News for week ending 2018-03-17 (open thread)

Hey, all! Mickey Spillane’s 100th birthday just passed, so I’ve linked the best pieces I found on that subject. Some other good stuff as well. Have a great week!

  • Dan Marlowe’s The Name of the Game is Death reviewed at Paperback Warrior: ->
  • Friday’s forgotten books – 3/9/18: ->
  • RT @wallacestroby: On what would have been Mickey Spillane’s 100th birthday, here’s the obituary I wrote for the July 18, 2006:
  • RT @jpwrites1: Today marks the 100th anniversary of hard-boiled fictionist Mickey Spillane’s birth. By way of celebrating, The Rap Sheet has posted a definitive interview with his friend and now-frequent collaborator, Max Allan Collins.
  • Bradley Cooper supposed to star as Matt Helm. We’ll see if this makes it further than his Mack Bolan, Executioner project ->
  • “Older readers of Cinema Retro may remember the Miller Lite TV commercials in which Spillane spoofed himself.” I’m an older reader! <Sigh>. Anyway, Raymond Benson pens a review of Mickey Spillane on Film, by Max Allan Collins and James L. Traylor.
  • Andrew Nette at Pulp Curry: The heist always goes wrong, part 4: 10 more heist films you’ve never seen: ->