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SHOW NOTES for E32: Total Chaos by Jean-Clause Izzo (Pt. 1)

In this episode we introduce Total Chaos and Jean-Claude Izzo. We also discuss the broad topic of Mediterranean Noir.  Justin’s Short Review of Total Chaos: Jean Claude Izzo’s Total Chaos, Book One of Izzo’s Marseille Trilogy, was originally published in French in 1995 by Editions Gallimard and first published in English in 2005 by Europa …

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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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E31: No Country For Old Men (Part 2) — Dog-Earred Classics– Gabino Iglesias –Five Round Burst

Gather ’round for part 2 of our episode on Cormac McCarthy’s border noir classic, No Country for Old Men. In Well Thumbed Classics, Kurt reviews Black Wings Has My Angel by Elliott Chaze.In Five Round Burst, we review 5 strong books, including two by Gabino Iglesias. Get in Touch!Join our Goodreads GroupVisit our PatreonEmail UsFacebookTwitter Don’t forget to rate …

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E30: No Country For Old Men (Part 1)-Cormac McCarthy-Western/Border Noir—Mystery Tribune

Welcome back to Point Blank! 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 GroupVisit our PatreonEmail UsFacebookTwitter Don’t forget to rate us on Apple Podcasts and share the show with …

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Summer Announcement

Just a quick update on the show. We need a short early summer break and we can all do some summer reading. 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 your friends!

E28: To Have And Have Not (pt. 1) — Ernest Hemingway — Milwaukee Noir

Hemingway. In this episode we tackle a big author and one of his lesser known books. We introduce To Have and Have Not, discuss Hemingway’s life and address the racist language found in this work. “Milwaukee Noir,” edited by Tim Hennessy and published by Akashic Books, is our featured review this episode. We return to the Midwest …

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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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