Skip to main content

Eric Beetner


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).

He has written more than 20 novels, and his award-winning short stories have appeared in over three dozen anthologies.

He co-hosts the podcast "Writer Types" and the Noir at the Bar reading series in Los Angeles, where he lives and works as a television editor.

Eric Beetner

Books by Eric Beetner

edited by Eric Beetner - Fiction, Mystery, Short Stories, Suspense, Thriller

The Anthony-nominated collection of crime stories without guns is back for Volume 2. Two dozen more crime writers have come together to raise their voices and take pen in hand to call for a sensible and reasoned debate about guns in America. In stories of crime, mystery and suspense, these authors have left the guns out to show for a short while that we can do without them and the plot doesn’t fall apart. The top priority in these stories is to entertain with thrilling action and suspense that readers know and love about a crime story. To do so without guns leads to some creative leaps from writers who spin tales of simians on the loose, androids with buried secrets, punk rock shows and tattoo shops.

by Eric Beetner - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Lars and Shaine have returned to a quiet life on the islands, but for Lars there is unfinished business. When he gets information that will lead him to exact revenge on behalf of his young protégé, the young woman he’s grown to think of as a daughter, he decides to take action in secret. When he lands in a hospital, Shaine is called in from a thousand miles away and must take the lead in the last job of Lars’ storied career of death for hire. Facing his own aging body, Lars struggles to take a back seat to the youngster he has trained in his image. They’ll face a local drug boss along with an old enemy as they work to fire the last bullet they’ll ever need to --- before one finds them first.

by Eric Beetner - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

For the last 17 years, Lars has been on a job for a prominent East Coast crime family. His task is to kill Mitch the Snitch. But now a young gun named Trent has been sent to replace the aging gun for hire. When things come to a head with Trent, Lars must go on the run with Mitch's teenage daughter Shaine, trying to stay one step ahead of angry and vengeful mobsters as well as his own dark past.