Michael Robotham is an Australian novelist of crime fiction. He worked as a journalist for Fairfax Press before ghostwriting autobiographies for athletes, artists and military figures in the UK. After returning to Australia in 1996, Michael began writing full-time. Most of his novels feature his Joseph O’Loughlin character and all of them feature Vincent Ruiz – either as a main character or as a bit player.

Michael became a published fiction author in 2004 with his debut novel The Suspect. Below is a list of Michael Robotham’s books in order of when they were originally published (and in chronological order when necessary):

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Publication Order of Joseph O'Loughlin Books

The Suspect (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Lost / The Drowning Man (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Shatter / The Sleep of Reason (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Bleed for Me (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Wreckage (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Say You're Sorry (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Watching You (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Close Your Eyes (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Other Wife (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Cyrus Haven Books

Good Girl, Bad Girl (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
When She Was Good (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Lying Beside You (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Before You Found Me / Storm Child (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Night Ferry (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Bombproof (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Life or Death (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Secrets She Keeps (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
When You Are Mine (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

If I Tell You... I'll Have to Kill You (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Notes: Lost was also published as The Drowning Man. Shatter was also published as The Sleep of Reason.

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6 Responses to “Order of Michael Robotham Books”

  1. Elaine Saunders: 1 year ago

    I have read and thoroughly enjoyed all your books. You are definitely my favorite psychological thriller author. I listen to the audiobooks and want to compliment you on the readers you have chosen. They make such a difference for me.

    I wish that the audiobooks would become available to readers in the US as soon as they are in other areas.

    Loved Lying Beside You and can’t wait for your next book!


  2. Loretta Sweeney: 1 year ago

    I am so happy to say that from the time I read the first book written by Michael Robotham he has been a favorite author of mine! I read the first book in the Joseph O’Loughlin series and noticed there was an email address to contact the writer and I did to tell him what a splendid author he was & I sent it to encourage him! I cannot tell you how shocked I was to actually receive a reply from Michael Robotham himself! However after 19 years I have not tried to contact him again but I’m so proud of the work that he has produced and the books that I have spent many hours enjoying at the age of 75! I was wondering, if you read these comments Mr. Robotham, do you have any intentions of continuing your first series? I loved O’Loughlin. I live in the United States. God bless you!


    • Susan: 8 months ago

      I too hope that this author continues writing his excellent books. I am catching up because I only just became aware thanks to one good use of Social Media. I am same generation as you and love a good mystery.
      Best wishes and thanks for writing your comment and expressing appreciation of the series I will start next.


  3. PAMELA RYAN: 3 years ago

    Love all of Michael Robotham books! I have just finished Life or Death, a beautiful book but very sad! Haven’t started the latest WHEN YOU ARE MINE. Thank you Michael you write the best books I am a 90 year old Aussie and proud to be so!


  4. norman: 7 years ago

    Thoroughly enjoyed Life or Death, excellent read and superbly written


  5. Linda/Maui: 8 years ago

    Just finished Close Your Eyes, couldn’t put it down. Read in 2 days. Now I need to read the rest of the series.


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