Meet Mickey Spillane’s Mike Hammer

November 4, 2010
Hosted by Francie Koehler, CPI, CCDI

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If you are a fan of Stacy Keach aka Mickey’s Spillane’s Mike Hammer, this is a show you must hear. Stacy Keach’s view of Mike Hammer: “First of all, he's a great character. Mickey Spillane captured the essence of the tough, no-bullshit, vigilante who loves women, and women love Mike, who was the champion of the common man, and who views the world of good guys and bad guys with a droll, and oftentimes, an acerbic wit. I think of Hammer as a cross between Dirty Harry and James Bond, with one foot in the back alleys of Manhattan, but the other firmly planted in supercoolness. But Hammer bleeds …Story line must be triggered by Mike's making an emotional investment with the victim. …Mike cares. He takes it personally when innocent people are done over by the bad guys. He doesn't work for money. He takes a case because he cares (www.stacykeach.com)” Stacy Keach as Mike Hammer is one who developed a TV private investigator myth that still carries over today.

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Francie Koehler, CPI, CCDI

Francie Koehler, CPI, CCDI

Francie Koehler’s career as a licensed private investigator includes cases that have sparked media projects. "Unsolved Mysteries" portrayed one of her missing person cases. British author Val McDermid featured her capital case in "A Suitable Job for A Woman" and true crime writer Ann Rule chronicled a case she investigated involving a missing nightclub owner entitled "In The Name Of Love." Francie drew on her investigative and retail experience to create the 3-part video, "Loss Prevention - The Big Picture." International results included an invitation to Moscow, where she spoke to Russian nationals interested in privatization. Francie is the former two-term president of both the National Council of Investigation & Security Services (NCISS) and the California Association of Licensed Investigators (CALI). Awarded by each organization for her work, she serves as Legislative Chair for both and regularly testifies before the California State Legislature regarding bills of concern to PI’s. Francie has been recognized by her state regulatory agency for outstanding service to her profession. In addition, she holds memberships in the Council for International Investigators, National Association of Legal Investigators, World Association of Detectives, and California Attorneys for Criminal Justice. Francie also works with the Innocence Project and holds certifications as a Conflict Mediator, Legal Investigator, Professional Investigator and Criminal Defense Investigator.

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