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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.

Genres: Mystery, Historical Mystery, Thriller
Edgar Awards Best Novel nominee (1999) : Beyond Recall
Anthony Awards Best Paperback original nominee (2011) : Long Time Coming

Robert Goddard recommends
River Of Darkness (1999)
(John Madden, book 1)
Rennie Airth
"An edge-of-the-seat thriller - compelling stuff."
The Master of Rain (2002)
Tom Bradby
"A vividly set and compellingly readable thriller about corruption in all its forms."
A Sleep and a Forgetting (2003)
Gregory Hall
"A splendid pacy blend of romance, thriller and scientific mystery with a compellingly intricate plot."
Dead Simple (2005)
(Roy Grace, book 1)
Peter James
"James has got the gift for turning mind-stretching subjects into novels that are irresistibly readable as well as utterly believable."
An Empty Death (2009)
(DI Ted Stratton, book 2)
Laura Wilson
"A compelling and wonderfully atmospheric murder mystery."
The Manhattan Project (2018)
Paul McNeive
"A disturbingly plausible thriller that builds to an edge-of-your-seat climax."
The Year of the Locust (2022)
(Pilgrim , book 2)
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!"
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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