Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Mickey Spillane RIP

"This is an income-generating job," he told The Associated Press in a 2001 interview. "Fame was never anything to me unless it afforded me a good livelihood."

Spillane was the creater of Mike Hammer. He was 88.


* (asterisk) said...

I'm not as familiar with Spillane as I'd like to be, but I do love noir and P.I. stories. I should take this opportunity to get to know him.

Great cover shot, too.

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laura k said...

Listening to Sonny Rollins's Saxophone Colossus the other day, I realized one of the tunes was used for a TV version of Mike Hammer. I just read Spillane's obit, a neat coincidence.