Mickey Spillane: Born March 9, (1918-2006)

Born Frank Morrison Spillane in Brooklyn, New York. Nicknamed “Mickey” by his father, an Irish-American Bartender. Spillane was best known for his Mike Hammer series of detective novels. He became one of the highest selling authors of his era beginning with his first novel – I, The Jury. Yet many of us may best remember him for his 20 years of Miller “Light” beer commercials throughout the 80’s and 90’s.

Hist top 10 best sellers would include primarily novels from his “Mike Hammer Series”

I, The Jury
The Big Bang (w/ Mike Collins)
My Gun is Quick
Vengeance is Mine
Dead Street
Black Alley
The Golliath Bone
One Lonely Night
The Big Kill
Kiss Me Deadly

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