Tag Archives: hardboiled fiction

REVIEW: “KILL ME, DARLING”

Just before Mickey Spillane passed away in 2006 at the age of 88, he alerted his wife to the presence of unfinished manuscripts in his office. He told her to “Give them to Max. He’ll know what to do.” “Max” was Max Allan Collins, veteran crime fiction writer of scores of novels and several successful series. Collins […]

“THE DOWNTOWN DEAL” IS NOW AVAILABLE

Finally, THE DOWNTOWN DEAL has gone live. It’s the latest entry in the Jack Barnett/Las Vegas Series, centering around a reluctant ex-private eye in Sin City, USA. Here’s a brief description: October, 2003. Sandra Blake is dead. A bullet in her forehead. Her ex-husband wants former private investigator Jack Barnett to find the killer. The […]

REVIEW: “KISS HER GOODBYE”

KISS HER GOODBYE by Mickey Spillane and Max Allan Collins (2011) Review by Mike Dennis Mike Hammer is back. It’s the 1970s. He’s a lot older now, a little mellower, and far more world-weary, as he makes his way through Kiss Her Goodbye, by Mickey Spillane in a 2011 posthumous collaboration with Max Allan Collins […]

REVIEW: “MY GUN IS QUICK”

MY GUN IS QUICK by Mickey Spillane Review by Mike Dennis “You have to be quick. And able. Or you’ll be dead.” That pretty much sums up Mike Hammer’s philosophy of life in New York City throughout all of his appearances in Mickey Spillane novels. But in My Gun Is Quick, Spillane’s searing 1950 tale […]

REVIEW: “THE COLDEST MILE”

THE COLDEST MILE by Tom Piccirilli (2009) Review by Mike Dennis, 2010 How would you like to take a job where your employer cuts your predecessor’s stomach open before your very eyes? Well, that’s what’s offered to the central character in the opening of The Coldest Mile, a 2009 blow-em-out hardboiled tale by Tom Piccirilli. […]

REVIEW: THE COLDEST MILE

THE COLDEST MILE by Tom Piccirilli Review Copyright 2009 by Mike Dennis How would you like to take a job where your employer cuts your predecessor’s stomach open before your very eyes?  Well, that’s what’s offered to the central character in the opening of this blow-‘em-out hardboiled tale by Tom Piccirilli. He’s called Chase, and […]