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Michael Robotham was born in Australia in 1960. In 1979, he moved to Sydney and became a cadet journalist on an afternoon newspaper. He spent the next fourteen years working for newspapers in Australia, Europe, Africa and America. As a senior feature writer for the United Kingdom'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 discovered in the Moscow State Archives in 1991. He also gained access to Stalin's Hitler files, which had been missing for nearly fifty years. He left journalism in 1993 to become a ghostwriter, collaborating with politicians, pop stars, psychologists, adventurers and show business personalities to write their autobiographies. He also writes novels including The Suspect, The Night Ferry, Lost, and The Secrets She Keeps. He won numerous awards including the Ned Kelly Award for the Crime Novel of the Year in 2005 for The Drowning Man, the Ned Kelly Award for the Crime Novel of the Year in 2008 for Shatter, the Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger award for best crime novel in 2015 for Life or Death, and the 2018 Australian Book Industry Awards, General fiction book of the year for The Secrets She Keeps. (Bowker Author Biography) — biography from Suspect… (more)
Suspect 1,334 copies, 61 reviews
Shatter 882 copies, 62 reviews
Lost 815 copies, 35 reviews
Bleed for Me 608 copies, 49 reviews
The Secrets She Keeps 577 copies, 49 reviews
The Night Ferry 542 copies, 34 reviews
Good Girl, Bad Girl 526 copies, 35 reviews
Say You're Sorry 514 copies, 45 reviews
Life or Death 466 copies, 33 reviews
The Wreckage 346 copies, 29 reviews
Watching You 346 copies, 21 reviews
Bombproof 321 copies, 19 reviews
When She Was Good 315 copies, 18 reviews
The Other Wife 297 copies, 11 reviews
Close Your Eyes 278 copies, 20 reviews
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Michael Robotham is a former journalist and the ghostwriter of at least fourteen autobiographies of prominent figures in the military, arts, sport and science (of Lulu, Ricky Tomlinson, Geri Halliwell, Rolf Harris and Tracy Edwards and others). He lives in Sydney, Australia with his wife and three daughters.
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