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

4.16 of 5 stars 4.16  ·  rating details  ·  67 ratings  ·  6 reviews
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 maste
ebook, 544 pages
Published October 1st 2010 by New American Library (first published September 28th 2010)
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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.
I've said it before and I'll say it again. If you are the type that likes a good Mike Hammer yarn, then you won't be let down. If you barely made it through 'I, the Jury' then don't bother as these stories don't quite hit that first level if brilliance.
Mark Stratton
May 13, 2011 Mark Stratton rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
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.
If you like hard-boiled detectives, then Mickey Spillane delivers. Excellent noir.
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My father introduced me to these. I remember The Twisted Thing.
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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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Mike Hammer (1 - 10 of 20 books)
  • I, the Jury
  • My Gun Is Quick
  • Vengeance Is Mine
  • One Lonely Night
  • The Big Kill
  • Kiss Me, Deadly
  • The Girl Hunters
  • The Snake
  • The Twisted Thing
  • The Body Lovers
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