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* AngstWhatAngst: In one novel Velda shoots a thug InTheBack to stop him from killing Hammer. Afterwards instead of crying she starts laughing, and Hammer tells her she's right to do so, as there's "no shame to killing an evil thing."


* CriticalDissonance: Critics hated the books back in the day, and to a large extent they still do, but there's no denying their popularity.

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* CriticalDissonance: Critics hated the books back in the day, and to a large extent they still do, but there's no denying their popularity. Spillane himself joked about this.
-->"Those big-shot writers could never dig the fact that there are more salted peanuts consumed than caviar … If the public likes you, you’re good."

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* RetroactiveRecognition: For anyone who watched the short-lived FOX sitcom ''Titus'', the guy who played Mike Hammer is the same one who plays Titus' hard-drinking, chain-smoking, wussy-hating, five-times-divorced dad, Ken.


* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: "Harlem Nocturne" by Earle Hagen, the theme song of the 1980's TV series.

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* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: "Harlem Nocturne" by Earle Hagen, the theme song of the 1980's TV series.series, which Hagen wrote.


* HellIsThatNoise: The hideous sounds in ''Kiss Me Deadly'' when [[spoiler: the suitcase is opened]].


* CanonSue: So much so that Spillane actually played Hammer in a 1963 film adaptation of ''The Girl Hunters''.

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* CanonSue: So much so that Spillane actually played Hammer in a 1963 film adaptation SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: "Harlem Nocturne" by Earle Hagen, the theme song of ''The Girl Hunters''.the 1980's TV series.



* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: "Harlem Nocturne" by Earle Hagen, the theme song of the 1980's TV series.
* HellIsThatNoise: The hideous sounds in ''Kiss Me Deadly'' when [[spoiler: the suitcase is opened.]]

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* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: "Harlem Nocturne" by Earle Hagen, the theme song of the 1980's TV series.
* HellIsThatNoise: The hideous sounds in ''Kiss Me Deadly'' when [[spoiler: the suitcase is opened.]]opened]].


* ValuesDissonance: Hammer hates [[DirtyCommunists commies]], [[DepravedHomosexual queers]] and [[Film/ReeferMadness marijuana dealers]] with equal passion. When the character was watered down for the Stacy Keach series, his old fashioned values were often played for laughs; e.g. Hammer's love for cigarettes at odds with the growing social disdain for smoking.

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* ValuesDissonance: Hammer hates [[DirtyCommunists commies]], [[DepravedHomosexual queers]] and [[Film/ReeferMadness marijuana dealers]] with equal passion. When the character was watered down for the Stacy Keach Creator/StacyKeach series, his old fashioned values were often played for laughs; e.g. Hammer's love for cigarettes at odds with the growing social disdain for smoking.

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* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: Spillane was bitterly amused--at best--about the movie version of ''Kiss Me Deadly'', for the changes it made both to the story (changing it from a Mafia-oriented yarn to one about a nuclear powder keg) and to Hammer himself (making him into a "divorce dick" who routinely pulls scams on both sides of the case).


* ValuesDissonance: Hammer hates [[DirtyCommunists commies]], [[DepravedHomosexual queers]] and [[ReeferMadness marijuana dealers]] with equal passion. When the character was watered down for the Stacy Keach series, his old fashioned values were often played for laughs; e.g. Hammer's love for cigarettes at odds with the growing social disdain for smoking.

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* ValuesDissonance: Hammer hates [[DirtyCommunists commies]], [[DepravedHomosexual queers]] and [[ReeferMadness [[Film/ReeferMadness marijuana dealers]] with equal passion. When the character was watered down for the Stacy Keach series, his old fashioned values were often played for laughs; e.g. Hammer's love for cigarettes at odds with the growing social disdain for smoking.

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* CriticalDissonance: Critics hated the books back in the day, and to a large extent they still do, but there's no denying their popularity.

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