Thursday, April 26, 2018

Ernest Chiriacka Obituary, 2013

Posted at the Field Guide to Wild American Pulp Artists site and written by David Saunders. Click the image for a more readable enlargement.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

What Really Happened, by Brett Halliday

Published by Dell in July 1963. The cover art was painted by Robert McGinnis, but the portrait of Miami, Florida, private eye Michael Shayne is a self-portrait done by Robert Stanley. That portrait appeared on 28 Shayne fronts McGinnis’ did for Dell.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Dante’s Divine Comedy (1966)

Published by Washington Square Press, with artwork by Harry Bennett.

The Erection Set, by Mickey Spillane

This is the eye-catching dust jacket from the 1972 Dutton hardcover first edition, featuring a photograph of Mickey Spillane’s second wife, actress Sherri Malinou. (The later paperback edition censored her breasts.)

Click on the image for an enlargement. Go ahead, I know you want to.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

A Complete Mike Hammer Chronology

Here’s a list of all the novels featuring New York City private eye Mike Hammer, arranged in order of the years their stories take place. The series was of course begun by Mickey Spillane, but has been extended since Spillane’s death by his friend and fellow author, Max Allan Collins. The asterisks denote their multiple collaborations.

Killing Town* (2018)
I, the Jury (1947)
Lady, Go Die!* (2012)
The Twisted Thing (published 1966, written 1949)
My Gun Is Quick (1950)
Vengeance Is Mine! (1950)
One Lonely Night (1951)
The Big Kill (1951)
Kiss Me, Deadly (1952)
Kill Me, Darling* (2015)
The Girl Hunters (1962)
The Snake (1964)
The Will to Kill* (2017)
The Big Bang* (2010)
Complex 90* (2013)
Murder Never Knocks* (2016)
The Body Lovers (1967)
Survival…Zero! (1970)
Kiss Her Goodbye* (2011)
The Killing Man (1989)
Black Alley (1996)
King of the Weeds* (2014)
The Goliath Bone* (2008)

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

William Link on Columbo

William Link, the co-creator (with Richard Levinson) of the popular TV crime drama Columbo, was interviewed some years ago for the Archive of American Television; you can find the various segments of that exchange here. During the interview, Link recalled the uncertain process of getting Columbo on the air and how Peter Falk was ultimately selected to play Lieutenant Columbo. Both of those videos are embedded below.