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E69: Swag — Elmore Leonard

We finally get to Elmore Leonard! We asked for recommendations and received a lot of great suggestions from our listeners. Swag delivered with a tale of two robbers trying to make a buck. If they stick to the 10 rules, what could go wrong? Get in touch with the show: pointblanknoir@gmail.com Twitter: @pointblanknoir Facebook: Point …

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E68: Book vs. Film — The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

With the book fresh in our minds, we take a look at the classic film The Treasure of the Sierra Madre directed by John Huston and starring Humphrey Bogart. This is mostly a reaction episode looking at how the film diverged from the source material. Enjoy. Get in touch with the show: pointblanknoir@gmail.com Twitter: @pointblanknoir …

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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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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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E45 — Richard Stark’s The Hunter — Deep Dive — Cinema Spotlight — Five Round Burst

In Episode 45 we do a deep dive of Richard Stark’s The Hunter. Did we like it? Yes, but. . . Also in this episode, Justin discusses two classic noir films in Cinema Spotlight, and we get back to basics in Five Round Burst. Get in touch with the show: pointblanknoir@gmail.com Twitter: @pointblanknoir Facebook: Point …

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E44 — Intro to Richard Stark’s The Hunter — Forgotten Classics? — Subject Unknown — Donald Westlake

Hey, Blankers! In Episode 44 we introduce Richard Stark’s The Hunter, featuring the antihero of antiheroes, no-sense thief & miscreant Parker. Wrong Parker once, and you best watch your back. Also in this episode, Kurt shares a Forgotten Classic, Nightmare Alley, we chat about Crime Fiction in the age of Pandemic, & we learn a …

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