By Robert L. Gale
At one time, Mickey Spillane had authored seven of the pinnacle ten bestsellers in heritage, and should were the main extensively learn writer on the 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 continues to be one in every of America's maximum secret writers. This publication is a handy advisor to his works.
An commencing chronology lists the executive occasions in his lifestyles and occupation. the majority of the quantity offers 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 determine his quite a few characters, together with his really memorable detective, Mike Hammer. opt for entries checklist works for extra interpreting, and the amount concludes with a quick bibliography.
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BERN, HARRY. In The Killing Man, he and Gary Fells are ex-CIA agents turned rogue and working for Libya. They seize Mike, who knocks Bern's partial plate loose. It becomes a clue to his identity. Either Bern or Fells kills Richard Smiley in their effort to kill Penta, who is stalling on his assignment to kill the vice president. But Penta kills them. BERNIE. " BERNIE. In "Tomorrow I Die," he is one of Auger's gang. He and Carmen die when their getaway car rolls down a gully. BERNSTEIN. In Kiss Me, Deadly, Mike reads this name written in place of "Carver" and "Torn" by the mailbox by the door of the apartment where Lily Carver lives.
Mike correctly concludes that Cole sought to have Velda taken to Bird's farm. Mike goes there and finds Bird dead of a heart attack caused by Gorlin. BIZZ, CHARLIE. In The Deep, he was a member of the Knights Owl Club and helps Cat trace the whereabouts of Lew James. BLACK ALLEY (1996). Novel. (Characters: Austin Banger, James Bledsoe, Marshall Brotorrio, Casey, Captain Pat Chambers, Dan Coulter, Marty Diamond, Marcos Dooley, Marvin Dooley, Howie Drago, Gaetano, Gerrity, Mike Hammer, Harris, Slipped Disk Harris, Jackie, Miss Florence Lake, Bud Langston, Johnny Leeds, McClain, Sergeant Peppy Marlow, Dr.
BARTOLDI, VTTO. In The Last Cop Out, he and Baldie Foreman work for Leon Bray, check on Bray, find his corpse and seven other dead men, and are soon blown up themselves. BASEL, ARNOLD. In The Big Kill, he was a criminal with an arrest record. He worked for Charlie Fallon, went to Los Angeles, returned to New York, and worked for Ed Teen and Toady Link. Basil shot Charlie Decker, after which Toady ran over him and killed him. 12 BASSO, MOUSIE BASSO, MOUSIE. In Kiss Me, Deadly, he is a minor Mafia figure whom Mike forces to talk.
A Mickey Spillane Companion by Robert L. Gale