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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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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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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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