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    9781785656828 Paperback FICTION / Thrillers On Sale Date:February 13, 2018
    $13.50 CAD 5 x 8 x 0.6 in | 0.52 lb | 256 pages Carton Quantity:60 Canadian Rights: Y Hard Case Crime
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      JAILED FOR A JOKE

      It isn’t easy going to jail for a practical joke. Of course, this particular joke left 20 cars wrecked on the highway and two politicians’ careers in tatters - so jail is where Harold Künt landed. Now he’s just trying to keep a low profile in the Big House. He wants no part of his fellow inmates’ plan to use an escape tunnel to rob two banks. But it’s too late; he’s in it up to his neck. And that neck may just wind up in a noose…

      HELP I AM BEING HELD PRISONER is Donald E. Westlake at his funniest and his most ingenious, a rediscovered crime classic from the MWA Grand Master returning to stores for the first time in three decades.
      Bio
      Donald E. Westlake is widely regarded as one of the great crime writers of the 20th Century. He won three Edgar Awards and was named a Grandmaster by the Mystery Writers of America. Many of his books have been made into movies; Westlake also wrote the screenplay for “The Grifters,” for which he received an Academy Award nomination.

      Author Residence: Deceased

      Author Hometown: Deceased
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      "The novel offers so many gifts to the reader—wonderful characters; a wide-eyed, goofy sense of humor; some delightfully hysterical wordplay—that the publisher has done readers an enormous favor by bringing it back into print." -- Booklist starred review

      "A bright reprint from 1974 that shows [Westlake] working the field in which he remains unrivaled: the comic caper in which Murphy's law reigns supreme...Fans of Westlake's Dortmunder series, which got started around the same time with The Hot Rock (1970), will appreciate the author's consummate blending of comedy and suspense, often within the same sentence, and rejoice that more Westlakes are slated for resurrection."
      --Kirkus Review

      "Fans both old and new will be tickled." Publishers Weekly

      "Donald E. Westlake at his funniest and his most ingenious...not to be missed" -- The Violent World of Parker

      "Pick up this well-written, exquisitely plotted and, yes, really funny caper novel and see what all of the excitement was and is about." - BookReporter

      "a fast, funny romp of a story, virtually “unputdownable.” - Anthony Cardno blog review

      "Like all of the best Westlake books, this one careens along like a cyclist on meth." -- GrouchyGrammarian.com

      "thoroughly entertaining little gem" - Bookgasm
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    The Last Stand Mickey Spillane
    9781785656866 Hardcover FICTION / Thrillers On Sale Date:March 20, 2018
    $29.99 CAD 5.7 x 8.8 x 1 in | 0.95 lb | 288 pages Carton Quantity:20 Canadian Rights: Y Hard Case Crime
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      ON MICKEY SPILLANE’S 100TH BIRTHDAY - A BRAND-NEW NOVEL FROM THE MASTER

      When legendary mystery writer Mickey Spillane died in 2006, he left behind the manuscript of one last novel he’d just completed: THE LAST STAND. He asked his friend and colleague (and fellow Mystery Writers of America Grand Master) Max Allan Collins to take responsibility for finding the right time and place to publish this final book. Now, on the hundredth anniversary of Spillane’s birth, his millions of fans will at last get to read THE LAST STAND, together with a second never-before-published work, this one from early in Spillane’s career: the feverish crime novella A BULLET FOR SATISFACTION.

      A tarnished former cop goes on a crusade to find a politician’s killer and avoid the .45-caliber slug with his name on it. A pilot forced to make an emergency landing in the desert finds himself at the center of a struggle between FBI agents, unsavory fortune hunters, and members of the local Indian tribe to control a mysterious find that could mean wealth and power - or death. Two substantial new works filled with Spillane’s muscular prose and the gorgeous women and two-fisted action the author was famous for, topped off by an introduction from Max Allan Collins describing the history of these lost manuscripts and his long relationship with the writer who was his mentor, his hero, and for much of the last century the bestselling author in the world.
      Bio
      Mickey Spillane is the legendary crime writer credited with igniting the explosion of paperback publishing after World War II as a result of the unprecedented success of his Mike Hammer novels, feeding the public’s appetite for sexy, violent, straight-talking crime stories. He also starred as Mike Hammer in The Girl Hunters. Mickey Spillane died at the age of 88 in 2006.

      Author Residence: Deceased

      Author Hometown: Deceased
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      “A hell of a way to wrap up a legendary writing career.”-- Booklist

      “Spillane hot and cool…bookends his storied career.”-- Kirkus

      “A satisfying payoff with a rather touching aftermath…a worthy coda to Spillane’s remarkable career in his centennial year." -- Publishers Weekly

      "Tremendous fun" - Atomic Junkshop

      “will appeal to any fan of Michael Crichton” - borg.com


      "An entertaining adventure....The adventure takes a lot of unexpected turns and Spillane weaves in a lot of threads in just a couple hundred pages, but that’s all part and parcel of Spillane’s brilliance. Combined with his trademark sharp dialogue and simple prose style, he keeps the tale moving at an entertaining clip. " Killer Nashville (Book of the Day)

      "An absolute 'must read' for all dedicated mystery buffs and the legions of Mickey Spillane fans" Midwest Book Review

      "THE LAST STAND may result in a radical re-evaluation of Spillane evolution as an author, especially for those who felt he had nothing more to offer than the primitive, hard-hitting stories of Mike Hammer. For this reason, as well as discovering these two works for the first time, THE LAST STAND is a valuable contribution to the Spillane canon and highly recommended to both Spillane’s longtime fans and those who know him solely as the creator of Mike Hammer. " - Bookgasm
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    Exile's Throne The Empress Game Trilogy 3 Rhonda Mason
    9781783299454 Paperback FICTION / Fantasy On Sale Date:August 28, 2018
    $19.95 CAD 5.09 x 7.8 x 0.92 in | 0.59 lb | 352 pages Carton Quantity:56 Titan Books
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      One seat on the intergalactic Sakien Empire’s supreme ruling body, the Council of Seven, remains unfilled, that of the Empress Apparent. The seat isn’t won by votes or marriage. It’s won in a tournament of ritualized combat in the ancient tradition. Now that tournament, the Empress Game, has been called and the women of the empire will stop at nothing to secure political domination for their homeworlds. Kayla Reunimon, a supreme fighter, is called to battle it out in the arena. 

      The battle for political power isn’t contained by the tournament’s ring, however. The empire’s elite gather to forge, strengthen or betray alliances in a dance that will determine the fate of the empire for a generation. With the empire wracked by a rising nanovirus plague and stretched thin by an ill-advised planet-wide occupation of Ordoch in enemy territory, everything rests on the woman who rises to the top.
      Bio
      Rhonda Mason lives in Florida in the US. She has an M.A. from Seton Hill University’s Writing Popular Fiction program where she focused on writing speculative fiction. She is published in short and long fiction, a member of SFWA and RWA, and works as an editor in the financial newswire sector.

      Author Residence: Florida

      Author Hometown: Florida
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        Author Website: www.rhondamason.com/
    • Awards & Reviews

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      “With worldbuilding that zigs and zags between sci-fi and fantasy and a truly compelling heroine, Mason’s trilogy isn’t one to be dismissed.”  Barnes & Noble SFF blog
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    Embers of War Gareth L. Powell
    9781785655180 Paperback FICTION / Science Fiction On Sale Date:February 20, 2018
    $19.95 CAD 5.2 x 8 x 1.03 in | 0.81 lb | 416 pages Carton Quantity:36 Canadian Rights: Y Titan Books
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      From BSFA Award winning author Gareth L. Powell comes the first in a new epic sci-fi trilogy exploring the legacies of war

      The sentient warship Trouble Dog was built for violence, yet following a brutal war, she is disgusted by her role in a genocide. Stripped of her weaponry and seeking to atone, she joins the House of Reclamation, an organisation dedicated to rescuing ships in distress. When a civilian ship goes missing in a disputed system, Trouble Dog and her new crew of loners, captained by Sal Konstanz, are sent on a rescue mission.


      Meanwhile, light years away, intelligence officer Ashton Childe is tasked with locating the poet, Ona Sudak, who was aboard the missing spaceship. What Childe doesn’t know is that Sudak is not the person she appears to be. A straightforward rescue turns into something far more dangerous, as Trouble Dog, Konstanz and Childe find themselves at the centre of a conflict that could engulf the entire galaxy. If she is to save her crew, Trouble Dog is going to have to remember how to fight…
      Bio
      Gareth is the author of five science-fiction novels and two short story collections. His third novel, Ack-Ack Macaque, book one in the Macaque Trilogy, was the winner of the 2013 BSFA novel award. He lives in Bristol, UK. Find him on Twitter @garethlpowell.

      Author Residence: UK

      Author Hometown: UK
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      "When you have an imagination like Gareth Powell’s, you must write or paint or otherwise vent that imagination through art so your head won’t explode." - New York Journal of Books

      "A nice blend of hardware and humanity...with elements of today and a logically projected far future....leaves a group of enthralled readers hungry for more " - New York Journal of Books

      “Really engrossing” - Transfer Orbit

      "Powell's writing is fast-paced and fun and full of adventure. He's on my must-read list." - Ann Leckie

      "a book dominated by strong women, hairs-breadth escapes, interpersonal conflicts, and ultimately, the dogged determination of human beings, and others, to become better versions of themselves." -- Sci-Fi Magazine

      "With a definite vibe from the Firefly television series, this first in a planned trilogy will appeal to fans of Leckie, Iain Banks, and Anne McCaffrey." -- Booklist

      “turns some of our favorite space opera tropes (including sentient starships) to eleven” - Barnes & Noble SFF blog

      "A smart, funny, tragic, galloping space opera that showcases Powell’s wit, affection for his characters, world-building skills and unpredictable narrative inventions... The chapters are taut and bite-sized, making for some propulsive reading. His prose, which wastes no words, is vivid and sharp, and at times grittily poetic...Full of all the gosh-wow ideation and thriller-style action that one could ask for. We get a full sense of galactic history and cultures, economies and polities...Fans of Neal Asher, Alistair Reynolds, and Michael Cobley will embrace Powell’s book wholeheartedly. Its fresh spins on the grand space opera motifs, as well as its superior characterizations, prove there’s life in the old Trouble Dog yet." - Locus Magazine

      "an emotionally wrenching take on life in a war-torn far future... leading to an explosive finale with strong series potential." - Publishers Weekly

      "Will appeal to military sf fans, especially those who seek a little mystery in space...If you enjoy James A. Corey or Vernor Vinge, you will want to read this." - Library Journal

      "A fantastic space opera with tight prose, fast pacing, and unforgettable characters...The next book in this series cannot come fast enough. I’m in it for the long haul with this series. I highly recommend this book. It is not a book you want to miss." -- Looking Glass Reads

      This is a true space opera, full of suspense, and mystery, and stuff blowing up real good—but it’s the humanity of Powell’s vision that truly makes it something special” Barnes & Noble SFF

      “turns some of our favorite space opera tropes to eleven” Barnes & Noble SFF


      “It’s fast paced, it’s intricate and it’s complex.” Erlebnisse

      “The writing is wonderfully descriptive, and I loved the concepts and definitely want to see where our ragtag group of heroes will go next” Frumious Consortium


      “If you have even a MILD love for Science Fiction Novels PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE pick this book up! - Fangirl Nation

      “This action-packed, adventure has plenty of drama, suspense, and intrigue. With colorful characters and an unpredictable plot, I thoroughly enjoyed this start of a fun, new trilogy” SciFi Chick

      "Practically zooms across space, pulling the reader along with it. This is an excellently paced adventure that swells with energy and force, upping the stakes at every turn of the page. " - BookPage

      “a big book that hits all of the buttons that make space opera one of my favorite genres” - Tor.com

      “Other Space Operas I’ve read this year have had the characters, the scale, the sensawunda, and the big dumb objects, but it is Embers of War that marries it with the best writing” - Skiffy & Fanty's Reviewer's Picks

      “All in all, Embers of War was a great read that ticked off the boxes when it comes to what I look for in a military sci-fi or space opera” 4/5 Stars - The BiblioSanctum

      “Powell finds the heart in each member of Trouble Dog’s crew of loners and outcasts, not to mention the ship herself” - Barnes & Noble SFF Blog

      "Embers of War is both an action-packed adventure and a hard-hitting commentary on how far people are willing to go to win and the affect it has on those who have to live with that decisions of those above them. It’s a story of regret, atonement, and taking a stand against seemingly insurmountable odds for the good of others." Portland Book Review
  • 5
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    9781783297085 Paperback FICTION / Mystery & Detective On Sale Date:February 20, 2018
    $19.95 CAD 5.5 x 8.3 x 1.5 in | 0.9 lb | 352 pages Carton Quantity:32 Canadian Rights: Y Titan Books
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      THE FIRE PIT IS THE THIRD BOOK IN THE FAROES NOVEL SERIES, FOLLOWING ON FROM THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED THE KILLING BAY

      In the wake of a dying man’s apparent suicide, the skeleton of a young woman is discovered on a windswept hillside. Detective Hjalti Hentze suspects that it is the body of a Norwegian woman reported missing forty years earlier, while a commune occupied the land, and whose death may be linked to the abduction and rape of a local Faroese girl.

      Meanwhile British DI Jan Reyna is pursing his investigation into his mother’s suicide. But as he learns more about her final days, links between the two cases start to appear: a conspiracy of murder and abuse spanning four decades. And as Hentze puts the same pieces together, he realizes that Reyna is willing to go further than ever before to learn the truth…
      Bio
      Chris Ould is a BAFTA award-winning screenwriter who has worked on many TV shows including The Bill, Soldier Soldier, Casualty and Hornblower. He is the author of The Blood Strand, the first book in the Faroes series - which received a starred review from Booklist, which called it “A winner for fans of Henning Mankell” - as well as Road Lines and A Kind of Sleep. He lives in Dorset.

      Author Residence: UK

      Author Hometown: UK
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        Author Website: twitter.com/writerchrisould

        Author Social Media: twitter.com/writerchrisould
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      “This particular combination of British mystery and Nordic noir is unique and very satisfying.” The Crime Review
  • 6
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    9781783298082 Paperback FICTION / Media Tie-In On Sale Date:January 28, 2020
    $10.99 CAD 4.19 x 6.88 in | 0.38 lb | 320 pages Carton Quantity:48 Canadian Rights: Y Titan Books
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      THIRD OFFICIAL NOVEL TIE-IN TO THE HIT TV SERIES THE BLACKLIST AS SEEN ON NBC.

      Raymond "Red" Reddington (James Spader), a former US Navy officer turned high-profile criminal, voluntarily surrenders to the FBI after eluding capture for decades. He tells the FBI that he has a list of the most dangerous criminals in the world called 'The Blacklist' and is willing to guide their operations in exchange for immunity. However, he insists on exclusively working with a rookie profiler by the name of Elizabeth Keen (Megan Boone).
      Bio
      Steven Piziks' novels include In the Company of Mind and Corporate Mentality, both science fiction published by Baen Books. Writing as Steven Harper for Roc Books, he has produced The Silent Empire series. He's also written tie-in novels based on Star Trek and Battlestar Galactica. His latest books include the Clockwork Empire series. Steven currently teaches English in Walled Lake, Michigan.
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    9781785656057 Paperback FICTION / Crime On Sale Date:February 27, 2018
    $10.99 CAD 4.2 x 6.9 x 1 in | 0.48 lb Carton Quantity:48 Canadian Rights: Y Titan Books
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      In the heat of a French summer, Captain Paul Darac of the Nice Brigade Criminelle is called to a highly sensitive crime scene. A man has been murdered in the midst of a prayer group, but no one saw how it was done. And the more Darac and his team learn about the victim, the longer their list of suspects grows.

      Darac’s hunt for the murderer will uncover vengeance years in the making, and put the life of one of his own at risk…
      Bio
      Peter Morfoot has written a number of plays and sketch shows for BBC radio and TV and is the author of the acclaimed satirical novel, Burksey. He has lectured in film, holds a PhD in Art History, and has spent thirty years exploring the life, art and restaurant tables of the French Riviera, the setting for his series of crime novels featuring Captain Paul Darac of Nice's Brigade Criminelle. He lives in Cambridge.
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    9781785653957 Paperback FICTION / Science Fiction On Sale Date:February 27, 2018
    $13.50 CAD 4.3 x 6.9 x 1.6 in | 0.58 lb | 544 pages Carton Quantity:24 Canadian Rights: Y Titan Books
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      The fourth omnibus of classic Planet of the Apes novels

      When men discovered that the Planet of the Apes was their own Earth, it was only the beginning of the most incredible adventure of all time…

      VISIONS FROM NOWHERE
      Stranded on an unknown planet, astronauts Bill Hudson, Jeff Allen, and Judy Franklin are assaulted by fantastic visions that render them helpless. When Judy vanishes and Bill is captured by an army of bloodthirsty gorillas, they realize they’ve entered a world where apes rule and mankind lives under a leash…

      ESCAPE FROM TERROR LAGOON
      Bill Hudson and Jeff Allen seek the aid of chimp scientists Cornelius and Zira to locate their wrecked spaceship, unaware a group of angry apes have already set out to stop them. But this is the least of their worries when their search takes them to the lagoon of a flesh-eating mutant monster…

      MAN, THE HUNTED ANIMAL
      Bill Hudson and Jeff Allen receive an urgent message from Judy Franklin, who has become a captive goddess of the Underdwellers. Volcanic lava threatens to detonate the Underdwellers’ atomic reactor, and the astronauts’ laser is the only hope of staving off total destruction of the planet.
      Bio
      William Arrow is the pseudonym for the works of renowned sci-fi authors William Rostler and Donald J. Pfeil. Rostler wrote numerous titles including The Far Frontier. Pfeil edited the sci-fi magazine Vertex and wrote several of his own novels, including Voyage to a Forgotten Sun.

      Author Residence: Deceased

      Author Hometown: Deceased
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    Series: Relics
    Relics A Relics Novel Tim Lebbon
    9781785656088 Paperback FICTION / Fantasy On Sale Date:February 27, 2018
    $10.99 CAD 4.2 x 6.9 x 1.1 in | 0.42 lb | 400 pages Carton Quantity:48 Canadian Rights: Y Titan Books
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      New York Times–bestselling author: This richly imagined urban fantasy novel set in London’s supernatural black market reads like a cross between Clive Barker and Anne Rice
       
      There’s an underground black market for arcane things. Akin to the trade in rhino horns or tigers’ bones, this network traffics in remains of gryphons, faeries, goblins, and other fantastic creatures.

      When her fiancé Vince goes missing Angela Gough, an American criminology student, discovers that he was a part of this secretive trade. It’s a big-money business—shadowy, brutal, and sometimes fatal. As the trail leads her deeper into London’s dark side, she crosses paths with a crime lord whose life is dedicated to collecting such relics.

      Then Angela discovers that some of these objects aren’t as ancient as they seem. Some of them are fresh.

      Dripping with supernatural terror, Relics launches a new trilogy by the New York Times–bestselling author of Coldbrook, The Silence, and the Alien-Predator Rage War series.
      Bio
      Tim Lebbon is the New York Times bestselling author of the movie novelizations of 30 Days of Night and The Cabin in the Woods. He has also written many critically acclaimed horror and dark fantasy novels. Tim has won three British Fantasy Awards, a Bram Stoker Award, a Shocker, a Tombstone and been a finalist for the International Horror Guild and World Fantasy Awards.

      Author Residence: UK

      Author Hometown: UK
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      Awards
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      “Tim Lebbon’s RELICS opens a darkly beautiful glimpse into another world, one lurking in the shadows, hovering at the corner of the eye. If Anne Rice and Clive Barker had written a story together, it might have looked something like this novel: richly imagined, fantastical, yet grounded in the grit and reality of modern-day London. I look forward to the wonders and terrors yet to come.”
      —James Rollins, New York Timesbestselling author of The Bone Labyrinth

      “In Relics, Tim Lebbon has created yet another wonderful world for readers to lose themselves in, one which will likely remind them of both Neil Gaiman and Clive Barker, yet speeding them along with the thrilling pace of James Rollins or John Connelly. Lebbon’s writing, as always, seduces the reader, inviting them into his imagination, while they find themselves immersed in the fantastic, horrific roller-coaster ride which ends too soon. Thankfully, Relics will have two sequels to complete the journey. Highly recommended. If you weren’t a fan of Tim Lebbon before, this will likely be the novel to change your mind.”
      Cemetary Dance Magazine

      “Relics puts all of his storytelling skills to use . . . bright, flashy, and determined, with a breakneck ending that almost guarantees this isn’t the last time we’ll venture beneath the suburbs of London.”
      —Barnes & Noble Sci-Fi Blog

      “fans of Lebbon will want to pick this one up.”
      Booklist

      “You’re in for a treat here.”
      —Sciencefiction.com

      “A no-holds-barred feast of dark urban fantasy fiction for adult readers.”
      Rising Shadow
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    Series: Mike Hammer
    Mike Hammer: The Will to Kill A Mike Hammer Novel Mickey Spillane
    9781783291434 Paperback FICTION / Mystery & Detective On Sale Date:February 27, 2018
    $10.99 CAD 4.2 x 6.9 x 0.7 in | 0.29 lb | 272 pages Carton Quantity:48 Canadian Rights: Y Titan Books
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      Someone in the wealthy Dunbar family has blood on their hands—and only hard-as-nails Mike Hammer has the skills to unmask them—in this page-turner for fans of gritty crime fiction
       
      Taking a midnight stroll along the Hudson River, Mike Hammer gets more than he bargained for: a partial corpse on an ice floe. The body is that of a butler who spent the last years of his life working for a millionaire—also now deceased—and his notoriously privileged children.

      Were both master and servant murdered? Captain Pat Chambers thinks so. But to prove it, Hammer must travel to upstate New York to investigate the dead man’s family, all of whom have a motive for murder—and one of whom who has a taste for it.
      Bio
      Mickey Spillane is the legendary crime writer credited with igniting the explosion of paperback publishing after World War II as a result of the unprecedented success of his Mike Hammer novels, feeding the public's appetite for sexy, violent, straight-talking crime stories. He also starred as Mike Hammer in The Girl Hunters. Mickey Spillane died at the age of 88 in 2006.
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    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
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      "fans of the originals are likely to be satisfied" - Publishers Weekly

      "Collins has done an admirable service in not just continuing a popular series, but giving the tough guy detective more humanity. It’s subtle—a remark here, an observation there—and doesn’t detract from the take-no-prisoners character that Hammer has been for seventy years. It’s just that friendships with Pat Chambers and love for Velda have only deepened in all the right ways.
      Spillane has said that true heroes never die, and the same undoubtedly can be said of his greatest creation, Mike Hammer." - Criminal Element


      “no better reading news than a newly released Mike Hammer novel, at least not in my world” - Noir Journal

      "Collins has done a masterful job of sticking to the form and treating modern readers to this mid-20th-century style of American mystery writing." - BookReporter

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