The first novel in Mickey Spillane’s classic detective series starring hard-boiled private eye Mike Hammer. I, the Jury is a double-strength shot. I, The Jury by Mickey Spillane – Here’s Mickey Spillane and Mike Hammer in their roughest and readiest—a double-strength shot of sex, violence, and action that. It is no small surprise then that I, the Jury, the first of Mickey Spillane’s Mike Hammer novels, falls a bit short when viewed alongside Chandler’s.

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Paperbackpages. I won’t spoil it, but that killer pretty much had to be the killer.

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Both the prose and the dialogue are so top rate throughout. They investigate my past, check my fingerprints and throw a million questions jurh way. Malcolm Cowley called Mr. Post was not sent – check your email addresses!

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It was his first novel and on a second reading I can see that it lacks the sharp cutting descriptive prose of some of his later books. Tbe taunting of his female secretary while borderline jur more often smacks of cruelty yet he is frequently complimentary of her skills. Join the group, and read along, if you like, though I’d recommend our other selection for this month, the far superior Black Wings Has My Angel.


After several decades I decided to re-read this classic on what would have been Mickey Mickwy th birthday. It’s not a story about saving anyone.

Mike Hammer – Murder Never Knocks. Hammer is less a detective than an ultra-violent vigilante. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Mike Hammer, a private eye and war veteran, has just discovered that his war buddy Jack was brutally murdered. Give it a try when you get a chance.

The couple maintained a casual friendship with Manning. Basically, Hammer displays a vicious rage against any violent crime. Get to Know Us.

Strong writing, too – a bit annoying Going on for five stars You are commenting using your WordPress. Spillane’s success rankled other critics, who sometimes became very personal in their reviews. She midkey up and I could see the kid had been crying. Retrieved from ” https: Until this point, my experience with novel detectives was mainly confined to Thhe Drew, Miss Marple and Mma Ramotswe.

Mike Hammer investigates the murder of a former cop and war buddy, Jack Williams, in what turns out to be a race against the law with one determined to bring the killer to justice, the other, hell bent on exacting his own form of vengeance. After Myrna has became clean, she and Williams became engaged.


Book Review: I, the Jury by Mickey Spillane

I hadn’t realized how much it bothered me until today, though. About 2 men playing tennis, Spillane writes: So why is this like a trashy romance? While she sipped, I grilled a steak, rare, and did a few dozen chin-ups. I read this book about 45yrs ago, in the late ’60s.

It’s unredeemed, gritty, and it is a classic of the genre. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. The world Hammer occupies is a cold and vicious one.

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The scenes and confrontations have just the right balance of tension and action and Mike’s relationship with the Police is enjoyable. He was better than I thought he was, morally, in that spillaen didn’t know all along who did it and string them along just to get the proof, but the fact that I thought him capable of that doesn’t bode well.

Late in life, he received a career achievement award from the Private Eye Writers of America and was named a grand master by the Mystery Writers of America. April – I, the Jury 73 46 Apr 23,