The Mike Hammer Collection, Volume II [NOOK Book]

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"There's a kind of power about Mickey Spillane that no other writer can imitate." The New York Times

Apparently. With his trend-setting Mike Hammer detective novels, Mickey Spillane shot to superstardom as one of the most notorious ...

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The Mike Hammer Collection, Volume II

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Overview

"There's a kind of power about Mickey Spillane that no other writer can imitate." The New York Times

Apparently. With his trend-setting Mike Hammer detective novels, Mickey Spillane shot to superstardom as one of the most notorious bestselling sensations in publishing history. This powerhouse collection includes three of the master's long-out-of-print greatest novels-together for the first time in one explosive volume:
The Big Kill

One Lonely Night

Kiss Me, Deadly

Includes a special introduction by Shamus and Edgar Award-winner Lawrence Block


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Editorial Reviews

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Master detective Mike Hammer returns in three long-out-of-print mystery classics -- brought together for the first time in a single explosive volume.
New York Times
Mickey Spillane is a master.
Detecting Men
Mickey Spillane is the living master of the hard-boiled mystery.
Publishers Weekly
Close on the heels of Volume 1 (Forecasts, May 14), The Mike Hammer Collection: Volume 2 collects another three Mickey Spillane novels: One Lonely Night, The Big Kill and Kiss Me, Deadly. Introduced by multiple Shamus- and Edgar-winner Lawrence Block, the collection features Spillane at his finest (i.e., most vulgar, wise-talking, cynical, noir; most B-movie-poetic, etc.). The first story begins, "Nobody ever walked across the bridge, not on a night like this." Except, of course, our friend Mr. Hammer; readers will feel compelled to follow. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781440674112
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 9/1/2001
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 528
  • Sales rank: 146,767
  • File size: 651 KB

Meet the Author


Mickey Spillane is one of the world’s bestselling novelists, with sales of over 200 million copies worldwide of his more than 30 books. In 1995 he was named a Grandmaster by the Mystery Writers of America, and published his thirteenth Mike Hammer novel the following year. This collection is the first-time-ever omnibus featuring the first three novels by the living master of the hard-boiled mystery. Mickey currently lives with his wife in South Carolina.
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Table of Contents

Introduction vii
One Lonely Night 1
The Big Kill 175
Kiss Me, Deadly 347
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  • Posted February 1, 2010

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    Mike Hammer Collection, Vol. 1

    Mickey Spillane didn't invent the hardboiled detective genre. That honor belongs Dashell Hammett (some will say Raymond Chandler, Marlow is many things, but hardboiled isn't one of them). Spillane has the unique (possibly more prestigious) honor of popularizing it to a level Hammett (and Chandler) couldn't dream of. His Mike Hammer character is everything we've come to expect from a private detective in the old black and whites. He's tough, amoral, philandering, hard-drinking, quick tempered and stubborn. The three stories in this first collection serve as a great introduction to a great character. Don't look for any clever dialogue, moments of deep personal reflection or morally complex characters. All you will find in these pages is a tough guys, guns and girls. That may sound like cheap throw away lit (and when it was first being published, it was) but it is also what gave us many of the motifs of the hardboiled genre. Virtually every "tough detective" story that has been written in the past thirty years has heavily borrowed from Spillane. If you enjoy a good old fashioned hardboiled detective story, then start with the king.

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    I had never read any of the Mike Hammer stories. My only experie

    I had never read any of the Mike Hammer stories. My only experience was with the '80's TV show. These stories are just as fast paced, but grittier. They make for wonderful diversion from real life.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 17, 2009

    mike hammer

    I always knew about mike hammer from tv and the movies but i never read the books until i picked up this tradeback. I loved these first 3 mike hammer books, even though they take place in the late 1940s, early 1950s, they are alot of fun to read. there will be a brand new mike hammer book coming out next year called the big bang.

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  • Posted October 6, 2011

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    Splendid escapism

    I had never read any of the Mike Hammer stories. My only experience was with the '80's TV show. These stories are just as fast paced, but grittier. They make for wonderful diversion frpm real life. I had no complaints about the format.

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