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Episode 65 — Razorblade Tears — Mildred Pierce — The Asphalt Jungle

Hello, again, Point Blank Listeners! Sorry for the delay. Kurt’s been sick. Here’s episode 65. We cover the bestselling, award-winning Razorblade Tears. S.A. Cosby delivers another powerful noir tale, and we get down into the grit to examine why this one is making all of the “best” lists. Justin provides a short review of the classic James …

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Episode 64 — Margaret Millar — Beast in View

Blankers! This episode we discuss Margaret Millar’s terrific noir classic Beast in View. This book’s got it all: murder, threatening phone calls from bar telephones, a waterproof woman, domestic drama, gender politics, unreliable narrators, and a twist that will knock your socks off.  Want to get in touch with the show? Email: pointblanknoir@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pointblankpodcast/ $ Support: https://www.patreon.com/pointblankcrime Give us …

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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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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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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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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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