Each month this summer at the Regulator, we'll showcase three independent crime selections. For June, we’re focusing on “Dirtbag Noir,” three hardboiled novels about people on the fringes of society. FREE!
On June 13, Eryk Pruitt, author of DIRTBAGS and WHAT WE RECKON, will lead a discussion with authors S.A. Cosby and Alec Cizak, and crime reviewer David Nemeth (UNLAWFUL ACTS) about Dirtbag Noir and the independent crime fiction movement. Buy and read the books beforehand to join the discussion, or purchase them on site. It will be a wild ride!
In Jedidiah Ayres’ PECKERWOOD, we drop deep into the Ozarks for an exploration into the crooked world of meth dealers, cooks, and crooked sheriffs.
S.A. Cosby delivers with MY DARKEST PRAYER, a novel about an African-American funeral home attendant who “handles all the bodies.”
Alec Cizak’s DOWN ON THE STREET shows the slow motion decline of two loveable losers entering the world of sex work.
About our Host:
Eryk Pruitt is a screenwriter, author, and filmmaker. He is the author of the Southern crime novels Dirtbags, Hashtag, and What We Reckon, which was nominated for the 2018 Anthony Award. His short fiction is collected in Townies and Other Stories of Southern Mischief by Polis Books. He is the writer and co-host of the popular true crime podcast The Long Dance. He lives in Durham, with his wife, Lana, and cat, Busey. erykpruitt.com.