By Robert L. Gale
At one time, Mickey Spillane had authored seven of the pinnacle ten bestsellers in heritage, and should were the main largely 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 is still one in every of America's maximum secret writers. This publication is a handy consultant to his works.
An commencing chronology lists the manager occasions in his existence and occupation. the majority of the amount provides numerous 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 quite a few characters, together with his rather memorable detective, Mike Hammer. choose entries record works for additional interpreting, and the amount concludes with a quick bibliography.
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THE BODY LOVERS (1967). Novel. (Characters: Angie, Arnie, Biff, Billy, Orslo Bucher, Bud, Al Casey, Captain Pat Chambers, Clendenning, Cleo, Corning, Bobby Dale, Davis, Lucy Delacort, Maxine Delaney, Lucy Digs, Dolly, Ali Duval, Ed, Charlie Forbes, Hy Gardner, Theodore Gates, George, Greenie, Paul Gregory, Mike Hammer, Walt Hanley, Richard Hardy, Donald Harney, Norman Harrison, Virginia Howell, Max Hughes, Lorenzo Jones, Lakland, James Lusong, Dulcie Mclnnes, Marsha, Ronald Miller, Lew Mitchi, Naku Em Abor, Julie Pelham, Helen Poston, Matt Prince, Sol Renner, Tim Riley, Belar Ris, Rosie, Bob Sabre, Richard Salisbury, Greta Service, Harry Service, Phil Silvester, Jean Singleton, Roberta Slade, Miss Tabor, Teddy, Mitch Temple, THE BODY LOVERS 33 Tillman, Ray Tucker, Gerald Ute, Mrs.
A Buick speeds by. The man is shot dead and frisked by one from the car. Mike shoots him in the legs, but the driver THE BIG KILL 19 runs over him and kills him. The police, including Captain Pat Chambers, arrive. Mike silently recognizes the dead thug as one of crime-king Lou Grindie's men, tells Pat about the baby, and is allowed to take the kid home, for now. Mike taxis to the Hop Scotch, finds Grindle gambling, and warns him viciously; meets Velda at Penn Station, shows her the kid, sends her to Florida on a case; then taxis home with the kid.
Ellen agrees to have her roommate Patty grab it at closing time but on condition Mike sleeps with Ellen. First, they go to the races. Ellen, whose father's horses she knows well, wins and so does Mike—$4,000, in fact. They drive to an East Side settlement, where Ellen donates her winnings; Mike contributes $1,000. After a Broadway dinner, they go to Ellen's apartment to examine the files—containing nothing relevant. Ellen gets a kiss and a rain check, and Mike plans further immediate moves against Toady, whose part in the action he begins to doubt.