Virginia author S.A. Cosby (Trotherhood of the Blade, THUGLIT), Durham author, poet, and playwright Howard Craft (Jade City Chronicles), and (via phone) Los Angeles author and actor Danny Gardner (A Negro and an Ofay: The Tales of Elliot Caprice) [broadcast 2015-11-09] — Host Eryk Pruitt with the second episode of The Crime Scene with guests Cosby, Craft, and Gardner, discussing the intersection of race and crime fiction.
In studio, left to right: Howard Craft, S.A. Cosby, and Eryk Pruitt
Howard Craft: “Superman doesn’t come to Brooklyn.”
J. David Osborne (Black Gum published by his own Broken River Books), Ed Kurtz (The Forty-Two), Soledad Medrano, and Clayton Lindemuth (Cold Quiet Country) [broadcast 2015-10-12] — Host Eryk Pruitt with the second episode of The Crime Scene with guests Osborne, Kurtz, and Medrano (in studio) and Lindemuth (via phone). In this episode, they discuss the intersection of religion and crime fiction.
Left to right: Ed Kurtz, Soledad Medrano, J. David Osborne, and host Eryk Pruitt
David Terrenoire (Beneath a Panamanian Moon, Minotaur Books) and Jedidiah Ayres (Peckerwood, Broken River Books) [broadcast 2015-09-28] — Host Eryk Pruitt launches new show The Crime Scene ahead of BoucherCon in Raleigh, October 8-11, 2015, and Noir at the Bar on Thursday, October 8 at Raleigh’s Common 414. Terrenoire (in studio) and Ayres (via phone from St. Louis) were the inaugural guests in this new show which looks to “expose literature’s underbelly” in its usual time slot of the second Monday of the month. In this episode, they discuss “The South” and crime fiction.
Dirtbags by Eryk Pruitt (broadcast 4-7-14) The blame for a county-wide murder spree lies at the feet of three people broken by a dying mill town: Calvin, a killer; London, a cook; and Rhonda, the woman who loves them both. Neither they, nor the reader, see the storm brewing until it’s too late in this Southern Gothic noir (or Southern neo-noir) that adds a transgressive, chicken-fried twist to a story ripped straight from the pages of a true crime novel or episode of Dateline NBC.
Eryk states, “If there’s one thing I want to do, it’s tell a good story. Horror, noir, suspense…film, stage, page. To me all that matters is the story. I’ll tell you one at the bar over a bourbon or in a packed movie house during a film festival. Life is short; in the end, all that remains are the stories.”
Find out more about this story of serial killers in training that is rapidly gathering devoted readers at erykpruitt.com