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E36: Out (Part 1) — Natsuo Kirino — Japanese Noir — Dog Eared Classics

In Episode 36, we head as far east as we’re going to go on on our Noir Trip Around the World as we take you to the industrial wastelands of working class Tokyo with our introduction to Natsuo Kirino’s very popular and controversial crime noir, Out. In Subject Unknown, we chat about Japanese Noir, and …

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E35: My Sister, The Serial Killer (Part 2) — Deep Dive — Forgotten Classics? — 5 Round Burst

Welcome to Point Blank Podcast! In Episode 35, we take a close look at two sisters; ones a killer, the other cleans up the mess. We travel to Lagos, Nigeria a place think with a gritty noir feel where we cover Oyinkan Braithwaite’s wildly popular “My Sister, The Serial Killer.” We look at the work …

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E34: My Sister, The Serial Killer (Part 1) — Blood Sugar Review — Nigerian Noir

In Episode 34, we are off to Nigeria for a look at the riveting tale of two sisters, My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite From the title you’d probably guess one is in fact a killer, and the other gets really good at cleaning up the mess. We introduce Braithwaite’s novel and review …

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E32: Total Chaos (Part 1) — Jean-Claude Izzo — Mediterranean Noir — Well Thumbed Classics

We’ve packed our bags and hopped the pond to explore the noir of the Mediterranean focusing in on Marseilles, France. We introduce ‘Total Chaos’ by Jean-Claude Izzo and the broader topic of Mediterranean Noir. In ‘Well Thumbed Classics’ we cover two collections one featuring the Western Noir of Harry Whittington and the other the work …

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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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