Murder He Wrote: Michael Robotham

Murder He Wrote: Michael Robotham

Michael RobothamBorn: 6 November 1960.

Childhood: Grew up in Casino, New South Wales, a small country town that had more dogs than people and more flies than dogs.

Best known for: Life After Death

How many books published: 12 novels and a number of autobiographies.

Most Recent Book: The Secrets She Keeps was published mid-2017. It is a book about pregnancy and families, jealousy and greed, and how we imagine other people’s lives or families are better than ours, but they’re just as screwed up as we are. The grass might be greener, but that’s because it’s been fertilised with blood and bone. 

How he became a writer: Before his career as a crime novelist, Robotham worked as a ghost writer. While living in the UK, he wrote the autobiography of Geri Halliwell, better known as Ginger Spice. In the earlier stages of his writing career, Robotham worked as a crime reporter for a newspaper, chasing ambulances and police cars.

Star Sign: Scorpio

Quotable quotes: ‘Resentment is like swallowing a poison and waiting for the other person to die …’

Did you know? His eldest daughter is the ARIA and APRA Award winning songwriter, producer, and musician Alex Hope.

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                    Synopsis

                    Everyone has an idea of what their perfect life is. For Agatha, it's Meghan Shaughnessy's.These two women from vastly different backgrounds have one thing in common - a dangerous secret that could destroy everything they hold dear.Both will risk everything to hide the truth, but their worlds are about to collide in a shocking act that cannot be undone.The Secrets She Keeps is a compelling psychological thriller that delves deeply into the psyche of the human mind, by internationally bestselling author Michael Robotham.
                    Michael Robotham
                    About the author

                    Michael Robotham

                    Before becoming a novelist, Michael Robotham was an investigative journalist working across America, Australia and Britain, and with clinical and forensic psychologists as they helped police investigate complex, psychologically driven crimes. Michael's 2004 debut thriller, The Suspect, sold more than 1 million copies around the world. It is the first of nine novels featuring beloved Joe O'Loughlin. Good Girl, Bad Girl and When She Was Good are the first two books in a new series featuring forensic psychologist Cyrus Haven. Michael is the only Australian to win the UK's prestigious Gold Dagger Award twice - for Good Girl, Bad Girl and Life or Death. Good Girl, Bad Girl was also shortlisted for the 2020 Edgar Award for Best Novel. In 2020, The Secrets She Keeps was adapted for television. He lives in Sydney.

                    Books by Michael Robotham

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