed her true identity.

'The boy who survived.

'Forensic psychologist Cyrus Haven, a man haunted by his own past, is investigating the death of champion figure-skater Jodie Sheehan. When Cyrus is called upon to assess Evie, she threatens to disrupt the case and destroy his ordered life.

'Because Evie has a unique and dangerous gift - she knows when someone is lying. And nobody is telling the truth.

'Good Girl, Bad Girl is an unnerving psychological thriller from one of the greatest crime writers of today, Michael Robotham, bestselling author of The Other Wife and The Secrets She Keeps.'  (Publication summary)

2020 winner Crime Writers' Association (UK) The CWA Gold Dagger
2020 longlisted Booksellers Choice Award Adult Fiction Book of the Year
2020 shortlisted Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Australian General Fiction Book of the Year
2020 nominated International Awards Mystery Writers of America Edgar Allan Poe Award
y separately published work icon The Other Wife Sydney : Hachette Australia , 2018 14126905 2018 single work novel thriller

'A secret wife. A secret life. A killer who knows.

'The new bestseller that will keep you on the edge of your seat until its shocking climax, by multi-million-copy selling author Michael Robotham.

'William and Mary have been married sixty years. William is a celebrated surgeon, Mary a devoted wife. Both are strong believers in right and wrong.

'William and Olivia have been together twenty years. Olivia was once a tennis star, but her career has long since faded.

'Clinical psychologist Joe O'Loughlin knows only one of these stories to be true. But when he is called to his father’s hospital bed after a brutal attack, everything he once knew is turned upside down. Is it possible his father, the upstanding citizen, was leading a double life?

'And who is the strange woman crying at William’s bedside, covered in his blood - a friend, a mistress, a fantasist or a killer?' (Publication summary)

2019 shortlisted Ned Kelly Awards for Crime Writing Best Novel
2019 longlisted Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Australian General Fiction Book of the Year
2019 longlisted Indie Awards Fiction
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