Robert Dugoni Books

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Robert Dugoni is an American author born in 1961 and who started out in law before finally deciding to give it all up so as to pursue his writing passion.

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Order of Tracy Crosswhite Series

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1 The Academy (Short Story) 2014 Description / Buy
2 My Sister's Grave 2014 Description / Buy
3 Third Watch (Short Story) 2015 Description / Buy
4 Her Final Breath 2015 Description / Buy
5 In the Clearing 2016 Description / Buy
6 The Trapped Girl 2017 Description / Buy
7 Close to Home 2017 Description / Buy
8 A Steep Price 2018 Description / Buy
9 A Cold Trail 2020 Description / Buy
10 In Her Tracks 2021 Description / Buy
11 What She Found 2022 Description / Buy
12 One Last Kill 2023 Description / Buy

Order of Charles Jenkins Series

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1 The Eighth Sister 2019 Description / Buy
2 The Last Agent 2020 Description / Buy
3 The Silent Sisters 2022 Description / Buy

Order of David Sloane Series

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1 The Jury Master 2006 Description / Buy
2 Wrongful Death 2009 Description / Buy
3 Bodily Harm 2010 Description / Buy
4 Murder One 2011 Description / Buy
5 The Conviction 2012 Description / Buy

Order of Robert Dugoni Standalone Novels

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1 Damage Control 2007 Description / Buy
2 The 7th Canon 2016 Description / Buy
3 The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell 2018 Description / Buy
4 The World Played Chess 2021 Description / Buy
5 A Killing on the Hill 2024 Description / Buy
6 Hold Strong ( With: Chris Crabtree, Jeff Langholz) 2025 Description / Buy

Order of Robert Dugoni Short Stories/Novellas

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1 The Last Line 2021 Description / Buy

Order of Robert Dugoni Non-Fiction Books

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1 The Cyanide Canary 2004 Description / Buy

Order of Keera Duggan Series

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1 Her Deadly Game 2023 Description / Buy

Robert Dugoni Anthologies

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1 Hotel Angeline 2011 Description / Buy
2 Cold-Blooded: Killer Nashville Noir 2015 Description / Buy
3 Private Investigations: Mystery Writers on the Secrets, Riddles, and Wonders in Their Lives 2020 Description / Buy
4 Birds of Prey: The Harlan Coben Challenge 2022 Description / Buy
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Robert knew he wanted to write when he was a child. It wasn’t just that he had a yearning to tell stories. Rather, the author knew he had a talent for entertaining people. He saw it as his calling to help people escape their mundane lives by drawing them into a world filled with adventure and mystery. At Stanford University, Robert took an interest in and pursued journalism and communication.

The author also dabbled in creative writing and he used his college days as an opportunity to put his writing skills to the test. Not only were his writings well received but the author took home various awards for his efforts. At this point, one would assume that Robert Dugoni went on to enter the writing arena and quickly became an international bestseller.

However, life proved to be far more complicated than that. The author stumbled his way through various odd jobs before finally landing a position as a reporter. However, whether or not he had his heart set on pursuing the field, his time as a journalist did not last. Instead, Robert Dugoni found his way into the UCLA law school and graduated as a trial lawyer. Before long, Robert was dragged into the murky waters of the law where he spent more than a decade practicing his craft in San Francisco.

However, like most true authors, Robert Dugoni’s love for his art never wavered. His one promise to his wife was that he was going to eventually quit and pursue his writing. The author fulfilled this promise in 1999, throwing his lawyer hat aside, moving to Seattle and spending the next three years writing.

Readers were quick to recognize Robert’s talents. He started out by winning the Pacific Northwest Writer’s Conference Literary competition and eventually found his way to the top of the New York Times Bestseller list.

Robert Dugoni writes mystery thrillers. Some critics have compared him to the likes of Scott Turow and John Grisham. Others think he is even better than them. The hype must be real because Robert has also garnered a reputation for his abilities as a teacher of creative writing.

Robert Dugoni Awards

Robert’s journey to success began when he won the Pacific Northwest Writers Association Literary Award; though the author is probably most proud of the Edgar Awards Nomination he received in 2017, this along with the Harper Lee Award nominations he received in previous years.

Additional accolades won by Robert include the Nancy Pearl Award in 2015

Best Robert Dugoni Books

Robert Dugoni is considered by many to be one of the greatest writers of mystery thrillers in recent years, with some of the best books from the author’s bibliography including the following:

Her Final Breath: A murderer known as the Cowboy is out to kill young women. His haunt of choice is North Seattle, with the actual deed taking place in cheap motels. And it looks like Tracy Crosswhite will be the one to bring him down.

The sensational retrial of her sister’s killer and the events surrounding that entire ordeal has left Tracy feeling a little drained. However, she cannot afford to rest on her laurels, not when there is a murderer that must be brought to justice.

The homicide detective doesn’t have that many clues to work with. To solve the case, Tracy must dig up an old case her superior would rather she left buried.

The Second book in the Tracy Crosswhite series finds Tracy Crosswhite struggling to maintain a hold on her career; this is despite the difficulty she is facing in finding a killer even as a stalker makes it his business to turn her life inside out.

The 7th Canon: Peter Donley is an attorney with a difficult task ahead. After years of slaving away in his uncle’s firm and helping people get justice, Donley thought he was all set to walk into a more lucrative future.

But then a teenager was killed in a boy’s shelter and the blame fell on the priest running the home. Peter Donley wasn’t particularly curious about the case. But Father Thomas Martin was adamant that the suspect was innocent. And because he was ready to stand by him at all costs, Peter Donley’s allegiance to Thomas drew him into a case pitting him against a ruthless DA with big plans.

When Does The Next Robert Dugoni book come out?

The next book by Robert Dugoni is Hold Strong and will be released on January, 28th 2025.

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  1. Sir, I have just finished reading The World Played Chess and it’s one of the most moving stories I have ever read. I’m Irish but I spent a lot of time in cities on the east coast of the United States and met many young men about to head off to Vietnam and I wanted to weep for them because I couldn’t figure out why they were being sent thousands of miles away to fight a war that was none of their business. I’m glad you got to work with those veterans. And I got to see Elvis Presley at the Houston Astrodome in 1970!
    Take care and be safe

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