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Eric Beetner

Pulp fiction for the 21st Century

The Last Few Miles Of Road

is HERE!


Some very fine writers are saying some very fine things about it:

“Beetner breaks out with The Last Few Miles of Road, a perfectly crafted crime story. Terminally-ill vigilante Carter McCoy is the hero we’ve been waiting for, finding purpose and connection in his waning days as he weighs the moral burden of taking justice into his own hands. I absolutely loved it.”

-Laura McHugh, award-winning author of What’s Done in Darkness


“Beetner has spun another notable tale here. Noir at its best.”

David Swinson, author of The Second Girl and Sweet Thing


“Featuring an anti-hero straight out of an Elmore Leonard novel, THE LAST FEW MILES OF ROAD is a twisty-turny country noir with a heart of gold. Beetner conjures up a cast of memorably heartbreaking characters, featuring an angel of death killer trying to make the world better, one hit at a time, and a femme fatale in the guise of a desperate teenager, eager to live a better life than the one she was dealt. Carter and Bree are the 21st century Bonnie and Clyde, and I can't wait to see what's next for them!”

—Halley Sutton, USA Today bestselling author of The Hurricane Blonde 


“The Last Few Miles Of Road is a scintillating tale of sorrow and salvation. In aging, tortured Carter McCoy, Eric Beetner has crafted one of the least likely thriller heroes you’ve read about, but I dare you not to root for him!”

-Joseph Reid, Bestselling Author of the Seth Walker series

Many appearances coming up! I'd love to see you in person. Full schedule below 

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“Beetner’s searing novel bulldozes its way from one scene to another in the print equivalent of a blockbuster action film.”

     Publisher’s Weekly

“Last chances, double crosses, and a cop who has to shoot his way out of a fortified skyscraper—what’s not to love? ALL THE WAY DOWN rips. It’s fast and fierce, like a guitar solo that hits all the sharpest notes.” 

     Meg Gardiner, author of Into the Black Nowhere

“Eric Beetner spins a violent, terrific yarn in his latest book that’s sure to appeal to hardboiled crime aficionados and action lovers alike. It’s got the grit of noir fiction, shades of the film Die Hard, and just enough emotion to get you to the end. All The Way Down is one hell of a page-turner.”

      Suspense Magazine

“No padding here, no bouts of introspection. Just good writing and straight ahead storytelling at a relentless pace. Masterful, exciting and obliquely funny.” 


“Eric Beetner once again proves that he is the one true master of the modern pulp novel.”

     Crimespree magazine

“Eric Beetner is quickly becoming one of my favorite new crime writers."

     John Rector, author of The Cold Kiss and The Ridge


The Last Few

Miles Of Road


McGraw Series:




There and Back

The Lars & Shaine Trilogy

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All The Way Down

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Two In The Head

A Bouquet Of

Bullets: Stories

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Dark Duet

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Criminal Economics


The Backlist

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One Too Many Blows To The Head

Dig Two Graves

The Short List

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Borrowed Trouble

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The Year I Died Seven Times

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Nine Toes In The Grave


The Getaway List

Fightcard: Split Decision


The Sound Of Breaking Bones


Burritos & Bullets


Over Their Heads

Fightcard: A Mouth Full Of Blood



Beetner is an old school talent, a crime writer’s crime writer like Gil Brewer (although, in my humble opinion, he’s better than Brewer), who writes stuff that is fast and funny and dark all at once.

Eric Beetner's probably the best storyteller you've never heard about. Many authors don't understand how great storytelling work, that's why it's so satisfying whenever you come across someone who does.

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.

JAKE HINKSON, author of Hell On Church St and Dry County

The new maestro of noir.

KEN BRUEN, author of the Jack Taylor novels

Eric Beetner seems to have a formula that he has used for every book he has published: Fun plot + believable characters + witty dialogue + breakneck pace = novel that knocks you socks off


Dead End Follies

It's all in the voice, and Eric Beetner's got a live one.

SEAN DOOLITTLE, author of Safer and The Cleanup

Beetner has a keen eye on how to plot a book that never allows the reader a chance to catch their breath.


BILL CRIDER, Author of the Sherriff

Dan Rhodes mysteries

To be blunt, he’s the 21st century’s answer to Jim Thompson.


Beetner has a rare talent for combining breakneck action, pitch-black noir, and razor-sharp wit.



In The Press


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Eric Beetner is that writer you've heard about but never read. Then when you finally do you wonder why you waited so long. There are over 30 books and more than 100 short stories so you'd better get started. Books like Rumrunners, All The Way Down, Two In The Head and The Devil Doesn’t Want Me. He also hosts the Noir at the Bar reading series in L.A.. He’s been described as “The 21st Century’s answer to Jim Thompson” (LitReactor) He’s been nominated for three Anthony’s, an ITW award, Shamus, Derringer and 7 Emmys. Seriously, what are you waiting for?

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Feb 25th, 7pm: Noir at the Bar - Book Launch! An amazing night will be had with authors Duane Swierczynski, Ben H. Winters, Iris Yamashita, Marco Carocari, Lina Chern and yours truly as MC and reader. Books will be available 2 days early!

Mandrake Bar 2692 La Cienega, LA (Culver City) 

Feb 27th: Release Day! Celebrate accordingly.

March 16th, 3pm: Artifact Books, Encinitas, CA. With Duane Swierczynski. Last time I spent any real time in Encinitas I recorded an album there. Can't wait to get back!

603 S Coast Hwy 101

March 23rd, 3pm: Book Jewel, Westchester. With Parker Adams (pen name of Joseph Reid) and possible surprise guests. 

6259 W 87th st (near LAX)

April 20th, 2pm: Book Carnival, Orange CA. With Jon Lindstrom and Iris Yamashita. We always have a great time at Book Carnival. Hope to see you out there.

348 S Tustin St. Orange, CA.


News and Events

Writer types podcast

Writer Types was the Anthony Award-nominated crime and mystery fiction podcast

hosted by Eric Beetner and created by Eric and SW Lauden.

The show ended production in 2022.

We featured interviews with top best sellers and new voices in the crime

and mystery world. Fast-paced, irreverent and always surprising, the show has featured

guests like Sara Paretsky, Lee Child, Gillian Flynn, Lawrence Block, Megan Abbott,

Laura Lippman, Attica Locke, Alafair Burke, Gregg Hurwitz, Ian Rankin, Alison Gaylin,

Joe R. Lansdale and dozens more.

Back episodes still available wherever you get your podcasts.

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