Eric Beetner

Eric Beetner has been described as “the James Brown of crime fiction – the hardest working man in noir.” (Crime Fiction Lover) and “The 21st Century’s answer to Jim Thompson” (LitReactor)

Eric Beetner has written more than 20 novels including All The Way Down, Rumrunners, Leadfoot, The Devil Doesn’t Want Me and its two sequels, The Year I Died 7 Times and Criminal Economics. He also contributed three titles to the Lawyer series of westerns.

His award-winning short stories have appeared in over three dozen anthologies.

His writing has been praised by a diverse collection of authors including Ken Bruen who called him “The new maestro of noir.” Bill Crider who said, “If Beetner had been around in the 1950s, he could've had a nice career writing for Gold Medal or Dell First Editions, and that's a high compliment from me.” And Sean Doolittle who said, “It's all in the voice, and Eric Beetner's got a live one.”

Along the way Eric Beetner's been nominated for 3 Anthony Awards, an ITW award, a Shamus award and a Derringer award. He co-hosts the award-nominated podcast Writer Types which features interviews with top crime and mystery writers, and has been the host of the Noir at the Bar reading series in Los Angeles for the past 8 years. He works as a television editor and has edited over 1000 hours of TV and earned 5 Emmy nominations. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two daughters.

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