Re: RARA-AVIS: Hammer Time?

Mark Sullivan (
Sun, 7 Mar 1999 23:11:57 -0500 (EST) In the discussion of Ross Macdonald's influence, Kevin noted that
Spillane's influence had waned, or been shunted off to violent
sidekicks. Not being a big Hammer fan, I haven't really sought out his
heirs (would probably be turned off by a jacket comparison to him), but
I can think of at least one modern PI who owes a lot to Hammer -- Wayne
Dundee's Joe Hannibal. I'm sure there are more. Now that I think about
it, I might add Vachss' Burke.


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