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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 …

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SHOW NOTES for E32: Total Chaos by Jean-Clause Izzo (Pt. 1)

In this episode we introduce Total Chaos and Jean-Claude Izzo. We also discuss the broad topic of Mediterranean Noir.  Justin’s Short Review of Total Chaos: Jean Claude Izzo’s Total Chaos, Book One of Izzo’s Marseille Trilogy, was originally published in French in 1995 by Editions Gallimard and first published in English in 2005 by Europa …

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Dorothy Hughes — Alcoholism in Detective Fiction — Show Notes for Ep 17 Pt 1

Greetings! In Episode 17 Part 1 we introduce Dorothy Hughes’ noir classic In A Lonely Place, discuss alcoholism in detective fiction for Subject Unknown, and dig up what we can about who Dorothy Hughes was and what made her tick. In A Lonely Place: The NYRB called Hughes writing “controlled elegance.” We couldn’t agree more. …

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Walter Mosley Devil in a Blue Dress Show Notes for Episode 16.1

This time we introduce Walter Mosley’s Devil in a Blue Dress. In Subject Unknown we look at the state of the podcast and where we are going, and we also have a couple featured reviews. This episode’s Featured Review features two items that didn’t quite work for us. Matt Fitzpatrick’s Crosshairs Put out by Green …

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John D. MacDonald’s A Flash of Green Episode 15 (Pts 1 & 2) show notes

Hello again from Point Blank! Join us as we head on down to Florida to introduce “A Flash of Green” and John D MacDonald. We have a new Goodreads discussion group created by one of our listeners, Geoff. Thanks, Geoff. It’s a great place to discuss all of the books we talk about and contribute …

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Stieg Larsson’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Episode 14 (parts 1 & 2) show notes

Grab some aquavit, lutefisk, and lefsa and join us for this trip to the north. We discuss Nordic Noir, Stieg Larsson, and introduce “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.” We also consider vikings, The Nordic Model, and combatting the extreme right. The Girl with the Dragon TattooPoint Blank Review: Our main topic for dicussion is …

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Megan Abbott’s Queenpin Episode 13 (pt 1 & 2) show notes

Discussion! Reviews! Antiheroes! We discuss this wonderful neo-noir tale from one of the “Queens of Noir.” Plus, we talk films, review a few books, and have an interesting talk about antiheroes thanks to a listener question. Point Blank Review of Megan Abbott’s Queenpin (spoilers ahead) Queenpin is Megan Abbott’s third novel. It was published by …

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Dashiell Hammett’s The Maltese Falcon Episode 12 (parts 1 & 2) show notes

Look at this dingus! It’s our discussion of The Maltese Falcon, perhaps the most well known book in all of crime fiction. We discuss the lost Hammett tale “The Glass That Laughed,” do a featured review of the excellent book “North and Central” by Bob Hartley and we dive deep into the falcon while discussing …

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