Michael Duffy (born 1957) is an Australian writer. Duffy presented ABC Radio National's Counterpoint with Paul Comrie-Thomson and wrote for the Sydney Morning Herald and the Sun Herald until June 2012. He has written true crime books and two novels, The Tower and The Simple Death, part of an ongoing series about detective Nicholas Troy of the Sydney Homicide Squad and his colleagues Jon McIver and Susan Conti. Duffy also a biography of John Macarthur, as well as joint biography and analysis of the rivalry of Mark Latham and Tony Abbott titled "Latham and Abbott". Of the latter, Tony Smith of the Australian Public Intellectual network wrote, "Michael Duffy so clearly analyses Mark Latham's strengths that even obtuse observers must appreciate how Prime Minister John Howard comfortably neutralised his opponent's appeal".
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