Mike Hammer creator Mickey Spillane dies by Bruce Jones.
Like many American males, I discovered Mickey Spillane around age 12 and have remained a fan off and on over the years. His writing style is simple and his stories move forward like a speeding truck. He wasn't a closet stylist, like Raymond Chandler, but a pulp writer in the truest sense.
I'm actually in the middle of reading Me, Hood right now and enjoying it a lot.