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Tim McLoughlin

TIM MCLOUGHLIN is the editor of the Brooklyn Noir anthology series.

A Begrudging Tribute to Mickey Spillane

The first time I saw Mickey Spillane’s name in print I was thirteen years old. My father had brought home a paperback copy of The Erection Set. The cover featured a photograph of a beautiful blonde, naked, with one long leg extended straight up, toes tickling the black block letters of the author’s name.

Two Guys Walk Into a Bar

Entering Peggy’s, we interrupted a conversation between the barmaid and Sal about when infants get their first erections. Sal speculated that it was around age two, but Sylvia disagreed vehemently.


The Brooklyn Rail

SEPT 2023

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