Luís Miguel Rocha

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Luís Miguel Rocha
Born February 1976[1]
Died 26 March 2015(2015-03-26) (aged 39)
Viana do Castelo
Occupation Novelist, producer
Nationality Portuguese
Notable works The Last Pope

Luís Miguel Rocha (February 1976 in Porto – 26 March 2015 in Mazaferes[2]) was a Portuguese author, television writer and producer.[3] He became a New York Times bestseller in 2009.[2]


Rocha was born in Porto, and raised in Viana do Castelo. Prior to publishing his first novel, Rocha wrote and produced television in London. Rocha's second novel, The Last Pope, was published in 2006. The novel examines the conspiracy theories about the death of Pope John Paul I.

The Holy Bullet, also known as The Holy Assassin, his third novel, was published in 2007. "The Pope's Assassin", also known as "The Papal Decree" is the third book of the Vatican series. The last book of the Series is "A Filha Do Papa", released in 2013.

He died in March 2015 after a prolonged illness.


  1. ^ "The Author". Retrieved 9 August 2010.
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  3. ^ "Author Lounge: Luis Miguel Rocha". Penguin Books. Retrieved 9 August 2010.

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