The Crime Writers' Association

Robbyn Swan


Robbyn Swan has worked some of the world’s biggest crime stories – from the Mafia, to the Hiss spy case, to the assassination of JFK. She’s delivered scoops on the excesses of FBI Director Hoover, Frank Sinatra’s links to Lucky Luciano, and Watergate. The Eleventh Day: The Full Story of 9/11 & Osama bin Laden, written with husband and co-author Anthony Summers, was a Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and won the CWA Gold Dagger. Looking for Madeleine, Swan’s account of the disappearance of Madeleine McCann, made worldwide headlines. Her latest book,  A Matter of Honor [2016] unravels the mysteries of Pearl Harbor.


Gold - Non-fiction

Other Awards

Finalist, Pulitizer Prize for History 2012

Books by Robbyn Swan

  • The Arrogance of Power: The Secret World of Richard Nixon
  • Sinatra: The Life
  • The Eleventh Day: The Full Story of 9/11 & Osama bin Laden
  • Looking for Madeleine
  • A Matter of Honor: Pearl Harbor, Betrayal, Blame & a Family's Quest for Justice