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Day of the Guns (Tiger Mann #1)

3.41  ·  Rating Details ·  111 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
A tough-guy mystery to please even the most bloodthirsty of fans
Paperback, 160 pages
Published April 1st 1965 by Signet
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"Η γυναίκα με τα κόκκινα μαλλιά", εκδόσεις Ντετέκτιβ.

Βαθμολογία: 7/10

Μετά από σχεδόν πέντε ολόκληρα χρόνια, διαβάζω βιβλίο του Μίκι Σπιλέιν. Αυτό είναι το τέταρτο βιβλίο του που διαβάζω και μου φάνηκε το ίδιο ψυχαγωγικό και παλπ με τα τρία προηγούμενα (απ'όσο μπορώ να θυμηθώ τουλάχιστον, μιας και έχουν περάσει τόσα χρόνια). Λοιπόν, εδώ έχουμε τον (κάτι σαν) μυστικό πράκτορα Τάιγκερ Μαν, να βλέπει μετά από είκοσι χρόνια μια γυναίκα που ερωτεύτηκε και που προσπάθησε να τον σκοτώσει, όντας πράκτορα
Ken Schloman
Mickey Spillane is the one author that must get credit for the popularity of paperback thrillers mysteries, and spy novels of the 1950's and 60's. His popularity is returning today due to the work of author Max Allan Collins, who worked with Spillane prior to his death and continues to work with the author's unpublished manuscripts.

While "Day of the Guns" does not feature Mike Hammer, the character most closely identified with the author, it introduces a spy character, Tiger Mann, who I believe
Oct 11, 2014 B.E. rated it it was amazing
Now that was wicked awesome. I certainly didn't see the twist at the end coming. Too cool.
Nov 12, 2007 Siobhan rated it it was amazing
Best last line of a book, ever.
Feb 05, 2017 AndrewP rated it liked it
Shelves: crime-detective
A Tiger Mann story, not Mike Hammer as often listed.
Jan 15, 2017 Ed rated it really liked it
Shelves: action, espionage, nyc
#1 in the Tiger Mann series. Author Spillane introduces a second series with secret agent Tiger Mann as a counterpoint to his established PI Mike Hammer. Great fun.

Tiger Mann series - Counterspy Tiger Mann smashes into a Communist conspiracy involving UN delegates, CIA agents, ex-Nazi spies, and a bold-bosomed, no-good beauty who’s so kissable and so killable.
Sep 09, 2016 joan rated it it was ok
goes to bar, leaves bar, cornered by hoods, shoots up hoods, meets girl, sex with girl, cornered by hoods, kills hoods, nightclub, hoods, hotel, hoods, cabaret, sex, hoods, cops, hoods, sex, hotel, TWIST ENDING, sex.
Feb 28, 2011 Jack rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Whilst reading this I kept thinking of the Bonzo Dog Band's "I am the big shot....normally I pack a rod in pyjamas...". They must have read Spillane. Entertainingly of its time.
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Aug 07, 2012 Bill Jackman rated it really liked it
Tiger Mann is Mickey Spillaine's best continuing Character, in my opinion.
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Jun 03, 2014 James Hutcheson rated it it was ok
Way to reinforce those traditional gender roles Mickey!
Oct 05, 2011 Timo rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: timo
Tiger Mann ei ole koskaan ollut Spillanen hahmoista suosikkini. Mutta hupasan tyly poika se on. Kyllä tämän luki, hymyillen.
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Mickey Spillane was one of the world's most popular mystery writers. His specialty was tight-fisted, sadistic revenge stories, often featuring his alcoholic gumshoe Mike Hammer and a cast of evildoers who launder money or spout the Communist Party line.

His writing style was characterized by short words, lightning transitions, gruff sex and violent endings. It was once tallied that he offed 58 peop
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