EXCLUSIVE: Robert Dugoni Signs Four-Book Deal with Thomas & Mercer


Fans of New York Times bestselling author Robert Dugoni have plenty of exciting reasons to celebrate this month, as the author has recently extended his stay with Amazon publishing imprint Thomas & Mercer, signing a four-book deal that will include two new books in the Tracy Crosswhite series, as well as a new short story coming out today, THE LAST LINE, a standalone story set in the Crosswhite universe featuring Del Castigliano.

See the full press release below.


Robert Dugoni Inks Five with Amazon Publishing

New Deal includes Books 10 & 11 in 7 Million Copy-Selling Tracy Crosswhite Series


In a seven-figure deal, Thomas & Mercer editorial director Gracie Doyle acquired four new books from New York Times bestselling author, Robert Dugoni, including a standalone thriller, two new titles in the Wall Street Journal and Amazon Charts bestselling Tracy Crosswhite series, and an untitled fourth book. Doyle also acquired THE LAST LINE, a standalone short story set in the Crosswhite universe which will publish on October 21, 2021 via Amazon Original Stories. Meg Ruley and Rebecca Scherer at the Jane Rotrosen Agency brokered both deals, which includes worldwide English as well as Portuguese, French, Chinese, German, Italian, Spanish and Japanese languages for the novels.

The first book in the new deal, set to publish in Spring 2023, is a standalone thriller featuring a young attorney who gets more than she bargained for when she agrees to take the case of a wealthy man accused of his wife’s murder. The untitled 10th book in the Tracy Crosswhite series, set to publish in late 2023, will follow the summer 2022 release of WHAT SHE FOUND, and will find Tracy investigating the cold case of a Seattle serial killer. The also untitled 11th book in the series is set for fall 2024.

“Some of my most exciting days as an editor are those where the phone rings and it’s Bob, ready to riff on a new story idea. Whether it’s a new case for Tracy Crosswhite, a crazy dangerous adventure for Charles Jenkins, or something entirely different, I know that I’m always in for a great discussion and ultimately a fantastic read for me and his fans around the world,” said Doyle, noting that the new deal comes amidst a year which has seen Dugoni release THE LAST AGENT, the second book in his acclaimed Charles Jenkins espionage series, IN HER TRACKS, book 8 in the Tracy Crosswhite series, and THE WORLD PLAYED CHESS, a coming-of-age novel set against the backdrop of the Vietnam War. “These new books, which Bob is already hard at work on, capture his empathy and curiosity as a storyteller, offering something for both longtime fans and new. We’re thrilled to continue collaborating with him to deliver the kind of emotionally resonant, page-turning stories his fans have come to expect.”

“Robert Dugoni is a master storyteller, equally at home writing crime, espionage, and coming-of-age novels. The scope of his imagination is vast,” said Ruley. “Bob’s other super-power is his collegiality. All on his publishing team and in the writing community can attest to his graciousness, wit, and generosity of spirit. JRA is thrilled to celebrate the continued association of Robert Dugoni and Thomas & Mercer/Amazon Publishing.”

Following the release of THE LAST LINE on October 21st, Dugoni’s upcoming release schedule includes the third book in the Charles Jenkins series, THE SILENT SISTERS, in February 2022, and WHAT SHE FOUND, Book 9 in the Tracy Crosswhite series, in August 2022.

Dugoni is the critically acclaimed New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and #1 Amazon Charts bestselling author of the Tracy Crosswhite police series, which is set in Seattle and has sold more than 7 million books worldwide. He is also the author of the Charles Jenkins espionage series and the David Sloane series of legal thrillers. He has also written several stand-alone books, including the novels THE 7TH CANON and DAMAGE CONTROL; the literary novel THE EXTRAORDINARY LIFE OF SAM HELL, Suspense Magazine’s 2018 Book of the Year, for which Dugoni won an AudioFile Earphones Award for narration; the critically acclaimed, The World Played Chess, and the nonfiction exposé THE CYANIDE CANARY, a Washington Post best book of the year. Several of his novels have been optioned for movies and television series. Dugoni is the recipient of the Nancy Pearl Book Award for fiction and a three-time winner of the Friends of Mystery Spotted Owl Award for best novel set in the Pacific Northwest. He is a two-time finalist for the Thriller Awards and the Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction, and a finalist for the Silver Falchion Award for mystery and the Mystery Writers of America Edgar Awards. Dugoni’s books are sold in more than twenty-five countries and have been translated into more than thirty languages.

Thomas & Mercer is the mystery, thriller, and true crime imprint of Amazon Publishing. Amazon Original Stories is known for its single-sitting reads from bestselling authors, acclaimed storytellers, and new voices.



Praised as “One of the hardest working, most thoughtful, and fairest reviewers out there” by #1 New York Times bestselling author Lisa Scottoline, Ryan Steck has “quickly established himself as the authority on mysteries and thrillers” (Author A.J. Tata). Steck also works full-time as a freelance editor and pens a monthly thriller column for CrimeReads. Additionally, he co-hosts ThrillerTalk, a new podcast with K.J. Howe. For more information, be sure to follow him on Twitter and Facebook. He currently lives in Southwest Michigan with his wife and their six children.



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