The Mike Hammer Collection

The Mike Hammer Collection

Volume 3

Book - 2010
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The king of hard-boiled fiction presents a third collection of his acclaimed mysteries. In 'The Girl Hunters', Hammer's voluptuous long-lost love is targeted by the mastermind assassin known as the Dragon. In 'The Snake', while protecting a runaway blonde, Hammer trades barbs and lead with crooked politicos, snarling hoods and sex-hungry females. Finally, in 'The Twisted Thing', a kidnapping case links Hammer to a 14-year-old mystery and the most venomous killer the private eye has ever faced.
Publisher: New York : Obsidian, 2010
ISBN: 9780451231246
Branch Call Number: M SPILLANE
Characteristics: xviii, 524 p. ; 21 cm


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Nov 02, 2015

Question: Can a guy be a "tough" and generate enough brute-force to get his verbal messages across without having to resort to using the all-mighty f-word (and other such cussing) twice in every sentence he utters?

Answer: Yes. He sure can - Especially if he just happens to be the ultimate machoman, Mike Hammer, private investigator.

In this fine sample of hard-boiled, early-1960's, pulp fiction (that clearly leans towards the sleazier side of life), detective Mike Hammer is a rugged, no-nonsense dude who inevitably gets himself caught up with all sorts of mean-mouthed bad guys and tough-sexy gals who are always looking for trouble in all of the wrong places.

Written by famed, American novelist, Mickey Spillane, Volume 3 of The Mike Hammer Collection contains 3 mini-novels of tough, gritty violence that's punctuated by plenty of antagonistic dialogue (sans profanity) as only Spillane could dish it out.

Born in Brooklyn, NY (in 1918) - Mickey Spillane began as a serious writer in 1947. His career (writing crime-fiction) spanned for nearly 6 decades, when it was abruptly brought to an end by his death in 2006.

Throughout the 1950's and 60's a number of Spillane's novels were adapted into movie productions - The most famous of which was Kiss Me Deadly in 1955.


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