Mike Hammer - King of the Weeds

Mickey Spillane

Mickey Spillane is the legendary crime writer credited with igniting the explosion of paperback publishing after World War II as a result of the unprecedented success of his Mike Hammer novels, feeding the public's appetite for sexy, violent, straight-talking crime stories. He also starred as Mike Hammer in The Girl Hunters. Mickey Spillane died at the age of 88 in 2006.

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Max Allan Collins

Max Allan Collins is the author of Road to Perdition, the acclaimed graphic novel that inspired the movie, and of the multiple-award-winning Nathan Heller series of historical hardboiled mysteries. Max Allan Collins is one of most prolific and popular authors working in the field today. He was chosen as a 2017 Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America. He is also the literary executor of Mickey Spillane.

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Synopsis

It should be a mellow time for America’s toughest PI, Mike Hammer. He and Velda are planning their overdue nuptials, and his friend Captain of Homicide Pat Chambers is nearing retirement. Then an assassin’s bullet almost brings him down on his office doorstep. Could the attempted hit have anything to do with the impending release of a serial killer put away by Mike and Pat, decades ago? And how to explain the sudden rash of “accidental” deaths that has hit the NYPD?

There’s also the small matter of the $89 billion in Mafia money stashed in a cave, in a location known only to Hammer. With everyone from wiseguys to the US Government on his tail, not to mention the malign influence of convict mastermind “The King of the Weeds”, Mike has to prove that he is just as sharp, and deadly, as ever.
In what Mickey Spillane had planned to be the final Mike Hammer novel–begun in the late 1990s and completed recently by Max Allan Collins–the iconic tough guy has not dimmed with age. He is just as sharp, and deadly, as ever.

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Mickey Spillane Estate and Max Allan Collins

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