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Robert Dugoni

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A writer turned lawyer turned writer.
Robert Dugoni was born in Idaho and raised in Northern California the middle child of a family of ten siblings. Dugoni jokes that he didn't get much of a chance to talk, so he wrote. By the seventh grade he knew he wanted to be a writer.

Dugoni wrote his way to Stanford University, receiving writing awards along the way, and majored in communications/journalism and creative writing while working as a reporter for the Stanford Daily. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa and worked briefly as a reporter in the Metro Office and the San Gabriel Valley Office of the Los Angeles Times.

Genres: Mystery, Thriller, Literary Fiction
Non fiction
   The Cyanide Canary (2004) (with Joseph Hilldorfer)
Edgar Awards Best Paperback original nominee (2017) : The 7th Canon

Robert Dugoni recommends
Shedrow (2010)
Dean DeLuke
"Shedrow is one to read and DeLuke is a new writer to watch."
The Good Neighbor (2015)
A J Banner
"A riveting psychological thriller with twists and turns I didn't see coming."
The Drum Within (2016)
(Denise Aragon, book 1)
James R Scarantino
"A masterpiece. I loved it."
Dead Man's Bridge (2017)
(Jake Cantrell Mystery, book 1)
Robert J Mrazek
"Intriguing plot. A hero to root for."
Saving Grace (2018)
(Fleetwood and Sheils, book 2)
Simon Wood
"Nail-biting suspense in a high-stakes thriller. Simon Wood’s gift is a dizzying pace packed with twists and turns to the very last enjoyable word."
The First Family (2018)
Daniel Palmer and Michael Palmer
"High-stakes and intelligent, The First Family is everything you want in a medical thriller. Chilling!"
A Fatal Obsession (2018)
(McCabe and Savage, book 6)
James Hayman
"A first-rate storyteller at the top of his game."
What She Gave Away (2018)
(Santa Barbara , book 1)
Catharine Riggs
"A superb novel from a unique writer with a distinctive voice. Honest, terrifyingly believable, and destined for bestseller lists."
We, the Jury (2018)
Robert Rotstein
"The best legal thriller this year. Rotstein's insight into the insidious nature of jurors and jury trials blew me away. A masterpiece of voice, character and points of view. Get it. Buy it. And become part of We The Jury."
What Have You Done (2018)
Matthew Farrell
"A must-read thriller! Intense, suspenseful, and fast-paced—I was on the edge of my seat."
Buckle Bunny (2019)
(What Doesn't Kill You)
Pamela Fagan Hutchins
"Maggie is irresistible."
The Night Janitor (2019)
T F Allen
"Kept me in suspense to the very end."
I'll Never Tell (2019)
Catherine McKenzie
"I’ll Never Tell is a haunting tale of family secrets. Catherine McKenzie weaves a rich tapestry of flawed, untrustworthy characters, challenging the reader to solve the crime…a not-so-easy but spell-binding task."
Thin Air (2019)
(Jessica Shaw, book 1)
Lisa Gray
"Lisa Gray explodes onto the literary stage with this taut, edge-of-the-seat thriller, and her headstrong protagonist, Jessica Shaw, reminiscent of Lee Child’s Jack Reacher, delivers a serious punch."

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