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Author: Max Allan Collins, Mickey Spillane Narrator: Stacy Keach Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Mike Hammer Series Release Date: May 2012 ISBN: 9781481591386
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“The next time you pull a gun on me I put one between your eyes.”

Private investigator Mike Hammer and the beautiful Velda go on vacation to a small beach town on Long Island after wrapping up the Williams case from I, the Jury. Walking along the boardwalk, they witness a brutal beating at the hands of some vicious local cops—and Hammer wades in to defend the victim.

When a woman turns up naked—and dead—astride the statue of a horse in the town’s park, how she wound up this unlikely Lady Godiva is just one of the mysteries Hammer feels compelled to solve.

This is Mickey Spillane’s lost, never-before-published 1940s Mike Hammer novel, written between I, the Jury and My Gun Is Quick. Completed by Spillane’s friend and literary executor Max Allan Collins, Lady, Go Die! is finally making its way out into the world almost seventy years after its inception.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A clever, fast-moving plot drives Collins’ gritty fifth posthumous collaboration with MWA Grand Master Spillane…Once again, Collins displays his mastery of Spillane’s distinctive two-fisted prose.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Before he died, in 2006, we’re told, Spillane bequeathed his papers to Collins, saying, “He’ll know what to do.” Collins has been industriously finishing unpublished Spillane books ever since...Collins knows the pistol-packing PI inside and out, and Hammer’s vigilante rage (and gruff way with the ladies) reads authentically.”

    Booklist

  • Finalist for the Scribe Award for Best Original Novel

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alie | 11/22/2013

    " Very well written mob type book. Ending was a little predictable but characters were interesting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andy | 10/9/2013

    " All these years later, Mike Hammer still causes me to shout out the word "damn" several times, very loud. Great story. Really awesome. I'm so glad Max Allan Collins is keeping Hammer swingin'. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bryan | 10/8/2013

    " I'm really in love with these Mickey Spillane/Max Allan Collins team ups. This book kept me reading, and everyone once in a while I'd get a step ahead of it, but it didn't matter because it's written just so damn well. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dave | 11/30/2012

    " Enjoyble read. Fun game to figure out which words were Spillane's and which were Collins. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jack | 11/23/2012

    " A bit flowery at times, but in the Hammer tradition and eminently readable. "

About the Author

Mickey Spillane (1918–2006) was one of the most popular authors of all time, with millions of copies of his books in print worldwide. He introduced Mike Hammer to readers in 1947 with I, the Jury. He was named a Grand Master in 1995 by the Mystery Writers of America.

About the Narrator

Stacy Keach is perhaps best known for his portrayal of hard-boiled detective Mike Hammer. He played Ken Titus on the sitcom Titus, Warden Henry Pope in the hit series Prison Break, and has been seen in numerous film and stage productions. He won a Golden Globe for his portrayal of Ernest Hemingway and starred as Richard Nixon in the US National Tour of Frost/Nixon. His performance in the title role of King Lear has received international acclaim.