Monday, July 17, 2006

Mickey Spillane Dies

In Memory

Mickey Spillane, the pulp novelist whose violent and racey crime stories flourished in the 1940's and 50's and made him one of the best selling writers of the 20th century, has passed away at the age of 88. Spillanes most well known creation is the detective Mike Hammer, a hard edged gumshoe for the post WWII era, who has been portrayed in TV and movies a number of times over the years. Spillanes work was as ubiquitous fifty years ago as Clancy, Crichton, and Grisham's are today, and while his novels may never be considered great literature, they made a lasting impression on their audiences and on the American Psyche.


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