Joseph O’Loughlin is the central character in a series of crime fiction novels by Australian author Michael Robotham. Joseph is a psychologist with a wonderful sense of humanity and a dry sense of humour. He works alongside Vincent Ruiz, a hard-drinking former detective. The two characters have very different personalities, but gel great as a team. The series is set in London.

The Joe O’Loughlin series began in 2004 with The Suspect. The series is currently ongoing. Below is a list of Michael Robotham’s Joe O’Loughlin books in order of when they were first released (which is also their order chronologically):

Publication Order of Joseph O’Loughlin Books


The Suspect(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lost(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Night Ferry(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Shatter(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bleed for Me(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Wreckage(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Say You're Sorry(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Watching You(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Close Your Eyes(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Notes: The Vincent Ruiz character appears in all other books by Michael Robotham. Lost was also published as The Drowning Man. Shatter was also published as The Sleep of Reason.

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