Eric Beetner’s latest novel, RUMRUNNERS, is out today from 280 Steps. This is one of several releases from the prolific SoCal crime writer in 2015.
I was lucky enough to catch up with the author earlier this year. Here is an excerpt from my interview with Eric Beetner:
Your new novel, RUMRUNNERS, is out in May 2015. The publisher, 280 Steps, describes it as “Smokey and the Bandit meets Justified and Fargo…” Is that an accurate description?
I love that they came up with that, and yes, I think it suits the book. People often tell me I’m funny when I write and I think it has that gallows humor I put in very unintentionally. It just sneaks in, I guess.
And yes there are car chases and explosions of violence, so I think the description fits quite well.
Also, if you live in the Los Angeles area, you can see Eric Beetner read at Noir at the Bar THIS SUNDAY along with Naomi Hirahara, Gary Phillips, Craig Faustus Buck and Attica Locke.