King of the Weeds by Mickey Spillane audiobook

King of the Weeds: A Mike Hammer Novel

By Mickey Spillane and Max Allan Collins
Read by Stacy Keach

Blackstone Publishing, Blackstone Publishing 9780857684677

The Mike Hammer Series: Book 19

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In what Mickey Spillane had planned to be the final Mike Hammer novel, Hammer finds himself up against a clever serial killer targeting only cops. A killer Mike Hammer's old friend Captain Pat Chambers had put away many years ago is suddenly freed on new, seemingly indisputable evidence, and Hammer wonders if this outwardly placid, very odd old man might somehow be engineering cop killings that all seem to be either accidental or by natural causes. At the same time, Hammer and Velda are dealing with the fallout—some of it mob, some of it federal government—over the $89 billion cache the detective is (rightly) suspected of finding not long ago.

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Summary

Summary

In what Mickey Spillane had planned to be the final Mike Hammer novel, Hammer finds himself up against a clever serial killer targeting only cops.

A killer Mike Hammer's old friend Captain Pat Chambers had put away many years ago is suddenly freed on new, seemingly indisputable evidence, and Hammer wonders if this outwardly placid, very odd old man might somehow be engineering cop killings that all seem to be either accidental or by natural causes. At the same time, Hammer and Velda are dealing with the fallout—some of it mob, some of it federal government—over the $89 billion cache the detective is (rightly) suspected of finding not long ago.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Mike Hammer is undeniably an icon of our culture.” New York Times

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Reviews

by Ninjacorn 9 9/13/2017
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Hammer Time, for the Last Time

I love Mike Hammer novels. I love Stacy Keach’s gravelly yet sophisticated voice. I don’t like that this is perhaps the last Hammer audiobook ever. I’ve listened to all or most of them, and this is easily the best one yet, because it was started in the 90s by Spillane and continued by Max Collins. Collins, a literary ninja, is stealthily able to look at the series in its totality from a fresh distance, and because he’s not as close to the work as Spillane, is able to inject bits of emotion and cleverness that felt new to me as a major fan. In King of the Weeds, there is a sort of a heart-breaking sadness to everything being over soon—both in this series AND for Mike Hammer’s world. The subtly in which Collins lets Hammer mix it up in his final caper (funkier sex, dirtier fight scenes, funnier one-liners) seemed like a final homage to a hard-boiled world replaced by paperwork and political correctness. God I appreciated it. God I will miss it.

Author

Author Bio: Mickey Spillane

Author Bio: Mickey Spillane

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.

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Author Bio: Max Allan Collins

Author Bio: Max Allan Collins

Max Allan Collins is the author of Road to Perdition, the acclaimed graphic novel that inspired the movie, and of the multiple-award-winning Nathan Heller series of historical hardboiled mysteries. One of most prolific and popular authors working in the field today, he was named a Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America in 2017. He is also the literary executor of Mickey Spillane.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 7.38
Audience: Adult
Language: English