The Mike Hammer Collection, Volume III

The Mike Hammer Collection, Volume III

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by Mickey Spillane
     
 

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A trio of classic novels in the third omnibus from "the king of hard boiled crime fiction" (USA Today).

"There's a kind of power about Mickey Spillane that no other writer can imitate" (New York Times), and it's in full force in this collection of three of his greatest Mike Hammer novels:

The Girl Hunters: Hammer's…  See more details below

Overview

A trio of classic novels in the third omnibus from "the king of hard boiled crime fiction" (USA Today).

"There's a kind of power about Mickey Spillane that no other writer can imitate" (New York Times), and it's in full force in this collection of three of his greatest Mike Hammer novels:

The Girl Hunters: Hammer's voluptuous, long-lost love is targeted by the mastermind assassin known as the Dragon.

The Snake: Protecting a runaway blonde, Hammer trades barbs and lead with crooked politicos, snarling hoods, and sex-hungry females.

The Twisted Thing: A kidnapping case links Hammer to a fourteen year-old mystery and the most venomous killer the private eye has ever faced.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101464465
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/05/2010
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
544
Sales rank:
226,124
File size:
525 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

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.
Max Allan Collins was hailed in 2004 by Publisher's Weekly as "a new breed of writer." A frequent Mystery Writers of America "Edgar" nominee, he has earned an unprecedented fifteen Private Eye Writers of America "Shamus" nominations for his historical thrillers, winning for his Nathan Heller novels, True Detective (1983) and Stolen Away (1991).



His graphic novel Road to Perdition is the basis of the Academy Award-winning film starring Tom Hanks, directed by Sam Mendes. His many comics credits include the syndicated strip "Dick Tracy"; his own "Ms. Tree"; "Batman"; and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, based on the hit TV series for which he has also written video games, jigsaw puzzles, and a bestselling series of novels (for Pocket Books) that has sold over 1.5 copies in America alone.



He has been termed "the novelization king" by Entertainment Weekly, with tie-in books on the USA TODAY bestseller list nine times and the New York Times list twice. His movie novels include Saving Private Ryan, Windtalkers, Waterworld, I Love Trouble, Daylight, I Spy, U.S Marshals, Air Force One, Maverick, U-571, The Mummy, The Mummy Returns, The Scorpion King and The Pink Panther. He even wrote the prose version of the film script based on his own Road to Perdition. His TV tie-in work includes two NYPD Blue novels, a trio of DARK ANGEL books and the current BONES novel, Buried Deep.



An independent filmmaker in the midwest, he wrote and directed the Lifetime movie "Mommy" (1996) and a 1997 sequel, "Mommy's Day." He wrote "The Expert," a 1995 HBO World Premiere, and wrote and directed the innovative made-for-DVD feature, "Real Time: Siege at Lucas Street Market" (2000). "Shades of Noir" (2004), an anthology of his short films, includes his award-winning documentary, "Mike Hammer's Mickey Spillane." Shooting on a feature film based on his acclaimed novel, The Last Quarry, began shooting in January 2007 from the author's screenplay.



His one-man show, "Eliot Ness: An Untouchable Life," was nominated for an Edgar for Best Play of 2004 by the Mystery Writers of America; a film version, written and directed by Collins, received its world premiere in Rock Island, Illinois, in February 2006.



His other credits include film criticism, short fiction, songwriting, trading-card sets. His non-fiction work has received many honors, with his coffee-table book The History of Mystery receiving nominations for every major mystery awards and his recent Men's Adventure Magazines winning the Anthony Award.



Collins lives in Muscatine, Iowa, with his wife, writer Barbara Collins; they have collaborated on three novels and numerous short stories. Their son Nathan graduated in 2005 with majors in computer science and Japanese at the University of Iowa in nearby Iowa City, and has just returned from taking a year of post-graduate studies in Japan.

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