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Frank Morrison Spillane (/spɪˈln/; March 9, 1918 – July 17, 2006), better known as Mickey Spillane, was an American crime novelist and actor. He was best known for his Mike Hammer novels. More than 225 million copies of his books have sold internationally.[1][2] He was born in New York City.

Spillane died on July 17, 2006 in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina of pancreatic cancer, aged 88.[3][4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Gulley, Andrew (January 2006). "Interview: Mickey Spillane". The Strand Magazine.
  2. William L DeAndrea, Encyclopedia Mysteriosa : a comprehensive guide to the art of detection in print, film, radio, and television. New York: Prentice Hall General Reference, 1994. ISBN 0671850253 (pp. 336-7).
  3. "Mickey Spillane, 88, Critic-Proof Writer of Pulpy Mike Hammer Novels, Dies". The New York Times. 18 July 2006.
  4. John Sutherland. "Mickey Spillane". the Guardian.