Robert Lane's literary crime novels layer action, packed drama, compelling characters, timeless themes, and a tropical setting. His debut novel, The Second Letter, was received with critical acclaim. It was the Gold Medal winner of the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) 2015 Benjamin Franklin Award for Best New Voice: Fiction.
Lane holds a B.A. from Maryville College, Maryville, TN, where he majored in English, was editor of the school paper, and failed at being a poet. He resides on the west coast of Florida.