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Nonfiction: Biography
Unabridged   14 hour(s)
Publication date: 02/14/2023


King of Pulp Fiction

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Digital Download ISBN:9781696611299


The first-ever biography of the most popular and most influential pulp writer of all time, written by the collaborator who knew him best.

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Product Description

Beginning in 1947 with I, the Jury, and continuing with his next six novels, Mickey Spillane quickly amassed a readership in the tens of millions, becoming the bestselling novelist in the history of American publishing. Surrounded by controversy for the overt violence and suggestive sexual content of his iconic Mike Hammer private eye novels, Spillane was loathed by critics but beloved by his readers.

There is, however, more to Spillane's life than the books. He also starred as Hammer in a movie, was a circus performer, worked with the FBI in capturing a notorious criminal, and starred in Miller Light beer commercials that were so popular they ran for a quarter of a century.

Max Allan Collins became Spillane's friend and collaborator, continuing the Mike Hammer series for years after the author's death, building upon unfinished manuscripts the writer left behind. Now, with coauthor James Traylor, Collins has produced the first comprehensive and authoritative profile of the Mystery Writers of America Grand Master. It is a must-listen for any fan of the author—or of the generations of crime writers that were influenced by his work.

Author Bio

Max Allan Collins is a Mystery Writers of America Grand Master. He is the author of the Shamus Award–winning Nathan Heller thrillers and the graphic novel Road to Perdition, basis of the Academy Award–winning film starring Tom Hanks. His one-man show, Eliot Ness: An Untouchable Life, was an Edgar Award finalist. James L. Traylor is the author of Dime Detective Companion. He is also coauthor, with Max Allan Collins, of One Lonely Knight and Mickey Spillane on Screen.