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The Man Who Gave Us Mike Hammer

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The Man Who Gave Us Mike Hammer

The Man Who Gave Us Mike Hammer

The Man Who Gave Us Mike Hammer

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Crime writer Mickey Spillane died Monday at age 88. Spillane was most famous for his sex- and violence-drenched Mike Hammer detective novels. His titles include Kiss Me Deadly and I the Jury. While critics rarely praised Spillane, his books were bestsellers. This interview originally aired on Nov. 22, 1989.

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