Mickey Spillane, Max Allan Collins - Author

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Mickey Spillane is the legendary crime writer of the Mike Hammer novels, selling millions of copies worldwide. Max Allan Collins is a prolific crime & thriller author, and also the literary executor of Mickey Spillane.

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Mike Hammer - Killing Town

Mike Hammer - Killing Town

Author: Mickey Spillane, Max Allan Collins Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/04/2018

While undercover in upstate New York, Hammer is accused by police of murdering a young woman near the freight yards. Roughed up by the cops and facing a murder charge, Hammer's fate is looking bleak until a beautiful blonde, Melba Charles, daughter of the influential Vernon Charles, gives him an unexpected alibi. But there is a price for clearing his name: he is to marry her.

Bloody Spur

Bloody Spur

Author: Mickey Spillane, Max Allan Collins Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/01/2018

The Big Showdown

The Big Showdown

Author: Mickey Spillane, Max Allan Collins Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/03/2017

Mike Hammer The Will to Kill

Mike Hammer The Will to Kill

Author: Mickey Spillane, Max Allan Collins Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/03/2017

Taking a midnight stroll along the Hudson River, Mike Hammer gets more than he bargained for: a partial corpse on an ice floe. The body is that of a butler who spent the last years of his life working for a millionaire-also now deceased-and his notoriously privileged children.Were both master and servant murdered? Captain Pat Chambers thinks so. But to prove it Hammer must travel to upstate New York to investigate the dead man's family, all of whom have a motive for murder, and one of whom who has a taste for it.

The Big Showdown

The Big Showdown

Author: Mickey Spillane, Max Allan Collins Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/05/2016

The Legend Of Caleb York

The Legend Of Caleb York

Author: Mickey Spillane, Max Allan Collins Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/05/2016

Mike Hammer Murder Never Knocks

Mike Hammer Murder Never Knocks

Author: Mickey Spillane, Max Allan Collins Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/03/2016

A failed attempt on his life by a contract killer gets Mike Hammer riled up. But it also lands him an unlikely job: security detail for a Hollywood producer having a party to honor his beautiful fiance e, a rising Broadway star. But it's no walk in the park, as Hammer finds violence following him and his beautiful P.I. partner Velda into the swankiest of crime scenes.In the meantime, Hammer is trying to figure out who put the hitman on him. Is there a connection with the death of a newsstand operator who took a bullet meant for him? A shadowy figure looking for the kill of his life?

Murder Never Knocks

Murder Never Knocks

Author: Mickey Spillane, Max Allan Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 08/03/2016

A failed attempt on his life by a contract killer gets Mike Hammer riled up. But it also lands him an unlikely job: security detail for a Hollywood producer having a party to honor his beautiful fiancee, a rising Broadway star. But it's no walk in the park, as Hammer finds violence following him and his beautiful private-eye partner Velda into the swankiest of crime scenes.In the meantime, Hammer is trying to figure out who put the hit man on him. Is there a connection with the death of a newsstand operator who took a bullet meant for him? A shadowy figure looking for the kill of his life?

The Legend Of Caleb York

The Legend Of Caleb York

Author: Mickey Spillane, Max Allan Collins Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/04/2015

Kill Me, Darling

Kill Me, Darling

Author: Mickey Spillane, Max Allan Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 14/04/2015

The course of true love never did run smooth for PI Mike Hammer. His secretary and partner Velda has walked out on him without explanation, and Mike is just surfacing from a four-month bender. But then an old cop turns up murdered-a cop who once worked with Velda on the NYPD Vice Squad. What's more, Mike's pal Captain Pat Chambers has discovered that Velda is in Florida, now the moll of gangster and drug runner Nolly Quinn.Hammer hits the road and drives to Miami, where he enlists the help of a horse-faced newspaperman and a local police detective. But can they find Velda in time? And what is the connection between the murdered vice cop in Manhattan and Mike's ex turned gun moll in Florida?

Mike Hammer - Kill Me, Darling

Mike Hammer - Kill Me, Darling

Author: Mickey Spillane, Max Allan Collins Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/04/2015

Mike Hammer's secretary and partner Velda has walked out on him, and Mike is just surfacing from a four-month bender. But then an old cop turns up murdered, an old cop who once worked with Velda. What's more, Mike's pal Captain Pat Chambers reveals that Velda is in Florida, the moll of gangster and drug runner Nolly Quinn. Hammer hits the road and drives to Miami, where he enlists the help of a horse-faced newspaperman and a local police detective. But can they find Velda in time? And what is the connection between the murdered vice cop in Manhattan, and Mike's ex turning gun moll in Florida?

It's In The Book

It's In The Book

Author: Mickey Spillane, Max Allan Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 01/06/2014

A new Mike Hammer story from the archives of Mickey Spillane. On the death of crime boss Don Giraldi, a rumour begins to spread about the existence of a very dangerous book. A ledger that lists every deal made during his career. The rumored is that the book is in the possession of person he trusted most. But who can a crime boss trust? Hired by the local police to find the ledger, Mike Hammer soon finds himself in the firing line of everyone from the cops, the local politicians, and the crime syndicates themselves...

It's in the Book

It's in the Book

Author: Mickey Spillane, Max Allan Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 20/05/2014

Mike Hammer tears apart New York in search of a dead don's ledgerFor years, cops have whispered legends that Don Nicholas Giraldi, the gentleman godfather, kept a ledger going back decades, keeping track of every police officer, mogul, and politician who took even a cent of his dirty money. Finding the register would put mayors, senators, and even a president or two on the hook for prosecutionor blackmail. When old Nic finally kicks the bucket, one such official comes to Mike Hammer and begs him to find the book before it falls into the wrong hands.Mike has never believed the stories of the old don's journal, but for $10,000, he is happy to play along. Every hood in town wants to get his hands on the book, and finding it will mean pushing to the very heart of Nic's family. No matter how many years may have passed, Mike Hammer can still push harder.

It's in the Book

It's in the Book

Author: Mickey Spillane, Max Allan Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 20/05/2014

Mike Hammer tears apart New York in search of a dead don's ledgerFor years, cops have whispered legends that Don Nicholas Giraldi, the gentleman godfather, kept a ledger going back decades, keeping track of every police officer, mogul, and politician who took even a cent of his dirty money. Finding the register would put mayors, senators, and even a president or two on the hook for prosecutionor blackmail. When old Nic finally kicks the bucket, one such official comes to Mike Hammer and begs him to find the book before it falls into the wrong hands.Mike has never believed the stories of the old don's journal, but for $10,000, he is happy to play along. Every hood in town wants to get his hands on the book, and finding it will mean pushing to the very heart of Nic's family. No matter how many years may have passed, Mike Hammer can still push harder.

Mike Hammer Mike Hammer - Complex 90 Complex 90

Mike Hammer Mike Hammer - Complex 90 Complex 90

Author: Mickey Spillane, Max Allan Collins Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/05/2014

Hammer accompanies a politician to Moscow, where he is arrested by the KGB and imprisoned. He quickly escapes, but back in the States, the government is none too happy. Russia demands his return to stand charges, and various government agencies are following him. A question dogs Hammer: Why does Russia want him back, and why was he sent to Russia with the senator in the first place?

King of the Weeds

King of the Weeds

Author: Mickey Spillane, Max Allan Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 06/05/2014

In what Mickey Spillane had planned to be the final Mike Hammer novel, Hammer finds himself up against a clever serial killer targeting only cops.A killer Mike Hammer's old friend Captain Pat Chambers had put away many years ago is suddenly freed on new, seemingly indisputable evidence, and Hammer wonders if this outwardly placid, very odd old man might somehow be engineering cop killings that all seem to be either accidental or by natural causes. At the same time, Hammer and Velda are dealing with the fallout-some of it mob, some of it federal government-over the $89 billion cache the detective is (rightly) suspected of finding not long ago.

Mike Hammer Mike Hammer - Lady, Go Die! Lady, Go Die!

Mike Hammer Mike Hammer - Lady, Go Die! Lady, Go Die!

Author: Mickey Spillane, Max Allan Collins Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/07/2013

Hammer and Velda go on vacation to a small beach town on Long Island after wrapping up the Williams case (I, the Jury). Walking romantically along the boardwalk, they witness a brutal beating at the hands of some vicious local cops-Hammer wades in to defend the victim. When a woman turns up naked-and dead-astride the statue of a horse in the small-town city park, how she wound up this unlikely Lady Godiva is just one of the mysteries Hammer feels compelled to solve...

Mike Hammer Mike Hammer - Complex 90 Complex 90

Mike Hammer Mike Hammer - Complex 90 Complex 90

Author: Mickey Spillane, Max Allan Collins Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/05/2013

Hammer accompanies a politician to Moscow, where he is arrested by the KGB and imprisoned. He quickly escapes, but back in the States, the government is none too happy. Russia demands his return to stand charges, and various government agencies are following him. A question dogs Hammer: Why does Russia want him back, and why was sent to Russia with the senator in the first place?

Complex 90

Complex 90

Author: Mickey Spillane, Max Allan Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 07/05/2013

When private investigator Mike Hammer accompanies a conservative politician to Moscow on a fact-finding mission, he is arrested and imprisoned by the KGB on a bogus charge. He quickly escapes, creating an international incident by getting into a firefight with Russian agents. On his stateside return, the government is none too happy with Hammer. Russia is insisting upon his extradition, and various government agencies are following him. A question dogs our hero: why him? Why does Russia want him back, and why was he singled out to accompany the senator to Russia in the first place? The legendary Mike Hammer continues to thrill readers everywhere, even after the passing of his brilliant creator, Mickey Spillane. Complex 90, begun in 1964 by Mickey Spillane, was completed almost forty years later by the writer chosen by Mike Hammer's creator himself.

Mike Hammer Mike Hammer - Lady, Go Die! Lady, Go Die!

Mike Hammer Mike Hammer - Lady, Go Die! Lady, Go Die!

Author: Mickey Spillane, Max Allan Collins Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/05/2012

This is the lost 1940s Mike Hammer novel, written between I, the Jury and My Gun Is Quick . Hammer and Velda go on vacation to a Long Island beach town. Hammer becomes embroiled in the mystery of a missing well-known New York party girl who lives nearby. When the woman turns up naked - and dead - astride the statue of a horse in the town square, Hammer feels compelled to investigate.

Consummata

Consummata

Author: Mickey Spillane, Max Allan Collins Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/10/2011

Kiss Her Goodbye

Kiss Her Goodbye

Author: Mickey Spillane, Max Allan Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 25/05/2011

Mike Hammer has been away from New York for too long. Recuperating in Florida after the mob shoot-out that nearly claimed his life, he learns that an old mentor on the New York police force has committed suicide. Hammer returns for the funeral-and because he knows that Inspector Doolan would never have killed himself. But Manhattan in the seventies no longer feels like home. Hammer's longtime partner, Velda, disappeared after he broke it off for her own safety, and his office is shut down.When a woman is murdered practically on the funeral's doorstep, Hammer is drawn into the hunt for a cache of Nazi diamonds that makes the Maltese Falcon seem like a knickknack and for the mysterious woman who had been close to Doolan in his final days. But drug racketeers, who had it in for Doolan, attract Hammer's attention as well. Soon he is hobnobbing with coke-snorting celebrities at the notorious disco, Club 52, and playing footsie with a sleek lady DA, a modern woman on the make for old-fashioned Hammer. Everything leads to a Mafia social club where Hammer and his .45 come calling, initiating the wildest showdown since Spillane's classic One Lonely Night.

Big Bang

Big Bang

Author: Mickey Spillane, Max Allan Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 14/05/2010

In midtown Manhattan, Mike Hammer, recovering from a near-fatal mix-up with the Mob, runs into drug dealers assaulting a young hospital messenger. He saves the kid, but the muggers are not so lucky. Hammer considers the rescue a one-off, but someone has different ideas, as indicated by a street-corner knife attack. With himself for a client, Hammer-and his beautiful, deadly partner Velda-take on the narcotics racket in New York just as the streets have dried up and rumors run rampant of a massive heroin shipment due any day. In a New York of flashy discotheques, swanky bachelor pads, and the occasional dark alley, Hammer deals with doctors and drug addicts, hippie chicks and hit men, meeting changing times with his timeless brand of violent vengeance. Originally begun and outlined by Spillane in the mid-sixties, and expertly completed by his longtime collaborator Max Allan Collins, The Big Bang is vintage Mike Hammer on acid-literally.

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