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The Erection Set

By Mickey Spillane

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'[Spillane] was a quintessential Cold War writer, an unconditional believer in good and evil' Washington Times

Dogeron Kelly, a walking bomb of a man, suddenly appears in elegant - and not so elegant - New York circles with a suitcase containing a quarter of a million dollars. There are rumours, but no one is certain where he, or the money, came from. It seems he is out to claim his inheritance - or is there something else he is after?

Sharon Cass, for instance: a bright and beautiful girl with some very special gifts for the right man.

Whatever it is, Dog Kelly isn't telling, but his search takes in a baronial old family manor, the higher reaches of international illegal trafficking, paid mobsters and the rich and famous ...

Biographical Notes

Born Frank Morrison Spillane in Brooklyn, New York City, Mickey Spillane started writing while at high school. During the Second World War, he enlisted in the Army Air Corps and became a fighter pilot and instructor. After the war, he moved to South Carolina. He was married three times, the third time to Jane Rogers Johnson, and had four children and two stepchildren. He wrote his first novel, I, the Jury (1947), in order to raise the money to buy a house for himself and his first wife, Mary Ann Pearce. The novel sold six and a half million copies in the United States, and introduced Spillane's most famous character, the hardboiled PI Mike Hammer. The many novels that followed became instant bestsellers, until in 1980 the US all-time fiction bestseller list of fifteen titles boasted seven by Mickey Spillane. More than 225 million copies of his books have sold internationally. He was uniformly disliked by critics, owing to the high content of sex and violence in his books. However, he was later praised by American mystery writers Max Alan Collins and William L. DeAndrea, as well as artist Markus Lüpertz. The novelist Ayn Rand, a friend of Spillane's, appreciated the black-and-white morality of his books. Spillane was an active Jehovah's Witness. He died in 2006.

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  • ISBN: 9781471917905
  • Publication date: 14 Mar 2015
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  • Imprint: The Murder Room
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