Jul 26, 2021
Throw on your white blazer, power up the speed boat, and cut yourself a line. We're head to '80's Miami for Charles Willeford's 'Miami Blues."
In what can only be described as a "weird and unsettling novel," we join Hoke Moseley, Frederick J. Frenger Jr, and Susan Waggoner for a bizarre tale of Floridian crime.
Jun 22, 2021
Zip up your windbreakers and don’t
forget change for the highway tolls — in Episode 58 we head to
Chicago to wrap our heads around Chicago Noir.
We talk about Chicago as a city for noir, and we look at crime fiction by Nelson Algren, Howard Browne, Frederic Brown, Sara Paretsky, Michael Harvey, Danny...
May 22, 2021
We promised an episode on The Expendable Man, but we just couldn't contain ourselves to one book by Dorothy B Hughes! We discuss these two masterpieces of crime fiction, sharing why we find Hughes' work so compelling.
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Apr 28, 2021
In Episode 57, we review the hell out of nearly a dozen books, + a couple films!
Run Man Run by Chester Himes
Plan B by Chester Himes
Darktown by Thomas Mullen
The Man with the Getaway Face by Richard Stark
If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin
Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned by Walter Mosley
Apr 3, 2021
Buckle your seat belts! This is going to be a wild ride!
We take a deep dive into "Blacktop Wasteland" by SA Cosby, a novel we both describe as a modern classic.
Cosby takes us on a journey through the rural hills of Virginia for an exhilarating, timely work that highlights everything modern noir crime fiction has to...