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Point Blank: Hardboiled, Noir, & Detective Fiction

Dec 31, 2017

Join us as we look at a collection of short stories from the pages of Black Mask Magazine. The Black Mask Boys covers some of the key writers from the golden years of the genre's most important magazine.

We also discuss Blade Runner 2049 and it's connection to neo-noir, technology, and a changing world.

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Nov 21, 2017

Guy and Bruno meet on a train and things go poorly. We roll right along with Strangers on a Train by Patricia Highsmith. 

As always we review some books, discuss somethings, and even have a really stupid mystery. 

Oct 23, 2017

Episode 4: Scorpion Reef by Charles Williams

We discuss the nautical noir of Charles Williams, Kurt gets annoyed in 5 Round Burst, and we discuss Seattle as a noir setting.

5 Round Burst Books:
“Hot Stuff” by Charles Williams
“Mucho Mojo” by Joe R. Lansdale
“The Blood Strand” by Chris Ould
“The Killing...

Sep 25, 2017

We discuss Raymond Chandler's The Big Sleep, the detective as a modern knight, yogurt, Albuquerque as a Noir setting, and Chandler's poetry!

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Sep 9, 2017

Red HarvestWelcome to Episode 2!

This episode we cover Dashiell Hammett's Red Harvest.

5 Round Burst Books:

The Cartel by Don Winslow

Savage Season by Joe R Lansdale

After Dark, My Sweet by Jim Thompson

Seattle Noir Akashic Books

The Invention of Murder: How the Victorian's Created Modern Crime by Judith Flanders

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