Point Blank:Hardboiled, Noir & Detective Fiction

Point Blank is a podcast about hardboiled, noir, and detective fiction. Mixing serious analysis and humor, the co-hosts (Justin and Kurt) discuss a classic or contemporary work of crime fiction each episode. In addition to major works, they offer shorter reviews, and examine noir-ish topics such as alcoholism in detective fiction, the femme fatale, and race and labor in crime fiction. Stroll with Kurt and Justin down the rain drenched alleys and mean streets as they explore the  fascinating world of crime fiction.

Nelson Algren — Howard Browne — Danny Gardner — many more! | June 22, 2021

Ride the Pink Horse — The Expendable Man | May 24, 2021

Chester Himes — Walter Mosley — Richard Start — and more! | April 28, 2021

The Hosts


Kurt Ellison is a sailor, no really, he works on boats for a living. Continue Reading…


Originally from the Midwest U.S., he now lives in Albuquerque Continue Reading…