Welcome to the Ink Heist podcast, which is devoted to dark genre fiction, featuring hosts Rich Duncan, Shane Douglas Keene, Laurel Hightower and a whole bevy of authors and other interesting guests for your listening and enlightening pleasure. We are a very irreverent, often linguistically explicit broadcast so we highly recommend you use discretion when listening around easily influenced young ones or anyone who is easily offended. We would like to thank the band Secret Smoker for allowing us to use their song “Crushed by Air” to kick-off and finish the podcast.
This week, we’re excited to have the opportunity to welcome E.A. Aymar to the show to celebrate the release of his latest novel writing as E.A. Barres, They’re Gone, which is out now through Crooked Lane Books! They’re Gone is a novel where two women’s husbands are murdered on the same night. The men have different backgrounds, but they are killed in an identical way with two bullet wounds: one in the head and another in the heart. The women each begin their own search for answers, leading to a web of dark secrets and shocking discoveries that lead them to eventually find each other. As they dig deeper into the clues surrounding the death of their husbands, it put them and those they love in danger. They’re Gone is packed with plenty of surprises, great characters and Aymar ratchets up the tension to create a gripping read that is sure to satisfy fans of crime fiction and thrillers. We loved this book at Ink Heist and the deeper you plunge into the mystery weaved throughout They’re Gone, it becomes almost impossible to put down.
Throughout the course of the episode, we talked about Noir at the Bar, THEY’RE GONE, working with Crooked Lane, writing under a pseudonym, notes from editors, writing violence, his story in Tough, upcoming works, and so much more. We had a lot of fun recording this episode and hanging out with Aymar, who is incredibly funny and a great guest. We hope you guys enjoy the conversation as much as we did!