Mickey Spillane was an American crime-story author in the 20th century.

Spillane created the character of detective Mike Hammer, a favorite of Miles O'Brien and appreciated by Odo. His works included I, the Jury and Kiss Me Deadly. (DS9: "Profit and Loss", "Shadows and Symbols")

This character was only mentioned in dialogue.
Spillane died on July 17, 2006 at the age of 88.
According to the Star Trek Encyclopedia (3rd ed., p. 458), Mickey Spillane was born as Frank Morrison in 1918 and he was the author of Survival...Zero!. Furthermore, the Star Trek Encyclopedia authors write, "Robert Justman was the assistant director on Kiss Me Deadly, a motion picture based upon Spillane's novel, directed by the famed Robert Aldrich."

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