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Robert Goddard was born in Hampshire. He read History at Cambridge and worked as an educational administrator in Devon before becoming a full-time novelist. His bestselling novels are: Past Caring, In Pale Battalions, Painting the Darkness, Into the Blue (winner of the first WH Smith Thumping Good Read Award and dramatized for TV in 1997, starring John Thaw), Take No Farewell, Hand in Glove, Closed Circle, Borrowed Time, Out of the Sun (a sequel to Into the Blue), Beyond Recall, Caught in the Light, Set in Stone, Sea Change, Dying to Tell, Days Without Number and Play to the End, Sight Unseen, Name to a Face, Found Wanting, Long Time Coming and Blood Count.

If you like Robert Goddard you might also like to read books by Robert Ryan, P J Tracy and William Boyd.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Robert Goddard

The Corners of the Globe by Robert Goddard
The Corners of the Globe
Robert Goddard
The second part of a period spy trilogy which has Book One finishing “to be continued” and now Book Two ending on a terrible cliff hanger one can hardly wait for the third … but wait we must. I might...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/07/2015
The Corners of the Globe by Robert Goddard
The Corners of the Globe
Robert Goddard
The second part of a period spy trilogy which has Book One finishing “to be continued” and now Book Two ending on a terrible cliff hanger one can hardly wait for the third … but wait we must. I might...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/07/2014
The Ways of the World by Robert Goddard
The Ways of the World
Robert Goddard
This man is incapable of writing a bad book; some are good, some very good and some excellent … and now he surpasses himself. He writes mysteries full of duplicity, double bluffs, triple twists and more. Now he begins a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/06/2014
Fault Line by Robert Goddard
Fault Line
Robert Goddard
One of my favourite authors with one of his best. This man knows how to keep you guessing and then twist you round once you were sure you knew where you were going, but then suddenly you don't. He'll turn...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/08/2012
Name to a Face by Robert Goddard
Name to a Face
Robert Goddard
Somewhere, a perilous truth awaits Tim Harding, coupled with a terrible realization: those who uncover that truth cannot be allowed to live...
Format: Paperback - Released: 13/10/2011
Blood Count by Robert Goddard
Blood Count
Robert Goddard
One of our Great Reads you may have missed in 2011. One of my favourite authors returns to his classic mystery style where the protagonist’s comfortable life is severely disrupted by his past catching up with him. In this case...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/09/2011
Play to the End by Robert Goddard
Play to the End
Robert Goddard
Goddard at his best in this tale about a business cover-up, romantic entanglement and the thespian world. Enjoy it for yourself or give it as a Christmas present. He’s one of our favourites.
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/07/2011
Sight Unseen by Robert Goddard
Sight Unseen
Robert Goddard
One of my very favourite authors with a mystery that twists and turns through a plot that straddles 23 years and has the search for a 17th century book at its centre. You must read this first chapter, it’s stunning....
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/04/2011
Blood Count by Robert Goddard
Blood Count
Robert Goddard
April 2011 Book of the Month. The breathtaking new race-against-the-clock thriller from the master of the triple cross and the author that other crime writers believe is the crime writers' crime writer. ...
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/03/2011
Days without Number by Robert Goddard
Days without Number
Robert Goddard
Some secrets are best kept hidden...Nick Paleologus is summoned to resolve a dispute that threatens to tear his family apart. His father, Michael, is a retired archaeologist and supposed descendant of the last Emperors of Byzantium. Michael has received a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/03/2011
Beyond Recall by Robert Goddard
Beyond Recall
Robert Goddard
Estranged from his family for most of his adult life, Chris Napier is persuaded to return home for his niece's wedding. At the reception, he is shocked to recognise a dishevelled intruder as his childhood friend Nicky Lanyon, whose presence...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/03/2011
Borrowed Time by Robert Goddard
Borrowed Time
Robert Goddard
One fateful summer evening, businessman Robin Timariot meets a strikingly beautiful woman while out walking. They exchange only a few words, but those words prove to be unforgettable.
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/03/2011
Caught in the Light by Robert Goddard
Caught in the Light
Robert Goddard
August 2011 Guest Editor Deborah Lawrenson on Robert Goddard... Caught in the Light was the first Goddard thriller I read, and I simply couldn’t put it down. As with all of his novels, the tale is compelling, twisty and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/09/2010
Long Time Coming by Robert Goddard
Long Time Coming
Robert Goddard
Luckily it hasn’t been a long time coming for the next gripping Robert Goddard novel and he is on top form in this new thriller. When Eldritch Swan is released from prison after 36 years he soon finds himself caught...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/07/2010
Found Wanting by Robert Goddard
Found Wanting
Robert Goddard
This is Goddard back in the area I prefer him in, the contemporary thriller with strong historical undertones. Here the mystery revolves around the authenticity of Anastasia and her possible survival. If that were so then were there descendants? Full...
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/09/2009

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