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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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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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