Mickey Spillane
March 2018
ISBN: 978-1-78565-686-6
Cover art by Laurel Blechman

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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.

"One of the world’s most popular mystery writers."
—Washington Post

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 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.

  • First publication ever!
  • Edited and with an introduction by ROAD TO PERDITION author Max Allan Collins
  • Includes Spillane’s final novel and a bonus Spillane novella that has also never been published anywhere
  • "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

Acclaim for MICKEY SPILLANE...

"Spillane is a master in compelling you to always turn the next page."
New York Times

"A rough-hewn charm that’s as refreshing as it is rare."
Entertainment Weekly

"One of the all-time greats."
Denver Rocky Mountain News