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The first Mike Hammer short story collection from the twentieth-century bestselling American mystery writer Mickey SpillaneThis book collects the short stories that Mickey Spillane’s close and trusted collaborator, Max Allan Collins, developed from unfinished Hammer manuscripts. This volume includes every Hammer short story developed from the shorter unfinished Spillane manuscripts. These stories were published, for the most part, in The Strand Magazine by publisher Andrew Gulli. One of the stories was released as part of the Mysterious Bookshop’s Bibliomystery series. Several of these stories have been honored: “So Long Chief” was nominated for the Edgar Award and won both the PWA Shamus and the IAMTW Scribe; “The Big Switch” was selected for the Best Crime and Mystery Stories of 2009 anthology; and “A Long Time Dead” was nominated for the CWA Dagger, a Thriller Award, and the Shamus, and was selected for Otto Penzler’s anthology, Best American Mystery Stories 2011.Mickey Spillane (1918–2006) was an American crime writer. Many of his novels featured the detective Mike Hammer. Born in Brooklyn, New York, Spillane sold his first story to a pulp magazine by the time he graduated from high school. He served as a fighter pilot in the army air corps in World War II, and published his first novel, I, the Jury, in 1947. With over two hundred twenty-five million copies of his books sold internationally, Spillane ranks as one of the world’s most popular mystery writers. Max Allan Collins is an award-winning writer of mysteries, comics, thrillers, screenplays, and historical fiction. His graphic novelRoad to Perdition was the basis for the 2002 Academy Award–winning film by the same name. Collins cofounded the International Association of Media Tie-In Writers and studied at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. He collaborated with Mickey Spillane on several projects and is completing a number of the Mike Hammer novels that Spillane left unfinished. Collins lives in Iowa with his wife, author Barbara Collins.
Number of Pages: 225
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Series Title: A Mike Hammer Casebook
Publisher: Ingram Pub Services
Author: Mickey Spillane & Max Allan Collins
Street Date: September 6, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-20-9562
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