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In midtown Manhattan, Mike Hammer, recovering from a near-fatal mix-up with the Mob, runs into drug dealers assaulting a young hospital messenger. He saves the kid, but the muggers are not so lucky. Hammer considers the rescue a one-off, but someone has different ideas, as indicated by a street-corner knife attack.With himself for a client, Hammer-and his beautiful, deadly partner Velda-take on the narcotics racket in New York just as the streets have dried up and rumors run rampant of a massive heroin shipment due any day. In a New York of flashy discotheques, swanky bachelor pads, and the occasional dark alley, Hammer deals with doctors and drug addicts, hippie chicks and hit men,meeting changing times with his timeless brand of violent vengeance. Originally begun and outlined by Spillane in the mid-sixties, and expertly completed by his longtime collaborator Max Allan Collins, The Big Bang is vintage Mike Hammer on acid . . . literally.
A reformed ex-con is the victim of a vicious killer. Mike Hammer goes gunning for justice, but a beautiful woman keeps getting in his way.
From New York Times bestselling authors Mickey Spillane and Max Allan Collins--the legend of Caleb York continues as the renowned gunslinger fights to bring justice to the blood-soaked streets of Trinidad, New Mexico.Caleb York has made up his mind and packed his bags. He'll be on the next stage, bound for San Diego and a new life as a Pinkerton man. But before Caleb can say a proper goodbye to his sweetheart, Willa, a peaceful morning erupts into blazing gunfire. Someone has to bring law and order to the wild little town of Trinidad, even as a band of outlaw brothers rides the vengeance trail and a new cattle baron sets his sights on more land. . .and on Willa, too. Looks like Caleb will be staying on for a while. With his Colt loaded for justice, and a sheriff's badge on his chest, Caleb York emerges as a classic Western hero who knows just how to stand up to the deadliest of enemies--and win. Mickey Spillane and Max Allan Collins"Spillane is a master in compelling you to always turn the next page." --The New York Times"Collins displays his mastery of Spillane's distinctive two-fisted prose." --Publishers Weekly"Spillane is a legend...a pioneer of tough guy ethics." --Washington Post"Max Allan Collins is the closest thing we have to a 21st Century Mickey Spillane." --This Week
A living legend in publishing, New York Times bestselling author Mickey Spillane returns with the kind of action and thrills that has captivated readers for years!Mike Hammer awakens from a near-fatal coma to find himself in more trouble than ever before. There's the gunning down of an old Army buddy to pay back in spades, directly connected to $89 billion in missing Mafia money that the crime family and the Feds want their hands on. But no one's counting on Hammer getting in the middle of things. . . with quick fists and an even quicker . 45!
Tiger gets mixed up with the Iron Curtain world, fights and flourishes his way through intrigue, murder and mayhem.
This murder mystery takes place in New York City, where Hammer must smash an underground cult that rewards its money-loving members with murder. Two strange slayings set Mike Hammer on a chase through the world of high fashion and UN cocktail parties to Village bars and sleazy hotels.
Tiger Mann is faced with a frightening challenge: avert the imminent destruction of the defence system of the United States.
This book offers two Mike Hammer cases in short story form that later appeared as novels, the transcript of a Mike Hammer playlet, 14 articles by Spillane and more.
"FRIEND, YOU'RE TALKING TO A GUY WITH A PRICE ON HIS HEAD AND THE POLICE AT HIS BACK..." <P> Compared to the $40 million the cops think he stole, $75,000 may not sound like much. But it's all the money in the world to the struggling Cuban exiles of Miami who rescued Morgan the Raider. So when it's snatched by a man the Cubans trusted, Morgan sets out to get it back. <P> A simple favor but as the bodies pile up -- dead men and beautiful women-- the Raider wonders what kind of Latin hell he's gotten himself into, and just who or what is the mysterious Consummata? <P> Begun by mystery master Mickey Spillane in the late 1960s and completed four decades later by his friend Max Allan Collins (Road to Perdition), The Consummata is the long-awaited follow-up to Spillane's bestseller The Delta Factor -- a breathtaking tale of treachery, sensuality, and violence, showcasing two giants of crime fiction at their pulse-pounding, two-fisted best.
Spillane belts out another shocker featuring a brand-new hero, counterspy Tiger Mann, who smashes into a Communist conspiracy involving UN delegates; CIA agents; ex-Nazi spies; a bold-bosomed, no-good beauty who's so kissable and so killable... and winds it all up with a real gasper, with a Spillane-type switcheroo that will make mystery history!
THE FINAL CRIME NOVEL FROM THE KING OF PULP FICTION!For 20 years, former NYPD cop Jack Stang has lived with the memory of his girlfriend's death in an attempted abduction. But what if she didn't actually die? What if she somehow secretly survived, but lost her sight, her memory, and everything else she had... except her enemies?Now Jack has a second chance to save the only woman he ever loved - or to lose her for good.
The Mann's Back, playing it low and deadly in a last-chance game of international espionage.<P> Tiger Mann, America's superspy, outwits an ace Soviet agent, foils a plot to kill a king, and takes the ruby from the navel of a restless Arabian dancer. All for the good of his country. No one but Mann and his ultrasecret organization could handle such a hazardous mission. No one but Spillane could write such a roaring hell-raiser of a thriller.
Mickey Spillane slings Morgan the Raider supercrook turned US agent, into a one man mission against the hoodlum army of a Latin dictator. His target: a dungeon cell of a torture palace; his sidekick a scorching babe who says no if it kills her.
Dogeron Kelly was out to cut a bunch of big bad boys down to size - the size of a six-foot hole in the ground. And on the way, he had his own ideas of what to do with the beautiful babes they threw out as bait -- the kind of bait Kelly loved to gobble up.
In the midst of a Manhattan snowstorm, Hammer halts the violent robbery of a pair of college sweethearts who have stumbled onto a remarkable archaeological find in the Valley of Elah: the perfectly preserved femur of what may have been the biblical giant Goliath. Hammer postpones his marriage to his faithful girl Friday, Velda, to fight a foe deadlier than the mobsters and KGB agents of his past -- Islamic terrorists and Israeli extremists bent upon recovering the relic for their own agendas. A week before his death, Mickey Spillane entrusted his nearly finished manuscript and extensive notes to his frequent collaborator, Max Allan Collins, to complete.The result is a thriller as classic as Spillane's own I, the Jury and as compelling as Collins's Road to Perdition.
Here's Mickey Spillane and Mike Hammer in their roughest and readiest--a double-strength shot of sex, violence, and action that is vintage Spillane all the way. It's a tough-guy mystery to please even the most bloodthirsty of fans!
Mike Hammer tears apart New York in search of a dead don's ledgerFor years, cops have whispered legends that Don Nicholas Giraldi, the gentleman godfather, kept a ledger going back decades, keeping track of every police officer, mogul, and politician who took even a cent of his dirty money. Finding the register would put mayors, senators, and even a president or two on the hook for prosecution--or blackmail. When old Nic finally kicks the bucket, one such official comes to Mike Hammer and begs him to find the book before it falls into the wrong hands.Mike has never believed the stories of the old don's journal, but for $10,000, he is happy to play along. Every hood in town wants to get his hands on the book, and finding it will mean pushing to the very heart of Nic's family. No matter how many years may have passed, Mike Hammer can still push harder.
Private eye, Mike Hammer, goes on the warpath when he finds his lovely secretary, Velda, lying battered on his office floor next to the mutilated body of a would-be client.
Mike Hammer has been away from New York too long. Recuperating in Florida after a deadly mob shootout, the private eye learns that an old mentor on the New York police force has committed suicide. Hammer returns for the funeral--and because he knows that Inspector Doolan would never have killed himself. But Manhattan in the 1970s no longer feels like home. Hammer's lovely longtime partner, Velda, has disappeared after he broke it off for her own safety, and his office is shut down. When a woman is murdered practically on the funeral home's doorstep, Hammer is drawn into the hunt for a cache of Nazi diamonds that makes the Maltese Falcon seem like a knickknack, and for the mysterious beauty who had been close to Doolan in his final days. But drug racketeers, who had it in for the tough old police inspector, attract Hammer's attention as well. Soon he is hobnobbing with coke-snorting celebrities at the notorious disco Club 52 and playing footsie with a sleek lady D.A., a modern female on the make for oldfashioned Hammer. Everything leads to a Mafia social club where Hammer and his .45 come calling, initiating the wildest showdown since Spillane's classic One Lonely Night.
A beautiful woman's cold-blooded murder has the mark of the Mafia. Although warned to stay away, Hammer won't stop until he gets revenge.
When Hammer and Velda go on vacation to a Long Island beach town, Hammer becomes embroiled in the mystery of a missing well-known New York party girl who lives nearby. When the woman turns up naked - and dead - astride the statue of a horse in the town square, Hammer feels compelled to investigate. Mickey Spillane's lost 1940s Mike Hammer novel, written between I, the Jury and My Gun Is Quickand never before published! Completed by Spillane's friend and literary executor Max Allan Collins,Lady, Go Die is finally making its way into print almost 70 years after its inception!
One Down, Many More to Come <P> Heather Scanlon lay naked on the bed, in total languor. Never, never before had it been like this. The wetness was still there, the satisfied glow in her body that centered directly in the full brunette triangle that was the apex of all her immediate being. Her breasts quivered with delight and a dreamy exhaustion seemed to flow from her fingers.<P> Gill Burke looked down at her and smiled. She was the first step up the ladder of the Organization and the most pleasurable. The rest of the way would be messier. The bodies to come wouldn't be live and warm and loving -- they would be vicious and bloody and ultimately dead...
In the west legends are made one bullet at a time...Trinidad, New Mexico, is an oasis of civilization in an untamed desert ruled by outlaws, bank robbers and horse thieves. Sheriff Harry Gauge rules his town with an iron fist, a fast gun, and an unbridled thirst for power.George Cullen sweated blood to carve a ranch from the wilderness. He'd rather take a bullet to the gut than give in to the greedy sheriff's land grab. But a cattle empire isn't all Gauge wants--he also has his eye on Cullen's beautiful daughter, Willa.Cullen gets word out that he's hiring the fastest gunslinger money can buy to take on the sheriff. When a stranger rides in, townsfolk wonder if this is the rancher's hired gun. Wherever he came from, wherever he's going, two things are clear--the stranger won't be pushed . . . and his aim is deadly."Spillane is a master in compelling you to always turn the next page." --The New York Times"Collins displays his mastery of Spillane's distinctive two-fisted prose." --Publishers Weekly
With an introduction by Max Allan Collins: The first collection of stories starring legendary Mike Hammer, the toughest private investigator in history It starts with a few near-accidents: A car almost swipes Mike Hammer when he's crossing the street. A junkie robs the notoriously hardboiled detective at knifepoint. A fight on a subway platform comes close to pushing him in front of a train. While any one of these could be a coincidence, together they make a conspiracy--one that Hammer will have to end in order to survive. And when it comes to finishing something--or someone--nobody does it better than Hammer. One of the twentieth century's bestselling American mystery authors, Mickey Spillane changed noir fiction forever when he loosed Mike Hammer on the world. Now these eight short stories, collected and finished by Max Allan Collins, show that Spillane is still capable of redefining the genre. The stories in A Long Time Dead have received numerous accolades, including an Edgar Award nomination, two International Association of Media and Tie-in Writers "Scribe" Awards, and a Private Eye Writers of America Shamus Award.
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