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Eryk Pruitt

Eryk Pruitt is a screenwriter, author and filmmaker. He wrote and produced the short film FOODIE which went on to win eight top awards at over sixteen film festivals. His short fiction has appeared in The Avalon Literary Review, Thuglit, Pulp Modern, and Zymbol, among others, and he was a finalist for the Derringer Award. He is the author of the novels DIRTBAGS and HASHTAG. He is the host of the monthly radio show and podcast: The Crime Scene with Eryk Pruitt. He lives in Durham, NC with his wife Lana and their cat Busey.

Genres: Mystery
New and upcoming books
May 2024

Blood Red Summer
(Jess Keeler, book 2)
Jess Keeler
   1. Something Bad Wrong (2023)
   2. Blood Red Summer (2024)
   Dirtbags (2014)
   Hashtag (2017)
   What We Reckon (2017)
   Townies (2018)
Novellas and Short Stories
   Further South (2014)
Anthology series
Dark Yonder (with Katy Munger)
   1. Dark Yonder: Issue 1 (2023)
   2. Dark Yonder: Issue 2 (2023)
   3. Dark Yonder: Issue 3 (2023)
   4. Dark Yonder: Issue 4 (2023)
Series contributed to
Eryk Pruitt recommends
The County Line (2024)
Steve Weddle
"This is the book I have been waiting for and it does not disappoint. Every word in every sentence on every page is jam-packed with pure TNT. Steve Weddle delivers cracking dialogue, tense action, and most of all: heart, to transport us to another time and place that you won't want to leave. A perfect addition to the canon of Southern literature."
The Moonshine Messiah (2023)
Russell W Johnson
"Russell Johnson hits the ground running with a novel so explosive you might not be allowed on a plane with it. Appalachian sheriff Mary Beth Cain heads up a cast of characters so well-rounded, they might well have been written by Carl Hiassen, Elmore Leonard or Ace Atkins. The Moonshine Messiah is the kind of book that will make you miss work to finish reading."
No Home for Killers (2023)
E A Aymar
"With No Home for Killers, E. A. Aymar firmly establishes a home on the bookshelf next to fellow DC thriller authors George Pelecanos, David Swinson, and James Grady. The Pena sisters will stay with you long after you have closed the book, unless, like me, you reopen it to start right back at the beginning. Aymar is the goods."

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Anthologies containing stories by Eryk Pruitt
Bullets and Other Hurting Things (2021)
A Tribute to Bill Crider
edited by
Rick Ollerman
Lockdown (2020)
Stories of Crime, Terror, and Hope During a Pandemic
edited by
Nick Kolakowski and Steve Weddle
Dirty Boulevard (2018)
Crime Fiction Inspired by the Songs of Lou Reed
edited by
David James Keaton

More anthologies 

Anthony Awards Best Paperback original nominee (2018) : What We Reckon

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