Mar 8, 2015
We raise a glass to Mickey Spillane, the hard-boiled wordsmith born March 9, 1918. Spillane introduced the world to Mike Hammer, one of fiction’s toughest gumshoes, in 1947, and detective fiction was never the same. The unique blend of sex and violence, powered by Spillane’s terse prose, enthralled readers and led to adaptations on television, the big screen, and on radio. We’ll hear Larry Haines as Mike Hammer in That Hammer Guy in “There’s Something About a Dame” (first aired on Mutual on March 31, 1953) and “What You Don’t Know About Dames” (first aired on Mutual on April 28, 1953).