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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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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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E15: Queenpin (pt. 1) — Megan Abbott — Antiheroes — 5 Round Burst

Discussion! Reviews! Antiheroes! We introduce Megan Abbott’s “Queenpin,” talk films, review a few books, and have an interesting talk about antiheroes thanks to a listener question. Books Reviewed: “Paradise Travel” by Jorge Franco “Among the Thugs” by Bill Buford “She Rides Shotgun” by Jordan Harper “Lamentation” by Joe Clifford “Dark Harbor: The War for the New York …

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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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The Postman Always Rings Twice — James M. Cain — 5 Round Burst

Ring! Ring! It’s “The Postman Always Rings Twice” by James M. Cain. We discuss this excellent work and just how much is packed into this little novel. Great plotting, interesting characters, and cats! Hungry? James Cain also wrote extensively about food including a love of muskrat and midnight spaghetti. We talk about his culinary legacy …

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