Mickey Spillane is the legendary crime writer credited with igniting the explosion of paperback publishing after World War II through the unprecedented success of his Mike Hammer novels. Spillane's novels sold tens of millions of copies."I, The Jury"went through more than 60 paperback printings in 1947 alone. In 1995, he was named a Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America. Before his death at the age of 88 in 2006, Spillane chose long-time friend Max Allan Collins to complete his unfinished works and act as his literary executor.
Max Allan Collins is the "New York Times "bestselling, award-winning author ofRoad to Perdition, the graphic novel that inspired the Oscar-winning movie starring Paul Newman and Tom Hanks, and of the Shamus-winning Nathan Heller series of historical hardboiled mysteries. With his wife Barbara, he writes the acclaimed Trash 'n' Treasures mysteries under the byline Barbara Allan. Also a filmmaker, Collins created the documentary "Mike Hammer's Mickey Spillane. "He lives in Iowa. Visit him at www.maxallancollins.com."