Robert Goddard


Robert Goddard was born in Hampshire and read History at Cambridge. His first novel, Past Caring, was an instant bestseller. Since then his books have captivated readers worldwide with their edge-of-the-seat pace and their labyrinthine plotting. The first Harry Barnett novel, Into the Blue, was winner of the first WHSmith Thumping Good Read Award and was dramatized for TV. Robert’s most recent books feature hero James ‘Max’ Maxted.

Autobiography for Quais du Polar

My mother used to tell me I’d get nowhere in life by spending so much of my time making up stories. She later admitted she was wrong about that. It took me several failed careers to realize that making up stories was actually what I was born to do.

Crime favourites

book : The Woman in White, Wilkie Collins

movie : The Third Man, Carol Reed

Noir writer : Michael Dibdin