Point Blank Podcast: Episodes

E21: A Flash of Green — Deep Discussion — 5 Round Burst — Really Stupid Mysteries

“A Flash of Green” by John D MacDonald. Well…we sure didn’t love it, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have something to say. We dig deep to find out what does and does not work in this novel. Justin brings us another really stupid mystery. Where we are forced to ask what lurks in the …

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E20: A Flash of Green (pt. 1) — John D MacDonald — Florida Crime Fiction — Junkie Love

Hello again from Point Blank! Join us as we head on down to Florida to introduce “A Flash of Green” and John D MacDonald. We’ll explore what’s lurking in the shadows of the magic kingdom as we discuss Florida Crime Fiction and all that it entails. Our featured review this episode is Joe Clifford’s hardboiled …

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E19: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (pt. 2) — Deep Discussion — 5 Round Burst

Step right into the sauna as we discuss The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo our first look at Nordic Noir. We go back in time for a really stupid mystery series from the age of the Vikings. As bonus pillage you also get 5 reviews in 5 Round Burst: “Rhode Island Red” by Charlotte Carter …

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E18: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (pt. 1) — Stieg Larsson — Nordic Noir

Cold, Rocky, Windswept. We discuss Nordic Noir, Stieg Larsson, and introduce “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.” Vikings, The Nordic Model, and exposing the extreme right. Grab some aquavit, lutefisk, and lefsa and join us for this trip to the north. Get in Touch! Join our Goodreads Group Visit our Patreon Email Us Facebook Twitter …

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E17: In the footsteps of Spade and Hammett. A Summer Vacation Special!

Welcome to our special summer episode. We joined forces in San Francisco to walk in the footsteps of Sam Spade and Dashiell Hammett.  This was an experimental episode for us, I hope you enjoy. Get in Touch! Join our Goodreads Group Visit our Patreon Email Us Facebook Twitter Don’t forget to rate us on Apple …

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E16: Queenpin (pt. 2) — Deep Discussion — Megan Abbott

All Abbott! All Queenpin! We discuss this wonderful neo-noir tale from one of the “Queens of Noir.” There are spoilers, as we do discuss the whole book, but we believe this one is worth more than one read. Get in Touch! Join our Goodreads Group Visit our Patreon Email Us Facebook Twitter Don’t forget to rate …

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E15: Queenpin (pt. 1) — Megan Abbott — Antiheroes — 5 Round Burst

Discussion! Reviews! Antiheroes! We introduce Megan Abbott’s “Queenpin,” talk films, review a few books, and have an interesting talk about antiheroes thanks to a listener question. Books Reviewed: “Paradise Travel” by Jorge Franco “Among the Thugs” by Bill Buford “She Rides Shotgun” by Jordan Harper “Lamentation” by Joe Clifford “Dark Harbor: The War for the New York …

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E14: The Maltese Falcon (pt. 2) — Deep Discussion

Look at this dingus! It’s “The Maltese Falcon” by Dashiell Hammett. This episode we dive deep into the falcon while discussing the book, ’80’s cartoons, Communist presses, and gunsels. 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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E13: The Maltese Falcon (Pt 1) — 5 Round Burst — North & Central

Look at this dingus! It’s part 1 of our discussion of The Maltese Falcon, perhaps the most well known book in all of crime fiction. In this episode we tease out a few of our initial thoughts on the book and suggest you give it a read before part 2. We discuss the lost Hammett …

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