Spillane wrote The Big Kill because he needed money to buy a house. The general public loved it, the critics panned it, and Mick laughed all the way to the bank, and then bragged about it. Spillane publicly commented that the one thing all those big shot writers didn't understand is that the world eats more salted peanuts than they do caviar. And he was right. Spillane sold over 200 million books, a half-dozen films, and two TV series (one of which he played Mike Hammer).
|The Big Kill by Mickey Spillane|