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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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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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E59 — Miami Blues — Charles Willeford

Throw on your white blazer, power up the speed boat, and cut yourself a line. We’re head to ’80’s  Miami for Charles Willeford’s ‘Miami Blues.” In what can only be described as a “weird and unsettling novel,” we join Hoke Moseley, Frederick J. Frenger Jr, and Susan Waggoner for a bizarre tale of Floridian crime. …

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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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