May 14, 2013
The best-selling hard-boiled detective of them all? Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer.
Hammer first appeared in the novel I the Jury, a book that sold over 6 million copies in the United States alone.
Spillane's detective novels have sold over 225 million copies worldwide, and the Mutual radio network turned the popular private eye into a radio series, That Hammer Guy.
This episode, The Saddle Shoes, first aired on April 7, 1953.