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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E51 — Russian Roulette with Kurt & Justin — First 50 Episodes

Hello Blankers! In this episode we celebrate the Point Blank Podcast semicentennial by regaling you with memories of our first three years of hardboiled, noir, and detective fiction.  Also, we answer tough questions about our personal favorite (and least favorite) crime fiction novels, authors, characters, and settings. Get in touch with the show: pointblanknoir@gmail.com Twitter: …

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E49 — Bluebird, Bluebird — Deep Dive — Cinema Spotlight — Five Round Burst

In Episode 49, we dive deep into Attica Locke’s contemporary soon-to-be classic Bluebird, Bluebird. Justin reviews the western noir film Blood on the Moon, and we go five rounds in Five Round Burst. We also cross promo for a crime podcast we think our fans might enjoy — Crime Is Up Podcast. Get in touch …

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E48 — Intro to Bluebird, Bluebird — Rural Noir — Forgotten Classic — Attica Locke

In Episode 48, we introduce Attica Locke’s contemporary rural noir soon-to-be classic, Bluebird, Bluebird.  We look more closely at rural noir — what it is and who the major players are — in Subject Unknown. We also take a close look at Chris McGinley’s beautiful & disturbing short story collection, Coal Black. Finally, Kurt offers us …

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E46 — For a Song by Rodney Morales — Hawaiian Noir — 5 Round Burst

Welcome to episode 46! We head out into the Pacific for a look at Hawai’ian Noir. For our featured book this time we focus on For A Song by Rodney Morales, a classic detective tale with a lot of local flavor. In Subject Unknown and 5 Round Burst we focus on more reasons to enjoy …

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