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The Death Dealers by Frank Morrison "Mickey" Spillane (1918-2006) - First - 1965 - from The Book Collector ABAA, ILAB (SKU: BOOKS004700)

The Death Dealers

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The Death Dealers

by Frank Morrison "Mickey" Spillane (1918-2006)

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190 pages. Octavo (8 1/4" x 5 3/4") bound in original publisher's red cloth with black lettering to spine original pictorial jacket. First edition.

Mickey Spillane (born March 9, 1918, Brooklyn, N.Y., U.S. - died July 17, 2006, Murrells Inlet, S.C.) U.S. writer of pulp detective fiction. His first novel, I, The Jury (1947), introduced the detective Mike Hammer, who later appeared in a series of works, including My Gun Is Quick (1950) and Black Alley (1996). Several of his Mike Hammer novels were adapted for film, most notably Kiss Me, Deadly (1952; film 1955). His other novels, all characterized by violence and sexual licentiousness, include The Deep (1961) and Day of the Guns (1964), which began a series centered on the international agent Tiger Mann. Spillane claimed to write solely for monetary gain and flouted literary taste with recurring elements of sadism that disturbed some readers, but the captivating vigor of his narrative and of his central characters brought him popular success.

The American government is courting the visiting ruler for reasons of oil. The Communists want the king, too - but they'd prefer him dead. So Tiger has to outwit the principal Far East Communist agent, counteract Communist propaganda being fed to the king, entertain the monarch's beautiful fiancé ... and still keep his lovely Rondine happy.


Corners gently bumped. Jacket rubbed at hinges, fold over edges, and spine ends, spine ends and corners lightly chipped else a very good copy in like jacket.


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The Death Dealers
Frank Morrison "Mickey" Spillane (1918-2006)
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E P Dutton and Company, Inc
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