Help Us Spread the Word:




All Things Noir by Clute and Edwards:

Want more? Visit Noircast.net for the latest blogs, podcasts, and projects from Clute and Edwards!

Subscribe to Behind the Black Mask:

Click here to subscribe to this podcast through iTunes

Why We Have a PayPal Button:

Behind the Black Mask is a free podcast. However, it costs money every month to host the podcast and make it available for downloading. Donations go to the cost of hosting. Click on the PayPal button below to make a donation. Thanks for your support.

Search for a Specific Episode:

Or simply scroll down this page. All 28 author interviews are listed in reverse chronological order, starting with Paul Malmont (Episode 1) at the bottom of this page through Michael Connelly (Episode 28) just to the left here.

June

October
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January

December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January

December
November
October
September
August
July

June 2017
S M T W T F S
     
        1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30

Looking for Something?:

You can search this site by category
podcasts
general
Episode 16: Harry Hunsicker Revealed Harry Hunsicker's strong third installment to his Lee Henry Oswald series, CROSSHAIRS, is a hard book to categorize. Though set in the sprawling suburbs of modern Dallas, it often reads like throwback hard-boiled—in all the best ways. Oswald is a Chandler-esque creation, a reluctant but unflappable hero who tries to get out of the PI game but keeps being pulled back in by circumstances, and one unavoidable truth: he's simply too good at the game to leave it. Yet Oswald is also a very modern character who, when cornered, can kill with the same dispassionate ease as Parker's Spencer. The scope of the plot is likewise more typical of modern thrillers than throwback hard-boiled, involving international pharmaceutical conglomerates, FBI corruption, global pollution, and a band of Irish gypsies. Hunsicker's ability to weave these various styles and plots into a seamless yarn is a testament to his skill, and CROSSHAIRS is a hard-boiled mash-up you won't soon forget. This podcast is brought to you by Clute and Edwards of www.noircast.net. To leave a comment on this episode, or make a donation to the podcast, please visit "Behind the Black Mask: Mystery Writers Revealed" at btbm.libsyn.com.
Direct download: BTBM_2007_10_15_HH.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:39pm EDT
Comments[0]

Post your comment:

Name

E-mail (will not be published)

Website

Your Comment




Please do not click submit more than once.