Michael Robotham Books In Order

Publication Order of Joseph O'Loughlin Books

The Suspect (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lost (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Night Ferry (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shatter (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bleed for Me (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Wreckage (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Say You're Sorry (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Watching You (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Close Your Eyes (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Bombproof (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Life or Death (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

If I Tell You... I'll Have to Kill You (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Michael Robotham is one of the Gold Dagger winning authors from Australia, who is famous for writing a number of novels based on the mystery, thriller, and crime fiction genres. He was born in the year 1960 and was raised in several small country towns. He says that in each and every town that he has ever lived, he found more dogs and flies than people. Then, in the year 1979, he escaped and became a journalist for an afternoon newspaper based in Sydney. Michael continued with his job as a journalist for a period of 14 years, but kept changing newspaper agencies during these years all over Australia, Africa, Europe, and America. Being a senior journalist in the Mail on Sunday agency of the United Kingdom, Michael was among the first few people who were allowed to view the diaries and letters of Czar Nicholas II and Empress Alexandra, which were discovered from Moscow in the year 1991. He was also able to gain access to the files of Hitler possessed by Stalin, which were believed to be missing for more than 50 years and then brought back due to the courtesy of a cleaner who stumbled upon a misplaced cardboard containing the important files.

In the year 1993, author Robotham decided to quit journalism and focus on his new profession as a ghostwriter. He began collaborating with pop stars, adventurers, politicians, show business personalities, and psychologists for writing their autobiographies. As many as 12 non-fiction titles written by him have gone on to become bestsellers, selling more than 2 million printed copies all over the world. The debut novel written by author Robotham was titled ‘The Suspect’ and was a psychological thriller. It was recommended as the top book for 28 million members of a reading club spread across 15 countries. The novel has also been into more than 22 foreign languages all over the world. The second novel written by author Robotham allowed him to win the Ned Kelly Award in the year 2005 in the category of the Best Crime Novel. It was given to him by the Crime Writers Association of Australia. The novel was also shortlisted for the Barry Award in the year 2006. This was followed by a number of other prestigious award nominations for the subsequent novels written by author Robotham. Some of them include the Steel Dagger Award, the Boeke Prize, the Gold Dagger Award, etc.

As of today, Michael Robotham lives happily on the northern beaches of Sydney along with his lovely wife and three beautiful daughters. His daughters, who are in their teens, often poke fun at him. When Michael used to work as a journalist, he was a part of the Fairfax Press which wrote the autobiographies of famous athletes, military figures, and artists of the United Kingdom. And when he changed his course towards writing novels, he developed the character of Joseph O’Loughlin in most of his novels. The character of Joseph O’Loughlin is also supported by several characters in the novel written by author Robotham, including Vincent Ruiz. He used to feature alongside Joseph O’Loughlin sometimes as the main character and on some other occasions in small roles. Michael began his writing career in the year 2004 with the publication of his debut novel and since then he has not looked back. He seems to be pretty much satisfied with the response that he has got in his new profession.

The Joseph O’Loughlin series written by Michael Robotham consists of a total of 8 books published between the years 2004 and 2015. All the novels of this series feature the central character of Joseph O’Loughlin as a psychologist with a sense of humor. He is joined by Vincent Ruiz, who is depicted as a homicide detective. The entire series is set in London, England, United Kingdom. The first novel of the Joseph O’Loughlin series was published under the title ‘The Suspect’. It was released by the Vintage Books publishing house in the year 2004. The plot of this novel shows Joseph O’Loughlin and Vincent Ruiz as the main characters. In the opening sequence of the plot of the novel, Joseph O’Loughlin is depicted as having a perfect as a kindhearted psychiatrist in London. His family comprises of a lovely wife and a beautiful daughter. He also has a thriving practice, which he performs with great compassion and skill. However, the future of Joseph O’Loughlin seems uncertain to him as he is aware of the fact that he is suffering from the Parkinson’s disease. Soon, he gets called for helping in the investigation of a gruesome murder. After studying the murder case, Joseph O’Loughlin discovers that he knows the victim. However, does not seem to be able to tell the police about the what he knows because of his medical condition and therefore, he tells a small lie. The lie ends up being one of the biggest mistakes of his life. In the end, he finds himself caught in a complex web because of his own mistakes.

The second novel of the Joseph O’Loughlin series written by Michael Robotham was released under the title ‘Lost’. It was published by the Mulholland Books publishing house in the year 2005. The plot of this novel is also set in London and continues to show Joseph O’Loughlin and Detective Ruiz as the main characters of the novel. In the opening sequence of the plot of the novel, it is shown that someone is trying to kill Detective Inspector Vincent Ruiz. Previously, he was discovered from Thames after a firefight, but he does not seem to have any recollection about the incident. The police tells him that he was covered all over with the blood of a couple of other people along with his own. Also, they found the photo of a missing child named Mickey Carlyle from his pocket. However, Vincent Ruiz had himself caught the killer of Mickey Carlyle and put him behind the bars. Later, he gets accused of faking his medical condition of amnesia and desperately asks psychiatrist Joseph O’Loughlin to help him. Together, they try to fight their battle against a deadly criminal as well as an investigator of internal affairs, who thinks that Vincent Ruiz is hiding an important secret. The ruthless criminal claims that Vincent has something that belongs to him. Soon, Vincent Ruiz begins to regain his memory slowly and eventually, he and Joseph O’Loughlin go on to uncover a shocking discovery.

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