By Robert L. Gale
At one time, Mickey Spillane had authored seven of the head ten bestsellers in heritage, and will were the main extensively learn writer on this planet. Spillane masterful storytelling grabs his readers together with his first paragraph and leads them spellbound towards his climax. besides Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, and Ross Macdonald, he is still one in all America's maximum secret writers. This e-book is a handy consultant to his works.
An starting chronology lists the executive occasions in his lifestyles and profession. the majority of the amount provides a number of hundred alphabetically prepared entries on his writings. Lengthier entries summarize the plots of his works, together with I, the Jury; My Gun Is Quick; Vengeance Is Mine!; and The lengthy Wait. Shorter entries establish his various characters, together with his rather memorable detective, Mike Hammer. choose entries record works for additional examining, and the amount concludes with a quick bibliography.
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BLACK ALLEY 23 BILLINGS, HENRY. ," he was Ryan's enemy. He was involved in a heroin shipment, tried to implicate Ryan, and was murdered. BILLY. In The Body Lovers, he owns Billy's Cave, where Mike meets Roberta Slade. BIMMY. In The Deep, this big three-hundred pounder owns the White Rose Tavern. BINAGGIO, CHARLES (1907-1950). Kansas City political boss and Cosa Nostra figure. S. Senate, to investigate organized crime. In The Big Kill, Mike names "Binaggio" to Captain Pat Chambers as a person whose murder in Kansas City remains unsolved.
In The Erection Set, h e is an experienced killer sent by The Turk to kill Dog Kelly. Bell tries to d r o w n Lee Shay, kills Bridey-the-Greek and also (calling himself Peterson) Markham, stalks Dog, finds him in bed with Sharon Cass, and is killed by Dog. BELLEMY. In I, the Jury, h e was a Southern textile-mill o w n e r and the father of Esther and Mary Bellemy, to w h o m h e willed an estate of twenty-two rooms and a substantial income. BELLEMY, ESTHER. In /, the Jury, she is Mary Bellemy's twin sister, age twenty-nine, reputedly a big shopper.
Cat picks up Anita for a pleasant drink-and-dance evening at the Cherokee. Stripper Irish Maloney, widow of Chuck Maloney, a recently murdered parking attendant, entertains. Cat reminisces with the bouncer, Petey Salvo, known from high-school days. Next morning Reed informs Cat that Matteau and Gage are in Culver City with $100,000 in mob money to broker something huge. Cat asks Feathers to check into Rudy's relationship with Irish. Cat learns from Simon Helm, a real-estate local, that Colby has options on lush seafront properties.
A Mickey Spillane Companion by Robert L. Gale