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E25: In a Lonely Place (pt. 2) — Deep Discussion — 5 Round Burst

We might be discussing In a Lonely Place by Dorothy B Hughes, but this episode is anything but lonely. We simply loved this book and have a great time discussing it in detail. We cover quite a few reviews as well, taking a look at both books and television this time around. TV Reviews: The Expanse, Damnation, …

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Dorothy Hughes — Alcoholism in Detective Fiction — Show Notes for Ep 17 Pt 1

Greetings! In Episode 17 Part 1 we introduce Dorothy Hughes’ noir classic In A Lonely Place, discuss alcoholism in detective fiction for Subject Unknown, and dig up what we can about who Dorothy Hughes was and what made her tick. In A Lonely Place: The NYRB called Hughes writing “controlled elegance.” We couldn’t agree more. …

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E24: In A Lonely Place (pt. 1) — Dorothy Hughes — Alcoholism in Detective Fiction

Greetings! We introduce Dorothy Hughes’ noir classic In A Lonely Place, discuss alcoholism in detective fiction for Subject Unknown, and dig up what we can about who Dorothy Hughes was and what made her tick.  Get in Touch! Join our Goodreads Group Visit our Patreon Email Us Facebook Twitter Don’t forget to rate us on Apple Podcasts …

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E23: Devil In a Blue Dress — Deep Discussion — 5 Round Burst

Welcome back and happy 2019! This time we look at “Devil in a Blue Dress” by Walter Mosely, we do some reviews and we get into a bit of a controversial topic regarding the Mystery Writers of America Grandmaster Award. *Sorry for the Delay with this episode. 2019 came with a lot of chaos on …

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Walter Mosley Devil in a Blue Dress Show Notes for Episode 16.1

This time we introduce Walter Mosley’s Devil in a Blue Dress. In Subject Unknown we look at the state of the podcast and where we are going, and we also have a couple featured reviews. This episode’s Featured Review features two items that didn’t quite work for us. Matt Fitzpatrick’s Crosshairs Put out by Green …

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E22: Devil in a Blue Dress (pt. 1) — Walter Mosley — Featured Reviews — Podcast Update

Hello Again. This time we introduce Walter Mosley’s “Devil in a Blue Dress.” In Subject Unknown we look at the state of the podcast and where we are going, and we also have a few featured reviews. Get in Touch! Join our Goodreads Group Visit our Patreon Email Us Facebook Twitter Don’t forget to rate …

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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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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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