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A long-time newspaper journalist, Robert Richardson began his writing career with The Latimer Mercy – later retitled An Act of Evil – which won the CWA John Creasey Dagger for the year’s best first crime novel.
Five more books featuring Augustus Maltravers (‘a true original’ according to PD James) and his partner, actress Tess Davy, followed before Robert turned to psychological novels with The Hand of Strange Children – nominated for the CWA Gold Dagger – Significant Others and Victims. Many have been republished in recent years by Lume Books.
Robert has twice been Chair of the CWA, a unique distinction, and a judge for the Gold Dagger for Non-fiction.
- CWA John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger – Winner
Books by Robert Richardson
Skeleton Key (Augustus Maltravers Mystery Book 2)
The Book of the Dead (Augustus Maltravers Mystery Book 3)
The Dying of the Light (Augustus Maltravers Mystery Book 4)
Murder in Waiting (Augustus Maltravers Mystery Book 5)
The Lazurus Tree (Augustus Maltravers Mystery Book 6)
The Hand of Strange Children
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