Mickey Spillane is a well-known American writer of crime novels. He is best known for his Mike Hammer series of books and he wrote many other crime fiction works. Frank Morrison Spillane, better known as Mickey Spillane, was born on March 9, 1918, in Brooklyn, New York. He was raised in Elizabeth, New Jersey, and attended Erasmus Hall High School, graduating in 1936. After graduating from high school, Spillane briefly attended Kansas State Teachers College at Fort Hays on a football scholarship.

During the Great Depression, he traveled around and held ...

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