Robert Justice is an American author of crime fiction novels. In addition to his writing, he hosts a podcast called Crime Writers of Color. He is passionate about wrongful convictions, and what needs to be done to get them overturned. Robert lives in Denver, Colorado.

Robert Justice made his debut as a novelist in 2021 with They Can’t Take Your Name. The novel was a runner-up for the 2020 Sister’s in Crime Eleanor Taylor Bland Award. Below is a list of Robert Justice’s books in order of when they were originally released:

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Robert Justice Synopsis: They Can’t Take Your Name is the debut novel of author Robert Justice. What happens to a deferred dream – especially when an innocent man’s time is running out? As the clock ticks, Langston Brown is running out options for clearing his name and escaping death row. Wrongfully convicted of the gruesome Mother’s Day Massacre, he prepares to face his death. His last hope for salvation lies with his daughter, Liza, an artist who dreamed of a life of music and song but left the prestigious Juilliard School to pursue a law degree with the intention of clearing her father’s name. Just as she gets close to success, it’s announced that Langston will be put to death in a mere thirty days.

In a desperate last dash to find freedom for her father, Liza enlists the help of Eli Stone, a jazz club owner she met at the classic Five Points venue, The Roz. Devastated by the tragic loss of his wife, Eli is trying to find solace by reviving the club… while also wrestling with the longing to join her in death.

Everyone has a dream that might come true – but as the dark shadows of the past converge, could Langston, Eli, and Liza be facing something that could shatter those dreams forever?

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