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Eric Beetner

Pulp fiction for the 21st Century

My newest novel, There and Back is here!

Check out my unboxing video HERE

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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


There and Back


McGraw Series:




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Two In The Head

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All The Way Down

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Dark Duet

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The Year I Died Seven Times

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The Devil Doesn't Want Me


When The Devil Comes To Call

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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

The Devil At Your Door

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Nine Toes In The Grave


The Getaway List


Over Their Heads


The Sound Of Breaking Bones

Burritos & Bullets



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.

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


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.

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.


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.

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 25 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 podcast Writer Types and 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 5 Emmys. Seriously, what are you waiting for?



I'll be at the Men of Mystery conference on Nov 5th

Noir at the Bar returns to L.A. Nov 6th

Book Carnival in Orange, CA. Dec 3rd


News and Events

Writer types podcast

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

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

Twice monthly we feature 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.

Available wherever you get your podcasts.

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