Mickey Spillane: This Time It’s Personal

By Max Allan Collins EDITOR'S NOTE: This piece originally appeared, in a slightly different form, as the introduction to 2001 New American Library edition of The Mike Hammer Collection, which collected I, the Jury, My Gun Is Quick and Vengeance Is Mine. It is reprinted here with the kind permission of the author, Max Allan … Continue reading Mickey Spillane: This Time It’s Personal

Murder in the Library: The Best American Mystery Stories

A perennial under the Thrilling Detective Christmas tree every year, The Best American Mystery Stories is an annual anthology of mystery stories published in United States magazines and anthologies that comes out every autumn, edited by Otto Penzler (with Michele Slung riding shotgun) and a co-editor who changes every year. It's established itself as arguably the premier annual … Continue reading Murder in the Library: The Best American Mystery Stories