Robert Vincent Dugoni (born February 17, 1961) is a multiple-award-winning American author of legal thrillers. His novels have earned spots on The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, BookSense and Amazon bestseller lists. They are sold worldwide in more than 25 countries. Dugoni grew up as a middle child in a family of ten siblings, he likes to joke that he did not get much of a chance to talk, so he wrote instead, and by the seventh grade he was certain he wanted to become a writer. Dugoni is a two-time winner of the Pacific Northwest Writer's Association's Literary Award, has twice been nominated for the Harper Lee Award for Legal Fiction for his novel Murder One and My Sister's Grave, was a 2015 and 2017 International Thriller Writer's finalist for thriller of the year for his novel My Sister's Grave and In The Clearing, and the 2015 winner of the Nancy Pearl Award for Fiction for My Sister's Grave. In 2010 The Providence Rhode Island Journal called him, "The undisputed king of the legal thriller."