E69 - - Swag - - Elmore Leonard
58:12We finally get to Elmore Leonard! We asked for recommendations and received a lot of great suggestions from our listeners. Swag delivered with a tale of two robbers trying to make a buck. If they stick to the 10 rules, what can go wrong? Email the show: [email protected] Facebook: Point Blank: Hardboiled, Noir and Detective Fiction
E68: Book Vs Film -- The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
38:11With the book fresh in our minds we take a look at the classic film "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre" directed by John Huston and starring Humphrey Bogart. This is mostly a reaction episode looking at how the film diverged from the source material. Enjoy. Email: [email protected] Find us on Facebook: Point Blank: Noir, Hardboiled, and Detective Fiction
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E67: The Treasure of the Sierra Madre -- B. Traven
1:00:59Greed. Ambition. Gold Fever. Adventure. Join us for a discussion of "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre" by the mysterious author B. Traven. Three men down on their luck strike out to find gold in the mountains of Mexico. Will they find their fortunes? Probably not or else it would be a boring book. While this one isn't exactly crime fiction, we think it offers a lot of the hardboiled and noir elements that crime fiction fans will enjoy. Contact the show: Email: [email protected] Facebook: Point Blank: Hardboiled, Noir, and Detective Fiction
E66: Adios Muchachos -- Daniel Chavarria
1:07:29Bienvenido a Cuba! Grab a rum and join us for Adios Muchachos by Daniel Chavarria. Alicia is a woman looking for a rich man to help her escape. She's got a plan that involves a bicycle and seduction. What she doesn't plan for is a kidnapping. We discuss this novel, provide some short reviews, and touch on the world of Cuban Noir. Get in touch with the show: [email protected] Find us on Facebook: Point Blank: Hardboiled, Noir, and Detective Fiction
E65: Razorblade Tears -- Mildred Pierce -- The Asphalt Jungle
1:01:52Hello, again, Point Blank Listeners! Sorry for the delay. I've been sick. Here's episode 65. We cover the bestselling, award-winning Razorblade Tears. S.A. Cosby delivers another powerful noir tale, and we get down into the grit to examine why this one is making all of the "best" lists. Justin provides a short review of the classic James M. Cain novel Mildred Pierce , and we discuss the noir film The Asphalt Jungle. Contact the show: [email protected] Find Us on Facebook: Point Blank: Hardboiled, Noir and Detective Fiction
Episode 64 -- Margaret Millar -- Beast in View
52:17Blankers! This episode we discuss Margaret Millar's terrific noir classic Beast in View. This book's got it all: murder, threatening phone calls from bar telephones, a waterproof woman, domestic drama, gender politics, unreliable narrators, and a twist that will knock your socks off. Want to get in touch with the show? Email: [email protected] Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pointblankpodcast/ $ Support: https://www.patreon.com/pointblankcrime Give us a review on iTunes.
E63 -- Tartan Noir -- Laidlaw
58:48We are back! Sorry for the delay. We needed an extended holiday break. In this episode, we discuss Tartan/Scottish Noir through the lens of what is considered the first Tartan Noir Laidlaw. Laidlaw is a gritty detective novel taking place on the streets of Glasgow in the 1970s. William McIlvanney or Gus to his friends is considered the father of Scottish noir and gives us working-class fiction from a working-class town. Want to get in touch with the show? Email: [email protected] Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pointblankpodcast/ Give us a review on iTunes.
E62 -- Cop Hater -- Ed McBain
55:05Hey Blankers - Kurt & I finally got around to recording Episode 62. This time we take a walk down the mean streets of Isola with Ed McBain's Cop Hater. The first novel in the acclaimed 87th Precinct series, Cop Hater (1956) set the blueprint for modern police procedurals. Does it hold up? Tune in & find out! Get in touch with the show: Email: [email protected] Twitter: @pointblanknoir Facebook: Point Blank: Hardboiled, Noir, and Detective Fiction Good Reads Point Blank page: https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/747867-point-blank 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! Itunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/point-blank-hardboiled-noir-detective-fiction/id1276038868
E61 -- Ecological Noir -- The Monkey Wrench Gang -- Animals
1:00:47What in the world is eco-noir? We attempt to answer that question by looking at a few texts that might be ecological noir. In the discussion, we mention: The Monkey Wrench Gang by Edward Abby Animals by Will Staples Zodiac by Neal Stephenson The Glass Factory by Kenneth Wishnia Nature Noir by Jordan Fisher Smith Captiva by Randy Wayne White If you'd like to get in touch with the show: Email: [email protected] Facebook: Point Blank: Noir, Hardboiled, and Detective Fiction
E60 -- 5 Round Review: Summer Edition
1:00:22Blankers! Find your sun hat, stab that beach umbrella into the sand, and break out the Banana Boat -- this is Five Round Reviews: Summer Edition. We have 13 short reviews for you--from Jim Harrison & Dorothy B. Hughes to David Heska Wanbli Weiden & Nick Kolakowski. (See the full list below.) Get in touch with the show: Email: [email protected] Twitter: @pointblanknoir Facebook: Point Blank: Hardboiled, Noir, and Detective Fiction Good Reads Point Blank page: https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/747867-point-blank 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! Itunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/point-blank-hardboiled-noir-detective-fiction/id1276038868 Books reviewed (full list) No Room at the Morgue by Jean Patrick Manchette The Prone Gunman by Jean Patrick Manchette Timber Beasts: A Sage Adair Historical Mystery by S.L. Stoner The Great Leader by Jim Harrison The Big Seven by Jim Harrison Paradise Palms: Red Menace Mob by Paul Haddad The So Blue Marble by Dorothy B. Hughes Maxine Unleashes Doomsday by Nick Kolakowski Noir by Christopher Moore White Tears by Hari Kunzru Palm Springs Noir ed. by Barbara DeMarco-Barrett: ARC Someone to Watch Over Me by Dan Bronson Winter Counts by David Heska Wanbli Weiden