When mistakes were being pointed out soon after the book was released, Steve responded that the "mistakes" may not be mistakes at all and hinted to be thinking of The Dark Tower.
The fact that the story crosses genres shouldn't matter at all. In Sai King's stories, we see regular people/regular life interupted by strnage things. Why wouldn't a crime drama be ok? After all, there would be (and are) police officers, etc...in these alt. universes. So a crime drama, normal life, with a hint of the supernatural, makes perfect sense to me.
Brilliant reply from SK.This has been my opinion to every so called mistake in 11/22/63