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Point Blank: Hardboiled, Noir, & Detective Fiction

Justin & Kurt

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Point Blank: Hardboiled, Noir, & Detective Fiction

Point Blank: Hardboiled, Noir, & Detective Fiction

Justin & Kurt

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Point Blank is a podcast about hardboiled, noir, and detective fiction. Mixing serious analysis and humor, the co-hosts (Justin and Kurt) discuss a classic or contemporary work of crime fiction each episode. In addition to major works, they offer shorter reviews, and examine noir-ish topics such as alcoholism in detective fiction, the femme fatale, and race and labor in crime fiction. Stroll with Kurt and Justin down the rain drenched alleys and mean streets as they explore the fascinating world of crime fiction.

Latest Episodes

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

Welcome to Point Blank! Grab your Coke and cigarettes (It's 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 his work and his life as well as have a discussion about Mexican Noir. Will this episode reveal a Forgotten Classic? Join us and see. Get in touch with the show. pointblanknoir@gmail.com Twitter: @pointblanknoir Facebook: Point Blank: Hardboiled, Noir, and Detective Fiction iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/point-blank-hardboiled-noir-detective-fiction/id1276038868 Website: www.pointblankpodcast.com Support the show: Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/pointblankcrime Don't forget to rate us on Apple Podcasts and share the show with your friends!

67 MIN1 w ago
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E40: An Easy Thing (Part 1) -- Mexican Noir -- Forgotten Classics

E39: Brazilian Noir -- Blood of the Wicked (Part 2) -- Cinema Spotlight -- Five Round Burst

Welcome to Point Blank! We return to Sao Paulo, diving deep into Leighton Gage's Blood of the WIcked, the first Chief Inspector Mario Silva investigation. We'll also reflect on City of God (2003), a Brazilian crime film that both of us agree is a modern classic, and we give you five Brazilian crime fiction hard hitters in Five Round Burst. Get in touch with the show: pointblanknoir@gmail.com Twitter: @pointblanknoir Facebook: Point Blank: Hardboiled, Noir, and Detective Fiction Itunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/point-blank-hardboiled-noir-detective-fiction/id1276038868 Website: www.pointblankpodcast.com Support the show: Patreon:https://www.patreon.com/pointblankcrime Don’t forget to rate us on Apple Podcasts and share the show with your friends!

61 MINJAN 20
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E39: Brazilian Noir -- Blood of the Wicked (Part 2) -- Cinema Spotlight -- Five Round Burst

E38: Brazilian Noir - - Books of the Decade - - Blood of the Wicked (Part 1)

Welcome to Point Blank! In this episode we travel down to the beautiful beaches, massive cities, and humid jungles of Brazil to explore Brazilian Noir. We'll introduce Leighton Gage's 'Blood of the WIcked' the first Chief Inspector Mario Silva investigation. We'll take a look at some of the crime fiction books of the decade, and see if 'Carny Kill' is really a forgotten classic. We also ask, "Just who the hell is Leighton Gage?" Put on your swimsuit and join us on the beach. Get in touch with the show: pointblankpodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @pointblanknoir Facebook: Point Blank: Hardboiled, Noir, and Detective Ficiton www.pointblankpodcast.com

59 MIN2019 DEC 28
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E38: Brazilian Noir - - Books of the Decade - - Blood of the Wicked (Part 1)

Out -- Natsuo Kirino -- Stray Dog -- Manhunt Magazine

Welcome to the second part of our feature on Natsuo Kirino's noir classic Out. We dive deep into the text and discuss the good and the less good. Warning: spoilers aplenty so read ahead. We also review Akira Kurosawa's film noir classic Stray Dog, look back at Black Mask's lesser known young sibling, Manhunt Magazine, and give you five kill shots inFive Round Burst. Get in touch with the show! pointblanknoir@gmail.com Twitter: @pointblanknoir Facebook: Point Blank: Hardboiled, Noir, and Detective Fiction www.pointblankpodcast.com Support the show: Patreon:https://www.patreon.com/pointblankcrime

64 MIN2019 DEC 12
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Out -- Natsuo Kirino -- Stray Dog -- Manhunt Magazine

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 Kurt shares a Dog Eared Classic. Get in touch with the show. pointblanknoir@gmail.com Twitter: @pointblanknoir Facebook: Point Blank: Hardboiled, Noir, and Detective Fiction www.pointblankpodcast.com Support the show. Patreon:https://www.patreon.com/pointblankcrime

50 MIN2019 NOV 19
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E36: Out (Part 1) -- Natsuo Kirino -- Japanese Noir -- Dog Eared Classics

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 of a nearly forgotten female mystery writer from the 1950s, Helen Nielsen. In my opinion her work deserves to be remembered. A number of books are on target in 5 Round burst and that's it for Nigeria. On to Japan. Get in touch with the show! pointblanknoir@gmail.com Twitter: @pointblanknoir Facebook: Point Blank: Hardboiled, Noir, and Detective Fiction

63 MIN2019 OCT 25
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E35: My Sister, The Serial Killer (Part 2)--Deep Dive--Forgotten Classics?--5 Round Burst

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

Welcome to Point Blank Podcast! 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 a Halloween Treat, "Blood Sugar" by Daniel Kraus. "Blood Sugar" offers a narrator unlike anything we've read recently and made as both crave a supermilk. (See our review...) In "Subject Unknown" we dive into the chaotic world that is the streets of Lagos and look at what elements make Nigeria a hot bed for excellent crime fiction. Get in touch with the show! pointblanknoir@gmail.com Twitter: @pointblanknoir Facebook: Point Blank: Hardboiled, Noir, and Detective Fiction www.pointblankpodcast.com Support the Show: Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/pointblankcrime

59 MIN2019 OCT 14
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E34: My Sister, The Serial Killer (Part 1)--Blood Sugar Review--Nigerian Noir

E33: Total Chaos (Part 2) -- Deep Dive -- Cinema Spotlight -- 5 Round Burst

Welcome to Point Blank Podcast! In Episode 33, we take a deep dive into the cold blue waters of Jean-Claude Izzo's stunningly fresh and sensual hardboiled classic, Total Chaos. We review a couple films from Guild Cinema's 16th Annual Film Noir Fest. And, yes, we also pull the trigger on 5 Round Burst. Get in touch with the show! pointblanknoir@gmail.com Twitter: @pointblanknoir Facebook: Point Blank: Hardboiled, Noir, and Detective Fiction www.pointblankpodcast.com Support the show: Patreon:https://www.patreon.com/pointblankcrime

55 MIN2019 SEP 1
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E33: Total Chaos (Part 2) -- Deep Dive -- Cinema Spotlight -- 5 Round Burst

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 of Bernice Carey. We also take a closer look into the life of Jean-Claude Izzo. Get in touch with the show. pointblanknoir@gmail.com Twitter: @pointblanknoir Facebook: Point Blank: Hardboiled, Noir, and Detective Fiction www.pointblankpodcast.com Support the show. Patreon:https://www.patreon.com/pointblankcrime

56 MIN2019 AUG 19
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E32: Total Chaos (Part 1) -- Jean-Claude Izzo -- Mediterranean Noir -- Well Thumbed Classics

No Country For Old Men (Part 2) -- Well Thumbed 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 with the show: Facebook: Point Blank: Hardboiled, Noir, and Detective Fiction Email:pointblanknoir@gmail.com Twitter: @pointblanknoir Check us out on Goodreads Visit our Patreon site

63 MIN2019 JUL 15
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No Country For Old Men (Part 2) -- Well Thumbed Classics -- Gabino Iglesias -- Five Round Burst

Latest Episodes

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

Welcome to Point Blank! Grab your Coke and cigarettes (It's 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 his work and his life as well as have a discussion about Mexican Noir. Will this episode reveal a Forgotten Classic? Join us and see. Get in touch with the show. pointblanknoir@gmail.com Twitter: @pointblanknoir Facebook: Point Blank: Hardboiled, Noir, and Detective Fiction iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/point-blank-hardboiled-noir-detective-fiction/id1276038868 Website: www.pointblankpodcast.com Support the show: Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/pointblankcrime Don't forget to rate us on Apple Podcasts and share the show with your friends!

67 MIN1 w ago
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E40: An Easy Thing (Part 1) -- Mexican Noir -- Forgotten Classics

E39: Brazilian Noir -- Blood of the Wicked (Part 2) -- Cinema Spotlight -- Five Round Burst

Welcome to Point Blank! We return to Sao Paulo, diving deep into Leighton Gage's Blood of the WIcked, the first Chief Inspector Mario Silva investigation. We'll also reflect on City of God (2003), a Brazilian crime film that both of us agree is a modern classic, and we give you five Brazilian crime fiction hard hitters in Five Round Burst. Get in touch with the show: pointblanknoir@gmail.com Twitter: @pointblanknoir Facebook: Point Blank: Hardboiled, Noir, and Detective Fiction Itunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/point-blank-hardboiled-noir-detective-fiction/id1276038868 Website: www.pointblankpodcast.com Support the show: Patreon:https://www.patreon.com/pointblankcrime Don’t forget to rate us on Apple Podcasts and share the show with your friends!

61 MINJAN 20
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E39: Brazilian Noir -- Blood of the Wicked (Part 2) -- Cinema Spotlight -- Five Round Burst

E38: Brazilian Noir - - Books of the Decade - - Blood of the Wicked (Part 1)

Welcome to Point Blank! In this episode we travel down to the beautiful beaches, massive cities, and humid jungles of Brazil to explore Brazilian Noir. We'll introduce Leighton Gage's 'Blood of the WIcked' the first Chief Inspector Mario Silva investigation. We'll take a look at some of the crime fiction books of the decade, and see if 'Carny Kill' is really a forgotten classic. We also ask, "Just who the hell is Leighton Gage?" Put on your swimsuit and join us on the beach. Get in touch with the show: pointblankpodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @pointblanknoir Facebook: Point Blank: Hardboiled, Noir, and Detective Ficiton www.pointblankpodcast.com

59 MIN2019 DEC 28
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E38: Brazilian Noir - - Books of the Decade - - Blood of the Wicked (Part 1)

Out -- Natsuo Kirino -- Stray Dog -- Manhunt Magazine

Welcome to the second part of our feature on Natsuo Kirino's noir classic Out. We dive deep into the text and discuss the good and the less good. Warning: spoilers aplenty so read ahead. We also review Akira Kurosawa's film noir classic Stray Dog, look back at Black Mask's lesser known young sibling, Manhunt Magazine, and give you five kill shots inFive Round Burst. Get in touch with the show! pointblanknoir@gmail.com Twitter: @pointblanknoir Facebook: Point Blank: Hardboiled, Noir, and Detective Fiction www.pointblankpodcast.com Support the show: Patreon:https://www.patreon.com/pointblankcrime

64 MIN2019 DEC 12
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Out -- Natsuo Kirino -- Stray Dog -- Manhunt Magazine

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 Kurt shares a Dog Eared Classic. Get in touch with the show. pointblanknoir@gmail.com Twitter: @pointblanknoir Facebook: Point Blank: Hardboiled, Noir, and Detective Fiction www.pointblankpodcast.com Support the show. Patreon:https://www.patreon.com/pointblankcrime

50 MIN2019 NOV 19
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E36: Out (Part 1) -- Natsuo Kirino -- Japanese Noir -- Dog Eared Classics

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 of a nearly forgotten female mystery writer from the 1950s, Helen Nielsen. In my opinion her work deserves to be remembered. A number of books are on target in 5 Round burst and that's it for Nigeria. On to Japan. Get in touch with the show! pointblanknoir@gmail.com Twitter: @pointblanknoir Facebook: Point Blank: Hardboiled, Noir, and Detective Fiction

63 MIN2019 OCT 25
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E35: My Sister, The Serial Killer (Part 2)--Deep Dive--Forgotten Classics?--5 Round Burst

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

Welcome to Point Blank Podcast! 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 a Halloween Treat, "Blood Sugar" by Daniel Kraus. "Blood Sugar" offers a narrator unlike anything we've read recently and made as both crave a supermilk. (See our review...) In "Subject Unknown" we dive into the chaotic world that is the streets of Lagos and look at what elements make Nigeria a hot bed for excellent crime fiction. Get in touch with the show! pointblanknoir@gmail.com Twitter: @pointblanknoir Facebook: Point Blank: Hardboiled, Noir, and Detective Fiction www.pointblankpodcast.com Support the Show: Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/pointblankcrime

59 MIN2019 OCT 14
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E34: My Sister, The Serial Killer (Part 1)--Blood Sugar Review--Nigerian Noir

E33: Total Chaos (Part 2) -- Deep Dive -- Cinema Spotlight -- 5 Round Burst

Welcome to Point Blank Podcast! In Episode 33, we take a deep dive into the cold blue waters of Jean-Claude Izzo's stunningly fresh and sensual hardboiled classic, Total Chaos. We review a couple films from Guild Cinema's 16th Annual Film Noir Fest. And, yes, we also pull the trigger on 5 Round Burst. Get in touch with the show! pointblanknoir@gmail.com Twitter: @pointblanknoir Facebook: Point Blank: Hardboiled, Noir, and Detective Fiction www.pointblankpodcast.com Support the show: Patreon:https://www.patreon.com/pointblankcrime

55 MIN2019 SEP 1
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E33: Total Chaos (Part 2) -- Deep Dive -- Cinema Spotlight -- 5 Round Burst

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 of Bernice Carey. We also take a closer look into the life of Jean-Claude Izzo. Get in touch with the show. pointblanknoir@gmail.com Twitter: @pointblanknoir Facebook: Point Blank: Hardboiled, Noir, and Detective Fiction www.pointblankpodcast.com Support the show. Patreon:https://www.patreon.com/pointblankcrime

56 MIN2019 AUG 19
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E32: Total Chaos (Part 1) -- Jean-Claude Izzo -- Mediterranean Noir -- Well Thumbed Classics

No Country For Old Men (Part 2) -- Well Thumbed 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 with the show: Facebook: Point Blank: Hardboiled, Noir, and Detective Fiction Email:pointblanknoir@gmail.com Twitter: @pointblanknoir Check us out on Goodreads Visit our Patreon site

63 MIN2019 JUL 15
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No Country For Old Men (Part 2) -- Well Thumbed Classics -- Gabino Iglesias -- Five Round Burst
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