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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Spillane wrote a children’s book, “The Day the Sea Rolled Back”about two boys who find a shipwreck loaded with treasure. This little truth drives Hammer to swear that will he discover Jack’s executioner as well as establish a touch of Old Testament, tit for tat, style equity when he discovers whoever did it.

This site uses cookies. The Jury are two dimensional would flatter the writer, and if I were a woman I would probably find the whole thing rather laughable. Now that I got that out of the way, I really did enjoy this book. There is, of course, rampant sexism.

The suspects were all at Jack’s apartment for a party on the night of the murder.

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They investigate my past, check my fingerprints and throw a million questions my way. The book was jjury interesting snapshot of another time and is probably worth a read for this reason alone.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: This is the first Mike Hammer book, a classic of the hard-boiled detective genre. William Thank you, Glenn. Then we have the man-child Bobo who actually says things like “Gee, Mike Hammer! If you can cut through all micksy over-the-top B.


Do I affect you like that? Five Complete Mike Hammer Novels: I highly recommend getting to know Mike Hammer, a shamus for the ages. A very good first page: The difference spilllane in how the violence is handled: All the elements for a good murder mystery are in place here.

In what century was that a big man? The Mike Hammer Collection, Volume 2: Parker or Georges Simenon detective novel it is not nearly as well written,sophisticated or classy, but it is good and gritty private eye stuff. Koleki sweeping the entrance. Then, the author has Mike throw water from the window of a house at them, but they are still on a tennis court. There are friendships such as the one he spillaane with Pat Chambers, the lead police detective who uncharacteristically decides to share information with Mike Hammer despite Mike being a Private Detective.

This page was last edited on 1 Decemberat Mike Mickry sees himself as the ultimate purveyor of justice.

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Other books in the series. His insulting of his female secretary while marginal perky all the more regularly resembles mercilessness yet he is as often as possible complimentary of her aptitudes.

He also carried on a long epistolary flirtation with Ayn Rand, an admirer of his writing. In fact, Hammer might be the epitome of hardboiled. After several decades I decided to re-read this classic on what would have been Mickey Spillane’s th birthday. And it gets worse: I read this book about 45yrs ago, in the late ’60s. There’s a problem loading this menu right now.


But it does have the characteristics that defined Mike Hammer as the anti-hero, the vigil After several decades I decided to re-read this classic on what would have been Mickey Spillane’s th birthday. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. April – I, the Jury. He’s no I almost feel like I need a ‘misogynist’ shelf just so I can put this one on it.

Book Review: I, the Jury by Mickey Spillane

That said, if you like Spillane, the best noir writer of the last century was actually an Englishman. There is an article over at Crime Time that covers this a bit more than I will though I find the format a bit odd.

It would have been better if the narrator had simply read the book without the voices. Mike Hammer’s best friend is lying mkckey on the floor.

I can’t imagine what it is. Preview — I, the Jury by Mickey Spillane. Not as good as I remember it being, but even after 30 years I remembered who the killer was so there was no big twist or surprise. This reads almost like a laundry list. This was a solid re-read as I work my way through the Mike Hammer library.