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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Spillane, Mickey 1918-2006. American writer known for his violent detective novels that feature the hard-boiled detective Mike Hammer.

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  • n. United States writer of popular detective novels (born in 1918)

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