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The Doomsters (Pt 1) — Ross Macdonald — Really Stupid Mysteries

Welcome to the new format! Part 1 of our discussion of Ross Macdonald’s “The Doomsters.’ We introduce the book, give some short reviews, discuss the writing life of Ross Macdonald aka Ken Millar and Margaret Millar, and go bird-watching in a really stupid mystery series. Get in Touch! Join our Goodreads Group Visit our Patreon …

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The Postman Always Rings Twice — James M. Cain — 5 Round Burst

Ring! Ring! It’s “The Postman Always Rings Twice” by James M. Cain. We discuss this excellent work and just how much is packed into this little novel. Great plotting, interesting characters, and cats! Hungry? James Cain also wrote extensively about food including a love of muskrat and midnight spaghetti. We talk about his culinary legacy …

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Night has a Thousand Eyes Woolrich

E9: Night Has A Thousand Eyes — Cornell Woolrich — Investigative Gaming — 5 Round Burst

Like the looming dread in a Cornell Woolrich novel we are back with another episode. Is Woolrich really the master of noir suspense that so many have claimed? We discuss this point while looking at the book Night Has A Thousand Eyes. Of course we also do some reviews and Kurt talks about investigative gaming. Books …

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E8: The Real Cool Killers — Chester Himes — 5 Round Burst

Welcome to the lost episode. Plagued by technical problems, we are happy to finally be able to bring you episode 6. “The Real Cool Killers” by Chester Himes. Himes was a revolutionary writer and thinker in crime fiction and was an influential contributor to 20th Century African-American fiction. His work deserves to be better known. …

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E7: Shoot the Piano Player — David Goodis — East vs. West Noir — 5 Round Burst

Join us for the dark wonderful tale that is “Shoot the Piano Player” by David Goodis. A story we both loved! Plus reviews, discussion, a really stupid mystery, and a discussion of the East Vs. the West coast in crime fiction. Get in Touch! Join our Goodreads Group Visit our Patreon Email Us Facebook Twitter …

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