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The Mike Hammer Collection, Volume III (Mike Hammer #7-9)

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A trio of classic novels in the third omnibus from "the king of hard boiled crime fiction" (USA Today).

"There's a kind of power about Mickey Spillane that no other writer can imitate" (New York Times), and it's in full force in this collection of three of his greatest Mike Hammer novels:

The Girl Hunters: Hammer's voluptuous, long-lost love is targeted by the mastermind a
Paperback, 544 pages
Published October 5th 2010 by NAL (first published September 28th 2010)
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Jan 24, 2017 Kathy rated it liked it
Spillane returns in the 60s with Mike Hammer, after laying off the series for a number of years. He's in form and Hammer is Hammer. Likeable and doing good, while kissing dames and shooting bad guys with his rod. Yes, really. Funny stuff from today's social standpoint.
Interestingly, the third story in the book (The Twisted Thing) was written in 1947-48, yet fits perfectly in with the other 60s novels. It's also one of the better Hammers in my opinion. The novels read quickly. There are 13 Hamme
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Nov 21, 2015 Charles Wilson rated it really liked it
I've read nine of Mike Hammer's adventures now, and they never get old. Sure, it's trash. Sex and violence are the order of the day. But there's also Mickey Spillane's atmospheric writing, the way he elicits the gritty side of New York, the intricate plotting, and the ubiquitous shock ending. Unfortunately, they apparently haven't collected a fourth book in this series yet, so I had to dig around for the individual titles. I'm looking forward to hours of escape with them.
Dec 21, 2010 Josh rated it really liked it
Comprises book 7 through 9 in the Mike Hammer series. The first two showed a different p.I to what Hammer fans are used to, one who at times reminded me of Ken Bruen's Jack Taylor. Velda's revelation in 'the snake' was a little hard to swallow, apart from that minor blight vol 3 was an enjoyable collection of Hammer novels with 'the twisted thing' being the highlight.
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May 03, 2011 Mark Stratton rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Bruce Rosenberger
Shelves: mystery
A solid collection of Hammer novels. The latter is quite different in tone from the first two, and where the hell was Velda in the last one? Worth a read.
Jan 13, 2011 Boozy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, noir, pulp
If you like hard-boiled detectives, then Mickey Spillane delivers. Excellent noir.
Aug 15, 2011 Hazel marked it as to-read
My father introduced me to these. I remember The Twisted Thing.
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have been a fan of Mike Hammer since my youth.
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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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Other Books in the Series

Mike Hammer (1 - 10 of 21 books)
  • I, the Jury  (Mike Hammer,  #1)
  • My Gun Is Quick
  • Vengeance Is Mine  (Mike Hammer, #3)
  • One Lonely Night
  • The Big Kill
  • Kiss Me, Deadly
  • The Girl Hunters
  • The Snake
  • The Twisted Thing
  • The Body Lovers

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