- MickeyFrank Morrison, 1918–2006, U.S. detective novelist.
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"And there ain't no use waitin' for Hall," Spillane went on.
Spillane shook his head, and demanded, "Where's your father?"
They were Mr. and Mrs. Spillane, ranchers, who lived in a lonely valley a dozen miles back from the river.
Jerry noted that he was nervous and abrupt in his movements, and that Mrs. Spillane seemed laboring under some strong anxiety.
The woman began to weep quietly, while Spillane dropped a troubled exclamation and strode to the window.
- Mickey, original name Frank Morrison Spillane . 1918–2006, US detective-story writer, best known for his books featuring the detective Mike Hammer, for example I, the Jury (1947) and The Twisted Thing (1966)
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