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.
A hell of a way to wrap up a legendary writing career. -- Booklist Spillane hot and cool...bookends his storied career. -- Kirkus A satisfying payoff with a rather touching aftermath...a worthy coda to Spillane's remarkable career in his centennial year. -- Publishers Weekly Tremendous fun - Atomic Junkshop will appeal to any fan of Michael Crichton - borg.com An entertaining adventure....The adventure takes a lot of unexpected turns and Spillane weaves in a lot of threads in just a couple hundred pages, but that's all part and parcel of Spillane's brilliance. Combined with his trademark sharp dialogue and simple prose style, he keeps the tale moving at an entertaining clip. Killer Nashville (Book of the Day) An absolute 'must read' for all dedicated mystery buffs and the legions of Mickey Spillane fans Midwest Book Review THE LAST STAND may result in a radical re-evaluation of Spillane evolution as an author, especially for those who felt he had nothing more to offer than the primitive, hard-hitting stories of Mike Hammer. For this reason, as well as discovering these two works for the first time, THE LAST STAND is a valuable contribution to the Spillane canon and highly recommended to both Spillane's longtime fans and those who know him solely as the creator of Mike Hammer. - Bookgasm