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From the Archives: Hard-Boiled Writers Spillane and Block.

Detective writer Mickey Spillane. One of the world's most popular writers of the hard-boiled private investigator genre. His most famous character is Mike Hammer. In 1989, Spillane wrote his first Mike Hammer story in 19 years. Spillane's latest book is called "Big Kill." Last year his book "My Gun is Quick" (Chivers North America), first published in 1950, was reprinted. (REBROADCAST FROM 11/22/89)

Veteran crime novelist Lawrence Block. He's written ten novels staring Manhattan private eye Matt Scudder. His latest is called "The Devil Knows Your Dead" (William Morrow). (REBROADCAST FROM 3/17/92)

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Other segments from the episode on November 12, 1993

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, November 12, 1993: Interviews with Mickey Spillane and Lawrence Block; Interviews with Walter Mosley and Sue Grafton; Review of the film "Carlito's Way."

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