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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: Facebook: $ Support: Give us …

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E61 — Ecological Noir — The Monkeywrench Gang

What in the world is ecological “eco” noir? We attempt to answer that question by discussing a few crime fiction texts that might be ecological noir, including: The Monkey Wrench Gang by Edward Abbey Animals by Will Staples Zodiac by Neal Stephenson The Glass Factory by Kenneth Wishnia Nature Noir by Jordan Fisher Smith Captiva …

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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 …


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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