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Robert Goddard


(Robert William Goddard)
UK flag (b.1954)

Robert Goddard was born in Hampshire. He was educated at Price's Grammar School, Fareham (1966-1973).  At Price's he gained entry to Peterhouse College, Cambridge where he read History. He worked as an educational administrator in Devon before becoming a full-time novelist.
 

Awards: CWA (2019), Edgar (2011)  see all

Genres: Mystery, Historical Mystery, Thriller
 
New and upcoming books
Series
Harry Barnett
   1. Into the Blue (1990)
   2. Out of the Sun (1996)
   3. Never Go Back (2006)
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Inspector Taleb
   1. This is the Night They Come For You (2022)
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Novels
   Past Caring (1986)
   In Pale Battalions (1988)
   Painting the Darkness (1989)
   Take No Farewell (1991)
     aka Debt of Dishonour
   Hand in Glove (1992)
   Closed Circle (1993)
   Borrowed Time (1995)
   Beyond Recall (1997)
   Caught in the Light (1998)
   Set in Stone (1999)
   Sea Change (2000)
   Dying to Tell (2001)
   Days Without Number (2003)
   Play to the End (2004)
   Sight Unseen (2005)
   Name To A Face (2007)
   Found Wanting (2008)
   Long Time Coming (2010)
   Blood Count (2011)
   Fault Line (2012)
   Panic Room (2018)
   One False Move (2019)
   This is the Day They Dream of (2026)
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Books containing stories by Robert Goddard
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First Edition (2020)
Celebrating 21 Years of Goldsboro Books
edited by
Daniel Gedeon and David Headley

Awards
2019 CWA Diamond Dagger
2011 Edgar Award for Best Paperback original : Long Time Coming

Award nominations
2011 Anthony Award for Best Paperback original (nominee) : Long Time Coming
2007 Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year (shortlist) : Never Go Back
1999 Edgar Award for Best Novel (nominee) : Beyond Recall


Robert Goddard recommends
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The Partisan (2022)
Patrick Worrall
"Patrick Worrall has produced a constantly fascinating and emotionally authentic thriller that moves effortlessly and atmospherically from one decade to another and one location to another as the story's devious secrets are revealed."
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The Year of the Locust (2022)
Terry Hayes
"Rendition yourself into a pulsating thriller that never lets up as it carries the hero and the reader on an ever more desperate race between time and an all too plausible disaster for the world we live in. Great nail-biting stuff!"
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The Manhattan Project (2018)
Paul McNeive
"A disturbingly plausible thriller that builds to an edge-of-your-seat climax."

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