Justin & Kurt


In this episode we introduce ‘No Country For Old Men’ and Cormac McCarthy. We also discuss the broad topic of Western and Border Noir. Justin reviews ‘Mystery Tribune.’ Get in Touch! Join our Goodreads Group Visit our Patreon Email Us Facebook Twitter Don’t forget to rate us on Apple Podcasts and share the show with …


E59 — Miami Blues — Charles Willeford

Throw on your white blazer, power up the speed boat, and cut yourself a line. We’re head to ’80’s  Miami for Charles Willeford’s ‘Miami Blues.” In what can only be described as a “weird and unsettling novel,” we join Hoke Moseley, Frederick J. Frenger Jr, and Susan Waggoner for a bizarre tale of Floridian crime. …

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E58 — Chicago Noir

Blankers! Zip up your windbreakers and don’t forget change for the highway tolls — in Episode 58 we head to Chicago to wrap our heads around Chicago Noir. We talk about Chicago as a city for noir, and we look at crime fiction by Nelson Algren, Howard Browne, Frederic Brown, Sara Paretsky, Michael Harvey, Danny …

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E57 — Ride the Pink Horse — The Expendable Man –Dorothy B. Hughes

We are back to discuss two masterpieces from Dorothy B. Hughes, one of the masters of 20th Century crime fiction. At first, we set out to cover The Expendable Man but we just couldn’t resist the temptation to read more, so we added Ride the Pink Horse to the discussion. Both books are excellent in …

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E 54 — Raymond Chandler — Farewell, My Lovely

In Episode 54, we revisit to one of the masters of hardboiled detective crime fiction, Raymond Chandler, and his acclaimed second novel, Farewell, My Lovely. Damn, this book is boozy. (And racist!) But also rich with memorable secondary characters (Moose Malloy and Jessie Florian) and Marlowean one-liners. It’s a classic example of hardboiled detective fiction …

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