Beaumaris Books

Life or Death

A chilling  psychological thriller from “the grand master of this dark genre” “It is ten years since my first novel

THE SUSPECT was published – a book that changed my life because it allowed me to become a fulltime writer.

Since then I’ve produced a book a year, hoping to make each one better than the last.

Now I’m releasing LIFE OR DEATH, a story that I’ve nurtured and turned over in my mind for more than twenty years

– ever since I read a newspaper account of a man who had a served a long prison sentence, but escaped the day

before he was due to be released. Why, I asked myself, what could possibly be the reason?

It took me years to come up with an answer and even longer before I felt I had the skills to tell the story properly.

I needed to learn. I needed to get better. 

That’s why I’m so excited about LIFE OR DEATH. It’s a love story and a prison story and a heart-stopping account

of one man’s refusal to surrender.

More importantly, it’s the book that I was meant to write.”

(Michael Robotham, 2014)


When:       Monday 11th August, 7.30 pm

Where:      MALT CAFÉ, 23-25 South Concourse, Beaumaris

Tickets:     Buy the book  & ticket together for just $45   

                 This means you get Life or Death (RRP $29.99) for half price!

                 Also  includes admission & finger food. Beverages at bar prices.  

                *Only at time of ticket purchase

                *Only one specially priced book per ticket    

                **Phone credit card bookings accepted** Ticket Only $30

Phone:     9589 4638


                 Bookings Essential


Michael Robotham

lives in Sydney with his family but is published all round the world – achieving top ten bestseller

statuses in Australia, the UK and Germany.

His tense psychological thrillers include Lost, The Suspect, The Night Ferry, Shatter, Bleed For Me, The Wreckage,

Say You’re Sorry and Watching You.

Previously a successful investigative reporter in the UK and Europe and later a Sunday Times bestselling ghost-

writer, Michael’s novels have won many admirers including Val McDermid, Peter James and Stephen King.

He has been shortlisted for the UK Steel Dagger and won the Ned Kelly for best crime novel twice. 

A German production company has just made his first novel The Suspect into a TV movie in the long-form style of

TV’s awesome series ‘The Bridge’ and ‘The Killing’ and there is every chance an Australian channel will secure the

rights to air this year.

LA based studios are currently vying for the LIFE OR DEATH film rights.

Written by Andrew Martin — June 20, 2014