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E44 — Intro to Richard Stark’s The Hunter — Forgotten Classics? — Subject Unknown — Donald Westlake

Hey, Blankers! In Episode 44 we introduce Richard Stark’s The Hunter, featuring the antihero of antiheroes, no-sense thief & miscreant Parker. Wrong Parker once, and you best watch your back. Also in this episode, Kurt shares a Forgotten Classic, Nightmare Alley, we chat about Crime Fiction in the age of Pandemic, & we learn a …

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E40: An Easy Thing (Part 1) — Mexican Noir — Forgotten Classics

Welcome to Point Blank! Grab your Coke and cigarettes (the fuel for both our writer and our detective this episode) and join us for a discussion of An Easy Thing by Paco Ignacio Taibo II. I think we are both in love with Paco’s writing and he’s a pretty interesting person as well. We’ll introduce …

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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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E29: To Have And Have Not (pt. 2) — Deep Discussion — Dog Eared Classics — 5 Round Burst

We dive deep into Ernest Hemingway’s To Have and Have Not. Did we love the book? Well, that’s complicated. Kurt offers a Dog-Eared Classic review: The Men From the Boys by Ed Lacy (Stark House Press) We also offer up six selections in 5 Round Burst, including Graham Greene’s Our Man in Havana and Ann Aptaker’s Flesh and Gold  Get in Touch! …

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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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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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