grew up as the middle child in a family of ten siblings and jokes
that he didn't get much of a chance to talk, so he wrote. By the
seventh grade he knew he wanted to be a writer.
Dugoni's non-fiction expose, The Cyanide Canary, published in 2004,
chronicled the investigation, prosecution, and aftermath surrounding
an environmental crime in Soda Springs, Idaho. It became a
Washington Post Best Book of the year, and the Idaho Book of the
His debut novel, The Jury Master became a New York Times bestseller.
Deadly Pleasures Mystery Magazine chose it as one of three "Best of
the Best" debut novels of 2006. The Seattle Times and Library
Journal have likened Dugoni to a young John Grisham, calling The
Jury Master, "A riveting tale of murder, skullduggery and treachery
at the highest level."
Dugoni's second novel, Damage Control, reached number 8 on several
national independent bookseller's lists. Publisher's Weekly and
Library Journal called Damage Control "a page turner" with "a fast
moving plot and a few twists that will surprise even seasoned
His third novel, Wrongful Death, a sequel to The Jury Master, has
received critical acclaim. Kirkus called it, ďAn entertaining
thriller about a hotshot lawyer with good guys to like, villains to
hiss, and windmills to attack.
In addition to writing novels Dugoni teaches the craft of writing
throughout the United States.