Rex Miller

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Rex Miller
Rex Miller, date unknown
Rex Miller, date unknown
BornApril 25, 1939
Sikeston, Missouri
DiedMay 21, 2004
Sikeston, Missouri
OccupationWriter, disc jockey
GenreHorror, war novel
Literary movementSplatterpunk
Notable worksSlob
SpouseCarol Spangberg

Rex Miller Spangberg (April 25, 1939 – May 21, 2004) was an American novelist. He wrote a series of novels detailing the investigations of Jack Eichord, a fictional homicide detective who specialized in tracking down serial killers. Slob, the first novel in the series, introduced the character of Daniel Bunkowski, a half-ton killing-machine. In 1987, Miller was nominated for the Bram Stoker Award for Best First Novel for writing Slob.

Miller resurrected Daniel Bunkowski for three novels, Chaingang, Savant, and Butcher, that take place outside of the continuity of the Eichord series. Miller also wrote Profane Men, a novel set during the Vietnam War, in addition to the limited-edition novel St. Louis Blues.

Miller was also a popular disc jockey in the 1960s, and was considered an expert in the field of juvenile-related collectibles, particularly old time radio premiums.

Miller died in Sikeston, Missouri, on May 21, 2004 at the age of 65.

Works by Miller[edit]

Chaingang (Daniel Bunkowski) series

  • Slob (1987)
  • Slice (1990)
  • Chaingang (1992)
  • Savant (1994)
  • Butcher (1994)

Stand-alone novels

  • Frenzy (1988)
  • Stone Shadow (1989)
  • Profane Men (1989)
  • Iceman (1990)
  • Saint Louis Blues (1992)

Anthologies containing stories by Rex Miller

  • Hot Blood: Tales of Provocative Horror (1989)
  • Masques III (1989)
  • Dick Tracy – The Secret Files (1990)
  • Masques IV (1991)
  • Hotter Blood: More Tales of Erotic Horror (1991)
  • Solved (1991)
  • Invitation To Murder (1991)
  • Shock Rock (1992)
  • Midnight Graffiti (1992)
  • Hottest Blood (1993)
  • Frankenstein: The Monster Wakes (1993)
  • Predators (1993)
  • Murder On Main Street (1993)
  • Dark Destiny (1994)
  • Fear Itself (1994)
  • Shock Rock II (1994)
  • The Hot Blood Series: Deadly After Dark (1994)
  • Forbidden Acts (1995)
  • Seeds of Fear (1995)
  • It Came From The Drive-In (1996)
  • Kiss and Kill (1997)
  • The Crow: Shattered Lives and Broken Dreams (1998)

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