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 this planet. Spillane masterful storytelling grabs his readers together with his first paragraph and leads them spellbound towards his climax. in addition to Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, and Ross Macdonald, he continues to be one in all America's maximum secret writers. This booklet is a handy consultant to his works.
An commencing chronology lists the executive occasions in his existence 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 a variety of characters, together with his relatively memorable detective, Mike Hammer. pick out entries checklist works for additional studying, and the amount concludes with a quick bibliography.
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BELCHEY. ," h e was a neighbor killed by the Harts. BELHANDER, LOUISE. In The Last Cop Out, she is a cute blond prostitute w h o pleases Papa Menes so m u c h in Florida (he crudely calls her a "threeway w o m a n " ) that h e takes her to his Long Island hideaway. Because she w a s tortured by Francois Verdun, Menes's associate, Louise shoots Menes to death and takes a bus to freedom. Her manual dexterity with males makes Spillane's choice of her last n a m e onomastically subtle. BELL, ARNOLD.
Mann (or, rather, Spillane) has sex on his mind excessively. In The By-Pass Control, Mrs. Bentley is mentioned. BERGAN, LOLA. In My Gun Is Quick, she is a former prostitute, originally from Byeville, Mississippi, and a nurse's aid during the war. Her knowledge of city vice and corruption helps Mike Hammer. Lola falls in love with Mike, feels inferior to him, but manages to attract him into one night of fervent lovemaking. Lola finds a camera her friend Nancy Sanford pawned, with Nancy's address.
In My Gun Is Quick, he is a rich philanthropist, now eighty, who says he is making up for a misspent youth by generosity. When Mike Hammer learns that Feeney Last is his bodyguard, Last leaves. Mr. Berin, as he prefers to be called, tells Mike he has outlived his wife, only son, and that son's granddaughter. He hires Mike to get information about Nancy Sanford, who turns out to be Berin's granddaughter. When Mike learns that Berin is profiteering from city vice and corruption, Mike kills him. BERKOWIT2.
A Mickey Spillane Companion by Robert L. Gale