From: Michael Robison (
Date: 01 Dec 2004

Jim Winter wrote:

Love him, hate him, Mike Hammer is a product of his times as much as Marlowe or Spenser or Patrick Kenzie. The paranoia and rage ooze throughout this story, especially in the latter half, when Hammer decides he's been too soft up until now.

************* Mike Hammer is modelled after Carroll John Daly's Race Williams character, who made his debut in the early 20s. When Spillane wrote Daly a letter thanking him for the inspiration, Daly sued him.

The reasons behind rage and paranoia follow fashion, but the raw emotions themselves have been constants in literature from the very beginning.


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