Robert Dugoni
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Robert Dugoni

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. Dugoni attended the UCLA law school and practiced law for 13 years in San Francisco. His longing to return to writing never wavered, however, and in 1999 he awoke one morning and made the decision to quit law and write novels. On the 4-year anniversary of his wedding day, keeping a promise to his wife, he drove a u-haul trailer across the Oregon-Washington border and settled in Seattle to pursue his dreams. For the next three years, Dugoni worked daily in an 8 foot by 8 foot windowless office in Pioneer Square to complete three novels, winning the 1999 and 2000 Pacific Northwest Writer's Conference Literary Contests. Dugoni's first novel, The Jury Master, followed and became a New York Times bestseller. Deadly Pleasures mystery magazine chose The Jury Master as one of three "Best of the Best" debut novels of 2006 and the Seattle Times likened Dugoni to a young John Grisham, calling The Jury Master, "A riveting tale of murder, skullduggery and treachery at the highest level." Dugoni's second novel, Damage Control, reached number 8 on several national independent bookseller's lists. Publisher's Weekly and Library Journal called Damage Control "a page turner" with "a fast moving plot and a few twists that will surprise even seasoned thriller readers." Wrongful Death, Dugoni's second novel featuring Dugoni's popular protagonist, David Sloan, received critical acclaim. Kirkus called it, "An entertaining thriller about a hotshot lawyer with good guys to like, villains to hiss, and windmills to attack.." And Booklist wrote, "Mixing the suspense of a Grisham legal thriller with the political angle of a Baldacci. Dugoni is knocking on the A-list thriller door." June 2010, Dugoni released his third in the David Sloane series, Bodily Harm, which Library Journal chose as one of the top five thrillers of 2010. The Providence Rhode Island Journal wrote that Bodily Harm branded Dugoni as "The undisputed king of the Legal Thriller." Dugoni's fourth in the series, Murder One, was released June 2011 and hailed as a cross between Presumed Innocent and Basic Instinct. Publisher's Weekly called it "the best yet in the series" and Library Journal again chose it as one of the top five thrillers of 2011. The Miami Examiner wrote, "Dugoni should be cloned." It was a finalist for the prestigious Harper Lee Award given by the University of Alabama School of Law and American Bar Association. The Conviction, the fifth in the David Sloane series will be released June 2012 and again hailed. The Associated Press wrote, "The names John Grisham and Scott Turow are mentioned when discussing the legal thriller genre. Robert Dugoni is as good, if not better." TheProvidence Rhode Island Journal agreed. "The Conviction isn't just the best legal thriller of the year, it's one of the best thrillers period." Dugoni's first in the Tracy Crosswhite series will be released November 1, 2014 by Thomas and Mercer. Crosswhite, Seattle's First Female Homicide detective is on a twenty-year quest to find out who abducted and murdered her younger sister. The answer will shock her, and open horrifying new dangers. Look for the prequel, The Academy, also to be released by Thomas and Mercer this September. For more on Robert Dugoni and his novels, visit his website at www.robertdugoni.com

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Best Sellers

    • My Sister's Grave

    • By: Robert Dugoni
    • Narrated by: Emily Sutton-Smith
    • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 629
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 551
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 552

    Tracy Crosswhite has spent 20 years questioning the facts surrounding her sister Sarah’s disappearance and the murder trial that followed....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Loved the narration

    • By NorthernLaura on 29-12-16

    Regular price: £16.09

    • The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell

    • A Novel
    • By: Robert Dugoni
    • Narrated by: Robert Dugoni
    • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44

    Sam Hill always saw the world through different eyes. Born with red pupils, he was called “Devil Boy” or Sam “Hell” by his classmates; “God’s will” is what his mother called his ocular albinism....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wow!

    • By mollyeyre on 16-08-18

    Regular price: £22.49

    • The Eighth Sister

    • A Thriller (Charles Jenkins, Book 1)
    • By: Robert Dugoni
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    Former CIA case officer Charles Jenkins is a man at a crossroads: in his early sixties, he has a family, a new baby on the way, and a security consulting business on the brink of bankruptcy. Then his former bureau chief shows up with a risky new assignment: travel undercover to Moscow....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good tale, a few too many twists and turns

    • By mollyeyre on 17-04-19

    Regular price: £22.99

    • The Trapped Girl

    • The Tracy Crosswhite Series, Book 4
    • By: Robert Dugoni
    • Narrated by: Emily Sutton-Smith
    • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 141
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 118
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 118

    When a woman's body is discovered submerged in a crab pot in the chilly waters of Puget Sound, Detective Tracy Crosswhite finds herself with a tough case to untangle....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Not disappointed

    • By Kerry on 13-05-17

    Regular price: £16.09

    • A Steep Price

    • (Tracy Crosswhite, Book 6)
    • By: Robert Dugoni
    • Narrated by: Emily Sutton-Smith
    • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42

    Called in to consult after a young woman disappears, Tracy Crosswhite has the uneasy feeling that this is no ordinary missing-persons case. When the body turns up in an abandoned well, Tracy’s suspicions are confirmed....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A great page turner

    • By Roxy on 12-06-19

    Regular price: £16.09

    • Her Final Breath

    • The Tracy Crosswhite Series, Book 2
    • By: Robert Dugoni
    • Narrated by: Emily Sutton-Smith
    • Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 166
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 153
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 153

    Homicide detective Tracy Crosswhite has returned to the police force after the sensational retrial of her sister's killer....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • very much enjoyed this book.

    • By laatkins on 08-03-17

    Regular price: £16.09

    • In the Clearing

    • The Tracy Crosswhite Series, Book 3
    • By: Robert Dugoni
    • Narrated by: Emily Sutton-Smith
    • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 150
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 135
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 135

    Detective Tracy Crosswhite has a skill, and a soft spot, for tackling unsolved crimes. Having lost her own sister to murder at a young age, Tracy has dedicated her career to bringing justice....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Will The Truth Eventually Be Uncovered

    • By Natalie on 21-03-18

    Regular price: £16.09

    • The Conviction

    • David Sloane, Book 5
    • By: Robert Dugoni
    • Narrated by: Dan John Miller
    • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    Lawyer David Sloane is a desperate parent. His son Jake, still reeling from the loss of his mother in a brutal murder ( Bodily Harm), has spiraled out of control....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Different

    • By eclectic reader on 14-03-17

    Regular price: £27.49

    • Close to Home

    • Tracy Crosswhite, Book 5
    • By: Robert Dugoni
    • Narrated by: Emily Sutton-Smith
    • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82

    While investigating the hit-and-run death of a young boy, Seattle homicide detective Tracy Crosswhite makes a startling discovery....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Dugoni triumphs again

    • By S. Rifflart on 14-10-17

    Regular price: £16.09

    • The Academy

    • A Short Story
    • By: Robert Dugoni
    • Narrated by: Emily Sutton-Smith
    • Length: 1 hr and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    Years earlier, what should have been one of the happiest days of Tracy's life instead became her worst nightmare when her younger sister, Sarah, disappeared....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Bite sized goodness

    • By TubbyTabby on 12-01-18

    Regular price: £7.29

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